Admittance and Referral Procedure

The Winter Shelter Network serves single women and single mothers with children in Douglas County, Colorado who are in need of temporary shelter. Applicants must be able to pass a warrant check. Due to the limitations of our program, we are unable to serve individuals who are in an active domestic violence situation, are dealing with a substance abuse issue or who have an untreated serious mental health condition. Unfortunately, at this time, we are unable to serve adult males.

We are committed to be a DRUG, ALCOHOL, and WEAPON free program.

Potential guests are referred from our partnering county agencies listed below. Guests can also access services through the Get Assistance page on our website.

Catholic Charities 720-215-4521

SECOR 720-842-5621

Parker Task Force 303-841-3460

Douglas Elbert Task Force 303-688-1114


Typical Daily Schedule for Guests

12 PM Deadline for current guests to reserve space for the night
2 PM  Deadline to admit new guests
5 PM Shelter doors open
6:30 PM Dinner served family style
8 PM Deadline for guest admittance
9:30 PM Lights out
6 AM Wake up and breakfast
7:30 AM Guests leave Overnight Host Church



The Winter Shelter Network (WSN) operates nightly from November 1 through March 31, regardless of the outside weather conditions. One Overnight Host Church opens its doors each night to admit up to 40 Douglas County single women or women with children. Guests must fill out an application at one of our partnering agencies and undergo a warrant check before being accepted into the program. Applicants who are not admitted or do not qualify for the WSN will be referred to other services. Once accepted, guests reserve space for themselves and/or their family via our Program Administator. Space is reserved on a first come, first served basis. Guests are not allowed to "walk in" to the shelter without a confirmed reservation. Guests must adhere to the program guidelines at all times. Failure to adhere to the program guidelines will result in immediate termination.

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