Denver cold weather shelter plan in full effect for the homeless

Denver cold weather shelter plan in full effect for the homeless

Cooler temperatures and forecasted snow has prompted Denver’s Road Home and Denver Human Services to initiate its seasonal Cold Weather and Emergency Shelter plan. In partnership with The Delores Project, Urban Peak and Salvation Army, the Cold Weather Plan connects the homeless with a safe and warm place to stay during frigid temperatures. 

When there is cold weather and all other local homeless shelters and community partners have filled their regular and overflow beds, Denver will open additional overflow beds at:

  • Salvation Army Crossroads shelter for men
  • Salvation Army Lambuth Center shelter for families
  • The Delores Project for women
  • Urban Peak for youth

Additionally, motel vouchers will be issued to women and families if overflow shelters fill to capacity. 

“We are committed to making sure that every homeless man, woman, child and family who needs a safe and warm place to stay can access it,” Amber Callender, executive director of Denver’s Road Home said. “We are grateful to Denver’s homeless service provider community for stepping up and lending a hand to help those in need during cold winter nights.”  

The Denver Street Outreach team and Denver Police Department are working in conjunction with Denver’s Road Home to inform people living on the streets about shelter options. 

The public is encouraged to call Mile High United Way’s 2-1-1 to learn about shelter times and bed availability and to connect someone in need to supportive services.

Posted on Feb 01 2012 (Archive on Mar 01 2012)
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