Keyword: homelessness
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Homelessness in Jeffco during COVID-19

Life has not been easy for Wayne Graham since he came out to Colorado four years ago. The 60-year-old man came to the state from Georgia with hopes of joining the marijuana industry with his nephew. … more

Artistic outlets amid hardship for Denver area's homeless

Within a single week, dozens of regulars find their way to the 2300 block of Arapahoe and Curtis streets in Denver. Steven Barth, a jazz keyboard player, leaves the homeless shelter he’s been … more

Without year-round shelter, Arvada homeless ‘tossed back and forth’

John Woolsey has been robbed seven times in the last year while staying in Arvada. He’s been in the city for about four years, sleeping at severe weather shelters on nights they are open, and … more

Without year-round shelter, Arvada homeless ‘tossed back and forth’

John Woolsey has been robbed seven times in the last year while staying in Arvada. He’s been in the city for about four years, sleeping at severe weather shelters on nights they are open, and … more

”The (point-in-time survey) is always a humbling and heartbreaking experience”

Robert sat with a blanket and a few jackets on outside an Applebee's Neighborhood Grill + Bar on a 32-degree night, in Lakewood on Jan. 27. Across the street from him sat his bike, locked to a pole … more

Escaping the streets can be a struggle

Darin Barton likes Golden so that is where he chooses to live — even though he’s homeless. Single men “literally have nowhere to go, except to Denver,” Barton said. “And I don’t want to … more

Violence both a cause and a consequence of homelessness in Jeffco

Darin Barton’s plans on Jan. 14, 2017 were the same as any other day. He was homeless at the time, living in a tent near Golden. For some sort of an income, Barton and two others took turns … 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

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

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

Many faces, many facets to homelessness

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

Network of severe weather shelters has gap in Arvada area

On wintry nights, the homeless men and women in central Jefferson County can find shelter with a network of churches that open their doors — but those living in Arvadaare often left out in the cold. The Severe Weather Shelter Network is a … more
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