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Boulder Shelter for the Homeless, Inc.

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Homeless & Housing, Homeless Centers, Homeless Shelters, Human Services

Mission: We believe that all people deserve the basic necessities of life, and that the community in which we live is called to serve this purpose. To this end, it is the mission of the Boulder Shelter for the Homeless to provide safe shelter, food, support services, and an avenue to self-sufficiency for homeless adults in Boulder and Broomfield Counties, Colorado.

Programs: An alternative to living on the streets, the Winter Sheltering program furnishes hot meals and a warm, safe place to spend the night for those who have no other options during the months of October through April. Approximately 1,000 unduplicated clients are served each year by the Winter Sheltering program.

The Shelter's goal is to provide emergency housing during the winter months of October through April for up to 160 homeless individuals per night such that they shall not suffer debilitating frostbite, death, or the violence of life on the street. Our objectives for this program are to offer homeless women and men two hot meals, a safe bed, access to services, and basic case management.

Each night between October and April, residents receive dinner, breakfast, and a safe bed. They also have access to showers and laundry, short term storage, personal supplies, phone and mail service, nurse, mental health practitioner, and basic case management. Residents may stay for up to 90 days each season. In return, residents abide by basic behavioral rules and do chores, ranging from dishwashing to trash pickup. Additionally, the Shelter is open each morning year-round to provide a hot breakfast and other services to clients who may not be staying at the Shelter.

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Rating: 5

I helped plant trees here in the fall of last year. I really got a sense of pride from doing this. The Shelter is a large building that can accommodate many people, and the staff there are kind and caring.