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Denver Human Services
Castro Building - 1200 Federal Blvd, Denver, CO 80204
Eastside - 2855 Tremont Pl, Denver, CO
Montbello - 4685 Peoria St, Denver, CO

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.
Address:  2501 California Street, Denver, CO 80205 
Telephone:  (303) 296-2454



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


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


Alternatives to Family Violence
Domestic Violence Services - Adams County
Address:  Confidential
Telephone:  (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.
Address:  8801 Lipan Street, Thornton, CO 80260
Telephone:  (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. 
Address:  455 Bannock Street, Denver, CO 80204
Telephone:  (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.
Address:  333 W. Bayaud Avenue, Denver, CO 80223
Telephone:  (303) 830-6885


Boulder Shelter for the Homeless
Shelter. Closed April 30 - October 1. Morning services 6:00 AM-8:00 AM (breakfast, showers, place to nap)
Address:  4869 N. Broadway Street, Boulder, CO 80304
Telephone:  (303) 442-4646


Brandon Center (Volunteers of America)
Shelter and domestic violence services for women and children.
Address:  Confidential
Telephone:  (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 & more
Address:  1212 Mariposa Street, Denver, CO 80204
Telephone:  (303) 893-4108


Capitol Hill Community Services - Agape Christian Church

Offering hot lunch on Saturdays at 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Address:  2501 California Street, Denver, CO 80205
Telephone:  (303) 296-2454


Capitol Hill Community Services - Jordan AME Church
Offering hot lunch on Tuesdays at Noon.
Address:  2900 Milwaukee Street, Denver, CO 80205
Telephone:  (303) 322-7427


Capitol Hill Community Services - Peoples Presbyterian Church
Serving hot lunch on Mondays at Noon. 
Address:  2780 York Street, Denver, CO 80205 
Telephone:  (303) 297-9071


Capitol Hill Community Services - Trinity United Methodist 
Serving hot lunch Wednesday - Friday from 11:45 am - 12:15 pm. 
Address:  1820 Broadway Street, Denver, CO 80202 
Telephone:  (303) 839-1493


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


Catholic Charities
Rent and Utilities assistances. Must call and make an appointment.
Address:  4045 Pecos Street, Denver, CO 80211
Telephone:  (303) 742-0828


Center of Hope
Provides homeless services for women with children and youth. 
Address:  875 S. Sheridan Boulevard, Denver, CO 80226
Telephone:  (303) 935-1276




Center of Hope - Administration Office

Transitional housing for men, women and children. 24-hour services for homeless women with children.
Address:  5303 W. Kentucky Avenue, Lakewood, CO 80226
Telephone:  (303) 935-7746


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


Christ's Body Ministries
Daytime Center - Offering hot meal Mondays 12:30-3 pm and Fridays from 8:30 am - 12:00 pm. Saturday, Groceries & Hot Meals, 2 pm – Now served at 16th & York in co-operation with Open Door Ministries. No ID required, 1st come, 1st served
Address:  850 Lincoln St, Denver, CO 80203
Telephone:  (303) 860-1272


Church in the City 
Free meals Wednesdays from 6 -7 pm and food bags on the second and fourth Sunday of each month at 12:30 pm. 
Address:  1580 Gaylord Street, Denver, CO 80206 
Telephone:  (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. 
Address:  304 Elati Street, Denver, CO 80223 
Telephone:  (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. A variety of services are provided, including supportive housing and health, mental health, substance treatment and child care to homeless families, children and individuals.
Address:  2111 Champa Street, Denver, CO 80205
Telephone:  (303) 293-2217


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


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


Colorado Supportive Housing & Homeless Program
Housing assistance. 
Address:  1313 Sherman St. Denver, CO 80203
Telephone:  (303) 866-4921


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


Community Resource and Referral Center
Access to transitional housing and homeless services, including showers and storage for homeless veterans. 
Address:  3030 Downing Street, Denver, CO 80205
Telephone:   (303) 294-5600 


The Crossing - A Denver Rescue Mission Facility
Transitional housing for men, women and families; rehabilitation program for men. 
Address:  6090 Smith Road, Denver, CO 80216
Telephone:  (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.
Address:  PO Box 1406, Denver, CO 80201
Telephone:  (303) 534-5411 


Denver CARES
Detox facility and program.
Address:  1155 Cherokee St, Denver, CO 80204
Telephone:  (303) 436-3500


