The Gathering Place is Denver’s only daytime drop-in center for women, children, and transgender individuals experiencing homelessness and poverty. As such, the nonprofit organization provides a wide range of services and programs to both meet basic needs and offer resources to establish long term self-sufficiency.
Services provided by The Gathering Place include, but are not limited to:
- Access to three meals a day, a food pantry, and clothing closet;
- Use of laundry facilities, private showers, phones, and a computer lab;
- Participation in art programs, housing classes, on-site health screenings and mental health services, and jobs and education programming;
- Referrals to community organizations and agencies for other services and needs.
The Gathering Place serves an average of 270 people each day. These are individuals who are living in shelters, living on the streets, living with family, friends, or acquaintances, and even living in their own apartments or houses. Though their stories and situations are varied, a common theme emerges: Their ability to face even the most extraordinary challenges with grace and dignity.
Take, for example, Alicia. After Alicia lost her apartment due to a rent increase she couldn’t afford, she spent almost three years piecing together temporary shelter solutions and holding down two part-time jobs so that she could eventually move into her own apartment again. “If you have a goal, you have to keep your eye on it,” Alicia says. “I knew going through all of this that there was somewhere I wanted to be.”
Read Alicia’s full story or learn more about the work of The Gathering Place at www.tgpdenver.org.
About the promotion:
Nine Denver-area European Wax Center locations have teamed up to support The Gathering Place through their early summer, free waxing promotion.
New guests to any Denver metro area European Wax Center location from June 1-15, 2013 who mention that they were referred by The Gathering Place will receive a free wax (eyebrow, underarm, or bikini line for women and eyebrows, nose, or ears for men) and European Wax Center will make a $10 donation to The Gathering Place.
Current guests who refer new clients during this promotion will be entered to win a $500 European Wax Center gift card.
Individuals who want to participate in this promotion should visit www.waxcenter.com to determine their nearest European Wax Center location and then call to make an appointment. Walk-in appointments are also available at all metro area locations; appointments are suggested.