Recent research is showing that the homeless rate in Denver is slowly growing. According to theDenverchannel.com, the Denver Rescue Mission now serves more than 800 people a night with three shelters and provides the Lawrence Street Community Center for homeless people to go inside during the day.
“We have seen probably a quadrupling of homelessness in Denver over the last four years,” said Tracy Brooks, Senior Director of Emergency Services at Denver Rescue Mission. “We have been able to move individuals out of homelessness in 2017. We placed 119 individuals into long term solutions. This year we have placed 273 into long term solutions. 50 percent of them are working, so they have jobs they just can’t afford housing.”
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