FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

 

Where does HOPE get its funding?

HOPE is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization (EIN 71-1033219) and is funded by individual donations, matching donations, religious donations in-kind donations, grants from foundations and private entities, and government contracts/grants from The City of Longmont and Boulder County. For information on how to financially support HOPE’s work, click the Donate tab.

What is Coordinated Entry?/ What are the requirements for your shelter?

Coordinated Entry is the name for the intake process for adults without children through Homeless Solutions for Boulder County, a collaborative initiative started in 2017 to ensure all homeless service providers in Boulder County are on the same page and avoid duplication of services. The Coordinated Entry assessment evaluates people on variables such as how long they have been homeless and whether they experience any mental or physical disabilities. 

Coordinated Entry assessments in Longmont are available at Room $145 at The Boulder County Community Hub from 12 to 2 p.m.Monday through Friday

Based on their needs, clients may be assessed to The Boulder Shelter for the Homeless, Bridge House or Longmont Navigation.

Clients assessed to Longmont navigation may stay at HOPE’s Nighttime Navigation Center, which offers shelter every night, a communal meal, showers, laundry and storage. For the safety of everyone, children (under the age of 18) and pets are NOT ALLOWED at the Navigation Center. To stay current in Longmont Navigation, clients must meet with a case manager weekly and work on addressing their barriers to housing. HOPE also reserves the right to ban clients from the Nighttime Navigation Center temporarily or permanently for behavioral issues. 

What items does HOPE need the most?

Please click here for our most up-to-date needs.

I saw a homeless person outside. What should I do?

If you are concerned about a person’s safety outside, you should call the Longmont Police and request a welfare check. The Longmont Police dispatch non-emergency number is (303) 651-8501. If it is an emergency, call 911. 

If the person does not seem to be in immediate danger and you feel safe to approach them and talk to them, do so and ask what their immediate needs are. HOPE can help with items such as socks, sleeping bags, hand warmers, coats, clothing and food on a case-by-case emergency basis. People can inquire about receiving these items by calling 720-494-4673 or visiting 804 S. Lincoln St. between 12 p.m. and 5 p.m Monday through Friday.

If the person is in need of shelter, instruct them to call or visit HOPE 720-494-4673, 804 S. Lincoln St. between 12 p.m. and 5 p.m Monday through Friday. Our staff may ask for name and date of birth to confirm a Coordinated Entry assessment. Please note that for the safety of everyone, children (under the age of 18) and pets are NOT ALLOWED at the Nighttime Navigation Center.

Can I get food or clothing at your office?

We offer food and clothing at our office from 12 to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday to any homeless person in need. Please note we are not a food pantry, however, St. John’s food bank is a part of our building and can assist if you need food to cook with. We have items such as jackets, pants, shirts, underwear and assorted items to cover basic needs. HOPE has increased resources such as bicycles, bus passes, laundry vouchers and other items for those who are current in Navigation and working with a case manager on a housing plan.