Jeffco Severe Weather Response 2020-21

Severe weather is declared for Jefferson County - metro area households by 9am on Severe Weather Shelter Network's Web site or by calling 720-257-9414.  Severe weather is defined in Jefferson County metro area as being 32 degrees or colder and wet or 20 degrees or colder and dry.  In Jefferson County mountain communities, severe weather is defined as any nighttime low temperature at 32 degrees or colder. 


Thanks very much to the issuing agencies listed below and other community partners who continue to play a critical role in ensuring its success.

Adult Only Households

Lead Agency: Severe Weather Shelter Network (SWSN)

Entry Points:

Single adults or adult-only households can register in person at the following agencies: 

  • Lakewood: The Action Center, Mean Street Ministry, Family Tree, Jefferson County Human Services

  • Arvada: Community Table, Mission Arvada

Process & Eligibility:

  1. To verify severe weather, call 720-257-9414 or go to

  2. Registered guests go to designated voucher sites between 10am-2pm.

  3. Guests are tested for COVID w/ basic health assessment.

  4. Guests provided RTD tickets to motel.


After 2pm

  • Central/Lakewood: 720-515-2616

  • North/Arvada: 720-378-4425

For more information: / 720-210-8069 

Families with Children

Lead Agency:  Jefferson County Human Services

Entry Points:

Request emergency housing at one of the following agencies:

  • Family Tree

  • Jefferson County Human Services

  • The Action Center

  • Jeffco Public Schools

  • Mean Street

  • Mission Arvada/ The Rising

Process & Eligibility:

Eligible families must have a Jefferson County connection (school or benefits) and dependent, accompanying children.


Agencies will issue vouchers during business hours. 


For more information: 

Kelli Barker 

Yvette Gallegos 

Jeffco Mountain Community Residents

Lead Agency:  Evergreen Christian Outreach (EChO)


Entry Point

Guests must pre-register for the shelter program. Call  EChO at 303-670-1796 for information and screening process or and click on Programs and Services for shelter info.


Process & Eligibility

Shelter will open when the evening temperature is 32 degrees or below. Can accommodate individuals, couples, pets.

For more information: 

Kaethe Zellner  303-670-1796

COVID-19 Housing Resources

  • Have you tested positive for COVID-19, been tested and are awaiting results or are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 and need to get tested?

  • Are you experiencing homelessness and have nowhere to safely recover?

If yes, call Jefferson County Public Health Warm Line at 303-271-8396 for screening and connection to available housing options.

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