The Aurora Sentinel gives a shout-out to The Denver Homeless Ministry on facebook

Or maybe we were listed along with other groups and organizations who serve the homeless population in the Denver area just to let us all know about their article on homelessness and some of the projects that some students were working on to help with temporary housing ideas. Whatever the reason, we appreciate the information and the shout-out. And the dhm is blessed to find out about these very impressive Downtown Aurora Visual Arts students.

The entire article can be accessed here, but to share the highlights:

Measuring about 6-feet-by-6-feet when pitched and half that size when collapsed, a “mobile homeless unit” crafted by middle and high school students at Downtown Aurora Visual Arts this fall is slated to be displayed in the coming months at Denver galleries and, potentially, nearby advocacy events.
 Rudi Monterosso sets up a portable homeless shelter crafted out of recycled materials by a group of middle school students in the DAVA program at EXDO event center on Dec. 15. Photo by Michael Ortiz/ Aurora Sentinel

Rudi Monterosso sets up a portable homeless shelter crafted out of recycled materials by a group of middle school students in the DAVA program at EXDO event center on Dec. 15. Photo by Michael Ortiz/ Aurora Sentinel

“It gave them a different perspective, more empathy for the homeless, and really encouraged them to find more ways to help their community,” Monterroso said. “In the almost six years I have been working at DAVA, I have never been so proud of my students as I was for their effort to create this project.”

We applaud The Aurora Sentinel for sharing the good news about what good things come from good and caring creative hearts. And to think--this solution was created--by children! You DAVA young people are amazing!