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Survival Resource Guide for the People: 

The Colorado Indigent Care Program is an insurance program providing funding to clinics and hospitals for medical services that are provided at a discount to eligible Colorado residents.  Homeless patients who do not work are rated as Z.  These are the people who will be eligible during the Colorado enrollment period in March.  See Arnie Carter at Denver Health Medical Center or Friday afternoon at Stout Street Clinic 2100 Stout St, who is a CICP provider.  Arnie’s numbers are 303 436 7892, his cell 303 242 0977.

The new Colorado Consumer Health Initiative website has a search function that compiles providers by type and zip code.
The Colorado Community Health Network publishes a
map of the community health centers in your county of residence.

Hunger Free Colorado has a bilingual hotline available for food pantry referral and help with food assistance applications. Call toll-free 855-855-4626.  We have done a post about Hunger Free Colorado.
Colorado PEAK accepts applications for food and cash assistance programs. We would encourage you to have your client apply directly through PEAK or to go to a PEAK assistance site.
Housing Colorado has a housing-specific resource directory.

 Housing Colorado hosts a leadership messaging program, an advocacy council on legislative action, a Day Under the Dome, a state-wide conference on Affordable Housing, a brown bag luncheon series and webinars on diverse topics reflected in the leadership provided around housing.

Family Voices Colorado has a resource directory available for a wide variety of resources based on zip code.

The Colorado Center on Law and Policy has comprehensive resources on public policy, information on rights and economic self-sufficiency.
Emergency Shelter Program


We’re looking for a group to do the research and keep the information current.

We’re looking for funding to make it possible to distribute this for free to shelters, soup kitchens, to places where people are living and wherever we can save a life or help to reduce the length of time and frequency of being without a safe place to rest and be safe.

This section will merge with Hope Phone to provide direct service to anyone who seeks information now and a friend to help change their life for good.

Community Resources:  How to Make the Best of What Is

Make and take time to plan what you’re doing to resolve the issue


Make a list of priorities for contacting resources and make sure that you keep a log


Like searching for a job make sure that you’re ready mentally and that you stay fit.


Know that because you’re in a situation that seems to be hopeless that it’s not forever.


Despite obstacles that seem endless you’ll find a way home.


2-1-1 is a telephone number of the Mile High United Way which has much information but you’ll need a navigator who is either a case manager or can help you work through whatever is available and persist in asking for help.


There are people who you can trust who work for the Police Department such as the bicycle patrol, outreach workers, people who run the drop in centers like St. Francis Center, The Gathering Place, The Network, Sox Place, The Spot, Agape, The Colorado Coalition for the Homeless and there are many more that are listed in our resources across the region. 


 Keep a pamphlet of these resources such as the ones handed out by the Denver Department of Human Services, and which are found here because you’ll need to know where to go.


In particular the book “Getting on After Getting Out,” the Go Book is for people who are in the corrections system but many of these resources are also useful for everyone.  Go to and you can access the Go Guide. There is a resource list for them in this news service. 

There is another resource for rental assistance through the Jefferson Action Center.  303 237 0230

Keeping America’s runaway, homeless and at-risk youth safe and off the streets.

Teens text the word “SAFE,”  and your current location (street Address, city, state) to 69866 for immediate help, within a few seconds you’ll receive the nearest safe place location, youth shelter or hotline number.  National Safe Place 1-888290-7233 or

Between 1.6 and 2.8 million youth run away in a year.

Call 1-800-RUNAWAY if you are a teenager who is thinking of running from home, if you have a friend who has run and is looking for help, or if you are a runaway ready to go home.

Call 1-800-RUNAWAY if you care about a youth and want information on how you can help someone who may be at risk of running from home.

Call 1-800-RUNAWAY if you are a teacher looking for information to pass along to your students about youth homelessness or the reality of life on the streets.

Our 24-hour crisis line has an experienced front-line team member ready to help you now. It’s anonymous, confidential and free. 1-800-RUNAWAY.

