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Strittmatter steps down from Action Center

In 2010 Lakewood’s Fallen Owl Tattoo Studio and its owner Adam Rose were looking for a way to give back to the community during the holidays. “Because we’re a tattoo shop, a lot of businesses … more

Lack of affordable housing pushes families onto streets

Lack of sleep, anxiety, depression and acting out are all heightened mental health challenges faced by the 500 unaccompanied youths and the approximately 3,000 students experiencing homelessness in … more

Despite obstacles, ‘I have a lot of reasons to be happy'

Every day, Daliliah Wilson spends four hours simply getting to and from school. Without a car or driver’s license, Wilson, 18, must take two buses and the light rail from her Wheat Ridge home to … more

Valor Point provides a temporary home for the brave

To be successful at something, it usually takes more than one go. And that includes getting off the streets and finding stable living and employment. Mike, 54, and Eddie, 55, neither of who wanted … more

A new home for women, children getting back on their feet

Raising four children on one’s own is challenging — and it’s unaccountably more difficult without a place to live. Marissa, who did not want her last name used for privacy reasons, remembers … more

Homeless veterans' numbers may be down, but problem persists

An estimated 569 homeless veterans live in the Denver metro area, and Freddie Sprankel used to be one of them. After more than three years in the U.S. Army — including an almost year-long duty tour in Iraq — Sprankel got an honorable … more

Jefferson County south and central area severe weather shelters open for the winter

With temperatures dropping and snow in the forecast, the Severe Weather Shelter Network is now in season as of Oct. 1. The Severe Weather Shelter Network is a Christian nonprofit working to make sure Jefferson County’s homeless are kept warm on … more

Shelter network moves forward in Arvada

Brenda Shepard stood in the gymnasium at The Rising Church in Olde Town Arvada. She was freshly showered, had a warm cup of coffee and folded clothes she recently picked out of the church’s racks, available to area homeless people and those living … more

A room for all, regardless of income on West Colfax

West Colfax Avenue has been in the midst of a much trumpeted renaissance for several years now, but the east end of the avenue, near Sheridan Boulevard, hasn't seen the same attention. Chad Mitchell, executive vice president west of FirstBank, … more

Site found suitable for homeless use near Federal Center

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has found that the undeveloped 59 acres near the Federal Center in Lakewood are suitable for use by homeless organizations. On Sept. 25, HUD released a letter announcing the … more

School wants Jefferson to be a community hub again

Jefferson Junior/Senior High School in Edgewater threw a massive community party on Aug. 30, with music, barbecue, games and a lot of laughter. But the party wasn’t just to welcome students and their families back to the school for another … more

Showering Severe Weather Shelters with volunteers, donations

There are many things the average person can do to help the homeless in the community, from volunteering to donating needed items, but perhaps one of the most important things they need is empathy. “Some people just need to walk a day in the … more

Homeless group aims to stop 59-acre Fed. Center land sale

The Colorado Coalition for the Homeless filed an injunction to the U.S. District Court of Colorado on July 25 to temporarily blocks the sale of 59 acres of federally owned land at the Denver Federal … more

Annual homeless count tallies an elusive population

On a balmy January night this year, 5,116 people were counted as being homeless in the Denver metro area. In Jefferson County, 394 homeless individuals were counted. The annual Point in Time (PIT) survey is conducted on a January night across … more
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