A Safe Place to Rest

The holiday season is near. This winter, give the gift of volunteering to help those in need of safe, warm shelter. Volunteer with A Safe Place to Rest.

What is A Safe Place to Rest?

A difficult issue we face in Fort Collins is a continuing need for safe, overnight shelter for unhoused people, especially during the cold, winter months. New shelter options are needed now. Fort Collins’ Safe Place to Rest project joins a national “compassionate community” movement proven to help communities addressing the challenge to expand shelter options. This winter, Fort Collins is piloting a new model to initially shelter up to 12 people each night at voluntary, community-based sites. These community-based sites will provide more shelter options when existing shelters see high need this winter and anticipate overflow.

We need volunteers to make this pilot a success!

This winter, volunteer for one night a month at one of our participating community-based sites, December through April. Volunteers are currently needed to staff the community-based sites overnight and provide evening and morning transportation. Volunteer responsibilities do not include any counseling, therapy or services consultation with participants, but instead focus on hospitality. Training is provided.

Click here to apply now!

Click here to learn more about volunteer opportunities

Click here to go to A Safe Place to Rest volunteer scheduling

For more information about A Safe Place to Rest contact Holly LeMasurier:  hlemasurier@fcgov.com.

* Please note: this is not a Homeless Gear program — Homeless Gear is assisting in many ways (including hosting this page), but the project has been spearheaded by the City of Fort Collins and other community agencies.