Aurora Warms the Night Inc.

Rating: 5 stars   31 reviews

Issues: Homeless & Housing

Location: 1544 Elmira Street Aurora CO 80010 USA

Mission: PRESERVING THE LIFE, HEALTH AND STABILITY OF AURORA’S MEN WOMEN AND CHILDREN EXPERIENCING HOMELESSNESS
Results: 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
Target demographics: men, women, and children experiencing homelessness
Direct beneficiaries per year: the homeless have 3,264 bed nights of warm shelter
Geographic areas served: Aurora, Colorado
Programs: cold weather emergency shelter, food, warm clothing, hygiene, and services through our in-office partners such as medical care, counseling, job coaching, and housing.

2014 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Rating: 5 stars  

As a volunteer I have loved using my skills wherever is needed. I have passed out food, toiletries, coats, and smiles. Made food packets, sorted papers, greeted our families, sorted hats and mittens to distribute. Such a variety of needed tasks, for such a needed organization. Thank you for the privilege!!

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have been honored to not only serve on the board of Aurora Warms the Night but to also volunteer at almost every activation for the past two years. Aurora Warms the Night provides a crucial service to homeless individuals who are often hard to reach. Every individual no whether what their back story is treated with kindness and dignity when they walk in the door. AWTN meets the immediate need of shelter and food and then also works to connect these individuals with follow-along services from another non-profit PATH. Sarah Hamilton is an amazing leader that has brought new life, organization and energy to this great organization. I am blessed to be a part of it.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have been collaborating with Aurora Warms the Night for two years, thanks to the close work that AWTN and Aurora Mental Health Center's PATH program do together to serve the growing homeless population in Aurora. More recently I have joined the Board of Directors and I am honored to be amongst some of the key players in the effort to expand housing and supportive services for the homeless of Aurora. Since Sarah Hamilton joined the organization as Executive Director, our regard and esteem in the community have grown considerably, thanks to Sarah's diligent expansion of our funding sources and community partnerships. With the city growing as rapidly as it is, AWTN is helping to ensure that no Aurora citizen remains invisible.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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Rating: 5 stars  

In the summer our church brings lunches to feed the homeless as part of their summer program. We work hard to make sure the meals are balanced and yummy. The staff is always helpful, friends, and thankful. I feel appreciated and that I made a difference - the real reason most people volunteer.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Let everyone know how great the staff is!

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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Rating: 5 stars  

AWTN is grown by leaps and bounds. They are progressive in their approach to shelter because not only do they serve a need for the homeless, but they support local motels to shelter. In their office they offer connections to so many providers and lots of services right in their office. Food, shelter, clothing, medical & health care clinics, this place is top notch and only continues to grow. The are a respected non profit that is gaining positive recognition outside of the Aurora community.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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Rating: 5 stars  

We have donated to Aurora Warms the Night for several years. We are able to see our donations are making a difference. This organization has always been trustworthy, professional, and inclusive in its services.

Was your donation impactful?

Definitely

How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

Definitely

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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Rating: 5 stars  

Last year I came with a group of volunteers who provided haircuts for the homeless at AWTN. AWTN was fantastic to work with. The homeless in the community werer able to receive free haircuts fand it helped people in many ways. Whether it was a job interview or simply for added self-confidence as they get back on their feet, we knew we made a difference that day. This event is supposed to happen again and we hope it does and look forward to being part of the day again.

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Rating: 5 stars  

We ave been donating to Aurora Warms the Night for over 5 years. This is a worthwhile organization that has made a real difference in our community. Sometimes we give money and sometimes we drop off hotel samples from our travels (soap, shampoo, etc). There is always a little something you can do to help others and Aurora Warms the Night is one of those places where a little can make a big difference.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I learned about AWTN through seeing articles in the paper. I live in Aurora and knew Denver had a lot of homeless, but had no idea that we had so many homeless people in Aurora. My daughter decided for your birthday she wanted to make food kits and have her guests bring a food kit instead of a birthday present to her. We delivered them to AWTN and they were very appreciative. Even though we only brought 20 bags, they made us feel that we had brought 1,000! The director gave us a short tour and answered all of my daughters questions patiently. We had such a good experience with AWTN and would encourage others to support them in anyway you can.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I appreciate I always receive a thank you letter/tax deduction letter promptly from Aurora Warms the Night. This year they sent out magnets with a calendar and mini thermometer as a thank you. If you like their facebook page, you can keep up with a lot they do every week. I always feel my money is being well spent.

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