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Family Promise of Greater Denver Executive Director Steps Down

Search Underway for New Leader to Grow Organization

DENVER, CO, January 16, 2023 -- Family Promise of Greater Denver (FPGD) is searching for a new executive director to lead the organization’s growth in service to families experiencing or at risk of homelessness after the Jan. 18 departure of Courtney Jensen, who has led the organization since 2020.

“Being able to help provide assistance that literally keeps families together and housed has been immensely rewarding, yet the work is far from over,” said Jensen. “There’s an ever-growing need for the services of FPGD as affordable housing in the metro area continues to be threatened or out of reach for families who experience crises such as loss of a job, medical expenses, or transportation challenges.”

Under Courtney’s leadership, FPGD has:

● Expanded programs and services by adding a Housing Navigation Program, a Transportation Assistance Program, expanded the Tenant Based Rental Assistance program – allowing the organization to serve double the number of families in a housing crisis in the metro area

● Responded to the COVID-19 pandemic and took on additional COVID funds in 2020 and 2021 which allowed FPGD to hit a milestone of helping 448 families in 2021, more than double than in 2020.

● Moved to their new day site location, which will improve services for clients in all programs offered

“We are extremely grateful for Courtney’s leadership within FPGD and wish her the best,” said FPGD Board Chair Renee Quintana. “We are seeking a strategic and visionary leader to continue our work in ending homelessness forever, one family at a time.”

The FPGD Board of Directors has formed an executive search committee to hire a new executive director. Development Director Sara Verhoestra has been named interim executive director to maintain the financial and programmatic stability of the organization during the transition. The executive director will oversee all financial, fund development and operational aspects of the organization and build strong partnerships with government entities, agencies serving similar populations and diverse communities of faith. Learn more at

About Family Promise of Greater Denver Family Promise of Greater Denver is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization independently affiliated with a national organization founded in 1988 and comprised of more than 200 affiliates in 43 states. Through community partnerships, we provide shelter and supportive services to families experiencing homelessness. Family Promise of Greater Denver began serving families in November 1997.

MEDIA CONTACT Sara Verhoestra,, 303-675-0713

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