Day Center Services

2323 Curtis Street
Denver, CO 80205
Main Phone Number
TTY/TDD for Hearing Impaired


Core Services

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, 7:00 am – 3:00 pm 
Wednesday, 7:00 am – 1:00 pm 
Saturday – Sunday, 7:00 am – 2:00 pm 
Day Center services close at 12 pm on the 3rd Wednesday of each month for staff meetings, and close all day twice annually for staff retreats.

Programs & Services

Every day, on average, approximately 600 men and women come to St. Francis Center’s shelter seeking emergency assistance during daytime hours. At the shelter, these men and women receive help to address their immediate needs. Services offered include:

Showers: soap, shampoo, towels, and other items are provided

  • Shower Hours: 7 am – 2 pm (M,T,TH,F); 7 am-Noon (Wed); 7 am – 1 pm (Sat/Sun)

Phones: phones are available for guests to make local calls, and our phone number can be used for guests to receive calls. We will take messages, which will be held for 7 days

Mail: anyone may receive mail at SFC. A government-issued photo ID is required to pick-up mail. Mail is kept for 7 days, after which time is it returned to its sender

  • Mail Hours: 8 am – 2 pm (M,T,TH,F); 8 am – 1 pm (W); 8 am – 2 pm (Sat/Sun)

Storage: SFC provides storage for 550 people, and is available for guests as long as needed, but must be renewed every 30 days. Storage is limited to personal belongings that will fit into a 30-gallon plastic bag. New storage spaces are given out on a first-come, first-served basis Monday-Friday

  • Storage Hours: 8 am – 2 pm (M,T,TH,F); 8 am – 1 pm (W); 8 am – 2 pm (Sat/Sun)

Off Site Storage: You may only have a storage space at one location. Size, limitations, and distribution are the same as our main storage, however the hours are slightly different.

  • Storage Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00 am  – 3:00 pm (Wednesday from 7:30 am – 3:00 pm and 3rd Wednesday, 8:00 am – 12:00 pm)
  • Storage access is not yet available on weekends
  • Come in person to update your storage.

Clothing: Access to the clothing room is offered in exchange for performing a cleaning chore. Chores are assigned and performed at specific times each morning, afternoon, and evening

  • Clothing Room Hours (session 1): 10:00 am – 11 am (Every Day)
  • Clothing Room Hours (session 2): 2 pm – 3 pm (M, T, TH, F)
  • Clothing Room Hours (weekend session 2): 1:15 pm – 2 pm (Sat/Sun)

Cell Phone Charging: Guests may charge a cell phone at SFC. Phones are checked in and out, and kept secure

Notary: Notary services are available at SFC. A government-issued photo ID is required. Available on a limited basis.

Other: SFC has clothing irons, shoe polish, games, hair dryers and curling irons, books and magazines for guests to use and enjoy

Social Services

Programs & Services

Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Finding oneself homeless is overwhelming. SFC’s on-site Social Services team provides the opportunity for guests to meet one-on-one with staff. Through listening and engaging in conversation, assistance is determined with each guest the next steps to take in the journey to move out of homelessness.

Guests come to SFC with a variety of questions and concerns, and needs. The Social Services team can provide assistance with:

  • Basic orientation to obtaining shelter, food and clothing
  • Securing bus fare to get to a medical appointment
  • Assistance in procuring ID’s and Social Security cards
  • Help with housing applications and move-in assistance in qualifying circumstances
  • Assistance with understanding forms, letters and paperwork
  • Family Reunification: Case managers help men and women locate family members, and provide funds for transportation when family members offer to provide housing



Tuesday-Friday, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Programs & Services

The Wellness Office has dedicated staff members who provide coordinated physical and mental healthcare options to SFC guests through partnerships with and referrals to local health networks. Services provided include:

Mental Health and Substance Abuse Treatment: A mental health specialist provides counseling, crisis intervention, and referrals for access to medication and for substance treatment programs. Additionally, they lead trainings for SFC staff on mental health and substance abuse issues

Ear Acupuncture: licensed acupuncturists trained in NADA’s (National Acupuncture Detoxification Association) 5-point ear acuDetox protocol offer weekly 30 minute sessions that provide relief from stress and addiction cravings.

Hepatitis C Testing and Resources: Through a partnership with Liver Health Connection, SFC guests can receive a free and confidential hepatitis C test, and get the results in about 20 minutes.

Foot Clinic:This is an annual service offered by the University of Colorado College of Nursing. Nursing students offer comprehensive foot care, callus removal, and nail care to guests at SFC.

On-Site Partners

St. Francis Center collaborates on-site with the following partners to provide our guests with additional services:

  • Denver Human Services
  • Veterans Administration
  • Denver Health TB Clinic
  • Mental Health America of Colorado
  • Mental Health Center of Denver

In addition, St. Francis Center works with many other community partners to provide services, including:

  • Colorado Coalition for the Homeless
  • Downtown Denver Partnership
  • Metro Denver Homeless Initiative
  • Denver’s Road Home
  • Mile High United Way
  • Women’s Homeless Initiative – CHUM4