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La Puente Home Shelter

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Alamosa

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913 State Avenue   719-589-5909 Serves men, women, and families. They accept people with a criminal record on a case-by-case basis.

Comitis Crisis Center

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Aurora

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2178 Victor Street M-Sun: 5pm families intake, 6pm singles intake 303-341-9160 x110 Serves men and women, youth, and families but uses lottery. If you are single, call 303-317-8990 between 5am and 12 noon to get into lottery. Call back at 2 pm to see if they have a bed and to confirm time to arrive. If you are part of a family, call 720-505-2628 between 5am and 12 noon to get into lottery. Call back at 2pm to see if they have beds and confirm time to arrive.  Open to same sex partnership, transgender people, family as you define it. You can drop in from 7am - 4pm to get a shower, sack lunch, hygiene items, clothing. You can hang out from 7am - 11am. Cannot accept anyone with a sex offense. 
St. Andrews Hospitality Center 

Aurora

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1525 Dallas Street M-F: 10:15am - 1:15 pm 303-364-2329 Not a day shelter but a place for homeless people to get a hot lunch, food basket, and mail service. May be able to help with an overnight voucher.  

Boulder Shelter for the Homeless

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Boulder

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4869 N Broadway M-Sun: 5-7pm intake 303-442-4646 Serves men and women. From October through April, you may walk up and ask for a bed. From May through September, you need to call first for an interview or be referred by another agency. Hot breakfast and showers. Offers opportunity for transitional housing if you're employed, saving money, and willing to meet other program goals. Bridge House Resource Center is located at the Boulder Shelter for the Homeless on Monday, Thursday, and Friday. Bridge House offers case management and referrals to other help including an employment program called Ready to Work. Also has intake specialists for short-term housing program. Ask to interview for the VI-SPDAT to see if you qualify.

Bridge House Resource Center

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Boulder

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1603 Walnut Street T&W: 9am - 3pm  303-442-8300 Day shelter for men and women. Located in Annex of First Presbyterian Church. Acts as resource center and offers case management and referrals to other help, including an employment program called Ready to Work. Also has intake specialists for short-term housing program. Ask to interview for the VI-SPDAT to see if you qualify. Bridge House Resource Center is located at the Boulder Shelter for the Homeless on Monday, Thursday, and Friday.

The Salvation Army Shelter at RJ Montgomery Center 

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Colorado Springs

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709 S Sierra Madre M-Sun: 9am - 9pm 719-578-9190  Serves men, women, and families. Clean and sober shelter. Case management required. Provides dinner, showers, laundry, health clinic, separate area for families,  meals, health clinic. Provides connections to short-term housing, including New Hope House for Recovering Men and a transitional housing program called Fresh Start for families and New Beginnings for single men and women.

Urban Peak Colorado Springs

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Colorado Springs

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423 E Cucharras Street M-F: 9am - 5pm 719-630-3223
719-205-7129 evenings & weekends
Serves young men and women age 15-20. Provides beds, meals, personal hygiene, health services, life skills classes, employment support, activities. Their goal is to help you become independent and self-sufficient.

The Bridge Emergency Shelter

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Cortez

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601 N Mildred M-Sun: 6pm intake 970-565-9808 Serves men and women. Offers meals, showers, laundry, life skills classes, addictions counseling, referrals to other agencies. Open from mid October through April. Closes with warmer weather.

Abraham Connection

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Delta

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480 Silver Street M-Sun: 9am - 6pm 970-773-8290 Serves men and women Nov through April. Provides meals and laundry. You must be willing to follow rules, including no panhandling within the city limits and working with a counselor on a plan to help you move out of homelessness. The shelter is open from 6pm - 8am.

Crossroads

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Denver

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1901 29th Street M-Sun: 6pm entry, line starts at 4:30 pm 720-305-4640 Serves men. Line up starts at 4:30 pm; entry is at 6pm. 8am check out time. Free mats. Bed rentals are $59 week, first come, first serve. Breakfast (oatmeal) is free in the morning. Canteen open 4:30 pm. Showers, computer lab, and minister offers Stepping Up program. Considered a "damp" shelter. Accepts everyone, regardless of conviction. Crossroads is connected with Harbor Light and ARC sobriety/transitional housing programs. See Short-term Housing Help list for more info.

