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SOX PLACE is for you..the gutter punk, the train rider, the homeless youth, you who just need something to eat, you who just need a safe place to crash. Whether you’ve been on the street for one day or one decade, SOX PLACE IS FOR YOU!
We are open:
Tuesday-Friday: noon-4pm
Saturday: noon- 2pm

Imagine being 16, 17, or 18 and living on the streets. CNN catches up with some of Denver’s homeless youth to find out what it’s like. It is a story of survival and hope. Most of them have found a home through Sox Place.  Even though they face more struggles than most, they have not let their dreams die.

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Sox Place is what it is today because of the dedication of a handful of people to love people where they are at. They have earned the right to speak into the lives of the people who come through their doors because of the relationships they build with them. Josh Robinson–the day time drop-in director–says this about his faith, “Us wanting to share our faith is kind-of innate in who we are. That is much better served by not preaching at people. We are able to share our faith because kids trust us.”

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Benten was born in Denver and raised in Pueblo, CO. He recently graduated from the University of Colorado at Boulder with a degree in Business Administration and Human Resource Management. While living in Boulder, Benten worked with the homeless at The Carriage House day shelter, serving the hopeless and needy of the city. In June of 2011, Benten began working as an intern at Sox Place through a leadership development program hosted by Mile Hi Ministries and began working as part of the team in August of 2011.
Benten’s hope for those he encounters is that they will see themselves as God sees them – truly loved and deeply valued.. 

  • What are your five favorite songs of all time? Sigh no More by Mumford and Sons, Son of the Morning by Oh, Sleeper, Nothing Better by the Postal Service, Amazing Grace, Leap by The Cave Singers.
  • What is a book you recently read and a quote or lesson learned from it? – Radical by David Platt. Platt explains that the life Jesus calls us to is not meant to be comfortable or easy in any way. We are not meant to chase after the “American Dream” or seek worldly things. He asks us to sacrifice everything, even to the point of death, in order to follow Him.”
  • Who is your favorite fictional character?– Batman
  • What chore do you absolutely hate doing?– Pulling weeds
  • What is your favorite summertime treat?– Ice cream
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