Essentials

Affordable Connectivity Program

Affordable Connectivity Program

Statewide

The Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) is a U.S. government program run by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to help low-income households pay for internet service and connected devices like a laptop or tablet. You are likely eligible if your household’s income is below 200% of the Federal Poverty Line, or if you or someone you live with currently receives a government benefit like SNAP, Medicaid, SSI, WIC, Pell Grant, or Free and Reduced-Price Lunch. If your household is eligible, you could receive: Up to a $30/month discount on your internet service Up to a $75/month discount if your household is on qualifying Tribal lands A one-time discount of up to $100 for a laptop, tablet, or desktop computer (with a co-payment of more than $10 but less than $50) A low cost service plan that may be fully covered through the ACP* The Affordable Connectivity Program is a federal program that subsidizes access to the internet for low-income individuals and families $30 a month. Eligibility is determined by your income of if someone in the household is on SNAP or Medicaid. $30/month subsidy for internet access.

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Arc Thrift Stores

Arc Thrift Stores

Statewide

Arc stores are located in many Colorado cities and a good source for inexpensive used clothes. The stores have special sale days, such as every Saturday most items are half off. You can find various locations and hours on their website.

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Aurora Community Connections

Aurora Community Connections

Denver Metro

Aurora

Aurora Community Connection offers programs and services designed to celebrate families’ strengths and respond to community needs. They offer every member of the family access to health and education. Contact them for assistance in parenting support, adult education, education programs for youth, insurance application assistance, resources and referrals, health screenings, nutrition & wellness programs.

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Aurora Day Resource Center

Aurora Day Resource Center

Denver Metro

Aurora

Aurora Day Resource Center provides breakfast and lunch, mail storage, medication storage, dental, medical, and behavioral health services, computer lab, employment help, financial literacy, housing assistance, and more.

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Benefits in Action

Benefits in Action

Statewide

Lakewood

Benefits in Action is a nonprofit that helps people apply for Medicaid, Medicare, help paying for prescriptions, SNAP, dental care for low income older adults, and mental health services throughout Colorado. Get help applying for services and benefits!

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Break Bread

Break Bread

Denver Metro

Littleton

Break Bread provides free community meals for anyone who walks through their doors on Saturdays from 4-6pm. Every Wednesday from 4-6pm they provide a free to-go meal and essential supplies. Break Bread also provides learning opportunities. Littleton United Methodist Church (distribution table on south side of Shepperd Avenue)

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Bright Futures

Bright Futures

Southwest CO

Telluride

Bright Futures is dedicated to improving the lives of children and families in the San Juan Region. They improve life outcomes for children by providing support to their families and child care providers during the pivotal period of development. They provide individualized support services and resource navigation to strengthen families and increase resilience and self-sufficiency. Bright Futures works to improve access, availability, and quality of early childhood care and education.

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Broomfield FISH

Broomfield FISH

Denver Metro

Broomfield

FISH provides a variety of family support services. They serve residents of Broomfield County who earn an annual income that is at or below 200% of the federal poverty guidelines. They offer services that include food security, transportation assistance, rent and utility assistance, family resource services, & a mobile food pantry. They offer both indoor shopping and drive-thru distribution for their Food Pantry.

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Cafe 180

Cafe 180

Denver Metro

Englewood

Cafe 180 is a nonprofit that believes everyone deserves a great meal. Everything is made from scratch, and when it comes time to pay, if you can afford the meal, pay. If you can't pay, you can give your time.

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Catholic Charities Diocese of Pueblo

Catholic Charities Diocese of Pueblo

Southeast CO

Pueblo

Catholic Charities Diocese of Pueblo serves families regardless of religious, ethnic, social or economic backgrounds. Families in their programs benefit from their 2Gen- approach, which focuses on creating opportunities and addressing needs of both children and their guardians. Their main focus is towards early childhood well-being and education. They help encourage an environment that supports the full potential of the child and helps prepare them for school and beyond. Additional programs they have, provide assistance that helps those with barriers to employment transitional jobs/technical training, home stability, school readiness, family support, life skills, immigration services, and child abuse prevention.

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Catholic Charities of Central Colorado

Catholic Charities of Central Colorado

Southeast CO

Colorado Springs

Catholic Charities provides help and creates hope for people who are poor and vulnerable in the Colorado Springs area through the efforts of a wide range of programs and services. They offer family services that include family counseling, education, immigrations services, ESL classes, legal and tax assistance, clothing needs, shelter referrals, rent and utility assistance, and health resources.

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Christlife Ministries

Christlife Ministries

Southeast CO

Pueblo

Christlife Ministries provides transitional housing, parenting program, job preparation, peer navigation for substance abuse, and life skills.

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Colfax Community Network

Colfax Community Network

Denver Metro

Aurora

Colfax Community Network provides information and resources for adults and children living along Colfax Avenue. They provide case management, ID vouchers, bus tokens, food pantry, and programs for children. You can get help as a walk-in on Tuesday and Thursday during their walk-in hours, or call to make an appointment.

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Colorado Coaliton for the Homeless–Community Resources

Colorado Coaliton for the Homeless–Community Resources

Denver Metro

Denver

Colorado Coalition for the Homeless provides Community Resources, a program designed to help homeless adults without children meet their short-term needs and to transition people with more intensive needs into other services. They can help with applying for permanent housing, shelter information, applying for benefits, and more.

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Colorado Food Finder

Colorado Food Finder

Statewide

Denver

This website from HungerFree Colorado is a one-stop-shop for food resources across Colorado. You can also call their Food Resource Hotline at 855-855-4626 to hear about more food and nutrition resources.

