Who We Are

Denver Urban Matters promotes community engagement, education and advocacy by helping people meet basic needs and increase self-sufficiency, while working to overcome the root causes of poverty.

Every day at DenUM families receive help with their basic needs of food, infant items, rent or utility assistance to help provide stability.

Employment Services gives job seekers access to case management, phones, voicemail, hygiene items, clothing referrals and computers to help them move from dependency to self-sufficiency.

A focus on education and advocacy seeks community transformation and sustainability. In our Urban Education program, Urban Plunge, youth and adults explore service and society in an urban setting and return to their communities as advocates for compassion, fairness and justice.

DenUM meets people in crisis in Basic Human Services, develops self-sufficiency through Employment Services, and strengthens the community through advocacy and fosters awareness and growth through Urban Education.