“If the world seems cold to you, kindle fires to warm it.”  ~Lucy Larcom

Program Start (May 2008) To Date:
1,564 Product Transactions To Support 50+ Facilities, Programs and Agencies Serving The Homeless Throughout Colorado.

We distribute supplies directly to individuals experiencing homelessness, but we also rely on more than 50 agency partners to help us extend our reach throughout the state. We send supplies to those agencies, and they distribute what we sent to the people whom they serve.

There are many great organizations, facilities and programs that serve the homeless throughout Colorado.  The list below is by no means exhaustive. Rather, it includes many of the organizations that Homeless Gear has supported through shipments of gear, food, outerwear, footwear, or hygiene donations.

In order to make it as convenient as possible for you to donate your unwanted outdoor gear, we encourage you to take your donations to any of the organizations listed below (whatever is most convenient for you). Please make sure that you call each organization ahead of time; some have more storage space and higher/different needs.

If you have any problems getting to one of these locations, please contact Homeless Gear by calling 970-658-9878 or e-mail us at info@HomelessGear.org.  With our national referral program we will find a match close to your location so that the homeless in your area can benefit from your donation.

Aspen | Boulder | Colorado Springs | Denver | Fort Collins | Glenwood Springs Grand Junction | Greeley | Longmont | Loveland


Aspen Homeless Shelter

  • St. Mary’s Catholic Church
  • 533 East Main Street
  • Aspen, CO  81611
  • Call Medford Leake, Shelter Director
  • 970-379-5304

The Aspen Homeless Shelter is open from November 1st through March 31st.  The shelter hours are from 9 AM to 7 AM 7 nights a week.


Attention Homes

Attention Homes provides opportunities for at-risk youth to change their lives. The organization offers shelter, community-based living and teaching of life skills necessary for an independent future. It has two programs for at-risk youth: Runaway & Homeless Youth (RHY) and Adolescent Residential Care (RES).

BOHO (Boulder Outreach for Homeless Overflow)

BOHO’s mission is to meet, as a community, the emergency needs for basic shelter and care not served because of gaps in the Boulder support network. BOHO opens emergency warming centers in the facilities of faith communities whenever weather conditions dictate. Members of the homeless community are not turned away due to lack of space or intoxication (as long as they remain cooperative) so that those in need have a warm, safe, dry place to sleep.

Boulder County AIDS Project

The Mission of Boulder County AIDS Project (BCAP) is twofold: to provide support, advocacy and education to those in our community who are infected with or affected by the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and to serve as an outreach and information center to prevent further transmission of HIV and the resulting Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS).

Boulder Shelter/Boulder County Cares

The mission and outreach program provide overnight emergency shelter, meals, and emergency assistance.

Bridge House

Bridge House provides a stable, supportive community for homeless men and women. It is committed to addressing immediate survival needs and to providing services which lead to employment, housing, personal stability and healing.

Colorado Friendship

Colorado Friendship provides a range of services to people experiencing homelessness and low-income children and families. The organization operates a weekend hunger relief program for low-income families, distributes meals and clothing to homeless individuals in Boulder County and operates a mobile food pantry for low-income families.

Mental Health Partners Colorado

Colorado Springs

Springs Rescue Mission

Every day, Springs Rescue Mission reaches out to the hungry and homeless, working poor, and addicted in Colorado Springs.  The organization provides free meals, emergency food and clothing, drug and alcohol rehabilitation, education, career advancement and spiritual training.

Denver Metro Area

Action Center

The Action Center’s mission is to provide an immediate response to basic human needs and promote pathways to self-sufficiency for Jefferson County residents and the homeless.

Aurora Mental Health Center (PATH Program)

Aurora Mental Health Center is committed to creating healthy and secure communities by providing the least restrictive service that ensures quality, appropriate, and efficient care.

Brandon Center

The Brandon Center is a shelter for battered women and/or homeless women and their children.

Clothes To Kids Of Denver, Inc

Clothes to Kids of Denver’s mission is to provide new and quality used clothing to low income, school-aged children in Denver County, free of charge.