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Colorado P-EBT Program

Colorado P-EBT Program

Statewide

The Colorado P-EBT Program provides additional funds for families when schools or childcare facilities were closed or on a remote or hybrid learning model due to COVID-19. Funding to help with food costs when schools close.

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Colorado Pet Pantry

Colorado Pet Pantry

The Colorado Pet Pantry will temporarily feed Colorado pets, allowing families to increase their ability to care for pets with the goal of keeping them out of shelters and with their families. Apply online to get started.

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Comcast Internet Essentials

Comcast Internet Essentials

Statewide

Comcast's Internet Essentials is a high-speed, low-cost internet service for eligible low-income households at a cost of $9.95 per month. Wireless Wi-Fi is included. The program is open to anyone eligible for public help, from food stamps and Pell Grants to Medicaid.

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Community Connections Center (C-3)

Community Connections Center (C-3)

Denver Metro

Lakewood

C3 provides referrals, resources, and services for people who live in Jefferson County, including those who've been incarcerated. C3 provides connections to health care, substance use treatment, GED, computer lab, life skills, trade skills, documents, food, clothing, and much more. They work cooperatively and collaboratively to provide referrals, resources, and services to Jefferson County justice-involved individuals, in a single location.

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Community Outreach Centers

Community Outreach Centers

Statewide

Denver

Community Outreach Centers provide free phones and data plans. They also provide tablets for $20. Call or walk in to get signed up for a phone. To qualify, you only need to have an active EBT or Medicaid. You need to bring a valid Colorado state-issued ID to their office. Community Outreach Centers will soon be statewide in Denver, Colorado Springs, Pueblo, Grand Junction, and Greeley.

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Community Outreach Service Center

Community Outreach Service Center

Denver Metro

Denver

Community Outreach Service Center provides food, clothing, information about resources, job information, and drug and alcohol counseling. On Friday food is distributed next door at Agape Church from 11am to 1pm.

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Community Partnership Family Resource Center

Community Partnership Family Resource Center

Southwest CO

Divide

Community Partnership Family Resource Center offers programs and services that are meant to help strengthen families. They offer in depth resources some of which include family development, parent enrichment, healthy living, playgroups, GED programs and community resources.

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Community Technology Center at the Denver Public Library – Free Computer Classes

Community Technology Center at the Denver Public Library – Free Computer Classes

Denver Metro

Denver

The Denver Public Library has a community technology center that offers technology classes. The class schedule changes every month, so you will need to call, check the website, or drop by. If you are a beginner and know nothing about computers, ask about classes that will help you get started. You can receive help from the basics to coding. Other public libraries also provide technology centers.

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Crossroads Ministry of Estes Park, Inc.

Crossroads Ministry of Estes Park, Inc.

Northeast CO

Estes Park

Crossroads Ministry of Estes Park is a Christian service agency helping Estes Valley residents in need, including the temporarily unemployed who receive short-term assistance, and the working poor or persons with low fixed incomes who receive ongoing services. Crossroads Ministry partners with numerous other agencies to maximize benefits to clients, and encourages self- sufficiency through educational opportunities.

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Culinary: Community Table Kitchen

Culinary: Community Table Kitchen

Denver Metro

Boulder

Community Table Kitchen is a social enterprise of Bridge House. They provide Take and Bake Meals, food gifts, and a catering service. They also have jobs and job training through their Ready to Work Program!

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Delta Family Center

Delta Family Center

Southeast CO

Delta

Delta Family Center provides programs and services that revolve around nurturing skills in building a healthy, reliable, and responsible foundation for families. They have unique curated programs like the Backpack Program and the BELA prekindergarten program that focus on growth and development of young children. They also provide courses that promote healthy lifestyles, as well as encouraging parents to be empowering teachers for their kids, along with financial health classes and other family oriented services.

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Denver Indian Center, Inc.

Denver Indian Center, Inc.

Denver Metro

Denver

The Denver Indian Center Inc. (DICI) is an urban cultural gathering center for the American Indian/ Alaska Native community of the Denver Metro area, but it is also a community center for everyone. All are welcome. DICI provides programs that support the Native youth and community, including the justice-involved, with a food bank, a fantastic Workforce Program, Fatherhood Program, COVID-19 resources, and more.

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Denver Indian Family Resource Center

Denver Indian Family Resource Center

Denver Metro

Denver

The Denver Indian Family Resource Center was founded in 2000 to respond to the overrepresentation of American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) families involved in the child welfare system. They provide services and community programs to families who self-identify as AI/AN in the Denver area. Additionally, DIFRC provides Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) advocacy to support reunification efforts for families who are involved in the child welfare system. Through consistency and success they have established a revered reputation and demonstrated success in serving as a single point of entry for comprehensive, intensive, and collaborative community-based services to vulnerable AI/AN children and their caregivers.

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Denver Inner City Parish

Denver Inner City Parish

Denver Metro

Denver

DICP provides a food pantry, bus passes, mail collection, diapers, hygiene packages and more. The food pantry operates on Saturdays from 9am-noon. Immigrant Center hours are Monday thru Wednesday from 10am-3pm. Emergency resource hours are Monday thru Friday from 9am-3pm. Senior congregate meals for people 60+ are Thursdays and Fridays at 11am.

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Denver’s Office of Community Violence Solutions

Denver’s Office of Community Violence Solutions

Denver Metro

Denver

The Office of Community Violence Solutions helps youth, adults, and families facing gang violence and high risk behaviors. They primarily serve people who live in Denver County and a little bit into the Denver metro area. Anyone of any age is welcome to call for help with problem solving and finding resources. Help for parents and youth!

