Welcome to The Source! The information here is one way to connect to available resources in Colorado. With this list of resources, we hope to reduce information disparities one resource at a time.

 

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.

If you have any resources that can benefit the community email them at resources@rmhumanservices.org

Resources

Accessibility

Financial Assistance and Support Services for People with Disabilities


Resources for financial assistance for people with disabilities. This includes resources for vehicle and home modification to support persons with disabilities.

1-844-USA-GOV1 (1-844-872-4681)

www.usa.gov/disability-financial-support#item-37012




Home Builders Foundation


The Home Builders Foundation of Metro Denver creates home modifications that meet their requisite criteria for families and individuals most in need. The modifications provide mobility options, based on financial need and funds available.

(303) 778-1400

http://www.hbfdenver.org




Accessible Voting


In Colorado, voters with a disability have the options to vote electronically. People can access their ballots 22 days before and on election day.

(303) 894-2200 ext. 6343
(303) 869-4900 (fax)
State.ElectionDivision@sos.state.co.us

https://www.sos.state.co.us/pubs/elections/accessibleVoting.html




Xfinity


Xfinity offers people without an account the ability to access public hotspots for free. Download the Xfinity WIFI app to get enhanced security features at thousands of hotspots nationwide and to get better WIFI connections.

https://wifi.xfinity.com/





Activities & Leisure

Adam's Camp


Adam's Camp provides a variety of therapeutic programs for children with special needs and their families and recreational programs for youth and young adults with moderate developmental disabilities. They offer Early Start Therapy Camps, Mountain Therapy Family Camps, Overnight Adventure Camps and Social Events.

(303)563-8290

Contact@adamscamp.org

https://adamscamp.org/for-parents/inclusion-safety/




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

rise@lakewood.org

https://www.lakewood.org/Government/Departments/Community-Resources/Programs-and-Activities/Therapeutic-Recreation/Camp-Paha




Continuum of Colorado


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. Continuum empowers individuals of all abilities and offers services including Residential Services, Day and Seniors’ Choice activities, Family Caregiver, Supported Employment, Home and Community Support.

(303) 214-3370

http://www.continuumofcolorado.org/elevate-365/




Denver Parks & Recreation


DPR offers ommunity based therapeutic recreation programs for citizens with disabilities, including adapted aquatics, horseback riding, snow skiing, water skiing, teen night out, dances, Young Adult Adventures, overnight camping, rafting and much more. DPR supports inclusion and diversity by creating opportunities to improve quality of life, foster independence and boost self-esteem.

(720)865-0820

adaptive.recreation@denvergov.org

https://www.denvergov.org/content/denvergov/en/denver-parks-and-recreation/activities-programs/adaptive-recreation.html




Got Jump


Jumpstreet Indoor Trampoline Parks opens their doors at an hour early at 9 a.m. every first Saturday for Special Family Saturdays. Special families are provided the opportunity to enjoy an hour of play before the general public is admitted at 10 a.m.

Lakewood location (303) 590-1580

Greenwood Village location (303) 586-5530

info@gotjump.com

https://www.gotjump.com/




Special Olympics Colorado


Special Olympics provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities. The sports, health and education programs empower individuals with I/DD by giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, communication, leadership skills and more.


(720) 359-3100

Info@SpecialOlympicsCO.org

http://specialolympicsco.org/




Wilderness on Wheels


Wilderness on Wheels provides easier access to the outdoors for people of all abilities, their families, friends and caregivers. The organization created a mile-long board walk in the Colorado Mountains for people to be able to go into the wilderness with a disability and have access to nature.

(303) 403-1110
wildernessonwheels@gmail.com

https://www.wildernessonwheels.org/




Xcel Beyond


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 and more.

Eligibility: All requests must be life-enhancing and provide recreational, experiential opportunities. The applicant must have a developmental disability and provide proof of such disability. The applicant must be at least 21 years old. The applicant must be participating in a Residential Program or Assisted Living Program. Requests for funding must be received at least 30 days prior to the activity.

(303) 351-3935

http://www.xcelbeyond.org/




Colorado Community Church CHOSEN Special Needs Program


Colorado Community Church creates an inclusive environment for children, youth and adults with special needs through adapted lessons and services. Multi- Sensory classrooms are available for children ages 4 years old – 5th grade who have cognitive, behavioral and emotional needs, as well as those who have experienced trauma. Parents can join a support group for children with cognitive, behavioral and emotional needs in the evenings.

