Resources and Events

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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.

Contact:

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

Disability Financial Support Website




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.

Contact:

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

Colorado Secretary of State Website




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.

Xfinity Website




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.

Contact: (303) 778-1400 88 Inverness Circle East E104 Englewood, CO 80112

Home Builders Foundation Website




Technology Loaner Program for Job Seekers in Denver


Denver Workforce Services and the Denver Public Library created a Technology Loaner Program for job seekers to have access to the technology needed to apply for jobs. The 3-month loaner program has 300 laptops and WIFI hotspots to support job seekers who have little or no access to a computer or internet while searching for employment. Eligibility 18 years or older A Colorado resident With little or no tech access A Denver library card holder – need one? Get one here! Seeking employment or new skills Fill out Questionnaire if you are interested in the program.




Internet essentials from Comcast


Get affordable high-speed Internet at home with Internet Essentials for eligible households ($9.95 per month + tax.) New customers will receive two months of free service in response to the Coronavirus emergency. You may qualify if you are eligible for public assistance programs such as the National School Lunch Program, Housing Assistance, Medicaid, SNAP, SSI, and others. Internet Essentials Website




Colorado Talking Book Library


Colorado Talking Book Library provides a free service to qualifying borrowers unable to read standard print. The library has options to choose from such as large print, braille and audio formats. Contact: (303) 727-9277 ctbl.info@cde.state.co.us 180 Sheridan Blvd Denver, CO 80226 Library Website




Vehicle Modification Support


Blood Brothers Foundation provides support to individuals living with physical disabilities by funding vehicle modifications such as hand controls, lifts, steering devices and ramps. The organization helps individuals access accessible driving funding and assists with the installation of adaptive devices. Blood Brothers Foundation provides one time grants up to $3,000. Eligibility Applicants must have a permanent, physical disability documented by a physician Applicant must have a valid driver's license Financial need must be demonstrated Applicant must have an estimate for modifications from an NMEDA certified shop Applicant must live in the United States of America Contact: (720) 830-5352 bloodbrothersfoundation@gmail.com Blood Brothers Website




Neighbor Network for People over 60 (Located Douglas County)


Neighbor Network is a volunteer-based organization that offers support to adults over the age of 60 living in Douglas County. Based on availability, volunteers can provide support in the areas of transportation, grocery shopping, light housekeeping, seasonal yard upkeep and light handy work. In order to receive services, you must be a member and you can apply here. Contact: (303) 814-4300 ardc@douglas.co.us Neighbor Network Website




Free Medical Equipment for Loan (Located in Arvada)


Dave’s Locker in Arvada Colorado is a free community medical equipment service that loans crutches, walkers, wheelchairs, shower stools, grab bars, canes, knee scooters, bathroom aids (and more) to anyone in need. To submit a loan request click here or visit their location. To donate to Dave's Locker, contact them by phone. Open: Monday 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Wednesday 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Friday 1p.m. - 4 p.m. Contact: (720) 624-6486 DavesLocker@FAFPD.org 7903 Allison Way Arvada CO 80005 Dave’s Locker Website




Support for Seniors and people with a disability (Denver Area)


Volunteers in Action provides a supportive community for low-income seniors and people with a disability while building long lasting relationships. Volunteers support people in need in the areas of grocery shopping, reading for the blind, filling out forms, transportation and more. To request a volunteer, click here. Contact: (303) 713-9144 9185 East Kenyon Avenue, Suite 130 Denver, CO 80237 VIA Website




Free Medical Equipment for Loan (Located in Denver)


Volunteers in Action collects and lends out a variety of medical equipment for free based on availability. The organization offers equipment such as walkers, crutches, grabbers, sock pullers, shower seats and more. To apply for equipment you can either call, visit the location or request equipment here. Contact: 303-713-9144 donnv@viadenver.org 9185 East Kenyon Avenue, Suite 130 Denver, CO 80237 VIA Website





Activities & Leisure

Adam's Camp (Located in Englewood)


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.

Contact:

(303) 563-8290

Contact@adamscamp.org

56 Inverness Drive East #250

Englewood, CO 80012

Adams Camp Website




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.

Contact:

(303) 987-4866

paha@lakewood.org

Camp Paha's Website




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, and Home and Community Support.

Contact:

(303) 214-3370

Continuum of Colorado




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.

Contact:

(720) 865-0820

adaptive.recreation@denvergov.org

DPR Website




Got Jump (Located in Lakewood & Greenwood Village)


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.

Contact:

Lakewood location (303) 590-1580

Greenwood Village location (303) 586-5530

info@gotjump.com

Got Jump Website




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.


Contact:

(720) 359-3100

Info@SpecialOlympicsCO.org

Special Olympics Colorado




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.

Contact:

(303) 403-1110
wildernessonwheels@gmail.com

Wilderness on Wheels




Xcel Beyond Financial Assistance for Activities


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

Xcel Beyond




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 support. 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.

Contact:

(303) 783-3838

blang@coloradocommunity.org

Colorado Community Church




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.

Storyline Online​​​​​​​




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.

Lunch Doodles Website​​​​​​​




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.

Denver Museum of Nature & Science




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.
Denver Art Museum Website




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. History Colorado Website




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. Contact: (303) 792-7222

Friendship Circle of Colorado Website




Colorado Symphony Sensory Friendly Performance


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.

