Boulder County Public Health and Homeless Solutions for Boulder County are coordinating directly with homeless shelters and services on protocols regarding appropriate cleaning, housing individuals, and locations for individuals to recover from contagious diseases such as COVID-19. Additional protocols have been identified to decrease communal spread and identify symptomatic individuals early. Regional governments have identified potential locations and procedures to quarantine unhoused individuals should the need arise. Please visit www.boco.org/COVID-19 for more information around COVID-19.
SEVERE WEATHER SHELTER
Starting on October 1, the Boulder Shelter for the Homeless will be operating Boulder’s Severe Weather Shelter (SWS) on a weather-triggered basis. The criteria for opening will be 38 degrees with precipitation or 32 degrees dry. The decision to open will be made no later than 10 a.m. on days in which the SWS will be operational. This will be in effect until the shelter begins nightly SWS operations on 12/1/2020.
For more information, contact the SWS Hotline at: 720-663-9238
Due to ongoing COVID-19 health concerns, as of March 16, 2020, our Coordinated Entry staff will be working remotely and will be conducting assessments via phone only. If you are in crisis and need immediate assistance, call 720-386-9002.
For coordinated Entry in Longmont, please call 303-579-7364 between 12:00 and 2:00 p.m. If you do not have access to a phone, you can access one at HOPE for Longmont at 804 S. Lincoln Longmont.
For coordinated Entry in Boulder, please call 303-579-4404 (Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. except Tuesdays, from noon-4 p.m.).
Debido a las continuas preocupaciones de salud de COVID-19, a partir de hoy nuestro personal de Entrada Coordinada (Coordinated Entry), trabajará de forma remota y realizará evaluaciones solo por teléfono. Si está en crisis y necesita asistencia inmediata, llame al 720-386-9002.
Para la entrada coordinada en Longmont debe llamar al 303-579-7364 entre las 12 y las 2 p.m. Si necesita acceso a un teléfono, por favor encuentre uno a HOPE ubicada en Longmont a 804 S. Lincoln.
Para la entrada coordinada en Boulder debe llamar al 303-579-4404 (todos los días de 10 a.m. a 4 p.m., menos los martes desde las 12 a 4 p.m.).
Coordinated Entry, Navigation & Housing-focused Shelter
Homeless Solutions for Boulder County (HSBC) is an innovative approach to homelessness that includes multiple government entities (Boulder County and the Cities of Boulder and Longmont), the nonprofits working to impact homelessness and the faith community. This regional, integrated service system combines a coordinated entry process with the provision of timely and appropriate supportive and housing services to assist people in moving out of homelessness and into housing in the most efficient ways possible.
Single adults now access all city and county homeless services through a Coordinated Entry system. Clients are assessed to determine if they are most appropriate for Housing-focused Shelter at Boulder Shelter for the Homeless (BSH), or Navigation Services.
All single homeless adults must go through the Coordinated Entry process to receive services from Boulder County or the cities of Boulder or Longmont. After meeting with a staff person and going through a short screening, clients will be referred to the most appropriate service depending on their needs.
Navigation Services provide short-term support for lower-needs individuals who require limited assistance to get back into permanent housing. Individuals will work with a case manager to develop a housing plan and can receive mediation support, financial assistance, legal assistance, assistance reunifying with support networks, and links to county and other community programs as needed. Overnight sleeping space will also be available to qualified navigation participants who need a place to stay in the short term.
Clients will be referred to Navigation Services through the Coordinated Entry screening.
Housing-focused Shelter (HFS) will facilitate housing entry for qualified moderate and high-needs individuals by providing overnight sheltering and wrap-around services on an extended basis. Those participating in HFS can remain at BSH until they have been successfully, permanently housed.