Emergency Shelters

Note, you can always call 211 for a representative to work with you directly on setting up an appointment for housing in your designated area. You can tell them some specifics of what’s going on to see how they can better match what you will and won’t be eligible for. They can assist you in setting up an appointment with a nearby homeless shelter to speak with a Case Manager.

 

Adams County

  • Roots of Courage (ROC) - Family Tree
    • Family Tree Roots of Courage is a confidential, residential facility for survivors of domestic violence and those with children. When in shelter, Family Tree aims to keep survivors safe by providing advocacy, safety planning, community resources, health care, and other supportive services for children and their parents.
  • Additionally, Family Tree also has another specifically homeless resource (Family Tree Homelessness Program) for any individual facing or at-risk of homelessness. 
    • The Family Tree Homelessness Program provides housing navigation and comprehensive support services to those experiencing homelessness and those at-risk of homelessness. The program promotes safe and stable individuals, families and youth through self-sufficiency and affordable housing programs.
  • Almost Home
    • Shelter and rental assistance for families with children in Adams County.
    • 22 S. 4th Ave., Suite 106, Brighton. Call for more information here: 303.659.6199

Arapahoe/Aurora County

  • Aurora Day Resource Center
    • A subprogram with Comitis Crisis Center, the Aurora Day Resource Center is a 24/7 shelter during certain times of the winter season.  During cold weather activation the shelter becomes a first-come, first-serve accommodation. No one will be turned away.
    • 13387 E. 19th Pl., Aurora
    • (303) 343-7808
  • Comitis Crisis Center
    • Comitis Crisis Center is the only homeless shelter in Aurora and they provide: family shelters, single adult shelter, a sober living program (90 days), emergency shelters for families, and a VA shelter for Veteran families. Not only do they provide overnight shelters, they provide a monthly stay system! Every first week of the month, families and singles can join their lottery to secure a bed for that month, which is pretty cool since it's longer than most homeless shelters who only do it on a night to night basis.
    • Call to learn more @ (303) 343-9890
    • Their winter weather Activation is 24 hours in advance (activated by snow & ~24 degrees weather)
    • Text “Warm Up” to 313131 to receive real-time updates about emergency shelter, cold-weather activation, events, support, and more provided by Colfax Community Network, ADRC, and Comitis Crisis Center, programs of Mile High Behavioral Healthcare.

Boulder County

  • Boulder Shelter for the Homeless
    • Offers an overnight shelter and services for adults experiencing homelessness. Also provides long-term shelter to homeless adults with moderate and high needs in Boulder County to give them a predictable place to stay while they work toward exiting homelessness.
    • 4869 Broadway, Boulder, CO 80304
    • 303-442-4646
    • Clients are offered one night shelter and then if they wish to continue further shelter use, they must set up an appointment with one of the shelter’s Coordinated Entry Case Managers.
    • Hours of Operation: 5:30pm-9:30am M-F,  5:30pm-10:30am Sat & Sun​
    • Street Address: 3080 N. Broadway​
    • Phone Number: 303.447.1207​
  • The Lodge at Haven Ridge
    • Haven Ridge helps unhoused and at-risk women and transgender individuals and their children.  Provides overnight & transitional housing services.
    • 720-579-1637
  • Safe Shelter of St. Vrain Valley
    • Our emergency shelter is located at an undisclosed site. We welcome anyone regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, faith, ability, or economic status who is fleeing imminent danger from family and intimate partner violence, human trafficking or abuse in later life.
    • 24/7 Crisis Line: 303-772-4422
    • Office Line: 303-772-0432
  • Safehouse Progressive Alliance for Nonviolence
    • From crisis intervention to shelter, legal advocacy and outreach counseling services, SPAN provides victims of interpersonal violence in Broomfield and Boulder counties with the support and services needed to offer safety, hope and healing.
    • Call their 24/7 Crisis Line to get more information regarding their overnight shelters. Only available for victims of domestic violence: 303-444-2424

