If you or someone you know is in need of immediate help, visit the United Way 2-1-1 website, dial 2-1-1- on your phone for free confidential information, housing, employment, health care, counseling and more.  The call center is open Monday-Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Shelter availability is updated every morning around 8:45 a.m. Resources may also be found through the 2-1-1 Colorado database at any time. Connect with additional homeless services by viewing The City of Aurora Homeless Resource Guide.

Homelessness is Close to Home.

Learn More, Speak Up, and Take Action to help make a meaningful difference in address homelessness so everyone in our community has a safe place to call home.  Aurora Warms the Night is a proud community partner of the Colorado Close to Home Campaign.

Losing a home can happen to anyone. Did you know?

  • Job loss, family death/divorce, and illnesses are the most common causes of homelessness. 

  • According to a study conducted by the National Low Income Housing Coalition, minimum wage workers need to work 102 hours per week to afford a 2-bedroom rental unit in Colorado. 

  • 43% of Metro Denver residents have family members or close friends who have experienced homelessness.

  • 24% of the homeless were “newly homeless” for less than a year or homeless for the first time.

  • Aurora has the highest percentage of females that are homeless in the metro area.

  • More than half the people experiencing homelessness in Aurora are families with children.

  • More than 14,050 children in Metro Denver don’t have a home to go to after their school day?  These numbers have increased 322% in the past ten years.

  • Aurora Public Schools reported 2,392 at-risk and homeless kids enrolled in school.



Resource Links

Homeless Shelter Directory

Talking to Your Kids About Losing Your Home: 4 Mistakes to Avoid

6 Charitable Resources to Use When You Can’t Cover the Basics

Homeless Students and Education: Resources and Advocacy for K-12 and College Students Experiencing Homelessness

Pets of the Homeless

How to Volunteer as a Senior

File Downloads

Homeless Verification Form

Aurora Homeless Resource Guide 2017

Denver Metro Housing Resources

Colorado Homelessness Facts

2011- 2016 Homeless Point in Time Summary

2016 Homeless Point in Time Report

AWTN Brochure

AWTN 2016 Annual Report

Project Homeless Connect 15 Housing Resources and Information 


Mile High United Way’s 2-1-1 Help Center 2017 Report


Aurora Warms the Night (AWTN) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that seeks to preserve the life, health and stability of Aurora’s men, women, and children facing homelessness through shelter and comprehensive services.   Located in Original Aurora near the Colfax corridor, AWTN provides shelter and comprehensive services for those experiencing homelessness. Our EIN is 27-4728487 and donations are tax-deductible.

Mailing Address

9360 E Colfax Ave.
Aurora, CO 80010



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