Homeless Outreach Team


Our Homeless Outreach Team (HOT) is out and about rain, shine, or snow! 

The City of Thornton's Homeless Outreach Team is a group dedicated to building relationships with unhoused populations, providing them with resources and investigating encampments. HOT is committed to providing resources to those experiencing homelessness in the City of Thornton and works to eliminate any barriers that may keep them from achieving housing stability. Our team regularly does outreach to provide hygiene items, referrals to shelter, assistance in obtaining vital documents and other needed services. Funded by the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), the HOT team is part of the Community Connections division which is the one-stop resource shop for people living in Thornton. If you are currently experiencing homelessness in the City of Thornton or want information about our team, please call our HOTline at 720-977-5900 or email us at ThorntonHOT@Thorntonco.gov.


  1. Build relationships with the unhoused, homeless service providers, and the community.
  2. Make connections to shelters and services.
  3. Work regionally to collect and analyze data to inform recommendations.

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