Address:1600 York St # 101Denver, CO 80206Map & Directions
Services: Support and counseling services for women in crisis due to incarceration, poverty, homelessness, HIV/AIDS, or involvement in the criminal justice system. The Empowerment Program's,
Address:2520 E 37th AveDenver, CO 80205Map & Directions
Services: Family HomeStead , Emergency and transitional housing The Emergency Housing Program accepts referrals from shelters, safehouses, and other homeless service providers throughout the Denver Metro Area including the Denver Department of Human Services, Brandon Center, the Interfaith Hospitality Network, Samaritan House, the Colorado Coalition for the Homeless and many others. For the first 30 days of a maximum 90-day period, an apartment is provided without charge. Case managers develop an individualized case plan with each family that helps them learn to live in independent housing while the parents strive to develop a source of income, begin the search for next-step housing, and deal with concerns that are pertinent to their particular family. Case managers provide resources and referrals as needed to help clients achieve the goals outlined in their case plan.
Hours: Contact for information about administrative office hours.
Eligibility: Homeless families with children, at least one child under the age of 18 Families
Address:2080 S Quebec StDenver, CO 80231Map & Directions
Services: As the largest community-based animal welfare organization in the Rocky Mountain region, the Dumb Friends League shelters and cares for as many as 25,000 companion animals each year.The Dumb Friends League is a leader in providing humane care to lost and relinquished pets, rescuing sick, injured and abused animals, adopting pets to new homes, helping pets stay in homes, and educating pet owners and the public about the needs of companion animals. The organization has been helping pets and people in the Denver metro area and beyond for more than 100 years. There are two open-admission shelter locations: the main shelter at 2080 S. Quebec St. in Denver and the Buddy Center at 4556 Castleton Court in Castle Rock.Services the Dumb Friends League provides: Provides shelter and care for thousands of homeless pets Adopts homeless pets to new families Reunites lost pets with their owners Investigates animal cruelty and supports animal-friendly legislation Provides in-shelter behavior training, as well as public assistance through a behavior helpline, classes and online tips Offers free pet-friendly housing referrals throughout Colorado Educates children and adults about about the humane treatment of animals and the importance of spaying and neutering,
Hours: Pet Intake/Lost & Found Center (Quebec Street shelter): Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.to 7 p.m., Sat.-Sun., 9 a.m.to5 p.m.; Business Office Mon.-Fri., 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Address:709 E 12th AveDenver, CO 80203Map & Directions
Services: CHARG Resource Center is a Mental Health Clinic and Drop-In Center for people who live with mental illnesses. The mission of CHARG Resource Center is to advance a model of genuine partnership among individuals who live with mental illness, mental health professionals, and the larger community through respectful comprehensive services.
Address:3610 W Princeton CirDenver, CO 80236Map & Directions
Services: The Haven is an 65-bed Modified Therapeutic Community (MTC) located in Denver, Colorado for women, mothers and their infants. Licensed by the Colorado Alcohol and Drug Abuse Division (ADAD), the program offers long-term, intensive treatment for clients with addictions Other programs include: The Haven Mother's House I and II. Provides intensive residential substance abuse treatment to 26 women. Women who receive services through the mother's house must either be pregnant or have an infant in their care. Clients are given an opportunity to learn different ways to cope with their feelings and are taught how to make appropriate choices. The Haven Mother's House operates with the philosophy that it is critical that a mother be with her infant as she progresses through treatment. The Haven children are the heart of the program and allow the mother to experience love, care and parenting in a substance free environment The Baby Haven. Provides specialized daycare for infants whose mothers are in residential substance abuse treatment at The Haven. The staff supports mothers in treatment by enhancing the children's physical, emotional and cognitive growth. In order to allow mothers to attend treatment groups, the daycare is open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and provides care for up to 15 infants. The daycare is unique, in that mothers visit the daycare to feed their children lunch and are provided the opportunity to bond and interact with their children. During this time, mothers receive nutritional guidance from staff and are able to meet individually with staff to address their children's issues and receive parental guidance. In addition, mothers participate in a weekly parenting education group and a parent/child interaction group. These groups are facilitated by an infant mental health team that consists of a licensed psychologist and a post-doctoral fellow. Each child is provided with developmental assessments at six-month intervals. The daycare staff assists each child in meeting and exceeding their developmental milestones The Doula Program. Pairs pregnant women from The Haven Mother's House with successful Haven graduates who have given birth and are in recovery. Doula's undergo training in the Chicago Health Connection Community Doula Model and The Harris Doula Child Development Curriculum (ages 0-3). A doula's relationship with the mother begins as soon as the trained doula is matched with the mother and continues up until the child is 18 months of age. The doula begins regular contact with the pregnant woman; accompanying her to prenatal care visits and helping her develop a birth plan. The doulas also provide a series of sessions focused on education about labor and delivery. The goals for the doula are to develop a trusting relationship with the mother, to help her to advocate for herself in the health care system, to prepare for the hospital labor and delivery experience, and ultimately to prepare for her new role as a parent Correctional Facilities. The Haven operates
Hours: Facilities have varying hours of operation. Contact for more information about administrative office hours.
