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South Denver metro cities search for role on homeless

Winding through the south metro area is the South Platte River, an informal thoroughfare for people experiencing homeless, where campers are common along Englewood’s west edge. With a homeless … more

Englewood, Sheridan, Denver school districts help shoulder homelessness

Every week in Englewood, Sheridan and Denver, hundreds of students sit in class, turn in their work, walk out of their schools in the afternoon and return to a life of sleeping in shelters, cars or … more

Ruling with ‘human element’ in mind

Across the hall from his old seat as mayor on Englewood City Council, Joe Jefferson has donned the judge’s robes and brought with him a passion for helping defendants succeed. “Our primary goal … more

What property is public or private?

Unlike Denver, where a 2012 law bans camping on private and public property, Englewood does not have a law specifically barring camping — staying in an outdoor place with a tent, sleeping bag or … more

Swedish Medical Center sees ‘slight increase’ in number of homeless patients

At the east end of Englewood’s central corridor, Swedish Medical Center treats as many as a half-dozen homeless individuals per day who come through the emergency room. “Some seasonality … more

Englewood library, government offices up security

Like other public spaces around the city, Englewood’s library has become a place where homeless individuals are a common part of the scene. Englewood City Council in June approved expanded private … more

Without family, ‘I had no options’

In a patch of grass just out of the hot sun, Randall Thompson lay near the sidewalk along South Cherokee Street near the CityCenter Englewood shopping area, a scooter full of his belongings beside … more

Police integrate mental health component into work with homeless

On a late spring day in June, Englewood police Sgt. Reid McGrath described a call about a woman who said she was hearing voices — a scenario he said is not unusual for police interactions with … more

‘Where are we gonna go? There’s nowhere to go’

Amanda McGuire walked up to collect her belongings from a shed in Englewood one day in April. She and her partner had been living in the shed on South Washington Street with, she said, permission … more

For homeless people, the streets, and the laws, are often gray areas

To Englewood police Sgt. Tracy Jones, the homeless situation on the city’s central streets is a row of stops — the light-rail station, the library, the Englewood Trolley bus route, the Walmart, … more

'No place to call home' for Englewood's homeless

Colorado Community Media is publishing an ongoing series called “No Place to Call Home,” which explores the reasons behind the rise in homelessness in Englewood and the response from various … more
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