Denver has been a hub of Loretto life for many, many years. In August 2019, the program grew to include a four-person volunteer community in the Five Points neighborhood of Denver! The volunteers live in Ford House, named after Dr. Justina Ford, the first licensed Black female doctor in Denver, who practiced gynecology, obstetrics and pediatrics from her home in the Five Points neighborhood for 50 years. Denver volunteers have access to two community cars, and several placements are in walking distance of Ford House.
El Paso, TX
In 2018, the El Paso Loretto Community welcomed it's first group of Loretto Volunteers! The volunteers live in Praxedes House, named after Mother Praxedes, a Sister of Loretto who established many schools in the Southwest. Volunteers have access to two community cars and a view of the mountains from their front door! Placements in this US/Mexico border town are focused on serving immigrant communities.
New York , NY
Our United Nations volunteer is always the only Loretto Volunteer in New York City, and it's reserved for a second-year Loretto Volunteer. Our New York volunteer usually lives in Menno House, which offers affordable community housing in the heart of Manhattan. The New York volunteer receives a monthly subway pass to commute to their placement site.
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