Denver Rescue Mission

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Denver

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1130 Park Avenue West M-Sun: 6:30-10pm intake 303-294-0157 Serves men. Also called the Lawrence Street Shelter. Offers meals, showers, medical and optical clinic, chapel, and case management. Offers access to Harvest Farm in Wellington, CO, and The Crossing on Smith Road in Denver, short-term housing programs.  See the Short-term Housing Help section for more information. They use a daily lottery system for the emergency shelter. You sign up in person when you leave the shelter for that night. You can also sign up from 5:30am - 12:30 pm at the Lawrence Street Community Center day shelter next door.

The Delores Project

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Denver You need to call for address. M: 9am and 11:30am intake
T-F: 5:30pm intake
303-534-5411 Serves women and transgender people. Call Monday at 9am if you have never stayed at the Delores Project or at 11:30 am if you've stayed there before. Other days call at 5:30 pm to see if they have a bed. Offers meals, case management, and opportuntity for short-term housing through Steps to Stability and Community Transitions Program. Ask to take VI-SPDAT interview. The location is not shared with you until a bed can be offered.

New Genesis

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Denver

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1680 Sherman Street M-Sun: 4:30-7pm intake 303-831-4910 Serves men. Cost is $63 per week for bed or mat if bed isn't available. Hot meal at 6pm. Showers. Offers help with employment search and requires shelter residents to be employed. Opportunity for transitional housing for men and women. Can't accept anyone convicted of a sex offense. 

Sacred Heart House of Denver

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Denver

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2844 Lawrence Street M-F: 8am - 3pm 303-296-6686 Serves women. Offers 3o days in emergency shelter. You must meet their guidelines, such as having a job and not transferring from another shelter. Call first for phone screening. Face-to-face interview then follows if you qualify. You can't be convicted of theft or a sex offense. If accepted, shelter is free and they try to connect you to long-term housing.  

Samaritan House

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Denver

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2301 Lawrence Street M-Sun: 9am - 5pm 303-294-0241 Serves men, women, and families. Uses lottery system. Provides meals, showers, and classes. May stay longer than 30 days if under case management, taking classes, employed (or have an income stream), and saving money for you to move into your own housing. If a family, children must be present in order to stay on the family floor. No fee. Shelter is alcohol and drug (including marijuana) free. Can't accept anyone with a violent offense, arson, or sex offense.

Urban Peak Denver

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Denver

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1630 S Acoma Street M-F: 9am - 5pm 303-974-2908 Serves youth, ages 15-20, at the emergency overnight shelter. In all other programs, such as drop-in shelter and education and employment services, serves ages 15-24. Call first to see if they have a vacancy. If full, you'll be referred to another shelter. If you have a violent offense or sex offense, you need to talk to a case manager. Call number for hours. Intake can be later than 5pm, and there are weekend hours.

Gift of Mary Shelter

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Denver

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633 Fox Street M-Sun: 4-4:30 pm intake 303-860-8040 Serves women. Provides shelter for up to 30 days. Offers dinner and breakfast, showers, and clothing. 8am check out. You must not use drugs or alcohol. Run by Missionaries of Charity at St. Joseph Parish.

Holy Rosary at Samaritan House

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Denver

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2301 Lawrence Street M-Sun: 5-6pm intake 303-294-0241 Serves women. If a bed or mat aren't available, you may be bussed to an overflow shelter. Damp shelter. Dinner, breakfast, emergency clothing, and toiletries. Provides opportunity for Samaritan House Extended Stay program. 

St. Francis Center (day shelter)

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Denver

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2323 Curtis Street M-F: 6:10am - 6pm, SS: 6:10am - 5:30 pm 303-297-1576 x0 Day shelter for men and women. Offers job services, showers, clothing bank, social worker, and mail room. Talk to the social worker about housing information and referrals. Meals are offered most Wednesday and Friday afternoons. If you have a sex offense and on the registry, ask to talk to the social worker. 

