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Englewood’s Day of Service offers help to residents in need

Help arrived June 18 during Englewood’s Day of Service, as volunteers gathered to assist community members. more

Douglas County homelessness initiative to discuss temporary housing solution

Douglas County’s Homelessness Initiative will be discussing a potential short-term housing solution in the form of a Pallet center at its June 9 meeting in an effort to provide more local … more

Legislation a ‘gutted’ win for mobile home park residents

When HB22-1287 passed earlier this year, mobile home park residents thought they garnered an important win. And they did. Sorta. more

Unauthorized camping occurs in spots across Centennial

In Centennial, cases of unauthorized camping — a visible sign of regional homelessness — have occurred along the High Line Canal Trail in the city’s west end. They’ve also popped up along the Arapahoe Road corridor, off Interstate 25, and in or near park areas. more

Sheridan forum shares struggles, solutions of homelessness

The event was sponsored by a network of nonprofits, including Change the Trend and the South Metro Community Foundation, which put on similar forums in Englewood and Littleton last year.  more

Littleton council eyes string of priorities over next year

Littleton’s city council is staring down a full plate of priorities for the remainder of 2022 and into 2023, hoping to tackle a slew of initiatives on financial sustainability, arts and … more

Mother Musings with Stacey: Professional caregiving with transferrable skills

“I like to refer to myself as a Professional Mom,” a friend told me. Yuck, my eyes rolled so far back they almost got stuck in my throat. I hear this statement coming up more and more at church, … more

How Coloradans can prepare for a wildfire emergency

Late last year when the Marshall Fire ravaged parts of Boulder County and over 1,000 homes across the City of Louisville and the Town of Superior, Colorado residents were left worried about the … more

How Littleton's Bemis Library became a resource for the unhoused

Littleton's library has become a refuge and a resource for those experiencing homelessness, though it has faced some unease from the community for doing so.  more

Centennial could see effects from an Aurora camping ban

With Aurora ready to roll out a camping ban policy of its own, more people experiencing homelessness could be pushed into nearby Centennial. more

Arapahoe County OKs $300,000 for regional homeless navigation center

A proposal to create of a navigation center to help connect those who are homeless in Arapahoe County with resources is coming closer to reality after the county approved $300,000 to help establish … more

3 metro cities are proposing a ‘navigation center’ to address homelessness. But what does that mean?

With homelessness on the rise throughout the Denver metro area, a task force made up of the cities of Littleton, Englewood and Sheridan, along with local and regional nonprofits, are forging ahead on … more

Elizabeth police chief responds to talk about homelessness

Following a recent flurry of comments about homelessness on an Elizabeth-area Facebook page — sparked by a resident’s post complaining about a person who appeared to be homeless — town Police Chief Melvin Berghahn engaged in a Q&A with the Elbert County News regarding issues around homelessness. more

Let it roll: Exploring the stories, realities and misconceptions of van life

Van life, once a niche experience for die-hard nomads, has taken root in communities across Colorado and the U.S. as people look for ways to combine more travel with environmental sustainability and affordable living. more

As homeless numbers rise, Englewood, Littleton, Sheridan push toward solutions

As alarming numbers paint a picture of increasing homelessness in the Denver metro area — a trend that predates the pandemic but was likely worsened by it — advocates hope to build on promising … more

Hometown Holidays 2020

Englewood coalition on homeless finds strength, success in numbers

Robert Balukas was one of many people in Englewood living out of sight, without shelter, struggling to survive in a city where he once carried the key to his own residence. But when he met a man at … more

For homeless people, the streets, and the laws, are often gray areas

To Englewood police Sgt. Tracy Jones, the homeless situation on the city’s central streets is a row of stops — the light-rail station, the library, the Englewood Trolley bus route, the Walmart, … more

Escaping the streets can be a struggle

Darin Barton likes Golden so that is where he chooses to live — even though he’s homeless. Single men “literally have nowhere to go, except to Denver,” Barton said. “And I don’t want to … more

Homelessness in Englewood: No place to call home

During a cleanup along the South Platte River in January, Englewood police counted 21 campsites with about 30 people living on its east banks. Some 25 truckloads of trash, human waste, syringes and … more
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