Central Visitation Program was pleased host an open house at our new location in Aurora. The open house was held on Thursday, March 9, 2017 from 4 to 7 pm at St. Mark's Lutheran Church, 111 Del Mar Circle, Aurora, CO 80011.
The open house gave us an opportunity to show our new location first hand and let attendees see how their support has made this new venture possible. Thanks to all who attended the open house!
CVP 2016 Fundraiser: Thank You!
The annual fundraiser for Central Visitation Program was held on Friday, November 4, 2016. The event was another great success. A good time was had by all, and much-needed funds were raised to sustain the programs of Central Visitation Program. Thank you for your support!
CVP's Christa Honored by the Supervised Visitation Network
Christa, Central Visitation Program's Site Director in Brighton, is one of several people honored at the 25th Anniversary of the Supervised Visitation Network. Christa was one of the founders of the Supervised Visitation Network. Christa served on the first Board of Directors and was their Secretary and Treasurer during her tenure. Central Visitation Program is thrilled to have Christa as a part of the CVP staff!
Paxti Pizza Fundraiser - April 27
Thank you to Patxi’s Pizza and to all those who came out for Paxti's day of giving to benefit Central Visitation Program. Ten percent of the proceeds that day supported Central Visitation Program. As always, we much appreciate your support!
Denver Presbytery Video Contest
CVP was honored to participate in the Denver Presbytery Video Contest, having earned Third place for our efforts. Click below to learn more about the great work happening in our program!
Long Time CVP Volunteer Honored
Janis Mourer, who has been a volunteer with Central Visitation Program since the very beginning, received the Minoru Yasui Community Volunteer Award at a ceremony on August 27. Denver Mayor Michael Hancock declared Aug. 27, 2015 as "Janis Mourer Day" in honor of Janis' contributions.
The Minoru Yasui Community Volunteer Award is presented to men and women who make a unique contribution to the community. The recognition comes with a $2,000 cash award which Janis has generously directed to Central Visitation Program. Thank you Janis for your ongoing commitment to CVP!
Click below to see a recent interview with Janis on 9NEWS.
Make a Difference!
...Volunteer with CVP
Want to make a difference in a child’s life? Want to make a difference every time you walk into CVP? We are seeking new volunteers to join our amazing team of current volunteers. We will be conducting Volunteer Orientation and Training sessions in the near future and invite you to join us!
While the training sessions are scheduled for the Denver location, volunteers are needed for both Denver and Brighton. We currently have volunteer needs at various times during the day and evenings. Press the button below for more information and to sign up.
The CVP Board of Directors is seeking assistance from community members. Click here for more information on how you can assist.
CVP Board Member Receives 7Everyday Hero Award
Our very own Liza Kirkpatrick has received the 7News 7Everyday Hero Award in recognition of her work to ensure that Metro Caring children had a good Easter. We are proud of you Liza!
Meet Our Executive Director
The Central Visitation Program Board of Directors is pleased to have Brad Wood as our Executive Director.
Mr. Wood came to Central Visitation Program with almost 20 years of nonprofit experience, including serving in leadership positions for multiple organizations.
Previously Mr. Wood was one of the Principals with Colorado Impact, a nonprofit organization working to engage the community in making necessary policy changes. Mr. Wood served as the Principal for Business Development and Operations, working on fundraising, internal operations and policy development. Before this Mr. Wood served the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America as the Director for Lutheran Advocacy Ministry – Colorado, working directly with the Bishop on matters of policy pertaining to low-income and marginalized communities and assisting with community relations.
Mr. Wood spent almost 7 years working with Metro CareRing, a local food pantry and emergency assistance provider, specializing in marketing, fundraising, volunteer management and training, staff/intern supervision and advocacy.
Meeting Our People...
It is with the never-ending assistance from our volunteers and the Board of Directors that we are able to provide the court-ordered parenting times between children and their non-residential parents in the Denver metro area. We’d like you to meet some of these people and, from time to time, we’ll be introducing them to you. We hope it might entice you, too, to become involved!
Central Visitation Program is Liza Kirkpatrick’s passion. Since joining the Board of CVP in 2004, she has been actively involved in and committed to all phases of CVP’s mission, bringing with her graciousness, hospitality, and the innate ability to make each person she touches feel special just by saying “Hello”. Each year, as well as arranging for beautiful decorations, Liza prepares the delicious and elegant food for CVP’s Annual Fundraiser. She is dedicated to the CVP volunteers, bringing smiles to their faces and delivering handwritten birthday cards to their homes. She has a knack for words, too, as she helps with grant writing and proofreading correspondence in the CVP office. In her “spare time”, Liza volunteers at Metro CareRing in downtown Denver and is an active member and deacon at her church. Liza, for all you do, thank you! We are delighted to have you as part of the CVP family!