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Sleeping outside is easier in summer. - J. ADRIAN STANLEY
  • J. Adrian Stanley
  • Sleeping outside is easier in summer.

I just went outside, and let me assure you, it's awful out there.

The weather is frigid, and so windy that random objects have become dangerous projectiles. I don't even want to walk to my car.

So my sympathies go out to all of you who depend on public transportation to get home, or worse, don't have a home. For those in the latter group, please know that you don't have to sleep outside tonight. The city and nonprofits have set up several emergency shelters with very low requirements for entry.

Most will open at 7 p.m. tonight. So check the following list and decide which shelter is right for you:
Emergency Winter Shelters in Colorado Springs

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — As winter temperatures arrive this week, the City of Colorado Springs reminds citizens of emergency winter shelters for those in need.

EMERGENCY WINTER SHELTER FOR ADULT MEN AND WOMEN
Emergency Winter Shelter Operated by The Salvation Army
505 S. Weber Street
Colorado Springs, CO 80903

Shelter Direct: 719.632.2054

100 beds (152 max occupancy)

Operates November 1 to April 15

The Emergency Winter Shelter is open from 7pm to 7am daily. Check in begins at 6pm. This is a low barrier shelter, however, guests are required to provide ID or a police referral for entry. The shelter provides daily storage for large items and can accommodate companion animals.

Springs Rescue Mission
5 West Las Vegas
Colorado Springs, CO 80903

Shelter Direct: 719.884.2758

To Register for Lottery: 719.632.1822
sarahs@springsrescuemission.org

57 beds (57 max occupancy)

Operates November 1 to April 15

Shelter is available to any person age 18 or older who self identifies as having no shelter and who seeks a safe environment for the night. Beds will be filled via a lottery from all persons registering by 11:30am on a daily basis, Monday through Friday. The results of the lottery are posted by 3:00pm. Friday’s shelter roster will be in effect for Saturday and Sunday nights as well. Check in begins no later than 6:00pm.

EMERGENCY WINTER SHELTER FOR FAMILIES WITH CHILDREN
The Salvation Army R. J. Montgomery Center
709 South Sierra Madre
Colorado Springs, CO 80903

Shelter Direct: 719.578.9190-0
Operates year round, though families will be accommodated through the overflow program model during winter months if they do not meet the criteria for The Salvation Army’s regular sheltering program.
On an urgent need basis, families with children can be accommodated temporarily at the Emergency Winter Shelter operated by The Salvation Army at 505 S. Weber Street.

EMERGENCY WINTER SHELTER FOR UNACCOMPANIED YOUTH

Unaccompanied youth under age 18 CANNOT be accommodated at The Salvation Army or Springs Rescue Mission shelters.
Urban Peak Colorado Springs
423 East Cucharras St
Colorado Springs, CO 80903

Shelter Direct: 719.630.3223
After hours, please listen to the full message – they will have information on how to contact for after-hours urgent situations.

Youth ages 15 through 20 (21 or older not allowed)
20 beds (20 max capacity)

Operates year round.
YEAR ROUND SHELTERS
Adult Men and Women and Families with Children
The Salvation Army RJ Montgomery New Hope Center
709 South Sierra Madre
Colorado Springs, CO 80903

719.578.9190-0

200 beds (225 max capacity)
100 beds for men
100 beds for women and women with children


Unaccompanied Youth

Urban Peak Colorado Springs
423 East Cucharras St
Colorado Springs, CO 80903

719.630.3223
Youth ages 15 through 20 (21 or older not allowed)

20 beds (20 max capacity)

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