Eligibility: Clients are referred from the Department of Human Services, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), the criminal justice system, homeless shelters, friends and family members, or through self-referral.
Address:1860 Lincoln StDenver, CO 80203Map & Directions
Services: Urban Peak helps young people overcome homelessness and other real life challenges by providing safety, respect, essential services and a supportive community, empowering them to become self-reliant adults. Services include street outreach, emergency shelter, food, medical services, clothing, job training and placement, creative arts program and housing. Youth may receive support from the endowment fund to go to college or trade school. Volunteers help in the kitchen, on street outreach, in the Drop-In Center and with mentoring the youth.
Address:9801 E Colfax AveAurora, CO 80010Map & Directions
Services: Stride provides families with services and a personalized plan to attain economic independence and break the cycle of poverty.Stride has focused on individualized case management services to help families become self-sufficient. Now, Stride also offers home ownership programs, financial literacy classes, and Individual Development Accounts (IDA's) to help families build assets, tutoring and support of after school programs for the children of our participants, and free, refurbished computers to parents that need them to find work or advance in their careers.Building Financial Assets Stride has helped more than 39 former welfare recipients become homeowners, by providing counseling and down payment assistance. We now also offer Individual Development Accounts and financial literacy training to help participants build their financial assets.Path to Self-Sufficiency This program helps each adult family member develop an individual plan - based on their skills, interests, and experience - to become independent. Plans may include:education (finish high school, complete GED, improve reading or math skills)specific career education (nursing, cosmetology, computer graphics, small engine repair, and many, many more)work experience (volunteer work that teaches important job skills)specific counseling for problems including mental health problems, domestic violence, substance abusesupervised job searchpost-employment supportStride provides a trained and experienced case manager to support the family in completing their plan. Support continues until the family has been successfully employed for at least one year. Specific support includes:affordable housing provided by local public housing agencies - families sign a 5-year contract agreeing to follow their self-sufficiency planchild care assistance for eligible families through the County Department of Social Serviceshelps in finding any other needed assistance such as emergency loans or help for a child at school.Transitional Housing for Homeless Families Stride serves more than 100 homeless families each year in Metro Denver who are referred from homeless shelters. Families receive affordable housing for two years, plus all of the services available in the Family Self-Sufficiency Program. Stride will:Help the family find and move in to an appropriate apartment in the communityProvide rental assistance to pay for this apartment, based on the family's income (the family's rent is set at 30% of their income, and program pays the balance)Self-Sufficiency Services - similar to those in the Family Self-Sufficiency programOther services - similar to those in the Family Self-Sufficiency program
Address:231 N Main StBrighton, CO 80601Map & Directions
Services: To facilitate self-sufficiency for homeless individuals or families in need of housing assistance in Adams County and southern Weld County by providing both temporary housing and transitional/affordable "worforce" housing and case management services. Almost Home operates one of three (3) permanent Family Homeless Shelters within Adams County. This facility has three (3) sleeping rooms and a common area for the kitchen and family room.
Address:2691 30th StBoulder, CO 80301Map & Directions
Services: Bridge House’s mission is to address immediate survival needs of homeless and working poor individuals and provide resources which lead to employment, housing, personal stability and healing. Daytime shelter-- serve 100 daily. See 350 case management contacts monthly.
Special hours for homeless women and children, 2 hours weekly, average 10 women.
Emergency warming center during dangerously cold weather, approx. 25 times per winter, serve 30 people each time.
Dinner served for 100-150 people daily at their Community Table sites.