Our services are provided in part through funding from Family and Youth Services Bureau in the Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

The National Domestic Violence Hot Line: 800 799 7233 or 787 3224

 Denver Department of Human Services

Shelter Hotline/Mile High United Way

Dial 2-1-1 on your phone

 Denver City Services Dial 3-1-1 or visit

Contact Mayor Michael B. Hancock
 General assistance with city services: Dial 3-1-1 (or 720-913-1311 from outside Denver)
or visit
Mayor’s Office Phone Number: 720-865-9090


Denver Police Department

Emergencies dial 911

Non-emergency (720) 913-2000


Denver Human Services

(720) 944-3666

1200 Federal Boulevard, Denver

Eastside 2855 Tremont Place, Denver

Montbello 4685 Peoria Street, Denver

Child Support (720) 944-2960

Homeless General Assistance

(720) 944-2174 or (720) 944-2185

o Eviction Assistance(720) 944-2031

o Rental Assistance (720) 944-2031

o Burial Assistance (720) 944-2548

Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program

(720) 944-3500

Veterans Services (720) 944-3801


Daytime Centers


Christ’s Body Ministries

850 Lincoln Street, Denver, CO 80203 (303)

860-1272 (Offering hot meals Mondays 12:30-

3 pm and Fridays 8:30 am-12 pm. Saturday,

Groceries and Hot Meals, 2 pm- Now served at

16th and York in cooperation with Open Door

Ministries. No ID required. 1st come 1st served.)


Father Woody’s Haven of Hope

1101 W. 7th Avenue, Denver, CO 80204 (303)



The Gathering Place

1535 High Street, Denver, CO 80218 (303)

321-4198 (Day center for homeless women &



HOPE Program (303) 832-3354

1555 Race Street, Denver, CO 80218

(Day center for the men & women living with



St. Francis Center (303) 297-1576

2323 Curtis Street, Denver, CO 80205

(Day center for homeless men & women)


846 E. 18th Avenue, Denver, CO 80218 (303)

832-1622 (Multiple senior services)


Overnight Shelters & Transitional Housing


ACCESS Housing (303) 289-7078

6978 Colorado Boulevard, Commerce City, CO

80022 (30-day temporary housing for families

with children)


Boulder Shelter for the Homeless

4869 Broadway Street, Boulder, CO 80304 (303)

442-4646 (Shelter for families; closed April 30-

Oct. 1)


Brandon Center (Volunteers of America)

(Address is confidential) (303) 620-9190 (Shelter

for women & children)


Center of Hope Admin. Office

875 S. Sheridan Boulevard, Lakewood, CO

80226 (303) 935-1276 (Transitional housing for

men, women & children)


Champa House (A Denver Rescue Mission

facility) 2544 Champa Street, Denver, CO 80205

(303) 294-9961 (Long-term residential for

single mother 12 & younger children)


The Crossing (303) 953-3900 (A Denver Rescue

Mission Facility) 6090 East Smith Road, Denver,

CO 80216 (Transitional housing for men,

women, & families; rehabilitation program for



Comitis Crisis Center (303) 341-9160

2178 N. Victor Street, Aurora, CO 80045

(Shelter for families, youth & individuals)


Damen House (A Warren Village Facility)

52nd & Federal Boulevard, Denver, CO 80221

(303) 433-4280 (Transitional housing for women

& children under 12)


Delores Project (303) 534-5411

(Address is confidential)

(Shelter for single women 18 & over)


Denver Rescue Mission (303) 294-0157

1130 Park Ave. West, Denver, CO 80205

(Shelter for men)


Family & Senior Housing Initiative

(Denver Rescue Mission) 6090 Smith Road,

Denver, CO 80216 (303) 313-2440 (Transitional

housing, case management & mentoring for

families & seniors)


Family HomeStead (303) 623-6514

999 Decatur Street, Denver, CO 80204

(Emergency housing for families up to 90 days)


Family Tree (303) 467-2604

3805 Marshall Street #201, Wheat Ridge, CO

80033 Housing & Family Services (Referrals,

transitional/permanent housing, individuals &



Family Tree Gemini (303) 235-0630

1629 Simms Street, Lakewood, CO 80215

(Shelter for runaway & homeless teens)


Family Tree House of Hope (303) 762-9525

3301 S. Grant Street, Englewood, CO 80113

(90-day shelter for homeless mothers & their



Father Ed Judy House Denver (303) 866-7641

(Fort Logan Campus) 4024 S. Newton Street,

Bldg. K-E, Denver, CO 80236 (Short-term

transitional group home for single mothers &

their children) part of Catholic Charities



Interfaith Hospitality Network – Metro Denver

(303) 675-0713 Mailing address: PO Box 40550,

Denver, CO 80204 (Emergency shelter for



Irving Street (303) 934-9501

601 Irving Street, Denver, CO 80219

(Transitional Housing for single women with

mental health issues)


