A nationwide study of homeless children published last year found that Colorado has a relatively high number of homeless children; the National Center on Family Homelessness’ report “America’s Youngest Outcasts” ranked Colorado 35 out of 50 (states) in this category.
The Coalition’s Family Support Services Program provides a wide range of critical services to homeless and at-risk families. These include emergency services, 6-24 months of service-enriched transitional housing and permanent supportive housing, and programming designed specifically to meet the physical, emotional, educational, and social needs of children ages birth-6 years old. All families are engaged in intensive case management and have access to medical and mental health services for both themselves and their children.
A 2013 Point-in-Time count conducted by the Metro Denver Homeless Initiative found that of the 11,167 people who were homeless on January 28, 2013, 62 percent were in households with children.
For resources and further information about how to access housing, please call (303) 312-9700 on Mondays at 11 am for an appointment.