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HELPING THE HOMELESS: RESOURCES

 

Direct Assistance for the Homeless

Call 2-1-1 for assistance and shelter information.
 

Denver Human Services

Richard T. Castro Center
1200 Federal BlvD.
Denver, CO 80204

East Office
2855 Tremont Pl.
Denver, CO 80205

Montbello Office
4685 Peoria St.
Denver, CO 80239  

Homeless General Assistance: 720-944-3666
Eviction Assistance: 720-944-3666
Rental Assistance: 720-944-3666
Burial Assistance: 720-944-2548
Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program: 720-944-3500
Veterans Services: 720-944-3501


Local Service Providers

Agape Church
Meals on Saturdays at 11 a.m.
2501 California Street
Denver, CO 80205 
303-296-2454

ACCESS Housing
30-day temporary housing for families with children. 
6978 Colorado Boulevard
Commerce City, CO 80022
303-289-7078

Almost Home
A 30-45 day emergency shelter for families with children, as well as transitional housing, rental and utility assistance, and Case Management. Serves Adams County and southern Weld County.
568 Bridge Street
Brighton, CO 80601 (shelter)
303-659-6199 

Alternatives to Family Violence
Domestic Violence Services - Adams County
Address is Confidential
303-657-0064

Arapahoe House Inc.
Our programs serve a number of populations including adults, adolescents, male and female offenders, pregnant and post-partum women and individuals with co-occurring mental health disorders and substance abuse problems.
8801 Lipan Street
Thornton, CO 80260
303-412-3695

Bannock Youth Center
Transitional housing for single youths and young families aged 16-24. Program participants receive supportive services and life skills training. Required to be in school, working, volunteering, or a combination of the above. 
455 Bannock Street
Denver, CO 80204
720-217-3884

Bayaud Enterprises
We work with individuals who are homeless or at risk of homelessness, as well as those with disabilities or other barriers to employment, and are looking for work.
333 West Bayaud Avenue
Denver, CO 80223
303-830-6885

Boulder Shelter for the Homeless
Shelter. Closed April 30 - October 1. Morning services 6 - 8 a.m. (breakfast, showers, place to nap)
4869 North Broadway Street
Boulder, CO 80304
303-442-4646

Brandon Center (Volunteers of America)
Shelter and domestic violence services for women and children.
Address is Confidential.
303-620-9190

Broadway Assistance Center
Serving area boundaries are Broadway to Federal, and Colfax to Alameda, also 1-25 and Broadway to Washington Street. Food Distribution, Thursday night meal, medical assistance, and more
1212 Mariposa Street
Denver, CO 80204
303-893-4108

Capitol Hill Community Services - Agape Christian Church
Offering hot lunch on Saturdays at 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
2501 California Street
Denver, CO 80205
303-296-2454

Capitol Hill Community Services - Jordan AME Church
Offering hot lunch on Tuesdays at noon.
2900 Milwaukee Street
Denver, CO 80205
303-322-7427

Capitol Hill Community Services - Peoples Presbyterian Church
Serving hot lunch on Mondays at noon. 
2780 York Street
Denver, CO 80205 
303-297-9071

Capitol Hill Community Services - Trinity United Methodist 
Serving hot lunch Wednesday - Friday from 11:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. 
1820 Broadway Street
Denver, CO 80202 
303-839-1493

Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception
Sandwiches and coffee distributed Monday - Friday at the rear door cathedral rectory. 
1530 Logan Street
Denver, CO 80203
303-831-7010 

Catholic Charities
Rent and utility assistance. Must call and make an appointment
4045 Pecos Street
Denver, CO 80211
303-742-0828

Center of Hope
Provides homeless services for women with children and youth. 
875 South Sheridan Boulevard
Denver, CO 80226
303-935-1276

Center of Hope - Administration Office
Transitional housing for men, women, and children. 24-hour services for homeless women with children.
5303 West Kentucky Avenue
Lakewood, CO 80226
303-935-7746

Champa House - A Denver Rescue Mission Facility
Long-term residential program for single mothers with children 12 and under. 
2544 Champa Street
Denver, CO 80205
303-294-9961

