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Meals

If you or your loved ones are in immediate need of food, you are welcome to dine at our Lawrence Street Community Center, open every day of the year. The center serves three meals daily:

  • Breakfast: 6:30 A.M.
  • Lunch: 11:30 A.M.
  • Dinner: 6:30 P.M.*

 

*Dinner is available only for men staying overnight in one of the Mission's three shelter locations. Families and women in need will be referred to various partner ministries near our Lawrence Street Community Center. These ministries are also equipped to serve women and families experiencing homelessness in other unique ways.

 

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Overnight Shelter

For Men

If you are homeless and want to escape the dangers of sleeping on the street, you are welcome at one of the Mission's three overnight shelter facilities:

  • Lawrence Street Shelter
  • Holly Center
  • 48th Street Center (owned by the City of Denver, but operated by the Mission)

 

Shelter is available 365 days a year and can accommodate hundreds of men each night.

All guests must sign up at the Lawrence Street Shelter to be entered into the bed assignment system.

For more information, contact us at 303.297.1815.

 

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For Women and Children

If you are a woman experiencing homelessness and are seeking immediate shelter for you and your children, please call 303.297.1815 to be referred to an appropriate shelter.

Daytime Courtyard

Anyone is welcome to visit our Lawrence Street Community Center to find a safe place to be during the day. The drug- and alcohol-free environment provides a temporary day-time solution for you or your loved ones. Guests can also learn about our long-term programs.

The courtyard is available from 6:30 A.M. – 9:00 P.M.

 

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Restrooms & Showers

Restrooms

Clean restrooms are available to anyone in need at our Lawrence Street Community Center from 6:30 A.M. to 9:00 P.M. daily.

Showers

Showers are also available to both men and women in need at our Lawrence Street Community Center.

Shower Sign-ups

Showers are available on a first-come first-serve basis, and guests must sign up for a shower in advance. Shower sign-ups are available from 8:30 A.M. to 2:00 P.M..

Shower Availability

Shower time slots are available for guests from 8:00 A.M. to 4:30 P.M.

Resource Room

If you need a towel, soap, or other hygiene items, the Resource Room is available to provide these items free of charge from 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M..

 

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Laundry

Our laundry services are available through the Resource Room at the Lawrence Street Community Center.

The laundry services are drop-off only. You will receive a ticket when you drop off your laundry. Once your laundry is washed and dried, you can turn in your laundry ticket to pick up your clothing.

Laundry services are available from 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M..

 

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Basic Health Services

Please be advised that Mission program participants receive priority scheduling and services. Always call first or visit the clinic to schedule and confirm appointments. To learn more, please call the clinic at 303.294.0157 or visit the clinic, which is located inside our Lawrence Street Shelter.

Clinic Hours
  • Monday through Friday: 8:30 A.M. to 4:00 P.M.
  • Saturday: 8:30 A.M. to 12:00 P.M.
Services Available

The following services are available to those in need who cannot receive them under any other coverage. For our guests from the general public, we only offer the following acute services.

Medical

Complimentary over-the-counter medicine samples are available on a limited basis.

Optical

As a guest, you may receive a complimentary optical eye exam (limited availability). Guests who are not participating in our programs will need a current prescription and will pay a nominal fee for both single lens and bifocal eyeglasses (1-pair per 12-month period).

Dental

Complimentary dental extractions are open to guests who are not participating in our programs with scheduled appointments and based on availability. General dental repair is reserved for Mission program participants only.

Chiropractic

Complimentary chiropractic services are offered with scheduled appointments

Miscellaneous

Complimentary HIV testing performed monthly and seasonal flu shots are usually available.

 

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Meals

Anyone in need is welcome to join us for a meal at our Lawrence Street Community Center.

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Overnight Shelter

Need a place to sleep at night? Find out more about our shelter options and other resources for families and women and children.

 

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Daytime Courtyard

Our community center offers a safe and drug-free place for people experiencing homelessness to be during the day.

 

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Showers & Restrooms

We offer clean restrooms and showers at our Lawrence Street Community Center to anyone in need.

 

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Laundry Services

Guests are welcome to sign up to have their laundry washed for free at our Lawrence Street Community Center.

 

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Basic Health Services

Our Clinic offers basic medical services to people in need who cannot receive them under any other coverage.

 

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Where do I find these emergency services?

These emergency services are available at our Lawrence Street Shelter and Lawrence Street Community Center. Our emergency services are designed to meet the immediate needs of people experiencing homelessness and are not a substitute for immediate medical or law enforcement needs.

If you need immediate medical attention or law enforcement services, please call 911.

 
 

Next Step Services

 

Some people who come to us for help don’t need an immersive, long-term program to become self-sufficient. Instead, a temporary bed, meals and some basic assistance and education is enough to jump-start their journey toward a new life. For these people, the Mission offers a selection of services we call Next Step. As a Next Step participant, guests receive:

  • A consistent bed, instead of being entered into the nightly lottery system that normally distributes bed assignments
  • Access to basic life-skills classes Bible studies (also open to regular guests)
  • Accountability (participants must remain drug and alcohol free)
  • Assistance with various legal needs
  • Assistance accessing government, unemployment or disability benefits when available
  • Other basic case management assistance

Thanks to the support of faithful donors in our community, we’re able to offer a wide variety of services to help people take the next step in overcoming poverty and homelessness.

To learn more about Next Step, visit us at the Lawrence Street Community Center, call 303.291.4682 or email NextStepIntake@DenRescue.org

“Thanks to the Mission, I’m better equipped to take life head-on than I was when I came to Denver. I’m so grateful for that.”

— Jeff, Next Step participant