Jeffco Action Center (303) 237-7704

8755 West 14th Avenue, Lakewood, CO 80215

(Shelter for families, singles, & couples)


Joshua Station (303) 592-1555

2330 W Mulberry Place, Denver, CO 80204 (I25

& 8th Ave)

(Long-term transitional

housing for families)


New Genesis (303) 831-4910

1680 Sherman Street, Denver, CO 80203

(transitional housing for single men & women,

shelter for single men)


Providence Network (303) 860-8404

801 Logan St, Denver, CO 80203

(Providence Network provides “FirstStep”

transitional and “NextStep” affordable

housing programs to help end homelessness in

Denver. PN is a faith-based organization that

integrates 24-hour live-in staff, therapeutic

counseling, mentoring, case management and

access to numerous services (health care,

legal representation, child care, job training

and placement, etc.) for up to two years

in its FirstStep program. Individuals who

have completed a transitional program have

the opportunity to become residents of our

substance-free, affordable NextStep apartment

community (with continued access to supportive

services) to facilitate their continued success.)


Sacred Heart House (303) 296-6686

2844 Lawrence Street, Denver, CO 80205

(shelter for single women & families)


Salvation Army Family Services

2201 Stout Street, Denver, CO 80205 (303)-295-


(Transitional housing for



Salvation Army Lambuth Center

2741 Federal Boulevard

Denver, CO 80211 (303) 477-3758

(Transitional housing for up to 18 months for

families, married couples, single men, and single

women. Residents must actively be seeking


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Salvation Army Crossroads Shelter

(303) 298-1028 (shelter for single men)

1901 29th Street, Denver, CO 80216


Samaritan House (303) 294-0241

2301 Lawrence Street, Denver, CO 80205

(shelter for families, single men, &

Single women)


Step 13 (303) 295-7837

2029 Larimer Street, Denver, CO 80205

(transitional housing for single men)


Theodora House (303) 620-9190

(Address confidential) (shelter for single women)


Urban Peak (303) 777-9198

1630 South Acoma Street, Denver, CO 80223

(shelter for youth up to age 21)


Warren Village (303) 320-5036

1323 Gilpin Street, Denver, CO 80218

(transitional housing for single-parent families)


Bannock Youth Center (720) 217-3884

455 Bannock Street, Denver, CO 80204


Medical & Dental Services


CCH/Stout Street Clinic (303) 293-2220

2100 Broadway, Denver, CO 80205 (medical &



Denver Health Medical Center (303) 436-6000;

777 Bannock Street, Denver, CO 80204 (medical

& dental)


Denver Rescue Mission (303) 294-0157

1130 Park Avenue West, Denver, CO 80205

(medical, dental, optical)


Denver Health Family Health Center (303) 436-

4600(medical & dental)

510 28th Street, Denver, CO 80205


Inner City Health Clinic (303) 296-1767

3405 Downing Street, Denver, CO 80205

(medical & dental)


Veterans Affairs Medical Center

(303) 399-8020 (Veteran’s only)

or 1055 Clermont St., Denver, CO 80220 1-800-



Westside Health Clinic (303) 436-4260

1100 Federal Boulevard, Denver, CO 80204

(medical only)




Agape Church 303-296-2454

2501 California Street, Denver, CO 80205

(Saturdays 11 am)


Basilica of the Immaculate Conception

(303) 831-7010

1530 Logan Street, Denver, CO 80203 (Mon. –

Fri.: sandwiches, 8 a.m.)


Broadway Assistance Center

1212 Mariposa Street, Denver, CO 80204

(303) 893-4108

(Serving area boundaries are: Broadway to

Federal, and Colfax to Alameda, also 1-25

and Broadway to Washington Street. Food

Distribution, Thursday night meal, medical

assistance & more.)


Capitol Hill Community Services


Trinity United Methodist Church


1820 Broadway, Denver, CO 80202 (hot lunch,

Wed., Thurs., Fri. from 11:45a.m. to 12:15p.m.)


