Housing & Other Resources

Jefferson County CommUNITY Resource Hub: Jefferson County Human Services, Jefferson County Public Health, and Jefferson County Public Affairs have collaborated with a number of community partners to launch this community-wide resource information under one easy to access hub to help connect our community to support that best fits their needs.


Heading Home Quick Resource Guide (Printable)


Heading Home Quick Family Resource Guide (Printable)

JeffCo Public Schools Youth and Family Connections 

Close to Home Resources Finder

Find Shelter - City and County of Denver

Jefferson Center Resource Library

Colorado PEAK allows for individuals to apply for public assistance online and make changes to their current case.


Jefferson County Business and Workforce Center webpage has information and resources for businesses and those facing unemployment or job seekers.

United Way 211 (Website or call 211) - a state-wide resource hub offering information about food, shelter, COVID-19 related resources, childcare, and basic needs. This site is a great way for individuals to call if they need assistance or search the website for resources in their local neighborhoods. 

Mother Cabrini Shrine Resource Directory

Know Your Rights - New Colorado Rent Laws (2021 session)

Statewide Rental Assistance Resource Packet

Prepared by Colorado Legal Services (updated 9/7/21)

​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.

  • Golden

    • Serves primarily homeless adult households/ individuals; Golden residents

    • Contact Bodhi at 303-621-5744 or bhorton@cityofgolden.net

  • Edgewater and Wheat Ridge

  • Westminster

    • Serves primarily homeless adult households and families in Westminster, including Jefferson and Adams County residents

    • Email navigator@CityofWestminster.us

Free Shower and Laundry Sites- Jefferson County

Housing Resources for Veterans

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

Recording link: https://jeffco.webex.com/jeffco/ldr.php?RCID=1a96f22d98e791adb62b101951626e98


VA Registration: Call 877-222-8387


VA Outreach: Call Marc Eschler (720-362-0023) Marc.Eschler@va.gov

*NEW*: 2022 Annual Homeless Veterans Stand Down

COVID-19 Resources

COVID 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 the Colorado Coalition for the Homeless here. 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.

Vaccine Events - Department of Public Health (updated 1/11/22)

  • Free COVID-19 & Flue Vaccine at JCPH office (645 Parfet St., Lakewood). M, T, W, Th 7:30am-12pm, 1pm-5pm. Vaccination Flyer.

Jeffco Severe Weather Response 2021-22

*Severe Weather runs from Oct. 1 through April 30th each year. Severe Weather response is currently closed*

Jefferson County severe weather activation is announced by 9am on Severe Weather Shelter Network's website or by calling 720-398-4041.  Severe weather is activated when the 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 is defined as any nighttime low temperature at 32 degrees or colder. 


Thanks very much to all the partners who help to make this a success, most especially the agencies listed below!

Adult Only Households

Lead Agency: Severe Weather Shelter Network (SWSN)

Entry Points:

Single adults or adult-only households can register in advance of severe weather in person during scheduled events. As of 1/11/22, registration is closed for Jefferson County.

Process & Eligibility:

  1. To verify severe weather, call 720-398-4041 or go to https://swshelternetwork.com/homeless/

  2. During severe weather days, pre-registered persons seeking shelter should go to designated sites between 10am-2pm.

    • North/Arvada: Mile High Vineyard (5855 Wadsworth Bypass)

    • Central/Lakewood: Lakewood United Methodist Church (1390 Brentwood St)

  3. Guests are provided RTD tickets to motel.



For more information: 


Guest Hotline: 720-398-4041

Families with Children

Lead Agency:  Jefferson County Human Services

Entry Points:

Request emergency housing at one of the following agencies:

  • Family Tree (M, W, Th, F 9-4pm; Tues 12-4pm. Call 303-467-2604)

  • Jefferson County Human Services (M-Th 7:30-5pm.  900 Jefferson Pkwy, Golden. Info Desk)

  • The Action Center (M, T, Th, F 10-12pm, 1-3pm. Outdoor services only @ 8745 W. 14th Ave., Lakewood 303-237-7704)

  • Jeffco Public Schools Title 1 Liaisons

  • Mission Arvada/ The Rising (M-F, 9-1pm, 7500 West 57th Avenue, Arvada, 303-422-1174)

Process & Eligibility:

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


Agencies will issue vouchers during regular business hours.

For more information: 

Yvette Gallegos  ygallego@jeffco.us

Mary Jo Kerrigan mkerriga@jeffco.us 

Mountain Community Residents

2021-22 Recap

Lead Agency:  Evergreen Christian Outreach (EChO)


Entry Point

Guests must pre-register for the shelter each night between 8-4pm that day. Call or text EChO at 720-598- COLD (2653) to leave message with name and intent to stay. www.evergreenchristianoutreach.org


Process & Eligibility

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

For more information: 

Tim Clancy