Resources

Rocky Mountain Human Services works collaboratively with service agencies, organizations and the business community to expand resources to meet ever increasing needs for people of all ages. We are always looking for ways to increase support for families and streamline access to community services to obtain necessities and expand opportunities for learning, work and recreation.

Additional resources specific to the populations we serve can be found under the program you or your family member is eligible for or are currently enrolled in.

Activities/Recreation

  • Adam's Camp

    Provides a variety of intensive, personalized, and integrated therapeutic programs for children with special needs and their families, as well as recreational programs for youth and young adults with moderate developmental disabilities.
    (303) 563-8290
  • Camp Paha

    The R.I.S.E. program offers two summer day program options for individuals with disabilities: Camp Paha for youth ages 6 to 17 and Paha Adults in Transition (PAT) for young adults ages 18 to 25.
    (303) 987-4866
  • Challenge Aspen Military Opportunities

    CAMO provides outdoor recreation opportunities for service members and veterans with physical, cognitive and emotional challenges to enhance their well-being and heal the body and mind
    (970) 923-0578
  • Continuum of Colorado - Elevate 365

    Elevate 365 is a recreational, social and educational program that offers a variety of integrated activities to individuals three years of age and older with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
    (303) 214-3370
  • Jumpstreet

    Jumpstreet Indoor Trampoline Parks nationwide will open their doors at 9 a.m. — an hour early — every first Saturday for Special Family Saturdays so special families can enjoy an hour of play before the general public is admitted at 10 a.m.
  • Wilderness On Wheels

    Wilderness On Wheels (WOW) provides Access to Nature for people of all abilities, their families and caregivers. Nestled at the base of Kenosha Pass, WOW offers a one-mile long, eight foot wide boardwalk that rises to 9,200 feet, fishing pond, 13 campsites, 5 huts and 2 cabins - all wheelchair accessible. 
    (303) 403-1110
  • Xcel Beyond

    Provides financial assistance to developmentally disabled individuals for activities they otherwise could not afford. They might fund the cost of tickets to a concert or football game, expensive sports equipment, or a Rocky Mountain wilderness adventure. They even provide sponsorship for weekly lessons in music, art, dance, and sports. As long as it's fun and you live in the greater Denver Metro area, the kinds of adventures they sponsor and the types of activities they fund are limited only by your dreams and imagination!
    (303) 351-3935

Adaptive Services

Advocacy

  • Advocacy Denver

    Civil rights advocacy organization serving children, teenagers and adults with intellectual and development disabilities in the areas of education, health care, legal issues, housing, transportation and financial issues.
    (303) 831-7733

Assistive Technology

  • Family Center on Technology and Disability

    Provides a wide range of resources on assistive technology, from introductory fact sheets and training materials to in-depth discussion of best practices and emerging research.

Basic Needs

  • Catholic Charities

    Provides emergency assistance for food, diapers, personal care items, tokens for work-related travel, or help paying your rent, a utility bill or a prescription. Locations in Denver, Glenwood Springs, Ft. Collins and Greeley.
    (303) 742-0828
  • Colorado Low-income Energy Assistance Program

    LEAP is a federally funded program designed to assist with winter heating costs. Eligibility period runs from Nov. 1 through April 30 annually.   
  • Colorado PEAK

    An online service for Coloradoans to screen themselves and apply for medical, food and cash assistance programs.
  • Denver Rescue Mission

    The Denver Rescue Mission offers a variety of emergency services including, food assistnace, serving daily meals, immediate shelter needs, clothing and furniture distributions, and clinical services. 
    (303) 297-1815

Caregiving

  • Lotsa Helping Hands

    Create an online community for friends, family and caregivers to organize care for a loved one and make it easy for each person to know what to do and when.

Disability Specific

Early Childhood

  • Denver's Early Childhood Council

    The Denver's Early Childhood Council serves as Denver’s early childhood hub leveraging resources, opportunities and connections to create a quality system that impacts the lives of children and their families.
    (303) 561-2244
  • Early Intervention Colorado

    Colorado's Infant and Toddler Initiative under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. Early Intervention Colorado is an interagency initiative led by the Colorado Department of Human Services.
    (888) 777-4041
  • Health First Colorado

    Health First Colorado (Colorado's Medicaid Program) is public health insurance for Coloradans who qualify. Health First Colorado is funded jointly by a federal-state partnership and is administered by the Department of Health Care Policy & Financing.
    (800) 221-3943
  • Milestone Moments Booklet

    A guide to help you follow your child's development and learn what to watch for in your child and how you can help him or her learn and grow.
  • Milestone Moments Spanish Booklet

    A guide to help you follow your child's development and learn what to watch for in your child and how you can help him or her learn and grow. (En estas páginas encontrará los indicadores a los que debe prestar atención y la forma en que puede ayudar a su hijo a aprender y crecer.)

