If you or someone you know is in housing crisis and needs shelter urgently, please refer them to “front door” facilities. These offer both walk-up access and referrals (sometimes including transport) to other shelters, as appropriate. Walk-up only centers do not refer to other facilities.
For individual men
Front door: Lawrence Street Community Center
2222 Lawrence St.
Hours: 7 a.m. - 8 p.m. (daily)
Note: it is advised to arrive before 6 p.m. for transportation to other locations.
Walk-up access only: Crossroads
1901 29th St.
Hours: Entry from 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. (daily)
Note: no transportation to other shelters from this location.
For individual women
Front door: Samaritan House
2301 Lawrence St.
Hours: 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 a.m. (daily)
Note: it is advised to arrive between 4 and 4:30 p.m. for shelter or transportation to other locations
For families with minor children
The Gathering Place
1535 N. High St.
Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. (Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays)
8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. (Tuesdays)
Volunteers of America Mission
2877 Lawrence St.
Hours: 8:30 - 11:30 a.m. (Mondays through Thursdays)
Phone Intake and Eligibility: (303) 295-3366
Phone Intake and Eligibility Hours: 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. (Monday - Friday), 8 a.m. to noon (Saturday and Sunday)
Centralized Family Shelter Access Point
Walk Up Intake
11701 E 33rd Ave
Hours: 7 a.m. - 9 p.m. (Monday through Friday), 8 a.m. - noon (Saturday and Sunday)
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
For those experiencing domestic violence:
SafeHouse Denver, 24-hour crisis hotline (303) 318-9989
Service Animals and Pets:
Certified service animals are allowed in our shelters. Alternately, Denver Animal Protection offers a Safe Haven Program, which provides two to four weeks of shelter for pets of families experiencing homelessness and during severe weather events.
Other Shelter Facilities
These providers are also part of Denver’s shelter network, but do not transport to other facilities, and are therefore not recommended “front door” entry points. Locations listed here without an address are NOT walk-up facilities.
Delores Project: women and transgender individuals, (303) 534-5411, beds are assigned only by phone at 10 a.m. daily
Please note that these times, dates, and details are subject to change.
For a detailed list of Denver shelters and services for people experiencing homelessness, visit the Department of Housing Stability (HOST)'s Find Shelter page.