Frequently Asked Questions about Coordinated Entry
How do I find a place to sleep, shelter, or help with basic needs if I am an individual experiencing homelessness?
Are you a single homeless adult (18 and over) with no children in your household? Your first step to receiving services from Boulder County or the cities of Boulder or Longmont is to go to your nearest Coordinated Entry (CE) site. This is a required step for anyone seeking homeless-related services.
For Coordinated Entry in Longmont, please call 720-453-6096 on Monday-Fridays between noon and 7:00 p.m. If you do not have access to a phone, you can access one at HOPE in Longmont at 804 S. Lincoln Longmont from noon to 5 p.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays.
For coordinated Entry in Boulder, please call 303-579-4404, Monday-Fridays between 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. except Tuesdays, which is from noon-4 p.m.
What happens at Coordinated Entry?
You will meet with a staff person and go through a short screening. Based on the screening information, you will be referred to the most appropriate services given your needs. CE staff are available in both Boulder and Longmont. Services available include shelter, help identifying housing options, basic-needs services, help connecting with benefits, and more.
What if I need help after Coordinated Entry screening hours, or on days it is not open?
When Coordinated Entry is not available you may seek help at an existing homeless service provider in Boulder or Longmont, or get information on available services by calling 2-1-1. You will be screened for additional services the next day CE is available. 2-1-1 is a FREE number all can access when they need help with anything from childcare, to basic needs and much more.
Where can I find additional Frequently Asked Questions for the municipalities?
For City of Boulder Frequently Asked Questions, please visit https://bouldercolorado.gov/guide/homelessness-boulder#:~:text=Understanding%20Homelessness,-How%20many%20people%20experience%20homelessness
For City of Longmont Frequently Asked Questions, please visit https://www.longmontcolorado.gov/departments/departments-a-d/community-services-department/homeless-services/homelessness-faqs