A Little Help is an innovative nonprofit operating in Denver, including your neighborhood, to help elders thrive in the community. A Little Help’s mission is to connect neighbors across ages to enhance lives and strengthen our communities. Grassroots meetings for A Little Help (formerly Washington Park Cares) began in 2005 when a group of retirees recognized the desire of many older adults in the area to stay in their own homes and contribute to their communities. Many of our elders want to age in place and often just need “a little help” to do so.
A Little Help meaningfully connects neighbors of all ages through professionally-driven volunteer services, providing increased quality of life with very low cost services to allow older adults to stay independent in their homes and neighborhoods, because we believe that people should be connected as we all age and that younger generations deserve the presence of our elders. A Little Help is a bridge between neighbors who can lend a hand and want to be of service, and offers seniors and their neighbors the opportunity to remain safe, connected, and supported while aging in our community.
A Little Help is unique in offering Denver communities our biannual Service Saturdays!™. In the spring and fall, volunteers assist seniors with household to-do lists of indoor and outdoor jobs, like raking leaves and washing windows. Additionally, members of A Little Help can request services like transportation for groceries or doctors’ appointments or handy help provided by a volunteering neighbor and can engage in social programs and events like the Teen Team, Tough Talks, and Summer Picnics.
Executive Director Dr. Paul Leon Ramsey speaks passionately about his desire to build stronger relationships between neighbors by bringing together folks of all ages. Explains Paul, “We strive to cultivate a sense of altruism and compassion for people of different generations. By working side by side and sharing a meal with people who are seemingly different than us, we can’t help but discover qualities and interests which unite and bring us closer together.”
For more information, visit A Little Help’s website at www.alittlehelp.org or call the office at 720-242-9032. We need your help to continue to grow in south central Denver; please let us know if you’re interested in volunteering on the Site Team to plan outreach and events!