Veterans are overrepresented among the homeless population. It is estimated that veterans represent nine percent of the total homeless population. Homeless veterans tend to be male (91 percent), single (98 percent), live in a city (76 percent), and have a mental and/or physical disability (54 percent).
The Coalition responds to the unique needs of homeless veterans through its Veterans Administration Grant Per Diem Programs and the Coalition’s housing programs at Renaissance at Civic Center Apartments, Renaissance at North Colorado Station, Victory House, and Beacon Place. This program provides transitional housing with supportive case management.
The Coalition provides transitional housing and recovery-oriented supportive services for homeless individuals, especially homeless veterans, at the Fort Lyon Supportive Residential Community. This innovative program allows homeless persons to leave the community in which they continue to struggle with the cycles of addiction and homelessness in order to help them attain sobriety and health stability. Learn more about the Fort Lyon Supportive Residential Community.
The Coalition also provides employment services for veterans through the Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program. Our Renaissance Works Employment Services program helps individuals assess their skills, develops individual employment plans and resumes, and provides job interview coaching. Learn more about Employment Services for veterans.
In 2015, the Coalition provided housing, health care, and support services to 851 veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces.
Veterans must have a referral from the Veterans Administration to enter our transitional housing programs. Those referrals can be obtained by accessing either of the following VA programs:
Denver VA Community Resources and Referrals Center
1247 Santa Fe Drive
Denver, CO 80204
Homeless Walk-in Clinic at the VA Medical Center
Denver, CO 80220
Within Denver metro area: (303) 399-8020
Outside Denver metro area: (888) 336-8262
Wait time expectations
The intake and referral process can take up to a month depending on multiple factors.