Frequently Asked Questions
About Our Organization
Are you a Church?
No. DICP is a human services nonprofit. The word “parish” means community, rather than the meaning associated with the Catholic church. Though we have had religious programming during our long history, we currently only offer secular programming.
When can I visit your building?
Our Walk-Up hours are Monday through Friday 9am-1pm. If you have an appointment or are participating in programming outside of those hours, we’ll be happy to have you! We understand that not everyone can come 9am-1pm, so we’re glad to make an appointment, but we cannot take walk-ups outside of that time.
Do you offer services at other locations?
Yes we do! Visit the Greens-N-Grains page to learn about the Food Truck serving free, healthy snacks to kids, or learn about the mobile programming we offer to the Parish Seniors' page. We also have educational programming that travels to different schools and organizations, like La Academia Coding Institute and Veggie Rx.
Are you a shelter for people experiencing homelessness?
No, we cannot offer shelter or bathing facilities of any kind. We can, however, help with some issues revolving around homelessness when our care navigators are in the building. We can also offer a place to store and pick up mail, hygiene, and small amounts of food to our neighbors experiencing homelessness.
About Our Programs
Is the Food Pantry Open?
Our Food Pantry normally operates on Saturdays 9am-12pm at our building. We used to operate on Wednesdays and Fridays 9am-1pm, but had to cut down to Saturdays in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. We have had this schedule since 2020. Now that we are going mobile, we will be adding more sites and times soon!
Can you deliver food or supplies to my residence?
We can only deliver food and supplies to enrolled members of the Seniors Program. We recommend you check out Benefits in Action to see if they can deliver food to your area.
Can you help me with my lighting bill?
Sometimes. We are a proud partner agency of Energy Outreach Colorado. When we have funds available, we are happy to take Xcel customers who need help paying their bill on a first come, first served basis. Check our Programs page to confirm the status of our EOC funding.
Can you help me with my water bill?
We can only help Aurora Water customers through our partnership with Energy Outreach Colorado. Unfortunately, we cannot offer any other utility assistance.
Do you offer rental assistance?
Our only program that offers rental assistance is the Immigrant Center. Please check out their page and reach out to them if you think you meet their requirements.
Can you give me diapers and/or pull-ups?
Yes we can, here at the building. We offer sizes Newborn thru 6 in diapers and 2T-3T thru 4T-5T, along with wipes, baby food, and formula. We require participants to fill out an In-take form, and we limit visits to once every thirty days. Our supply is based on donations, so we cannot guarantee that we have the exact size or brand you’re looking for.
Do you have a clothing bank?
No. We have a small amount of clothing available for emergencies, like socks, hats, and t-shirts. We do not have the space for a clothing bank, so we can’t consistently guarantee a variety of clothing.