Statewide Distribution Partners

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

Program Start (May 2008) To Date:
1,698 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 send 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, 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. Some do not accept donations from the general public; rather, they contact us when they have specific requests.

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

Aspen Homeless Shelter

Year-round, Aspen Homeless Shelter offers a day center with amenities (showers, phones, computers, food, and lockers, for example). In addition to these basics, the day center provides job counseling and case management. During the winter months, the Aspen Homeless Shelter also provides a night shelter.


Boulder

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

Mental Health Partners began in 1962 as a clinic, received nonprofit status in 1964, and was federally designated as a comprehensive community mental health center in 1971. It has multiple locations in Boulder, Broomfield and Longmont; and shared locations with primary care physicians in additional communities.


Colorado Springs

Springs Rescue Mission

Springs Rescue Mission 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.


Father Woody’s Haven of Hope

Father Woody’s Haven of Hope provides food, shelter, clothing, counseling, rehabilitation and hygienic services to the homeless and indigent.


The Gathering Place

The Gathering Place is Denver’s only daytime drop-in center for women, their children, and transgender individuals who are experiencing poverty or homelessness.


Grant Avenue Street Reach

  • 1600 Grant Street
  • Denver, CO 80203
  • Website: https://streetreach.wordpress.com/
  • Gear, Outwear, Footwear, Hygiene, Clothing, Food, & Facility Products serving Men & Women

The Grant Avenue Street Reach Soup Kitchen serves 1,000 people a hot meal each Monday.


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.


The Healing Place

  • Website: http://www.thpdenver.org/
  • Email: info@thpdenver.org
  • Phone: 970-281-5079
  • Gear, Outwear, Footwear, Hygiene, Clothing, Food, & Facility Products serving Men & Women

The Healing Place is a community outreach advocate and health education resource center located in downtown Denver. The Healing Place provides a place for the impoverished and homeless to meet every Friday night from 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm.  A snack, hot meal, personal care items, clothing, other essentials, and brief spiritual message are all provided during this time.


House of Purpose

House of Purpose Church is a non-denominational Christian church that provides street outreach services to homeless individuals in Denver.


Joy’s Kitchen

Joy’s Kitchen is a faith-based ministry that feeds support to those in need through food, voluntarism, education, compassion and prayerful community.


Metro Denver Homeless Initiative (MDHI)

  • 711 Park Avenue West, Suite 320
  • Denver, CO 80205
  • Website: http://mdhi.org/
  • Email: Rebecca Mayer, rebecca.mayer@mdhi.org
  • Phone: 303-295-1772
  • Gear, Outwear, Footwear, Hygiene, Clothing, Food, & Facility Products serving Men & Women

The Metro Denver Homeless Initiative (MDHI)  is an independently funded, non-profit organization whose mission includes the prevention and ending of homelessness in the seven county, Metro Denver Region by facilitating, integrating and tracking cooperative, community-wide and regional systems of care for people who have become homeless, but seek to live in a stable home and maximize self-sufficiency.


St. Francis Center

St. Francis Center provides a safe and welcoming environment for people during the day when other shelters are closed or overcrowded. Guests have the opportunity to talk with a social worker, nurse, mental health counselor and employment specialist.


Urban Peak

Urban Peak helps youth experiencing homelessness and youth at risk of becoming homeless overcome real life challenges by providing essential services and a supportive community, empowering them to become self-sufficient adults.


Volunteers of America Family Motel

  • 4855 West Colfax Avenue
  • Denver, CO 80204
  • Website: http://www.voacolorado.org/
  • Phone: 720-904-9821
  • Gear, Outwear, Footwear, Hygiene, Clothing, Food, & Facility Products serving Men & Women
The Family Motel provides temporary shelter for families and single women. The facility includes (a) 30 rooms reserved for families and single women who receive a voucher from the City of Denver for up to a 12-night stay and (b) 10 “respite rooms” with two men or women in each room. Working closely with DHS Adult Protective Services, a homeless man or woman may be referred by a medical provider following a hospital stay.


Volunteers of America Mission

The Mission is a daytime shelter which provides clients with food, clothing, job training, employment assistance, spiritual guidance, referrals and a safe place for relaxation and refreshment.

Fort Collins

Catholic Charities Mission

  • 460 Linden Center Drive
  • Fort Collins, CO 80524
  • Website: http://www.ccdenver.org/
  • Phone: 970-484-5010
  • Gear, Outwear, Footwear, Hygiene, Clothing, Food, & Facility Products serving Men & Women

Catholic Charities operates Emergency Assistance, The Mission Homeless Shelter, and Senior Services programs in Larimer County.


