Denver Samaritan House

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Most Coloradans know at least a little something about Samaritan House. The first building in the nation built specifically to serve people experiencing homelessness, Samaritan House has been a Denver staple since 1986. Since that time, thousands of people have been served and found safe shelter, nutritious meals and support services at Samaritan House. Today, our focus is primarily on serving women, families and veterans who are experiencing homelessness and food insecurity. The community we serve has evolved; our mission remains the same.

Denver Samaritan House

We are dedicated to improving the lives of everyone we serve. Join our community as you begin the journey of rebuilding your life and regaining hope.

Denver Samaritan House

We are dedicated to improving the lives of everyone we serve. Join our community as you begin the journey of rebuilding your life and regaining hope.

I need SHELTER

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SAMARITAN HOUSE DOWNTOWN

2301 Lawrence St., Denver

EMERGENCY OVERNIGHT SHELTER for single women

    • Hours of operation: 365 days a year from 5 p.m. to 7:30 a.m.
    • Capacity: 40 dorm-style beds offered on a first-come, first-served basis + two nutritious meals (dinner and breakfast) and bathroom services (no showers)
    • Eligibility: Women 18 years and older.
    • Arrive at Samaritan House on Lawrence Street  by 5 p.m., when doors open. No need to call in advance and no referral required.
    • Contact: 303.294.0241.

Samaritan House 48th

4330 48th Ave., Denver

    • Hours of operation: 365 days a year, 24 hours a day
    • Capacity: 270 dorm-style beds, offered on a first-come, first-served basis
    • Services: Three nutritious meals, shower services, laundry services and case management support
    • Admission: Arrive at Samaritan House 48th, located at 4330 E. 48th Ave. in Denver, between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m.
    • No need to call in advance and no referral required
    • Transportation: Available from Samaritan House Downtown to Samaritan House 48th daily for those women seeking 24/7 shelter services. Arrive at 2301 Lawrence St. in Denver before 4:30 p.m. each day for transportation.
    • Eligibility: Women 18 years and older
    • Contact: 720.799.9506
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Samaritan House Downtown

Extended Stay Program

2301 Lawrence St., Denver

  • Hours of operation: 365 days a year, 24 hours a day
  • Capacity: Offered based on availability
  • Services: 6-9 month supportive living program provides safe dorm beds or family rooms; three nutritious meals; showers; and support services including case management, individualized goal-setting, mental health clinical services, holistic wellness, employment readiness, housing navigation, financial and life-skills classes and referrals to community resources.
  •  Admission
    • SINGLE WOMEN:
      • A referral by a community partner
    • VETERANS:
      • Go to the Community Resources and Referral Center at 3836 York St., Denver, CO 80205 or call 303-294-0241.
    • FAMILIES:
      • Call 303-295-3366 for Salvation Army Connections Center to get your family on their waitlist for multiple family shelters including Samaritan House

Take an inside look at the services offered for families at Samaritan House Downtown

Every Child Pediatrics

Every Child PediatricsSamaritan House is proudly partnering with Every Child Pediatrics to provide high-quality medical care to the children who call Samaritan House home. One of the first pediatric clinics in the country to be located inside a shelter, this clinic is providing children with free medical and behavioral health care. This groundbreaking initiative is part of a comprehensive approach that combines primary care and mental health services through screening, communication and coordination. The clinic is open to families every Tuesday and Thursday. Find out more here.

HOW CAN WE HELP?

I AM A SINGLE WOMAN IN NEED OF EMERGENCY SHELTER

It's not just a place to sleep.
We provide a place for new beginnings.

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I NEED FOOD
ASSISTANCE

Little Flower Assistance Center provides two weeks of food in all Aurora zip codes and Denver: 80239,80249 

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I NEED AFFORDABLE
HOUSING

If you are in need of affordable housing, you are welcome to apply for housing.

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 EXTENDED
SERVICES

I am a single woman, veteran or have children and am in need of extended services.

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 I SUSPECT HUMAN TRAFFICKING

If you see something suspicious and suspect it could be human trafficking, you can take action!

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EMERGENCY
ASSISTANCE

For utility assistance (gas, electric) please call 720.377.1313 between 8 a.m. - 9 a.m. Monday through Thursday.

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I NEED HELP WITH AN ADDICTION 

If you are motivated to recover from the disease of addiction and ready to rebuild those facets of your life that have been damaged by the cycle of addiction, call Step 13 between 8:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday at 303.295.7837.

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I AM A
VETERAN

If you are a veteran in need of assistance, resources are available through the Grant and Per Diem Program at Samaritan House. To qualify for this program, go to the VA hospital at Clermont and 9th or the Community Resource and Referral Center at 1247 Santa Fe Dr., Denver, CO 80204. The VA hospital can refer you to our program.

Please obtain a GPD Referral Letter at either the CRRC 3836 N. York Street 303.294.5600 or at the Rocky Mountain Regional VA, Building A 720.857.5037
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 I NEED HELP FLEEING DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

Our shelters are not SAFE houses. If you're experiencing any kind of domestic violence & feel helpless, please contact The National Domestic Hotline at 800.799.SAFE (7233).

