Pandemic Response: Help Provide 24/7 Medical Care and Health Services at a Shelter in Denver
In addition to caring for patients internationally during the pandemic, we have turned our attentions close to home where we can #BeTheGood in our own community providing disaster relief. And we need your help.
International Medical Relief is working with the City of Denver to provide medical staffing at the 300-bed congregate living shelter for unhoused men (formerly a women’s shelter) at the Denver Coliseum to handle and manage the needs of shelter guests that would otherwise go unmet. Our goal is to improve delivery of care, continuity, and services to shelter guests.
We are looking for volunteers to work with medical staff to provide services that include:
During our Coliseum-to-Shelter Conversion
$9,350,690 Saved in Averted ER Visits and Biohazard Calls
But Our Work is Far from Done…
Working to improve the delivery of care, continuity, and services to the Coliseum residents
We have seen incredible positive change resulting from our team’s education efforts and our role as a sustainable and comfortable resource for guests, including reducing their dependency on emergency services. Guests are becoming empowered to take an active role in their own health and improve their own health outcomes while reducing the utilization of already overburdened city resources.
We Need Your Help!
Congregate living shelters face serious challenges, and the Coliseum shelter is no exception. Dedicated volunteers make a huge difference in the lives of our shelter guests, especially during these challenging times.