Sox Place - Denver, Colorado
Founded by Doyle Robinson, Sox Place in downtown Denver, exists to bring the Father’s heart to the fatherless, through physical, spiritual, emotional and social provision to urban youth subcultures, including gangs and run-aways. Doyle spent the first 3 1/2 years of his ministry just passing out socks to street kids. In time he opened a drop-in center that has branched into a variety of ministries.
People who visit the drop-in center range in ages from 12 to 30. Most of these belong to the youth sub-culture called “street kids”. Other have been abandoned, some are victims of the foster care system. Addictions to drugs, alcohol, violence, and sex are a part of their everyday lives. Sox Place provide a hot meal and a safe place Tuesdays through Saturdays. There are activities such as movies, video games, foosball, pool and ping pong to entertain the youth during their time at Sox Place. Staff and volunteers spend their time interacting with the youth and building friendships in order to provide healthy and constructive relationships.
It takes a long time to see a "street kid" come to Jesus. It takes a long time for them to trust us - and they have to trust us before they will trust our message.