Broomfield County

  • The Salvation Army Broomfield [Shelter]
    • For families and individuals looking to escape extreme weather or just wanting a safe, quiet place to spend the night, emergency shelters provide a nutritious meal, a warm bed and a clean shower to those in need.
    • Street Address: 1080 Birch St, Broomfield, CO 80020
  • Safehouse Progressive Alliance for Nonviolence
    • From crisis intervention to shelter, legal advocacy and outreach counseling services, SPAN provides victims of interpersonal violence in Broomfield and Boulder counties with the support and services needed to offer safety, hope and healing.
    • Call their 24/7 Crisis Line to get more information regarding their overnight shelters. Only available for victims of domestic violence: 303-444-2424

Denver County

  • St. Francis Center (SFC)
    • St. Francis Center (SFC) is a refuge for men and women who are homeless in the metro Denver area, providing shelter along with services that enable people to meet their basic needs for daily survival and to transition out of homelessness. It provides a safe and welcoming environment for people during the day when other shelters are closed or overcrowded.
  • 24/7 Shelter Program - The Delores Project
    • The Delores Project 24/7 Shelter Program is a low-barrier shelter for women and transgender individuals. The emergency shelter program provides emergency shelter for unaccompanied women and transgender individuals over the age of 18. The program reserves any available beds by phone daily at 10:00 a.m. Those looking for shelter should call 303-534-5411 to inquire about bed availability and complete a brief phone screen.
  • Irving Street Women’s Residence - Volunteers of America Colorado
    • The Irving Street Women’s Residence is a residential and support program designed to serve women experiencing chronic homelessness who have disabilities or experience mental health issues. The program includes a home-like environment where the women can live without the fear of having to return to the streets within a specific amount of time.
  • Samaritan House Downtown (2301 Lawrence St. Denver, CO) - Catholic Charities of Denver
    • The Women’s Emergency Shelter provides immediate services to women needing a safe place to sleep 365 days of the year. Our staff offers compassionate and dignified care to connect clients to other supportive and transformational services to get a fresh start and regain their own self-sufficiency.
    • Hours of operation: 365 days a year, but as it’s an overnight shelter, it’s open from 5pm-7:30am.
    • Capacity: 40 dorm-style beds offered on a first-come, first served basis.
    • Contact: 303-294-0241
    • No need to call in advance and no referral required.
  • Samaritan House Downtown (4330 48th Ave, Denver CO) - Catholic Charities of Denver
    • The same link is provided since the shelters are all posted on the same page.
    • Hours of operation: 24 hours a day. 365 days a year.
    • Capacity: 270 dorm-style beds offered on a first-come, first served basis.
    • Contact: 720-799-9506
    • No need to call in advance and no referral required.
    • Eligibility: Women 18 years and older.
  • Samaritan House Downtown - Extended Stay Program (2301 Lawrence St) - Catholic Charities of Denver
    • The same link is provided since the shelters are all posted on the same page.
    • Hours of operation: 365 days a year, 24 hours a day
    • Capacity: Offered based on availability
    • Services: 6-9 month supportive living program provides safe dorm beds or family rooms; three nutritious meals; showers; and support services including case management, individualized goal-setting, mental health clinical services, holistic wellness, employment readiness, housing navigation, financial and life-skills classes and referrals to community resources.
    • Admissions: Single women (referred by a community partner), Veterans, Families.
  • Housing First Program - Colorado Coalition for the Homeless
    • The Housing First Program is an approach designed to help chronically homeless individuals move immediately off the streets or out of the shelter system, and into housing. Housing First is designed to respond to the most acute needs of chronically homeless individuals with disabilities by providing immediate access to housing, and through the provision of housing, to provide the wraparound supportive services necessary to maintain that housing and to improve overall health.
    • This is NOT an overnight shelter, instead, it provide housing connection/resources for people facing or actively homeless.
  • The Colorado Coalition for the Homeless
    • A huge resource that provides housing resources for many individuals, some specifically for single adults, DV cases, women, young adults, and/or veterans. If you live in or near the downtown Denver Metro area, this may be a good play to check out as several of their buildings are situated right next to each other for a variety of resources.
  • Urban Peak - Urban Peak Denver
    • Are you a youth (under the age of 25) at-risk of or experiencing homelessness? Then this organization is dedicated specifically for you. Our goal is to meet youth where they are and to provide them with the assistance and support they need to become self-sufficient or obtain the necessary services they need to exit a life on the streets. Urban Peak’s programs and services are founded on the principles of trauma-informed care* and positive youth development and assist youth in reaching their potential and living a successful life off of the streets.
    • Has a day center in the Denver Metro Area for youth under the ages of 25.
    • Colorado Housing Connects provides Coloradans with reliable and trustworthy access to information regarding affordable housing, housing assistance, tenant rights, and more. They commit that a call with a navigator will leave individuals more informed, and equipped to handle your housing issue.
    • Call the number listed on the website and leave a message. Typically a 1-2 week wait time.
    • Not a shelter, but is a helpful tool for houseless clients to use.
  • Advocacy - End Veteran Homelessness - Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA)
    • IAVA's mission is to Connect, Unite and Empower post-9/11 generation veterans while advocating on behalf of all veterans. More information about IAVA's advocacy work may be found at https://iava.org/veteran-advocacy/.
    • Not  a shelter, but is a great tool for homeless veterans to use.
  • Denver Rescue Mission’s Lawrence Street Shelter
    • Denver Rescue Mission’s Lawrence Street Shelter is the Mission’s most well-known and most recognizable location. It provides emergency care to the poor and homeless and is an entry point for many of our long-term, life-changing program participants.
  • Haven of Hope
    • Haven of Hope is to provide food, shelter, clothing, counseling, rehabilitation, and hygienic services to the homeless and less fortunate. Low-barrier entry and available to all in need.
  • Salvation Army Crossroads
    • The Salvation Army in Denver offers facilities and services to the homeless in and around Denver, Colorado. Provides overnight shelter services. Eligible to houseless men.
  • The Gathering Place
    • The Gathering Place (TGP) offers services to combat poverty and address the impacts of marginalization and oppression that are often contributing factors to poverty or homelessness. By offering low-barrier access to a broad range of basic necessities and wrap-around care options, TGP guides women, transgender and non-binary individuals, and children living in poverty from a place of crisis and instability to one of stability and security.

