City Temporarily Shifts Homeless Services Location to Reduce COVID-19 Social Spread
As of March 16, Coordinated Entry and Path to Home Navigation were relocated from 30th Street to the Boulder Shelter for the Homeless in north Boulder.
The City of Boulder is working closely with Boulder County, the Boulder Office of Emergency Management and local partners to meet the unique needs of community members experiencing homelessness.
To protect staff, clients and shelter residents, Coordinated Entry, the first step to receiving homeless services in Boulder County, will conduct assessments via phone until further notice. Anyone in need of Coordinated Entry should call 303-579-4404 during the following hours:
- 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. every day except Tuesday
- Noon – 4 p.m. on Tuesdays
Path to Home Navigation is a shelter and assistance program that addresses short-term homeless resolutions. This program requires a referral from Coordinated Entry. Consolidating these services at one location will decrease risk of infection, and infection and increase efficient use of services and available shelter beds.
The Severe Weather Shelter will continue to operate at 30th Street and will implement extra precautions recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The 30th street location will only house Severe Weather Shelter with a strict capacity of 72 individuals.
Unsheltered individuals are strongly encouraged to contact Coordinated Entry and not rely solely on the Severe Weather Shelter. The first step for adults experiencing homelessness to seek help is to contact Coordinated Entry, using the information above.
For more information related to sheltering, visit https://bouldercolorado.gov/coronavirus-faqs. The city, in partnership with health officials, will continue to monitor COVID-19 developments and provide updates to the community. Visit https://bouldercolorado.gov/coronavirus for the latest city information. For updates from the Boulder Office of Emergency Management, visit https://www.boulderoem.com/emergency-status/.
Published: March 17, 2020
Zach McGee, Media Relations, 303-868-6810