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Olander Cohosts Tatter Cover Event

Olander Cohosts Tatter Cover Open Mic In July, John Olander, Bayaud employee (and former constituent) cohosted Tattered Cover Bookstore’s The Open Mic Night at its Colfax location. Olander came to Bayaud Enterprises to maintain compliance with his sobriety program. Olander grew up in Denver’s Park Hill community in the 60s and 70s and in later […]

Hiring Unhoused To Clean Up Parks

Here’s how you can help those in need in Colorado Hiring unhoused people to clean up parks  Colorado Sun, Tamara Chuang: 3:47 AM MDT on Jul 25, 2023 To read the article in its entirety click on the link here. When city budgets got slashed during the pandemic, Denver’s Department of Parks and Recreation felt […]

Lakewood Food and Wine

We are raising funds to support our innovative programming that addresses the need for job readiness, employment, and housing services for individuals and families or experiencing homelessness and poverty. Join us for the second annual Lakewood Food and Wine at Belmar Plaza. Enjoy food and wine tasting, live music, and family friendly fun.  Want to […]

Tammy Bellofatto, Bayaud Enterprises’ executive director, has a gift for finding people jobs


Dec 7, 2022, Philanthropy & Nonprofits: By Angela Ufheil  –  Associate Editor, Denver Business Journal Tammy Bellofatto had been the executive director of Bayaud Enterprises for fewer than six months when Covid-19 officially arrived in Colorado. The nonprofit uses a wide range of programs to support its goal of helping Denverites facing barriers to employment, such as disability […]

Denver nonprofit proposes 4-story affordable housing building at its headquarters

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By Kate Tracy  –  Reporter , Denver Business Journal-Dec 22, 2022  A long-standing nonprofit in Denver’s Baker neighborhood is looking to build affordable housing where its current headquarters stands. Bayaud Enterprises, a 53-year-old Denver employment agency located at 333 W. Bayaud Ave. has submitted concept plans to demolish its existing building. In its place on the 0.58-acre […]

Bayaud Launches New Dual Mobile Laundry-Shower Trailer

Through $175,000 in contributions from businesses and donors, Bayaud Enterprises launches a new dual mobile laundry-shower trailer to support adults and children experiencing homelessness in metro Denver Denver, Colorado – In an effort to strengthen our work removing hurdles to employment for individuals experiencing homelessness and to provide community resource navigation services throughout the Denver […]

Bayaud Expands With New Facility in Lakewood

January 20, 2022 Denver, Colorado – In an effort to strengthen our work removing barriers to employment for individuals with disabilities and providing community resource navigation services throughout the Denver metropolitan area, Bayaud Enterprises has expanded with the purchase and renovation of a 17,400 square feet commercial building in Lakewood’s West Colfax corridor at 1550 […]

David Henninger has Retired

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David Henninger’s fierce advocacy for marginalized people has given a hand up to thousands of Coloradans in need.  He founded Bayaud Enterprises in 1969 to provide employment and services that support self-reliance for people with physical disabilities and mental illness, and for individuals and families experiencing homelessness. After 50 years of servant leadership, job creation, […]

Bayuad 50th Luncheon a great Success!

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This year we are celebrating Bayaud’s 50 years of service to the Denver community. These years have been characterized by innovation, growth, passion, risk taking, and adherence to our mission. Now we look ahead to our next 50 years, and we are excited about our future. These plans include continuing to expand our programs in […]

Cody – Building Passion for Life

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Imagine being a 5 year old and not believing you are loveable or even just okay the way you are. That is how Cody has felt. Cody said “I desperately needed connection, belonging and love” and felt that I had to be someone I wasn’t in order to get it, so I was always in […]

Swanee Hunt to be the Keynote Speaker at the Golden Anniversary Luncheon!

