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A Response to Downtown Violence 7/3/16

July 3, 2016 | Matt Wallace For those of us who hear and see the local Denver news, “Fear the homeless” and “Fear downtown” have been major themes this week. In fact the fear is selling big. Fear always sells. That’s not to say that violence isn’t higher on the streets than normal this summer. I believe it has been. Many of our young houseless friends are scared too. Some of the violence we’ve now seen on tape is truly terrible and bizarre. There are at least 3 documented expressions of Read More

Salmon and Snow Piles

June 15, 2016 | Annie Dimond KevinandSerenaWinter14I met Kevin and Serena soon after I started working at Dry Bones, in the Fall of 2014. By the time I met them, they’d both kicked addictions to drugs and they were good friends, sleeping in a group of 4-5, with our other friend David, south of the city. Both had stories of difficult childhoods, families they weren’t able to connect with, and who were unable to mirror them in some pretty important ways. Both Kevin and Serena are brilliant. Read More

Linda Beck

June 2, 2016 | Matt Wallace Our hearts are heavy to learn of our dear friend Linda Beck's passing this morning. The world has truly lost a unique and special woman.  Our prayers are with Ralph and the rest of her family and friends. Linda was one of the first people in 2001 to welcome and embrace the vision for a ministry among homeless youth that would soon become Dry Bones. She was a cheerleader, supporter, and Read More

“Home” and Dry Bones

November 30, 2015 | Matt Wallace What does the word "home" mean to you? What is the difference between the word homeless and houseless? How do you experience home among the Dry Bones community?