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Rising Up Morgan County
Mission statement

Our mission is to create innovative lasting solutions to fight homelessness, hunger and poverty in Morgan County. Rising Up is developing temporary and permanent solutions and programs that will help individuals and families rise up from homelessness and poverty and keep hunger at bay.

Brief description of services provided

Rising Up’s programs are designed to keep our homeless and hungry neighbors engaged and working to achieve sustainable independence in a safe and trusted environment. We offer job search assistance, advocacy, hot meals, showers, housing search assistance, a client choice food pantry, overnight winter warming center, connecting dots to other services and much more. These services help empower people to make their own decisions; transform people from being dependent to being independent; and rebuild a solid foundation to rise up from their current situations and move forward on a path to sustainable independence that will help them become productive, contributing members of our great community!

Good to know (internal only)

Motel vouchers avail – typically reserved for families & ADA
Housing Search Asst: ~ 1 month to get into housing

Transportation: Train tix/bus passes to Denver for safety/stability needs (court, fam to stay with, etc); staff ride East may be possible

Food & Employment Program: Morgan County residents only

  • Food Pantry: M, W, Th 1p-4p & Tu 3p-5p

Day Shelter: M, W, Th 9a-1p, Tu 3p-5p

  • Adults + Accommpanied Minors

Day & Overnight Shelter have narrow hallways and are not ADA accessible (may qualify for motel voucher)

Shelter: Nov 1st-March 31st (6pm-8am nightly)

  • Adults Only
  • Must be sober at entry – will UA test if intoxication suspected (+UA = dinner & blankets before kicking out)
  • Couples ok, but separated

Shelter Intake

Rarely Full – will share bed availability with Advocate
Arrive 6pm (dinner) – 8pm (late arrival w approval)
Walk up – first come, first served
ID preferred but not required

Service details (internal only)

Day Shelter (year round)

  • Available Essentials: Food Pantry, Clothing Closet, Survival Gear, Hygiene, Bus/Train Passes, Harm Reduction Supplies
  • Amenities: Computers/Phone Use, Mail Collection, Showers, Hot Meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner)
  • Services: CM, Resource Nav, Benefit Enrollment, Hair Cuts, Visiting Med Partners, Adult Edu (GED/ESL), Employment Program (OTJ Training (warehousing) & Vocational Training), Housing Search Asst/CM, VI-SPDAT

Winter Warming Center (Overnight Shelter)

Type: Winter overnight shelter open Nov 1 – March 30 Stay: overnight only 6p-8a Space: 10 beds (~8 typically full), 1 room separated by bio sex Storage: Lockers available up to 24 hrs after leaving shelter ADA: No (narrow hallways) Pets: No, Service animals only w doc Safety: 24/7 staff

Services available

Basic Needs Assistance
Food assistance, Clothing bank, Resource navigation
Case Management
Basic case management
Housing assistance program, Day shelter or drop-in center, Emergency overnight / homeless shelter
Transportation Assistance
Financial assistance (train/bus/plane tickets)

Additional Information

Ages served
Genders served
All Genders
Specializations/Sensitive to
Individuals experiencing homelessness
Language capacity
English, Spanish
Faith-based organization
Insurance required?
Services provided if legal status is unclear

Hours of Operation

9:00 am - 4:00 pm
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
9:00 am - 4:00 pm