Poverty and Homelessness Reduction works to reduce poverty and homelessness through community engagement, partnership development, and helping shape policy. We work collaboratively across the region to improve systems, elevate people, reduce displacement, and expand opportunities and services. We strive to lead and coordinate initiatives related to homelessness, housing, and quality of life.
Want to help with homelessness outreach? Volunteers must commit to volunteer one shift per month for at least six months. Please email your volunteer application and volunteer waiver to Lindsey Earl and we will schedule a volunteer orientation.
Adams County Day Works
Adams County Day Works is a low-to no-barrier employment program for people experiencing homelessness. In partnership with Bayaud Enterprises, the purpose of this program is to provide day labor opportunities for participants while working towards permanent employment. For more information on Adams County Day Works, please visit adcogov.org/dayworks.
Outreach connects us with people experiencing homelessness, understand their needs in services, and provide resource navigation. Outreach efforts received funding from the Colorado Department of Local Affairs’ (DOLA) Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG). Adams County works with its municipal partners to collaborate and align outreach efforts. For outreach support, please contact Heather McClure at 720.688.1607.
Mobile Shower and Mobile Laundry Services
Shower and laundry trucks will be available for people experiencing homelessness and will be stationed during the summer months. During the winter, the mobile laundry service will be running at Crossroads Church in Northglenn on Tuesdays from 9 a.m. to noon. Indoor showers are also available at Crossroads Church. Click here to view a short video of the program.
Point-in-Time (PIT) Count
The Point-in-Time (PIT) Count is a snapshot of literal homelessness on a single night, which helps communities understand trends and the needs of those staying in sheltered and unsheltered situations across the region. Due to COVID-19, there will be no unsheltered count this year. The sheltered count will take place on the night of Feb. 25.
Severe Weather Activation Plan (SWAP)
SWAP is a severe weather response in collaboration with Adams County Government and Almost Home. From October to April, SWAP assesses and administers hotel/motel stays when the weather poses a threat to the well-being and/or lives of people sleeping or living outdoors during the winter months. For general information and to sign up for activation notifications, please visit almosthomeonline.org/swap.
For more information about health and human services in Adams County, including rent and mortgage assistance, utility assistance, emergency shelters, childhood immunizations, food pantries, SNAP benefit enrollment, childcare centers, or COVID-19 testing, search the 2-1-1 database at 211Colorado.org, text your zip code to 898-211*, or call 2-1-1.