Need Help?

Anyone needing access to shelter or anyone who encounters someone who needs shelter access between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday can call 2-1-1 to be connected to available resources, including transportation assistance for those who are homeless and have disabilities. If it is an emergency, always call 9-1-1.

For after hours and weekend support for mental and behavioral health crises, contact the Colorado Crisis Line at 844-493-8255 or text “Talk” to 38255. 

Cold Weather Resources

DENVER - List of Denver  Emergency Shelters and Services per HOST 

JEFFERSON COUNTY - Severe Weather Response and Directions

ADAMS COUNTY - Homeless Shelter Directory

ARAPAHOE COUNTY - Emergency Overnight Shelters

AURORA - Homeless Shelters and Services

BOULDER - Severe Weather Shelter

REGIONAL SAFE PARKING - Apply Here

WESTMINSTER - Cold Weather Care

*DRAFT* List of Cold Weather Shelters across the region (Please send any updates/edits to Jamie.Rife@mdhi.org)

Resources Across Metro Denver

Colorado Dept. of Local Affairs

Programs Offered: Rental/Mortgage Assistance
Program Guidelines: EHAP Complete Program Guidelines (PDF)
To Apply: 
You must go through a local agency. The agency will help you with the application. Dial 211 or visit www.211colorado.org to find the agency that can connect you to rental or mortgage assistance. Or, click here to find the assistance agency in your county.
Contact: For questions about the program, email DOLA_POP@state.co.us 

Eviction, Prevention, and Rental Assistance Resources by County

Adams County

Arapahoe County

Boulder County

Broomfield County

Denver County

Douglas County

Jefferson County

 

Additional Resources

For help connecting to critical resources including food, shelter, rental assistance, and childcare, you can call or text 2-1-1 and reach Mile High United Way’s 2-1-1 Help Center, or text your zip code to 898-211. You can also live chat or search the 2-1-1 database.

  • If you or someone you know is experiencing difficulty during this time and needs help with food, rent or utility assistance, please contact your local Salvation Army, call their Connection Center at 855-768-7977 or learn more at salarmy.us/IMcovidinfo.  
  • In Denver, this is a  helpful guide to shelters and services. This has all the names, addresses, and locations in a large resource guide. Services will vary due to COVID-19.  
  • In Jefferson County - Call Family Tree at 303-467-2604 or The Jefferson Center at 303-432-5130.  
  • If you are experiencing a Domestic Violence crisis – Rose Andom center in Denver (weekdays) at 720-377-4400 or Safehouse Denver’s 24/7 at 303-318-9989.  
  • If you are looking for affordable housing, visit www.coloradohousingsearch.com.

If you do not have any children in the household:  

  • All Denver Shelters - Listed here with addresses and details
  • Comitis - Aurora/East Colfax, call for Adult monthly shelter space at 303-317-8990.
  • The City of Aurora - Aurora Day Resource Center, 7 days a week, 7:30 am-1:30 pm.  
  • Young Adults/Youth - Urban Peak Drop-in Center at 2100 Stout Street, or call their Shelter at 303-974-2908.  

If you have children in the household:  

  • The Gathering Place (for women, children, and transgender only): Daytime services, meals, and more. Call 303-321-4198 or visit them at 1535 High Street Denver, CO 80218 during business hours.   
  • Samaritan House: Families with children in need of emergency shelter can go in person any night between 5 pm-8:30 pm at 2301 Lawrence street.   
  • Comitis – Nightly shelter for Families in Aurora/east Colfax – Lottery Line 720-505-2628 (call between 5 am-12 pm)   


Agencies may change hours, locations, or requirements at any time. Please contact the organization prior to visiting it. For community resource submissions, corrections, or updates, please email info@mdhi.org.