BPB Floyd Inc.
BPB Floyd Inc. is committed to helping people in Aurora, Colorado live full and productive lives. As a nonprofit organization, the BPB Floyd Inc. relies on public funding and community donations to provide the quality services necessary for individuals to start transitioning into a productive lifestyle.
No matter what the amount, your donation will go directly toward helping individuals receive the services and care they need to continue learning, developing, enjoying life, and being productive in our society. You will make a difference in our programs…your community…and someone's life.
Patricia Shaver, Executive Director recalls that for as far back as she can remember her parents always were extremely concerned about “ex-offenders.” She would hear them discussing the plight of former offenders and their desire to inform them that they must know, believe and be confident that regardless of one’s past, “you can always start over.” Nonetheless, for many years the closest she ever got to ex-offenders was in her capacity as a bail bonds person. Yet she was still haunted for many years about her parents’ passion for ex-offenders.
Finally, in 2008 Ms. Shaver opened her first BPB Floyd House for previously incarcerated clients living with HIV/AIDS. She began her non-profit journey partnering with It Takes a Village, another locally based non-profit and through the prison ministry at her church. To gain the experience she needed for the housing program she also volunteered with the Denver’s Road Home Project Homeless Connect and garnered some very valuable experience from this endeavor!
This housing program is designed for male re-entry citizens’ services to commence immediately upon their release from penal institutions and veterans struggling with homelessness, substance use disorder issues. The primary objective is to provide safe, affordable and supportive housing which will be available to clients from 90 days to 6 months to guide their successful transition from incarceration, through meeting parolee stipulations and into becoming viable members of society.
Program participants will receive a variety of supportive services essential to the overall goal to become self-sufficient, enabling them to care and provide for themselves and their families.
To achieve these goals the program must provide additional supportive services including employment and training services, positive conflict resolution skills development, parenting skills, health and wellness instruction, etc.
Our goal is to provide this housing service as a transition program as we expect clients to be physically housed and enrolled for 90 days to 6 months, as determined by their individual needs. Upon “graduation” from the program each graduate will continue to receive supportive services deemed necessary for year. It is our goal also to use the expertise of graduates in a mentoring program for future client participant.