Who We Serve
Amp the Cause works with over 50 beneficiary organizations to improve the lives of Colorado’s children and families.
Anchor Center for Blind Children provides early education and intervention services for children birth to five years old who are blind or visually impaired. Our collaborative team approach to education, therapeutic and family support services ensures lifelong success. Everyone matters in the life of a child.
Boys Hope Girls Hope helps academically capable and motivated children-in-need to meet their full potential and become men and women for others by providing value-centered, family-like homes, opportunities and education through college.
At Castro Elementary School we provide an exciting and empowering environment that celebrates and nurtures students, teachers, and parents. Castro develops curious and imaginative critical thinkers prepared to be lifelong learners. We strengthen collaborative partnerships with parents and community. Castro inspires culturally responsive students with strong communication skills to succeed in a global society. We nurture high ethical standards within self and others. We are Dedicated to Excellence; not for the returns we may get, but simply because we can’t imagine doing it any other way.
Clinica Tepeyac’s mission is to provide culturally competent health care and preventive health services for the medically under-served. We envision a healthy community. The people we serve understand that health care is regular and ongoing. They are healthier and their children are healthier. There are fewer people in emergency rooms receiving routine care. As we can expand our reach and bring cultural competency into the community, we are able to help more people live healthy lives.
We connect diverse people, organizations and resources in impacting our local and global communities with a transforming love, through mercy missions and empowerment solutions. We seek to reflect Christ through our compassionate service, creative expressions, collaborative and meaningful relationships. We partner with individuals, churches, schools and mission organizations to provide an innovative environment that encourages practical learning, growth and transformation.
Denver Children’s Advocacy Center (DCAC) works to improve the lives of children traumatized by sexual abuse and violence – as well as those who are at high-risk – with prevention, education and direct services. Direct services include forensic interviews, mental health services, victim advocacy, and school prevention/education programs. Our mission is to: Prevent Abuse, Strengthen Families and Restore Childhood. Our goal is to ensure that every child in Denver and neighboring counties who has been traumatized by sexual abuse, or by witnessing homicide or domestic violence receives immediate, compassionate and effective investigation, assessment and, if needed, mental health treatment. DCAC never charges for its services and we never place time limits on healing.
Denver Children’s Home provides a comprehensive therapeutic and educational continuum of care for our region’s abused, neglected and traumatized children and their families with mental health issues. We offer prevention, intervention, and treatment programs grounded in trauma-informed care and the latest in brain-development research.
Doctors Care provides access to quality, affordable health care and services designed to reduce barriers to health for low-income people in need. Located in Littleton, Colorado, Doctors Care is a private nonprofit 501(c)3 organization dedicated to improving health access for low-income individuals in the South Metro Denver area. Through its integrated primary care clinic, network of specialists and hospital services, and programs designed to address socioeconomic barriers to health and well-being, thousands of individuals have access to quality, affordable primary and specialty care and support services through Doctors Care.
EarthLinks is an innovative, urban nonprofit in Denver, Colorado, that provides a work program for people who are homeless and low-income to learn skills and create Earth-friendly products that sustain people and the planet. We are a community of people who are currently experiencing or who have previously known homelessness. Together, we care for each other and for Earth.
Families First is guided by what is in the best interest of children. We believe children thrive in enduring and safe relationships with adults and are entitled to a place in a healthy, nurturing family. We build on existing strengths in children and parents and believe that parenting is a lifelong learning process. Families First acknowledges and respects cultural and individual differences.
Family Star Montessori is an early childhood school that services children 0-6 years old in northwest and northeast Denver. Family Star educates children by offering authentic Montessori classrooms, strengthens families by connecting them to needed resources and builds community by offering programs in which children and families of all backgrounds can work together to educate the human potential.
Firefly Autism is an organization whose vision is a world in which the lives of children with autism, their families and communities are transformed through learning. Firefly has found its purpose in transforming the lives of children with autism. Partnering with families, the educational team at Firefly creates life-long relationships through thoughtful, innovative, empirical learning treatment programs. Firefly Autism believes every person has a purpose and meaning in life and is capable of learning and contributing. Firefly Autism is able to provide these opportunities through offering supportive, positive teaching environments that are critical to learning.
Our mission is to educate, prepare, and empower teen mothers and their children. We break the cycle of poverty for two generations – teen mother and child – through education, health and wellness, and economic and social asset building. Our trauma-informed, two-generation service model more than doubles the national high school graduation rate of teen mothers and ensures that their children are kindergarten-ready.