Contact:

(303) 534-0732
jmartinez@coloradosymphony.org

Colorado Symphony Website




Denver Youth Program Locator


The Youth Program locator is a database of afterschool and summer programs for youth ages 3 to 18. The locator gives families the opportunity to search online for virtual and in-person activities offered by a wide variety of organizations across Denver. Youth Program Locator Website




Feeding Many


Feeding Many owns a nine-acre parcel of land in Morrison, which is used to grow food for food banks in Colorado. The organization opens the garden to community members for free to teach them about gardening and bee keeping as well as planting trees during tree planting season. To learn how to sign up call or visit their location at: Contact: (303) 941-0375 4700 S Cole St. Morrison, CO 80465 Feeding Many Website





Basic Needs

Bienvenidos Food Bank (Located in Denver)


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.

Contact: Hunger Free Hotline (855) 855-4626 3810 Pecos Street Denver, CO 80211

Bienvenidos Food Bank Website




Catholic Charities Emergency Assistance (Denver, Glenwood Springs, Fort Collins & Greeley)


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.

Contact:

(303) 742-0828

Catholic Charities Website




CDLE Food Assistance


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

Contact: 800-536-5298

CDLE Website




Denver Food Pantry List


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.

DDPHE Website




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.

Contact:

(303) 297-1815

Denver Rescue Mission Website




Food Bank 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.

Contact:

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

Food Bank of the Rockies Website




Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Food Pantry (Located in Denver)


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 percent of the federal poverty level (FPL.) Contact: (303) 597-5000 3201 South Tamarac Drive Denver, Colorado 80231 Jewish Family Services Website




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.

Contact:

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

Hunger Free Colorado




Tasty Food (Located in Denver)


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 Contact: Food Resource Hotline at 855-855-4626 (toll-free and bi-lingual)

Tasty Food Website




Volunteers of America Food and Assistance Program


Voluneers of America hosts several nutrition and food programs designed to assist individuals with their nutritional needs and families with emergency food, including Meals on Wheels.

Contact:

(303) 297-0408

VOA Colorado Website




Bottom Line Diaper Bank of Catholic Charities (Denver, Lakewood, Aurora, Fort Collins, Eagle and Frisco


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).

Locations in Denver, Lakewood, Aurora, Fort Collins, Eagle and Frisco

Contact:

(303) 742-0828

Catholic Charities Website




WeeCycle Supplies for Families (Located in Aurora)


WeeCycle is a Colorado-based nonprofit that provides 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.

Contact:

(720) 319-7792
info@weecycle.org

20 S. Havana Street, Suite 210

Aurora, CO 80012

WeeCycle Website




Clothes to Kids of Denver


Clothes to Kids 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. Contact: (720) 379-4630 appointment@clothestokidsdenver.org 2890 S. Colorado Blvd. Unit M-3 Denver, CO 80222 Clothes to Kids of Denver




Crossfire Ministries (Located in Colorado Springs)


Crossfire Ministries offers clothing, food, toiletries and household items for those in need. The nonprofit located in Colorado Springs serves El Paso County. eligibility Eligibility Social Security card for all family members and client must have a photo ID

2120 E LaSalle St

Colorado Springs, CO 80909

(719) 447-1806
crossfireministries@msn.com

Crossfire Ministries Website




Fresh Start Center (Located in Colorado Springs)


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 the first and third Wednesday of each month from 4-6 p.m.

Contact:

(719) 495-3123

7375 Adventure Way

Colorado Springs, CO 80923

Fresh Start Center Website




Denver Inner City Parish


Denver Inner City Parish (DICP) provides multiple wrap-around services and assistance to those seeking to overcome poverty. DICP has multiple programs including programs for seniors, unemployment, energy assistance, care navigation, diaper distribution and basic needs packs. Contact: (303) 629-0636 communications@dicp.org 1212 Mariposa Street Denver, CO 80204 DICP Website




Cathedral Basilica (Located in Denver)


Cathedral Basilica provides sandwiches with coffee in the morning at 8 a.m. and a bag of lunch for individuals from 1- 1:30 p.m. Bags of lunch food include nonperishable items for individuals. 1530 Logan St Denver, CO 80203 (303) 831-7010




The Table Ministry of Bethlehem (Located in Lakewood)


The Table Ministry of Bethlehem provides hot meals that people can grab and go every Thursday at 6 p.m. Closed on some holidays including Thanksgiving. Contact: (303) 238-7676 2100 N. Wadsworth Blvd, Lakewood, CO 80214




Denver Human Services Emergency Disaster Assistance


Denver Human Services (DHS) is now offering emergency/disaster assistance payments up to $4,000 to qualifying residents until funds are exhausted. These payments can be used for a variety of reasons – to cover rent or pay the mortgage, to pay for mental or medical care, to pay for home or auto repairs, to pay for food or school supplies, and more. To apply for this temporary program, go to Colorado.gov/PEAK and apply for Colorado Works/TANF. Eligibility A lawfully present Denver resident Have at least one dependent minor living at home Make up to $75,000 Have a COVID-19-related emergency (720) 944-4DHS (4347) Colorado PEAK Website




The Mission (Located in Denver)


The Mission offers meals during the week and Sunday to men, women and children. From Monday - Thursday, The Mission provides breakfast at 8:30 a.m., lunch at 11:30 a.m. and dinner at 5 p.m. Lunch is offered on Friday at 12 p.m. and on Sunday at 1 p.m.

Contact:

(303) 295-2165

2877 Lawrence St.

Denver, CO 80205

The Mission Website




Colorado Refugee Services Program (CRSP)


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.

