Our mission is to facilitate a dialogue addressing the roots of homelessness by telling stories of people whose lives are impacted by poverty and homelessness and to offer economic, educational, and empowerment opportunities for the impoverished community.
The Denver VOICE is an award-winning publication and a member of the International Network of Street Papers. We abide by the Society of Professional Journalists code of ethics.
The Denver VOICE Vendor Program is a critical component of our mission. We empower homeless individuals by providing a source of income that can help them work their way out of homelessness. Our vendors are homeless or extremely impoverished people who buy the Denver VOICE and sell it for a suggested donation. They don’t have to walk in with money. After a one-hour orientation about the program, vendors receive 10 free copies of the newspaper. They vend each paper for a suggested donation of $2. Vendors may use the money they earn to purchase newspapers for 50-cents each and/or to meet critical needs, including housing, food and hygiene maintenance.