- 2323 Curtis Street Denver, CO 80205
- Main Phone Number
- TTY/TDD for Hearing Impaired
- Monday – Friday, 6:10 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Saturday – Sunday, 6:10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
- Day services are closed from 12:00 – 3:15 p.m. on the 3rd Wednesday of each month for staff meetings, and twice annually for staff retreats.
Every day, on average, approximately 800 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
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: Monday-Friday, 8:00 – 3:00 (3rd Wednesday of each month, 8:00 – 12:00)
- Saturday-Sunday, 8:30 – 12:00
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 (access to existing storage): Monday-Friday, 8:00 – 3:00 (3rd Wednesday, 8:00 – 12:00)
- Saturday-Sunday, 8:30 – 12:00
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
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
Other: SFC has clothing irons, shoe polish, games, hair dryers and curling irons, books and magazines for guests to use and enjoy
Meals: Catholic Worker Soup Kitchen prepares and serves a meal at 3:00 on Wednesday and Friday (no meal served the 3rd Wednesday of each month)
- Monday – Thursday, 8:00a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
- Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
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, birth certificates and Social Security cards
- Finding and applying to housing
- Assistance with understanding forms, letters and paperwork
- Budgeting income from work and/or Social Security
- Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
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:
Health Clinic: We partner with Stout Street Health Center (SSHC) to provide physician-level care and pharmacy services five days a week at the clinic (located next to the shelter). The clinic features one physician, one nurse practitioner, one physician’s assistant, a pharmacy, as well as offering blood tests, referrals for chest x-rays, MRIs, and other services.
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.
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
- Catholic Worker Soup Kitchen
- 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 – CHUM