The Gathering Place (day shelter)

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Denver

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1535 High Street MWThF: 8:30am - 5pm, T: 8:30am - 1:30 pm 303-321-4198 Day shelter for homeless women, transgender individuals, and children. Provides meals, food pantry, clothing closet, showers, laundry, phones, mail, physical and mental health services, computer lab, job readiness classes, GED classes, and more. Talk to a case manager if you are looking for short-term housing help. Ask for the VI-SPDAT interview.      

Christ's Body Ministries (day shelter)

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Denver

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850 Lincoln Street M: 12:30-3pm, TWTh: 10am-3pm, F: 8am -12noon, Sat: 2-3pm, Sun:5:30-7:45pm 303-860-1272 Day shelter for men and women. Provides hot meals, showers, laundry, phone service, counseling, religious services, clothing, toiletries, and referrals to other agencies.

Father Woody's Haven of Hope (day shelter)

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Denver

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1101 W 7th Avenue M-F: 7am - 1pm 303-607-0855 Day shelter for men and women. Provides breakfast and lunch, showers, laundry, hygiene items, phone and internet access, mail services, health clinic, referrals to other services, and much more.  Talk to a case manager about housing information and interviewing for the VI-SPDAT.

Network Coffee House (coffee house)

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Denver

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1402 Pearl Street M-F: 6-9pm, TTh: 10am - 2pm, Sat: 6-10am 303-830-1508 Coffee house with free coffee, tea, and showers. Can't be rude or unruly. This is a place of respite and respect. 

Senior Support Services Day Shelter

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Denver

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846 E 18th Avenue M-F: 7am - 7pm, Sun 11am - 4pm. 303-832-1622 Day shelter for men and women age 55 and older. Provides meals, clothing, food pantry, computer and internet access, transportation, help with getting housing (ask about VI-SPDAT interview), benefits and financial assistance, and access to medical and mental health care.

Lawrence Street Community Center (day shelter)

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Denver

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2222 Lawrence Street M-Sun: 5:30 am - 9:30 pm 303-294-0157 Day shelter for men and women. Provides breakfast, lunch, and dinner. In the future will provide showers and laundry services.
HOPE Program

Denver

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1555 Race Street M-F: 8am  - 4pm 303-832-3354 Day shelter for men and women who are HIV positive. Meals, showers, laundry, cots, computers, and referrals to other resources. Safe place to reduce the stress on your immune system. Located in the back of the church in the basement.

Family Promise of Greater Denver

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Denver Call for address M-F: 9am - 5pm 303-675-0713 Serves homeless families. Can be one or two adults, and child must be under 18. Offers 30-90 day program free. Call to see if your family qualifies. This is followed by a face-to-face interview. Housing is provided by area churches that rotate every week. Must be willing to work, employed, or going to school, and willing to work with case manager. Must have a CO ID, SS card, and birth certificatre for that child. Can't accept anyone with a violent conviction or child abuse conviction, except could be case-by-case if several years have passed. Offers help getting employment through case manager and housing connections.

Manna Soup Kitchen

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Durango

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1100 Avenida del Sol MTThF: 7am - 12noon, W: 7-10am and 4:30-6pm, S&S: 7-10am 970-385-5095 Not exactly a day shelter, but a place to get food and help in Durango. Provides breakfast, lunch, and to-go dinners. Also showers and laundry services, vouchers, haircuts, and client services. Serves breakfast Monday through Friday, lunch every week day except Wednesday when they serve dinner at 4:30, and brunch on Saturday and Sunday at 9:30 am. 

House of Hope

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Englewood

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3301 S Grant Street 24/7 303-762-9525 Serves adult women and their children. Offers case management and help with resources. Must not use drugs and alcohol.

Catholic Charities Overnight Shelter

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Fort Collins

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460 Linden Center Dr M-Sun: 12 noon - 10pm 970-484-5010 8:30am-5pm
970-493-0141 5pm-12am
Serves men, women and families. Nightly overflow shelter accepts people from 10-10:30 pm who must leave by 6:15 am. Other shelter residents have opportunity for 120-day program that offers case management, 3 meals a day, classes, and referrals to help. Goal is to help you stabilize and establish income stream, but you must participate in classes. Program is free. Can't accept anyone convicted of a sex offense. People convicted of a violent offense are admitted on a case-by-case basis. 

