About US

helping our neighbors in need

The Help & Hope Center is a non-profit human service organization dedicated to providing assistance to people in Douglas and Elbert counties who are in serious economic need, at risk of homelessness, or in a similar crisis. We address immediate needs by consistently providing food and other necessities for homeless, low income and the working poor in our community.

Client Advocates

Our team schedules personal meetings with each client for privacy and professionalism. 

Food Pantry

We are supported by a variety of stores and the Food Bank of the Rockies. We are proud to offer this service. 

Locally Focused

All of our resources stay in the community. We support individuals across Douglas and Elbert counties.

Treasures Thrift

Our on-site thrift store has  a collection of gently used goods. All proceeds benefit the Help & Hope Center.

Volunteer Supported

Our amazing team of volunteers makes miracles happen every day. Every person makes our team better.

Community Outreach

We are heavily involved in community matters and supporting opportunities that benefit our community. 

from our director

Our team consists of several fulltime staff employees, a board of directors, an army of volunteers and our executive director, Dan Marlow.  

The Help & Hope Center is a human service organization whose mission is to meet the immediate needs of residents of Douglas and Elbert counties who are in financial distress and at risk of becoming homeless, to help them work through troublesome times with dignity.

Through our team of client advocates we are able to provide resources tailored to each person’s unique circumstance. Our volunteers and countless donors who generously give of themselves make it possible for us to continue expanding our reach to help even more people in need year after year.

Staff Members:

Dan Marlow Executive Director
Jenny Follmer Deputy Director
Kim Larson Volunteer Coordinator
Diane DeBella Grant Writer
Andi Woodring Director of Operations
Scott Godinez Communications & Marketing
Roxana Stroh Accountant
Jenn North Store Manager
Jesse Henze  Assistant Store Manager
Steve Rivoir Food Pantry Manager
Wendy Balcerzak Assistant Food Pantry Manager
John Laughridge Food Pantry Driver
Carley Client Advocate
Kristana Client Advocate
Rebecca Client Advocate
Bernadette Client Advocate
Linda Carrico Client Services Receptionist
Kelly Head Donations Receiving Manager
Jason Dilaura Donations Receiving
Mari Chandler Donations Receiving


Dan Marlow

Dan Marlow

Executive Director

board of directors

Sarah Miles


Chair of the board

Trent Krause

Vice Chair of the board


Kristin Wenaas

Treasurer of the board

Dan Weidman

Secretary of the board

Bob Pasicznyuk

Board member

Peter B. Goldstein

Board member

Chris Donner

Board member

Tracy Marks

Board member

Dave Hieronymus

Board member

Annual Report

Use the button below to view our latest annual report. 

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Help & Hope Center is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing assistance to people in Douglas and Elbert Counties.

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We are proud to be part of a Rotary Club of Castle Rock tradition that raises thousands of dollars each year! Also we love a bit of friendly competition amongst our non-profit friends in Castle Rock. Visit the link below to buy a ticket and "cheer" for Hope Helper! rotaryclubofcastlerock.org/sitepage/25th-annual-ducky-derby/ducky-leaderboardEvery "cheer" gets us closer to winning an additional $1,000 donation for Help & Hope Center--and helps us catch up with Douglas Land Conservancy 😂 ... See MoreSee Less
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