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Shelter and Housing

Everyone deserves a safe, warm place to sleep. We’re committed to preventing and ending homelessness by connecting those without shelter to resources, support, and services to help them regain stability and improve well-being.


What You Need To Know

Samaritan House
2301 Lawrence St. | 303-294-0241
5 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. | Seven days a week.

The Gathering Place
1535 N. High St. | 303-321-4198
1 – 4 p.m. | Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

The Volunteers of America Mission
2877 Lawrence St. | 303-295-2165
1 – 4 p.m. | Monday through Thursday

Lawrence Street Community Center (transportation to men’s shelter)
2222 Lawrence St.
Buses are departing nightly, at approximately 6 p.m., to transport men to different shelter sites.

Denver Coliseum (single men)
4600 Humboldt St.
For access to reserved and overflow beds, individuals should go to the Lawrence Street Community Center, 2222 Lawrence St., for possible assignment. Lottery for reserved beds is held at 1 p.m., and overflow beds are assigned from 5-6 p.m. 

Samaritan House, Holy Rosary Emergency Shelter (single women)
2301 Lawrence St.
Limited beds are available for walk-ins. Women in need of shelter can begin lining up at the designated area outside of Samaritan House on Broadway at 4:30 p.m. Beds are assigned each night through a lottery at 5 p.m. Shelter operates from 5 p.m. to 7:30 a.m. 

Delores Project (single women; transgender individuals 18+)
Call for address.

Urban Peak Overnight Shelter (youth ages 15-18)

Salvation Army Crossroads (Single men)
1901 29th St.
Entry between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m.

Colorado Crisis Services
24-Hour Hotline: 844-493-TALK or text TALK to 38255
Walk-In Crisis Services: 4353 E. Colfax Ave.

Denver CARES Detox
1155 Cherokee St.

Denver Health
777 Bannock St.

Mental Health Center of Denver
4455 E. 12th Ave.

Stout Street Health Center
2130 Stout St.

Most day shelters are operating with limited services.

St. Francis Center (men and women)

2323 Curtis St.
Monday - Friday 6:10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday 6:10 a.m. - 3 p.m. 

The Gathering Place (women; children; transgender individuals)
1535 High St.
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Tuesday 8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Father Woody’s Haven of Hope (men and women)
1101 West 7th Ave.
Monday - Friday 7 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Urban Peak Drop-In Center (youth ages 15-24)
730 21st St.
Breakfast served at 8:30 a.m. and dinner is served at 3 p.m.
Monday - Friday 3:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Senior Support Services  (seniors ages 60+)
846 East 18th Ave.
To-go meals only Monday - Friday 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Salvation Army Lambuth Center (families)
Contact Salvation Army Family Services Center for information

Samaritan House (families)
Families only: 720-799-9371

New Genesis (single working men)

Gift of Mary (single women)

Family Promise of Greater Denver (Families)
Families can call 303-675-0713 Monday-Friday from 7 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. for intake to all programs.

SafeHouse Denver (single women; women with children)
24-hour crisis line: 303-318-9989

Currently our shelters do not allow pets. If you’re experiencing homelessnesss and need shelter for your pets, animals can be left in the Denver Animal Shelter night drop boxes, which are always open and are indoors so they are heated. 

Certified service pets will always be allowed at our overnight shelters.

In some situations, families may be assisted with a motel voucher. 

  • Families with children under the age of 18 are eligible.
  • People may not receive more than 14 nights of motel vouchers within the previous 12 consecutive months.

Families seeking overnight shelter resources can arrive at any of the following locations and times to be assisted with shelter resources and if eligibility and vacancy allows, connected to a  short-term motel stay.

  • The Gathering Place (1535 N High St, Denver, CO 80218) 
    Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday from 1-4 p.m.
  • The VOA Mission (2877 Lawrence St, Denver, CO 80205)
    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday from 1-4 p.m.
  • Samaritan House (2301 Lawrence St, Denver CO 80205)
    Seven days a week from 5-8:30 p.m.

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Download the Denver Shelters and Services Resource Guide. [PDF]


Colorado Crisis Services is a statewide resource for mental health, substance abuse or emotional crisis help, information and referrals. Call, text, or chat online.


Metro Denver's Homeless Initiative leads and advances collaboration across metro Denver to end homelessness in our community.


Mile High United Way's 2-1-1 Help Line is a free, multilingual, and confidential service that connects individuals with community resources and information.


Get Started »

If you need shelter tonight, please call Mile High United Way's 2-1-1 help line, or visit them online.




Together, we’ve got this.


Colorado Works

Monthly cash assistance for individuals and families, plus connections to community resources to help you get back on your feet.


Colorado PEAK

See if you're eligible and apply online for benefits, including food, cash, medical insurance, and early childhood assistance.


Food Programs

Learn about the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and where to receive discounted groceries near you.



Main Office, Richard T. Castro Human Services Center
1200 Federal Blvd.
Denver, CO 80204


Customer Service

720-944-4DHS (4347)

If you need Colorado Relay/TTY services in Denver, please call 711. If you need Spanish-language relay services, please call 800-337-3242.


City Assistance

Call 3-1-1

Outside Denver: 720-913-1311
Emergencies: 911
TTY Service: 720-913-8479





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