SAFER Initiative

SAFER (Solutions for Achieving Fast, Effective Response) — an initiative supported by Mental Health Colorado and the Hornbuckle Foundation — provides short-term emergency shelter vouchers in motels/hotels, case management, and other services to vulnerable individuals living with mental health issues who are either being released into homelessness from the Arapahoe County Detention Center, or who are homeless and in contact with first responders as a result of the COVID-19 crisis. SAFER’s short-term shelter is the essential first step to improve these folks’ situations, while we work to connect them to longer-term housing, health care, supports, and services. To date we have served 136 unduplicated individuals.

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We hope you will give what you can to support this SAFER initiative. With your help, we will continue providing essential services for these vulnerable members of our community — ultimately contributing to the betterment of Colorado, improved health care access in our state, and the decriminalization of mental health. 

Find more information below on SAFER.

  • About Us

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    • In the Media

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