(303) 903-3174

http://www.coloradocommunity.org/chosen




Storyline Online


Storyline Online hosts a library of videos featuring stories read aloud. Storyline Online is available 24 hours a day for children, parents, caregivers and educators worldwide.

https://www.storylineonline.net/library/




The Kennedy Center: Lunch Doodles with Mo Willems


Mo Willems leads videos with activities to draw, doodle and explore new ways of writing. People of all ages have joined Mo Willems in his studio for weekday LUNCH DOODLES.

https://www.kennedy-center.org/education/mo-willems/?fbclid=IwAR2jjiCWKKDxOtMgtS8bHxO-LtLEnrYXeX0ewfwFncMxQO1nG-XVs-R7NII




Denver Museum of Nature & Science


Denver Museum of Nature & Science shares a list of science activities for children to do at home. The list includes activities to do indoors and outdoors to keep kids active.

https://www.dmns.org/media/7333/at-home-science-fun-museum-closing-edited.pdf




Denver Art Museum


The Denver Art Museum established Creativity Resource thanks to a generous grant from the Morgridge Family Foundation. The site provides online learning resources for anyone to learn art and creativity.
https://denverartmuseum.org/creativity-resource?fbclid=IwAR1DRQVlx4N-T6w6QkV5Fmi68NeSIFYnAzOJpRhTohoqQchs0XV47WgoE1w




History Colorado


History Colorado offers an online learning resource that makes Colorado’s history accessible to communities and audiences of all ages. The digital learning resource gives people the opportunity to learn about Colorado’s history in a classroom or at home. https://www.historycolorado.org/digital-learning




Friendship Circle of Colorado


The Friendship Circle of Colorado offers programs and creative activities designed to cultivate relationships and create a difference in the lives of children and young adults with special needs, and their families. The one-to-one peer mentoring and social-recreational programs are provided in the homes, schools, and communities of Metro Denver and surrounding areas. (303) 792-7222

https://www.friendshipcirclecolorado.com/templates/articlecco_cdo/aid/2488253/jewish/About-Us.htm




Colorado Symphony


Colorado Symphony offers a sensory friendly and affordable performance specifically designed for people with memory loss, autism, down syndrome, sensory processing disorder, and other conditions that might cause them to feel uncomfortable at concerts. The concerts create and inclusive environment to ensure everyone has access to live concerts.

(303) 534-0732
jmartinez@coloradosymphony.org

https://coloradosymphony.org/Education/Sensory-Friendly







Basic Needs

Bienvenidos Food Bank


Bienvenidos provides people who are food insecure with food options. Through partnerships with local food providers they are able to provide fresh food and meats.

Eligibility:

Anyone may use our pantry for up to 4 visits regardless of your location.

No documentation required.


Hunger Free Hotline (855) 855-4626

http://www.bienvenidosfoodbank.org/client-resources/




Catholic Charities


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

http://www.ccdenver.org/




CDLE Food Assistance


A list of food assistance programs provided by the Colorado Department of Labor & Employment (CDLE).

800.536.5298

https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/cdhs/food-assistance-0




Denver Department of Public Health & Environment


DDPHE provides a list of food pantry and the operating status in Denver. It also includes useful contact information and description.

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1ZNVF9u4MuQ5MLu3oxAhIBqZWhEI84igOQcKLDy43x3U/edit#gid=0




Denver Rescue Mission


The Denver Rescue Mission offers a variety of emergency services including, food assistance, serving daily meals, immediate shelter needs, clothing and furniture distributions, and clinical services.

(303)297-1815

https://denverrescuemission.org/what-we-do/how-we-help/




Foodbank of the Rockies


Food Bank of the Rockies’ warehouse is the central distribution program providing food and essentials to in northern Colorado and Wyoming. Enter your zip code and find the closest food bank on the Food Bank of the Rockies website.

(303)371-9250
(877)460-8504 (toll-free)

https://www.foodbankrockies.org/find-food/




Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Food Pantry


The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Food Pantry in Denver assists individuals and families facing hunger and food insecurity. For some, the pantry helps weather an emergency; for others, it provides supplemental food to make ends meet without sacrificing a family’s health and well-being.

Eligibility:

Applicants must earn less than 200% of the federal poverty level (FPL.)
(303)597-5000 https://www.jewishfamilyservice.org/services/denver-food-pantry




Hunger Free Colorado


Food resource hotline is available for Coloradans to call if they struggle with access to food. The hotline offers bilingual services and will connect you to food stamps, food pantries and more.

Call the bilingual Food Resource Hotline toll-free at (855) 855-4626, or in Metro Denver at (720) 382-2920.

https://www.hungerfreecolorado.org/food-resource-hotline/




Tasty Food


A program where Denver youth ages 1-18 can eat breakfast, lunch, a nutritious snack or a supper meal that includes up to five food groups low in fat. Registration or signing in is not required, just show up and eat.

