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Each year 18,000 refugees are settled in the United States. Many of them arrive after experiencing unspeakable hardships on their long journey to the U.S. They have fled religious and political persecution, starvation, illness, civil war, famine and drought. With the help of the United Nations and the U.S. government they are re-settled in communities across the country. When refugees are placed in Denver, their health care is provided at the Denver Health Refugee Clinic (DHRC) located in Lowry at 1001 Yosemite Street. Some 600 refugees are screened at DHRC per year.

The clinic sees both adult and pediatric patients. Current patients have recently arrived from:

Afghanistan
Iraq
Democratic Republic of Congo
Ethiopia
Bhutan/Nepal
Somalia
Eritrea
Sudan
Syria
Burma
Ukraine

For these families, their needs can be overwhelming. In addition to the culture shock and social adjustment, a large number of them have vitamin deficiencies and their children struggle with malnutrition. Fortunately, they have been welcomed with open arms by Denver Health, are now receiving life-saving medical care and they are on the road to recovery.

You can welcome them to Denver and ease the transition to their new home by supporting R.O.C.K., Refugee Outreach Clothing Kids.

The following NEW items are needed for kids in grades K-12.

  • Coats*
  • Jackets and sweaters
  • Jeans and slacks
  • Collared shirts
  • Underwear
  • Athletic shoes
  • Toiletry items like soap, shampoo, toothpaste, toothbrushes and deodorant

*Gently used coats are acceptable. All other clothing items must be new.

Clothing items will be accepted at Denver Health Medical Center, Pavilion C, 790 Delaware Street.

To make cash donations to R.O.C.K., Refugee Outreach Clothing Kids, click here.

$12 will purchase an illustrated book, The First Thousand Words in English, for a refugee family.
$50 will purchase 8 pairs of canvas sneakers for little boys.
$100 will purchase leggings, gloves, hats, socks and underwear for 6 girls.