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The Boulder Shelter for the Homeless

Frequently Asked Questions

Donations
What kind of donations do you accept?

Please see the pull-down menu on the Donation button at the top of the page.

When and where can I drop off my donation?
The Shelter is closed from 10 am until 5 pm daily. Donations are accepted at any other time. However, the Shelter is especially busy during winter intake hours (5:00—7:30pm) and the crowd at the Shelter during that time may make it difficult to find parking and find a staff person to accept your donation. All visitors should come to the west facing door on the north end of the Shelter, 4869 North Broadway. View a map.

Programs and Services
What are the requirements for staying at the Shelter?

Anyone wishing to stay at the Shelter must be 18 or older and be willing to abide by basic rules of conduct. Residents must also be tested for TB within 14 days of their first night’s stay at the Shelter.

Does the Shelter help residents find jobs?
In an effort to not duplicate services that already exist in the community, the Shelter works closely with other agencies, such as Workforce Boulder County, that provide employment and employment training to those looking for work.

How can I reach someone staying at the Shelter?
The names of residents who stay at the Shelter are kept confidential. Anyone wishing to contact someone they believe to be staying at the Shelter may call the resident voice mail box at 303-468-4324 and leave a message that will be posted, or they may call the Shelter’s main number at 303-442-4646 and a Shelter staff member will take a message and post it.

Where do Shelter residents go during the day?
The Shelter is closed to residents between 8am and 5pm, with a few exceptions such as residents who do service work. Many Shelter residents have employment and they go to work during the day. Others are looking for work or training for new jobs. In addition, Bridge House, 1120 1/2 Pine, provides day services for homeless adults from 10am-3pm, Monday through Friday.

How does someone get into the Shelter’s Transition Program?
Anyone who wishes to enter the Transition Program must schedule an intake appointment with a Shelter case manager. Residents currently staying at the Shelter can schedule an appointment by speaking with a Shelter staff member. Others may call the Shelter at 303-442-4646 to schedule an appointment.

How long are people allowed to stay at the Shelter?
Residents who use the Shelter for overnight winter sheltering may stay up to 90 days each winter season. Transition Program residents may stay in the program for up to 9 months.

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