Contact:

(720) 423-4749

CRSP Website




Denver Food and Energy Assistance at the CO-OP at 1st


The Co-op at 1st offers qualifying children and families in need food assistance and energy bill assistance (up to $1,500). The Co-op hosts a local Farmers market that accepts SNAP and Double Up Food Bucks from Tuesday to Saturday 10 a.m. – 7p.m Co-op. The Co-op also offers a variety of services and classes including nutrition, cooking, gardening, yoga, Zumba, commissary kitchen and food truck training, herbal medicine and so much more. Contact: (720) 638-5992 info@thecoopat1st.com 5045 W 1st Ave Denver, CO 80219 The Co-op at 1st Flyer The Co-op at 1st Website




Food Pantries in Dillon, Breckenridge and Silverthorne


The Family & Intercultural Resource Center (FIRC) food pantry provides walk thru and drive thru food pantries in Dillon, Breckenridge and Silverthorne. Information may vary so check online to get the most up to date information on the dates, times and location of the food Pantries. Contact: (970) 262-3888 FIRC Website




Denver Mobile Food Pantry Empower Field


Denver Human Services and Foodbank of the Rockies will provide food at Empower Field every 4th Monday of the month from 9 to 11:30 a.m. No ID required. Distribution occurs outside so dress appropriately and bring your bags!  Contact: Call 2-1-1 for more information 1701 Bryant St. Denver, CO 80204 2021 Mobile Food Pantry Dates




Denver Mobile Food Pantry Denver Human Services East Office


Denver Human Services and Foodbank of the Rockies will provide food at Denver Human Services East Office every 3rd Friday of the month 9 to 11:30 a.m. No ID required. Distribution occurs outside so dress appropriately and bring your bags!  Contact: Call 2-1-1 for more information 3815 Steele St. Denver, CO 80205 2021 Mobile Food Pantry Dates




Care and Share Food Bank for Southern Colorado


Provides an inventory of food banks located in southern Colorado. The list contains information about meal sites, food pantries, child hunger initiatives, and partnerships. Find  food programs that cater to low income, seniors, families and individuals living in in southern Colorado.   Care and Share Website




Community Food Share (Located in Boulder and Broomfield Counties)


Community Food Share provides food to people living in Boulder and Broomfield counties. The resource distributes food via onsite food pantries, mobile food pantries and senior food programs. Find local food resources through their  Food Finder Map.  Community Food Share Website 




Weld Food Bank (Serves Weld County Residents)


Weld food Banks works to alleviate hunger in Weld County through food programs that address hunger for children, seniors, families and individuals. Their  food resource finder map helps residents find local food sites in Weld County.   Contact:  (970) 356-2199  1108 H Street  Greeley, CO 80631 Weld Food Bank Website




Seniors’ Nutrition Program (Locations in Loveland and Fort Collins)


Volunteers of America's Smiling Spoon program provides seniors age 60 years and older curbside pickup hot meals to seniors at Loveland and Fort Collins. Call (970) 472-9630 for reservations and to find a location nearest to you. Mondays Chilson Senior Center 700 East 4th Street Loveland, CO 80537 Pick up available 11:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Wednesdays Sanctuary Place Apartments 3732 Kunz Court Fort Collins, CO 80526 Pick up available 11:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Smiling Spoon Website




Aurora Day Resource Center


The Aurora Day Resource Center provides breakfast and lunch to individuals who are 18 years and older. Breakfast begins at 8:30 a.m. and lunch begins at 12:30 p.m. Individuals must bring their masks. If you are a family with children under 18 you can call and request food to be brought to you outside of the facility. Eligibility Must be 18 years or older Contact: (303) 343-7808 13387 E 19th Pl. Aurora, CO 80011




Senior Support Services


Senior Support Services provides meals, emergency food, clothing, individualized case management, medical care, housing, government benefits, socialization, and activities for hungry and homeless seniors ages 60 and older. You must have a photo I.D. for first intake to get a membership card which is required for each visit to access services. Services available Monday - Friday from 10:30 a.m.- 12:30 p.m. Contact: (303) 832-1622 846 E 18th Ave Denver, CO 80218 Senior Support Services Website




Bayaud Enterprises (Located in Denver)


Bayaud Enterprises provides a variety of free services including a foodbank on Thursday, employment support, laundry services, and resource navigation to the Denver area. To access the foodbank, visit their location on Thursdays from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.


Contact:

(303) 830-6885

Elsa.Erickson@bayaudenterprises.org

333 W. Bayaud Ave.

Denver, CO 80223

Bayaud Website




Café 180 Free Meals (located in Englewood)


Cafe 180 feeds everyone, regardless of their ability to pay via a program that trades food for work. People who are unable to pay can volunteer their time at the café from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday for either a 30- or 60-minute shift. After a shift, a meal is provided. Contact: 720-289-0799
info@cafe180.org 3315 South Broadway
Englewood, CO 80113, US Café 180 Website





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.

Contact:

(800) 221-3943

Health First Website




Social Security Administration


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

Contact:

1-800-772-1213

SSA Website




Colorado PEAK


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

Colorado Peak Website





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. Contact: 1-800-799-5876 CCCAP Website




YMCA Before & Afterschool Care (Glendale, Arvada, Golden and Lakewood)


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 Contact: (720) 524-2792

YMCA Website





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.

Contact:

(303) 831-7733

950 S Cherry St Ste 1100 Denver, CO 80246

Advocacy Denver




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

Denver County Child Care Assistance Program




El Grupo Vida (Located in Aurora)


El Grupo VIDA is a Spanish-language network of families who have children with disabilities or special need. It provides advocacy support, guardianship support and community support. El Grupo Vida offers free classes to the community and provides a space for adults and youth to connect through support groups to members of the community who are experiencing similar situations regarding a loved one with special needs. You can join the adult group every second Saturday at 12:30 p.m. and third Wednesday at 5:30 p.m., or you can join the youth support group every second Saturday at 11 a.m.

