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R.J. Montgomery Center Shelter

RJ Montgomery Center

The Salvation Army R.J. Montgomery Center

The Salvation Army R.J. Montgomery Center is Colorado Springs largest shelter - and the city's only 24/7 emergency shelter. The shelter can house and feed up to 210 residents per night and averages about 187 individuals per night. The Center provides men, women and children with 24-hour shelter including case management, nutritious meals, and a safe place to rebuild their lives. 45% of our clients effectively move from The Salvation Army R.J. Montgomery Center to long-term housing solutions.

Children's Discovery Center

Children’s Discovery Center (CDC)



The Children’s Discovery Center is housed within The Salvation Army R.J. Montgomery Center to provide a place for families to spend time together while at the shelter. The CDC offers a location for families to cook, eat and spend time together. It helps provide a feeling or normalcy for children while the family is in crisis.


RJ Montgomery CenterPeak Vista Community Health Center - Homeless Help Center  

A health clinic is available in shelter for homeless citizens to receive basic medical and dental services. It is provided by Peak Vista Community Health Centers Monday to Thursday from 8:00 am – 5:00 pm and Fridays 8:00 am to Noon. Dental services are available on Thursdays.


Give justice to the weak and the fatherless;      maintain the right of the afflicted                    and the destitute.

Psalm 82:3






Success Story...

Jon worked his entire life. He served in the Navy and was proud of his service. By all measures, Jon was living a successful life until his circumstances took a wrong turn. Perhaps, it was a combination of the stress of owning  a business and the pain of a failed marriage that  led to Jon's excessive drinking which ultimately landed him in jail. When Jon was released from prison, he was sent to the R.J. Montgomery Center as a condition of his parole. Jon was frustrated and overwhelmed with all his requirements-but took comfort in knowing he had a place to sleep and a meal at the end of the day. Employment was a difficult and frustrating hurdle due to his age and felonies, but Jon heeded the advice and direction he was given at the shelter and was soon headed in the right direction. Jon connected with the VA and was approved for a transitional housing program. Jon credits the shelter for giving him a chance and believing in him when he didn't believe in himself. Jon left the shelter with a renewed sense of hope. (December 2014)