Christ's Body Ministries
Daytime Center offering hot meal Mondays 12:30-3 p.m. and Fridays from 8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Saturday groceries and hot meals at 2 p.m., now served at 16th and York in co-operation with Open Door Ministries. No ID required. First come, first served.
Address: 850 Lincoln Street
Denver, CO 80203
303-860-1272

Church in the City 
Free meals Wednesdays from 6-7 p.m. and food bags on the second and fourth Sunday of each month at 12:30 p.m. 
1580 Gaylord Street
Denver, CO 80206 
303-322-5733

Colorado Anti-Violence Program
Provides direct client services including crisis intervention, information, and referrals for LGBT victims of violence 24 hours a day. 
304 Elati Street
Denver, CO 80223 
303-839-5204 or 303-852-5094
Statewide call: 1-888-557-4441

Colorado Coalition for the Homeless
The Colorado Coalition for the Homeless is a full-service agency for people who are experiencing homelessness. Many services are provided, including supportive housing and health, mental health, substance treatment and child care to homeless families, children, and individuals.
2111 Champa Street
Denver, CO 80205
303-293-2217

Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment
Birth Certificates.
4300 Cherry Creek Drive South
Denver, CO 80246
303-692-2000

Colorado Legal Services
Civil legal assistance to low-income and elderly individuals.
1905 Sherman Street #400
Denver, CO 80203
303-837-1321

Colorado Supportive Housing & Homeless Program
Housing assistance. 
1313 Sherman Street
Denver, CO 80203
303-866-4921

Comitis Crisis Center
Shelter for families with a youth under 18 years. Shelter for individuals in winter months.
2178 Victor Street
Aurora, CO 80045 
303-341-9160

Community Resource and Referral Center
Access to transitional housing and homeless services, including showers and storage for homeless veterans. 
VOA Bill Daniels Center
1247 Santa Fe Dr
Denver, CO 80204
720-501-3367 

The Crossing - A Denver Rescue Mission Facility
Transitional housing for men, women, and families; rehabilitation program for men. 
6090 Smith Road
Denver, CO 80216
303-953-3900

The Delores Project
The Delores Project provides safe, comfortable overnight shelter and services to single adult women who are homeless and have limited resources.
PO Box 1406
Denver, CO 80201
303-534-5411 

Denver CARES
Detox facility and program.
1155 Cherokee Street
Denver, CO 80204
303-436-3500

Denver Health East Side Family Health Center 
Medical and dental
510 28th Street
Denver, CO 80205 
303-436-4600

Denver Health Medical Center
Medical and dental clinic. 
777 Bannock Street
Denver, CO 80204
303-436-6000

Denver Rescue Mission
During the year, the Denver Rescue Mission provides shelter, food, clothing, and education to the homeless. Offering breakfast Monday through Sunday at 5:30 a.m., lunch Monday through Sunday at noon, and dinner Monday through Sunday at 8 p.m. Shelter for men. Medical and dental services. 
1130 Park Avenue West
Denver, CO 80205
303-294-0157

Denver Urban Ministries
In the daily pursuit of its mission, DenUM is proud to serve the immediate and long-term needs of the most vulnerable in our community, looking beyond crisis to a society of equality, justice, and compassion. DenUm assists with food boxes, diapers and formula, employment services, ID and utility assistance, and free notary services. Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday 9 a.m. - 3:30 pm. Wednesday 9 a.m. - noon. 
1717 East Colfax Avenue
Denver, CO 80218 
303-355-4896

Denver VOICE
A monthly newspaper that provides an individual an opportunity to work and earn an income. Papers are 50-cents per (first 10 are free) and sold for suggested $2. Orientation helps train and prepare individuals, and is open to anyone Monday - Friday 9 - 11 a.m., orientation at 9:30 a.m. Vendors should be at the office at 9 a.m.
2255 Champa Street
Denver, CO 80205
720-539-7226

El Centro Humanitario ParaLos Trabajadores (Humanitarian Center for Workers)
El Centro Humanitario provides a gathering place for low wage/homeless women and men to seek employment and education.
2260 California Street
Denver, CO 80205
303-292-4115