Capitol Hill Community Services


Peoples Presbyterian Church

2780 York Street, Denver, CO 80205 (hot lunch,

Mon. at 12:00 noon)

Capitol Hill Community Services

Agape Christian Church 303-296-2454

2501 California Street, Denver, CO 80205 (hot

lunch, Sat. 11:30 a.m.)


Capitol Hill Community Services

Jordan AME Church 303-322-7427

2900 Milwaukee Street, Denver, CO 80205 (hot

lunch Tues. at 12:00 noon)


Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception

1530 Logan Street, Denver CO 80203

303-831-7010 (Sandwiches & coffee distributed

Monday – Friday at the rear door cathedral



Christ Body Ministries 303-860-1272

850 Lincoln Street, Denver, CO 80203

(Offering hot meals Mondays 12:30-3 pm and

Fridays 8:30 am-12 pm. Saturday, Groceries

and Hot Meals, 2 pm- Now served at 16th and

York in cooperation with Open Door Ministries.

No ID required. 1st come 1st served.)


Church in the City (303-322-5733)

1580 Gaylord Street, Denver, CO 80206 (Free

meal Wed. 6:00 to 7pm, food bags on the second

and fourth Sunday each month 12:30 pm.)


Denver Rescue Mission (303) 294-0157

1130 Park Ave. West, Denver, CO 80205

(Mon. – Sun. breakfast, 5:30 a.m.;

Mon. – Sun. lunch, noon; Mon. – Sun. dinner, 8



Denver Urban Ministries Food Bank (303-355-

4896) 1717 E. Colfax Avenue, Denver, CO

80218 (Need photo ID, proof of residency M-

T_TH-F 9 am to 3:30 pm; W/Sat 9 am – noon)


Father Woody’s Haven of Hope

1101 W. 7th Avenue, Denver, CO 80204

(303) 607-0855 (Mon – Sat. Breakfast & Lunch)


Holy Ghost Church (303) 292-1556

1900 California Street, Denver, CO 80202 (Mon.

– Sat. sandwiches, 9 – 11 am)


Metro Care Ring Food Bank (303-860-7200)

1100 E 8th Avenue, Denver, CO 80218 (M-F 9

am to 3 pm call for eligibility)


Salvation Army (303)-298-1734) (2 meals/ day

are served 7 days/week. Breakfast is served from


6 am M-S & on Sun 9:30 am. Dinner is served 7

days a week at 5:30 pm, snacks are available.)


Same Café (720-530-6853) 2023 E. Colfax

Avenue, Denver, CO 80206 Organic food – not

free but pay what you can or work off your meal

in the Kitchen (open Tues-Fri 11 am to 2 pm;

Sat. 11 am to 8 pm.)


Senior Support Services (303) 832-1622

846 East 18th Avenue, Denver, CO 80218 Meals

for those who are 55 years of age & older:

(breakfast, hot lunch & hot dinner)


St. Elizabeth’s Church (303) 534-4014

Speer Blvd. & Arapahoe St. on Auraria Campus,

Denver (7 Days a week soup & sandwiches,

11:00- 11:15 a.m.)


St. Paul’s United Methodist Church

(303) 832-4929 1615 Ogden Street, Denver, CO

80218 (breakfast 8a.m. to 9a.m. Sundays)


Trinity United Methodist (303-839-1493) 1820

Broadway, Denver, CO 80202 (Wed. – Fri. lunch

from 11 am to 1 pm)


Volunteers of America (303) 297-0408

2877 Lawrence Street, Denver, CO 80205 (Mon.

– Thurs. breakfast 8:00 a.m.; lunch 11:30 a.m.;

dinner 5 p.m. Sun. lunch, 1:00 p.m.)


Domestic Violence Services


Alternatives to Family Violence

(303) 637-7761 (Adams County) (303) 863-7233

(Denver County)


Colorado Anti-Violence Program

(303) 839-5204, (303) 852-5094 or 1(888) 557-

4441 (Statewide) 304 Elati Street, Denver, CO

80223 (Provides direct

client services including crisis intervention,

information, & referrals for LGBT victims of

violence 24 hours a day.)


