Charity Review

Expires: March 2016

Senior Support Services

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(303) 832-1622 846 E 18th Ave, Denver CO 80218-1025 www.seniorsupportservices.org
  1. Purpose
  2. Programs
  3. Fund Raising
  4. BBB Comment
Purpose

The mission of Senior Support Services is to make each day better and safer for Denver's low-income and homeless seniors by providing the resources and support they need to lead more self-sufficient and fulfilling lives.

Incorporated: 1979 in CO

Programs

Senior Support Services goal each year is to meet the full range of needs of more than 1500 hungry and homeless seniors. Senior Support Services operates a day center catering to the needs of the hungry and homeless seniors of the Denver area. Clients get meals, emergency food and clothing, individualized case management, medical care, housing, government benefits, socialization, and activities. They provide: -Safe daytime shelter located at 18th Avenue and Emerson Street, open for 12 hours each weekday and 5 hours on Sundays -Daily breakfast for an average of 55 seniors -Daily hot lunch for an average of 125 seniors -Daily hot dinners for an average of 62 seniors -Mid-day meal on Sunday for an average of 110 seniors -Emergency food and clothing banks -Access to medical care, health screening and mental health care -Transportation and escort to medical appointments, shopping, errands -Access to computer and Internet for word processing, emails, etc. -Individualized case management and advocacy

Fund Raising

Direct mail appeals, fundraising events, print advertisements, grant proposals and car donations.

BBB Comment

This charitable organization either has not responded to written BBB requests for information or has declined to be evaluated in relation to BBB Standards for Charity Accountability. Charity participation in BBB review is voluntary. However, without the requested information, it is not possible to determine whether this charity adheres to all of the BBB Standards for Charity Accountability. The BBB encourages charities to disclose accountability information beyond that typically included in financial statements and government filings, in order to demonstrate transparency and strengthen public trust in the charitable sector.

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