Contact:

(303) 335-9875

elgrupovida@gmail.com

PO Box 473677

Aurora, CO 80047

El Grupo Vida




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

Family Voices




Parents 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.

Contact:

(303) 866-6694

Parents Encouraging Parents Website




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.

Contact:

(877) 472-7201

Infop2p@abilityconnectioncolorado.org

P2P-CO Website




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.

Contact:

(800) 284-0251

PEAK Parent Center Website




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.

Contact:

(303) 458-5851

info@serviciosdelaraza.org

3131 W. 14th Avenue

Denver, Colorado 80204

Servicios de la Raza




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. Contact: smallworldxo@gmail.com Small World with Special Needs Website




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.

Contact:

(303) 480-6700
drcog@drcog.org

DRCOG Website




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.

Contact:

888-288-4762

Autism Speaks




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. Contact: (303) 797-1699 RMDSA Website




United Cerebral Palsy (UCP)


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.

Contact:

800-872-5827

(617) 600-2450

swasserman@ucp.org

UCP Website




Cerebral Palsy Guide


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

Contact:

(855) 329-1008

Cerebral Palsy Guide




Colorado Springs Down Syndrome Association


Colorado Springs Down Syndrome Association supports to individuals with Down syndrome and their families through financial assistance, advocacy and friendship. CSDSA promotes awareness of Down syndrome and empowers families in Colorado Springs and surrounding communities. Contact: (719) 633-1133 info@csdsa.org Colorado Springs Down Syndrome Assocation




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.

Contact:

(720) 214-0794

info@autismcolorado.org

Autism Society of Colorado Website




Fussy Baby Network Colorado


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

Contact:

1-877-627-9227

Fussy Baby Network Colorado




Support Groups at Autism Society of Colorado


Support group for parents of children/adolescents on the spectrum: Every 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month from 7-8 p.m. Support group for parents of twice-exceptional (2e) children: Every 1st and 3rd Saturdays of the month from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Support group for parents/caretakers of adults on the spectrum: Every 2nd and 4th Mondays of each month from 7-8 p.m. Support group for spouses/partners of individuals on the spectrum: Meets once a month on the 4th Saturday from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Support group for LGBTQ+ individuals over the age of 18: This group is held on 3rd Monday of every month from 7-8 p.m. Social group for adolescents/young adults (age 14-22): An activity-based group who meets for fun and virtual events. There is no cost for the group, unless an activity deems it necessary. Financial support options are available for those who need it. Support group for adults on the spectrum (age 30+): Meets every Wednesday from 7-8 p.m. Contact: groups@autismcolorado.org




Communication Connections Center (Located in Lakewood)


Community Connections Center is non-profit that helps individuals with criminal backgrounds reintegrate into society. The transition program helps individuals navigate various systems along with providing addiction recovery, skill building, housing support and more.

Contact:

(720) 497-7748

11011 W. 6th Ave (2nd floor)

Lakewood, CO 80215

C3 Information PDF




Youth Education Consultation Program from The Brain Injury Alliance of Colorado


The Brain Injury Alliance of Colorado (BIAC) offers a free, statewide Youth Education Consultation Program to students up to age 21 who have a history of acquired brain injury. The program offers support to youth and families, as well as school teams, in understanding the impact of brain injury on learning and ensuring student success.

Contact:

(303) 561-3196

KateF@BIAColorado.org

BIA Website




Empower Colorado


Empower Colorado supports families of children who have social/emotional, mental or behavioral challenges through resource sharing, education and advocacy. The program ran by families provides online parent support groups in English and Spanish, trainings and more.

Contact:

(303) 691-9339

info@abilityconnectioncolorado.org

801 Yosemite Street

Denver, CO 80230

Empower Colorado Website




DACA Application fee Assistance (Summit County, Lake County, and Eagle County)


Mountain Dreamers provides financial assistance for the Deferred Action For Childhood Arrival (DACA) application or renewal if you live or work in Summit County, Lake County or Eagle County. On the organization’s website, they share information about the application process, free workshops and can connect you with legal assistance. Contact: (920) 659-6989 peterbakken@mountaindreamers.org Mountain Dreamers Website





Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

AntiRacist Resources


The University of Denver shares Colorado specific resources for anti-racism. Find resources at DU Libraries and other local organizations.

DU website




Soul 2 Soul Sister (Located in Denver)


Soul 2 Soul sister is a faith-based racial justice organization that addresses antiracist ideologists and promoted healing in the Black community. The organization provides self-love Saturdays for black woman to heal and engage with one another and a program called Facing Racism to address anti-racism.

Contact:

(720) 295-4876

info@soul2soulsisters.org

S2S Website




American Indian Council (Located in Denver)


The American Indian Council strengthens and empowers the American Indian community in metropolitan Denver. The council provides support to uplift the Indigenous people of Colorado.

Contact:

(303) 893-6890

fourwindsamericanindiancouncil@gmail.com

201 W 5th Ave,

Denver, CO 80204

Four Winds Center Website




Antiracism Resources at Denver Public Library


Denver Public Library provides anti-racism resources developed by Denver Public Library's Read. Awareness. Dialogue. Action. (R.A.D.A.) book discussion group to support conversations about racial justice with children, as well to learn and reflect on your own.

DPL Website





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.

Contact:

(303) 561-2244

3532 Franklin Street, Suite F

Denver, CO 80205

Denver Early Childhood Website




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.

Contact:

(888) 777-4041

Early Intervention Colorado Website




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 at the Mile Stone App website.

CDC Developmental Milestone Website




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.