Eligibility:

Youth ages 1-18 Food Resource Hotline at 855-855-4626 (toll-free and bi-lingual)

https://www.denvergov.org/content/denvergov/en/office-of-childrens-affairs/programs/tasty-food.html




Volunteers of America: Food and Assistance Program


Several nutrition and food programs designed to assist individuals with their nutritional needs and families with emergency food, including Meals on Wheels.

(303) 297-0408

https://www.voacolorado.org/gethelp-denvermetro-foodnutrition




Bottom Line Diaper Bank of Catholic Charities


The Gabriel House Project provides Bottom Line Diaper Bank to provide much-needed supplies to mothers and families with young children. They offer supplies such as Diapers, Wipes, Formula, Baby Food, Blankets, Clothing (up to 5T).

(303)742-0828

https://ccdenver.org/gabriel-house/#location




WeeCycle


WeeCycle is a Colorado-based nonprofit supply needed supplies for local families in need. We collect, “weecycle” and match essential baby gear to families through partner organizations focused on alleviating poverty, homelessness, domestic violence, teen pregnancy and under-employment.

(720)319-7792
info@weecycle.org

https://www.weecycle.org/




Clothes to Kids of Denver


Provides clothing to children ages 3 to 21. Currently offering curbside pickup for a wardrobe that includes 5 outfits, 1 coat, 1 pair of shoes, 1 bra (optional) and 5 pairs each of new underwear and new socks.

Eligibility:

Ages 3- 21

(720) 379-4630 appointment@clothestokidsdenver.org https://clothestokidsdenver.org/2020/04/curbside-service-available/




Crossfire Ministries


Crossfire Ministries offers clothing, food, toiletries and household items for those in need. The nonprofit located in Colorado Springs serves El Paso County.

Eligibility

Social Security card for all family members and client must have a photo ID

(719) 447-1806
crossfireministries@msn.com

https://www.crossfireministries.org/




Colorado Refugee Services Program


CRSP connects refugees to the community and employers as a holistic approach to refugee resettlement. The services and programs deliver statewide coordination of refugee resettlement to promote refugee self-sufficiency and long-term integration.

Eligibility: Refugees who arrived in the United States within the past five years. (720)423-4749

https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/cdhs/refugees




Fresh Start Center


Fresh Start Center provides meals to individuals and families in need through their food distribution program located in Colorado Springs. The food program is open every Tuesday and Thursday from 10a.m.-4p.m., and every 3rd Saturday of the month from 10a.m.-1p.m.

7375 Adventure Way

Colorado Springs, CO 80923

(719) 495-3123

https://www.freshstartcenter.com/





Benefits

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.

Eligibility:

Ages 16 through 64 based on their gross individual income that is adjusted with applicable disregards. The calculated amount must be at or below$4,684. which is 450% of the Federal Poverty Level (FPL) in 2019.

(800) 221-3943

https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/hcpf/medicaidbuyinprograms




Social Security


The Social Security Administration provides information about benefits and options for people. Use this site to access your social security account, apply for benefits and more.

1-800-772-1213

http://www.ssa.gov/




Colorado PEAK


An online service for Coloradans to screen themselves and apply for medical, food and cash assistance programs.

http://coloradopeak.force.com/





Child Care & Respite

Colorado Childcare Assistance Program


The Colorado Child Care Assistance Program (CCCAP) helps families that are homeless, working, searching for work or in school find low-income childcare assistance. Families that are enrolled in the Colorado Works Program can also use CCCAP services.

Eligibility:

Each county sets eligibility requirements for families but must help families that have an income of 185% or less of the federal poverty guideline. Counties will not serve families that have an income over 85% of the state median income. 1-800-799-5876 http://coloradoofficeofearlychildhood.force.com/oec/OEC_Families?p=Family&s=Colorado-Child-Care-Assistance-Program&lang=en




YMCA Before & Afterschool Care


The Out of School Program is an option for child care services before and after school. The program is available in Glendale, Arvada, Golden and Lakewood.

Eligibility:

Children must be between the ages of 5 to 12 years old to register for YMCA Out of School Time program (720)524-2792

https://www.denverymca.org/child-care/before-after-school-care





Advocacy & Parent Support

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. Advocacy Denver offers informative webinars that provide helpful tips and lessons for people with disabilities and their families.

(303) 831-7733

http://www.advocacydenver.org




Denver County Child Care Assistance Program


Denver CCPA 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

http://www.denverccap.org/




El Grupo Vida


El Grupo VIDA is a 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

http://www.elgrupovida.org/




Family Voices


Family Voices aims to achieve family-centered care for all children and youth with special health care needs and/or disabilities. Family voices has a national network to 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

http://www.familyvoices.org/




Parent Encouraging Parents (PEP)


The Exceptional Student Services Unit (ESSU) at the Colorado Department of Education (CDE) plan conferences throughout the year that are family-centered and designed to offer support, information, and education to parents and professionals.

