Keyword: homelessness
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”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

Project STAR and Need for Clean benefits homeless Golden High Schoolers

Underprivileged teens often get overlooked. “The teens kind of get lost in the shuffle,” said Jo Schantz of Golden. “That really struck our heart strings.” Thus, Project STAR came to be, … more

Severe weather shelters open in Jefferson County

Starting this month, Jefferson County's Severe Weather Shelter Network opened its doors with plans to continue hosting the homeless throughout the winter. Formed in 2013, the network is a nonprofit … more

Action Center announces reopening of Lakewood shelter

The past couple of years were testing times for The Action Center. Toward the end of 2017, The Action Center's Executive Director Mag Strittmatter resigned from her position that she held for over 15 … 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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