By Anica Padilla

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.

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Mayor Michael Hancock attended a dedication ceremony on Thursday morning.

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The temporary camping space is in a parking lot on the campus, near Federal Boulevard and 50th Avenue.

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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.

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The Safe Outdoor Spaces are monitored 24 hours a day and the people who use them are screened for drug and alcohol use.

Anica Padilla