Since 1887, The Salvation Army has been meeting the needs of
those in the Denver community. Each year WE ARE THERE for more than 100
families who find self-reliance at our Lambuth Family Center.
In 1987, The Salvation Army opened the Lambuth Family Center
as a short-term housing facility supporting seven families at a time. Today,
the Lambuth Family Center houses up to 20 families at a time in a long-term
transitional housing program.
The primary goal of this facility is to help families break
the cycle of poverty and homelessness and to begin building a sustainable, self-sufficient
Each year, The Salvation Army’s Lambuth Family Center
12,014 Nights of lodging
Participating families are provided a private room and three
meals a day. Intensive case management begins as soon as a family is accepted
into the program with an assessment that identifies the root causes of
homelessness and what skill areas need to be addressed for both the parents and
Many people would be shocked to find
that 64% of Denver’s homeless population is people in families with children.
That is why The Salvation Army’s Lambuth Family Center is there to help get
families back on their feet.
Parents can access valuable life skills classes during their
stay. Parenting skills, job readiness, nutrition, food safety, and financial
literacy are offered to establish the skill sets necessary to secure employment
and remain in permanent housing after graduation.
All parents in the program are required to obtain employment
within the first 60 days after moving into the center. Once employment is
secured, families begin saving 50% of their income, which will be used to help
them cover rent, utilities, and other expenses associated with long-term
Lambuth Family Center strives to provide a safe and warm
environment for the entire family. The resource room offers books, games, and
computers for use by children and parents. The Salvation Army works to create a
sense of normalcy for children through birthday celebrations, family movie
nights, and holiday parties. A large playground is available to encourage
Transitional housing is available to families in need for up
to a year as case managers continue working with the families to meet their