Restoration Outreach Programs (ROP) Resource Ministries seeks to reach out and build community along East Colfax Ave in Northwest Aurora and Northeast Denver by providing resources that help people lead lives of greater self-sufficiency. By having a presence in this community, it is our hope that we’ll continue to have the opportunity to share Christ to those who are hurting and without hope.
These resources include Work Readiness/GED tutoring, ESL (English as a Second Language) classes, a Food Bank, Celebrate Recovery meetings, Bible Studies, with Evangelism & Discipleship at large & small community Outreach Events, in addition to Community Dinner opportunities.
ROP Resource Ministries (formerly Heart to Hand Resource Center) was founded on the principle that as God shares His love with us, we can reach out to others in need. Before the doors of Heart to Hand opened, founder Deb Ford was providing counseling services to clients of Baby Buds, a ministry to single moms in Aurora. During this time, Deb witnessed one of her clients lose temporary custody of her child because she did not have the means to provide food and housing. Another woman was put in jail because she did not have the finances to complete parenting classes in the court allotted time. Still another woman was working day labor jobs, leaving her children alone in motels along East Colfax just so she could pay for yet another night of housing.
Through seeing individuals like these roaming around without a hope or a future, the vision of Heart to Hand Resource Center was born and opened it’s doors. Now as ROP Resource Ministries, it continues to provide counseling services, as well as additional services such as Work Readiness with GED training, parenting classes, a food bank, ESL classes, mentoring and discipleship. Our goal continues to be taken from Isaiah 58:6-7…
“Is this not the fast that I have chosen; to loose the bonds of wickedness, to undo the heavy burdens, to let the oppressed go free, and that you break every yoke? Is it not to share your bread with the hungry, and that you bring to your house the poor who are cast out; when you see the naked, that you cover them. . . “
Through providing physical resources, our hope is to share God’s love with the community and to instill in each individual a hope and a future.
See an overview of all our ROP Ministries!