Move-in challenge donations help furnish rooms for homeless moms

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DENVER — Marisol Homes, a shelter for women and children, has launched a move-in challenge, asking the community to transform its new location into a move-in-ready home.

The 30-day challenge involves collecting donations to furnish 16 bedrooms for single mothers, 86 percent of whom are domestic violence survivors.

The challenge is to provide furniture by donating $78 to adopt part of a room, $500 to participate at the adopt-a-family level and provide a beginnings kit, or $6,000 to participate at the adopt-a-room level and furnish a complete room.

“What an amazing opportunity for the children and families,” said Amy Eurek, program director for Marisol Homes. “At our new location, more women and their children will have a home to help them rebuild their lives and grow as a family.

“But we need furniture to make their place welcoming. You can make this move happen by donating so we can get needed furniture.”

Construction was completed on a convent-turned-home that includes a large kitchen and dining room, employment and study room, craft area, laundry room and chapel. Move-in for the families starts June 24.

Marisol Homes is a part of Marisol Services, a health, human and social services network for women in need. It operates under Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Denver.