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
Evergreen Christian Outreach (EChO)
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.
Activated when nighttime low temperature is 32 degrees or colder. Open from 6 p.m. to 7 a.m.
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
Colorado PEAK - apply for public assistance online and make changes to current case.
Jefferson County Business and Workforce Center - resources for job seekers or facing unemployment.
Mission Arvada at the Rising Church - several services including showers and laundry
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.
Serves homeless adult households/ individuals; Arvada residents
Contact Main Housing Line 720-898-7494
Jefferson County Human Services:
Serves homeless adult households/ individuals; Lakewood residents
Contact 303-987-7773. Leave a message and will be contacted directly.
Serves primarily homeless adult households/ individuals; Golden residents
Contact Bodhi at 303-621-5744 or email@example.com
Edgewater and Wheat Ridge
Serves primarily homeless adult households/ individuals; Edgewater or Wheat Ridge residents
Housing Resources for Veterans
Veteran Housing Resource Slides & Contact Information. Recording of 6-21-22 Presentation
Recording Link (33 minutes)
Process for Getting Veterans on By-Name-List
VA Registration: Call 877-222-8387
VA Outreach: Call Marc Eschler (720-362-0023) Marc.Eschler@va.gov
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. If you have any questions about this process or other housing options, please call the Jefferson County Public Health Warm Line at 303-271-8396.
Jefferson County Public Health Department Resources
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 - www.jeffco.us/2100