The Empowerment Program
Homeless single women, especially homeless single women who are involved or have been in the criminal justice system, who work as prostitutes, are drug addicted and have histories of trauma and mental illness, and have need of basic services such as housing, employment, and education.
1600 York Street
Denver, CO 80206 
303-320-1989

Energy Outreach Colorado
Utility assistance. 
225 East 16th Avenue #200
Denver, CO 80203
303-825-8750 or 1-800-HEAT-HELP (state-wide number for utility assistance) 

Family & Senior Homeless Initiative (Denver Rescue Mission)
Program through the Denver Rescue Mission that offers transitional housing, case management and mentoring for families and seniors. 
6090 Smith Road
Denver, CO 80216
303-292-9229

Family HomeStead
Emergency housing for families, up to 90 days. For transitional housing, they must be working. 
999 Decatur Street
Denver, CO 80204
303-623-6514

Family Promise of Greater Denver
Provides shelters for families up to 60 days.
PO Box 40550
Denver, CO 80204
303-675-0713

Family Tree
Accepts referrals for transitional/permanent housing for individuals and families. 
3805 Marshall Street #201
Wheat Ridge, CO 80033
303-467-2604

Family Tree - House of Hope
Ninty-day shelter for homeless mothers and their children. 
3301 South Grant Street
Englewood, CO 80113
303-762-9525

Family Tree - Karlis Family Center
Lakewood/Arapahoe County - Support groups, counseling, supervised parenting time, and safe exchanges. 
1777 Kipling Street
Lakewood, CO 80215
303-462-1060

Family Tree - Women in Crisis
Jefferson County - Services for domestic violence victims - women and children. 
Address is Confidential
303-420-6752

Father Ed Judy House
Family shelter with no limits on the length of stay. Must call in advance. 
Fort Logan Campus
4024 South Newton Street
Denver, CO 80236
303-866-7641

Father Woody's Haven of Hope
Daytime center offering breakfast and lunch Monday - Saturday. 
1101 W 7th Ave
Denver, CO 80204
303-607-0855

Gateway Battered Women's Shelter
Thirty-day shelter for women who are victims of domestic abuse. Located in Aurora and Arapahoe County.
PO Box 914
Aurora, CO 80040
303-343-1851

The Gathering Place
Daytime Center for Women, children, and transgender individuals experiencing poverty and homelessness. 
1535 High Street
Denver, CO 80218 
303-321-4198

Holy Ghost Church
Offering sandwiches Monday - Saturday from 10 - 10:30 a.m.
1900 California Street
Denver, CO 80202
303-292-1556

Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program
Provides supportive services to help homeless veterans obtain and keep employment. 
1200 Federal Boulevard
Denver, CO 80204
720-944-3500

HOPE Program
Day center for men and women living with HIV.
1555 Race Street
Denver, CO 80218
303-832-3354

Hope World Wide
We operate the B.E.S.T. program, which is a job training program for homeless adults.
6529 Carr Street
Arvada, CO 80004
303-931-7415

Hunger Free Colorado
The Hunger Free Hotline is a bilingual toll-free number that provides information on how to access food assistance such as Food Stamps, WIC, food pantries, and soup kitchens.
Various Locations
Toll-free: 855-855-4626 or Denver Metro: 720-382-2920

Inner City Health Clinic
Medical and dental clinic. 
3405 Downing Street
Denver, CO 80205
303-296-1767

Irving Street
Safe Haven housing for mentally ill, single, and chronically homeless women. 
601 South Irving Street
Denver, CO 80219
303-934-9501

Jeffco Action Center
Thirty-45 day shelter for families, couples, and single individuals. Individuals must be employed or seeking work, as well as have a background check and interview to stay at the Jeffco Action Center.
8755 West 14th Avenue
Lakewood, CO 80215
303-237-7704

Jewish Family Service
JFS provides eviction prevention services and emergency food boxes to individuals and families in order to prevent homelessness and food insecurity. 
3201 South Tamarac Drive
Denver, CO 80231
303-597-5000 or 303-597-5199 extension 319

