Severe Weather Shelter Network

A nonprofit organization

$27,318 raised by 121 donors

36% complete

$75,000 Goal

Individuals experiencing homelessness in the suburban corridor of Denver have no access to emergency winter shelter, except where SWSN provides services. Your gift provides life-saving shelter and supports our year-round efforts walking with our guests on a pathway to safe and stable lives off the street.


A testimonial from a former guest: "

I didn't understand why anyone would care whether I lived or died. Severe Weather Shelter Network volunteers literally saved my life simply by loving me where I was. I am now sober, working, and housed. All because a group of people chose to see me for who I am and love me anyway." Brian

Giving Activity

Mission

Severe Weather Shelter Network partners with other organizations and agencies to provide emergency overnight shelter on life threatening winter nights for individuals living on the streets.

Background Statement

Together, we are Emergency Responders.

We prevent our homeless brothers and sisters from freezing to death in the winter.

Severe Weather Shelter Network (SWSN) was born from the Severe Weather Collaboration in the summer of 2012. The Collaboration, a sub-committee of Heading Home, Jefferson County, addresses the needs of families and individuals experiencing homelessness during life-threatening winter nights. Among the objectives was the goal to engage churches to open their buildings as a source of shelter for families and individuals during severe weather.

SWSN provided our first nights of shelter in February of 2013 in Lakewood. Over time, we have expanded to two additional locations in Arvada and Englewood.

During the winter of 2022/23, SWSN provided 1,095 homeless persons with 2,994 nights of shelter. Our emergency shelters will continue in those same locations during the winter months, preventing people from freezing to death.

SWSN's vision for the future includes expanding our shelter model to serve the suburban communities of Jefferson and Arapahoe Counties.

SWSN empowers change in our communities through the provision of Refuge, Relationship, and Restoration for our guests and volunteers and plays an important role in how homelessness is addressed. Most importantly we believe our God will be honored and lives will be saved. We are a faith-based ministry to serve those in need (Mt. 25: 35-39).

Organization Data

Summary

Organization name

Severe Weather Shelter Network

other names

SWSN

Year Established

2016

Tax id (EIN)

81-3289994

Category

Housing & Shelter, Public & Societal Benefit, Education

Organization Size

Medium Organization

Address

Severe Weather Shelter Network PO BOX 620546
Littleton, CO 80126

Mailing

Severe Weather Shelter Network PO Box 620546
Littleton, CO 80162

Service areas

Jefferson County, CO, US

Arapahoe County, CO, US

Phone

720 515 9313

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