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Homeless 2017-07-25T21:05:34+00:00

HOW IT WORKS

SWSN provides shelter for single men, single women, and couples without children living on the streets on life threatening winter nights. We work alongside community organizations to provide this shelter starting October 1st and going through April 30th. The Host Churches open when overnight temperatures are going to be 32 degrees or colder and wet or 20 degrees or colder and dry.

Anyone who is interested in staying in one of our shelter sites must register with SWSN. Our Registration Sites help individuals with the screening and registration process in order for our guests to have access to the shelter for the season. Registration cannot be done over the phone or online. Each guest must visit one of our partners in person to register. These registration sites will also connect our guests with resources to assist in moving toward a more safe and stable lifestyle.

“Severe Weather Shelter Network is warm, safe and welcoming… it is tangible love…”

“I was 5 months pregnant the first time I went to the shelter. I felt so loved because the volunteers made sure I always had everything I needed…”

“Severe Weather Shelter really cares about us. We trust them to keep us safe on winter nights.”

REGISTRATION SITES

Central Rotation Partners

  • The Action Center, 8755 W 14th Ave, Lakewood 80215

    Hours: Mon, Tues, Wed and Fri 9 am – 3:30 pm, Thurs 11:30 am – 5:30 pm

  • Family Tree, 3805 W Marshall St, Wheat Ridge 80033

    Hours: Mon, Wed-Fri 9 am – 3:30 pm, Tues 12 pm – 4 pm

  • Mean Street Ministry, 1380 Ammons St, Lakewood 80214

    Hours: Mon-Thurs 9 am – 3 pm

  • Jeffco Human Services, 900 Jefferson County Parkway, Golden 80401

    Hours: Mon-Fri 7:30 am – 5:30 pm

South Rotation Partners

  • Giving Heart, 4358 S Broadway, Englewood 80113

    Hours: Tues 10 am – 3 pm, 12 pm – 2 pm on severe weather days

  • Littleton Life Center, 5804 S Datura St, Littleton 80120

    Hours: Monday-Friday 10am-4pm

  • CitySquare Denver, 2575 S Broadway, Denver 80210

    Hours: Monday-Thursday 10-2pm

What to Expect at the Shelter

We provide shelter for single men, single women, and couples without children

Our season begins October 1st and ends on April 30th. Our shelter sites open when overnight temperatures are going to be 32 degrees or colder and wet or 20 degrees or colder and dry.

All guests must go to one of the registration sites listed above for a screening and registration process to get connected for the season. The process takes about 20 minutes.

Our Host Churches are local churches that will open their buildings for our use on severe weather nights. All of the men sleep in one large room and women sleep in a separate room.

Guests are allowed to bring one bag that must fit on their lap during transportation. All other personal possessions must be stored in a place where the person feels it will be safe for the night. After you arrive at the church, personal possessions will be placed in a bag with the guest’s name on it and locked up for safe keeping overnight.

All of our guests are transported to and from the Church Site. We have multiple pickup and drop off locations.. More information will be provided upon registration.

Yes, a hot, home cooked meal is provided for all of our guests upon arrival at the designated Church Site.

No you do not. The shelter, bedding and food are all provided as part of our ministry to you.

You can call shelter openings in Denver at 211 for openings in the Denver metro area. If you have children with you, you can find assistance with Mean Street Ministry at http://www.meanstreetministry.org/. All of our Partner Connections (link to Partner page) have access to additional shelter resources and can assist families and individuals to find long-term shelter and housing assistance. Please connect with those organizations to fulfill long-term and other shelter needs.