Gateway offers counseling, residential care and court advocacy services for domestic violence victims in Arapahoe County, Colorado. Our mission is to prevent and eliminate partner violence and to empower people for social transformation. We receive more than 9,000 crisis calls a year, provide 10,000+ nights of residential care for families and their pets. We assist with 2,000+ court advocacy cases for domestic violence victims.
The Heart & Hand Center runs after-school programming for at-risk, 3rd-12th grade, youth in the Northeast Denver Five Point community. Without the Heart & Hand Center, many of these children would not have access to a safe, productive and supervised environment to go to after school. Statistics show that the peak hours for drug and alcohol use, gang participation, smoking, and sexual activity are between the hours of 3:00 and 6:00 p.m. due to a lack of supervision. The Heart & Hand Center addresses these issues of supervision as well as provides enriching and educational activities that foster youth development, and offers these kids a safe haven after school.
The Hope Center is unique because they serve children from all backgrounds in their educational needs: children with special needs, gifted and at risk children. They have a very diverse in curriculum and a very diverse staff. They have been in existence for over 50 years.
Jefferson Hills is committed to Colorado’s at risk children, youth, and families with mental health, child welfare, and juvenile justice issues. Known for our intensive, staff secure programs, Jefferson Hills is a leader in working in partnership with the community to meet the needs of these vulnerable children, youth, and families.
Joshua Station (JS) grew out of a desire by staff at Mile High Ministries (our parent organization) to help homeless families in Denver. JS helps families move from homelessness to stable housing and self-sufficiency through transitional housing, holistic support services, counseling, skill development, parenting guidance, and educational support. We allow homeless families to stay together and receive the assistance they need to successfully transition into stable housing and decrease likelihood of recurring homelessness.
Laradon’s Mission is to be an organization of excellence that provides superior, individualized services to children and adults with intellectual, developmental and other disabilities, supporting their independence in daily life and maximizing their full potential.
As Denver’s leading hunger-prevention organization on the front lines, Metro Caring meets people’s immediate need for food while also sustainably addressing the root causes of hunger and poverty. Using a multifaceted approach, Metro Caring is an innovative leader in addressing problems related to hunger, with programming offered in Healthy Foods Access, Nutrition/Gardening Education, and Self-Sufficiency.
Mile High Early Learning is Denver’s oldest and largest provider of subsidized quality early childhood care and education – serving thousands of Denver’s most vulnerable children every year since 1970. Mile High Early Learning operates six early learning centers and two drop-in facilities. A Montessori inspired educational approach is used throughout the program. Montessori fosters inner security, a sense of order, curiosity, decision- making ability, a positive attitude toward school, and a sense of responsibility to other members of the class, school and community.
PCs for People is striving to bridge the digital divide by providing the necessary tools to put a functional computer into the hands of low-income individuals and get them online. Their mission is fulfilled through the partnerships they have with over 250 business and government agencies to recycle and refurbish their retired electronics. As a corporate electronics recycler, PC’s for People is able to offer a free, safe, and responsible source for your end-of-life IT asset needs.
PlatteForum, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, supports contemporary artists and under-served youth in metro Denver through innovative, long-term arts programs that allow the youth to work side-by-side with artists in residence. This award-winning nonprofit organization provides a nurturing space where creativity and artistic excellence are highly valued and where artists and youth partner together to plan, produce, and exhibit a body of work to the public. The overall experience transforms the lives of the youth, the artists and the community.
RAFT’s mission is to help educators build their students’ minds through interactive, hands-on learning. For over five years, RAFT Colorado has been dedicated to celebrating and supporting great teaching. RAFT collaborates with Colorado businesses, community members, and education organizations to provide teachers with affordable tools, ideas, and learning experiences to inspire the next generation of thinkers, innovators, problem-solvers, and creators.
The Ricardo Flores Magón Academy colectivo takes absolute responsibility to prepare all students for high school, college, and life- regardless of home language or background- by employing high expectations, a profound passion for teaching and learning, and an emphasis on social consciousness. Magonistas succeed not by chance, but rather through hard work, preparation, and urgency. By embracing our cultural heritage, RFMA educators work collectively to inspire our students to be champions in the classroom, on the tennis court and chess board, in college, and beyond.
