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Homelessness coalition fights denial of land use

Following the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) denial of the Colorado Coalition for the Homeless plan to develop 59 acres near the Federal Center in Lakewood into a housing and … more

Coalition's plans for Fed Center denied

The federal government’s denial March 23 of a plan to develop 59 acres near the Federal Center in Lakewood into a housing and resource center for the homeless dismayed its proponents … more

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

Girl Scout cookies on sale in metro area

The wait for popular once-a-year sweet treats is over — Girl Scout cookies are available through March 11. Residents looking for cookies can use the “Cookie Locator” online at … 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

Mobile shower and laundry service helps Jeffco homeless

There are so many things that most people take for granted which are rarities for the homeless population. Access to shower or clean clothes is high among them. However, organizations are looking at … 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

HHS gives initial approval to Fed Center plan

The Colorado Coalition for the Homeless is a step closer to taking ownership of 59 undeveloped acres near the Federal Center in Lakewood after the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) … more

Community comes together to serve Arvada High students

After hearing about the homeless student population at Arvada High School, the the owners of George’s Cafe, George and Deanna Karavasilis, decided to dedicate the funds from their annual bake sale … more

The romantic habits of rattlesnakes and dinosaurs

When it comes to Valentine’s Day, there are some date ideas that have been done to death — fancy dinner, movie for two, going out dancing. While all fun, none of these are particularly unique. … 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

Coalition submits plans for 59 acres at Fed Center

The fate of 59 undeveloped acres near the Federal Center in Lakewood is being considered by the Department of Health and Human Services after the Colorado Coalition for the Homeless submitted an … more

A peek inside ‘St. Anthony’s Closet’

Oftentimes when a patient finds themselves at the hospital, there’s not a lot of time for planning. “I was discharging a patient who didn’t have any support here locally, he even was going to … 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

Strittmatter steps down from Action Center

In 2010 Lakewood’s Fallen Owl Tattoo Studio and its owner Adam Rose were looking for a way to give back to the community during the holidays. “Because we’re a tattoo shop, a lot of businesses … more

Arvada Police Chief Don Wick retires

After 32 years with the Arvada Police Department, Police Chief Don Wick is retiring. “Don's impact on the city of Arvada today and in the future is and will continue to be immense,” Deputy Chief … 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

A new home for women, children getting back on their feet

Raising four children on one’s own is challenging — and it’s unaccountably more difficult without a place to live. Marissa, who did not want her last name used for privacy reasons, remembers … more
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