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Dress for Success

Dress for Success

Denver Metro

Denver

From head to toe, Dress for Success can outfit you to look your best! Dress for Success--Denver provides professional clothing at no cost to women who are seeking economic independence. If you need clothing for a job interview, you'll need to be referred by a parole officer, re-entry specialist, probation officer, or community organization (see Community Organizations in the Jobs section for a long list). If you already have a job and need clothing, you may call the office directly to arrange a time to come in. This is also a great opportunity for people who self-identify as female (including those who still display as masculine) to get help with professional clothing.

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Dry Bones Denver

Dry Bones Denver

Denver Metro

Denver

Dry Bones Denver is a faith-based organization that helps homeless teens and young adults living near downtown Denver. Dry Bones staff and volunteers are committed to serving those that need assistance. They are very supportive in becoming companions toward the success of their clients. Dry Bones connects these young people with resources, nutrition, entertainment, new friends and more. Help for homeless youth living on Denver's streets

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Emergency Family Assistance Association

Emergency Family Assistance Association

Denver Metro

Boulder

EFAA provides stabilizing services, innovative programs, and transformative advocacy to strengthen families and create a thriving community. EFAA provides stabilizing services, innovative programs, and transformative advocacy to strengthen families and create a thriving community. As Boulder’s Family Resource Center, they are dedicated towards helping members of the community meet their immediate needs and springboard out of poverty. They assist families with resources like food assistance, children's programs, financial assistance, family housing, basic needs and strength based case management.

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Estes Valley Investment in Childhood Success (EVICS)

Estes Valley Investment in Childhood Success (EVICS)

Northwest CO

Estes Park

EVICS Family Resource Center supports and promotes quality early childhood services and provides parent education so that all children in the Estes Valley have the care, support, and opportunities necessary to grow, learn, and succeed. They provide services that encourage child development that include parenting workshops, childcare provider support & diaper banks.

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Evergreen Christian Outreach (EChO)

Evergreen Christian Outreach (EChO)

Denver Metro

Evergreen

EChO offers a range of wraparound services to help community members who are facing personal or economic adversity. Contact a Client Advocate for help with short-term crisis situations, long-term support services, information and referrals with the goal of a return to self-sufficiency and sustainability. Referrals may be made to EChO programs or to one of their community partners for additional services. Areas served include Evergreen (I-70 to Floyd Hill), Kittredge, Idledale, Lookout Mountain, Genessee, Indian Hills, Morrison foothills, and 285 west of C-470 up to and including Conifer. Please set up an appointment with a Client Services Advocate to begin the process by calling 303-670-1796. ID and proof of residency is required. EChO’s main office and food bank are located at the address given on the grounds of the Church of the Transfiguration in Bancroft Hall.

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Families Forward Resource Center

Families Forward Resource Center

Denver Metro

Denver

Families Forward Resource Center (FFRC) is a full service community service center providing supportive services and programs to northeast Denver and north Aurora, CO. FFRC operates as a collaborative organization. No matter what need comes up, either FFRC is prepared to address it, or we have a partnership in place that can provide the necessary support. FRCC offers a variety of resources that include community health, youth development, family development services, family advocacy, and Kathy's Kamp Summer Camp.

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Family & Intercultural Resource Center

Family & Intercultural Resource Center

Northwest CO

Silverthorne

FIRC works to strengthen local families through education and financial resources. They believe strong sustainable families are the key to a strong and healthy community. They provide the following services supportive services, medical & dental assistance, health & wellness, food pantries, parenting groups and events.

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Family Promise of Greater Denver

Family Promise of Greater Denver

Denver Metro

Denver

Family Promise of Greater Denver helps people experiencing homelessness. They have a rental assistance program and other strategies to help people facing homelessness avoid the shelter system. They only work with families with children under the age of 18. They will work with people outside of the Denver Metro area.

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Family Resource Center

Family Resource Center

Northeast CO

Sterling

The Family Resource Center offers a variety of ongoing programs for parents, guardians, youth, and children that aim to foster the development of healthy family units. They provide parenting classes, programs for teens, family support programs, and a Baby Box Program.

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Family Resource Center of the Roaring Fork Schools

Family Resource Center of the Roaring Fork Schools

Northwest CO

Carbondale

The Family Resource Center of the Roaring Fork Schools is available to connect families to community resources and provide case-management. If you need assistance, or if you are worried about a student or family’s basic needs (food, housing, financial security, health care access, etc.) Contact your school's liaison to sign up for assistance.

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FoCo Cafe

FoCo Cafe

Northeast CO

Fort Collins

FoCo is a nonprofit restaurant in Fort Collins that empowers all people through food. The suggested fee for an all-you-can-eat meal is $12, but patrons who can't afford that much may pay as little as $4 and make up the difference with their work. Meals are nutritious and made daily using fresh locally grown ingredients. Their fantastic menu is posted on their website.

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Focus Points Family Resource Center

Focus Points Family Resource Center

Denver Metro

Denver

Focus Points helps low-income people living in northeast Denver. They provide adult education programs, school readiness for children, health and wellness navigation and classes, mental health clinical services, workforce training, entrepreneurial training and opportunities, and community engagement training.

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Food Bank of the Rockies

Food Bank of the Rockies

Statewide

Denver

Food Bank of the Rockies has a great tool on their website to help you find nearby food pantries. Click on the website link below and then click on the red button at the top that says Find Food. Then type in your address to see the list and map of nearby pantries and food sources. Food Bank of the Rockies can also help with filling out a SNAP application. You can also email fbrsnap@foodbankrockies.org.

