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Catholic Charities Shelter Services

Catholic Charities provides shelter services and resources in five locations in Northern Colorado, including Denver County, Larimer County, Weld County and the Western Slope. Programs in these regions work closely with community partners to better address the specific needs of each region.

At Samaritan House and the Women’s Emergency Shelter in Denver, The Mission in Ft. Collins and the Guadalupe Community Center in Greeley, we meet the immediate needs for shelter, food and clothing of men and women in our emergency overnight shelters. At three of these locations, we also offer an extended-stay 120-day levels program for men, women and families to help break the cycle of homelessness. We provide case management, life skills classes, support groups and collaborative relationships with community partners to help residents restore hope and regain their sense of self-sufficiency.

On the Western Slope, we provide Emergency Assistance, Homeless Prevention Services, Community Integration Services and Immigration Services in the heart of Glenwood Springs.

Marcela and Michael were hit with devastating news while trying to support their three young children. Doctors diagnosed Michael with Lou Gehrig’s disease.

“I was just trying to work and we fell behind, and then he had got diagnosed with Lou Gehrig’s disease,” Marcela said. “I felt depressed some time because my husband was struggling to walk and had trouble holding things and I was about to have a baby.”

Struggling with the diagnosis and then the loss of her job, they were evicted from their apartment. On unemployment, the family moved into a motel and faced a future with very little hope.

While taking classes at Denver Human Services, Marcela heard about Samaritan House. When there was an opening on the family floor at the homeless shelter, they applied and got admitted.

Immediately, a case manager helped her with prenatal home visits and health and wellness during her pregnancy. Marcela was connected to Early Childhood Education, supplies through the Gabriel House Project and counseling.

While at Samaritan House, the family was able to pay off debts. Marcela created a budget and saved money. In March, the family was relieved to hear that their hard work had paid off and they would be moving into their new home.

Samaritan House is “a really good place with really good option(s) to lean forward. They opened the doors for me.”

Marcela and her children

SAMARITAN HOUSE IN DENVER

Our Samaritan House extended-stay programs include 48 beds for women, 56 beds for men, and 25 family rooms.

  • 399,049 meals prepared by our Denver shelter*
  • 60,219 nights of shelter provided to men, women and families
  • 832 men, women and families served
    • 97% men and women discharged with income**
    • 61% family residents discharged with income**
    • 50% of families transitioned into stable living**

Samaritan House Family Floor stopped receiving new families as of Feb. 1, 2019 for renovations. Families were referred to community partners during renovations
(Feb. 2019 - Oct. 2019).

*Includes meals provided for Early Childhood Education
**Based on those who stayed at least 30 days

THE MISSION IN FT. COLLINS

The Mission extended-stay programs include 30 beds for men, 6 beds for women and 4 family rooms; with up to an additional 44 beds for men, 36 beds for women and 10 beds for families each night in our emergency overnight shelter.

  • 49,141 meals prepared by our Ft. Collins shelter
  • 12,509 nights of shelter provided to men, women and families in our extended-stay shelter programs and 24,847 estimated nights of emergency shelter provided to men, women and families in our overnight shelter
  • 190 unduplicated men, women and families served in The Mission extended-stay programs
    • 81% men and women residents discharged with income
    • 59% family residents discharged with income

WOMEN’S EMERGENCY SHELTER IN DENVER

  • Up to 216 available beds for Emergency and Transitional Shelter, including beds at a Denver hotel, as of December 2020.
  • 50,479 estimated nights of emergency shelter provided to the women in emergency shelter
    • 15% women transitioned into stable living
    • 26% women in our shelter are over the age of 55
    • 34% women in our shelter have a disability

WESTERN SLOPE SERVICES

  • 219 households and 1,721 individuals assisted with victims’ services, mediation, life-skills programs and more through Community Integration Services
  • 338 households provided with emergency assistance (utilities, rent, medical and/or transportation)
  • 63 households moved out of homelessness or avoided imminent eviction through Homeless Prevention Services

GUADALUPE COMMUNITY CENTER IN GREELEY

Guadalupe Community Center extended-stay programs include 20 beds for men, 7 beds for women and 5 family rooms; with up to an additional 80 beds for men, in our emergency cold weather shelter.*

  • 26,922 meals prepared by our Greeley shelter
  • 26,428 nights of emergency and extended-stay shelter
  • 267 unduplicated men, women and families served in Guadalupe Community Center extended-stay programs and 205 in overflow
    • 54% men and women residents discharged with income**
    • 45% men and women residents discharged with housing**

*Winter operations Nov. 1 – Apr. 30
**Based on those who stayed at least 30 days

SAMARITAN HOUSE IN DENVER

Our Samaritan House extended-stay programs include 48 beds for women, 56 beds for men, and 25 family rooms.

  • 399,049 meals prepared by our Denver shelter*
  • 60,219 nights of shelter provided to men, women and families
  • 832 men, women and families served
    • 97% men and women discharged with income**
    • 61% family residents discharged with income**
    • 50% of families transitioned into stable living**

Samaritan House Family Floor stopped receiving new families as of Feb. 1, 2019 for renovations. Families were referred to community partners during renovations
(Feb. 2019 - Oct. 2019).

*Includes meals provided for Early Childhood Education
**Based on those who stayed at least 30 days

THE MISSION IN FT. COLLINS

The Mission extended-stay programs include 30 beds for men, 6 beds for women and 4 family rooms; with up to an additional 44 beds for men, 36 beds for women and 10 beds for families each night in our emergency overnight shelter.

  • 49,141 meals prepared by our Ft. Collins shelter
  • 12,509 nights of shelter provided to men, women and families in our extended-stay shelter programs and 24,847 estimated nights of emergency shelter provided to men, women and families in our overnight shelter
  • 190 unduplicated men, women and families served in The Mission extended-stay programs
    • 81% men and women residents discharged with income
    • 59% family residents discharged with income

WOMEN’S EMERGENCY SHELTER IN DENVER

  • Up to 216 available beds for Emergency and Transitional Shelter, including beds at a Denver hotel, as of December 2020.
  • 50,479 estimated nights of emergency shelter provided to the women in emergency shelter
    • 15% women transitioned into stable living
    • 26% women in our shelter are over the age of 55
    • 34% women in our shelter have a disability

WESTERN SLOPE SERVICES

  • 219 households and 1,721 individuals assisted with victims’ services, mediation, life-skills programs and more through Community Integration Services
  • 338 households provided with emergency assistance (utilities, rent, medical and/or transportation)
  • 63 households moved out of homelessness or avoided imminent eviction through Homeless Prevention Services

WESTERN SLOPE SERVICES

  • 219 households and 1,721 individuals assisted with victims’ services, mediation, life-skills programs and more through Community Integration Services
  • 338 households provided with emergency assistance (utilities, rent, medical and/or transportation)
  • 63 households moved out of homelessness or avoided imminent eviction through Homeless Prevention Services

GUADALUPE COMMUNITY CENTER IN GREELEY

Guadalupe Community Center extended-stay programs include 20 beds for men, 7 beds for women and 5 family rooms; with up to an additional 80 beds for men, in our emergency cold weather shelter.*

  • 26,922 meals prepared by our Greeley shelter
  • 26,428 nights of emergency and extended-stay shelter
  • 267 unduplicated men, women and families served in Guadalupe Community Center extended-stay programs and 205 in overflow
    • 54% men and women residents discharged with income**
    • 45% men and women residents discharged with housing**

*Winter operations Nov. 1 – Apr. 30
**Based on those who stayed at least 30 days