As the face of homelessness changes,
so must the solution.

People experiencing homelessness have basic human needs that will forever remain the same—
food, shelter and safety. But as other factors like Denver’s housing market, the nationwide opioid
epidemic and family homelessness become more complex, the faces of homelessness are
beginning to change, and so are the needs.

5,755

people are experiencing
homelessness in Denver

35%

are homeless due
to substance abuse

9%

are homeless due to
domestic violence

1,402

families with children
under 18

More than 940 of the total homeless population are unsheltered, living on the streets, under bridges, in cars or abandoned buildings or camping in open areas.

Statistics provided by Metro Denver Homeless Initiative: MDHI.org/PIT_Reports

The Long Road Home

Whether it’s growing up in a broken family, suffering crippling depression and anxiety or struggling with a years-long drug addiction—many of those experiencing homelessness in Denver don’t know a life beyond hardship. For these lost souls, the road home is long and hard. A meal and a bed are just the start. But it’s a start you can provide with your support today.

The lasting solution means
reaching the root cause

Changing lives for the long term means more than providing band-aid solutions. At Denver Rescue Mission, we are committed to helping people identify and address reaching the root causes of homelessness in their lives—and addressing it by all while walking alongside them with the transformative love of Jesus Christ.