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.
For a detailed list of Denver shelters and services for people experiencing homelessness, visit our Homeless Help page.
We also have a list of emergency sheltering options during snowstorms and severe weather conditions.
Yes. Check out our list of our shelter partners and the people they serve (single men, women, familes, youth, and/or transgender individuals).
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.
If shelters reach capacity, motel vouchers may be available to women, families, and adults with doctor-issued medical statements verifying their medical conditions. To receive a voucher, individuals or heads of household must demonstrate Denver County residency. Additionally, you may not receive more than 12 nights of motel vouchering within 12 consecutive months.
If the overnight lows are below 40 degrees during winter months (October-April), we will provide motel vouchers after 7 p.m. at Samaritan House (Park Ave. at Lawrence) for single nights only. Proof of residency is not required for single-night vouchering during cold weather days when temperatures drop below 40 degrees.
Vouchers will NOT be distributed for failure to access shelter options that have capacity (i.e. missed bus, behavioral restrictions, refusal of shelter options available, etc.).
Currently our shelters do not allow pets. If you’re experiencing homelessnesss 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].
You May Also Find Helpful
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's Road Home oversees the city's investments into tools that help people experiencing homelessness.
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 at the City and County of Denver's Housing portal.
Together, we’ve got this.
Outside Denver: 720-913-1311
TTY Service: 720-913-8479