Denver officials open second emergency homeless shelter as cold weather continues

Denver officials will open a second emergency shelter Monday evening for women and transgender people experiencing homelessness as the area’s cold snap continues.

The new shelter at the La Alma Recreation Center — in the Lincoln Park Neighborhood — will open at 6 p.m., Derek Woodbury, spokesperson for Denver’s Department of Housing Stability said in a release. It will serve as an overflow for the Elati Street shelter, which opened last week, and can hold up to 30 guests.

The La Alma shelter will be open through Thursday morning, Woodbury said.

Those seeking shelter should first head to Samaritan House in Five Points where they will be assigned a bed, Woodbury said. Transportation will be provided to the overflow shelters.

Males seeking shelter should go to the Lawrence Street Community Center in Five Points, Woodbury said. City officials provide transportation to different shelters from that site.

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