A mission to connect broken people to a community of support by providing free resources and services that address immediate and long-term needs
When Bryan Sederwall (affectionately known as "Pastor B" in the city) moved to Denver in 2006 he was met with defeat in the streets of the city's housing projects. Gangs, poverty and addiction were impossible hurdles to overcome for the youth and families living in the projects. Indeed, the statistics seem impossible to defeat. In 2020, overdose deaths increased by 220%. There were more gang-related shootings than the last five years combined. Human trafficking rose exponentially. Homelessness exploded. Defeat Impossible.
Pastor B started working with gang members, ex-offenders and inmates. Realizing that defeating the impossible cycles of incarceration, poverty, addiction and homelessness start with youth and families, Denver Dream Center developed wrap-around services, pro-social events and crisis-intervention services that now reach 40,000 people annually.