CWC - Who We Are
Community of Faith United (COFU) along with a collaboration of churches provides life-saving emergency shelter each winter. This program is called Cold Weather Care (CWC).
A recent study conducted by Metro Denver Homeless Initiative counted 2,500 homeless individuals in Adams County. Currently, Adams County has only 60 shelter beds year round. During the cold weather months, CWC is able to add an additional 20 beds.
CWC is the only shelter in the county that serves both single adults and families while providing intensive case management for all guests.
CWC's goal is not simply to shelter the homeless for one more day, but more importantly to provide a path to self-sufficiency for persons experiencing homelessness through case management and community support.
CWC operates through a network of churches that take turns opening their doors to homeless families and individuals during the cold weather season. Approximately 6,000 volunteer hours were given toward the success of CWC in the 2012-2013 winter season.
CWC is successful; approximately 60% of guests were in stable housing at season end.