No doubt, today looks different than the 4th of July celebrations we’re used to. Holidays and other annual traditions remind us how much has changed since this time a year ago. They also remind us of what has stayed constant.

At Providence Network, our mission and values have stayed the same no matter how much we’ve had to adapt the delivery of our programs. Our residents continue to work through their experiences with addiction, domestic violence, and homelessness.

Much as it may try, this pandemic can’t keep our community from moving forward.

  • And so we celebrate freedom — from long-held habits and self-limiting beliefs
  • And so we celebrate milestones — many of which before seemed impossible
  • And so we celebrate grit — through the daily determination we see in our residents

This week, we honored that determination in Star Ferguson as she graduated from Providence House during an outdoor ceremony attended by friends, family, and fellow graduates. Star credits her experience at Providence House with giving her the stability and the push she needed to see herself and her future in a brand new way.

Providence House graduate, Star, with family
Providence House graduate with family
Providence House graduate, Star, with Gabriel, outside
Providence House graduate, Star, with friends

Star is one of many residents who continued to thrive inside our homes as the world lobbed incredible obstacles.

Our thanks to those of you who’ve helped keep Providence Network’s mission moving forward since the arrival of COVID-19 in Denver. We’re grateful for the calls to check in on our residents and staff, for the meals dropped off at our homes, and for the financial support many have offered during this uncertain time. You are a blessing and an encouragement to us!