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The mission of Aurora Warms the Night is to preserve the life, health and stability of Aurora’s homeless men, women and children by providing emergency cold weather shelter.
Aurora Warms the Night (AWTN) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
Our mission is to preserve the life, health and stability of Aurora’s men, women, and children facing homelessness. We provide emergency cold weather assistance through food, clothing, & motel vouchers. We connect the homeless to community resources with our partnering agencies and human service referrals.
Services (provided free of charge)
•Cold Weather Shelter via motel voucher program
•Homeless Summer Lunch Program
•Community Housed & Non-Housed Spaghetti Dinner
•Haircuts for Homeless
•Community Vegetable Garden
AWTN Cold Weather Shelter Program: AWTN is in the first line of defense for the city of Aurora when the city initiates its cold weather plan. Our cold weather shelter program operates when the evening temperature is forcasted to be 20 degrees or colder. Our facility opens to the homeless at 10AM. We provide vouchers to motels along Colfax and on 38th and Peoria until motel rooms or funding are no longer available.
In-office Community Partnerships:
AWTN provides connections to the community by acting as a hub for our homeless clients. We are always increasing our community partnerships so that our homeless clients can continue to have access to various resources right in our office:
Aurora Mental Health: a vocational specialist provides job coaching, job applications, and advice on resume writing.
Aurora Mental Health P.A.T.H. (Program to Assist in Transition out of Homelessness): outreach therapists provide case management, such as linking the homeless to benefits which include food stamps, SSDI, and SSI, advocacy and support, housing referrals and application assistance, mental health and substance abuse assessment, evaluation, crisis intervention, and assistance in transitioning out of homelessness through independence.
Metro Care Providers Network: a free health care clinic for the homeless.
Hunger Free Colorado: food stamp application and assistance are available.
Tri County Health: HIV/AIDS testing and counseling, Hep C testing
VA: a representative provides services for homeless veterans, including housing
Resources Referrals: resources to over 500 agencies, churches, and organizations that provide, food, medical, clothing, and other human service needs are provided in handouts available to anyone who comes to our location.
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