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Aurora Warms the Night Inc.

Rating: 5 stars   65 reviews 1,447

Address:

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.

2016 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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303-366-6806
www.aurorawarmsthenight.org

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Reviews for Aurora Warms the Night Inc.

Rating: 5 stars  

Give hope & health with a food or hygiene kit. Get much more back in return. Great organization, positive experience .

 
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Making food and hygiene kits for the homeless is a great way your church can help out. We assemble them as part of our women's group and bring them in. We are a small group. But they never make us feel small. We bring 20 kits at a time and always feel appreciated as if we had give 2,000!

 
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1 person found this review helpful

A project for everyone - kids, adults, corporations. Every little bit helps. Aurora Warms the Night made us feel welcomed and appreciated. The director Sarah was kind and took time out to give our group a kid friendly version of homelessness and why it happens. In Aurora, over half of the homeless are families. We walked away with feeling like we learned a lot and made a difference. We will be back to help a drive for SOCKTOBER in October.

 
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1 person found this review helpful

5 stars for this non profit. They are small but mighty and check out their Facebook page at www.facebook.com/aurorawarmsthenight to see photos of their good works and team efforts with the community.

 
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2 people found this review helpful

This summer our group provided summer lunches to 100 homeless people. There were children, families, and single men and women and even some dogs. We had the best time. The director Sarah was wonderful to work with. The day was organized and we felt we really made a difference.

 
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2 people found this review helpful

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.

 
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1 person found this review helpful

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.

 
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2 people found this review helpful

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!

 
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2 people found this review helpful

5 stars. Aurora Warms the Night is an asset to the community.

 
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2 people found this review helpful

5 stars - good non profit, good staff, good experience, good programs, good works

 
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