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


Denver Health Medical Center
Medical and dental clinic. 
Address:  777 Bannock St., Denver, CO 80204
Telephone:  (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 - Sunday 5:30 am, lunch Monday - Sunday at Noon, and dinner Monday - Sunday at 8 pm. Shelter for men. Medical and dental services. 
Address:  1130 Park Avenue West, Denver, CO 80205
Telephone:  (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 utilities assistance, and free notary services. Hours: M, T, Th, F 9 am - 3:30 pm, Wednesday 9 am - Noon. 
Address:  1717 E. Colfax Avenue, Denver, CO 80218 
Telephone:  (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 M-F, 9AM-11AM, orientation at 9:30AM. Vendors should be at the office at 9:00 AM.
Address:  2255 Champa Street, Denver, CO 80205
Telephone:  (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.
Address:  2260 California Street, Denver, CO 80205
Telephone:  (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.
Address:  1600 York Street, Denver, CO 80206 
Telephone:  (303) 320-1989


Energy Outreach Colorado
Utility Assistance. 
Address:  225 E. 16th Ave #200, Denver, CO 80203
Telephone:  (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. 
Address:  6090 Smith Road, Denver, CO 80216
Telephone:  (303) 292-9229


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


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


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


Family Tree - House of Hope
90 day shelter for homeless mothers and their children. 
Address:  3301 S. Grant St., Englewood, CO 80113
Telephone:  (303) 762-9525


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


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


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


Father Woody's Haven of Hope
Daytime Center - Offering Breakfast and Lunch Monday - Saturday. 
Address:  1101 W 7th Ave, Denver, CO 80204
Telephone:  (303) 607-0855


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


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

Holy Ghost Church

Offering sandwiches Monday - Saturday from 10:00-10:30 a.m.
Address:  1900 California Street, Denver, CO 80202
Telephone:  (303) 292-1556


Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program

Provides supportive services to help homeless veterans obtain and keep employment. 
Address:  1200 Federal Blvd, Denver, CO 80204
Telephone:  (720) 944-3500


HOPE Program
Day center for men and women living with HIV.
Address:  1555 Race St, Denver, CO 80218
Telephone:  (303) 832-3354


Hope World Wide
We operate the B.E.S.T. program, which is a job training program for homeless adults.
Address:  6529 Carr Street, Arvada, CO 80004
Telephone:  (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.
Address:  Various
Telephone:  Toll Free: (855) 855-4626 or Denver Metro: (720) 382-2920


Inner City Health Clinic

Medical and dental clinic. 
Address:  3405 Downing St., Denver, CO 80205
Telephone:  (303) 296-1767


Irving Street
Safe Haven housing for mentally-ill, single and chronically homeless women. 
Address:  601 S. Irving St., Denver, CO 80219
Telephone:  (303) 934-9501


Jeffco Action Center
30-45 day shelter for families, couples, and single individuals. They must be employed or seeking work, as well as have a background check and interview to stay at the Jeffco Action Center.
Address:  8755 West 14th Ave., Lakewood, CO 80215
Telephone:  (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. 
Address:  3201 S. Tamarac Drive, Denver, CO 80231
Telephone:  (303) 597-5000 or (303) 597-5199, x319


Joshua Station
Long-term transitional housing for families. 
Address:  2330 W. Mulberry Place, Denver, CO 80204 (I-25 & 8th Ave)
Telephone:  (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. 
Address:  4141 E. Dickenson Place, Denver, CO 80222
Telephone:  (303) 504-6500


Metro Crisis Services
Improving access to mental health and substance abuse care in the seven counties of metropolitan Denver.
Telephone:  888-885-1222


Metro Care Ring Food Bank
Food pantry, identification and other services. 
Address:  1100 E 18th Ave, Denver, CO 80218
Telephone:  (303) 860-7200


Metro Denver Homeless Initiative (MDHI)
Advocacy of homeless issues regionally. 
Telephone:  (303) 561-2194


Mile High Indepdent Living Center
Benefits acquisition assistance, food acquisition assistance, independent living skills, and eviction assistance. 
Address:  110 16th St. Denver, CO 80202
Telephone:  (303) 800-4700


Ministry Outreach Center

Food boxes, clothing and other services. 
Address:  3501 E. 46th Ave, Denver, CO 80216
Telephone:  (303) 297-1815


New Genesis

Transitional housing for single men and women, shelter for single men. 
Address:  1680 Sherman St., Denver, CO 80203
Telephone:  (303) 831-4910


Open Door Ministries

Meeting needs and making disciples in the urban community. Transitional housing for men and women.
Address:  1530 Marion Street, Denver, CO 80218
Telephone:  (303) 830-2201


Phoenix Concept
Substance abuse treatment. 
Address:  2162 Lawrence St, Denver, CO 80205
Telephone:  (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.
Address:  801 Logan Street, Denver, CO 80203
Telephone:  (303) 860-8404


Sacred Heart House
Shelter for single women and single mom's with children NO MEN. 
Address:  2844 Lawrence St., Denver, CO 80205
Telephone:  (303) 296-6686


SafeHouse Denver, Inc.