Colorado Coalition for the Homeless

  • 2111 Champa Street, Denver CO 80205
  • Website: http://www.coloradocoalition.org
  • Phone: 303-293-2217
  • Gear, Clothing, Outerwear, Footwear, Food, Hygiene, & Facility Products serving Men & Women

The mission of the Colorado Coalition for the Homeless is to work collaboratively toward the prevention of homelessness and the creation of lasting solutions for homeless and at-risk families, children, and individuals throughout Colorado. The Coalition advocates for and provides a continuum of housing and a variety of services to improve the health, well-being and stability of those it serves.

The Delores Project

The Delores Project provides safe, comfortable overnight shelter and services to unaccompanied adult women who are homeless and have limited resources. The model of service is one of hospitality, respect, and regard for the dignity of each guest.

Doing His Time

Assist ex-offenders upon release from prison.

The Gathering Place

The Gathering Place is a refuge for rebuilding lives.  MISSION STATEMENT:  The Gathering Place exists to support women and their children who are experiencing homelessness or poverty by providing a safe daytime refuge and resources for self-sufficency. The Gathering Place is Denver’s only daytime drop-in center for women and children who are experiencing homelessness and poverty in Denver.

Our emergency support services provide immediate relief to women and children in distress.  Women who are able to meet their immediate and urgent needs can then collect their inner resources and make positive life changes for themselves and their children.

H.A.A.T. Force South Metro

The H.A.A.T. Force Severe Weather Emergency Shelter program is designed to provide shelter for homeless individuals on nights when the weather meets the following criteria: 32 degrees or colder and snowing or 20 degrees or colder and dry. This program is meant to be a short term solution used in the case of severe weather. Vouchers are distributed from November 1st to March 31st.

St. Francis Center

  • 2323 Curtis St., Denver, Colorado 80205
  • 303-297-1576
  • Hours of operation – 7 days a week, 6:45am-7pm, best hours to deliver donations 9am-5pm;
  • http://www.sfcdenver.org/

St. Francis Center provides a safe place for people who are homeless to meet their basic needs for day-to-day survival (shelter, showers, storage, meals, phones, health clinic, mental health counselor) while offering them assistance to transition out of homelessness (employment, housing, substance abuse group, access to social worker).

Sox Place

  • 2017 Larimer Street
  • Denver CO 80205
  • Phone: 303-296-3443
  • Tuesday-Friday: Noon – 4 PM
  • Saturday: Noon – 2 PM
  • www.soxplace.com

Sox Place is a daytime drop-in center for street youth. These range in ages from 12 to 30 and belong to the youth sub-culture known as “street kids.” Many have been abandoned by parents/guardians, some are victims of the foster care system, and most have been tossed aside by society. Addictions to drugs, alcohol, violence, and sex are a part of their everyday lives. Most are just trying to survive! A hot meal and a safe place is provided Monday through Saturday. There are activities such as movies, video games, foosball, pool and ping pong to entertain the youth during their time at Sox Place. Staff and volunteers spend their time interacting with the youth and building friendships in order to provide healthy and constructive relationships.

Theodora House

The Theodora House is a night shelter for women and/or homeless women and their children.  Contact: Hollie Jones:  theodora@voacolorado.org

Urban Peak Street Outreach

Urban Peak helps young people overcome homelessness and other real life challenges by providing safety, respect, essential services and a supportive community, empowering them to become self-reliant adults.  In Denver, Street Outreach Counselors can be seen around various places Downtown, such as the 16th Street Mall, Civic Center Park, Colfax, and different parts of the Federal Corridor, Five Points and Montbello neighborhoods. They are available to talk and can help you with basic needs, referrals, resources, food and health screening, and can help you reach family members. They can also help you get to Urban Peak’s Denver shelter for other services such as free food, a place to sleep, showers, clothing, case managers, job counseling, doctor appointments, education programs and help finding housing. If you are older than 21 or younger than 15, they can still help you find a shelter or similar organization that help people in your age group. .

