Assisted Living & Memory Support Residences
Central Denver, E. 8th Ave. at Jersey St.
To learn more call 303-770-7673
Drop off your donated items for male and female homeless veterans at Rosemark at Mayfair Park, 833 Jersey Street, all month long. We’ll assemble Blessing Bags and deliver them to the Volunteers of America on Oct. 28.
o Gloves, hats, scarves
o Canned soup and chili, crackers, coffee singles, hot chocolate, full-size candy bars
o Shampoo, soap, perfume, cologne and other personal hygiene items
While most states saw their homeless veteran populations drop an average of 17 percent in the past year to a total of 39,471, Colorado was one of only eight states going in the opposite direction with increasing numbers, according to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s annual report on homelessness, which was released November 10, 2016.
Colorado had the biggest gain of any state with an increase of 231 homeless veterans, a 24 percent rise. Colorado’s homeless veteran population of 1,181 is now nearly as high as the state of New York, which has 1,248 homeless veterans, the HUD report says.