The Samaritan House Homeless Shelter

  • We serve men, women, and children facing homelessness.
    We help them find a path to self-sufficiency.

    We provide

    • A warm bed, clean linens, and toiletries
    • A hot meal and community atmosphere
    • Case management and life skills classes
    • Community resources and referrals

    We make a difference.

    Last year alone:

    • 226 residents found employment
    • 65% of our single residents left the shelter with an income source
    • 63% of our families left the shelter with an income source
    • Over 50% of our residents moved into stable housing

    Take a Tour!

    Contact us to schedule a tour at 303-294-0241.

    How can you help?

    Learn how you can make a difference. Click here to VOLUNTEERClick here to DONATE.

    Contact Us

    2301 Lawrence Street
    Denver, CO 80205
    Phone: 303-294-0241
    Fax: 303-294-9523
    Email Address: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    Support a Denver donor family for the 11th year!

    For the 11th year, a generous Denver family is hosting a Kids’ Shoes Campaign for homeless children at Samaritan House. This family won’t rest until every single child at the Samaritan House has new shoes. Please consider supporting this cause. The 2015 goal is $4,000 to provide with new shoes to children in need. Support “Kids' Shoes” on the family’s personal Go Fund Me page. Click here to HELP.

  • It’s not just a place to sleep.
    We provide a temporary home, a place for new beginnings.

    Each of our residents is matched with a case manager who helps him/her navigate our 120-day Levels Program. Each resident commits to goals that will help them obtain stable income and housing.

    We supply about 50% of the shelter housing available to families in the Denver area.

    120-Day Levels Program Requirements

    • Attend “Employment” and “Life Skills” class series
    • Attend “Housing” and “Money Management” class series
    • Regularly submit “Job Search” and “Housing Search” logs
    • Regularly deposit earnings into a supervised, personal housing fund
    • Meet regularly with Case Manager

    Our Permanent Shelter Accommodations

    • Men’s Dorm with 126 beds
    • Women’s Dorm with 48 beds
    • 21 Family Rooms, for up to 75 children
    • Overflow space for 100, additional men

    Special Programs for Special Needs

    We offer special programs that cater to the needs of families, singles, and veterans including:

    • Individualized plans and treatment programs
    • An employment center with computers and Internet
    • Faith-based classes
    • Individual and family counseling (in coordination with our Regina Caeli Clinical Counseling)
    • Parent-child connection groups
    • Tutoring
    • School enrollment assistance
    • On-site health care clinic
    • Assistance securing benefits
    • Dental assistance onsite, once a month
    • Rental assistance (for those who qualify, in coordination with our St. Veronica’s Outreach Ministry [otherwise known as our “Emergency Assistance” program])
    • Legal aid
    • Transportation assistance on a limited basis for those seeking work
    • Motel vouchers and food stamps distribution on-site
  • Volunteers are truly the backbone of our operations.
    We could not have the same impact without the help of volunteers.


    The Value of Volunteers

    • Over 14,209 hours of generous service last year
    • Over 352 volunteers last year
    • Donated hours mean money saved, and THAT means more help, for more people.

    Want to volunteer?

    Please consider joining our team. Your time truly makes an impact!

    Currently, we are seeking volunteers willing to commit to a minimum of 3-6 months of routine service. All volunteers must be at least 16 years of age, though certain positions may require a higher age minimum. To volunteer at Samaritan House, we ask you complete our orientation. PLEASE NOTE: space is limited so please e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to reserve your spot at an upcoming orientation.

    2015 Orientation Schedule
    Time: 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
    Location: 2301 Lawrence St., Denver, CO 80205

    Sun., January 11th
    Sun., February 8th
    Sun., March 29th
    Sun., April 19th
    Sun., May 17th
    Sun., June 14th
    Sun., July 12th
    Sun., August 30th
    Sun., September 13th
    Sun., October 18th
    Sun., November 15th
    Sun., December 6th

    All sessions are followed by an optional tour of the facilities.

    To register, contact Lyric Raub, volunteer coordinator for Samaritan House, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .


    Click here to review current Volunteer Opportunities at The Samaritan House.

    Samaritan House hosts a "Called to Protect" Class prior to each orientation session, from 12 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. All staff and volunteers of Catholic Charities are required to have completed the "Called to Protect" Class before serving within any agency program. Click here to learn more.

    Click here to contact us.

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    November 15th

    December 6th

  • Common items our residents need include:

    Items marked by ** are our greatest needs at present.

    • Baby Items
      • Baby wipes
      • Diapers-sizes 4, 5, 6 (biggest need)
      • Pack & Plays
      • Pull-ups
      • Strollers
    • ** Bus Passes
    • Calendars (prefer pocket calendars for 2013)
    • Clothing
      • ** Pants, all sizes
      • Socks - White Tube Socks
      • ** Underwear, new, all sizes
      • ** Work Boots (Sizes 10, 11 and 12)
      • Work Dress Shoes (black preferred, no slip)
    • Household items
      • Air Mattresses
      • Crockpots (for aftercare clients)
      • Dishes/pots and pans (for aftercare clients)
      • TV/DVD Player (for floor activities/classes)
    • Office Supplies
      • ** Flash Drives
    • ** Phonecards - prepaid, local
    • Teen items (cologne/perfume, teen games, makeup, clothes, walkmans)
    • Toiletries
      • ** Bath gels
      • ** Lotions
      • ** Men's Deodorant
      • ** Razors, double/triple blades
      • ** Shampoo
      • ** Skin conditioners
      • ** Soap bars
      • ** Toothpaste, sample size
      • ** Women's Deodorant
      • Women's Razors
    • ** Tools/Toolboxes
    **Due to limited storage, we are NOT able to take large TV’s or furniture.**

    Drop-Off Location:
    2301 Lawrence Street
    Denver, CO 80205

    Our Donation Drop-Off Door is open daily from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Please call 303-294-0241 for additional information..