How YOU Can Help

Practical tips on how to lend a hand during COVID-19 for those experiencing homelessness

1. VOLUNTEER - Many of the local shelters and providers rely upon the good will of volunteers. However, many volunteers are unable to participate in their normal activities due to their age, health, or other factors that put them at risk. But, there is still a critical need for volunteers.

  • Visit here to see a list of organizations that serve our unhoused neighbors in Denver where you can make a huge impact.
  • Call for Volunteers from Mile High United Way 

2. DONATE - If you are unable to volunteer, then perhaps you can help provide many of the much-needed resources our partner organizations are requesting. Here are some direct ways to assist:

  • The Colorado Coalition for the Homeless has set up a COVID-19 wishlist on Amazon to ensure they are able to continue serving clients
  • Healthy volunteers can serve at Volunteer of America's Mission here
  • Denver Rescue Mission is seeking food at their Ministry Outreach Center or financial donations. Learn how to donate here
  • Donate to Denver Public Schools' Food Security Fund 
  • Consider giving blood 
  • Donate antibacterial cleaning supplies or sprays, personal hygiene (soap, hand sanitizer, and toilet paper), or paper towels to Almost Home's Emergency Shelter. Please call 303-659-6199 to schedule an appointment to ensure staff are available to accept your donation. 

Continue being part of the conversation by following MDHI and these other organizations on Facebook or Twitter. There, we will continue posting meaningful ways for you to make an impact and get involved!

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  • Jamie Rife
    published this page in MDHI Blog 2020-03-16 15:12:26 -0600