At Prairie UU, we join other Unitarian Universalists as we work for justice, equity, and compassion in our relationships and systemic change in our society. We know that the escalation of economic inequality fuels a thousand injustices. We focus on combatting homelessness and hunger through partnerships with Aurora Warms the Night, Habitat for Humanity of Metro Denver, the Parker Task Force, and Ready to Work-Aurora.
Aurora Warms the Night
Aurora Warms the Night (AWTN) provides comprehensive services to the homeless community of Aurora, Colorado where many Prairie UU members reside. In addition to offering shelter during inclement weather, AWTN also provide meals, clothing, advocacy and much more. We partner with them by participating in Laundry Days on our Service Sunday, assembling hygiene kits, collecting and donating coats and jackets, and more. To learn more about AWTN, visit their website at: www.aurorawarmsthenight.org.
Habitat Interfaith Alliance of Denver
The Habitat Interfaith Alliance (HIA) believes in addressing long-term poverty and helping all families achieve affordable housing. A safe and affordable home allows so many families to grow, dream and plan for a brighter future. As a partner, Prairie UU participates in fundraising activities, spreads awareness, and engages once a year in a build project, where we literally help construct a new home for a family in need. To learn more about HIA, visit their website at: www.hiadenver.org
Parker Task Force
The Parker Task Force (PTF) is dedicated to providing individuals and families in our community with food, short-term financial assistance, and other support services to help them become self-sufficient. These services are delivered with compassion and respect by a dedicated 100% volunteer staff. As community partners, we periodically coordinate food drives, collecting food from the congregation and surrounding neighborhoods, organizing, and delivering to PTF. To learn more about PTF, visit their website at: www.parkertaskforce.org
Check out the gracious Task Force Thank You letter we received after our August 2018 Service Sunday.
Ready to Work–Aurora
Ready to Work-Aurora is one of the newest transitional housing and employment facilities offered by Bridge House, an organization that offers a range of services to help adults experiencing homelessness access resources they need for a better future. Located next to Aurora’s Nine Mile Light Rail Station, Ready to Work-Aurora is one the only work-first holistic transitional housing and employment models in Colorado! As a community partner, Prairie UU has supported fundraising activities and regularly offers companionship and healing through art ministry and accompaniment Service Sunday activities. Click here to watch a short video about Ready to Work-Aurora and visit Boulder Bridge House to learn more about the larger organization of Bridge House.