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Denver is activating cold weather shelter from 6 p.m. 

Wednesday, March 13 to 9 a.m. Saturday, March 16 at the 

McNichols Civic Center Building, 144 W. Colfax Ave. and the Stone 

Creek shelter (former Best Western hotel), 4595 Quebec St. People 

experiencing homelessness should walk up to the locations directly. 

Individuals with pets are directed to go to the Stone Creek shelter, 

which is accepting pets. All currently operating rec centers will open

as warming centers during daytime hours on Thursday, March 14 and 

Friday, March 15.

Individuals in need of shelter can also go to 

“front door” shelter access points:

  • For individual men – Lawrence Street Community Center, 2222 Lawrence St.
  • For individual women – Samaritan House, 2301 Lawrence St.
  • For youth ages 15-20 – Urban Peak, 2100 Stout St.
  • Families in need of shelter should call the Connection Center at 303-295-3366.

Cold weather poses a serious danger to people who are unsheltered, 

and the city encourages people to come inside.

For more information about shelter access, 


or text INDOORS to 67283 for update