Bayaud Enterprises' Third Quarterly Edition: Summer 2023



Did you know that Bayaud offers 128 distinct services to constituents? Or that our document/hard drive destruction (shredding) services saves 10 million gallons of water and 25,000 trees annually by recycling shredded paper? 

To learn more about Bayaud's community efforts, join us this Saturday, 1-5pm, at Belmar Plaza in Lakewood (south of Alameda at Teller) to taste good food and winespin the Wheel of Chance for prizes, or play chess or ping pongwhile raising funds to support Bayaud’s wide array of programs and services to underserved adults and families in the metro area. 

In this issue, we share more good press (The Colorado Sun) and highlight a success story of an employee (Tattered Cover Open Mic). Can you define social enterprise? We describe the history and impact of social enterprises on non-profit organizations like Bayaud. If you are an employer, we might have the right candidate for you through a subsidized training and employment program known as CW-STEP.  

At Bayaud, we pivot our programs and services to meet changing needs. Please join us Saturday to have fun while fundraising!

Thank you for your continued support.

Tammy Bellofatto 

Join Us At

Belmar Plaza, Lakewood

Saturday, September 9

1 pm to 5 pm

Bayaud is raising funds to support our innovative programming that addresses the need for job readiness, employment and housing services for individuals and families with disabilities or experiencing homelessness and poverty.

  • Food, Wine and Beer Tasting
  • Live Music
  • Family friendly activities
  • Silent Auction
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Lakewood Food & Wine Gold Sponsors

Hiring unhoused people to clean up parks 


When city budgets got slashed during the pandemic, Denver’s Department of Parks and Recreation felt the pain and was unable to hire the usual crew of seasonal workers. That’s when the nonprofit Civic Center Conservancy, which exists to support Civic Center park, began strategizing. 

The Conservancy teamed up with Bayaud Enterprises to hire unhoused residents to pick up trash and assist city workers with landscaping in a program called Civic Center Works, which launched in April 2022….

Link to The Colorado Sun Article

Bayaud Employee Cohosts Tattered 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....


Congratulations to Our Bayaud Bridge Interns

Bayaud congratulates Emily DeSilva and Paige Davies for completing their internships. Also, DeSilva recently graduated with her Master's in Social Work (MSW) and accepted a full-time counselor position for the Bayaud Bridge Program.

Understanding Bayaud’s Social Enterprises

So, what is a Social Enterprise? According to Investopedia, a social enterprise or social business is defined as a business with specific social objectives that serve its primary purpose. Social enterprises seek to maximize profits while maximizing benefits to society and the environment, and the profits are principally used to fund social programs.

Partial History of Bayaud's

Social Enterprises

  • 1981: Quilt-making business
  • 1992: Bayaud participants archived 9News recording and news broadcasts
  • 1996: First AbilityOne contract
  • 2000: Product assembly with Cavity Free at Three (More than 14,000 dental kits produced annually.)
  • 2003: Document Destruction saves, through Bayaud's shredding line, enough electricity to supply 560 homes for one year.
  • 2020: Bayaud Works created BEST temporary staffing agency. (More than 17,000 shifts worked in 2022, which equates to eight (8) full-time jobs.)
  • 2023: Thermaworks Pest Control


If you are an employer, we would like to connect you with a Bayaud participant. We might have the right candidate for you through a subsidized training and employment program known as CW-STEP.

To sponsor a participant though this program, contact Steve White at (720) 827-0477 or email

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