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Fort Lyons Correctional Facility (credit: www.doc.state.co.us)

Lawmaker Says Fort Lyon For The Homeless Right Idea, Wrong Location

Colorado lawmakers are considering a $4 million bill to help the homeless. It calls for turning the Fort Lyon Correctional Facility into a residential treatment center.

05/01/2013

Fort Lyons Correctional Facility (credit: www.doc.state.co.us)

Dispute Over Fort Lyon Correctional Facility Brewing In Colorado

A dispute over what to do with a former prison in rural southeast Colorado is dividing the state Legislature.

04/15/2013

Inside the new home (credit: CBS)

New Home Helps Homeless Veterans Get Back On Their Feet

A new Denver home is ready to welcome homeless veterans who need help getting back on their feet.

03/02/2013

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Grand Junction Cafe Helping Employ Homeless Teens

John Mok-Lamme, who runs Karis, Inc., the nonprofit that oversees local teen homeless shelter The House, hopes he’s found a viable solution for the teens who are living at or have lived at The House.

02/23/2013

Denver Mayor Michael Hancock shows off his robe to preview this year's PJ Day. (credit: CBS)

Denver’s Mayor Encourages Staying In PJs All Day Thursday

You may see a lot of people still in their PJs on Thursday. It’s all part of PJ Day to raise money for Denver’s Road Home, an organization working to help get the homeless off the streets.

02/06/2013

Amber Rivera, left, with her family and staff from M4 Roofing. (credit: CBS)

Family Gets A Surprise Christmas Gift: A Home To Live In

It’s the image families share at Christmas — the kids opening presents. But for one Colorado family, the best gift of all is having a home for the holidays.

12/25/2012

The family decorates the Christmas tree in their new apartment. (credit: CBS)

Denver Public Schools A Lifeline For Hundreds Of Families In Need

Dena Lewis has been cooking up a storm in her new kitchen while trying to keep tabs on two toddlers and two teenage daughters. It’s hard to believe but just days ago the family of five was homeless.

12/19/2012

Inside Pizza Fusion (credit: CBS)

Pizza Joint Changing Lives With Tasty Lessons

Approximately 12,000 men, women and children are homeless in Colorado. Many end up on the street asking for money, but one business on one of Denver’s busiest streets is opening its doors to help.

12/14/2012

Brad Smith with Home Smart Realty Group shows off his bare ankles for No Socks To Work Day. (credit: CBS)

‘No Socks To Work Day’ Encourages Clothing Donation To Homeless

Wednesday is “No Socks To Work Day” which encourages everyone to see how it feels to go a day without socks and donate new socks to the homeless.

12/12/2012

Colorado Coalition For The Homeless (credit: CBS)

VA Boss Says Number Of Homeless Vets Declining

The number of homeless veterans is declining as the Veterans Affairs Department works to eliminate the problem by 2015, VA Secretary Eric Shinseki said Tuesday.

09/25/2012

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