Homelessness Resources

The entire Denver Metropolitan Area and other communities in Colorado have seen an increase in homelessness and panhandling, including Jefferson County. There are a variety of reasons homelessness has increased; a lack of affordable housing, few options for the treatment of substance abuse and mental health and homeless people leaving larger cities in an effort to avoid being victims of crimes perpetrated by others who are homeless.

 Wheat Ridge is working with other cities in Jefferson County to develop a regional strategy to address the issue of homelessness. Currently, we are collaborating with Heading Home Jeffco, a non-profit organization whose mission is to develop a plan to address and end homelessness in Jefferson County. More information will be made available as the plan is formalized along with a timeline for implementation.

The following is a list of agencies and nonprofits in Jefferson County along with resources, food programs, shelter information including locations available during severe weather, as well as informaton about addiction and mental health services.

Severe Weather Shelter Information

Arapahoe and Jefferson Counties – Severe Weather Shelter Network 

Jefferson County – 303-271-1388

Food  and Food Bank Information 

Arvada Community Food Bank - 303-424-6685

Catholic Charities  - 303-742-0828

Community Food Share - 303-652-3663

Food Bank of the Rockies - 303-371-9250

Food Stamps/Temporary Assistance for Needy Families - 303-271-1388 

Jeffco School Free or Reduced Meals - 303-982-6748

Metro Caring - 303-239-7143

Mountain Resource Center - 303-838-7552

Salvation Army - 303-295-3366

The Action Center - 303-237-7704

The Gathering Place  - 303-321-4198

Waterstone Food Pantry - 303-972-2200