It is extremely dangerous to remain outside during winter storms. Anyone who needs a place to stay should seek shelter at one of Denver's area day and overnight shelters. A map of available shelters is below. If you are experiencing an emergency, please call 9-1-1. For more information on services and supports, please call Mile High United Way at 2-1-1.
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.
Our Street Outreach team partners with St. Francis Center, Salvation Army, Urban Peak, and the Colorado Coalition for the Homeless to provide search and rescue and outreach services to people who do not access shelter or other supportive services.
This can include visits to neighborhoods throughout the community to connect directly with people experiencing homelessness right where they are staying to try and connect them to vital resources like potential housing options, vital records, legal identification, food or medical assistance, behavioral or mental health services, and other essential services.
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Homeless Help assists people who are experiencing homelessness or are at risk of becoming homeless to provide needed resources and services.
Access information on Emergency Shelter services in Denver.
Download our Housing Resource Guide [PDF] of services and solutions available by region.
Three-year Shelter Strategy
The City and County of Denver contracted with a national industry expert to conduct a Shelter Analysis and Strategy Project to analyze Denver’s homeless shelter system and provide options and recommendations for a three-year shelter plan.
The analysis took into consideration demand vs. current capacity; whether there was a need to expand, reconfigure current shelter or both; and feasibility, budget and timeline estimates.
Since 2006, Project Homeless Connect Denver has provided nearly 16,000 individuals experiencing homelessness with services including medical care, legal and employment services, haircuts, benefit assistance, clothing and other community services.
The annual event is coordinated by Denver’s Road Home and Mile High United Way with support from We Don’t Waste, Regis University, and the U.S. Bank Foundation.
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