Safe Outdoor Spaces

Regis University is partnering with Colorado Village Collaborative, the Saint Francis Center and the City and County of Denver to provide humane shelter for people needing temporary emergency housing due to the pandemic. This is Regis’ Jesuit Catholic mission in action.

aerial view of sos site on campus

The 19,000-square-foot Safe Outdoor Space facility (SOS) is located in parking lot 6 on the University’s Northwest Denver campus at 50th and Federal Boulevard and will be in place through June 30, 2022. It offers 24/7 staffed and secured shelter for up to 60 people, who are screened and selected by service agencies. The facility offers residents shelter, beds, food, wellness checks and assistance for finding permanent housing. The program is funded by the City and County of Denver.

How can you help? Support the residents of the Regis Safe Outdoor Space by sharing a meal. You can cook it yourself, coordinate a potluck-style meal with friends or even purchase ready-to-eat items from a local restaurant. Sign up here!


Contact the Colorado Village Collaborative, (720) 432-8285, or

The Regis site was the fourth SOS facility and the first outside downtown Denver since the program was launched in 2020 by the Denver Mayor’s office.

Safe Outdoor Space Facility at Regis

Learn more about helping the unhoused.

"If we do not take care of one another… we cannot heal the world."

- Pope Francis