Contact:

(303) 377-9732

Anchor Center for Blind Children Website




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

Colorado Head Start Website ​​​​​​​




Vroom


Vroom provides science-based tips and tools to inspire families to support early learning in everyday moments. Vroom gives family an opportunity to enhance everyday moments into brain building moments. Vroom Website




Bright by Text


Bright by Text sends free text messages to families containing tips, activities and resources for children before birth until they turn 8. These helpful tips support families in different stages of development. The texts are offered in English or Spanish. Contact: Text BRIGHT to 274448 Bright by Text Website




MotherWise


MotherWise offers pregnant women and mothers with newborns workshops focus on communicating, working through problems, and caring for a newborn. MotherWise provide free services and can support clients by funding their transportation (typically via Uber), meals, and childcare for each workshop and visit with them. Contact: (720) 515-4751 Ext 706 720-504-4624 motherwisecolorado@gmail.com Motherwise Colorado Website




Colorado Early Childhood Mental Health (ECMH) Consultation


Colorado Early Childhood Mental Health (ECMH) Consultation is a free program that helps parents and caregivers create nurturing environments and relationships that support mental health and well-being. The goal of the program is to help adults support children’s social-emotional development and to identify early in a child’s life any concerns that could lead to greater challenges in the future. Find a program near you ECMH Website




Family Support Line


The Family Support Line is a service of Family First at Shiloh House. The support line is designed to serve as a statewide resource for parents or primary caregivers to provide helpful information about family life and child development. The resource also provides referrals to support groups, parenting classes and community resources for parenting support for behavioral issues with children. Contact: (877) 695-7996 (English) (866) 527-3264 (Spanish) Office: 303-933-1393 info@shilohhouse.org 2163 S Yosemite St Denver, CO 80231 Shiloh House Website




Parent Thrive Colorado


Parent Thrive connects pregnant and postpartum women to resources that support their mental health and wellbeing. The organization uses specialists and resource navigators to fulfill needs. Parent Thrive Website




Families Forward Resource Center


Families Forward Resource Center (FFRC) provides supportive services and programs designed for parents/guardians in northeast Denver and north Aurora. FFRC provides resource navigation, breast feeding support, parenting classes, and activities for pregnant women and mothers of children 17 months and younger in the Healthy Baby Strong Families program. They also support fathers in their fatherhood program. Contact: To apply call (303) 307-0718 FFRC Website





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.

Colorado Department of Education Website




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.

Denver Preshool Program Website




Denver Public Schools


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

Contact:

(720) 423-3200

info@dpsk12.org

Denver Public Schools Website




Denver Public Schools ACEConnect


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. Contact:

courtney_kallas@dpsk12.org

ACEConnect Website




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.


Contact:

(202) 245-7468

OSERS Website





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

Colorado Employment First Website




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

CW STEO Website




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.

Contact:

(303)866-7860

alia.andrews2@state.co.us
(303)866-7427
paul.barnett@state.co.us

IPS Website




Job Accommodation Network (JAN)


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

Contact:

(800) 526-7234

JAN Website




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

Rehire Colorado Website




Senior Community Services Employment Program (SCSEP)


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

Contact:

877-872-5627

SCSEP Website




Teaching the Autism Community Trades (TACT)


TACT 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

Contact:

amanda@buildwithtact.org

TACT Website




IN! Colorado Initaitive for Inclusive Higher Education


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. Contact:

(720) 629-0196

7931 S Broadway #193 Littleton, CO 80122

IN! Website




Denver Day Works at Bayaud Enterprises


Denver Day Works provides short term work experience for adults experiencing or at risk of experiencing homelessness. People in the program receive same day payment for their services and meals for breakfast and lunch. The program offers accessible work options and connects individuals to benefits navigation and employment services.

Eligibility

Must be 18 years or older

Experiencing Homelessness

Have a desire to work

Attend an orientation

Contact:

(303) 830-6885

Elsa.Erickson@bayaudenterprises.org

333 W Bayaud AveDenver, CO 80223

Bayaud Website




Employment Services (Serves Clear Creek, Gilpin, Jefferson and Summit counties)


Developmental Disabilities Resource Center provides employment services to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities living in Clear Creek, Gilpin, Jefferson and Summit counties. The program provides a variety of services including competitive integrated services career exploration, job development, initial on-the-job training, travel training and ongoing follow-along supports.

Contact:

(720) 544-8114

heather.hagen@ddrcco.com

DDRC Website




Employment Works


Employment Works provides employment related services to individuals with disabilities in the Denver Metro area and throughout Colorado. The program provides youth employment mentoring, adult/youth job development and placement and Social Security Work Incentive Planning and Assistance (benefits counseling.)

801 Yosemite Street

Denver, CO 80230

info@abilityconnectioncolorado.org

(303) 691-9339

Employment Works Website





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

Contact: (303) 866-5700

Adult Financial Programs Website




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.

Contact: 800-221-3943

Health First Colorado Website




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.