Provides shelter and counseling services to victims of domestic violence. 
Address:  1649 Downing Street, Denver, CO 80218
Telephone:  (303)318-9989 - 24 Hour Crisis Line


Salvation Army
Two meals a day are served 7 days a week. Breakfast is served at 6 am Monday - Saturday and at 9:30 am on Sundays. Dinner is served each day at 5:30 pm. 
Address:  various locations 
Telephone:  (303) 861-4833


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


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


Samaritan House
Transitional housing/shelter for families, single men and single women. For adults over 21.
Address:  2301 Lawrence St., Denver, CO 80205
Telephone:  (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.
Address:  2023 E Colfax Avenue, Denver, CO 80206
Telephone:  (720) 530-6853


Senior Housing Options
Senior Housing Options provides affordable independent and assisted living housing options for older adults. Out apartments are cost only 30% of income and our assisted living residents accept Medicaid.
Address:  1510 17th Street Denver, CO 80202
Telephone:  (303) 595-4464 X17 - 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. 
Address:  846 E. 18th Avenue, Denver, CO 80218
Telephone:  (303) 832-1622, x201


Social Security Administration
Social Security services and benefits. 
Address:  1500 Champa St. St #200, Denver, CO 80202
Telephone:  (800) 772-1213


Step 13

Transitional housing for single men. 
Address:  2029 Larimer St., Denver, CO 80205
Telephone:  (303) 295-7837


St. Elizabeth's Church
Offering soup and sandwiches 7 days a week from 11 - 11:15 am. Speer Blvd and Arapahoe St on Auraria Campus, Denver, CO
Address:  1060 Saint Francis Way Denver, CO 80204
Telephone:  (303) 534-4014


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


St. Joseph's 
Housing for Vets. Affiliated with Samartian House, must go through Samaritan House to access St. Joseph's. 
Address:  Confidential
Telephone:  (303) 292-2591


St. Paul's United Methodist Church
Serving breakfast from 8 - 9 am on Sundays.
Address:  1615 Ogden St, Denver, CO 80218
Telephone:  (303) 832-4929


Stout Street Clinic
Medical and dental clinic. 
Address:  2130 Stout St., Denver, CO 80205
Telephone:  (303) 293-2220


Theodora House - Volunteers of America
Shelter for single women. 
Address:  address confidential
Telephone:  (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, several housing programs. 
Address:  1630 South Acoma Street, Denver, CO 80223 (Shelter) and/or 730 21st Street, Denver, CO 80205 (Administration)
Telephone:  303-974-2900

VA Homeless Program

Housing, mental health, drug and alcohol services for veterans. 
Address:  1055 Clermont St, Denver, CO 80220
Telephone:  (303) 399-8020 x2056

Veteran's Affairs Medical Center

Medical clinic for veterans. 
Address:  1055 Clermont Street, Denver, CO 80220
Telephone:  (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 am, lunch at 11:30 am and dinner at 5 pm Monday - Thursday. Lunch at 1 pm on Sundays. 
Address:  2877 Lawrence St, Denver, CO 80205
Telephone:  (303) 297-0408


Warren Village
Transitional housing for single-parent families. Provides child care and family services.
Address:  1323 Gilpin St., Denver, CO 80218
Telephone:  (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 non profit agencies serving disadvantaged populations in order to increase food security at no cost to either the donors or recipient agencies. 
Address:  3561 Walnut St. Unit B, Denver, CO 80205
Telephone:  (720) 443-3668


Westside Family Health Center
Medical clinic. 
Address:  1100 Federal Blvd., Denver, CO 80204
Telephone:  (303) 436-4200


Women in Crisis
Jefferson County - domestic violence services. 
Telephone:  (303)420-6752

Women's Crisis and Family Outreach Center

Douglas County - domestic violence services for men, women, and children. 
Address:  Confidential
Telephone:  Crisis Line (303) 688-8484 or Offices & Info (303) 688-1094

Family Tree - Women in Crisis

Jefferson County - Services for domestic violence victims - women and children. 
Address:  Confidential
Telephone:  (303) 420-6752