The weather is getting colder, and for most of us that brings cozy evenings by the fire or snuggled up under a blanket. But for the thousands of people living unsheltered on Denver’s streets, it’s a matter of survival. Here are a few local resources that help people stay warm this winter.
- See HAND’s winter gear Amazon wishlist
- Coats for Colorado also collects donations — with drop-off locations all across the Front Range — to ensure all Coloradans have access to a warm winter coat at no cost
In the event of dangerously low temperatures, the city utilizes rec centers as “warming shelters.” When the city activates its warming shelter protocols, information will be available on the DenverGov.org homepage.
- Here is a list of walk-up shelters and “Front Door” referral centers for people in need of shelter urgently
No matter where you live in Colorado, dialing 211 (or texting 898-211) will get you connected to health and human services programs in your local area.