Keyword: homeless
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For the love of a good seat

Individually, the entrepreneurs loved different things: coffee roasting, fly fishing and photography. So it took a unique, completely unrelated idea to bring them together and put them into a rapidly … more

Fred Allen: Community service with a smile

Last month, we lost one of the most “gentle gentlemen” I have ever had the pleasure to work with and know. He always had a positive outlook on life, was always considerate of the other person and … more

Homeless in Jeffco: One day on the streets

Every year in January, a small army of volunteers from churches, human services departments, nonprofits and law enforcement fan out into communities across the nation and conduct a point-in-time … more

Homeless count offers food, services

Local homeless advocates haven’t always had the best luck going out and looking for people that need help, Westminster’s Kate Skarbek said. This year, advocates tried bringing the homeless to … more

Arvada shelter keeps local homeless warm

As the temperatures continue to drop, those experiencing homelessness in Arvada now have a place to stay warm overnight with the opening of a severe weather shelter. The network is an extension of … more

Vigil for the oft-forgotten

A crowd of a few hundred people endured 19 degrees weather on Dec. 21 to attend Colorado Coalition for the Homeless’ 28th annual We Will Remember: Homeless Persons’ Memorial Vigil.This year, 232 … more

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
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