Sox Place exists to bring the Father’s heart to the fatherless, through physical, spiritual, emotional, and social provision to urban youth subcultures.
Sox Place was started in 2002 by father-son team, Doyle and Jordan Robinson. Doyle began his ministry by handing out socks to street youth on the 16th Street Mall in downtown Denver. He was soon given the street name “Sox” and opened up a daytime youth drop-in center shortly after. We have been open for twelve years and continue to grow every year. We are only able to continue to serve our youth and to keep our doors open with the help of individuals like you. If you are interested in making a tax-deductible donation, click here.
We serve street youth and young adults who range in age from 1-year-olds to those who are in their mid-30s. Many have been abandoned by parents and guardians, some are victims of the foster care system, and most have been tossed aside by society. Addictions to drugs, alcohol, violence, and sex are a part of their everyday lives. Most are just trying to survive!
A hot meal and a safe place are provided Tuesday through Saturday. There are activities such as movies, video games, and pool to entertain the youth during their time at Sox Place. Staff and volunteers spend their time building friendships in order to provide healthy and constructive relationships.
Doyle spent 3 1/2 years doing outreach (handing out socks and got his street name Sox because of that) on the 16th Street Mall before opening Sox Place along with his son Jordan in May 2002. He’s still on course to bring the Father’s heart to the fatherless.
In 2002, Jordan helped his dad, Doyle, open Sox Place Drop-In Center for the street youth of Denver. He has been at Sox Place for over 8 years as staff and a board member from it’s founding. He is married and has one child, a son. He has oversight of all operations of Sox Place, including Sox Place Screen Printing.
Kaili is our newest staff member and has been with Sox Place as intern staff, part-time, and now she is full time. She is in charge of clothing donations and clothing room, distributing clothing to the street youth as well as other duties such as cleaning and cooking. She has two beautiful children and has a passion to help those less fortunate.
Karen has been a part of Sox Place from the beginning, known as “Mrs Sox” by many of the street kids. She worked full-time for Nicky Cruz for 17 years as his Executive Ass’t. She commuted to Colorado Springs for this position until July 2017. She officially came on staff at Sox Place that same month. You may reach her via email – firstname.lastname@example.org.
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2017 Lawrence St. Denver, CO 80205
Open Tuesday through Friday from 12:00-4:00pm, Saturday from 11:00-2:00.