Mission Arvada strives to build and maintain mutually supportive collaborations with several organizations and agencies in the City of Arvada, Jefferson County, and within the Denver Metro Area to assist homeless individuals. Mission Arvada collaborates with approximately twenty other organizations that are involved in homeless ministry or outreach. A short list of these significant collaborations include:
Mission Arvada Staff work directly with these organizations in order to facilitate client’s in obtaining housing options through various voucher programs. Our desire is to see homeless gain sustainable housing and subsequently no longer be living on the streets.
Mission Arvada maintains a cooperative relationship with the Police Department to provide safe and effective treatment and care of homeless individuals in the community using resource-based solutions. We have an especially close relationship with the CORE team which is tasked with the Police Department’s relationship with the Homeless Community.
Mission Arvada works with the Arvada Public Library to market services and programs for those in need; partner to host events including the annual Point in Time Survey and Vulnerability Index-Service Prioritization Decision Assistance Tool (VISPIDAT) survey.
Mission Arvada provides space for Benefits in Action to work with clients to obtain public benefits that are available to their vulnerable population, most specifically to incur Medicaid and Food Stamps
Mission Arvada provides space and administrative support for the Christian Legal Society which offers legal counseling pro bono for homeless and low income individuals.
Mission Arvada collaborates with nurses at the coalition to gather medical and health records to assist clients who are having difficulty in obtaining their Colorado ID.
Colorado Legal Services assists Mission Arvada clients who are having difficulties obtaining in state Identification with accessing the documents necessary to prove their identity and subsequently acquire their ID. Colorado Legal Services will attend a DMV or Department of Human Services appointment and advocate for our clients.
Mission Arvada collaborates with staff at Community Table to assist clients with obtaining identification and other resources offered there.
Twice a month, Dr. Brian Georinger from Senior Smiles/ Mobile Outreach Alliance partners with Mission Arvada to provide free dental care to individuals in need.
The Mission Arvada Director works closely with Denver Rescue Mission staff to assist clients in getting into the New Life Program, a long term drug and alcohol residential rehabilitation program.
Starting in March 2022, DMV2Go is bringing DMV services to Mission Arvada.
Mission Arvada is partnering with Eye Love Care to give clients access to free eye exams and glasses.
Mission Arvada works with Family Tree with referrals to provide supportive services (especially low-income housing options) to those without homes.
Mission Arvada has worked with the Food Bank of the Rockies to provide homeless and low income individuals and families in the Arvada community with non-perishable and perishable goods free of cost. Mission Arvada disperses non-perishable food every Saturday as well as participates in FBTR’s Grocery Rescue program and disperses perishable food every Monday and Friday.
Since May 2019, Mission Arvada supplied space two days a month for a JCMH mental health clinician to provide mental health evaluation and treatment. Due to high needs, the number of days increased in October 2019 to every Thursday. Currently, Mission Arvada is a site where clients can access mental health services through our JCMH kiosk via zoom five days a week during our open hours on demand!
Mission Arvada serves as a location where homeless families and individuals who do not meet SWSN criteria can receive hotel vouchers on severe weather days. Mission Arvada also provides space for Jefferson County Public Health to provide Hep-A vaccines as well as Hep-C/HIV screenings to this vulnerable population.
Metro Caring assists Mission Arvada by by allocating vouchers to obtain Identification or birth certificates for our clients. They also have a food bank for client use.
Mission Arvada collaborates with leaders to provide additional support and resources for homeless individuals seeking to gain employment and housing.
Mission Arvada serves as one of the key registration locations in north Jefferson County for those who want to access the SWSN for overnight sheltering on severe weather nights. Mission Arvada staff also assist families in obtaining hotel vouchers on severe weather nights for Jefferson County Human Services.
Through this program, the Arvada Fire Department helps clients get to doctor and dental appointments. They'll also take clients to doctors or clinics instead of hospitals when that's more appropriate. Clients can request them when calling 911.
Through this program, the Arvada Fire Department also helps with mental health and de-escalation.
Each Wednesday, the Stride Medical team provides an array of medical services to our clients. They can provide wellness checks, wound care, basic physical exams, COVID-19 testing, and Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines.
Mission Arvada works with a contact at the U.S. VA office for homeless vets to connect veterans with additional supports and benefits, including housing.
Using the Food Pantry Assistance Grant, Mission Arvada partners with Wheat Ridge Poultry and Meats to provide protein-rich foods like meats, eggs, and cheeses in our Food Bank.