Education

Employment

Financial Assistance/Benefits

  • Children's Home and Community-Based Services Waiver (CHCBS)

    A waiver is an extra set of Health First Colorado (Colorado's Medicaid Program) benefits that you (or your child) could qualify for in certain cases. These benefits can help you remain in your home and community. Waivers have extra program rules and some programs may have waitlists.
  • Colorado Access

    Single Entry Point Agency - they offer access to behavioral and physical health services for Coloradans. Child Health Plan Plus This low-cost health plan is for uninsured children ages 18 and under whose families earn too much to qualify for Medicaid, but cannot afford private insurance. Medicaid provides health coverage for low-income families, pregnant women, senior citizens, and people with disabilities. Our programs cover behavioral, physical, and long-term care.    
  • Colorado PEAK

    An online service for Coloradoans to screen themselves and apply for medical, food and cash assistance programs.
  • Health First Colorado

    Health First Colorado (Colorado's Medicaid Program) is public health insurance for Coloradans who qualify. Health First Colorado is funded jointly by a federal-state partnership and is administered by the Department of Health Care Policy & Financing.
    (800) 221-3943
  • Health First Colorado Buy In Program

    The Health First Colorado Buy-In Program for Working Adults with Disabilities lets adults with a disability who qualify to "buy-into" Health First Colorado (Colorado's Medicaid Program). If you work and earn too much to qualify for Health First Colorado you may qualify. If you qualify, you pay a monthly premium. Your monthly premium is based on your income. 
    (800) 221-3943
  • Tax Help Colorado

    Tax Help Colorado offers free tax preparation assistance to individuals who earn less than about $54,000 a year, helping to ease the burden of commercial tax preparation costs on low-wage earners.
    (303) 628-3800

Government

  • Children's Home and Community-Based Services Waiver (CHCBS)

    A waiver is an extra set of Health First Colorado (Colorado's Medicaid Program) benefits that you (or your child) could qualify for in certain cases. These benefits can help you remain in your home and community. Waivers have extra program rules and some programs may have waitlists.
  • Colorado PEAK

    An online service for Coloradoans to screen themselves and apply for medical, food and cash assistance programs.
  • Health First Colorado

    Health First Colorado (Colorado's Medicaid Program) is public health insurance for Coloradans who qualify. Health First Colorado is funded jointly by a federal-state partnership and is administered by the Department of Health Care Policy & Financing.
    (800) 221-3943
  • Health First Colorado Buy In Program

    The Health First Colorado Buy-In Program for Working Adults with Disabilities lets adults with a disability who qualify to "buy-into" Health First Colorado (Colorado's Medicaid Program). If you work and earn too much to qualify for Health First Colorado you may qualify. If you qualify, you pay a monthly premium. Your monthly premium is based on your income. 
    (800) 221-3943
  • Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services

    OSERS supports programs that help educate children and youth with disabilities, provides for the rehabilitation of youth and adults with disabilities and supports research to improve the lives of individuals with disabilities.
    (800) 872-5327
  • State Medicaid Waiver Tax Exempt Status

    This notice provides that certain payments received by an individual care provider under a state Medicaid Home and Community-Based Services Waiver (Medicaid waiver) program, described in this notice, are difficulty of care payments excludable under § 131 of the Internal Revenue Code.

Housing/Home Modifications

  • Colorado Low-income Energy Assistance Program

    LEAP is a federally funded program designed to assist with winter heating costs. Eligibility period runs from Nov. 1 through April 30 annually.   
  • Home Builders Foundation

    The Home Builders Foundation of Metro Denver provides accessibility solutions and home modifications for individuals with disabilities and financial need through many collaborated efforts of the home building industry.
    (303) 778-1400

Legal Assistance

  • Colorado Legal Services

    Nonprofit that provides access to high quality, civil legal services for low-income persons and members of vulnerable populations throughout Colorado.
    (303) 837-1313
  • Disability Law Colorado

    Disability Law Colorado (formerly known as The Legal Center for People with Disabilities and Older People) is an independent, public interest non-profit organization, specializing in civil rights and discrimination issues, working to promote systemic change to sustain or improve the quality of life for children and adults with disabilities and elders. 
    (303) 722-0300
  • Metro Volunteer Lawyers

    Metro Volunteer Lawyers’ mission is to bridge the gap in access to justice by coordinating the provision of pro bono legal services by volunteer lawyers within the Denver Metro Area to people who could not otherwise afford legal services for their civil legal issues.
    (303) 837-1313

Medical Services/Supplies

  • A.V. Hunter Trust

    The A.V. Hunter Trust provides funds for individuals (who are legal residents of Colorado) who need assistance to purchase durable medical equipment through applications from a referring professional.
  • Blue Guide Colorado

    This guide helps uninsured individuals and families, health care providers and community organizations locate the healthcare options and resources that are available for uninsured and underinsured Coloradans.
  • Connect for Health Colorado

     A new online health insurance marketplace (opening October 2013) where you will be able to shop, compare, pick and purchase the health plan that is right for you.
    (855) 752-6749
  • Dental Lifeline Network

    Dental Lifeline Network is a national humanitarian organization  providing access to comprehensive dental services for people with disabilities or who are elderly or medically at-risk.
    (888) 471-6334
  • Goodhealthwill

