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Severe Weather Shelter Resources

Severe weather activation for Severe Weather Shelter Network and family sheltering is announced by 9am on Severe Weather Shelter Network's website or by calling 720-398-4041. Severe Weather shelter response operates from Oct. 1 through April 30th each year when nighttime low temperatures are projected to be 32 degrees or colder and wet OR 20 degrees or colder and dry.  In Jefferson County mountain communities, severe weather shelter is activated when nighttime low temperature is 32 degrees or colder.

For mountain communities, call 720-598-2653 (720-598-COLD) to learn whether severe weather response is activated.

Severe Weather Shelter Network

SWSN provides emergency overnight shelter on life-threatening winter nights for the single individuals living on the streets in West Arapahoe and Jefferson counties. Volunteers welcome guests by name and provide a hot meal and a  bed roll on severe weather nights from October through April each year.

Families with Children

Jefferson County will provide motel vouchers for families with children.
Contact Jefferson County Human Services at 303-271-1388 (Monday through Thursday from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.) 
or The Action Center at 303-237-7704 (M, Tu, Th, F 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. and 1 to 3 p.m.) or call 211.
Mountain communities call



Mountain Communities

Evergreen Christian Outreach (EChO) Shelter is an overnight emergency shelter. Open from October to May from 6 p.m. to 7 a.m. Serves individuals and families. Pets are allowed. Call Shelter Hotline number at 720-598-2653 and leave a message. A shelter representative will call you back.


Extreme Weather

Shelter Information:

  • Lakewood Extreme Weather Overflow Shelter
    (website is updated within 24 hours of activation)
    When the City of Lakewood activates an extreme weather overflow shelter, unhoused can seek services at 8000 West Colfax between the hours of 7 p.m. to 7 a.m.  Individuals or couples without children can access the shelter at any time during the hours of operations. The shelter does not require a reservation. Pets are allowed.

  • Westminster Emergency Cold Weather Shelter
    City of Westminster provides supplemental emergency sheltering in extreme cold weather conditions for residents who may be experiencing an emergency loss of heat or lack appropriate shelter. Westminster’s emergency cold weather shelter program operates in extreme cold weather situations to augment the counties’ services for residents who are not able to access them due to mobility challenges, availability, or other extenuating circumstances. 

We will do our best to keep this updated, but we always recommend calling or visiting the shelter’s website before referring to their services.

Housing & Other Resources

Bethlehem Lutheran Shower Truck

Colorado PEAK - apply for public assistance online and make changes to current case.


DMV To Go providing driver license services

​​Find Shelter - City and County of Denver

Free and Self-Help Legal Assistance

Heading Home Quick Family Resource Guide (Printable)

Jeffco Human Services - Resource List


Jefferson Center Resource Library

Jefferson County Business and Workforce Center - resources for job seekers or facing unemployment.

Jefferson County CommUNITY Resource Hub

Mission Arvada at the Rising Church - several services including showers and laundry

Mother Cabrini Shrine Resource Directory

Pets - Foothills Animal Shelter or Better Home Vaccination Clinic or email


Shower and Laundry


Stride Community Health Center

United Way 211 (or call 211) - a state-wide resource hub offering information about food, shelter, COVID-19 related resources, childcare, and basic needs.

​Jefferson County & Metro Area Resources

Municipal and County Homeless Navigator Programs

Navigators work with local residents experiencing homelessness to identify housing pathways and assist in decreasing barriers on those pathways. Navigators do not have housing, but work to access existing housing resources. They work standard business hours and respond as quickly as possible, but may not be immediate. If you are seeking immediate shelter, please call United Way 2-1-1.

  • Arvada

    • Serves homeless adult households/ individuals; Arvada residents

    • Contact Main Housing Line 720-898-7494

  • Jefferson County Human Services:

  • Lakewood

    • Serves homeless adult households/ individuals; Lakewood residents

    • Contact 303-987-7773. Leave a message and will be contacted directly.

    • Extreme Weather Shelters website

  • Golden

    • Serves primarily homeless adult households/ individuals; Golden residents

    • Contact Bodhi at 303-621-5744 or

  • Edgewater and Wheat Ridge

  • Westminster

Housing Resources for Veterans

Veteran Housing Resource Slides & Contact Information. Recording of 6-21-22 Presentation


Process for Getting Veterans on By-Name-List

VA Registration: Call 877-222-8387


VA Outreach: Call Marc Eschler (720-362-0023)

*NEW*: 2022 Annual Homeless Veterans Stand Down

  Healthcare Resources

COVID-19 Recovery Housing

  • 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, please submit a referral for respite shelter with Colorado Coalition for the Homeless.

Jefferson County Public Health Department Resources

Clinic Services

  • Immunizations - no/low cost immunizations are available including COVID-19, flu, RSV, etc. Monday- Thursday from 7:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Call to schedule appointment. Walk-ins available for flu vaccines only.

  • Sexual health services - including birth control, emergency contraceptives, pregnancy testing, sexually transmitted infection testing and treatment, etc. are available.

  • Points West Syringe Services Program - providing services such as walk-in testing and counseling, literature about safer injection practices, education on overdose prevention and response, Naloxone/Narcan, referrals, etc.

Jefferson County Public Health

Address - 645 Parfet St., Lakewood CO 80215
Clinic phone number: 303-239-7078
Website -


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