(303) 866-6694

https://www.cde.state.co.us/cdesped/PEP




Parent to Parent of Colorado


Parent to Parent of Colorado (P2P-CO) is a network of families across Colorado that connects families to each other and to resources needed. P2P helps provide emotional and informational support to parents of children with disabilities or special healthcare needs.

(877) 472-7201

http://www.p2p-co.org/




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

http://www.peakparent.org/




Servicios de la raza


Servicios de la raza provides and advocates for essential human services and opportunities in the community. The organization uses culturally responsive support and networks to be an accessible resource to all regardless of age, race gender etc.

(303) 458-5851

http://www.serviciosdelaraza.org




Fuzzy Baby Network


For parents that are having difficult time comforting their baby who may have trouble feeding and sleeping, the organization provides advice to help. Work with infant specialist that help parents with babies in their first year of life.

Eligibility:

Infants under 1 years old

1-877-627-9227

http://fussybabynetworkcolorado.org/index.htm




Small World with Special Needs


Small World Special Needs, is a multi-cultural resource hub for people helping children with special needs to share resources and information. Videos and Tips sheets offer video presentations about children with ASD in a variety of languages. smallworldxo@gmail.com https://smallworldspecialneeds.org/category/videos-and-tip-sheets/




Denver Regional Council of Governments (DRCOG)


Denver Regional Council of Governments (DRCOG) is a collaboration of local governments that establish guidelines, set policy and allocate funding for mobility
growth, development, aging and disability resources. DRCOG has a separate Network of Care resource database specific to the needs of people with intellectual developmental disabilities, their providers and caregivers.

(303) 480-6700
drcog@drcog.org

https://drcog.org/




Autism Speaks


Autism Speaks offers a wide range of resources, research articles, and advocacy for those with Autism and their families. The organization promotes solutions and innovations for all age groups.

(888) 288-4762

https://www.autismspeaks.org/




Rocky Mountain Down Syndrome Association


RMDSA helps parents understand the realities of parenting a child with Down syndrome and helps guide them on their journey. The organization shares education, resources and support for people with Down syndrome through a community network. (303) 797-1699 http://www.rmdsa.org




United Cerebral Palsy


UCP serves as a resource and bridge for individuals with cerebral palsy and other disabilities through a network of affiliates. From home ownership to health care reform, inclusive education to competitive employment, UCP affiliates provide supports and services in different communities to meet the needs of people with disabilities and their families.

(800) 872-5827

(617) 600-2450

swasserman@ucp.org

http://www.ucp.org/




Autism Society of Colorado


Autism Society of Colorado serves as an important advocate and resource for the autism community. The organization advocates for inclusion in policy and provides trainings and advocacy for organizations to include equal access employment opportunities.

(720) 214-0794

http://www.autismcolorado.org




Cerebral Palsy Guide


A guide to taking care of individuals with Cerebral Palsy. Find resources, treatments and learn more about Cerebral Palsy.

(855) 329-1008

http://www.cerebralpalsyguide.com/





Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Teaching Tolerance


This Web site (a project of the Southern Poverty Law Center) encourages people from all walks of life to fight hate and promote tolerance. Two classroom resources are available free for the asking including a Teaching Tolerance magazine subscription and Responding to Hate at School booklet.

https://www.tolerance.org/search?query=Resources+for+Teachers%2C+Administrators%2C+and+Counselors





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. DECC works with different stake holders to get enhance the quality and availability of childcare and early education opportunities for children.

(303) 561-2244

http://www.denverearlychildhood.org/




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

http://www.eicolorado.org/




CDC's Developmental Milestones


CDC's Developmental Milestones gives parents a reference going in order track their child's development from 2 months to 5 years old. Milestones can include a hand wave or smile. Easily tack your child's development by downloading the app here https://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/actearly/milestones-app.html

https://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/actearly/milestones/index.html




Anchor Center for Blind Children


Anchor Center for Blind Children provides early education and intervention services for children birth to five years old who are blind or visually impaired. The team provides a collaborative approach to education, therapeutic and family support services to ensure lifelong success.

(303) 377-9732

http://www.anchorcenter.org/




Colorado Head Start Program


Head Start is a Federal program that promotes the school readiness of children from birth to age five from low-income families by enhancing their cognitive, social, and emotional development. Head Start programs provide a learning environment that supports children's growth in many areas such as language, literacy, and social and emotional development. Eligibility: Children from birth to age five from families with low income, according to the Poverty Guidelines published by the Federal government.
Children in foster care, homeless children, and children from families receiving public assistance

1-866-763-6481

https://www.benefits.gov/benefit/1900





Education

Colorado Department of Education


The Colorado Department of Education (CDE) provides leadership, resources, support and accountability to the state’s 178 school districts. Find resources for students and families in Colorado's education programs.

http://www.cde.state.co.us/families




Denver Preschool Program


Makes preschool possible for all 4-year-olds within the city- regardless of neighborhood or socio-economic status, through tuition support and access to information. The program increases access to quality preschool across Denver.

http://www.dpp.org




Denver Public Schools


Find Denver Public School updates, program information and helpful resources for remote learning.

