College to open homeless shelter for degree-seeking students

Colorado News

DENVER– In Colorado, it’s unclear exactly how many college students are trying to do their homework without a stable home.

Some institutions and national organizations survey students about housing and food insecurity. But those numbers are self-reported, and many students never fill out the information.

The Denver Post reports that the plight is so pervasive at Red Rocks Community College that the college plans to establish a shelter to house about a dozen students. Red Rocks is partnering with The Action Center, a Jefferson County nonprofit organization that offers food, clothing and housing help to those in need.

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