Emergency Shelters

We list many shelters in Colorado on this page, including any known policies about criminal backgrounds they will/won't accept. You should also call 2-1-1 and talk to an operator for current shelter information. They may know of open beds and have overflow information.


La Puente Home Shelter
913 State Avenue, Alamosa CO 81101 Map
Serves men, women, and families; accepts criminal record on a case-by-case basis.


Comitis Crisis Center
2178 Victor Street, Aurora CO 80045 Map
303-341-9160 x110 ~ M-Sun: 5pm families intake, 6pm singles intake
Serves men and women, youth, and families using lottery. If single, call 303-317-8990 between 5am -12 noon for lottery. If part of a family, call 720-505-2628 between 5am-12 noon for lottery. Open to same sex partnership, transgender people, family as you define it. Drop in from 7am-4pm for shower, sack lunch, hygiene items, clothing. Cannot accept anyone with a sex offense. 

St. Andrews Hospitality Center 
1525 Dallas Street, Aurora CO 80010 Map
303-364-2329 ~ M-F: 10:15am - 1:15 pm
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
4869 N Broadway, Boulder CO 80304 Map
303-442-4646 ~ M-Sun: 5-7pm intake
Serves men and women. Call for current information about services and a bed.

Bridge House Resource Center
1603 Walnut Street, Boulder CO 80302 Map
303-442-8300 ~ T&W: 9am - 3pm
Day shelter for men and women located in Annex of First Presbyterian Church. Resource center, case management, employment program, short-term housing program info. Ask to interview for the VI-SPDAT to see if you qualify. Programs are at the Boulder Shelter for the Homeless other days of the week. 

Colorado Springs

The Salvation Army Shelter at RJ Montgomery Center 
709 S Sierra Madre, Colorado Springs CO 80903 Map
719-578-9190 ~  M-Sun: 9am - 9pm
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
423 E Cucharras Street, Colorado Springs CO 80903 Map
719-630-3223, 719-205-7129 evenings & weekends ~ M-F: 9am - 5pm
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
601 N Mildred, Cortez CO 81321 Map
970-565-9808 ~ M-Sun: 6pm intake
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
480 Silver Street, Delta CO 81416 Map
970-773-8290 ~ M-Sun: 9am - 6pm
Serves men and women Nov. to April. Provides meals and laundry. 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.


Christ's Body Ministries (day shelter)
850 Lincoln Street, Denver CO 80203 Map
303-860-1272 ~ M: 12:30-3pm, TWTh: 10am-3pm, F: 8am-12noon, Sat: 2-3pm, Sun: 5:30-7:45pm
Day shelter for men and women. Provides hot meals, showers, laundry, phone service, counseling, religious services, clothing, toiletries, and referrals to other agencies.

1901 29th Street, Denver CO 80216 Map
720-305-4640 ~ M-Sun: 6pm entry, line starts at 4:30 pm
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.

Denver Rescue Mission
1130 Park Avenue West, Denver CO 80216 Map
303-294-0157 ~ M-Sun: 6:30-10pm intake
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. Uses a daily lottery system for the emergency shelter. 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.

Family Promise of Greater Denver
Call for address in Denver
303-675-0713 / 7days a week 9am-5pm
Serves single or two-parent families with children under 18. Offers 30-90 day program with shelter and case management for free. Call to see if your family qualifies. This is followed by a face-to-face interview. Housing is provided by area congregations that rotate every week. Must be willing to work, employed, or going to school, and willing to work with case manager. They prioritize folks who have a CO ID, SS card, and birth certificate for children or who are working toward getting these documents. 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. They list vacancies on 211 every morning so be sure to call 211 if you’re looking for this type of temporary housing.

Father Woody's Haven of Hope (day shelter)
1101 W 7th Avenue, Denver CO 80204 Map
303-607-0855 ~ M-F: 7am - 1pm
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.

Gift of Mary Shelter
633 Fox Street, Denver CO 80204 Map
303-860-8040 ~ M-Sun: 4-4:30 pm intake
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
2301 Lawrence Street, Denver CO 80205 Map
303-294-0241 ~ M-Sun: 5-6pm intake
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. 

HOPE Program (day shelter)
1555 Race Street, Denver CO 80206 Map
303-832-3354 ~ M-F: 8am  - 4pm
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.

Lawrence Street Community Center (day shelter)
2222 Lawrence Street, Denver CO 80205 Map
303-294-0157 ~ M-Sun: 5:30 am-9:30 pm
Day shelter for men and women. Provides breakfast, lunch, and dinner, showers and laundry services.