Fort Collins Rescue Mission

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Fort Collins

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316 Jefferson Street M-Sun: 6-7:30 pm intake 970-224-4302 Serves men and women. Provides meals, case management, Christian spiritual guidance, and classes. "Damp" shelter. Offers opportunity for short-term housing with New Life Program at Harvest Farm and Steps to Success. Can't accept anyone with a sex offense that's within seven years; all other convictions accepted on case-by-case basis.  See Short-term Housing Help list for more information.

Murphy Center for Hope

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Fort Collins

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242 Conifer Street M-F: 8am -  11:30 am; later hours by appointment  970-494-9940 Day shelter for men, women, and children with adult. Ask to meet with an intake specialist in order to access services that include showers, lockers, laundry, mailbox, computers, phones, employment help, Inside/Out program for people with a criminal record, housing help, mental health and substance abuse counseling, medical and dental help, and more.

Grand Junction Rescue Mission

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Grand Junction

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550 S Avenue M-Sat: 7am - 9pm, intake at 6:30 pm 970-243-4230 Serves men. Offers bed, shower, safety, and ministry. Breakfast and supper every day except Sunday. 

Guadalupe Community Shelter

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Greeley

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1442 N 11th Avenue M-Sun: 4:30-8pm intake 970-353-3720 Serves men and women and children. You must call first to be screened and accepted. Then you'll be put on a wait list. Once admitted, provides daily meals, basic toiletries, classes, help with job search, computer resource room, medical screening and referrals. You may stay up to four months but must be finding a job and saving money during this time and following all shelter rules. Case manager and classes required. They can't accept anyone with a domestic violence, other violent crime, burglary, or theft conviction within five years. Also can't accept anyone with a sex offense. 

Severe Weather Shelter

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Lakewood Must call to get address for interview. M-F: after 10:30 am 720-466-5141 Serves single men and women with rotating shelters, also families with a separate shelter. You must do an intake interview and have a background check in person before being admitted. After being accepted you'll be given the shelter address. Call 720-466-5141 after 10:30 am to learn the closest place where you can do an interview. Can't accept anyone with a violent offense within one year in the shelters for singles. Family shelter can't accept anyone with a violent offense within the past year or with a sex offense. Severe weather shelter only. Usually open October through April, depending on weather. No fee.

OUR Center's A Starting Place (day shelter)

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Longmont

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250 3rd Avenue M-F: 9:30am - 3:30pm 303-772-5529 x240 Day shelter for single men and women without minor children. (If you have minor children, ask about the OUR Center's Basic Needs Program.) Must have become homeless in St. Vrain Valley School District. Goal is to help you stabilize. Provides daily meal, clothing, emergency food, blankets, mail service, voicemail accounts, showers, laundry, and more. Provides referrals to night shelters. Also provides intake specialist for housing program. Ask to take VI-SPDAT interview if you need housing help. 
Pueblo Rescue Mission Pueblo 728 W 4th Street M-Sun: 3:30pm - 5pm intake 719-544-4000 Serves men and women. Provides dinner and breakfast, case management, clothing bank, and help finding a job. Cost is $5 per night but you may work this off if you don't have the money. You can't be under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Faith-based. Accepts anyone regardless of criminal record.

Salvation Army Warming Shelter

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Pueblo

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520 W 13th Street M-Sun: 9pm intake 719-543-3656 Serves men from early November through late March, depending upon weather. Can only provide mat and blankets on floor. Does not provide any other services. Must leave by 7am.

Cold Weather Care

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Thornton You need to call for address. M-Th: 10am -4pm 303-847-9072 Serves men, women, and families. Offers shelter through a network of churches in Thornton and Northglenn, meals, and case management. Can't accept anyone with an active domestic violence situation, either victim or perpetrator. Also can't accept anyone with a violent offense, sex offense, or an extensive record. Must not be using drugs and/or alcohol. Your background will need to be discussed on a case-by-case basis. Please call first for interview and to learn more.

 

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