Contact:

(303) 628-3800

Tax Help Website




Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)


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

Contact:

(303) 866-5700

TANF Website




Adults 55+ Assistance (Located in Silverthorne and Breckenridge)


The Family & Intercultural Resource Center (FIRC) provides financial assistance to qualifying individuals 55 years old and older with medical, prescriptions, housing, food and clothing assistance. For those who are low-income or struggling to afford what they need the FIRC offer food bank and thrift store vouchers that are available Tuesdays and Thursdays at the FIRC Office from 12:30 -2:30 p.m. Contact: (970) 262-3888 FIRC Website




Denver Human Services’ TANF Disaster Assistance


Helps qualifying Denver families who have been financially impacted by COVID-19. Designed to aid those who don’t qualify for other benefits, this program assists residents with at least one child at home who have annual incomes up to $75,000. Contact: Call 3-1-1 TANF Disaster Assistance Website




Emergency Broadband Benefits


The Emergency Broadband Benefit is an FCC program provides financial support to families and households struggling to afford internet service during the COVID-19 pandemic. The benefit connects eligible households to jobs, critical healthcare services, virtual classrooms, and provides a discount of up to $50 per month towards broadband service for eligible households and up to $75 per month for households on qualifying Tribal lands. Contact: 1-888-225-5322 broadbandbenefit@fcc.gov Broadband Benefits Website





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.

A.V. Hunter Trust Website




Autism Society of Northern Carolina (ASNC)


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

ASNC Website




Blink Health


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

Contact:

(844) 366-2211

Blink Health Website




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.

Blue Guide Colorado Website




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

Contact:

800-359-1991

CHP+ Website




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.

Contact:

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

Colorado Child Abuse and Neglect Hotline




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.

Contact:

855-752-6749

Connect for Health Website




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.

Contact:

888-471-6334

Dental Lifeline Network




Good Health Will


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.

Good Health Will Website




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.

Contact:

(303) 242-8281

Kids Mobility Website




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.

Contact:

1-800-900-8086

email@nchpad.org

NCHPAD Website




NeedyMeds


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

Needy Meds Website




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. Contact: 800-221-3943 Health First Colorado Website




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.

Mesotheloma Treatment Website




Denver Adult Down Syndrome Clinic


Global Down Syndrome Foundation 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 Contact: (303) 436-6220 Down Syndrome Clinic Website




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.

The Sie Center Website





Housing

Colorado Apartment Association (CAA)


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.

CAA Website




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.

Contact:

(303) 293-2217

Coalition Website




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).

Eligibility

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)

Contact:

(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.

Contact:

Call 3-1-1 and press 6

Assistance Website




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.

Contact:

(720) 248-4690

Jewish Family Services Website




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.

Contact:

800-473-4229

Rebuilding Together Website




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.

Contact:

(719) 448-4800

copeinfo@csu.org

Project Cope Website




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).

Eligibility

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)

Contact:

(303) 313-2440

DRM Family Housing Assistance PDF




HopeWest Colorado


HopeWest provides care for those facing serious illness and grief in Mesa, Delta, Montrose, Ouray, and Rio Blanco counties. The nonprofit provides extensive bereavement services to people of all ages and provides hospice care in homes, nursing facilities and more. HopeWest Colorado Website




Housing Resources of Western Colorado (HRWC)


Housing Resources of Western Colorado provides housing and housing related services to residents of Western Colorado. HRWC helps people create and maintain stable housing in Western Colorado through attainable housing, energy efficiency, education, and renovation programs. Contact: (970) 241-2871 524 30 Road, Suite 3 Grand Junction, CO 81504 HRWCO Website




The Gathering Place


The Gathering Place provides food, laundry, showers, rental assistance and more to women, transgenders and children. Members can receive 30 pounds of food once a month. Sign up to be a member at the location. The Gathering Place also offers three meals a day on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday: Breakfast 8:30 a.m. - 10 a.m. Lunch 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. Snack 3:30 p.m. - 4 p.m. Contact: (303) 321-4198 1535 High St Denver, Co 80218 The Gathering Place Website




Energy Outreach Colorado’s Crisis Intervention Program


Provides help with repairing or replacing a home's primary heating system, such as a furnace or wood-burning stove. The program offers emergency repair and/ or replacement of heating systems for households such as repairing of failed furnaces or boilers, replacing failed heating systems, and snow removal to facilitate fuel delivery in rural areas. Eligibility Primary heating source isn’t working You qualify and are approved for low-income energy assistance (LEAP) Contact: 1-855-4-MY-HEAT (1-855-469-4328) Energy Outreach Colorado Website




Colorado Property Tax/Rent/Heat Credit (PTC) rebate


Qualifying Colorado residents may be eligible for the Property Tax/Rent/Heat Credit rebate, also known as the PTC Rebate. The rebate provides qualifying parties a partial refund of property taxes or rental payments made, or a partial refund of heat or fuel expenses total based on the applicant's income and expenses. Eligibility Specific eligibility requirements exist, visit website to learn more. PTC Rebate Website




The Denver Property Tax Relief Program


Denver renters and homeowners who lived in their home all of the last year may qualify for a partial refund of property taxes or rent for couples and individuals who are 65 or older or permanently disabled, and for homeowners with children. Property Tax Relief program Website




Salvation Army Colorado


The Salvation Army provides safe shelter to those in need every night and other services that can help vulnerable communities. The Salvation Army has many offices across Colorado that help individuals and families find shelter and housing, food resources, health services, domestic violence services, family counseling, emergency assistance and more. To find a local Salvation Army near you and learn about the services offered visit their website. Salvation Army Website




Emergency Housing Assistance Program (EHAP)


Colorado Department of Local Affairs (DOLA) Division of Housing is offering short-term rental and mortgage assistance. Applicants must demonstrate financial hardship by completing the application for assistance, including the section on financial hardship, and the self-certification/attestation that their financial hardship is due to COVID-19.

Contact:

DOLA_COEHAP@state.co.us

EHAP Guidelines

EHAP Website




Housing Counseling Assistance Program


All Coloradans have access to a free service that connects people to local housing resources including rental and mortgage assistance and legal assistance to prevent a looming eviction.

Contact:

To receive assistance, call 1-844-926-6632.