Joshua Station
Long-term transitional housing for families. 
2330 West Mulberry Place (I-25 and 8th Ave)
Denver, CO 80204
303-592-1555

Mental Health Center of Denver
The Mental Health Center of Denver (MHCD) is a private, not-for-profit, 501 (c) (3), community mental health care organization providing comprehensive, recovery-focused services to more than 11,500 residents in the Denver metro area each year. Founded in 1989, MHCD is Colorado’s leading provider and key health care partner in the delivery of outcomes-based mental health services. 
4141 East Dickenson Place
Denver, CO 80222
303-504-6500

Metro Crisis Services
Improving access to mental health and substance abuse care in the seven counties of metropolitan Denver.
Rocky Mountain Crisis Partners
PO Box 460695
Denver, CO 80246
888-885-1222

Metro Care Ring Food Bank
Food pantry, identification, and other services. 
1100 East 18th Avenue
Denver, CO 80218
303-860-7200

Metro Denver Homeless Initiative (MDHI)
Advocacy of homeless issues regionally. 
711 Park Avenue West, Suite 320
Denver, Colorado 80205
303-561-2194

Mile High Independent Living Center
Benefits acquisition assistance, food acquisition assistance, independent living skills, and eviction assistance. 
110 16th Street
Denver, CO 80202
303-800-4700

Ministry Outreach Center
Food boxes, clothing, and other services. 
3501 East. 46th Avenue
Denver, CO 80216
303-297-1815

New Genesis
Transitional housing for single men and women; shelter for single men. 
1680 Sherman Street
Denver, CO 80203
303-831-4910

Open Door Ministries
Meeting needs and making disciples in the urban community. Transitional housing for men and women.
1530 Marion Street
Denver, CO 80218
303-830-2201

Phoenix Concept
Substance abuse treatment. 
2162 Lawrence Street
Denver, CO 80205
303-293-3620

Providence Network
Providence Network provides "FirstStep" transitional and "NextStep" affordable housing programs to help end homelessness in Denver. PN is a faith-based organization that integrates 24-hour live-in staff, therapeutic counseling, mentoring, case management and access to numerous services (health care, legal representation, child care, job training, and placement, etc.) for up to two years in its FirstStep program. Individuals who have completed a transitional program have the opportunity to become residents of our substance-free, affordable NextStep apartment community (with continued access to supportive services) to facilitate their continued success.
801 Logan Street
Denver, CO 80203
303-860-8404

Sacred Heart House
Shelter for single women and single mom's with children; no men. 
2844 Lawrence Street
Denver, CO 80205
303-296-6686

SafeHouse Denver, Inc.
Provides shelter and counseling services to victims of domestic violence. 
1649 Downing Street
Denver, CO 80218
303-318-9989 - 24-hour crisis line

Salvation Army
Two meals a day are served seven days a week. Breakfast is served at 6 a.m. Monday - Saturday and at 9:30 a.m. on Sundays. Dinner is served each day at 5:30 p.m. 
Various locations.
303-861-4833

Salvation Army Lambuth Center
Transitional center serving families.
2741 Federal Boulevard
Denver, CO 80211
303-477-3758

Salvation Army Crossroads Shelter
Temporary cold weather shelter for single men.
1901 29th Street
Denver, CO 80216
303-298-1028 

Samaritan House
Transitional housing/shelter for families, single men, and single women. For adults over 21.
2301 Lawrence Street
Denver, CO 80205
303-294-0241

Same Cafe
Meals aren't free but you can pay what you can or work off your meal in the kitchen.
Open Monday - Saturday from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
2023 East Colfax Avenue
Denver, CO 80206
720-530-6853

Senior Housing Options
Senior Housing Options provides affordable independent and assisted living housing options for older adults. 
1510 17th Street
Denver, CO 80202
303-595-4464 extension17 - Hilarie Olson

