Durango Community Shelter

sheltering homeless children, women and men

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Call the 24/7 Crisis Line at 970-259-1255 to speak an advocate now

1055 Avenida Del Sol
Durango, CO 81301

Since 1991, the Durango Community Shelter has served families and individuals experiencing homelessness. Each year the Durango Community Shelter provides over 9,000 nights of safe shelter to 500 individuals, 40% women and children. The Durango Community Shelter continues to be the only 24/7/365 shelter service in Southwest Colorado and the only option for families and individuals trying to get back on their feet and regain self-sufficiency. The facility has sleeping quarters for men, women, and families as well as communal living spaces including a kitchen, living room, laundry facilities, and dining room.

Services Provided

  • 24/7/365 residential shelter services
  • Telephone crisis information and referral
  • Provision of all basic needs: nutritious meals, shower and laundry facilities, clothing closet and personal hygiene supplies
  • Extensive resource referral and task-oriented counseling for employment, housing and services acquisition
  • Medical respite bed program

Access Services

  • Call 24/7 crisis line 970-259-1255 and speak with a Shelter Advocate
  • Shelter guest must be 18 years or older, and children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian


We are grateful for our partnership with City of Durango and their generous donation to the VOA Southwest Safehouse and Durango Community Shelter. With the City of Durango’s support, we were able to provide residential Shelter services to families and individuals experiencing homelessness and survivors of domestic violence. The Durango Community Shelter and Southwest Safehouse help to address housing affordability and sustainability in Durango by not only providing safe clean and sober shelter but also by providing clients with the support to gain and maintain self-sufficiency and transition into independent housing

For general information on programs in Southwest Colorado please contact us at
Phone: 970-259-1021
  • 205,205

    people received Volunteers of America services in Colorado last year