(720) 423-3200

info@dpsk12.org

http://www.dpsk12.org/




Denver Public Schools ACE Connect


ACE Connect helps students at DPS between the ages of 15 -21 have access to Transition services directly related to their post-school outcomes. The program provides programming aligned to DPS graduation requirements to support essential skills attainment and The Continuum of Services for College and Career Readiness.

courtney_kallas@dpsk12.org

http://thecommons.dpsk12.org/site/Default.aspx?PageID=2070




The Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS)


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. OSERS guides and supports a comprehensive array of programs and projects that support individuals with disabilities.


(202)245-7468

https://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/osers/programs.html





Employment

Colorado Employment First


Colorado Employment First prepares SNAP recipients for employment through trainings, experience and monthly job search support. The program promotes self sufficiency and independence to Coloradans.

Eligibility:

Colorado Resident
SNAP Benefit Recipient

https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/cdhs/employment-assistance




Colorado Works Subsidized Training and Employment Program (CW STEP)


CW STEP helps connect at-risk populations who are eligible for basic cash assistance from Colorado Works—Colorado’s federally funded program providing temporary cash assistance for needy families—with crucial professional work experience and opportunity.

Eligibility:

Eligible for basic cash assistance from Colorado Works

https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/cdhs/cw-step#contact




Individual Placement and Support (IPS) - Supported Employment


Supported employment is a program that helps people with mental illness and/or substance use disorders find and keep jobs, while at the same time providing employers with access to motivated employees. The Individual Placement and Support (IPS) model of supported employment is one of many types of vocational programs for people with behavioral health issues, and research shows it is very successful.

(303)866-7860

alia.andrews2@state.co.us

(303)866-7427
paul.barnett@state.co.us

https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/cdhs/individual-placement-and-support-ips-supported-employment




Job Accommodation Network (JAN)


JAN provides free consulting services for all individuals regardless of condition and employment status.

(800) 526-7234

https://askjan.org/info-by-role.cfm#for-individuals




Rehire Colorado


ReHire Colorado is a transitional employment program to help individuals tackle employment barriers. The program helps people re-enter the workforce by combining wage-paid work, job skills training and supportive services.

Eligibility:

Lawfully present and eligible to work in the United States
Colorado residents
At least 18 years old
Not incarcerated or otherwise unavailable for work
Family income below 150% of the federal poverty level, as adjusted for family size
Unemployed, or employed for no more than 20 hours per week, for at least four consecutive weeks
Demonstration of active job search through the public workforce system

https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/cdhs/rehire-colorado




Senior Community Services Employment Program


SCSEP participants are provided a minimum wage while learning new skills and improving their opportunity to become employed. Employment training takes place at nonprofit and government agencies such as libraries, senior centers, schools and parks. Participants help community organizations expand their service capacity while developing their job skills, self-confidence and a restored sense of self-worth.

Eligibility:

Age 55 or older
Legally eligible to work in the U.S.
Living in a household with income of no more than 125 percent of the federal poverty level

(877)872-5627

https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/cdhs/senior-community-services-employment-program




T.A.C.T.


T.A.C.T. provides trade and technical training specifically created for individuals on the autism spectrum that lead to employable jobs and lasting careers. The overall goal is to increase the proficiency of each person’s marketable interests before they leave school, imparting skills and workplace preparation to increase future employment opportunities and success.

Eligibility

Individuals ages 14 to 21 on the Autism Spectrum

amanda@buildwithtact.org

https://www.buildwithtact.org/




IN!


IN! is a nonprofit that creates inclusive college opportunities in Colorado for students with intellectual disabilities. IN! works to successfully help students find successful employments after graduating.

(720) 629-0196

https://inclusivehighered.org/about/who-we-are.html





Financial

Adult Financial Programs


Colorado's Adult Financial Programs include the Aid to the Needy Disabled-Colorado Supplement program; the Aid to the Needy Disabled-State Only program; the Burial Assistance Program; the Old Age Pension program; the Home Care Allowance program; and the Personal Needs Allowance program.

Eligibility:

Colorado resident
Must be a United States or naturalized citizen, or an eligible legal permanent resident and be lawfully present
Must be approved for SSI due to a disability or blindness
Must pursue and accept all other potential income and resources that may be available

(303)866-5700

https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/cdhs/adult-financial-programs




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.

