Provides housing-focused shelter to homeless adults with moderate and high needs in Boulder County who have a predictable place to stay on a long-term basis while they work toward exiting homelessness into housing. Individuals referred to the shelter through Boulder County Coordinated Entry will have the opportunity to stay in a reserved, on-going bed on a long-term basis while working on a housing plan with shelter staff.
To create avenues to stable housing for our community’s homeless adults, from a foundation of supportive and safe shelter.
During the winter of 1982, in response to the death of a local homeless veteran who died of exposure in downtown Boulder, a group of concerned citizens formed the Task Force on Shelter and Food for the Poor, the precursor to the Boulder Shelter for the Homeless. In 1987, the Shelter became a 501c(3) nonprofit corporation and moved to 4645 N Broadway in order to expand its services to those in need. In 2003, the Shelter opened a new facility in north Boulder that houses the Shelter's core Winter Sheltering and Transition Programs and serves as home base for Boulder County Cares.
Individuals seeking shelter services must first go through the countywide Coordinated Entry System. Must arrive by 3:30 p.m. to complete an assessment.