Get Involved in the Solutions

Are you looking for a way to actively participate in the solutions to homelessness in Jeffco? If so, you’ve come to the right place! Our goal is to maintain this site as a central resource hub for residents looking get involved and support the solutions to homelessness in Jefferson County. The opportunities listed below provide opportunities that suit nearly every type of interest and capacity level. These opportunities are updated as of December 2021.

Fact Sheet:
Homelessness in Jeffco
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What's Happening and How Can I Help?

DONATE TIME, TALENTS, MONEY, ITEMS OR SERVICES

  1. Interested in participating in a one-day event?

    • Volunteer for the 2022 Point-in-Time Count to conduct interviews with unhoused neighbors in emergency shelters, human service organizations, parks, riverbeds, and other places.

    • REGISTER HERE for the 2022 count to be held on 1/24/22-1/25/22

  2. Interested in serving as a phone-based buddy to someone experiencing homelessness?

    • Miracle Messages is an award-winning 501(c)3 non-profit organization who offers a humane and highly effective way to help end homelessness by strengthening social supports, shattering stigmas, and empowering people everywhere to get involved. They provide reunion servicesand a phone based buddy system that matches unhoused neighbors with trained volunteers for weekly phone calls and texts in order to reduce social isolation and increase relational support. Visit the Miracle Messages site for more information.

  3. Interested in participating in a workgroup to develop local, system-wide solutions to homelessness?

    • Join a Heading Home workgroup! Current workgroups focus on implementing the objectives, key results and activities laid out in the Action Plan. Those include:

      • Optimize the Housing Crisis Resolution System

      • Increase Access to and Supply of Supportive Housing

      • Improve System-Wide Data Collection and Data Sharing

      • Increase Community Involvement in Support of Homelessness Solutions

    • Email kbarker@jeffco.us for more information. We welcome any member of the public, especially those with lived experience of homelessness to join our workgroups. If you support the mission of Heading Home, we welcome you to join us!

  4. Interested in volunteering, donating items/services or providing financial support to a local non-profit or community-based organizations that works on issues of housing and homelessness in Jeffco? Consider volunteering with a Heading Home member included in the list below.

Archway Housing

Elevates lives by providing access to affordable housing, food security and the supportive social services people need to thrive.

Volunteer

Donate Money

C3 Community Connections Center 

Works cooperatively and collaboratively to provide referrals, resources, and services to justice involved individuals in a single location.

Volunteer/Donations of clothing/hygiene items

Community Table

A community in which people have access to food and resources to foster self-sufficiency

Volunteer / Donate

Colorado Safe Parking Initiative

A citizen-led initiative to encourage safe, legal parking locations for individuals and families experiencing homelessness who are living in vehicles in Colorado’s Front Range communities

Volunteer / Donate

Evergreen Christian Outreach

Assists people in the Evergreen and nearby mountain communities with their basic and urgent needs and to help them realize their potential on a path to self-sufficiency.

Volunteer / Donate

Family Promise of Greater Denver

Forms relationships with families at risk of or experiencing homelessness by providing shelter, meals, and a spectrum of supportive services as they obtain permanent stability.

Volunteer / Donate

Family Tree

A non-profit human services agency providing innovative, life-changing services designed to end child abuse, domestic violence and homelessness.

Volunteer / Donate

Jefferson Center

Inspires hope, improve lives, and strengthen our community by providing mental health and related solutions for individuals and families.

Volunteer / Donate

Jefferson County Human Services Foundation

A 501(c)3 nonprofit agency that complements the work of Jefferson County Human Services by incubating and promoting innovations that fuel prosperity for all families. One of the programs it directly supports is the Jeffco Prosperity Partners (JPP), whose transformative change model is used to combat generational poverty and move low-income families to self-defined success.

Donate

Just Living

Creates clean and sober residential opportunities for recovery and healing, with a special mission to serve the LGBTQAI+ community

Volunteer/Donate

Metro Denver Homeless Initiative (MDHI)

Leading and advancing collaboration to end homelessness in our region.

Volunteer / Donate

Mountain Resource Center

Strengthens our mountain communities with services that empower people.

Volunteer / Donate

RecoveryWorks

Provides access to opportunities for resources, community and recovery with our unhoused neighbors.

Volunteer / Donate

Severe Weather Shelter Network

Partners with organizations and agencies in the community to provide emergency overnight shelter on life threatening winter nights for individuals living on the streets.

Volunteer / Donate

​St. Anthony Hospital Foundation 

Makes it possible for St. Anthony Hospital to continue its mission of caring for those who are ill and nurturing the health of the people in our communities.

Donate

STRIDE Community Health Center

Partners with the community to provide excellent, culturally-sensitive health services to meet the needs of each individual.

Get Involved / Donate

The Action Center

Provides an immediate and compassionate response to those in our community experiencing hardship and by offering the resources and services needed to stabilize lives and promote pathways to lasting change.

Get Involved / Donate

Wheat Ridge Community Foundation - Homeless Navigation Program

The City of Wheat Ridge Homeless Navigator assists those experiencing a housing crisis find stable housing and obtain the services and resources needed to maintain that housing. The Homeless Navigator is part of a County-wide homeless navigation model that works directly with persons experiencing homelessness or at imminent risk of homelessness. Your donation funds move-in kits, transportation and motel vouchers, housing deposits and hats, mittens and gloves.

Donate

SPEAK UP IN SUPPORT OF SOLUTIONS

1.  Join the Heading Home Committee

Heading Home is a committee of Jeffco Connections. Its mission is to create a systemic response in Jefferson County that prevents and ends homelessness whenever possible, and when it cannot be prevented, ensures it is a rare, brief and one-time experience. Get involved by:

  • Sign up for monthly listserv to stay updated on the work of developing solutions on homelessness and related issues.

  • Join a workgroup (listed above)! Current workgroups focus on implementing the objectives, key results and activities laid out in the Action Plan.We especially welcome those with lived experience of homelessness into these workgroups.

2.  Learn more about the issue locally and share this fact-based information in your networks and social media. Visit the Learn More page to read updated data and reports on the issue of homelessness locally and regionally, as well as information on best practices and evidence-based solutions.

3.  Participate in Community Events on Homelessness

These will be posted here and sent out via our monthly listserv. This will include community events, public hearings, or other opportunities to engage on this topic locally.

Note:

If you need immediate help with housing or related issues, visit the Get Help page for a list of local resources. Signing up for the newsletter here will not provide this assistance.

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