(Bio crafted by the star.) Swanee Hunt is old.  Because of that, this bio is very impressive. She was a major player in Colorado’s mental health reform of the mid-1980s. Coming from a family riddled with mental illnesses, she has always been comfortable with people suffering from chronic and severe impairment. Out of her family […]

Bayaud Seeks Volunteers for the Point-in-Time Survey

Bayaud Enterprises is joining many others in conducting street out reach for the Point in Time Survey. Everyone Counts is the annual, national Point-in-Time Survey led by our partner Metropolitan Denver Homeless Initiative (MDHI). In collaboration with agencies and volunteers across the Metropolitan Denver region, we will conduct this survey to generate a “snapshot” of the individuals […]

Partial Government Shutdown Affects Bayaud’s Contract Workers

Channel 9 Denver interviews Chris O’Conner, Bayaud Enterprises Director of Federal Contracts and Keith Hendrickson Bayaud employee and Federal contract worker currently furloughed. Watch the video or read the transcripts. Want to help? Donate to the Emergency Funding Campaign that Bayaud Enterprises has set up to support employees affected by the furlough.

Bayaud Enterprises joins other entities affected by the Government shutdown in taking action

For Immediate Release January 11, 2019 Contact: Elayna Alexandra 303-830-6885 ex 245 Bayaud Enterprises joins other entities affected by the Government shutdown in taking action Bayaud Enterprises supports immediate action be taken as we enter day nineteen of the Government shut down.  Over 2000 people with disabilities in the Source America Network for the […]

Interview with David Henninger

Blue Heron Capitol interviewed David Henninger about Bayaud the other week, David discusses 50 years with Bayaud and some of new exciting projects like the Shower Truck that will be on the streets in the next few months! Thanks for the lovely interview Linda and Tim!

Colorado Enterprise Zone Tax Credit Program

Bayaud Enterprises qualifies for the CO Enterprise Zone Tax Credit program, which means you can get a larger than a typical donation reduction in your state taxes with a contribution to use. The purpose of the Enterprise Zone Contribution Tax Credit Program is to support businesses and non-profit organizations, such as Bayaud Enterprises, located in […]

Bayaud Hustle

Join us Thursday, November 29th for our third annual Bayaud Community Hustle! People will have 5-7 minutes to share their talent, (hustle), and tell the audience how they can earn money from it. The audience will evaluate the idea and give feedback to help make their dream a reality. We will share dinner as always, […]

Our “Servant” Leader is Recognized!

Described as a servant leader, David Henninger is truly the definition of this term. He is someone who places the interests and needs of others ahead of his own self-interests and needs. In his career spanning over 45 years, David’s fierce advocacy for marginalized individuals has resulted in the success of Bayaud Enterprises. Bayaud employs […]

Colorado Gives Day, Starts Now!

Colorado’s largest day of giving, Colorado Gives Day, is taking place on Tuesday, December 4, 2018. On this day, thousands of people will come together to support Colorado nonprofits like ours. When you donate to Bayaud Enterprises you’re helping hundreds of individuals and families who have tremendous obstacles to overcome employment barriers and become independent and […]

Art for Work was a Success!

Art for Work a fun night of amazing artwork, festive food, fabulous music and great company. We raised some money too! YAY. Thank you to all the talented wonderful artists who participated and helped to raise funds for our programs that serve the most vulnerable who face incredible barriers to employment. Thank you to our […]

Art for Work 2018!

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October 18th 5:30-8pm at Platt Forum, 2400 Curtis St. For 50 years Bayaud Enterprises has been an innovator in the community in reducing barriers for individuals to engage in the workforce and attain self-sufficiency. We couldn’t do this work without your help and this silent auction fundraiser is a great way to help us achieve our […]

Bayaud is Proud to Announce Funding from Next50 Initiative

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Bayaud is proud to announce that it has been chosen as one of the inaugural grant recipients from NextFifty Initiative, a nonprofit Foundation focused on improving the landscape of aging. The funded project is Navigation Services and Employment Services for clients age 50+ who are under 300% of Federal Poverty Level With the population of Americans […]

We Say Goodbye to Two Incredible People

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Thank you to both George Arguello and Mary Page for the years of dedication, hard work, flexibility and fresh ideas over the many years of service. George Arguello George Arguello arrived at Bayaud in 1987 as a breath of fresh air, which we may or may not have been ready for!  He had a great […]

Bayaud Enterprises Provides Way Finding Services at the New VA Hospital

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For Immediate Release July 27, 2018 Contact: Elayna Alexandra 303-830-6885 ex 245 Bayaud Enterprises signs a six month contract to expand provided contract services at the new VA hospital Denver, CO – Bayaud Enterprises announced today that it has expanded its contract at the VA hospital to include Way Finder Services in addition to […]