El Paso County

  • The Place (formerly Urban Peak)
    • The Place is a Colorado Springs emergency shelter (20 bed capacity) for youth between the ages of 15-20. Waitlist only takes an hour if there is bedspace.
    • Daytime Number (719) 244-3959
    • Overnight Shelter/After Hours Number (719) 205-7129
  • The Salvation Army Shelter & Services at RJ Montgomery
    • This Colorado Springs shelter houses and feeds up to 220 homeless individuals every night in a clean and safe environment for men, women and children to begin rebuilding their lives. The shelter provides dinner, informal breakfast, and caseworkers who help clients establish life skills, employment and a path to self-sufficiency. 
    • Our shelter is located at 709 S. Sierra Madre Street in Colorado Springs, CO
    • Call (719) 578-9190
  • Family Promise of Colorado Springs
    • Family Promise provides transitional shelter and comprehensive wrap-around services to families experiencing homelessness.
    • 719-329-1244
    • office@familypromisecos.org
    • Family Promise of Colorado Springs, PO Box 682, Colorado Springs, CO 80901
    • Not a homeless shelter, but is helpful for families seeking housing connection/resources.
  • Springs Rescue Mission
    • Helps the chronically homeless and financially struggling citizens of El Paso County with entry shelters, resource centers, sober living, food assistance, etc. Shelter includes 346 beds (plus additional mats during extreme conditions) for men. Women’s Shelter provides 104 beds. Also provides meals and food boxes. Meals served Monday - Sunday at 4 p.m., 4:30 p.m., and 5 p.m.
    • Call 719-632-1822
    • Located at 5 W. Las Vegas St. Colorado Springs, CO 80903
    • Food boxes available on Tuesday and Thursdays from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. @ 1 W. Las Vegas Street.
    • Beds are ALWAYS available

Jefferson County

  • Peace Works
    • PeaceWorks, Inc. offers the only domestic violence shelter in 2,700 square miles encompassing all of Park County and mountain Jefferson County, Colorado.
    • Call an advocate at 303-838-8181, phone line is available 24/7

