DENVER, CO — High 5 Plumbing, a family-owned residential plumbing company offering repair and maintenance services (including drain cleaning) to the greater Denver metropolitan area, recently announced a $3,000 donation to Hope House of Colorado through the company’s High 5 Cares program.
High 5 Cares was inaugurated in 2018 as a way for the company to give back to its community. Every month the company reaches out to a local nonprofit to help it in its mission. High 5 interviews the organization’s leadership, teams up to spread the word on social media, and helps organize donations.
Hope House Colorado began in 2003 as a shelter for homeless teen moms and their children, with the aim not simply housing and feeding their charges but moving them towards self-sufficiency.
Today, the nonprofit still offers a residential program that provides a safe, stable environment for teen moms who have become homeless or may be living in an unsafe environment. Now it also offers educational opportunities, including a high school and GED program, and a college and career-builder program.
Moreover, Hope House offers parenting classes, as well as healthy relationship classes and counseling for teen moms who may face challenges stemming from anxiety, grief or loss.
To help furnish a sense of community, Hope House also offers social activities such as weekly donuts with staff members and volunteers and holiday celebrations including Christmas parties, Easter egg hunts, Halloween parties and more.
Continuing to Grow and Support
“We were so excited to launch our community give back program in the Denver area,” Cassi Torres, VP of High 5 Plumbing said, “and after touring their facility in Arvada, we knew we had found a nonprofit that we would get behind for years to come.”
Cassi Torres calls supporting teen moms a project “near and dear” to her heart—she and husband/co-owner Levi Torres started a family young and Cassie Torres was herself a teen mom at one point.
“We really value our long-time partnership with High 5 Plumbing,” Hope House’s Director of Development Lisa Schlarbaum said. “Everyone we have interacted with from High 5 Plumbing has been fun to work with and they love our moms! We are so grateful for their investment in our teen moms and their children.”
This marks the third time High 5 has chosen to spotlight Hope House as part of its High 5 Cares program. In 2023 they were able to donate more than six times their initial donation back in 2018.
“It was special to us as both High 5 Plumbing and Hope House have continued to grow and support each other over the years,” Cassie Torres said. “It's so cool to see them growing too, they are serving over 250 teen moms in the Denver metro area. It's always fun to reconnect with those people who partner with you to help make the community a better place.”
For more information on High 5 Cares, visit https://high5plumbing.com/high5-cares/.
For more information on Hope House Colorado or to make a donation, visit https://hopehousecolorado.org/.