Eligibility:

Ages 16 through 64 based on their gross individual income that is adjusted with applicable disregards. The calculated amount must be at or below $4,684. which is 450% of the Federal Poverty Level (FPL) in 2019.

(800) 221-3943

https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/hcpf/medicaidbuyinprograms




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

http://www.piton.org/tax-help-colorado




Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program is known as Colorado Works


Colorado Works is Colorado's Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program. Through the program, participants receive help becoming self-sufficient by strengthening their family's economic and social stability. Colorado Works operates in all 64 counties and is delivered locally through each county's department of human or social services.

Eligibility:

A person must have a dependent child in the home or be pregnant.
Colorado resident
Must be a United States or naturalized citizen, or an eligible legal permanent resident and be lawfully present
Must meet the income guidelines

Must partner with child support

(303)866-5700

https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/cdhs/colorado-works-tanf





Health Care

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.

http://avhuntertrust.org/




Autism Society of Northern Carolina


ASNC provides a story tailored to children about staying healthy. The story illustrates a story of the dangers of spreading germs.

https://www.autismsociety-nc.org/wp-content/uploads/Germs-Social-Story.pdf




Blink Health


Blink Health helps people find prescription medications available at lower prices.

(844)366-2211

http://www.blinkhealth.com




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.

http://blueguide.cohealthinitiative.org/




Children's Health Plan Plus


Child Health Plan Plus (CHP+) is public low-cost health insurance for certain children and pregnant women. It is for people who earn too much to qualify for Health First Colorado (Colorado's Medicaid Program), but not enough to pay for private health insurance.

Eligibility:

Children age 18 and under and pregnant women age 19 and over.
Applicants with household income under 260% of the Federal Poverty Level (FPL). See Do You Qualify For Child Health Plan Plus? for more details.
Colorado Residents
Lawfully residing children and pregnant women with no five year waiting period

Applicants not eligible for Health First Colorado
Applicants who do not have other health insurance

(800) 359-1991

http://www.cchp.org/




Colorado Child Abuse and Neglect Hotline


Statewide hotline to report suspected child abuse and neglect. All callers will be able to reach someone via the hotline 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

1-844-CO-4-KIDS (1-844-264-5437)

https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/cdhs/colorado-child-abuse-and-neglect-hotline-reporting-system




Connect for Health Colorado


An online health insurance marketplace where you will be able to shop, compare, pick and purchase the health plan that is right for you. Get basic information about how you can start shopping for a health insurance plan through Connect for Health Colorado.

(855) 752-6749

http://www.connectforhealthco.com/




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

http://www.nfdh.org/




Goodhealthwill


Accepts donations of durable medical equipment and medical supplies and supplies them to people of all ages in Colorado and Wyoming. The organization also provides guidance in acquiring medical equipment and supplies.

http://www.goodhealthwill.org




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

http://www.kidsmobility.org




National Center on Health, Physical Activity, and Disability


National Center on Health, Physical Activity and Disability (NCHPAD) is a resource center that works to help people with disabilities get healthier by participating more in all types of physical and social activities. NCHPAD also trains service providers to make their programs more inclusive.

1-800-900-8086

email@nchpad.org

https://www.nchpad.org/




NeedyMeds


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

http://www.needymeds.org/




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 https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/hcpf/colorado-medicaid




Mesothelioma Treatment Community


Online resource that guides you through every step of the diagnostic and treatment process. Find information and videos on asbestos, mesothelioma cancer, treatment options and much more.

https://www.treatmesothelioma.org




Denver Adult Down Syndrome Clinic


GLOBAL and Denver Health have joined forces to organize a pilot clinic which aims to provide excellent medical care to adults with Down syndrome. The clinic recuited Down Syndrome expert to address medical health concerns and behavioural health concerns on Mondays. Eligibility: 21 years and older
Colorado Resident (303) 436-6220 https://www.globaldownsyndrome.org/global-denver-health-launch-pilot-adult-syndrome-clinic




Anna and John J. Sie Center for Down Syndrome


The Sie Center at Children's Hospitals specializes in research and care for children with Down syndrome. The center provides evaluation, consultation and therapies for infants, children, teens and young adults with Down syndrome.

https://www.childrenscolorado.org/doctors-and-departments/departments/down-syndrome/#:~:text=The%20Sie%20Center%20provides%20expert,by%20U.S.%20News%20%26%20World%20Report





Housing

Colorado Apartment Association


CAA shares a list of resources that may be able to help Colorado Tenants who are struggling to pay their rent and utilities. Resources available on the web site and separated by location: City, County and Statewide.

https://assets.noviams.com/novi-file-uploads/aamd/CV/COVID19_Tenant_Resources_318.pdf




Colorado Coalition for the Homeless


The Coalition is a national leader in providing integrated housing, health care, vocational and supportive services, creating lasting solutions to homelessness. They work diligently to create lasting solutions to homelessness.

