Instead of providing cash or gifts of food to individuals, consider giving to local non-profits or agencies that serve families and individuals experiencing homelessness or make a donation to the Wheat Ridge Community Foundation to support the work of the Homeless Navigator http://bit.ly/DonateWRHomelessNav
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Send an email to HomelessNavigator@ci.wheatridge.co.us; however, if urgent, contact the non-emergency number for WRPD 303-237-2220.
Only email the Homeless Navigator if the individual or family is/are asking for help and are receptive to resources.
It is a better idea is to contact the WRPD non-emergency number (303-237-2220) if individuals are seen camping or beginning to gather in areas around the City. Let the dispatcher know of the location of those who may need services so those individuals can be contacted. There are multiple safety aspects to consider before interacting with an individual on a public street or right of way. Email the Homeless Navigator and she can reach out to individuals and provide them with the appropriate resources.
Please provide the individual with the email address of the Homeless Navigator and encourage them to reach out. It’s also fine to send an email to the Homeless Navigator informing them of the situation.
The Homeless Navigator does not assist with moving camps or asking individuals to leave a space. Please contact the WRPD non-emergency number at 303-237-2220.
Call the non-emergency number 303-237-2220 and let Dispatch know the location of those individuals.