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The Boulder Shelter for the Homeless

The Impact of Your Donations

The Boulder Shelter for the Homeless began as a grass-roots effort when a handful of concerned people started working to make sure the neediest in our community were not left without shelter.  Now, 30 years later, the Shelter relies on the kindness and generosity of thousands of supporters to make its services successful.

The Boulder Shelter is truly a community resource -- it could not operate without those who share their time and money so that the neediest among us have a place of hope.

Here's how you made a difference last year!

Just to give you an idea of the kind of impact your donation makes:

  • $315 purchases 350 hot meals (a week's worth of food for 25 men and women).
  • $128 pays for four nights of shelter and services for a working homeless person.
  • $60 provides a hot dinner for everyone in the Transition Program for two nights.
  • $25 funds a night of safe shelter and all services for a resident.

And here are some statistics we thought you might like to know:

  • The Shelter provides approximately 40,000 bed nights and serves about 95,000 hot meals to 1,200 different men and women each year.
  • 900 men and women have graduated from the Transition program into independent housing. Many continue to meet with their case manager to stay connected to vital services in the community.
  • Nearly 40% of our residents work full- or part-time and 20% are seeking employment.
  • The Shelter’s staff of 40 is supplemented by more than 1,000 community volunteers, who donate a combined 12,000 hours of time each year.
  • The Shelter is a private, non-profit agency that receives 65% of its annual operating budget from community members and community-based groups and 35% from government sources.

To meet our residents, see the Our Residents page.

The links in the drop-down menus above provide information about how you can join the family of volunteers, donors, and supporters who have made our agency a model of community compassion.

Thank you for your support in continuing to build our agency into a place of hope and possibility for those who have nowhere else to turn.

Stayin' Home for the Homeless