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Fremont County Family Center/Starpoint

Fremont County Family Center/Starpoint

Southwest CO

Canon City

Starpoint provides essential services to two vulnerable populations: children – and their families – and adults with cognitive and physical challenges. They have been providing services and support to individuals, families, and communities in Fremont, Chaffee, and Custer counties. Services provided by Starpoint include adult services, children services, family support services, host homes, case management, the Starpoint Foundation and many other resources.

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Friends of Man

Friends of Man

Statewide

Littleton

Friends of Man helps with a variety of needs on a statewide basis, including hearing aids, eyeglasses, dental, mobility equipment, clothing, day care, presriptions, medical equipment, and more. They ONLY accept applications (it's on their website) through a referring professional (counselor, nurse, probation or parole officer, social worker, etc).

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Goodwill of Colorado

Goodwill of Colorado

Statewide

Goodwill of Colorado provides career development resources and life-skills training those that have justice involvement. Through its thrift stores, donations, corporate partnerships and recycling processes, Goodwill has worked for more than a century in Colorado to ensure individuals have access to career and life pathways that allow them to live to their fullest potential. Goodwill of Colorado offers the ReHire Colorado transitional employment program. An 11-week program that helps people re-enter the workforce. If you qualify, you can get paid, on-the-job training that will help you develop job skills and get a better job. Goodwill of Colorado is your destination for affordable, high-quality and name-brand clothing for everyone in your family—plus furniture, housewares, electronics, books, music, movies, sporting goods, tools, and more! Goodwill is always looking for new team members, and when you work for Goodwill and get the satisfaction of knowing you are contributing to something big. With locations in the Denver and Colorado Springs metro areas, Fort Collins to the north, Pueblo and Durango in the south, Fort Morgan in the east, and Grand Junction in the west, there are plenty of opportunities across Colorado!

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GraceFull Cafe

GraceFull Cafe

Denver Metro

Littleton

GraceFull Cafe is a wonderful place to grab some breakfast or lunch. Paying is always optional, as is paying extra to help provide a meal for someone else. So join them in whatever way makes sense for you –share a cup of coffee with a good meal, volunteer, but most importantly, experience community. Gather. Eat. Give.

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Grand Valley Catholic Outreach

Grand Valley Catholic Outreach

Northwest CO

Grand Junction

Grand Valley Catholic Outreach provides emergency help for people living in Grand Valley. Their programs include a day center at another location, soup kitchen, clothing bank, financial help with rent, utilities, ID documents, and medications. They may also have some have housing opportunities.

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Grand Valley Catholic Outreach Day Center

Grand Valley Catholic Outreach Day Center

Northwest CO

Grand Junction

Grand Valley Catholic Outreach provides a day center for people who are homeless, ages 18 and older. Showers, laundry, telephone, mail, and storage are provided. Twice a week medical personnel provide preventative health care. Job counseling provided as well as an onsite counselor.

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Grand Valley Peace & Justice

Grand Valley Peace & Justice

Northwest CO

Grand Junction

Grand Valley Peace & Justice is a community agency that provides help to people who are struggling/homeless/low income. Their resource desk has lots of information to help you connect to more resources in the area. They also provide vouchers for ID documents, a food pantry for people who "carry their homes on their back," annual resource fairs, resource navigation, advance medical directives, and have a notary on site. They provide their own Community Resource Guide! Local resource guide also available!

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Haven of Hope–Jay Gould Center

Haven of Hope–Jay Gould Center

Denver Metro

Denver

Haven of Hope provides breakfast and lunch; private showers and free laundry, free wireless access and mail/document safe keeping, outreach coordinator to help finding resources related to housing, jobs, and transportation. They also have an eye clinic and weekly medical and dental clinic, massage therapy and yoga classes.

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Hazelbrook Community Center: R.E.A.L. Center

Hazelbrook Community Center: R.E.A.L. Center

Denver Metro

Hazelbrook is not just another community center; it's a dedicated space for addiction recovery, offering innovative programs that bridge the gap between personal healing and community transformation. HBCC includes intervention and harm reduction programs directed toward individuals in early recovery or seeking sobriety. They provide: -Fit Recovery: Merging wellness and recovery for a holistic approach. -Work, Education, and Employment Support: Tailored programs to help you bounce back into life and reintegrate into society. -Case Management: Providing resources and targeted support for your unique journey, including housing, supportive services, justice involved advocacy, and referrals to mental health or treatment. -Peer Support: A certified recovery coach with lived experience walking alongside and supporting your journey through recovery. -Transitional Safety Zone (TSZ): A haven of support to help break the cycle of addiction.

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Help and Hope Center

Help and Hope Center

Denver Metro

Castle Rock

The Douglas Elbert Task Force's Help and Hope Center provides food, hygiene items, housing assistance, utility assistnace, clothing, household items, help getting IDs, referrals to other resources, and help with job search. You need to bring photo ID, Social Security numbers and dates of birth for all family members, proof of your gross family income, and proof that you live in Douglas or Elbert County (current bill is an example)

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Hilltop Community Resources (Grand Junction)

Hilltop Community Resources (Grand Junction)

Southwest CO

Grand Junction

Western Colorado has turned to Hilltop for compassionate and comprehensive human services. They put people first and give them the tools and support they need to face life’s challenges. Their wide-ranging programs offer real world solutions designed to give people of all ages a chance at long-lasting success. The Hilltop Program offers services for families, youth, adults and seniors.

