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Homeless Students

The McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act provides help for students who live in any of the following situations:


  • In a shelter, motel, vehicle, or campground
  • On the street
  • In an abandoned building, trailer, or other inadequate accomodations
  • "Doubled up" with friends or relatives because their family cannot find or afford housing

The DCSD Homeless Liaison provides assistance with:

  • Accountability for educational services in accordance with federal mandates
  • Case management of homeless students
  • Resource to school staff and training
  • Community resoource referral information

The DCSD Homeless Education Program provides assistance with:

  • Program enrollment
  • Transportaion to school of origin
  • Free lunch
  • Back pack and school supplies
  • Resource referrals

♦ Rights of Homeless Children and Youth

♦ Rights of Students Displaced by Disasters

Resources for Families and Youth

211 Colorado
Dialing code for free access to health & human services information & referrals


CCH- Colorado Coalition for Homeless
Emergency Services/ Motel Vouchers
2111 Champa Street


Crisis Center
Domestic violence services


Family Tree
Family Tree provides a broad range of services and shelter to families and youth of metro Denver
Domestic Violence Crisis Line: (303) 420-6752
Homelessness Programs Hotline: (303) 467-2604


Housing Information

Family & Senior Homeless Initiative
Provides first month’s rent & deposit for qualified homeless families and seniors

The Douglas County Housing Partnership
Home buyer education, housing referrals, foreclosure mediation, down-payment assistance

Douglas County Veteran’s Affairs
support for veterans and their families, emergency assistance



Parker Task Force
Serving Parker, Elizabeth and Franktown; food bank and emergency assistance 303-841-3460

Douglas/Elbert Task Force
Emergency assistance, food bank, clothing/household items 303-688-1114

Food bank, emergency assistance


Valley View Cares
food bank serving Roxborough and west Highlands Ranch


St. Vincent de Paul Society/ St. Francis of Assisi
Food bank twice a month


Fresh Harvest Food Bank
Food bank, clothing, wellness packs


Douglas County Human Services
Food stamps, Medicaid, emergency assistance, energy assistance, child care assistance and financial support

Arapahoe/Douglas Works
Employment and job search assistance; training
Castle Rock: 303-688-4825 X5037
Greenwood Village: 303-636-1160


Tri County Health Department
Immunizations, WIC, Family Planning, Birth Certificates


Douglas County Libraries
GED prep/ testing, adult ESL, literacy programs


Douglas County WrapArounD
303-688-4825 x5327
Youth and family resources, facilitation for families with complex issues

Doctors Care
Medical care on a sliding fee scale, can include the Doctor’s Care program, lab services, hospital inpatient care, prescriptions 303-730-1313


All Health Network
Mental and behavioral health, addiction resources, counseling


Unaccompanied Youth Shelters

Urban Peak

1630 S. Acoma Street
Denver 303-777-9198

National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth

Comitis Crisis Center
Serving children, teens and young adults.  24 hour crisis line, 24 hour emergency walk in service and counseling