(303) 293-2217

http://www.coloradocoalition.org/




Colorado Low-income Energy Assistance Program (LEAP)


LEAP is a federally funded program designed to assist with winter heating costs. Eligibility period runs from Nov. 1 through April 30 annually. If your income is up to 60% of the state median income level, you may qualify for heating assistance this winter through LEAP.

1-866-432-8435

https://sites.google.com/a/state.co.us/cdhs-leap/




Denver Rescue Mission


Denver Rescue Mission helps homeless families and seniors transition into permanent housing. If approved families receive first month’s rent and security deposit assistance (including mentoring).

Pre-Qualifications:


Currently experiencing homelessness (cannot be in a signed lease)
Either a single parent with a child under the age of 18 in custody, or a senior (age 60 +)
Verifiable source of all current income and benefits
Estimated future rent not to exceed 50% of net income

Copy of Social Security cards for all household members
Copy of birth certificates of children and a photo ID of adult
Not a registered sex offender or have a violent felony
Willing to be mentored (7 meetings)

(303)313-2440

DRM Family Housing Assistance




Denver Temporary Rental & Utility Assistance


Rent, Utility and Mortgage Assistance Programs offer resources to Denver residents who are facing financial hardship to help prevent eviction or foreclosure.

call 3-1-1 and press 6

https://www.denvergov.org/content/denvergov/en/housing-information/resident-resources/stay-in-your-home/rent-utility-help.html




Jewish Family Services Emergency Assistance Program


Jewish Family Services offers individuals and families limited rental assistance through the Emergency Assistance Program. They also offer case management to Denver-area individuals and families who are facing homelessness.

(720)248-4690

https://www.jewishfamilyservice.org/services/emergency-assistance_program




Rebuilding Together


Rebuilding Together provides critical repairs and renovations for low-income homeowners across the United States. With nearly 100,000 volunteers, they have been able to repair homes, revitalize communities and rebuild lives.

(800) 473-4229

http://www.rebuildingtogether.org/




Project COPE


Project COPE provides utilities payment assistance to families and individuals struggling financially due to a personal crisis or emergency, regardless of income. It is the only local organization that dedicates its entire funding to utilities payment assistance year-round in Colorado Springs.

https://www.csu.org/Pages/projectcope.aspx




DRM Family Housing Assistance


Denver Rescue Mission helps homeless families and seniors transition into permanent housing. If approved families receive first month’s rent and security deposit assistance (including mentoring).

Pre-Qualifications:

Currently experiencing homelessness (cannot be in a signed lease)

Either a single parent with a child under the age of 18 in custody, or a senior (age 60 +)

Verifiable source of all current income and benefits

Estimated future rent not to exceed 50% of net income

Copy of Social Security cards for all household members

Copy of birth certificates of children and a photo ID of adult

Not a registered sex offender or have a violent felony

Willing to be mentored (7 meetings)

(303)313-2440

DRM Family Housing Assistance.PDF





Legal

CCDC Probate Power


Personalized legal guidance in special needs planning, estate planning, and probate administration. Legal experts guide clients and families through all aspects of this often difficult and hard-to-navigate topic. (720) 279-8233 cdbrock@ccdconline.org

https://www.ccdcprobatepower.com/




CDLE List of Assistance Programs


Colorado Department of Labor & Employment (CDLE) provides a list of assistance programs. The list includes resources for free and reduced price legal services.

https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/cdle/more-assistance




Colorado Legal Services


Colorado Legal Services is a nonprofit that provides access to high quality, civil legal services for low-income persons and members of vulnerable populations throughout Colorado. You can apply for services online or through the phone.

(303) 837-1313

http://www.coloradolegalservices.org/




Disability Law Colorado


DLC 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. If you have a disability or your human rights have been violated, DLC offers free or low-cost legal services.

800-288-1376

dlcmail@disabilitylawco.org

https://disabilitylawco.org/services/legal-services




Guardianship Alliance of Colorado


Guardianship Alliance of Colorado’s purpose is to provide comprehensive professional private, contractual and volunteer guardianship services in order to protect the rights and dignity of vulnerable adults. Information and training is also available related to the guardianship process.

(303) 228-5382

http://guardianshipallianceofcolorado.org/




Metro Volunteer Lawyers


Metro Volunteer Lawyers (MVL), formerly the Thursday Night Bar, provides pro bono civil legal services in the Denver Metro Area to those in need who are living at or below 200% of federal poverty guidelines. MVL is co-sponsored by the Adams/Broomfield, Denver, Douglas/Elbert, and First Judicial District Bar Associations.