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Hilltop Community Resources (Montrose)

Hilltop Community Resources (Montrose)

Southwest CO

Montrose

Western Colorado has turned to Hilltop for compassionate and comprehensive human services. They put people first and give them the tools and support they need to face life’s challenges. Their wide-ranging programs offer real world solutions designed to give people of all ages a chance at long-lasting success. The Hilltop Program offers services for families, youth, adults and seniors.

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Holy Ghost Social Ministry

Holy Ghost Social Ministry

Denver Metro

Denver

Holy Ghost Social Ministry provides help with obtaining ID documents and referrals to other resources. They also provide hygiene kits and clothes when available. Walk-ins are welcome. Food is provided from 10-10:30am.

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Homeward Alliance Reentry Program

Homeward Alliance Reentry Program

Northeast CO

Fort Collins

Homeward Alliance’s Re-entry Program is located inside The Murphy Center. As a WAGEES grant recipient, their re-entry program provides employment services, resource navigation and housing connections to individuals exiting the Colorado Department of Corrections.

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Huerfano/Las Animas Family Resource Center

Huerfano/Las Animas Family Resource Center

Southeast CO

Walsenburg

The Huerfano/Las Animas Family Resource Center provides services and programs that encourage a healthy, stable and thriving family culture. They have various programs that engage parents in developing skills that strengthen a child's development and growth. From food banks to unique strategy lessons in young children, Huerfano/Las Animas Family Resource Center will be able to help you and your growing family.

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Hunger Free Colorado

Hunger Free Colorado

Statewide

Hunger Free Colorado provides a Food Resource Hotline for current info on food pantries and free meal locations throughout Colorado. The navigators speak English and Spanish, help you find food programs throughout Colorado, will help you apply for SNAP, and they can make other referrals. Wait time varies but please be prepared to wait up to 45 mins.

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It Takes a Village

It Takes a Village

Denver Metro

Aurora

It Takes a Village works to reduce health and social disparities among people of color in the Denver metro area. Their programs include Brothas4Ever for African-American men, client services for people who are HIV positive, Phenomenal Women for African-American women, Seeking Safety group, STD and HIV testing and counseling, homelessness and rapid rehousing program, substance abuse treatment, and more.

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Joseph Center

Joseph Center

Northwest CO

Grand Junction

Joseph Center is a one-stop shop in Grand Junction for people struggling with poverty and homeless issues. They will help you navigate all of the resources you need to put you back on your feet. Their day shelter provides meals, hair dressers, computers, phones, and much more. Employment assistance, housing assistance, transporation, financial guardianship program, budget counseling, and more, all under one roof.

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La Plata Family Centers Coalition

La Plata Family Centers Coalition

Southwest CO

Durango

The La Plata Family Centers Coalition is a community-based organization that delivers high-quality human services in rural Southwest Colorado. La Plata Family Centers Coalition has listened and responded to the current social, emotional, educational, and economic needs of the diverse families in our community. They have provided emergency services, Colorado community response, family support services, parent education, request service, and a Giving Garden.

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La Puente Home

La Puente Home

Southwest CO

Alamosa

La Puente offers families & individuals what they need to heal, strengthen, and ultimately thrive. They provide services that include Emergency shelter, a food bank network, crisis prevention services, Adelante family resource center, PALs children's program, Rethreads, social enterprises, V.E.G.I. and Rural Outreach Initiative.

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Loaves & Fishes Ministry

Loaves & Fishes Ministry

Southeast CO

Canon City

Loaves & Fishes Ministry in Fremont County provides a food pantry, emergency shelter, housing assistance, transportation, connections to medical and mental health care, and financial assistance. Loaves & Fishes is a WAGEES grant recipient and provides re-entry services for people leaving prison in Colorado.

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Loveland Community Kitchen

Loveland Community Kitchen

Northeast CO

Loveland

Loveland's Community Kitchen provides food for people who are hungry, conversation for the lonely, and rest for the struggling. They're open 7 days a week, including holidays, and all meals are free. Everyone is eligible and there are no requirements for a hot meal and a sustainable food bag. All are welcome!

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Mercy Today Ministries & Church

Mercy Today Ministries & Church

Southwest CO

Canon City

Mercy Today provides a free lunch every Tuesday from 11am-1pm and the food bank is open Tuesdays from 10am-1pm. They also provide backpacks and hygiene. They work with DOC on pre-release and re-entry. You may write them at PO Box 1973, Cañon City, CO 81215 or call them before you get out.

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Metro Caring

Metro Caring

Denver Metro

Denver

Metro Caring has a large food pantry and provides nutrition education and cooking classes. They also help people get their ID documents, help with utilities, and offer Seeds for Success job-readiness coaching and training.

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Mi Casa Resource Center

Mi Casa Resource Center

Denver Metro

Denver

Mi Casa Resource Center believes in the potential of all people to achieve their educational, professional, and entrepreneurial goals. Mi Casa works with the Latino community, working families, and immigrants. They provide workplace skills training (including resume, cover letter, references,) financial literacy courses, legal clinic, mental health counseling, tax preparation, and education programs. Mi Casa also supports entrepreneurs, helping them explore, launch, and grow their business through bilingual consulting, in-depth training, and a variety of business-related workshops and resources.

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More Life Community Center

More Life Community Center

Denver Metro

Aurora

The More Life Community Center is about meeting the basic human needs of people while promoting self-sufficiency and maintaining the dignity of those in need. They use resource partnerships with agencies and ministries that are committed to doing the same in order to meet a wide range of needs. They have a ton of different resources ranging all walks of life. You can view their services on their website in the "Need Help" section.

