Denver Rescue Mission’s Lawrence Street Shelter is the Mission’s most well-known and most recognizable location. It provides emergency care to the poor and homeless and is an entry point for many of our New Life Program participants.
Open 365 days a year, the Lawrence Street Shelter offers 200 beds, and up to 100 additional cots during inclement weather, for a total of 300 male-only overnight guests. Men, women and families also have access to food boxes and clothing. Our clinic, located here, provides medical care (mainly for program residents) and referrals. Daily chapel and Sunday church services are offered for all; however, chapel attendance is not required in order to enjoy a meal or a bed.
Men wishing to make positive life changes by entering our New Life Program also stay at the shelter during a probationary period known as “program candidacy.”