Samaritan House Transitional Housing Program

We serve men, women and children who are experiencing homelessness. Our ultimate goal is to decrease the likelihood that they will become homeless again. This is accomplished by providing services like job assistance, money management and case management. We help people find a path to self-sufficiency.

  • A shelter provides the basics, maybe some food and short-term protection from life on the street. However, Samaritan House was built to be a "home" — a place of nurturing that provides the stability and skills necessary for creating a future for residents.
  • Samaritan House currently supplies close to 20% of the shelter housing available to families in the Denver area.
  • Over 350 people are provided with shelter each night, to incude: 126 men, 48 women, 21 families with children; along with 150 women in the Holy Rosary emergency and overfow shelter
  • Residents can stay for up to 4 months in the extended stay transition program
  • Zero tolerance program
  • All are eligible for services unless they have specific criminal convictions
  • People can enter program through the lottery or by referral
  • Sister Shelters – Father Ed Judy, Holy Rosary, the Mission (Fort Collins), Guadalupe (Greeley).
of single residents and families complete the program with income
of single residents complete the program with housing
of families complete the program with housing

“You people have told us, ‘We want our hungry fed and we want our people clothed, we want them cared for,’ and so, as a result, sacrificial gifts have kept coming from you that have made Samaritan House a reality. The thing that I am proudest about is the fact that Samaritan House is the result, I think, of welcoming every person who comes through that door with the dignity of a child of God. This is the basic philosophy on which the Samaritan House is founded and operates”.

Archbishop James V. Casey
Shelters Groundbreaking July 30, 1985