Samaritan House Women's Emergency Shelter, Denver

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Your gift will feed, shelter and help women facing homelessness.


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Samaritan House Women's Emergency Shelter opened in October 2017 to meet the needs of the increasing number of women experiencing homelessness in Denver. The facility offers emergency overnight services for single women. Samaritan House 48th, which opened in July 2021, doubled our capacity to serve women. The pandemic and economy have left even more women needing safe shelter and we are growing and expanding to meet the ever-changing and increasing needs of the neighbors who rely on us every day.

We operate with a "hand up" rather than a "hand out" approach, fostering long-term goals that encourage independence for our clients. Our goal is for residents to regain their own self-sufficiency.

*Donations of $100 or more to ANY Samaritan House location qualifies for a 25% tax credit through the Colorado Homeless Contribution Tax Credit (HCTC). To learn more visit

Statistics according to our 21/22 fiscal year:
• 500,000 meals prepared by Samaritan House in Denver
• 165,000 nights of shelter at all Samaritan House locations in Denver


We are thrilled to announce a significant milestone at Women's Emergency Services: the eagerly awaited arrival of our inaugural set of Domes on September 18th, 2023. We recently launched construction at Samaritan House 48th to build individual living spaces called Dome Sleep Pods for the single women who count on Catholic Charities for safe and secure shelter. With meticulous planning and dedication, we are on track to accommodate up to 80 participants within these state-of-the-art structures once the conclusive inspection processes are successfully concluded. 

Anticipating the next phase of our pioneering initiative, we are prepared to optimize our capabilities during Phase II of the project at the Samaritan House at 48th Avenue Shelter. This strategic evolution will involve a reduction in capacity by 40 beds, a strategic maneuver that will enable us to further enhance the quality and effectiveness of our services during construction.

The convergence of innovation, compassion, and progress is at the heart of our mission, and these developments underscore our commitment to transforming lives and creating a lasting impact within our community. 

Prototype of Dome Sleep Pods 

These Pods will be set up in “neighborhood” groups and will provide more privacy and dignity during a very difficult time in their lives.

Beginning stages of construction 

*Samaritan House Women's Emergency Shelter is a ministry of Catholic Charities*

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