The Stout Street Foundation’s Annual Luncheon was a celebration of change, hope, and life. Over 200 supporters, and Stout Street staff and program graduates attended the event, which was held downtown at the Denver Athletic Club, on Tuesday, October 28th. It serves not only as one of the organization’s largest yearly fundraisers, it also gives the foundation the opportunity to recognize and publicly acknowledge many instrumental individuals who work hard to ensure the success of the program. The event began with a social hour and silent auction, followed by lunch and the day’s program. Joe Bevilacqua, from Clear Channel Entertainment served as the host, with guest speaker Dr. Evan Crist, delivering a powerful speech to the crowd. Special recognition was also given to the City of Commerce City for their assistance in helping Stout Street Foundation. The luncheon concluded with a moving video presentation that told the story of the work of the foundation, and President and CEO Christopher Conway, as well as VP of Development Teri Smith also thanked the attendees for their continued support of the program.
The mission of Stout Street Foundation (SSF) is to provide the necessary services and support in a totally structured therapeutic community environment to assist addicts and alcoholics to help themselves in rehabilitation, recovery, and transition in returning to society as productive and responsible citizens.
SSF operates as a not for profit, self-sufficient organization without primary economic dependence on municipal, state, or federal funding. Within the structured environment, Stout Street Foundation will provide for food, lodging, and specific programs and treatment for residents.
For 35 years Stout Street Foundation has been a service leader in and around the Denver community. From our humble beginnings at a house on Stout Street in Denver to completely refurbishing a 168 room hotel in Commerce City we have grown in leaps and bounds and continue to be the largest therapeutic community in Colorado.