Fact Sheets and FAQ's

Frequently Asked Questions

What does Denver Rescue Mission do?

Denver Rescue Mission meets the needs of those experiencing poverty and homelessness through emergency services, community outreach, long-term rehabilitation programs, transitional programs, and assistance for permanent housing. Since 1892, the Mission has been changing lives in our community.

To learn about specific services and programs, click the Get Help button at the top of the page or call 303.297.1815.

Where is Denver Rescue Mission located?

We have six different locations throughout Denver and two in northern Colorado. Each location serves a unique and vital role in helping address the issues related to homelessness and in helping those experiencing homelessness return to society as productive, self-sufficient citizens.

How do I volunteer at Denver Rescue Mission?

Volunteers are the life-blood of Denver Rescue Mission. Short-term and long-term opportunities are available including serving meals, sorting clothing, becoming a mentor, and more!

Becoming a volunteer is easy. Simply create a volunteer profile and choose a serving shift and facility that works with your schedule. (We do ask that you sign up to volunteer and not show up unannounced.)

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For more information, call our volunteer hotline at 303.953.3955.

Can I donate online?

Monetary donations can be made online, by mail or by phone.

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Does Denver Rescue Mission participate in any door-to-door solicitation?

Denver Rescue Mission does not support, partner or benefit from any individuals or companies claiming to raise funds through door-to-door solicitations.

If you have any questions of our involvement in a fundraising program, please contact us at 303.297.1815

What types of donations do you accept?

The Mission always needs non-perishable food, clothing, hygiene items, furniture, and household items. Electric washing machines, dryers, and stoves are accepted in working condition.

We do not accept the following:
  • Upholstered furniture with pet hair or pet damage
  • Computers, computer monitors and televisions
  • Waterbed frames or mattresses
  • Gas appliances
  • Refrigerators
  • Freezers
  • Outdoor appliances
  • Exercise equipment
  • King size beds
  • Built-in appliances
  • Paint
  • Flammable or corrosive chemicals
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Used toys

For more information, call our Ministry Outreach Center at 303.313.2413.

Where can I drop off donations?

Donations can be dropped off at these Denver Rescue Mission locations:

Lawrence Street Shelter

Hours: 7 A.M. to 7 P.M.

1130 Park Ave. West Denver, CO 80205

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Ministry Outreach Center

Hours: 8:30 A.M. to 4:30 P.M.

5725 E. 39th Avenue Denver, CO 80207

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Do you pick up donations?

We offer free pickups for furniture and large items. We do not pick up clothing, food or household items.

Pickups should be scheduled a week in advance. Appointments are available on weekday mornings.

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What is Denver Rescue Mission's Tax I.D. #?

The Mission's tax I.D. number is 84-6038762.

Does Denver Rescue Mission provide rental assistance?

The Mission’s STAR Program provides transitional housing at The Crossing, and our Family Rescue Ministry provides assistance for permanent housing. These are the only transitional and assistance programs available.

Does Denver Rescue Mission provide assistance with utilities?

No. Please contact your local city/county for assistance programs.

How can I receive assistance with food, clothing or furniture?

The Client Services department at our Ministry Outreach Center provides a wide range of emergency services including food boxes, clothing and furniture, while also offering emotional and spiritual support.