Amidst the controversy of Denver's infamous "homeless sweeps" comes news of a shelter for homeless women arriving in the Mile High city in 2017.

According to 5280, the Samaritan House Women's Shelter is set to open in mid-2017 in Northeast Park Hill. The $5 million project, which received a $1 million grant from the city, will be able to house 150 single women and protect them from the cold of next year's winter. Catholic Charities will help Samaritan House run the shelter and hold its corporate offices on the second floor of the facility.

The 32,000-square-foot shelter will only provide services to women who check in at Samaritan House and will provide a hot dinner and breakfast before giving them a free bus ride to and from the Smith Road shelter.

Samaritan House Women's Shelter won't be available to children, but Samaritan House can house 50 to 60 children each night in its 21 family floor rooms.


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