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From Samaritan House to ECE, Diega and her family embark on a new chapter

In 2019, Diega and her family arrived in Denver from Honduras. The adjustment to a new city, new language and new culture had been challenging, but thanks to the support of Samaritan House, they had been able to find stability and a place to call home. It was at Samaritan House where Diega first heard … Read more

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Las Posadas celebration with families at Samaritan House 

Last December, Samaritan House transformed conference rooms and common areas into places of shelter and safety for dozens of migrants who had just arrived in Denver. Since the influx fell around Christmastime, staff did their best to adapt to what the holidays may have felt like in their respective countries. To commemorate, they put together … Read more

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Beyond Shelter: Veterans Program Paves the way to Personal Freedom

The Catholic Charities Veterans Program at Samaritan House extends far beyond the conventional concept of shelter, offering a comprehensive array of services, including counseling, job resources and support for those who have served our nation. Meet Ricky. A U.S. Air Force veteran navigating the challenging transition to affordable housing, Ricky is a great example of … Read more

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“Jesus walks through these doors.”

The block that houses Samaritan House in downtown Denver is always humming with activity. From morning until night, volunteers hustle upstairs to help the Catholic Charities team serve meals; generous donors swing by the warehouse to drop off donations and our experienced staff work directly with families, single women and veterans to find the resources … Read more

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Samaritan House Transforms Lives Through Essential Services: One Haircut at a Time

One Tuesday each month, Samaritan House residents are treated to a service that most of us take for granted. A group of cosmetology students from Emily Griffith Technical College heads to Samaritan House to provide free haircuts to neighbors who are calling the downtown landmark home. Rows of chairs are set up, cutting capes are … Read more

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Recognizing Child Abuse Awareness Month Agency-Wide

As we wrap up Child Abuse Awareness month, Catholic Charities wants to recognize the importance of the month agency wide. By placing focus on collaboration and prevention services within all our ministries, we can help protect children and cultivate families’ dynamics. Child abuse comes in many forms, including physical, emotional, and sexual abuse, as well … Read more

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Samaritan House in Denver launches one of nation’s first shelter-based pediatric clinics

According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, children experiencing homelessness are sick at twice the rate of children who have stable housing. To increase access to pediatric services, Catholic Charities of Denver’s Samaritan House has partnered with Every Child Pediatrics to provide on-site medical care. The integrated pediatric clinic is one of … Read more

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1,500 Days of Making a Difference

Since 2017, Bob D’Ascoli has volunteered almost every weekday at Samaritan House on Lawrence Street. That adds up to more than 1,500 days that Bob has devoted to helping our participants at the Catholic Charities’ ministry. Amazing! His smiling face wakes up our participants at breakfast and he brings tremendous energy and positivity to everyone … Read more

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Faces of Hope: Stefanie

Stefanie struggled to re-enter the job market after surviving a period of homelessness triggered by the fleeing of an abusive relationship with her former husband who held the housing voucher for the apartment where they lived. “I’ve struggled with alcohol and drug addiction since I was about eighteen. I’m doing a lot better now. I … Read more

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Volunteer finds joy offering ESL classes to migrants at Samaritan House

Patrick is a substitute teacher for Denver Public Schools who dedicates his Tuesday afternoons to bringing the art of the English language to migrants at Samaritan House. Since November of 2022, the influx of migrants from Spanish- speaking countries to Denver has brought about challenges. Patrick started the English as a Second Language classes at … Read more

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Navy veteran’s finds confidence through remission

Navy veteran Michael did not have an easy transition when he returned home from service. At the beginning of 2020, Michael was diagnosed with stage three oral cancer. He quickly underwent surgery and multiple rounds of chemotherapy to successfully remove the cancer. The nature of this life-altering diagnosis made it even more difficult for Michael … Read more

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A ‘Little Bit’ Of Love Goes A Long Way To Healing

Veterans from Catholic Charities of Denver’s Samaritan House are offered weekly therapeutic sessions with horses from the Sunny Horse Foundation, a Broomfield non-profit that hosts equine classes designed specifically for those who have served our country. Navy veteran Todd resides at Samaritan House and has been participating in the program since it originated in 2018. … Read more

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Mom receives dietary and maternal support at Samaritan House

Krystal was growing accustomed to a ten-minute walk to the Samaritan House cafeteria for breakfast instead of the 30 seconds it used to take. With five-month-old daughter Neveah in tow, she was often stopped by other residents who looked forward to the baby’s gleaming smile to start their days. “I am naturally an introvert, but … Read more

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Wellness consultants offer clinical services at Samaritan House

Some 92 percent of residents at Samaritan House report being a survivor of physical, emotional or psychological abuse, and 83 percent share they’ve received previous mental health treatment and a diagnosis. “We have a lot of our clients coming in who’ve experienced really severe trauma,” said Rachel Volmert, a licensedclinical social worker. “We’re asking about … Read more

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VIDEO: New beginnings for Jordan and Ashley

Jordan and Ashley came to Samaritan House Fort Collins desperately seeking safety from themselves, for their daughter. Without hesitation, staff served the small family dinner and began helping them on their journey to stability. Fast forward to nine months later, the couple is sober, found an apartment, with Jordan working a full-time job. And best … Read more

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