Cold Weather Shelter Registration for Single Men, Single Women, and Couples (Giving Heart) - Severe Weather Shelter Network
Giving Heart - Severe Weather Shelter Network
Data Provided By
Mile High United Way - MHUW
Description of Service
Provides access to the Severe Weather Shelter Network, which provides shelter for single men, single women, and couples without children when overnight temperatures are 32 degrees or colder and wet or 20 degrees or colder and dry. Individuals must register at Giving Heart or another partner organization for the season. Guests are picked up at warming sites at 7 p.m. and transported to drop-off sites at 7 a.m. each morning. A hot evening meal and quick breakfast with coffee are provided.
Walk in to register for the season. Once registered, call the hotline each morning to find out if the shelter will be open that night. If the shelter is open, either call the shelter line or walk in to Giving Heart or another partner organization to be added to that night's roster. Roster is first come, first served.
Must pass a background check.
Successful registration will allow individuals to access shelter the same day, if severe weather conditions are met. Registered individuals also have access to the warming center at the Lakewood Elks Lodge at 1455 Newland St., Lakewood, CO 80215, from 6 p.m. - 7 p.m. on nights when severe weather conditions are met.
Other partner organizations: Mean Street Ministry, Family Tree, Jefferson County Department of Human Services. More information on what to expect and additional resources can be found at: www.swshelternetwork.com
No pets allowed at the shelter.
Information to access shelter (e.g., hotline, host sites, warming site locations, etc.) given after registration complete.
Homeless single men, single women or couples without children who are 18 years or older. No violent offenses against persons in the last year. Individuals with physical disabilities that would prevent them from sleeping on the floor are not eligible and will be referred to other shelter options.