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 is a daytime drop-in center for street youth. These range in ages from 12 to 30 and belong to the youth sub-culture known as “street kids.” Many have been abandoned by parents/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 is provided Tuesday through Saturday. There are activities such as movies, video games, foosball, pool and ping pong to entertain the youth during their time at Sox Place. Staff and volunteers spend their time interacting with the youth and building friendships in order to provide healthy and constructive relationships.
Will is our Sox Place Intern and comes from the Red Rocks Internship program. He has fit in quickly and is a huge help to all of us, cleaning, cooking, but most important interacting with the street youth. You can see his story soon on our blog.
Solomon is has been our Street2Stability intern and now is Staff In Training. He has been involved in all areas of Sox Place as well helping Jordan and Doyle with helping the street youth understand the rules! Be sure to check out his story on our blog.
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.
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.
Lisa volunteers as a Volunteer Coordinator. You can contact her at email@example.com to get involved. She has been with Sox Place since 2015.
Doyle “Sox” Robinson
Cofounder & Executive Director
Cofounder & Sox Place Director of Operations and Development
Richard “Rick” J. Barnes
CameronButcher Company- Owner
EVP CIO at NII Holdings, Inc
Attorney at Sender Wasserman Wadsworth, P.C.
Director for AT&T Mobility in the International & Global Partnerships
Baptie & Company – Community Manager, Tivoli User Community
Law Professor at Thomas Jefferson School of Law
(formerly visiting faculty, Northwestern Law School; Stanford Law School)
Sox Place is dependent on donations from individuals, churches, and businesses to operate. Our budget includes rent, utilites, insurance, staff salaries, and various programs.
Tax deductible donations can be made to:
PO Box 544
Denver, CO 80201-0544
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