Senior Support Services
Senior Support Services strives to make each day better and safer for Denver's homeless and low-income seniors by providing the resources and support they need to lead more self-sufficient and fulfilling lives. Offering meals for those who are 55 years of age and older - breakfast, hot lunch and hot dinner. Other services include a food pantry, clothing room, storage room for individuals to store belongings, internet access, TV, and always free hot coffee. 
846 East 18th Avenue
Denver, CO 80218
303-832-1622 extension 201

Social Security Administration
Social Security services and benefits. 
1500 Champa Street Suite 200
Denver, CO 80202
800-772-1213

Step 13
Transitional housing for single men. 
2029 Larimer Street
Denver, CO 80205
303-295-7837

St. Elizabeth's Church
Offering soup and sandwiches seven days a week from 11 - 11:15 a.m. Speer Boulevard and Arapahoe Street on the Auraria Campus in Denver.
1060 Saint Francis Way
Denver, CO 80204
303-534-4014

St. Francis Center
Daytime center for homeless men and women. Showers and storage available. 
2323 Curtis Street
Denver, CO 80205 
303-297-1576

St. Joseph's 
Housing for Vets. Affiliated with the Samaritan House, must go through Samaritan House to access St. Joseph's. 
Address is Confidential.
303-292-2591

St. Paul's United Methodist Church
Serving breakfast from 8 - 9 a.m. on Sundays.
1615 Ogden Street
Denver, CO 80218
303-832-4929

Stout Street Clinic
Medical and dental clinic. 
2100 Broadway
Denver, CO 80205
303-293-2220

Theodora House - Volunteers of America
Shelter for single women. 
Address is confidential
303-620-9190

Urban Peak
Urban Peak helps homeless youth and youth at risk of becoming homeless ages 14 to 24 overcome real life challenges by providing essential services and a supportive community, empowering them to become self-sufficient adults. Since 1988, Urban Peak has been there for tens of thousands of youth providing a continuum of services (including shelter, meals, street outreach, education/employment, housing, creative outlets, and recreational activities) and an alternative to life on the streets. Shelter for youth up to age 21 with several housing programs. 

Shelter:

1630 South Acoma Street
Denver, CO 80223

Administration
730 21st Street
Denver, CO 80205
303-974-2900

VA Homeless Program
Housing, mental health, drug, and alcohol services for veterans. 
1055 Clermont Street
Denver, CO 80220
303-399-8020 extension 2056

Veteran's Affairs Medical Center
A medical clinic for veterans. 
1055 Clermont Street
Denver, CO 80220
303-399-8020 or 1-800-336-8262

Volunteers of America Colorado Branch 
Volunteers of America serves a variety of people in need; programs include meals, shelter, and housing for homeless families and youth, senior services, and Head Start programs. Serving breakfast at 8 a.m., lunch at 11:30 a.m. and dinner at 5 p.m. Monday - Thursday. Lunch at 1 p.m. on Sundays. 
2877 Lawrence Street
Denver, CO 80205
303-297-0408

Warren Village
Transitional housing for single-parent families. Provides child care and family services.
1323 Gilpin Street
Denver, CO 80218
303-321-2345

We Don't Waste
Founded in September 2009 after assessing needs for food in the community of agencies serving populations typically unserved and underserved faced with food insecurity. We Don't Waste fights food waste by recovering food from venues, events, caterers, restaurants and other major food providers. The products are delivered to community-based nonprofit agencies serving disadvantaged populations in order to increase food security at no cost to either the donors or recipient agencies. 
3561 Walnut Street, Unit B
Denver, CO 80205
720-443-3668

Westside Family Health Center
Medical clinic. 
1100 Federal Blvd.
Denver, CO 80204
303-436-4200

Women's Crisis and Family Outreach Center
Douglas County - domestic violence services for men, women, and children. 
Address is confidential.
Crisis line: 303-688-8484
Offices and information: 303-688-1094

Women in Crisis - Family tree
Jefferson County. Services for victims of domestic violence, women, and children. 
Address is confidential.
303-420-6752

 

 

CONTACT US
 

Office Hours (All Locations)
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday
7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
 
Wednesday - by appointment only
 
Customer Service
720-944-3666
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If you need Spanish-language relay services, please call 800-337-3242.
 

 

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