Storytime

Read stories of a handful of the many women and families who have been helped by Hands:

  • Clara: Overcoming Obstacles

    One woman’s story of persistence for her family Clara came to Hands in need of a vehicle. She was in an abusive marriage and is now divorced, with three children – two sons and a daughter. Unknown to Clara, the father was abusing the children......

  • Kim: On Her Way… With a New Car

    Women coming to Hands want hope and opportunity Kim was referred by one of Hands’ partner nonprofits. She has attended Denver School of the Arts and Turing School of Software Design and Development. Kim has one child, with no support from the father. She initially......

  • Sheila: Building a Life of Peace

    Women coming to Hands want hope and opportunity Sheila had been living on her own for 13 years since she was 15 after leaving a very abusive home to try and find a life of peace. She reached out to Hands last year being in......

  • Shannon & Jean: A Story Made By Champions

    Hands’ 1st Annual Champions Breakfast On Wednesday, November 14th, members of the Hands community gathered at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Lakewood to be filled in so many ways. The event program informed and inspired the crowd as Founder and CEO Dan Georgopulos conveyed details about......

  • Debra

    Debra is a single mother of two daughters and one son ages 15, 11 and 4. She is a para teacher within Jefferson County Schools and was struggling after the breakup of her marriage. She learned about Hands from Colorado Homeless Families and is working with......

  • Rita

    Rita is a single mother of two children and 10 grandchildren. She fills in to pick up and drop off grandkids and to be there for them. Her journey has been hard, but she keeps smiling because she has God in her heart. Rita was......

  • Shannon

    My name is Shannon and I’m the single mother of an energetic ten-year-old boy named Aidan. Hands has helped me several times over the last seven years. Without that help, I would have lost my job, would not have been able to take Aidan to......

  • Crystal and Kailey

    In October 2013 Hands met an amazing single mother named Crystal. We met her when her daughter Kailey was 12 months old. Crystal was left with no money, no job, and no vehicle. What Crystal did have is the experience not all single mothers have.......