Get involvedFind out what you can do to help Denver's Road Home end homelessness.
Ending Homelessness. Restoring Hope.
There are a variety of opportunities for individuals, businesses and community organizations to help Denver’s Road Home and Mile High United Way make a difference in the lives of homeless and at-risk individuals and families.
All Volunteer Opportunities
Dial 2-1-1 to speak with a call center specialist who can help you find a volunteer opportunity with agencies providing services for homeless individuals and families in our community.
Homeless Commission Meetings
These meetings are open to the public in an effort to involve the community in Denver's Road Home.
The next Homeless Commission Meeting is scheduled for July 22, 2014 at Denver Human Services from 3:00-5:00pm.
Employment Subcommittee meets the third Friday of every month from 9:30-11 at various locations. Updates are sent via email.
Shelter Subcommittee meets the fourth Monday of each month from 1-3pm at Cornerstone at St. Francis Center. Updates are sent via email.
Youth and Families Subcommittee meets as needed at The Gathering Place. Updates are sent via email.
Please contact Linda.Orr@denvergov.org to be added to our mailing lists.
The most recent Point in Time survey took place in January 2014. Volunteers work with agency staff to help homeless individuals fill out a survey that helps establish what the needs are in our community as well as providing numbers needed for many grant and funding applications.
The 2014 State of Homelessness and Point In Time Study is posted at www.MDHI.org
We are happy to announce that the 9th Annual PJ Day on February 6th was a tremendous success! The participation of over 70 businesses and organizations and 86 schools raised over $400,000 in cash and in-kind donations!
Hosted by Mayor Michael B. Hancock, Walter Isenberg, Evan Makovsky and the Residence Inn Denver City Center, PJ Day is an opportunity to remind ourselves that not everyone has a safe place to put on their pajamas and go to sleep at night. This event raises much needed funds to support the creation of a seamless system of care for our most vulnerable neighbors.
Save the Date for the 10th Annual PJ Day on February 5, 2015!
Learn more about PJ Day, our annual fundraiser.
Project Homeless Connect
Volunteer registration is live for PHC 14! Click here to sign up.
Project Homeless Connect 14 is scheduled for November 17, 2014 at the Colorado Convention Center from 11am-3pm. PHC is a one day, free event where individuals and families experiencing homelessness can access services and resources including medical care, Homeless Court, benefit assistance, employment services, haircuts, clothing and other community resources. Since 2005, Project Homeless Connect Events have provided over $2 million in services to over 9,000 clients with the help of more than 8,000 volunteers. Details on volunteer and vendor opportunities will be available early this summer.
For more information, please contact Melanie Lewis Dickerson at Melanie.Lewis-Dickerson@denvergov.org.
Sponsor a Donation Meter
In May 2013, the Denver's Road Home donation meters were replaced with Smart Meters capable of accepting credit cards. Sponsorships are $1,000 annually. Meters are located around town and the money raised is used to help Denver's homeless with a focus on mental health and substance abuse services.