Safe Outdoor Space program expands to municipal properties

DENVER (KDVR) — The first Secure outdoor area for homeless people on city-owned property will open Dec. 14.

The sanctioned camp will be located at 3815 Steele St., the east office of the Denver County Department of Social Services. The new camp will replace the Park Hill United Methodist Church site, which will close Dec. 31.

“I’m so excited that our homeless neighbors have a safe, clean, heated place to live,” said
Clayton resident Jes Discoll. “I know tents are not the eternal solution, but helping people win
some stability with a safe place to sleep each night is a big step in the right direction. I
welcome to CVC and our new neighbors in Clayton! »

The camp will house 50 people in heated tents. Many of the 40 residents of the Park Hill camp will move to the new site.

the Colorado Village Collaborative operates the SOS with funding from the City of Denver and a number of nonprofit foundations.

DHS’s newest 15,000-square-foot SOS will provide a 24-hour, staffed, and secure shelter for up to 50 people, who are screened and screened by service agencies.

The site will remain open from December 14 to November 30, 2022.

“This site will mark the first time that city property will be used for safe outdoor space,” said Britta Fisher,
executive director of the Denver Department of Housing Stability. “We are happy to help support Colorado
Village Collaborative and help develop this model that has provided residents with another path from our streets
to stability in Denver.

An online community meeting about the new safe outdoor space will be co-hosted by CVC and DHS on November 17, from 6-7:30 p.m.