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The Salvation Army Mission Statement

The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian Church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.

  • www.salvationarmy.org
    1901 29th St, Denver
    (303) 292-9296
  • www.salvationarmyusa.org
    2201 Stout St, Denver
    (303) 295-3366
  • www.salvationarmyusa.org
    4751 Broadway, Denver
    (303) 294-0827

    On any given night, over 600,000 people are experiencing homeless in the United States. (source: The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development / The Salvation Army PDF )

    That is an astounding number.  

    The Salvation Army was founded on the principle of serving and helping those who are down and out, hungry, and unsheltered.  Across Colorado, Montana, Utah and Wyoming, as well as the world, The Salvation Army runs shelters to help these men, women, and children get off the street and get into housing.  

    In the Intermountain Division, The Salvation Army has 4 shelters, all with different types of services.  For more information about what each shelter does, please click on the shelter name below:

    • Crossroads Shelter (Denver, CO)
    • Lambuth Family Center (Denver, CO)
    • R.J. Montgomery Center (Colorado Springs, CO)
    • Transitional Housing Programs (Colorado Springs, CO)
    • Pueblo, CO (opens at 4 p.m. daily during winter)

    Salvation Army programs vary with local needs. If you need assistance or information on specific programs and locations, contact the divisional headquarters in your area, or your local Salvation Army Corps Community Center.

In 1865 William Booth, a young minister, left the "Methodist New Connexion" in order to begin a mission in the poverty-ridden London East End. With his wife, Catherine, he "reached for the worst," rather than cultivate the comfortable middle class.

In 1878, by a fortunate inspiration, the name was changed from the "Christian Mission," to "The Salvation Army." Immediately, the movement captured the public imagination. Incorporating paramilitary ranks and uniforms, the movement spread throughout the British Isles. In 1880 the first missionary, George Scott Railton, was sent to New York. With the aid of seven untutored "lassies," The Salvation Army was soon on its way along the East Coast.

Work in the West begins

Meanwhile, conditions around San Francisco's Barbary Coast begged for a religious revival. Some sincere Christians, feeling that Booth's organization was needed, asked for officers to be sent there to form their group into the first corps in the West. Aided by reinforcements from England and new converts, Major Alfred Wells and Captain Henry Stillwell founded the vibrant, innovative Army that is today's Western Territory. In ten years there were 67 corps, or churches, spreading north to Seattle, south to San Diego, and east to Montana and Utah.

The West now encompasses the 13 western states as well as the Marshall Islands, Guam and Micronesia. Led by its Territorial Commander, Commissioner Philip Swyers, the territory has more than 300 corps community centers (churches) and numerous social service units.

Social Services

William Booth's ministry recognized the interdependence of material emotional, and spiritual needs. In addition to preaching the Gospel, Booth became involved in providing food and shelter for the hungry and homeless and alcohol rehabilitation for the addicted.

The basic social services developed by William Booth have remained an outward visible expression of the Army's strong religious principles. In addition, new programs that address contemporary needs have been established. Among these are disaster relief services, day care centers, summer camps, holiday assistance, services for senior citizens, hospitals and medical facilities, shelters for battered wives and children, family and career counseling, vocational training, correctional services, and drug rehabilitation.

Today, The Salvation Army ministers in more than 100 countries worldwide, and the Gospel is preached by its officers in 114 languages.

Each year WE ARE THERE for more than 75,000 men who find shelter and hope at our Crossroads Center.

In 1983, The Salvation Army opened an emergency survival shelter for homeless men in Denver. This program is now open every day of the year offering men the opportunity to not only find a safe place to sleep, but to start the process of becoming self sufficient through an approach that focuses on physical, emotional, and spiritual wellbeing.

Each year, The Salvation Army’s Crossroads Center provides:

  • 53,292 nights of lodging
  • More than 118,000 meals

Each client that comes to the Crossroads Center is given access to a variety of services including showers, laundry facilities, hygiene items, and medical assistance. All receive a safe place to sleep, a warm dinner, and breakfast before leaving in the morning.

The shelter averages 204 men a night year round, 13% of which are veterans and 30% of which are disabled in some way.

For the working poor who have a job but cannot afford an apartment, Crossroads Center offers 170 beds and lockers for rent. This allows them to store their belonging and ensures that they have a bed at the end of the day. All 170 beds are rented and the center has a waiting list for these beds.

Stepping Up

Stepping Up is an optional caseworker managed transformational program that is available to every client. This program operates in three phases, each with a different focus that will help the participant address the issues that lead to homelessness and begin the process of becoming self-reliant.

Phase 1 - Foundation

In the first phase of the program, a personalized action plan is developed.  Primary areas of focus include sobriety, spiritual health, and community service.

Phase 2 - Development

During this phase, participants work one on one with caseworkers to learn the skills necessary to find and maintain employment. Through educational opportunities, men learn resume writing, interview skills, appropriate employee behaviors, hygiene, and job search skills. The Salvation Army assists with providing suitable clothing for the interview process.