Crossroads Safehouse

Crossroads Safehouse offers free safehousing, advocacy, legal assistance, transitional housing, and education for abused women and children. 


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 27 Fort Collins faith communities (13 host sites and 14  support congregations) to fulfill this mission.


The Family Center/La Familia

Since 1995, The Family Center/La Familia, a bilingual organization, has provided the Fort Collins community with a primary goal to strengthen and stabilize working families.


Fort Collins Rescue Mission

The Fort Collins Rescue Mission serves homeless men and women by providing shelter, meals, spiritual guidance, and life changing programs.


Jacob Center/Remington House

The Jacob Center works with youth, families, and the community to inspire positive and long-lasting change.  They provide foster care placement and numerous other programs. The Remington House (maintained by the Jacob Center) is a twenty bed residential treatment facility located in Fort Collins, Colorado, which provides a twenty-four hour staff secure setting for at-risk youth ages 10-18.


Kid’s Closet

The Kids’ Closet is an outreach ministry of First United Methodist Church that provides gently used clothing for children sizes newborn-16 to community members at no charge. The closet is open from 3 PM to 6 PM on Wednesdays and 9 AM to 12 PM on Saturdays.


The Lighthouse

  • 709 Wagner Road
  • Fort Collins, CO  80521
  • Website: www.TheLightHouse-FortCollins.org
  • Phone: 970-631-8902
  • Gear, Food, Hygiene, Outerwear, Footwear, Bedding, & Facility Supplies serving Men

The Lighthouse s a non-profit residential program for men, at least 18 years old, dealing with substance abuse problems who are seeking support and structure to be able to manage their problem in a program of recovery, and live a life without the use of drugs or alcohol.


Mary’s Closet at Saint Joseph Catholic Church

  • 101 N. Howes St.
  • Fort Collins, CO 80521
  • Website: http://www.stjosephfc.org/marys-closet/
  • Phone: 970-482-4148
  • Gear, Outerwear, Clothing, Footwear & Hygiene Products for Men, Women & Children

Mary’s Closet is a free clothing bank and store for individuals in need. They accept clean, donated clothing and footwear in good condition, as well as sample-sized toiletries, toys, and books.


The Matthews House

  • Youth & Family Center: 415 Mason Ct., #1, Fort Collins, CO 80524
  • Community Life Center: 220 N. Grant Ave, Fort Collins, CO 80521
  • Website: http://thematthewshouse.org/
  • Phone: 970-472-4293

The Matthews House is a 501(c)3 organization that empowers young adults and families in transition who lack a significant support network by providing the resources and relationships necessary for them to take control of their lives and shape positive futures for themselves, while becoming successful contributors to their community.


The Murphy Center for Hope

The Murphy Center is a resource center for individuals who are either homeless or at-risk of becoming homeless. More than 30 agencies operate programs at the Murphy Center (case management, employment support, housing counseling, etc.). Homeless Gear operates a Gear Room and the Hand Up program at the facility.


Northern Colorado AIDS Project

  • 400 Remington, Suite 100
  • Fort Collins, CO  80524
  • Website: http://www.ncaids.org/
  • Email: info@ncaids.org
  • Phone: 970-484-4469
  • Gear, Outerwear, Footwear, Food, Hygiene, & Facility Products for Men & Women

The Northern Colorado AIDS Project’s mission is to equitably meet the evolving needs of people affected by HIV through prevention, care and advocacy across Colorado.


Poudre School District, McKinney Vento Program

  • Website: http://www.psdschools.org
  • Phone: Whitney Reid, 970-420-9208
  • Gear, Outerwear, Clothing Footwear & Hygiene Products for Children & Families

The McKinney-Vento program’s mission is to remove all educational barriers facing homeless children and youth with emphasis on educational enrollment, attendance and success. Children who experience homeless are assigned to a McKinney liaison, and Homeless Gear works with those liaisons to ensure that every student has the ability to meet his/her basic needs and function in school.


Project Self-Sufficiency of Fort Collins

  • 2001 South Shields Street, D-203
  • Fort Collins, CO 80526
  • Website: http://www.ps-s.org/
  • Phone: 970-407-0305
  • Gear, Outerwear, Clothing Footwear, Food & Hygiene Products for Children & Families

Since 1986, Project Self-Sufficiency (PS-S) has been creating opportunity for low-income, single parent families in Larimer County who are struggling to make ends meet and overcome the cycle poverty.  From educational development and career planning to adequate child care access and housing, the program is a comprehensive resource providing everything a single parent needs to become self-sufficient.


