Aurora Warms the Night Inc.
Rating: 5 stars 60 60 reviews 1,383
1544 Elmira Street Aurora CO 80010 USA
PRESERVING THE LIFE, HEALTH AND STABILITY OF AURORA’S MEN WOMEN AND CHILDREN EXPERIENCING HOMELESSNESS
All clients are provided with: • Motel voucher • Transportation to motel • Food • Blanket • Warm clothing • Hygiene products • 100% of clients are matched to Aurora Mental Health Center’s PATH program (project to assist in the transition out of homelessness) IN-OFFICE ASSISTANCE • Mental health & substance abuse counseling • Medical health care clinics • Job coach & job assistance, resume writing • Food stamp, SSI, SSDI, application assistance • Veteran services • Summer: Daily Lunches & vegetable garden
men, women, and children experiencing homelessness
Direct beneficiaries per year:
the homeless have 3,264 bed nights of warm shelter
Geographic areas served:
cold weather emergency shelter, food, warm clothing, hygiene, and services through our in-office partners such as medical care, counseling, job coaching, and housing.
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AWTN supports families in need in the local community. The men, women and children who walk through the door are in desperate need of shelter and warmth. They leave AWTN with a voucher for a nearby motel, a safe and warm night off the streets, a package of food of several meals, toiletries and a wam coat. The compassion, empathy and warmth shown by the staff would restore anyone's faith in humanity. On a particularly cold Friday, right before a weekend snow storm, a line formed out the door of folks seeking shelter, i was struck by the number of children- between the ages of 9 months and 14-- who joined their moms, dads and families in line. Two particular children stand out. One was a precious little boy who was about to turn eight. His warmest piece of clothing was a tattered fleece jacket. I helped him find a boys' coat that fit him well. Then, we searched for a hat. At the bottom of the pile, a blue hat, with a long scarf and mittens attached brought the biggest grin to his face. For that moment, he was not a homeless boy but an ordinary little boy who wanted to feel special. The last thing we picked out together was a book. We talked about what books he enjoyed reading, what he was reading in school and settled on a Magic Treehouse book that was brand new. By the time we were finished, his mom had secured a voucher and should take her grinning son off the streets for the night. The second child who stands out was 14. I noticed two things- she had the most piercing blue eyes and she looked full of shame. Instead of being at school, she was with her mom and little sister, hoping to avoid sleeping in their car for the night. She wanted to be anywhere but there. She did not want a coat. Her thin denim jacket was enough, she told me. Her defiance was no different than that of my 12 year old. I saw in her my own daughter and wondered how my own daughter would feel. I didn't accept her defiance. Without asking again, I searched thru a pile of coats, looking for one that my own daughter would think was cool, one that my own daughter would pick. Finally, I found two coats that any 8th grade girl who envy. I asked her to pick one. Without saying much, she tried one on and didn't take it off. I asked her if convincing her she should pick out a hat too was too much and, at that, she laughed. There's no way my daughter would wear a hat and mess her hair and this precious girl was no different. In both children, it is very evident that, while folks go to AWTN for shelter and food, they leave feeling the warmth of humanity.
AWTN works collaboratively with other agencies, government, and non profit for issues on homelessness. Going beyond basic needs, their director understands the importance of advocacy, awareness, and long term solutions.
Aurora Warms the Night is an amazing place to volunteer. They do so much to help the homeless in their community and it was very rewarding to work with this organization. Sarah is great to work with as well, anytime I had questions or needed assistance with anything, she was very prompt on getting back to me. I am grateful for the opportunity to work with such a great place!
5 stars. Aurora Warms the Night is an asset to the community.
5 stars - good non profit, good staff, good experience, good programs, good works
Volunteering at this organizations fundraiser was a great experience. I could not say enough positive things about the organization, event, and the work they do. 5 stars!
I came to Aurora warms the night as part of community service hours. I was treated with respect and really felt like I was making a difference. Even as something as simple as organizing the clothing shelves help them out. The director is really nice and cares about the clients and the whole city. Here is a picture of a simple project you could help with like I did with organizing clothes for the homeless.
As a member of the Aurora Community and Leadership Aurora, it was a privileged to learn about this charity and the good work they do in the community. We had the opportunity to serve lunch at the location in the heart of Colfax as well as choose this charity for future project support. A+
Aurora Warms the Night was such a positive experience for our company to volunteer with. Simple, effective, compassionate, competent. Would recommend to others.
If you are looking for a way from home to make a difference without leaving the house - you can provide safety, shelter, and connect to resources for those out on the street - you can donate online - or do other things like buy raffle tickets to win a car, shop on amazon. Great organization and great reputation.