MOPS International Staff Provides Help to Local Families at Denver Non-profits, Sharing the Message with Local Moms
DENVER, CO (Dec. 16, 2010) — MOPS International, Mothers of Preschoolers, staff helped Denver families as part of their annual Christmas celebration yesterday. Staff members provided assistance by completing projects at local non-profits and MOPS group locations, starting with an all staff visit to Confluence Ministries. “All year long MOPS works to see no mom alone worldwide, so directly coming alongside moms in Denver is a great fit for our Christmas celebration,” says Shelly Radic, Interim CEO of MOPS and author of Momology. MOPS works to ensure no mom is alone by providing community and support to mothers from all walks of life, including homeless and single parent families and teen moms.
Confluence Ministries works to mobilize the church to reach local and global communities through practical acts of kindness and sharing. Confluence MOPS provides a monthly, mothering support group in a bilingual format to local moms. MOPS staff cleaned toys in the MOPPETS classroom and provided supplies for the MOPS group.
Movement 5280 is a teen community center providing a safe place for teens to hang out and have a hot meal. Movement 5280 provides life skills classes for teen moms, a Teen MOPS group, and clothes and supplies for teen moms and their children. MOPS staff brought and sorted donations for the Teen MOPS group.
Encompass is a ministry that seeks to uplift orphans, single moms and widows in downtown Denver. Encompass runs a MOPS group that serves single moms and area families. MOPS staff prepared rooms for painting and completed other projects.
Hope House is a home for teen moms and their children, with a residential program, a mentoring program and GED program. Terri Kearney, a MOPS staffer, was one of the founders of Hope House in 2000. MOPS staff baked Christmas cookies with the teen moms living at Hope House for the moms to deliver the cookies to the community.
Ronald McDonald House® Charities of Denver offers a loving home-away-from-home to families needing to be near their seriously ill or injured children while they're being treated at metropolitan area hospitals. MOPS staff provided and served lunch for house residents.
Mile High Ministries addresses practical needs of people struggling with poverty, raises awareness of local social justice issues, and cultivates servant leaders. Joshua Station provides a clean, safe and affordable home to 25 families who are on the road to self-sufficiency. MOPS staff provided gift bags of toiletries and visited the facility.
Providence Network provides transformational housing programs. The Joy House is a 2-year transitional housing program that offers help and healing to low-income abused women and children who are leaving domestic violence situations and seeking to rebuild their lives. MOPS staff cleaned toys in the daycare.
MOPS INTERNATIONAL. Denver-based MOPS International is a non-profit ministry that creates communities to help “Better Moms Make A Better World.” Moms attend MOPS groups to experience authentic friendship, receive mothering support, and to grow personally and spiritually. Since 1973, MOPS International has served millions of mothers and families in thousands of local MOPS groups across the U.S. and in over 32 countries internationally. MOPS ministries include Classic MOPS, Teen MOPS, Military MOPS, International MOPS and MOMSnext. MOPS is the best in the world at creating authentic communities of growth that invite women into a relationship with Jesus Christ.