    Accepts donations of durable medical equipment and medical supplies and supplies them to people of all ages in Colorado and Wyoming, also provides guidance in acquiring medical equipment and supplies.
  • Health First Colorado

    Health First Colorado (Colorado's Medicaid Program) is public health insurance for Coloradans who qualify. Health First Colorado is funded jointly by a federal-state partnership and is administered by the Department of Health Care Policy & Financing.
    (800) 221-3943
  • Kids Mobility

    Kids Mobility Network is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization providing children with disabilities with durable medical equipment such as wheelchairs, walkers and other medical equipment.
    (303) 242-8281
  • Mesothelioma + Asbestos Awareness Center

    The Mesothelioma + Asbestos Awareness Center is dedicated to bringing attention to the dangers of asbestos and the deadly form of cancer it causes: mesothelioma. Their site serves as a repository of information for mesothelioma patients and their families, caregivers, advocates, and others who are looking to learn more about the disease. They also link individuals who have been diagnosed with mesothelioma to experts who can help them with issues such as medical, financial, or legal problems due to their mesothelioma diagnosis.
  • Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance

    The Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance at Mesothelioma.com is the web's most trusted information resource for individuals who have been diagnosed with mesothelioma and their families, and has specific information for Veterans as well. 
    (800) 336-0086
  • NeedyMeds

    Online information about programs that provide assistance to people who are unable to afford their medications and health care costs.
  • VA Choice Program

    The Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act of 2014 (Public Law 113-146) requires the VA to establish a temporary program (“the Choice Program”) to improve Veterans’ access to health care.

Mental Health/Counseling

  • Jefferson Center for Mental Health

    Jefferson Center for Mental Health is the not-for-profit community mental health center serving Jefferson, Clear Creek, and Gilpin counties.
    (800) 201-5264
  • Metro Crisis Line

    Free, confidential guidance by phone for mental or emotional issues, substance abuse issues or problems in relationships, work or school
    (844) 493-8255
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

      Call for help if you feel you are in a crisis or thinking about killing yourself
    (800) 273-8255
  • Peak Military Care Network

    Assists service members, veterans and their families in identifying providers to meet their needs, connecting them to needed information and resources, and facilitating seamless transitions between providers.
    (719) 577-7417
  • Start Your Recovery

    StartYourRecovery.org offers relateable information for people who are dealing with substance use issues - and their family memebers, friends, and co-workers, too. 
  • Veterans Crisis Line

    Connects veterans in crisis and their families and friends with qualified, caring Department of Veterans Affairs responders through a confidential toll-free hotline, online chat, or text. Available 24/7.
    (800) 273-8255

Military/Veteran

Parenting/Family

  • Denver County Child Care Assistance Program

    Helps families who qualify pay for child care for infants to children age 13 and special needs youth up to age 19. There may be a wait list. Ayuda a las familias que califican a pagar los costos de los servicios de guardería de niños. Proveemos asistencia para niños entre las edades de 0 a 13 años y para los jóvenes con necesidades especiales hasta los 19 años.
    (720) 944-5437
  • El Grupo Vida

    Spanish-language network of families who have children with disabilities or special needs, including support groups and events. El Grupo VIDA es un grupo de padres hispanos formado para dar apoyo mutuo a los padres que tienen hijos con necesidades especiales.
    (303) 904-6073
  • Family Voices

    Family Voices aims to achieve family-centered care for all children and youth with special health care needs and/or disabilities. Through our national network, we provide families tools to make informed decisions, advocate for improved public and private policies, build partnerships among professionals and families, and serve as a trusted resource on health care.
    (888) 835-5669
  • PEAK Parent Center

    The mission of PEAK Parent Center is to provide training, information and technical assistance to equip families of children, birth through age 26, including all disability conditions, with strategies to advocate successfully for their children.
    (800) 284-0251

Religious

  • Colorado Community Church - CHOSEN Special Needs Program

    Support for kids with special needs in Sunday school classes or sensory room, parent support group with adapted Bible classes for kids with special needs and their siblings, volunteer-hosted tables for youth and adults with special needs to attend service independently, monthly social events for youth and adults with special needs.
    (303) 903-3174

Support Group

  • El Grupo Vida

    Spanish-language network of families who have children with disabilities or special needs, including support groups and events. El Grupo VIDA es un grupo de padres hispanos formado para dar apoyo mutuo a los padres que tienen hijos con necesidades especiales.
    (303) 904-6073

Therapy

  • Adam's Camp

    Provides a variety of intensive, personalized, and integrated therapeutic programs for children with special needs and their families, as well as recreational programs for youth and young adults with moderate developmental disabilities.
    (303) 563-8290
  • The Right Step

    A therapeutic riding program where clients of all ages with a range of physical, emotional, behavioral and cognitive disabilities experience freedoms they have never felt before.
    (303) 731-9057

Transportation

  • TransitOptions

    A quick and easy interactive tool designed to help individuals find specialized transportation that meets each person’s specific needs