SAFER  — an initiative supported by Mental Health Colorado — provides short-term housing in a hotel setting with the goals of health stabilization, basic resource access assistance, employment assistance, and next-step housing for unhoused individuals experiencing mental health and/or substance use concerns at risk of or experiencing justice system involvement. Safer Opportunities accomplishes this by connecting participants with peer support services, on-site mental health care, case management, and other supportive services.  Safer Opportunities serves vulnerable individuals living with mental health issues who are either being released into homelessness from the Arapahoe County Detention Center or are unhoused 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 improving these folks’ situations while connecting them to longer-term housing, health care, support, and services. To date, we have supported 212 members of our community.

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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. 

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  • About Us

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