Boulder Shelter for the Homeless

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Mile High United Way Mile High United Way - MHUW
General Information
Description of AgencyProvides 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.
MissionTo create avenues to stable housing for our community’s homeless adults, from a foundation of supportive and safe shelter.
HistoryDuring 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.
LocationBoulder County
Geographic AreaBoulder County
Public TransportationSKIP bus
Facility/ADA AccessYes
Intake ProcedureIndividuals seeking shelter services must first go through the countywide Coordinated Entry System. Must arrive by 3:30 p.m. to complete an assessment.
Agency TypeNonprofit
Client Information
EligibilityEligibility varies by program
Hours of OperationMonday - Sunday, 5 p.m. - 10 a.m. (Administrative Hours)
Contact Information
Physical Site Address 14869 N Broadway
Physical Site City, State, ZipBoulder, CO 80304
Main Phone(303) 442-4646
Other Phone(303) 358-7036 - (Boulder County Cares, 7 p.m. - 10 p.m. Only)
Fax(720) 565-3624
Web Address
Director Information
Director's NameGreg Harms
Director's PositionExecutive Director
Director's Phone(303) 442-8300
Director's EmailSeePhone
Additional Information
United Way Partner AgencyX
Affiliated Programs and Services
This Agency: Boulder Shelter for the Homeless
Affiliated Programs: Our Center - Boulder Shelter for the Homeless
Path to Home - Boulder Shelter for the Homeless
Affiliated Services: (Boulder County) Coordinated Entry (Our Center) - Boulder Shelter for the Homeless
Boulder County Coordinated Entry (Path to Home) - Boulder Shelter for the Homeless
Severe Weather Shelter (Path to Home) - Boulder Shelter for the Homeless