Cold Weather Resources

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Winter Resources

Here are some shelter resources for the upcoming severe cold weather for individuals experiencing homelessness

Denver will open the Coliseum as an emergency 24-hr warming shelter ahead of the dangerous cold coming Wed. Denver’s rec centers and libraries also to serve as emergency daytime warming shelters during normal hours on Thurs. and Fri.

For families with minor children:

  • The Gathering Place, 1535 N. High St., 303-321-4198, 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays
  • Volunteers of America Mission, 2877 Lawrence St., 303-297-0408, 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Mondays through Thursdays
  • Phone Intake & Eligibility: (303) 356-3377, 5:30-8:30pm, every night of the week

For individual men:

Front door: Lawrence Street Community Center, 2222 Lawrence St., 303-294-0157, 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily, it is advised to arrive before 6 p.m. for transportation to other locations.

Walk-up access only: Crossroads, 1901 29th St., 720-305-4640, entry from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily, no transportation to other shelters from this location

For individual women:

Front door: Samaritan House, 2301 Lawrence St., 303-294-0241, 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 a.m. daily, it is advised to arrive between 4 and 4:30 p.m. for shelter or transportation to other locations

For youth ages 15-20:

Walk-up access only: Urban Peak, 2100 Stout St., 303-974-2908, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays

Lastly, the Twentieth Street Recreation Center has been activated for the recent arrivals of migrants.

Ways you can help

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    Winter Homeless Needs

    Winter can be an extra hard time for those experiencing homelessness. VOAC serves the homeless in many different ways and all of our shelters are in need of items, especially as we head into winter. You can help by purchasing items from our Amazon Wishlist. These items will be given out to clients in need at the VOA Mission, Sinton Sanctuary, Family Motel and Bill Daniels Veteran Services Center. When using an Amazon Wishlist, the items are shipped right to VOA. If you would like to not use Amazon, items from this list can be purchased elsewhere and you can ship or drop them off at the Volunteers of America Mission, 2877 Lawrence St. Thank you for supporting our programs that serve the homeless.

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    Holiday Meals on Wheels Volunteers

    VOAC has a need for volunteer substitute drivers for our Meals on Wheels Program around the holidays. Volunteers will be delivering meals to homebound seniors. Opportunities are available Monday - Saturday. If you are interested in doing a route for the holidays, email with the subject line "Holiday Volunteer".

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    Support Our Programs

    By supporting VOAC you are supporting programs that ensure our neighbors in need have shelter, food, and wraparound services to keep them safe and warm during this difficult winter.

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