'The Mission' Homeless Shelter

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    We help people threatened by homelessness

    • Families
    • Single men & women
    • Veterans
    • Seniors

    We accept our clients as there are. All those who come to us are treated with dignity and respect.

    We provide

    • A warm bed, clean linens, and toiletries
    • A hot meal
    • A community atmosphere

    Our Case Managers

    • Partner one-on-one with each client
    • Empower each client to help themselves
    • Teach regular classes on life skills
    • Provide community resources and referrals

     We make an impact

    • Last year, we served 755 homeless individuals, including 40 families.
    • This past year, 95% of those residents receiving case management successfully graduated from our Levels Program
    • We provided 21,229 nights of shelter to 755 individuals

    Take a Tour!

    Contact us to schedule a tour, 970-484-5010.

    How can you help?

    VOLUNTEER | DONATE

  • 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.

    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

    • Men’s Dorm with 18 beds
    • Women’s Dorm with 6 beds
    • Four, separate Family Rooms

    Our Emergency “Overflow” Shelter

    • Men’s room with 24 beds
    • Four additional beds for women or families

    Our Veteran’s Program

    • Shelters up to 16 men
    • Provides veterans with 24/7 access to a housing facility
    • Connects veterans to case management services
    • Assists veterans in obtaining:
      • Income and Benefits
      • Stable Housing
      • Physical and Mental Health Services.
  • We feed hungry men, women and children.

    We serve 3 free meals a day -- every day of the year.

    How many meals?

    • 217 meals per day
    • 1,522 meals per week
    • 79,116 meals per year

    Our Hospitality Kitchen

    • Awarded 2012 “Excellent” Rating by Larimer County Health Department
    • We only spend $2.15/meal thanks to generous donors and volunteers
    • Our low budget-per-meal means more meals, for more people!

    Want to volunteer?

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

  • Volunteers are our backbone.

    Donated hours means money saved. And that means more help, for more people.

    Meet Gary. He conquered addiction. Now, he volunteers.

    Gary arrived at the Mission shelter in a hard battle against alcoholism. He soon discovered incredible support in his peers, his case manager, and the shelter staff.

    By the end of the 120-Day Levels Program, Gary had secured his own apartment – an apartment where he still lives today.

    Now, Gary comes back every day to volunteer. He happily helps in the kitchen and washes dishes. He also finds time to sit and chat with his peers, encouraging them in their own journey.

    Gary loves his new apartment, but he loves his new Mission family even more. We love Gary in return. We thank him for his kindness and generosity!

    The Value of Volunteers

    • Over 9,000 hours of generous service each year
    • Over 1,000 volunteers total, serving both The Mission and The Hospitality Kitchen

    Want to volunteer?

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

  • Our Top-Ten needed items at The Mission include:

    1. Gift Cards (Grocery/Gas)
    2. Coffee
    3. Bike accessories (locks, lights, patch kits, etc.)
    4. Socks (New)
    5. Sweat Pants (L & XL in Men and Women – New)
    6. Two Blade or more Razors
    7. Ear Plugs
    8. Fresh Fruit/Vegetables
    9. Hoodies/Sweat Shirts (L & XL Men and Women - New)
    10. Winter gloves (Men and Women)

    Please call 970-484-5010 for additional information and hours of operation.