Top Company 2011 winner: Denver Rescue Mission
Denver Rescue Mission
Years in business: 119
CEO: Brad Meuli (watch an interview on ColoradoBiz TV.)
Company snapshot: The Denver Rescue Mission is the oldest, full-service Christian charity in the Rocky Mountain region. “Our chief goal is to restore the poor and homeless to society as self-sufficient community members. Through the provision of food, shelter and health services, as well as clothing, household goods and furniture, Denver Rescue Mission first addresses the intense physical needs of the disadvantaged.”
Notable practices: The Denver Rescue Mission has five facilities through which it offers the following programs: New Life Rehabilitation Program, Transitional Housing Program, Family Refugee Services, Family and Senior Homeless Initiative, Emergency Shelter, Food Services – meals and food boxes, and Client Services – including a health clinic. Through the Global Ministry Outreach, DRM offers consultation, resources and support to city/rescue missions around the world and has partnerships with missions in Glasgow, Berlin and Cape Town.
Community involvement: The Denver Rescue Mission’s Community Outreach Programs include the Easter Banquet. More than 550 men, women and children are served an Easter meal, receive a foot washing and medical examination, new socks and shoes, and Easter baskets. Fall community outreach events include the distribution of food boxes to families and banquets at the shelter at Thanksgiving and Christmas.