Phase 3  - Realization

After 90 days of continued employment, a participant enters the third phase of the program and moves into a room of their own where they can reside for up to 18 months. It is in this final phase that the underlying causes of homelessness are addressed and overcome. Men receive education on nutrition, anger management, budgeting, and behavior modification. They also receive resources to support their sobriety. If possible, The Salvation Army facilitates family and friend reconciliation efforts. In this phase participants are required to save 50% of their income in preparation for rental deposits and first month rent when they are ready to transition into long-term housing.

Aurora Corps
802 Quari Court
Aurora, CO 80011-6227
t: (303) 364-1965

Broomfield Corps
1080 Birch St
Broomfield, CO 80020-1443
t: (303) 635-3018

Centennial Corps
3900 E Arapahoe Road
Littleton, CO 80122
t: (303) 779-9662

Colorado Springs Corps
908 Yuma St
Colorado Springs, CO 80909-5045
t: 719-636-3891

Denver Citadel Corps
4505 W Alameda Ave
Denver, CO 80219
t: (303) 922-4549

Denver Red Shield Corps
2915 High St
Denver, CO 80205
t: (303) 295-2107

Denver West Adams Corps
2821 West 65th Place
Denver, CO 80221
t: (303) 428-6430

Fort Collins Corps
3901 S. Mason
Fort Collins, CO 80525
t: (970) 207-4472

Fountain Valley Corps
901 N Santa Fe
Fountain, CO 80817
t: (719) 382-1182

Grand Junction Corps
1235 N 4th Street
Grand Junction, CO 81501
t: (970) 242-3343

Greeley Corps
1119 6th Street
Greeley, CO 80631
t: (970) 346-1661

Pueblo Corps
520 W 13th St
Pueblo, CO 81003
t: (719) 543-3656

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  1. DENVER (Lighthouse Corps), CO: Recovery Corps Center

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    2136 Champa Street
    Denver
    80205-2530

    Telephone: 303-296-2456
    Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  2. Metro Denver Social Services: Denver Harbor Light Center

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    2136 Champa Street
    Denver
    80205-2530

    Telephone: 720-305-5665
    Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    Services Offered:
    • Rehabilitation
    • Seasonal Services
    • Casework Services
    • Transitional Housing
  3. DENVER (Red Shield), CO: Corps Community Center

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    2915 High Street
    Denver
    80205

    Telephone: 303-295-2107
    Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    Services Offered:
    • Community Recreation & Education Programs
    • Food & Nutrition
    • Emergency Financial Assistance
    • Emergency Shelter
    • Food & Nutrition Programs
    • Seasonal Services
    • Camping Activities
    • Senior Citizen Clubs
    • Senior Citizens Residences
    • Visitation Services
    • Worship Services - Children's / Teen
    • Worship Services - Church
    • Christian Education
    • Men's Ministries
    • Music & Arts Programs
    • Worship Services - Sunday School
    • Women's Ministries
    • Worship Services - Young Adult
    • Worship Services - Youth Ministries
    • Boys' & Girls' Club
    • Character Building Programs
    • Community Recreation Programs
    • Day Camp Activities
    • Latchkey Programs
    • Residential Camping Activities
  4. Metro Denver Social Services: Crossroads Center

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    1901- 29th Street
    Denver
    80216

    Telephone: 720-305-4641
    Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    Services Offered:
    • Food & Nutrition
    • Emergency Shelter
    • Emergency Shelter
  5. Metro Denver Social Services: Lambuth Family Center (Family Transitional Housing)

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    2741 N. Federal Boulevard
    Denver
    80211

    Telephone: 720-305-4670
    Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    Services Offered:
    • Food & Nutrition
    • Domestic Violence Services
    • Emergency Shelter
    • Casework Services
    • Group Work Services
    • Group Homes
    • Transitional Housing
    • Christian Education
    • Boys' & Girls' Club
    • Character Building Programs
    • Day Camp Activities
    • Group Homes
  6. Salvation Army Vehicle Sales Lot

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    4751 Broadway
    ARC
    Denver
    80216

    Telephone: (303) 293-3471
    Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    Services Offered:
    • Salvation Army Family Store
  7. DENVER, CO: Adult Rehabilitation Center

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    4751 Broadway
    Denver
    80216-2711

    Telephone: 303-294-0827
    Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    Services Offered:
    • Adult Rehabilitation Center
    • Rehabilitation
  8. DENVER (Citadel), CO: Corps Community Center

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    4505 W. Alameda Avenue
    Denver
    80219-1859

    Telephone: 303-922-4549
    Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    Services Offered:
    • Community Recreation & Education Programs
    • Food & Nutrition
    • Aid to Families
    • Emergency Financial Assistance
    • Food & Nutrition Programs
    • Seasonal Services
    • Casework Services
    • Group Work Services
    • Camping Activities
    • Nutrition Programs
    • Senior Citizen Clubs
    • Visitation Services
    • Worship Services - Children's / Teen
    • Worship Services - Church
The Salvation Army Denver
4751 Broadway Denver, CO 80216
Phone: 303-294-0827

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