(303) 837-1313

http://www.metrovolunteerlawyers.org/




Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity


The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity offers resources and answers questions about the housing rights of people with disabilities, and the responsibilities of housing providers and building and design professionals according to the federal law.

https://www.hud.gov/program_offices/fair_housing_equal_opp/disability_main




ADA Checklist for Polling Places


The Americans with Disabilities Act Checklist for Polling Places provides an updated technical assistance publication on polling place accessibility for voters with disabilities. The publication includes information about key areas of a facility that must be accessible to voters with mobility or vision disabilities, options for low-cost temporary measures for removing barriers, and a survey to guide election officials in evaluating the accessibility of facilities used or being considered for use as polling places.

https://www.ada.gov/votingchecklist.htm





LGBTQ+

Mental Health America


Mental Health America shares mental health resources and facts specifically for LGBTQ+ audience. The resources include partnerships and unique educational materials.

https://mhanational.org/issues/lgbtq-communities-and-mental-health




The Trevor Project


The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer & questioning (LGBTQ) young people under 25. The project offers accredited programs and services to LGBTQ youth that create safe, accepting and inclusive environments.

(212)695.8650 x500

info@thetrevorproject.org

https://www.thetrevorproject.org/about/





Mental & Behavioral Health

Colorado Crisis Services


CCS provides support and counseling for individuals dealing with mental health issues. CCS is a place people can turn to when they need help the most.

1-844-493-8255 or text TALK to 38255

https://coloradocrisisservices.org/




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. JCMH offers programs and services that foster recovery and resilience in children, adults and families struggling with mental health conditions and substance use disorders.

(800) 201-5264

http://www.jcmh.org/




Kaiser Permanente


Kaiser Permanente shares a landing page for mental health resources and tips to support a healthy state of mind. Explore a broad range of self care resources and guides designed to help you thrive in mind, body, and spirit.

https://healthy.kaiserpermanente.org/health-wellness/mental-health/tools-resources




Mental Health Center of Denver


The Mental Health Center of Denver is a place for recovery, resilience and well-being, known locally and nationally as a model for innovative and effective community behavioral health care. They provide treatment, prevention, outreach and crisis services to children, families and adults through multiple networks and community partnerships.

(303) 504-6500

http://www.mhcd.org/




Mental Health for College Students


A helpful guide to identify the signs and symptoms of common mental health issues for college students and where and when to seek help.

https://www.bestcolleges.com/resources/top-5-mental-health-problems-facing-college-students/




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. The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals.

(800) 273-8255

https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/




Peak Military Care Network


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. PMNC helps guide families through complex systems of care, ensuring assistance every step of the way.

(719) 577-7417

http://pmcn.org/




Start Your Recovery


Start Your Recovery offers relatable information for people who are dealing with substance use issues - and their family members, friends, and co-workers, too. The organization provides reliable information to help people at any stage of their recovery.

https://startyourrecovery.org/




Colorado Child Abuse and Neglect Hotline


Statewide hotline to report suspected child abuse and neglect. All callers will be able to reach someone via the hotline 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

1-844-CO-4-KIDS (1-844-264-5437)

https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/cdhs/colorado-child-abuse-and-neglect-hotline-reporting-system





Transportation

TransitOptions


A quick and easy interactive tool designed to help individuals find specialized transportation that meets each person’s specific needs. Based on DRMAC's Getting There Guide, the database walks the user through a short series of questions that will determine the best transportation option(s) available to meet trip requirements.

http://www.transitoptions.org/





Veterans

Challenge Aspen Military Opportunities


CAMO provides outdoor recreation opportunities for service members and veterans with physical, cognitive and emotional challenges. The activities aim to enhance their well-being and heal the body and mind.

(970) 923-0578

https://challengeaspen.org/military/




Continuing Education Resources for Veterans


Accredited Online Colleges connects veterans to a sea of educational options and opportunities available to veterans. The article provides information about using the money awarded to veterans from the GI Bill for a university education.

http://www.accreditedonlinecolleges.org/resources/veteran-continuing-ed/




Mesothelioma Group


Veterans run a high risk of developing mesothelioma, a rare cancer caused by asbestos. Learn how you could have been exposed to asbestos as a veteran and get help applying benefits and disability compensation from the VA.

(888) 708-5660

http://www.mesotheliomagroup.com/veterans




Peak Military Care Network


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. PMNC helps guide families through complex systems of care, ensuring assistance every step of the way.

(719) 577-7417

http://pmcn.org/




The Exceptional Advocate Newsletter


The Exceptional Advocate is a newsletter for military families with special needs by Military OneSource. Get the most updated information related to the Exceptional Family Member program.

http://www.militaryonesource.mil/efmp/news




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

http://www.veteranscrisisline.net/





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