Emergency Shelter Assistance - Denver Human Services (DHS)
Denver Human Services (DHS)
Data Provided By
Mile High United Way - MHUW
Description of Service
Offers year-round motel vouchers when available for families with children. Also provides year-round medical respite beds for single men, single women, and pregnant women if there is a verified medical condition with a doctor-issued medical statement. To access a respite bed, clients are referred by Denver Health or Stout Street Clinic.
Families with children under the age of 18 will be eligible for up to 14 vouchers in a 12-month period.
See Helpful Tips below for locations where motel vouchers may be available.
Walk in to access services.
Recipients are required to seek other housing options during their stay at the motel. Doctor-issued medical statements are required for medical respite beds. If legal guardian, documentation must be provided that proves legal custody of the child.
Motel Vouchers may be available at the following locations:
- Denver Department of Human Services; 1200 Federal Blvd; Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.; (720) 944-4DHS (4347)
- Samaritan House (Families Only); 2301 Lawrence St; Monday - Sunday, 5 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.; (303) 294-0241
- Denver Sheriff's Department (Families Only); 490 W Colfax Ave; Monday
- Sunday, 9 p.m. - 9 a.m.; (720) 337-0400 (After Hours Line)
During the Cold Weather Policy (October - April), the Denver Sheriff's Department will accept direct referrals for single women who are accompanied by a community partner for emergency assistance (i.e. Denver Police Department or street outreach teams).
Families with children may be eligible for motel vouchers; medical respite beds are for single adults and pregnant women, if there is a verified medical condition. Must not have received motel vouchers for more than 14 nights in the previous 12 consecutive months. All city shelter beds must be full before vouchers are given.