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Morgan County Family Center

Morgan County Family Center

Northeast CO

Fort Morgan

Morgan County Family Center is an outstanding community resource that helps Eastern Colorado families. They serve the community through childcare resources, emergency financial assistance, family leadership training institute, family support programs, parent education programs and support and other educational oppurtunities.

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Mountain Family Center

Mountain Family Center

Northwest CO

Granby

Mountain Family Center has been providing essential services to Grand County for over 40 years. MFC works in collaboration with the County, the school districts, other organizations and agencies, the grocery stores and more to implement the most effective and efficient response possible, and make sure all residents are covered with the resources they need. They provide hunger relief, housing/utility assistance, cancer-related services, thrift store vouchers, vision/dental assistance, family development, Individual development, nutrition/wellness education and special projects.

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Mountain Resource Center

Mountain Resource Center

Denver Metro

Northeast CO

Conifer

Mountain Resource Center is a nonprofit, community-based organization that delivers high quality, integrated health and human services within a 1000 square mile rural mountain area. Serving in West Jefferson, Clear Creek, Gilpin, and Park counties, Mountain Resource Center provides a single point of entry to connect clients with a range of services. Programs and services include rental assistance, basic needs, emergency financial assistance, food pantry, community health, early childhood/family education, and veterans support services. Please reach out to info@mrcco.org for any general inquiries.

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Mountain Resource Center

Mountain Resource Center

Denver Metro

Conifer

Mountain Resource Center helps people in the Conifer area with a variety of help: emergency needs such as food and utility assistance, rent assistance, family education, benefits application, veterans support, workforce program, and referrals.

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Murphy Center for Hope

Murphy Center for Hope

Northeast CO

Fort Collins

Murphy Center is the hub of services for people who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless in Larimer Country. The Center has many services under one roof and provides many different services including morning meals, take-away meals, food boxes, bike repair and bike trailers, doctors, mail, lockers, showers, personal hygiene items, laundry, computers and wifi, telephones, career closet for job seekers, health connections and much more. It is the hub of services for people who face homelessness or housing instability—one location in which 20 organizations offer more than 40 services to nearly 3,000 people each year. It provides core human services, such as year-round morning shelter. They also have a reentry program and a housing program for those who are on parole. It is a key source of actionable data for the region and essential to the community’s plans to make homelessness rare, short-lived and non-recurring.

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MyFriendBen

MyFriendBen

Statewide

MyFriendBen is a mobile-first assessment tool that helps families/individuals know what benefits they are entitled to, as well as the estimated cash value and time to receive those benefits. You can receive more information on public benefits, tax credits, financial assistance, and services. Navigate to their website to answer questions about household income, expenses, and demographics. MyFriendBen will then analyze responses and offers immediate, individualized results that suggest benefits the household may be eligible for. There are no questions about immigration status.

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Our Center

Our Center

Denver Metro

Northeast CO

Longmont

The Outreach United Resource Center, Inc. (OUR Center) has provided critical services such as food, housing, and utilities to help families achieve self-reliance since 1986. They offer “a hand up, not a hand out” to residents of the St. Vrain Valley School District of Colorado. They provide assistance with groceries, a culinary arts program, hospitality care, personal development programs, child care/family forward programs, and a support network for further assistance.

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PCs for People–Low Cost Computers

PCs for People–Low Cost Computers

Denver Metro

Denver

PCs for People offers low cost laptop and desktop computers. Call the number provided for eligibility info and current costs. Ask about the low cost internet program that’s as low as $11.25 to $16/month for a hot spot.

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Posada

Posada

Southeast CO

Pueblo

Posada is for people living in Pueblo County who are homeless or at risk of being homeless. The organization provides housing counseling, life skills, education & employment help, legal services, transportation, mental health & substance abuse counseling, referrals to local agencies, haircuts, showers & laundry, assistance for youth, links to affordable housing, and an emergency shelter.

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Posada Homeless Youth Services

Posada Homeless Youth Services

Southeast CO

Pueblo

Posada Homeless Youth Service is for youth 12-24 who are homeless, living out of a car, living in a motel, staying with friends, etc. They provide laundry, care products, blankets, sleeping bags, clothing, snacks, job and education help, medical care, mental health counseling, and referrals to other services.

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Prairie Family Center

Prairie Family Center

Northeast CO

Burlington

The Prairie Family Center provides the community with education and resources needed to build and support healthy and functional families. They provide programs that nurture parents and children through education services, health/nutritional education, youth education services and other building blocks that assist families. They also have a Thrift Store on location.

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Pueblo Community Soup Kitchen

Pueblo Community Soup Kitchen

Southeast CO

Pueblo

Pueblo Community Soup Kitchen, Inc., is a non-profit corporation operated for the express purpose of providing a continental breakfast and a noon meal to the indigent population of the Pueblo area. Anyone who wants a meal is welcome to come in and have one no questions asked!

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Pueblo Cooperative Care Center

Pueblo Cooperative Care Center

Southeast CO

Pueblo

Pueblo Cooperative Care helps with food, clothing, help paying for prescriptions, emergency local transportation, and personal hygiene items. They are a community faith-based organization with a mission to prevent hunger and improve the quality of life to citizens residing in Pueblo County. If you're a new client, please arrive by 11am.

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Recovery Café Longmont

Recovery Café Longmont

Denver Metro

Longmont

Recovery Café Longmont supports adults as they rebuild their lives and break the cycle of addiction, or overcome a recent crisis or trauma. Members must be drug and alcohol free for 24-hours, contribute to the Café and to the healing of others, and attend a weekly Recovery Circle. Membership is free and all are welcome. Virtual support is also available.

