Keyword: homelessness
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More voices added to Lakewood's fed center property debate

Opinions are mixed, to put it lightly, about the Colorado Coalition for the Homeless plan to use 59 acres of undeveloped land near the Federal Center in Lakewood for housing and services for the … more

Residents loudly oppose homeless coalition's proposal

The first large-scale open meeting hosted by the Colorado Coalition for the Homeless about its possible ownership of 59 undeveloped acres near the Federal Center in Lakewood on Feb. 8 at Alameda High … more

Homeless in Jeffco: One day on the streets

Every year in January, a small army of volunteers from churches, human services departments, nonprofits and law enforcement fan out into communities across the nation and conduct a point-in-time … more

Arvada shelter keeps local homeless warm

As the temperatures continue to drop, those experiencing homelessness in Arvada now have a place to stay warm overnight with the opening of a severe weather shelter. The network is an extension of … more

Vigil for the oft-forgotten

A crowd of a few hundred people endured 19 degrees weather on Dec. 21 to attend Colorado Coalition for the Homeless’ 28th annual We Will Remember: Homeless Persons’ Memorial Vigil.This year, 232 … more

Lack of affordable housing pushes families onto streets

Lack of sleep, anxiety, depression and acting out are all heightened mental health challenges faced by the 500 unaccompanied youths and the approximately 3,000 students experiencing homelessness in … more

Despite obstacles, ‘I have a lot of reasons to be happy'

Every day, Daliliah Wilson spends four hours simply getting to and from school. Without a car or driver’s license, Wilson, 18, must take two buses and the light rail from her Wheat Ridge home to … more

Valor Point provides a temporary home for the brave

To be successful at something, it usually takes more than one go. And that includes getting off the streets and finding stable living and employment. Mike, 54, and Eddie, 55, neither of who wanted … more

Homeless veterans' numbers may be down, but problem persists

An estimated 569 homeless veterans live in the Denver metro area, and Freddie Sprankel used to be one of them. After more than three years in the U.S. Army — including an almost year-long duty tour in Iraq — Sprankel got an honorable … more

Jefferson County south and central area severe weather shelters open for the winter

With temperatures dropping and snow in the forecast, the Severe Weather Shelter Network is now in season as of Oct. 1. The Severe Weather Shelter Network is a Christian nonprofit working to make sure Jefferson County’s homeless are kept warm on … more

Shelter network moves forward in Arvada

Brenda Shepard stood in the gymnasium at The Rising Church in Olde Town Arvada. She was freshly showered, had a warm cup of coffee and folded clothes she recently picked out of the church’s racks, available to area homeless people and those living … more

Site found suitable for homeless use near Federal Center

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has found that the undeveloped 59 acres near the Federal Center in Lakewood are suitable for use by homeless organizations. On Sept. 25, HUD released a letter announcing the … more
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