Everyone deserves a safe, warm place to sleep. We’re committed to preventing and ending homelessness by connecting those without shelter to resources, support, and services to help them regain stability and improve well-being.
We can help you:
If you need to access shelter or encounter someone who needs shelter between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, call 2-1-1. We highly recommend calling during business hours to make your arrangements for shelter.
Please note that these times, dates, and details are subject to change.
For a detailed list of Denver shelters and services for people experiencing homelessness, visit the Department of Housing Stability's Homeless Help page.
Yes. Check out our list of our shelter partners and the people they serve (single men, women, families, youth, and/or transgender individuals).
Denver Human Services assists families in need of emergency shelter. We may provide motel vouchers when all other sheltering resources have been exhausted. Families with proof of legal custody of children under 22 are eligible for an emergency shelter voucher to one of our partner locations. Proof of legal custody can be determined with birth certificates, school records, court documents, Social Security documents, or an open Medicaid, SNAP, or TANF benefit case.
During winter months (October to April), if the overnight lows are below 40 degrees, Denver Human Services will voucher after 7 p.m. at Samaritan House (Park Avenue at Lawrence) for single nights only.
Emergency shelter assistance locations and hours:
Additionally, from October to April, in accordance with its Cold Weather Policy, the Denver Sheriff Department will only accept direct referrals for families who are accompanied by a community partner for emergency assistance (for example, DPD and Street Outreach Teams).
Denver's Department of Housing Stability provides respite assistance to individuals experiencing homelessness who are discharged from Denver Health. A Denver Health social worker contacts the respite officer to arrange a bed per the directives of the attending physician.
If you are concerned for someone’s safety and they are not in immediate danger, call the Denver Police’s non-emergency line at 720-913-2000. If someone is in immediate danger or in a life-threatening situation, call 9-1-1.
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
You can help people experiencing homelessness by giving your time, your good, or your money. Find out more by downloading our Be a Giver guide [PDF].
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View emergency sheltering options during snowstorms and severe weather conditions.
Homeless Help assists people who are experiencing homelessness or are at risk of becoming homeless to provide needed resources and services.
Download our Denver Shelters and Services Resource Guide [PDF].
Denver Day Works is a supported work program designed to provide a low- to no-barrier work experience for people throughout the city who are experiencing homelessness.
Find more housing resources, including how to access help with repairs, listings of affordable rentals in Denver, and weatherization services by visiting the Department of Housing Stability.
Together, we’ve got this.
Outside Denver: 720-913-1311
TTY Service: 720-913-8479