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RecoveryWorks

RecoveryWorks

Denver Metro

Lakewood

RecoveryWorks helps people experiencing homelessness connect to resources and services, including housing navigation and connections to behavioral health and primary care. They provide and facilitate access to comprehensive and integrated medical respite, recovery, housing and employment services for those who have few or no resources. Their Drop-in Center (hours below) provides help connecting to resources, showers, food, phones, showers, mail services, and more.

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Rural Communities Resource Center

Rural Communities Resource Center

Northeast CO

Yuma

The Rural Communities Resource Center is a grassroots, nonprofit organization in Northeast Colorado. The Resource Center provides advocacy, education, and support to create systemic change and develop programs that promote the physical, emotional and economic health of the area. They provide the community with family oriented programs that promote early childhood development through a literacy program and the Incredible Years Program. Other services include utility assistance, People's Pantry of the Plains, Food Bank of the Rockies, Dental services and the Nurturing Fathers program.

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Saint Francis Center

Saint Francis Center

Denver Metro

Denver

Saint Francis Center is a day shelter that provides showers, phones, mail service and storage, clothing and some meals, access to transitional housing, and help getting employment. Case managers help people transition from being homeless.

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Salvation Army Connection Center

Salvation Army Connection Center

Denver Metro

Aurora

The Salvation Army Connection Center provides immediate access to The Salvation Army's community programs, services, resources and information with one call or email.

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SAME Café

SAME Café

Denver Metro

Denver

So All May Eat, or SAME Cafe, provides healthy food to everyone, regardless of ability to pay. Everyone who enters the restaurant is treated exactly the same. Healthy organic food is on the menu, for which you may volunteer your time, give produce, or donate money. The menu is on their website and changes daily.

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Servicios de la Raza–Main Office

Servicios de la Raza–Main Office

Denver Metro

Denver

Servicios de la Raza is a bilingual nonprofit that provides many different programs, including health enrollment; basic emergency services such as food and clothing, mental health program, HIV/Aids services, services for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault, and an apprenticeship program for people wanting a job in the trades. Servicios is a WAGEES grant recipient and provides a re-entry program for people leaving prison in Colorado. WAGEES Community Partner!

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Small Town Project

Small Town Project

Southwest CO

Rocky Ford

Small Town Project provides a shared workspace with the use of computer, Fiber-Internet, printers, and fax machines. They provide technical assistance to help with small business startup, career exploration and development, and access other resources. They also provide a food pantry with healthy, organic, and locally sourced foods. Small Town Project is open to all people in southeast Colorado regardless of income, place of residence or citizenship status. WAGEES Southeast Health Group in La Junta refers people to Small Town Project for their services.

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SNAP Food Assistance

SNAP Food Assistance

Statewide

You apply for SNAP/food assistance at your county's Department of Human Services. You may be eligible for food assistance if you’re unemployed or work part time or don’t make much money, receive other public assistance, are elderly or disabled and have a small income, or are homeless. If you think you’re eligible, apply for food assistance right away. It can take up to a month to get started with the program. If you’re eligible, you’ll receive monthly benefits that are issued on the Colorado Quest Card, which looks like a credit card. Click on the website link for the Remerg.com list of every human services center in Colorado.

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St John’s Lutheran

St John’s Lutheran

Northeast CO

Fort Collins

St. John's Lutheran church provides a food and clothing bank. Volunteers serve those in need of food; they appreciate donations of non-perishable food.

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Starry Connect

Starry Connect

Denver Metro

Denver

Starry Connect is a social change company that partners with buildings in low-income areas to provide low-cost internet. You can enter your address to see if the service is available in your area. It might take you asking for the service to get it in your area. They currently provide service in only a handful of cities, but Denver is one of them! You can also email them at support@starry.com.

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The Action Center

The Action Center

Denver Metro

Lakewood

The Action Center provides people living in Jefferson County with free food, clothing and personal items in an environment of respect and kindness. Next, they work with you to address your longer-term needs by connecting you to the resources, services and support that can help you move towards greater stability and hope. All services require an appointment. Same-day appointments may be available, however calling a day or two in advance is recommended.

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The Center for African American Health

The Center for African American Health

Denver Metro

Denver

The Center for African American Health offers African American and Black Metro Denver communities culturally responsive resources that support them in overcoming the root causes of health problems so they can maximize their individual and family health. They provide help to individuals and families in overcoming social, economic, and educational challenges. They assist parents in gaining skills, resources, and the knowledge they need to provide a solid foundation for their children and families. They have new resources available regularly, check their website to stay up to date. They offer workforce readiness programs, crisis counseling, mental health first-aid, food and clothing banks, Strengthening Families Program and many more general services. Please reach out to info@caahealth.org if you have any additional inquiries.

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The Cornerstone Resource Center

The Cornerstone Resource Center

Southeast CO

Lamar

The Cornerstone Resource Center provides resource coordination & referral, developmental screenings, support groups, mentoring, life skills classes and more. The purpose is to help and support families in growing, developing and leading healthy lives. They provide application assistance, resource and referral assistance, circle of parents, nurturing fathers, TBRI caregiver training, Vroom and Santa for Seniors. Please contact info@cornerstoneco.org with any inquiries.

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The Family Center/La Familia

The Family Center/La Familia

Northeast CO

Northwest CO

Fort Collins

The Family Center/La Familia works alongside diverse families by providing high quality childcare and supportive services, with an emphasis on cultural attunement within the Latinx community. They provide services that include Early childhood education, family support services, leadership and advocacy. Please reach out to info@thefamilycenterfc.org if you have any additional inquiries.