Lake County

  • PADS Lake County Emergency Shelter
    • We’re transitioning to 100% hotels, leaving behind church shelters for improved safety and comfort. We’ve already informed our partner churches, and we appreciate their support.
    • Anyone wishing to seek shelter through our individual accommodation program should contact help@padslakecounty.org or 847-689-4357 to schedule an intake assessment. Check out our shelter page for more information.
  • Lake County Haven - Transitional Shelter Program
    • This Program is an important middle step between shelter and independent living.  The Transitional Housing Program offers residents clean, safe, and homey dwellings scattered throughout Libertyville that are owned or rented by the Haven and then sub-leased to residents at an affordable price.
    • 847-680-1703
    • This is a transitional shelter space, not an emergency overnight shelter.

Larimer County

    • Overnight shelter services for men in Fort Collins (Larimer County)
    • 316 Jefferson St, Fort Collins
    • Call them at (970) 224-4302  
  • Murphy Center for Hope
    • This is not an overnight shelter, it is a Day Shelter  (open from 8am-5pm) that is available to all in Fort Collins. Resource Navigators provide assistance with vital documents (such as social security documents, ID help, etc). Speaking with a resource navigator is first come-first served and is harder to get access to.
    • In order to get access to the day center, you’ll need to complete their intake form (15-30 minute process) which allows you to basically enroll in their services. Services provided are free meals, showers, laundry, and computer access.
    • Low-barrier, will not ask for your income history, homelessness status, or other background. Will just require your legal name if you seek to get assistance with your legal documents.
    • Please contact us by email at info@homewardalliance.org or by phone at (970) 494-9940.
  • Alternatives to Violence
    • Provides an overnight shelter to DV victims for up to 8 weeks.
    • Call 970-669-5150 if you are a Domestic Violence victim seeking support.
  • South Railroad Facility
    • The South Railroad Facility is the City's main overnight shelter space. The Loveland Resource Center will remain open for daytime use as well as overflow shelter needs.
    • 300 S. Railroad Ave. Loveland, CO 80537
    • Contact via phone: 970-962-3241
    • Hours of Operation: Daily: 7 p.m. - 9 a.m.
  • The Loveland Resource Center and Overnight Shelter
    • The Loveland Resource Center (LRC) is currently the City's day center and overflow shelter space, providing those experiencing homelessness with access to resources and shelter.
    • Located at: 137 S. Lincoln Ave. Loveland, CO 80537
    • Contact via phone: 970-962-2951 and 970-962-2952
    • Hours of operation: Monday - Friday: 24-hours & Saturday - Sunday: 7 p.m. - 7 a.m.

Park County

  • Peace Works
    • PeaceWorks, Inc. offers the only domestic violence shelter in 2,700 square miles encompassing all of Park County and mountain Jefferson County, Colorado.
    • Call an advocate at 303-838-8181, phone line is available 24/7

Pueblo County

  • Posada Inc
    • Posada has grants based on funding to help with temporary rental assistance.  Grant application requirements are different with each grant.  We do not assist with mortgage assistance.  We also have a temporary family shelter for families with minor children who are homeless.
    • 719-545-8776
  • Mariposa Center for Safety
    • We have shelter services for women, women and children, and men who are fleeing domestic violence situations.
    • 719-542-6904
    • 24/7 Hotline: 719-545-8195
  • Pueblo Rescue Mission
    • Overnight shelter for single adults
    • 728 W. 4th Street Pueblo, CO 81003
    • (719) 924-8413
    • ThePuebloRescueMission@gmail.com

Weld County

  • Guadalupe Community Center - Catholic Charities Archdiocese of Denver - Weld County
    • The Guadalupe Community Center Shelter is a comprehensive shelter with complementary social services programs for single adults and families residing in Weld County.
    • 970.353.6433
  • Safe Shelter of St. Vrain Valley
    • Our emergency shelter is located at an undisclosed site. We welcome anyone regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, faith, ability, or economic status who is fleeing imminent danger from family and intimate partner violence, human trafficking or abuse in later life.
    • 24/7 Crisis Line: 303-772-4422
    • Office Line: 303-772-0432