DENVER (CBS4)– The Denver Rescue Mission is providing overnight shelter for those who need it during what’s expected to be below zero temperatures Thursday overnight into Friday.
The Mission has agreed to temporarily provide overnight shelter for 30 men at The Crossing, a transitional housing community, through Dec. 27. Depending on demand, the agreement may be extended for longer.
“We want to make sure everyone who wants to come indoors has a safe and warm place to stay,” Amber Callender, Denver’s Road Home Executive Director said. “We are thankful for our homeless service providers for stepping up and making sure anyone who wants to be indoors can access shelter during this storm and throughout the holidays.”
“This has been a coordinated effort on behalf of our community to make sure everyone who wants shelter gets it. We appreciate the opportunity to serve,” Brad Meuli, Denver Rescue Mission President and CEO said.
Once the regular men shelter beds fill to capacity, men will be transported to The Crossing from the Lawrence Street shelter via an RTD bus. In the morning, they will be shuttled back to access day shelter at the St. Francis Center. Denver Rescue Mission has also offered to open its Lawrence Street shelter to men during the day if capacity is exceed at the St. Francis Center.
“We are incredibly grateful to the Denver Rescue Mission for their incredible commitment to our homeless. Even more, we are appreciative of RTD for providing transportation for us. We are lucky to have such caring organizations in our community,” Callender said.
These overnight shelters are currently available for homeless men, women and children in Denver County:
• Salvation Army Crossroads shelter for men
• Salvation Army Lambuth Center shelter for families
• The Delores Project for women
• Urban Peak shelter for youth
• Denver Rescue Mission Lawrence Street shelter for men
• Denver Rescue Mission, The Crossing, temporary shelter for men
• New Jerusalem Church shelter for families and children referred by The Delores Project and The Gathering Place