During the month of November, we are spotlighting the transformative, life-altering work of BeyondHome, our latest High 5 Plumbing, Heating & Cooling Cares nonprofit recipient. 2020 has been a difficult year for all of us, especially for working families living on the margins, and we’re thrilled to support BeyondHome’s efforts to help Denver-area families achieve their goals of self-sufficiency for life.

What is BeyondHome, and Who Do They Serve?

BeyondHome (formerly Colorado Homeless Families) is “a place for personal, relational, vocational, and financial transformation.” They offer a comprehensive approach for struggling families to reach their personalized goals and become self-sufficient for life. BeyondHome realizes that when it comes to stability and self-sufficiency, housing is just the beginning. That’s why they provide a holistic approach to supporting the families they work with within all aspects of life, not just in securing housing.

We recently stopped by BeyondHome to hear more about what they do and who they serve. Get the behind-the-scenes scoop here with BeyondHome’s Development Director Deanna Mayberry.

Self-Sufficiency Program

BeyondHome owns 40 homes in Arvada and currently houses 40 families in the program. BeyondHome program members stay with the program for 18 months to six years, depending on their unique goals for themselves and their families. Services provided by BeyondHome include private trauma-informed therapy for parents and children as well as mentoring and training in life skills, parenting, healthy relationships, financial literacy, and more.

Women With A Cause Scholar Program

In 2020, BeyondHome merged with Women With a Cause (WWAC), one of their nonprofit partners aimed at lifting single mothers and their children out of poverty. The WWAC Scholar Program supports women through their education to find a fulfilling career path through which they can break the cycle of poverty. BeyondHome provides these women with a monthly stipend to help with their educational expenses.

Meet Latrice

Latrice is a WWAC Scholar, a single mom of two, and a senior at MSU. She’s pursuing her Bachelor’s in Accounting. Hear all about her success story in the video below from August 2020.

Collaboration with Partner Nonprofits

We were also super excited to learn that BeyondHome partners with two of our past High 5 Plumbing, Heating & Cooling Cares recipients, Thrive (July 2020) and We Don’t Waste (April 2019). We love to see Denver-area nonprofits connect and collaborate to help one another with resources, and BeyondHome does exactly that!

You can learn more about all of BeyondHome’s programs here on their website.

BeyondHome’s Impact

BeyondHome has been serving families and changing lives in the Denver metro area since 1988. They’ve housed 543 families with children as of December 2019, and 446 of those families have graduated from BeyondHome. 171 graduates have purchased their own homes, and 115 individuals have graduated from tech schools, colleges, or universities.

Watch the video below to hear why BeyondHome residents are thankful for the program!

BeyondHome Success Stories

Here are a few success stories from BeyondHome program members:

Meet Kayla

Kayla is a single mom of two girls and a recent graduate of BeyondHome. She says she entered BeyondHome as a “survivor” four years ago, and now she’s graduating as a “warrior.” Check out her inspiring story below!

Meet the Bekhniyazov Family

The Bekhniyazov family is thankful for the opportunity to improve their English, attend training related to their goals, chart their children’s academic progress, and receive free foodstuffs twice a week. Check out their personal message below.

Meet the Bosco Family

Before coming to BeyondHome, Bizi and Rosette Bosco lived in an apartment with seven other people. While in the program, they learned English, and Rosette got her GED and CNA. They’re recent graduates of BeyondHome. Bizi has a BA in business and is currently studying accounting. Rosette is attending a nursing program in Kentucky, and the family hopes to buy a home very soon!

Why Did High 5 Plumbing, Heating & Cooling Cares Choose BeyondHome as Its November 2020 Recipient?

High 5 Plumbing, Heating & Cooling Cares gets connected with Denver-area nonprofits in a variety of ways. Some are recommended to us by clients, High 5 Plumbing, Heating & Cooling team members, family, and friends. Others reach out to us directly! That was the case this month with BeyondHome.

“BeyondHome connected with us, and we immediately knew that we wanted to support them. We got to hear about all of the families they have supported, and when we met with them, we saw firsthand what all of that entails. They have an amazing team that goes above and beyond for each individual they work with. We are so honored to support them this month!”

— Cassi Torres, High 5 Plumbing, Heating & Cooling Cares co-founder

How Is High 5 Plumbing, Heating & Cooling Supporting BeyondHome?

High 5 Plumbing, Heating & Cooling Cares is honored to support the empowering, life-altering work of BeyondHome in a number of ways, in November and beyond.

  • We’ll provide every High 5 Plumbing, Heating & Cooling client served during the month of November with info on BeyondHome and our support of their mission, including a brochure from BeyondHome.
  • We’ll be promoting BeyondHome right here on our blog and on social media throughout the month.
  • Every time you buy a hat or t-shirt from our High 5 Plumbing, Heating & Cooling online shop during November, we’ll donate $4 to BeyondHome.
  • As is the case with all our High 5 Plumbing, Heating & Cooling Cares recipients, we’ll deliver a donation check to BeyondHome at the end of the month.
  • When you purchase a High 5 Plumbing, Heating & Cooling Club Membership during November, we’ll donate $10 in your honor to BeyondHome.
  • We’ll also give back 1% of the revenue generated from the High 5 Plumbing, Heating & Cooling Colorado truck during the month of November. That goes directly to BeyondHome.

It’s such an honor and a pleasure for us to be able to support the work BeyondHome is doing to help parents and families in the Denver area achieve self-sufficiency and realize their goals. Thanks for joining us in supporting them, too!

How Can I Support BeyondHome?

There are several ways our community can support BeyondHome, in November and beyond.

Here are a few:

  • Join their Adopt-a-Family Christmas Program this holiday season
  • Volunteer your time
  • Donate to the Self-Sufficiency Program
  • Donate to the WWAC Scholar Program
  • Donate your car and provide hope through transportation

Additionally, you can spread the word about the work BeyondHome is doing by telling family and friends!

And you can follow them on Facebook and Instagram!

To learn more about BeyondHome, visit beyondhomeonline.org.

Can I Nominate a Nonprofit I Love for High 5 Plumbing, Heating & Cooling Cares?

If you’d like to nominate a nonprofit you care about, you can submit your nomination right here on the High 5 Plumbing, Heating & Cooling Cares page. Simply scroll down to the bottom of the page and fill out the form that looks like this:

As always, thanks for your support of High 5 Plumbing, Heating & Cooling Cares. We look forward to hearing about the organizations around town that you care about and would like us to spotlight!

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