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The Freedom Institute–Montrose

The Freedom Institute–Montrose

Southwest CO

Montrose

The Freedom Institute in Montrose helps men and women in Montrose, Delta, San Miguel, Ouray, Hinsdale & Gunnison counties who are on parole and returning to the community. Services are by appointment only and include job search assistance, access to computers, clothing & hygiene, bus passes, IDs, career and education mentoring, housing assistance, and a transitional housing program. The program is also known as Western Slope WAGEES. Western Slope WAGEES Community Partner

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The Gathering Place

The Gathering Place

Denver Metro

Denver

The Gathering Place provides help for women, transgender individuals, and their children. They provide a wide range of programs and services, including meals, food bank, family program, showers, laundry, phone access, mail access, nap room, health services, clothing bank, high school equivalency preparation, job readiness, a computer lab, and more! Their Job Readiness program offers help with resumes, interview preparation, job seeking, case management, and more.

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The Matthews Center Community Life Center at Genesis Project

The Matthews Center Community Life Center at Genesis Project

Northeast CO

Fort Collins

Matthews House provides a wide range of services to people in need, including case management to help you find housing and a job, job readiness; after school programs for kids, and ESL and high school equivalency test preparation.

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The Matthews House Community Life Center at First Presbyterian

The Matthews House Community Life Center at First Presbyterian

Northeast CO

Fort Collins

Matthews House provides a wide range of services to people in need, including case management to help you find housing and a job, job readiness; after school programs for kids, and ESL and high school equivalency test preparation.

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The Pinon Project Family Resource Center

The Pinon Project Family Resource Center

Southwest CO

Cortez

The Piñon Project Family Resource Center strengthens our community by providing comprehensive services for children and families. They offer early childhood programs, family supportive services, parenting groups, youth programs, diaper and wipes assistance, and other community involved programs that help nurture families success.

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The Thrive Center

The Thrive Center

Denver Metro

Aurora

The THRIVE Center provides families with skills on parenting techniques for children who live with neurodiveristy. Through advising calls, trainings, workshops, collaborating with other agencies, and a comprehensive resources, Thrive Center can help you get the supportive assistance you may need. They provide help through various programs, workshops, parenting advising programs, early childhood development services, health information programs, and special education needs.

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Tri-County Family Care Center

Tri-County Family Care Center

Southeast CO

Rocky Ford

Tri-County Family Care Center is a center where people with general and emergency needs can immediately find resources that are in the surrounding areas. They connect people to the various services and resources in the community. Some of services offered include childcare services, employment assistance, youth development programs, financial hygiene, legal assistance, and housing assistance.

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UndocuHub

UndocuHub

Statewide

UndocuHub is a grant-funded program that began to form in the late summer of 2020. The central purpose of the program is to coordinate and expand the reach of existing community services that are crucial to Colorado’s DACA and undocumented community. The UndocuHelp website acts as a central hub to provide digital resources, webinars, and direct forms of contact, with the goal of connecting undocumented individuals and families to experienced service providers and available resources. Online hub of resources for undocumented individuals and families.

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United Way’s 211

United Way’s 211

Statewide

Call 2-1-1 to ask an operator about clothing banks in your city. You can also search by city on the website for a clothing bank near you. During business hours you can call an operator, do a live chat online, or text your zip code to 898-211. Outside business hours, search the resource database.

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United Way’s 211

United Way’s 211

Statewide

Call 2-1-1 to ask an operator about food banks and food pantries in your city. You can also search by city on the website for a food bank near you. During business hours you can call an operator, do a live chat online, or text your zip code to 898-211. Outside business hours, search the resource database.

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Washington County Connections

Washington County Connections

Northeast CO

Akron

The Washington County Connections center is a grassroots, nonprofit organization in Northeast Colorado. The Resource Center provides advocacy, education, and support to create systemic change and develop programs that promote the physical, emotional and economic health of the area. They provide the community with family oriented programs that promote Early childhood development through a Literacy program and the Incredible Years Program. Other services include Utility assistance, People's Pantry of the Plains, Food Bank of the Rockies, Dental services and the Nurturing Fathers program.

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WeeCycle

WeeCycle

Statewide

WeeCycle’s mission is to support families with infants and toddlers struggling to provide for their children, and to contribute to a healthier, more sustainable planet for future generations. WeeCycle walks alongside families, caregivers, and caseworkers to restore dignity for those struggling to provide for their families by connecting them to essential supplies such as formula, a safe place for their baby to sleep, a stroller so they can access public transportation and more. If you are in need of baby supllies go to the "get help" section of their website.

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Wellspring Church

Wellspring Church

Denver Metro

Englewood

Wellspring Church is an Englewood-based ministry. In addition to services offered throughout the week, Wellspring also provides a food pantry which constitutes one portion of the Compassion Ministry’s Sunday Programming. The food pantry is delivered Sundays from 12:00PM-1:30PM and provides a meal, a food pantry, and a community center for guests. Additionally, this programming creates a pool of individuals with whom relationships may be built and invitations into additional components of the Compassion Ministry’s programming may be made.

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West End Family Link Center

West End Family Link Center

Southwest CO

Nucla

The West End Family Link Center help to build stronger, healthier families and individuals in the West End of Montrose and San Miguel counties. They support families by providing utility assistance, food banks, family education programs, early childhood development, parenting classes and home visiting programs. Emergency After - Hours Call 970-428-7833

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