Urban Peak Youth Shelter

Urban Peak helps young people overcome homelessness and other real life challenges by providing safety, respect, essential services and a supportive community, empowering them to become self-reliant adults.  For directions on how to reach our shelter, you can call 303-777-9198.  If you call after normal business hours, hit 124 when the voicemail comes on to reach staff at the Shelter.

Volunteers of America’s Women’s Winter Shelter

The Women’s Winter Shelter is a seasonal shelter (open from the end of November through April) for homeless women. Contact: Kirsten Strietzel:  brunettilofts@voacolorado.org

Fort Collins

The Murphy Center for Hope

The Murphy Center serves people who are homeless or are at risk of becoming homeless by bringing together collective expertise of local service providers. We accomplish this by assisting people to attain stability, self sufficiency and by addressing the issues faced by homeless people. We strive to create an atmosphere of warmth, compassion and understanding and we welcome you to visit our center.  The Murphy Center is open Monday through Friday, from 8:00am to 5:00pm.  The Murphy Center also serves as the location for Homeless Gear’s monthly gear distribution which is held the third Thursday of every month at 1 PM.

Hostel of Hospitality at the Mission

The mission provides overnight emergency shelter, meals, and emergency assistance such as food boxes, utility assistance, personal care items, and prescription assistance.  The shelter is open 7 nights a week from 7:00PM to 7:00AM.

Mary’s Closet @ St. Josephs

Donations are accepted of good, clean, used, seasonal clothing at the Parish Center during regular office hours. Clothing is distributed free to anyone in need. Volunteers operate this program on weekdays from 9:00 to 10:30A.M. and 1:00 to 2:30P.M.

The Matthews House

The Matthews House is a 501(c)3 organization that serves at-risk youth ages 16-21 that lack significant family support in their lives.  They work to create opportunities for positive life change for these youth as they make the transition to living on their own.

Faith Family Hospitality

Faith Family Hospitality (FFH) provides fellowship, overnight housing, meals and support to local families experiencing homelessness. This volunteer effort coordinates the service of 21 Fort Collins faith communities (12 host sites and 9  support congregations) to fulfill this mission.

The Fort Collins Rescue Mission

  • 316 Jefferson Street
  • Fort Collins, CO  80524
  • 970-224-4302

At the Fort Collins Rescue Mission, we have worked for 20 years to provide shelter, day center services, meals, and recovery help to homeless men, women, and families. Whether our clients are Christian or secular, an individual or a family, we offer programs to address what causes people to be homeless as well as the services necessary for their immediate well-being.

Vineyard Resource Center/Raven’s Cafe

The Vineyard Resource Center is the heart of our outreach to the community. We provide clothes, food and personal items to those who find themselves under-resourced. For grocery help or clothing needs, please call 484.6755 to make an appointment. Raven’s Cafe – Last Saturday of Each Month – Raven’s Cafe is an outreach where we provide the homeless with breakfast, travel kits, clothing and other personal items. We invite you to come help serve the homeless of Fort Collins. We meet at the Vineyard Resource Center @ 7:30 am for preparations we then go to Jefferson Park (across from the Open Door Mission). The outreach is finished by 9 am.

The Salvation Army

An international movement, and a evangelical part of the universal Christian church.  Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.

Remington House

20 bed residental facility serving youth with behavioral and emotional issues.

Jacob Center

Provides foster care placement and programs.

The Lighthouse

Residental program for anyone 18 years and older dealing with substance abuse problems who are seeking support and structure to be able to manage their problem in a program of recovery.

Northern Colorado AIDS Project

  • 400 Remington, Suite 100
  • Fort Collins, CO  80524
  • 970-484-4469
  • www.ncaids.org

The Northern Colorado AIDS Project’s mission is to improve the quality of life for people living with HIV/AIDS and to help reduce the spread and stigma of the disease.

Poudre School District/McKinney Vento Participating Schools

Serving approximately 600 homeless children who are enrolled in the district and their families coordinating transportation services, arranging meal benefits, and linking these students to community resources.

Crossroads Safehouse Fort Collins

Advocate for and provide a safe environment for victims of domestic and interpersonal abuse and violence in Colorado while promoting positive change through education, awareness, and intervention.