HCAP Website




"Find Shelter" tool from HUD


The Find Shelter tool is a new resource that helps users search for nearby facilities that provide shelter, clothing, health clinics, and food pantries to those in need. Find Shelter provides mapping and contact information for these service providers and the site is optimized for mobile use.

Find Shelter Website




The City of Boulder Legal Assistance and Expanded Rental Assistance


The City of Boulder is offering legal assistance and expanded rental assistance to renters in Boulder who are facing eviction. If you are facing a potential eviction you can place an online request or by calling (303) 441-3414.

Contact:

(303) 441-3388

1777 Broadway

Boulder CO 80302

Eviction Prevention Services Website




Property Owner Preservation (POP) Program


Landlords and property owners can apply for assistance on behalf of their tenants who have experienced financial need due to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Only landlords and property owners may apply for assistance for the POP program. Tenants and residents must apply through the Emergency Housing Assistance Program (EHAP).

Contact:

DOLA_POP@state.co.us

POP Guidelines

POP Website





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. Contact: (720) 279-8233 cdbrock@ccdconline.org

CCDC Website




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.

CDLE Website




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.

Contact:

(303) 837-1313

Colorado Legal Services Website




Disability Law Colorado


Disability Law Colorado 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.

Contact:

800-288-1376

dlcmail@disabilitylawco.org

DLC Website




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.

Contact:

(303) 228-5382

Guardianship Alliance Website




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.

Contact:

(303) 837-1313

Metro Volunteer Lawyers Website




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.

HUD Website




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.

ADA Checklist for Polling Places




NAMI Colorado Law Line


The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Colorado Law Line offers free limited legal advice to persons seeking information and advice on issues relating to mental health law from a licensed attorney. Those contacting the NAMI Colorado Law Line for legal information will receive a one-time free phone consultation with a volunteer attorney. Eligibility Must be an individual with a mental illness, their family member(s), or a loved one. Contact: To receive support call (303) 321-3104 NAMI Website





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.

Mental Health America Website




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.

Contact:

(212) 695.8650 x500

info@thetrevorproject.org

The Trevor Project Website





Mental & Behavioral Health

Colorado Crisis Services


Colorado Crisis Services provides support and counseling for individuals dealing with mental health challenges. Here people can find a place to turn to when they need help the most.

Contact:

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

Colorado Crisis Services Website




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.

Contact:

800-201-5264

Jefferson Center for Mental Health Website




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.

Kaiser Permanente Website




Mental Health Center of Denver


The Mental Health Center of Denver (MHCD) 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.

Contact:

(303) 504-6500

MHCD Website




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.

Best Colleges Website




Metro Crisis Line


Free, confidential guidance by phone for mental or emotional issues, substance abuse issues or problems in relationships, work or school.

Contact:

(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.

Contact:

800-273-8255

Suicide Prevention Website




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.

Start your Recovery Website




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.

Contact:

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

Colorado Child Abuse and Neglect Hotline Website




The Potter’s House Denver Wellness Ministry Counseling (Located in Denver)


The Potter’s House of Denver Wellness Ministry is a place for resilience, training and well-being. They provide practical application in the form of group, individual, couple and family sessions for children and adults virtually throughout the state of Colorado and globally. Contact: wellness@tphd.org 9495 E Florida Ave Denver, CO 80247 The Potter’s House website




Mental Health Peer Support for Latina Women (Summit, Park, Grand, Lake counties)


The Family & Intercultural Resource Center’s ALMA (Amigas Latinas Motivando el Alma) peer-support program is for Latino and Hispanic women who are going through hard times by pairing them with other women who have faced similar challenges and who understand. This program is free and is offered virtually on Zoom. Contact: (970) 409-6938 pattyg@summitfirc.org FIRC Website




Mental Health Support Services for Families


The Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health Colorado Chapter provides mental health support services to Families of youth ages 0-21 living with emotional, behavioral, and/or mental health disorders at no direct cost. They support families through advocacy, trainings, education and referrals to resources and services. 7465 W 5th Ave, Ste 307 Lakewood, CO 80226 (970) 227-7196 Federations Website




Peer Support Groups (Summit County)


Building Hope offers a peer support program for a variety of populations and support needs. Peer support groups connect individuals who have gone through similar experiences. People have a chance to connect with a trained peer specialist to share personal experiences and feelings, coping strategies, or firsthand information about conditions and treatments. Contact: (970) 485-6271 info@buildinghopesummit.org 701 Granite St, #270, Frisco, CO 80443 Building Hope Website




Parentline Colorado Telebehavioral Health Services


Parentline Colorado offers parents a free telebehavioral health service offering brief, strategic psychotherapy through video chat and telephone to pregnant and postpartum families with children up to age 5. The program is only the second of its kind in the country. Contact: (303) 871-3736 GSPP.Parentline@du.edu Parentline Website




Families Against Violent Acts (FAVA) Denver


FAVA provides support and preventative methods to families who have been affected by a violent act. The program supports individuals though youth and family engagement programs and free support groups for individuals and families dealing with trauma, grief and anger. To register reach out to FAVA via phone or email to get the link for the support group meetings. Contact: (720) 276-4611 f.a.v.a57@hotmail.com 5224 Sable St Denver, CO 80239 FAVA Website




National Alliance on Mental Health Colorado Support Groups (NAMI)


NAMI provides family and peers virtual support groups across Colorado for individuals with a mental illness or have a loved one with a mental illness. The support groups provide a place to connect, support and share similar experiences with one another. Contact: (303) 321-3104 info@namicolorado.org NAMI Website




