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Emergency Shelter

WEATHER INFO: With wet and snowy conditions expected this evening and into the weekend, the City and County of Denver wants to reassure our community that we have capacity in our shelters for people experiencing homelessness. Severe weather poses a serious danger to those staying outside. If you or someone you know needs shelter, please follow the instructions below. Our shelter and outreach providers will work to connect people with a shelter option that can accommodate your needs. We encourage people to come inside. If you are experiencing an emergency, please call 911. 



For Families

  • Samaritan House
    2301 Lawrence St.
    Seven days a week
    5 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
  • The Gathering Place
    1535 N. High St.

    Mon, Wed, Thurs, Fri  
    8:30 am - 11:30 am  

  • The Volunteers of America Mission
    2877 Lawrence St.
    (303) 297-0408

    Mon - Thurs 
    8:30 am - 11:30 am  




For Individuals

  • Lawrence Street Community Center (transportation to men’s shelter)
    2222 Lawrence St.
    Buses are departing nightly, at approximately 6 p.m., to transport men to different shelter sites.

  • Samaritan House, Holy Rosary Emergency Shelter (single women and transportation to women's shelter)
    2301 Lawrence St.
    Limited overnight emergency shelter for walk-ups available. Nightly transportation is also available from this site for intake into 24-hour shelter. Women and transgender individuals seeking shelter should arrive between 4:00-4:30pm to access available shelter options.
  • Delores Project (single women; transgender individuals 18+)
    Call for address.

  • Urban Peak Overnight Shelter (youth ages 15-20)
    1630 S Acoma St.

  • Salvation Army Crossroads (Single men)
    1901 29th St.
    Entry between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m.

Day Shelters and Supportive Services

Most day shelters are operating with limited services.

  • St. Francis Center (men and women)
    2323 Curtis St.
    Monday - Friday 6:10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
    Saturday and Sunday 6:10 a.m. - 3 p.m. 

  • Lawrence Street Community Center (men and women)
    2222 Lawrence St.
    7 a.m. – 8 p.m.

  • The Gathering Place (women; children; transgender individuals)
    1535 High St.
    Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
    Tuesday 8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

  • Haven of Hope (men and women)
    1101 West 7th Ave.
    Monday - Friday 7 a.m. - 1 p.m.

  • Urban Peak Drop-In Center (youth ages 15-24)

    2100 Stout St
    Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m./ 1:30 to 5:30 p.m.(Wednesday reopen 4-5:30 p.m.)
    Breakfast served at 9a.m. and dinner served at 4:30p.m.

  • Senior Support Services  (seniors ages 60+)
    846 East 18th Ave.
    Open Monday-Friday 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. for clients
    Lunch served 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Domestic Violence Shelter

SafeHouse Denver (DV services for families and single adults of any gender identity). 
24-hour crisis line: 303-318-9989


Overnight Shelter Programs (No Walk-ups)

  • Salvation Army Lambuth Center (families)
    Contact Salvation Army Family Services Center for information
  • Samaritan House (families)
    Families only: 720-799-9371
  • New Genesis (single working men)
  • Gift of Mary (single women)
  • Family Promise of Greater Denver (Families)
    Families can call 303-675-0713 Monday-Friday from 7 a.m.-5 p.m.
    Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. for intake to all programs.

Shelter for Pets

Currently our shelters do not allow pets. If you’re experiencing homelessness and need shelter for your pets, animals can be left in the Denver Animal Shelter night drop boxes, which are always open and are indoors so they are heated. 

Certified service pets will always be allowed at our overnight shelters.

Medical and Mental Health Services

  • Colorado Crisis Services
    24-Hour Hotline: 844-493-TALK or text TALK to 38255
    Walk-In Crisis Services: 4353 E. Colfax Ave.
  • Denver CARES Detox
    1155 Cherokee St.
  • Denver Health
    777 Bannock St.
  • Mental Health Center of Denver
    4455 E. 12th Ave.
  • Stout Street Health Center
    2130 Stout St.

Motel Voucher Policies

In some situations, families may be assisted with a motel voucher. 

  • Families with children under the age of 18 are eligible.
  • People may not receive more than 14 nights of motel vouchers within the previous 12 consecutive months.

Families seeking overnight shelter resources can arrive at any of the following locations and times to be assisted with shelter resources and if eligibility and vacancy allows, connected to a  short-term motel stay.

  • The Gathering Place (1535 N High St, Denver, CO 80218) 
    Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday from 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
  • The VOA Mission (2877 Lawrence St, Denver, CO 80205)
    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday from 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
  • Samaritan House (2301 Lawrence St, Denver CO 80205)
    Seven days a week from 5 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.