DENVER (CBS4) — A new Safe Outdoor Space for people experiencing homeless is now open at Regis University in Denver. It’s the third managed campsite to open in the city.
Mayor Michael Hancock attended a dedication ceremony on Thursday morning.READ MORE: Parade, Concerts & More: Juneteenth Celebrations Underway In Denver
The temporary camping space is in a parking lot on the campus, near Federal Boulevard and 50th Avenue.READ MORE: Lightning Sparks Over 20 New Wildfires In Extreme Southwest Colorado On Friday
Regis University is working with the Colorado Village Collaborative for the camp.
The 19,000-square-foot campsite can provide secured shelter for up to 60 people. Residents also get food, wellness checks and assistance finding permanent housing.MORE NEWS: 'Little Slice Of Hell' House Under Contract With Cash Offer, Off The Market
The Safe Outdoor Spaces are monitored 24 hours a day and the people who use them are screened for drug and alcohol use.