Network Coffee House (coffee house)
1402 Pearl Street, Denver CO 80203 Map
303-830-1508 ~ M-F: 6-9pm, TTh: 10am - 2pm, Sat: 6-10am
Coffee house with free coffee, tea, and showers. Can't be rude or unruly. This is a place of respite and respect. 

New Genesis
1680 Sherman Street, Denver CO 80203 Map
303-831-4910 ~ M-Sun: 4:30-7pm intake
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
2844 Lawrence Street, Denver CO 80205 Map
303-296-6686 ~ M-F: 8am - 3pm
Serves women. Offers 30 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. Can't accept theft or sex offense conviction. If accepted, shelter is free and they try to connect you to long-term housing.

St. Francis Center (day shelter)
2323 Curtis Street, Denver CO 80205 Map
303-297-1576 x0 ~ M-F: 6:10am - 6pm, SS: 6:10am - 5:30 pm
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. 

Samaritan House
2301 Lawrence Street, Denver CO 80205 Map
303-294-0241 ~ M-Sun: 9am - 5pm
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 to move into 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.

Senior Support Services (day shelter)
846 E 18th Avenue, Denver CO 80218 Map
303-832-1622 ~ M-F: 7am-7pm, Sun 11am-4pm
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.

The Delores Project
You need to call for address in Denver
303-534-5411 ~ M: 9am and 11:30am intake, T-F: 5:30pm intake
Serves women and transgender people. Call Monday at 9am if you've never stayed there or at 11:30am 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 Gathering Place (day shelter)
1535 High Street, Denver CO 80218 Map
303-321-4198 ~ MWThF: 8:30am-5pm, T: 8:30am-1:30pm
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.

Urban Peak
1630 S Acoma Street, Denver CO 80223 Map
303-974-2908 ~ M-F: 9am - 5pm
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. Intake can be later than 5pm, and there are weekend hours.


Manna Soup Kitchen
1100 Avenida del Sol, Durango CO 81301 Map
970-385-5095 ~ MTThF: 7am-12noon, W: 7-10am and 4:30-6pm, S&S: 7-10am
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--Family Tree
3301 S Grant Street, Englewood CO 80113 Map
303-762-9525 ~ 24/7
Serves adult women and their children. Offers case management and help with resources. Must not use drugs and alcohol.

Fort Collins

Catholic Charities Overnight Shelter
460 Linden Center Dr, Fort Collins CO 80524 Map
970-484-5010 8:30am-5pm, 970-493-0141 5pm-12am ~ M-Sun: 12 noon-10pm
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; violent offense admitted on case-by-case basis. 

Fort Collins Rescue Mission
316 Jefferson Street, Fort Collins CO 80524 Map
970-224-4302 ~ M-Sun: 6-7:30 pm intake
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.

Murphy Center for Hope
242 Conifer Street, Fort Collins CO 80524 Map
970-494-9940 ~ M-F: 8am-11:30 am, later hours by appointment
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

Grand Junction Rescue Mission
550 S Avenue, Grand Junction CO 81501 Map
970-243-4230 ~ M-Sat: 7am-9pm, intake at 6:30 pm
Serves men. Offers bed, shower, safety, and ministry. Breakfast and supper every day except Sunday. 


Guadalupe Community Shelter
1442 N 11th Avenue, Greeley CO 80631 Map
970-353-3720 ~ M-Sun: 4:30-8pm intake
Serves men and women and children. You must call first to be screened and accepted. 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. 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
Must call to get address for interview in Lakewood
Call 720-466-5141 after 10:30 am to learn the closest place where you can do an interview.
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. 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 Starting Place (day shelter)
220 Collier Street, Longmont CO 80501 MAP
303-772-5529 ~ M-F: 9:30am - 3:30pm
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
728 W 4th Street, Pueblo CO 81008 MAP
719-544-4000 ~ M-Sun: 3:30pm - 5pm intake
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
520 W 13th Street, Pueblo CO 81003 Map
719-543-3656 ~ M-Sun: 9pm intake
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
You need to call for address in Thornton
303-847-9072 ~ M-Th: 10am-4pm
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.


Call for location in Westminster
303-426-0430 / M-F: 9am-5pm
Emergency shelter for up to 90 days. Serves families only (single or two parent). Offers life skills classes. Can’t accept anyone with a violent offense, domestic violence offense, or sex offense.