Our Programs

Program Overview


Every person has value. People are not their circumstances, but rather a combination of life experiences that shape their future.

Homeless adult (and family services coming in 2025) participants at Advance are referred to as Community Members; we strive to eliminate personal isolation by cultivating and supporting long-term community.

We believe that Community Member success ultimately depends on their belief in themselves as they discover their way forward, supported by peers and caring staff. Community Members have the opportunity to take charge of their lives, developing skills for long-lasting self-sufficiency and building trust in themselves.

A Support Coach will collaborate with the Community Member in creating a plan to address: mental and physical health, recovery from harmful behaviors, increasing income through employment and job skill training, obtaining health benefits, increasing education, and securing stable housing. Our commitment is to support every Community Member for as long as it takes to become self-sufficient.


By joining Advance and choosing a path toward housing and stability, you can experience:

  • Improved health — physical and emotional 
  • Freedom from relying on others for your wellbeing
  • Satisfaction in becoming self-sufficient
  • A renewed sense of purpose
  • Being valued, heard, and respected
  • Access to healthy food, clean clothing, shoes, and accessories
  • A community of supportive peers and staff encouraging you and celebrating your successes


Some ways we support success…

Advance works to provide some of life’s necessities for day-to-day survival for active participating Community Members, including:

  • A safe, clean, sober living environment that includes a bed, shower, restroom, and hygiene items
  • A mailing address for postal and package delivery
  • Storage for personal items
  • Access to clean clothing, shoes, and accessories
  • Transportation aid for medical and employment related purposes
  • Phone access
  • Onsite 12-step programming and life skills training such as cooking and doing laundry
  • Support Coaches for problem solving and referrals for: behavior health and wellness resources, employment assistance, housing information and identification assistance.

Program requirements

Advance is a non-medical facility with no doctors or licensed clinicians on staff serving adult homeless men, women, and couples aged 21 and older. Requirements for participation include:

  • Applicants who DO NOT suffer from schizophrenia, psychosis, multiple personality disorder, and have no suicide attempts within the last 30 days.
  • Willingness to participate in a criminal background screening. Everyone is considered on a case-by-case basis. Advance is unable to help men with severely violent or sexual offenses on their criminal background history. These would include crimes involving death, sex, children, and the use of weapons or arson to cause harm.
  • Willingness and ability to work full-time, tax-paying, payroll jobs. No part-time, temporary, under-the-table cash employment is allowed. We are focused on long-term self-sufficiency.

Advance values personal responsibility, effort toward progress, and abstinence from harmful behaviors.

  • Agree not to be on any long-term mind-altering medication such as medical marijuana, opiates, benzodiazepines, amphetamines, kratom and nootropics, buprenorphine or methadone for Medically Assisted Treatment (MAT), or any long-term mind-altering medication that can produce a high or a feeling of euphoria.
  • Are willing to participate in regular breathalyzer tests and random urinalysis tests while living at Advance.
  • Sign an agreement that includes the items above upon entry into the Community.


How do I Apply to the program?

Call 720-505-5571 to speak with our Assistant Program Director. Application hours are 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Applications are taken on a first-come, first-served basis for same day admission at 2:30 p.m., if accepted. Intake for Friday applicants will be the following Monday. Exceptions can be made for applicants calling from out of state, other programs/facilities, or the judicial system.

How much does the program cost?

There’s no cost to enter the program. There are minimal program fees paid by residents once they’re employed as part of the accountability component of the program.

What if i have trouble finding a job?

With the support of our Support Coach, our target is for 99% of the men who enter this program to obtain full-time employment in their first 30 days.

How long is the program?

There is no set length of stay. You’re welcome to be part of the program as long as you’re in compliance, showing effort, and making progress.

Is there a wait list?

Although there is no waiting list, bed availability changes daily. Applications are taken on a first-come, first-served basis.

Will my criminal background disqualifty me?

No. Each individual is considered on a case-by-case basis.

Do I have to pass a breathalizer or drug screen to be admitted?

You have to pass a breathalyzer, you cannot be intoxicated, and the results of your drug screen have to match the information given in your application. You can apply from a detox facility by phone.

Are visitors allowed?

Visitors are allowed on the weekends with approval from our staff. Community Members also have the freedom to visit with family outside of the residence.