La Cocina


La Cocina provides 12 free session of therapy for Spanish-speaking individuals, couples and families in need of support. La Cocina, located in Fort Collins, provides services and a support group for those who speak Spanish and do not have insurance. The group provides access mental health resources and health equity support services. Contact: (970) 232-0740 Hola@LaCocinaHome.org 116 East Oak Street Fort Collins, CO 80524 La Cocina Website




CO Wellness Recovery


CO Wellness Recovery provides all Coloradans with a free mental health and substance use resource guide. This guide directs you to resources such as people to talk to, treatment options near you, information on what to expect from treatment and options for caregivers. Contact: (720) 208-2220 1120 Lincoln Street Suite 1606
Denver, Colorado 80203 CO Wellness Recovery Website




Mothers and Moods (M&Ms) Support Group


Mothers and Moods (M&Ms) is a free, weekly drop-in support group for postpartum women (currently on zoom.) The support group is a part of The Healthy Expectations Perinatal Mental Health Program at Children's Hospital Colorado and offers support to moms experiencing postpartum challenges who are unable to join the hospital’s psychotherapy groups due to insurance or scheduling issues. For more information or to schedule an appointment, please use the contact information below. Contact: (303) 864-5252 healthyexpectations@childrenscolorado.org Children’s Hospital Website





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.

TransitOptions Website




Denver Regional Mobility and Access Council (DRMAC)


DRMAC promotes mobility and access for older adults, people with disabilities and people of low income through advocacy, coordination, education and information. They offer trainings and resources in the Denver Metro area to the community. Contact: (303) 243-3113 DRMAC Website




IntelliRide Non-medical and Non-emergency Medical Transportation


IntelliRide provides non-medical and non-emergency medical transportation to Medicaid eligible Health First Colorado members. The statewide transportation service is offered free of cost for qualifying individuals. Contact: (303) 398-2155 intelliride@transdev.com IntelliRide Website




Transportation Support for Single Moms and Widows from Good Neighbor Garage (Located in Golden)


Good Neighbor Garage (GNG) helps single moms and widows in the Denver area obtain reliable transportation options in order to be self-sufficient in the community. The organization supplies vehicle placement, education, maintenance and repair. Contact: (720) 941-5897 info@goodneighborgarage.org 16097 South Golden Rd Golden, CO, 80401 GNG Website




Access-A-Ride Denver Metro Area


RTD provides shared-ride service for those who cannot use regular fixed-route bus/light rail service due to a disability or inability that prohibits you from traveling on a fixed bus route independently. Prices vary, check online for most up-to-date fare. Contact: (303) 299-2960
paratransiteligibility@rtd-denver.com RTD Website




RTD Discounted Fare Programs Denver Metro Area


RTD offers seniors, youth, people with disabilities, and income-based fare discounts to ride public transits. Proof of eligibility is required for all passengers using discounted fare products. Contact: (303) 299-2667 RTD Website




FlexRide Denver Metro Area


RTD FlexRide provides extended bus service in specific Denver metro areas to deliver first- and last-mile connections to other RTD Park-n-Rides and stations, medical centers, and business parks. FlexRide provides services at regular fare rates (check the website for fare rates.) Services may vary due to public health orders, check online for availability. Contact: Call (303) 299-6000, option 2, to reserve your ride RTD Website





Veterans

Challenge Aspen Military Opportunities (CAMO)


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.

Contact:

(970) 923-0578

CAMO Website




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.

Accredited Online Colleges Website




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.

Contact:

(888) 708-5660

Mesothelioma Group Website




Peak Military Care Network


Peak Military Care Network (PMCN) assists service members, veterans and their families in identifying providers to meet their needs, connecting them to needed information and resources. PMCN helps guide families through complex systems of care, ensuring assistance every step of the way.

Contact:

(719) 577-7417

PMCN Website




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.

Military One Source Website




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.

Contact:

(800) 273-8255

Veterans Crisis Line Website




Crawford House (Located in Colorado Springs)


The Colorado Veterans Resource Coalition (CVRC) Crawford House program provides safe temporary housing for veterans in the Colorado Springs area who are homeless and receiving VA-provided mental health care. CVRC provides residential care, treatment and rehabilitative services for veterans. For 90 days, the program provides veterans support in finding stable housing and employment.

To apply visit VA's homeless walk-in clinic at

3141 Centennial Blvd

Colorado Springs, CO 80907

Monday 8:30 - 1:00

Wednesday 8:30 - 1:00

Thursday 8:30 - 1:00

Contact:

415 S. Weber St.

Colorado Springs, CO 80903

(719) 477-1639

(719) 227-4431

CVRC Website




National Resource Directory


The National Resource Directory is a resource website that connected wounded warriors, Military Service Members, Veterans, their families and caregivers to programs and services that support them. The resources are vetted, reviewed and maintained for up-to-date information.

NRD Website




Disabled Vet Assistance


Disabled Vet Assistance is designed to help struggling or disabled veterans find veteran support centers in their area. The organization uses a locator service to help veterans get in touch with a variety of veteran support services. Call (901) 238-8513 to get support or visit their website to learn more. Contact: (901) 238-8513 darintaylor@disabledvetassistance.org Disabled Vet Assitance





Additional Resources:

211 Colorado 

Call 2-1-1 

211 Colorado serves as a resource for individuals in need of vital services statewide in Colorado. Find holiday and other resources in Colorado communities online or by calling 2-1-1 or visiting their website. 

211 Colorado Website

 

FindHelp.org 

Type in your zip code and FindHelp.org will find local resources for food, housing, health, help paying bills, and other free or reduced cost programs.  

FindHelp.org Website