Blue Spruce Temporary Shelter Open and Operating

Tables are set-up, beds are laid out and hot meals are ready to be served at the Blue Spruce Temporary Shelter in Northern Colorado. Fort Collins Rescue Mission has been hard at work collaborating with the City of Fort Collins and many others to create this safe and warm space to offer people experiencing homelessness during the COVID-19 pandemic.

This temporary facility will allow us to safely serve up to 150 men; far more then we could in our current Mission facility under public health guidelines. We will continue to operate the temporary shelter through April 2021. Catholic Charities will be serving women and families during the same time frame.

Blue Spruce Temporary Shelter Open and Operating 1

Since the Blue Spruce space will only operate as an overnight facility, Westminster Presbyterian Church has graciously offered to be a day shelter for those experiencing homelessness during inclement weather periods through April. With the cold temperatures just around the corner, these facilities will be a saving grace for many living on the streets.

What You Need to Know:


Hours of operation: 7 days a week: 5:30pm – 7:00 am


Men only for overnight shelter and meals. Breakfast, a sack lunch and dinner will be served to guests.


Fort Collins Rescue Mission continues to work alongside the Larimer County Health Department to provide a space that complies with social distancing procedures to protect our guests, volunteers and staff.


Fort Collins Rescue Mission will be operational only for donation drop-off and meal preparations.

Volunteers are needed for meal prep at Fort Collins Rescue Mission as well as for meal service at Blue Spruce Temporary Shelter.

Click below for more information on how to volunteer and serve alongside us!

Written by: Ellis Petrik, Community and Event Specialist