Shelter for Families (Samaritan House) - Catholic Charities

Samaritan House - Catholic Charities

Partnership Affiliation

Data Provided By
Mile High United Way - MHUW
General Information
Description of ServiceProvides shelter to parents/guardians with children. The average stay is 30 days; however, extensions may be given for a maximum of 120 days. Also offers the following services:
- Assistance obtaining permanent housing and employment
- On-site health care for adults and children
- Laundry
- Showers
LocationDenver County
Geographical AreaNationwide, Statewide
Public TransportationRTD #38, 44, 48
Facility/ADA AccessYes
Intake ProcedureCall the Lottery Line before 2:30 p.m. to sign up for the lottery. The lottery will be held at 3 p.m. Samaritan House will contact families who receive a space by 4 p.m. Families are encouraged to submit their name for the lottery every day.

Families that signed up for the lottery and did not receive a space that day may call back at 5 p.m. to see if any unclaimed space is available. Intakes for any unclaimed spaces will be scheduled the following day. When calling back, ask to speak with the voucher writer at Samaritan House.
Intake RequirementsClients will need to provide the following documentation:
- Photo ID
- Some documentation may be required to establish family status within the first three days of residence (see Eligibility for more information)

There is zero tolerance for drug and alcohol use.
Helpful TipsLottery times:
- Single men, 9:30 a.m.
- Families, 3 p.m.
- Single women, 8 p.m.

Denver Health provides a TB clinic every Monday at 6:30 p.m. Test results are available every Thursday at 6:30 p.m.

Service animals and emotional support animals accepted with current vaccinations and a signed contract.

Transgender individuals must have a state-issued photo ID that matches their self-identified gender.

If there is no other shelter option, Denver Human Services' motel vouchers may be provided between 5 p.m. and 8:30 p.m., 7 days a week, when eligibility conditions are met.
Client Information
Languages SpokenEnglish, Spanish
Homeless parents or guardians with children. Children over the age of 18 will be considered on a case-by-case basis (e.g., an adult child with developmental disabilities). Couples may be married, common law married, provide an affidavit of relationship status, or have proof of living together for some time (i.e., bill held jointly, a biological child together, etc.). Guardians must have a birth certificate or court documentation stating custody. Members of the LGBTQ community are welcome.

Motel Vouchers:
Individuals with 30 days of residency in Denver will be eligible for up to 12 vouchers in a 12-month period. Out of County, out of State individuals will be eligible for one voucher only (i.e., once in a lifetime).

From October - April, when the temperature is at or below 40 degrees and shelters are at capacity, vouchers will be provided for one night only after 7 p.m. for Denver County residents. Out of County/out of State residents will be referred to their County of origin first and then local area shelters for accommodation on a short-term basis, before being considered for a one-time voucher. Proof of residency is not required for single-night vouchers during cold weather days when temperatures drop below 40 degrees.
Fees or Charges
Fee AmountsNone
Hours of Operation Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. (Administrative Hours)
Specific Hours: Monday - Sunday, 3 p.m. (Family Lottery); 24 hours/7 days a week (Shelter Operation)
Contact Information
Contact's Phone (720) 799-9371 (Lottery Line)
Physical Site Address 1 2301 Lawrence St
Physical Site City, State, Zip Denver, CO 80205
Main Phone (303) 742-0828 (Catholic Charities)
Other Phone (303) 294-0241 (Samaritan House)
Fax (303) 296-2055
Web Address
Additional Information
Affiliated Agency, Programs, and Services
Affiliated Agency: Catholic Charities
Affiliated Program: Samaritan House - Catholic Charities
This Service: Shelter for Families (Samaritan House) - Catholic Charities
Taxonomy Postings
Posted to Categories: Community Shelters (BH-1800.8500-150)