Our programs and services are designed to help anyone experiencing homelessness connect with solutions that best fit their unique situation. Whether you need emergency services like meals and shelter, or a more long-term solution like our rehabilitation and transitional programs, we are here to help.
Want a quick way to reference and share our services with others? Our Service Guide is a perfect way to quickly see all our services and the address of each location where those services are available.
Emergency services like meals, shelter, laundry, restrooms, and our Next Step services are available at our Lawrence Street Community Center. Our goal is that these short-term solutions help you gain some stability and a path out of homelessness. Use the links below to find out more about each service we offer.
“I don’t have any family here, so it was beneficial to stay here at the Mission. Within a matter of days, I was in [Next Step]. Once I got connected with a case manager, I started tackling some barriers that were keeping me from employment. Getting an ID was one of them. This is what the case managers do here—they steer you in the right direction. I give credit to the staff members. They’re gifted. They’re here because they care, and they show it.”Larry, Next Step community member
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.
Emergency shelter is available 365 days a year and can accommodate hundreds of men each night. 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.
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 daytime solution for you or your loved ones.
Our Next Step services help men experiencing homelessness take steps toward stability by addressing basic needs like food, shelter and job skills.
If you have suffered from addiction, abuse or other destructive habits, we invite you to join the Mission’s New Life Program to make a lasting change in your life. In the program, participants are given the opportunity to become productive, self-sufficient members of society.
“I had no interest in life anymore. I was down; I was hurting. But Denver Rescue Mission, and their supporters, gave that back to me.”Brooks, New Life Program Graduate
While in the program, you may be able to earn your GED or go on to higher education. Some qualifying graduates also receive a vehicle. Progress in the program brings increased responsibility and freedom, the reward of graduation, and a new life!
The four main goals of the program are to see long-term change in the following areas:
Drug and alcohol abuse, poor financial decisions, unhealthy relationships and other destructive habits can cause anyone to think a “new life” is out of reach. Our goal is to see New Life Program participants like you transformed by overcoming destructive habits. By immersing yourself in the program, you will receive the help you need and experience victory over life-draining behaviors.
In the New Life Program, you will learn to build and maintain healthy community relationships. These relationships encourage accountability and foster continued productive participation in society.
As you advance through the program and pursue financial goals you set alongside Mission staff, you will eventually obtain sustainable, full-time employment or equivalent income.
Finally, the ultimate goal of the New Life Program is to see each participant graduate and provide for their own sustainable housing needs.
New Life Program participants must be:
You will begin your journey as a program candidate at The Crossing, located at 6090 Smith Road in Northeast Denver. As a program candidate, you will learn about the program, receive health and case management screenings and participate in Mission outreaches and activities.
The program candidacy period begins with a 30-day restriction to the facility. After the restriction, candidacy may last an additional 90 days. As a New Life Program participant, you will be eligible for employment or school outside of the program after approximately 8 months.The New Life Program can take up to 6-12 months to complete.
Getting Started at The Crossing
Getting Started at Harvest Farm
Many New Life Program graduates also participate in our Post-Graduate Program, which provides further mentoring, accountability, counseling, and financial assistance. Graduates also mentor others, as well as volunteer for the Mission while continuing random drug tests.
Homelessness is a struggle that affects anyone, sometimes even despite having regular income. Our transitional programs are designed to help you find long-term stability while you transition out of homelessness. Use the links below to find out more about each of the transitional programs we offer.
“STAR is teaching us to develop better habits, and they work well with kids. When the girls get home from school they go to reading and writing club in the Denver Broncos Youth Center. They get tutoring and help with their homework there.”Jeanette, STAR Transitional Program Participant
If you are an individual or family wishing to rebuild your life and achieve self-sufficiency, you are invited to participate in our STAR transitional program at The Crossing.
The Mission’s Family Rescue Ministry provides families and seniors in need with mentors from the community and assistance with their first month’s rent and deposit toward a long-term housing solution.
If you and your family recently came to the United States from another country and have limited relational and material support, you are invited to receive assistance through our Family Refugee Services.
If you are in need of help with food, clothing, furniture, or other household items for yourself or your family, we invite you to take advantage of our Community Outreach services available at our Ministry Outreach Center. These services are designed to provide assistance to those who are struggling to provide for their own needs, especially women, families and the elderly. Use the links below to find out more about each service we offer.
“You have no idea how much this means to me. I just moved here, and it’s helpful to have the Mission here to provide some stability while I get my footing.”Althea
If you and your family cannot afford food at this time, the Mission can provide you with food from our food pantry once a month. Please be ready to present a valid photo ID before you receive any items.
Clothing is available for those in need at the Ministry Outreach Center. Please be ready to present a valid photo ID before you receive clothing. Clothing sizes and availability are subject to change based on donations from the community.
Our Commodity Assistance Partner program allows us to partner with other non-profits in their efforts to serve Colorado’s homeless population.
Are you or a loved one experiencing homelessness and need immediate assistance with meals, shelter, and other daytime services? You don’t have to face these challenges alone. We’re here to help!
Have you suffered from homelessness, addiction or other difficulties and want to make a lasting change in your life? The New Life Program is free, long-term, in-house rehabilitation for men. We’re here to help you become self-sufficient.
Are you a family, senior or individual struggling with homelessness despite having employment or steady income? Our STAR Transitional Program helps families and individuals save money and transition out of homelessness.
Do you need help providing food, clothing, or other household items for yourself or your family? We invite you to learn more about our Community Outreach services available at our Ministry Outreach Center.