Specialized Alternatives for Families and Youth (SAFY)

  • 4222 Idledale Drive
  • Fort Collins, CO  80526
  • Website: http://www.safy.org/
  • Phone: 970-682-0715
  • Household Items for Families
  • Gear, Outerwear, Clothing Footwear, Food & Hygiene Products for Children & Families

Specialized Alternatives for Families in Youth (SAFY)’s is preserving families and securing futures. It strives to be a national leader in the provision of community-based care resulting in permanency and well-being for families and youth.


Touchstone Health Partners

Touchstone Health Partners mission is to provide unsurpassed behavioral health prevention, intervention, and treatment services in Larimer County.


Vineyard Resource Center/Raven’s Cafe

The Vineyard Resource Center provide clothes, food and personal items to those who find themselves under-resourced. The Resource Center is available to clients by appointment only. Raven’s Cafe is an outreach program–held on the last Saturday of each month–through which Vineyard provides the homeless with breakfast, emergency travel kits, clothing and other personal items. 


Grand Junction

HomewardBound of the Grand Valley

HomewardBound of the Grand Valley provides a safe and healthy step for homeless adults and families on their pathway home. The organization operates a shelter and transitional programs.


Glenwood Springs

Feed My Sheep

Feed My Sheep aids the homeless in reaching self-sufficiency through case management and substance abuse programs. The organization operates a day center (Monday through Friday, 8 AM to 3 PM) and a winter overnight shelter program.


Greeley

Centennial Board of Cooperative Educational Services (CBOCES)

  • 2020 Clubhouse Drive
  • Greeley, CO 80634
  • Website: http://www.cboces.org/
  • Phone: 970-352-7404
  • Gear, Food, Hygiene, Outerwear, Footwear for Men, Women & Children

CBOCES’ mission is to: through collaboration, provide value added resources that enrich educational opportunities for all students. The organization offers a wide range of services (including programs for the homeless) to students in Weld, Boulder, Morgan, Adams and Larimer counties.


Guadalupe Community Center & Shelter

  • 1442 N. 11th Ave.
  • Greeley, CO  80631
  • Website: http://www.ccdenver.org/
  • Phone: 970-353-6433
  • Gear, Outerwear, Footwear, Food, Hygiene, & Facility Products for Men & Women

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 shelter and complementary social services.


Longmont

HOPE Homeless Outreach

H.O.P.E. is an after-hours street outreach program providing life-sustaining support and encouragement to the homeless community in Longmont 365 days a year while offering programs and referrals that encourage movement toward self-sufficiency.


Loveland

137 Homeless Connection

137 Homeless Connection is a Day Center that offers advocacy and case management for homeless adults. The program is open year round, 8:00am-11:30am, Mondays through Fridays.


Alternatives to Violence

Alternatives to Violence educates and empowers victims, survivors and the community to break the cycle of violence


Angel House

The mission of Angel House is to serve homeless families by bridging gaps and helping them to get back on their feet both economically and emotionally. The Angel House is a day shelter program available to homeless families up to 90 days. During their time, clients are assisted with weekly case management to address financial barriers that are keeping them from obtaining housing.


Front Porch Ministries (Christ’s Church of the Rockies)

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.  


House of Neighborly Service

  • 1511 East 11th Street, Suite 100
  • Loveland, CO 80537
  • Website: http://honservice.org/
  • Email: info@honservice.org
  • Phone: 970-667-4939
  • Gear, Outerwear, Footwear, Food, Hygiene, & Facility Products for Men & Women

House of Neighborly Service assists and advocates for people challenged by the effects of poverty or situational crisis. Working together, changing lives, and positively impacting the community.


Loveland Rotary Kids Pak

The Rotary Club of Loveland, Kids Pak is a weekend hunger relief program for children in the Thompson School District and Berthoud. The program partners with each school in the District to provide much needed pack’s of food that meets the nutritional requirements for children.


Project Self-Sufficiency of Loveland

  • 375 West 37th Street, #150
  • Loveland, CO 80538
  • Website: http://www.ps-s.org/
  • Phone: 970-635-5912
  • Gear, Outerwear, Clothing Footwear, Food & Hygiene Products for Children & Families

Since 1986, Project Self-Sufficiency (PS-S) has been creating opportunity for low-income, single parent families in Larimer County who are struggling to make ends meet and overcome the cycle poverty.  From educational development and career planning to adequate child care access and housing, the program is a comprehensive resource providing everything a single parent needs to become self-sufficient.