Rocky Mountain Communities mission is to develop, own and manage affordable housing and provide support services to help individuals succeed in life. Ultimately, Rocky Mountain Communities envisions hardworking families in Colorado having the opportunity to feel connected to a community—and live in an affordable, attractive home, as well as developing sustainable communities where residents feel safe and move toward greater self-sufficiency.
Rocky Mountain Youth Clinics (RMYC) is Celebrating 20 years of service to Colorado kids providing accessible, affordable, high-quality health care and support programs, regardless of their family’s insurance status or ability to pay. RMYC has grown from a single clinic offering 2,000 patient visits per year to a vast network with three traditional primary clinics, three mobile clinics, nine school based health clinics, and numerous specialized programs that provide more than 58,000 patient visits per year. More than 85% of RMYC’s patients live in low-income households, and last year, RMYC provided more than $1 million in uncompensated care. In 2015, RMYC provided 58,713 visits for 22,753 patients and of the total patients served, 3,915 had no insurance.
Savio House is dedicated to eliminating violence, crime, drug and alcohol abuse, child abuse and neglect, and other destructive behaviors in families through care, support and education. Savio House will be the preeminent child and family treatment center where the most caring, culturally appropriate and effective strategies enable families to resolve conflicts and live harmoniously in the community.
The mission of Sewall Child Development Center provides inclusive, joyful, learning environments using the power of partnerships, diversity and belonging to enrich the social and academic growth of every child and family. Since Sewall is committed to inclusion, children with special needs learn and grow with their typically developing peers in our integrated educational programs.
STEM Launch’s mission is to inspire achievement through rigorous, innovative, and authentic experiences. STEM Launch offers a full range of rigorous educational opportunities in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, literacy, and social studies with full support of music, art, and physical education. Student skills are developed for social, political, and economic participation in a diverse, independent, and changing world.
Tennyson Center for Children at Colorado Christian Home has grown to become one of the Rocky Mountain region’s leading treatment centers and K-12 schools for emotionally and crisis-affected children and youth, particularly those suffering from abuse and neglect. The organization serves children ranging in age from 5-18 and is dedicated to ensuring that these amazing kids having the fighting chance they deserve at a satisfying and fulfilling life. The treatment programs are extensive and are as varied as the wonderful children and families served by Tennyson Center. Tennyson Center provides competent and caring treatment, educational and advocacy services in an environment that is child-centered, family-focused and community-based.
The GrowHaus is a nonprofit indoor farm, marketplace and educational center in Denver’s Elyria-Swansea neighborhood. Our vision is a world where all communities have the means to nourish themselves, and our mission is to create a community-driven, neighborhood-based food system by serving as a hub for food distribution, production, education, and economic development.
There With Care’s mission is to provide a wide range of thoughtful and fundamental services to families and children during the critical phase of a medical crisis. We serve families referred by medical agencies, by building a network of services and people who ease the burden of life’s day-to-day obligations with compassion and care.
Third Way Center offers a third way of living -a path to healing and wholeness through mental health treatment, quality education, and intensive life skills training in a home-like, safe environment. In this past year, Third Way Center worked with over 14,500 Colorado residents to impact their ability to live as successfully and independently as possible in adulthood. This way of living is constructed to offer truth and hope to high risk, mentally ill, disadvantaged and often homeless adolescents and their families.
Visiting Nurse Association is committed to a continuum of health care in the home and community supporting optimal well-being, independence, and dignity. Our vision is to be a Colorado leader in advanced health care delivery and outcomes in partnership with patients and their families, our staff, and community resources. We believe delivering care with integrity and high ethical standards is our priority.
Founded in 1974, Warren Village is a unique family community, nationally recognized for its programs to help motivated, low-income, single parent families move from public assistance to personal and economic self-sufficiency. Through our comprehensive program of affordable housing, on-site nationally accredited child care, supportive family services, educational guidance, and career development, Warren Village has helped transform the lives of generations of families. The program is designed to get our clients on solid footing, so that at the end of their two-year stay, they are ready to create sustainable stability for themselves and their children.
The mission of Women’s Bean Project is to change women’s lives by providing stepping stones to self-sufficiency through social enterprise. Women’s Bean Project is a transitional job training program for chronically unemployed and impoverished women. We provide jobs in gourmet food and handmade jewelry manufacturing. At the same time, we augment the skills they develop on the job by offering special programming and classes in interpersonal and life skills needed to move into career entry-level employment.