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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
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
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
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
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
There are many things the average person can do to help the homeless in the community, from volunteering to donating needed items, but perhaps one of the most important things they need is empathy. “Some people just need to walk a day in the … more
The Colorado Coalition for the Homeless filed an injunction to the U.S. District Court of Colorado on July 25 to temporarily blocks the sale of 59 acres of federally owned land at the Denver Federal … more
On a balmy January night this year, 5,116 people were counted as being homeless in the Denver metro area. In Jefferson County, 394 homeless individuals were counted. The annual Point in Time (PIT) survey is conducted on a January night across … more
In speaking with church groups, social workers and homelessness experts, a common refrain is that no one solution exists to homelessness, because there is no one cause. Each person facing homelessness often deals with multiple … more
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