Grand Junction

Homeward Bound

  • 2853 North Avenue
  • Grand Junction, CO  81501
  • 970-256-9424
  • www.homewardboundgj.org
  • Open Monday through Sunday 24 hours a day!
  • Gear, Food, Hygiene, Outerwear, Footwear for Men & Women

HomewardBound is a non-profit corporation committed to meeting the critical housing needs of men, women and children who are homeless in Mesa County, Colorado.

Glenwood Springs

Feed My Sheep Day Center

  • 1004 Grand Ave
  • Glenwood Springs CO  81601
  • Contact:  Mike & Karen Peppers  fms_glenwood@yahoo.com
  • Contact:  Jeff Hutson  jhutson_68@yahoo.com
  • Monday through Friday 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM
  • 970-928-8340
  • Gear, Food, Hygiene, Outerwear, Footwear for Men & Women

Thanks to the Feed My Sheep Ministry for the Homeless, many now have a place to go to get out of the cold, get something to eat and just hang their hat and relax.

Four years ago, Karolyn Spencer of New Castle started Feed My Sheep out of a room at the Silver Spruce Motel in Glenwood Springs. The program has grown and now occupies the entire basement floor of what used to be St. Stephen’s Catholic Church at 10th and Grand Avenue.

“We have three times as much space,” Spencer said proudly. “We moved in on June 1, 2006, and it’s beautiful. We’ve got laundry facilities, and there is computer service available, a phone and a bathroom with a shower.”


Guadalupe Community Center & Shelter

Guadalupe Community Center & Shelter is the only shelter in Weld County that provides services to single individuals as well as families. The 36-bed facility offers overnight emergency shelter, transitional housing shelter, daily meals, clean linens and basic toiletries, case management and referrals, a computer room, medical screenings,  and referral to Sunrise Medical Clinic. Call (970) 353-6433 for more information.

Greeley Evans School District Number 6

Serving homeless children who are enrolled in the district and their families coordinating transportation services, arranging meal benefits, and linking these students to community resources.


HOPE Homeless Outreach

HOPE is a year-round street outreach program working to ensure the survival of the unsheltered homeless in the Longmont community.  Outreach volunteers provide the homeless with food, coats, hats, gloves, clothing, sleeping bags and transports to emergency shelters when available.  Volunteers educate homeless individuals about presently existing social services and help them overcome barriers of access.  HOPE also provides assistance accessing transitional housing and moving toward self-sufficiency.


House of Neighborly Service

Help for today…hope for tomorrow is the essence of what the House of Neighborly Service has provided to low-income individuals and families in Southern Larimer County for 47 years! The agency’s mission is to compassionately address and respond to the effects of poverty, while helping prevent further crisis and to empower those we serve to become more self-sustaining.  Every effort is made to provide encouragement and vital tools for personal and situational improvement through casework, guidance, educational classes, and referrals to other resources .  HNS has been proudly serving the community since 1961.

137 Homeless Connection

Day shelter and resource center for the homeless of Loveland.

Loveland Berthoud Interfaith Hospitality Network/Angel House

The Angel House is the day center for the Loveland Berthoud IHN shelter program. We are a non-profit agency that provides unique shelter, hot meals, comprehensive case management and mentoring for homeless families with children

Alternatives to Violence

  • 313 E. 4th Street
  • Loveland, CO  80537
  • 970-669-5150

Victim’s rights advocates serving victims of violent crime and specializing in victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.

Help International

  • 629 SW 14th
  • Loveland, CO  80534
  • 303-678-7788

Identifies, collects, and distributes, food, clothing, medical, humanitarian aid, education and training.  Helping individuals, communities, and countries become self sustainable through a combination of humaitarian aid and education.

Christ’s Church of the Rockies/Front Porch

The Front Porch (part of Christ’s Church of the Rockies) is a warm and inviting place where the homeless of loveland can rest, relax and find caring support while enjoying a warm cup of coffee or hot chocolate.  The Front Porch is open Monday through Friday from 11:00 AM to 3 PM.   This is also the location of Homeless Gear’s monthly gear/clothing distributions which happens on the third Saturday of every month at 10:30.