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DENVER'S ROAD HOME

 

Denver's Road Home works with more than 20 community-based service providers to administer coordinated shelter, outreach, job placement and training, and other services for people who are homeless or at-risk of homelessness. The program works across county lines to help coordinate housing and other resources across the seven county Metro area. Between January 2015 and December 2016, Denver's Road Home in coordination with the Metro Denver Homelessness Initiative and community-based services providers have housed 995 people who were homeless and sheltered thousands.

Denver's Road Home is committed to ensuring that every man, woman and child who experiences homelessness in our city has an alternative to living on the streets. The success of Denver’s Road Home is thanks to a collaborative partnership among nonprofits, foundations, businesses, individuals, faith-based community, service providers, and government at all levels. To learn more, read our Year 10 Annual Report or the Ten Year Plan to End Homelessness.


Project Homeless Connect 2017 was a GREAT Success!

On Tuesday, September 19, more than 900 volunteers and more than 100 service providers gathered at the Colorado Convention Center for Project Homeless Connect 2017. What a day it was! 

Thanks to the generosity of volunteers and donors, more than 1300 individuals experiencing homelessness or at risk of experiencing homelessness were connected to essential services, including medical care, employment, food, and identification. Check out the numbers below:

  • Kits of personal care items: 1,000
  • Sack lunches: 4,128 (4,000 lunches, 128 single sandwiches)
  • Resumes created: 145
  • Job fair attendees: 178
  • Guests who gained a new job through the Job Fair: 69
  • Library cards: 120
  • Pairs of shoes distributed: 311
  • Pairs of socks distributed: 1900
  • Haircuts: 255
  • Massages given: 205
  • Chiropractic adjustments: 103
  • Acupuncture treatments: 125
  • Denver Human Services benefits: 450
  • ID renewals, birth certificates, and Social Security cards: 456
  • Intakes for variety of on-site medical services: 180
  • HIV tests: 59
  • Liver function tests: 50
  • Diabetes tests: 150
  • Physical therapy sessions: 35
  • Physical exams: 45
  • Brief counseling sessions: 40
  • Legal services: 138
  • Warrant check and referral to outreach court: 31

Thank you to our fantastic sponsors and partners Mile High United Way, We Don't Waste, Suncor, and the City and County of Denver. 

Homeless Commission Restructure

Thank you to those who applied for the city's new Advisory Committee for Housing the Homeless; the application period is now over. The selection committee will be meeting soon to review applications. The committees first meeting will be announced shortly. Stay tuned!


Volunteering and Donating

Community-based organizations across Denver rely on donations to feed, clothe, shelter and support thousands of people who are experiencing homelessness in Denver. 

Use this list or download the Give A Better Way Guide to Giving to learn more about how to volunteer your time or how to donate to various organizations.

You can also find volunteer opportunities through the Mile High United Way volunteer events page.


Resources

The City and County of Denver works with a wide variety of service providers throughout the community who assist people who are experiencing homelessness or are at risk of becoming homeless to provide needed resources. Download the Denver Shelters and Services Resource Guide to share with your network. You can also download our Housing Resource Guide here.


Give A Better Way

Many people feel compelled to help when they see someone who is homeless or panhandling on the streets. Often times, people give a dollar and wonder where that money might go. Most hope that it helps someone who is experiencing homelessness. Many think it’s the only way to help, but there are programs in place to help you Give a Better Way and know exactly how your donation is helping the homeless. 

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CONTACT US
 

Chris Conner, Interim Director/Program Adminstrator
720-944-2681
Christopher.Conner@denvergov.org

For media inquiries, please contact: 
Julie Smith
720-944-1422
Julie.Smith@denvergov.org

 

 

 

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