Curtis Park Community Center

929 29th Street, Denver, CO 80205

(303) 295-2399 (Advocacy & case management

for victims of crime)


Family Tree Karlis Family Center

1777 Kipling Street, Lakewood, CO 80215

(303) 462-1060 (Lakewood/Arapahoe County)

(support groups, counseling, supervised

parenting time, & safe exchanges)


Family Tree Women in Crisis (303) 420-6752

(Jefferson County) (Services for domestic

violence victims-women & their children)


Gateway Battered Women’s Shelter


PO Box 914, Aurora CO 80040

(303) 343-1851 (Arapahoe County & Aurora)


SafeHouse Denver, Inc. (303) 830-2660

1649 Downing Street, Denver, CO 80218

24-hour crisis line (303) 318-9959


Volunteers of America (303) 620-9190

Brandon Center address is confidential (Denver



Women in Crisis (303) 420-6752

(Jefferson County)


Women’s Crisis & Family Outreach Center, The

Crisis line: (303) 688-8484

(Douglas County) offices & information (303)





Bayaud Enterprises

333 W. Bayaud Avenue

Denver, CO 80223 (303) 830-6885


El Centro Humanitario (303) 292-4115

2260 California Street, Denver, CO 80205

(Employment program, women’s project)


Hope World Wide (303) 931-7415 (Job Training



Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program (720)

944-3500 1200 Federal Blvd.

Denver, CO 80204 (Provides supportive services

to help homeless veterans obtain and keep



Road Called Strate (303) 360-9176

1532 Galena St, Aurora, CO 80010


Workforce Development- Homeless Initiative

Westside Work Center (Felon Friendly)

(720) 944-2786

1200 Federal Blvd., Denver, CO 80204




Catholic Charities (303) 742-0828

4045 Pecos Street Denver, CO 80211

(Eviction Assistance)


Colorado Coalition for the Homeless

(303) 293-2217 2111 Champa Street, Denver,

CO 80205 (Full service agency for people who

are homeless)


Colorado Department of Public Health &

Environment (303) 692-2000

4300 Cherry Creek Drive South


Denver, CO 80246

(Birth Certificates)


Colorado Legal Aid (303) 837-1321

1905 Sherman Street, #400, Denver, CO 80203


Colorado Supportive Housing & Homeless

Program (303) 866-7350

4020 S. Newton St., Denver, CO 80236


Denver Cares (Detox) (303) 436-3500

1155 Cherokee, Denver, CO 80204


Denver Urban Ministries (303) 355-4896

1717 East Colfax Avenue, Denver, CO 80218

(food boxes, diapers & formula, employment

services & ID assistance Mon, Wed, Fri at 9

a.m.) Agency Hours: M, T, Th & Fri. 9 – 3:30,



Disability Center for Independent Living

(303) 320-1345

4831 E 38th Avenue, Denver, CO 80207

(Benefits acquisition assistance, food assistance,

housing, & independent living skills, eviction



Empowerment Program (303) 320-1989

1600 York Street, Denver, CO 80206 (Services

for women)


Energy Outreach Colorado

225 E. 16th Ave., #200, Denver, CO 80203

(303) 825-8750 (Utility Assistance)


Jewish Family Service (303) 597-5000

3201 S Tamarac Drive, Denver CO 80231 (Food

pantry, resources, rental assistance, & support



Metro Crisis Services (800) 885-1222

Improving access to mental health and substance

abuse care in the seven counties of metropolitan



Mental Health Center of Denver

(303) 504-6500 (303) 504-1250

4141 E. Dickenson Place, Denver. CO 80222


Metro Care Ring (303) 860-7200

1100 East 18th Avenue, Denver, CO 80218

(Food pantry & other services, identification)


Metro Denver Homeless Initiative (MDHI)

(303) 561-2194 (Advocacy of homeless issues



Ministry Outreach Center (303) 297-1815

a Denver Rescue Mission facility)

3501 E 46th Avenue, Denver, CO 80216

(Downtown location – food boxes, clothing, &

other services)


Phoenix Concept (303) 293-3620

2162 Lawrence Street, Denver, CO 80205

(Substance abuse treatment)


Senior Support Services (303) 832-1622

846 E. 18th Avenue, Denver, CO 80218

(Multiple services for senior services for 55+)


St. Joseph’s (303) 292-2951

4626 Pennsylvania Denver, CO 80216

(Housing for VETS Samaritan House)


Social Security Administration

(800) 772-1213

1616 Champa St #400

Denver, CO 80202-2713


VA Homeless Program

(303) 399-8020 x2056

1055 Clermont St, Denver, CO 80220

(Housing, mental health, drug & alcohol services

for veterans)




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