Headwaters Protectors for houseless folks

Have you ever driven by an encampment of unhoused people and felt sad and helpless? Have you thought to yourself what it would be like to be without a home, water or basic needs? Last year, with the pandemic hitting, we asked ourselves what we could do to help. From that desire for positive change, Headwaters Protectors was formed.

Headwater Protectors provides compassionate water and trash services to people experiencing homelessness in Denver, CO. Our city's sharp rise in property value, rent, and cost of living has led to an unaffordable housing crisis; our public officials ignore and deny sustainable solutions to offer safe, suitable accommodations. Meanwhile, the precarious situation of underserved individuals leads to higher rates of homelessness for minimum wage workers, people living with mental health disorders, and Veterans. Currently, we service encampments every Sunday. We believe everyone deserves basic access to water and sanitation.

We currently have a trailer to haul water, sanitation equipment and basic supplies. We are in the process of securing a truck to pull the trailer. With funding, we will be able to more efficiently distribute water to more camps more frequently. Our goal is to be able to service camps every day, not just Sundays.  Funds raised will also be used for trash bags, gloves, hand sanitizer, and other necessary items.

Trash and Water Service
Water Wagon - Truck/Trailer
Water Gear for Truck
Trash Materials - brooms, shovels, trash bins
Materials for building out the trailer

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Headwaters Protectors
Denver, CO

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