Adams County Resources

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Phone/Broadband Assistance

Financial/Rental Assistance/Utility Assistance

General Housing Support

Food Security



Phone/Broadband Assistance:

Lifeline Program - TDS Telecommunications
TDS provides a monthly discount on communication services which may include broadband internet, phone (landline or wireless), or bundles to eligible low-income households.
Service Area: Denver, State Wide, National
Phone Number: 1-866-734-0704
Services Provided: Phone/Broadband assistance
Eligibility Criteria: Must be either 80% AMI for your County or receive State Benefits (such as Food Stamps, TANF, WIC, SSI, Medicaid, etc).
Hours of Operation:
Monday-Friday 7am-8pm CST
Saturday: 8am-6pm CST
Application/Intake Process: Call to see what TDS options and services are nearest you.

Low-Cost Internet Plan - PCs For People
PCs For People provides a Low-Cost Internet Plan for low-income individuals needing internet connectivity in their households. A modem with unlimited 4G LTE internet service is provided to connect those using this program to the internet.
Service Area: Denver, State Wide, National
Phone Number: 651-354-2552
Email Address:
Location: 2492 Doswell Ave., St. Paul, MN 55108
Services Provided: Phone/Broadband assistance
Eligibility Criteria:
This program helps people with income at or below 200% of federal poverty guidelines.

Must be below the 200% poverty level or be currently enrolled in an income-based government assistance program.

Hours of Operation:

Monday-Friday 7am-8pm CST

Saturday: 8am-6pm CST
Application/Intake Process: Call to see what TDS options and services are nearest you. Must bring these documents to verify eligibility:
A photo ID
Proof of Income: The prior year's state, federal, or tribal tax return (W2 forms or pay stubs are not acceptable)

Financial/Rental Assistance/ Utility Assistance:

Homeless Prevention Program- Almost Home
Service Area: Adams
Street Address: 22 S. 4th Ave, Suite 102, Brighton, CO  80601
Phone number: 303-659-6199
Email: ​
Hours of Operation:
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday | 8:00am - 4:30pm
Wednesday | 8:30am - 6:30pm
Friday | 8:30am - 12:30pm
Services Provided: Rental/Mortgage/Utility Assistance, Family Shelter, and Respite:
Rental/Mortgage/Utility Assistance: This program aims to prevent homelessness by helping clients pay for their rent/utilities.
Family Shelter: Almost Home has a family shelter.  The shelter is unique, as it is a residential home. Each family will have their own room rather than share a communal area. The Family Shelter program allows complete families to stay together as they work to find stability. The stays are 60 days; during these 60 days, Almost Home helps the clients locate jobs and assist with resume help and housing for long-term stability. Once the family graduates from the program, they will help get them into housing and pay for the upfront costs, such as deposit and first and last month's rent. 
Respite: This program is for those who are housing-ready. This means the client has a stable income and can meet the requirements of the apartment/house they apply for/intend to use. Respite will help with the upfront costs like the deposit and the first and last month's rent.
Eligibility Criteria:
Rental/Mortgage/Utility Assistance: The client needs to be at least two months behind on their rent. If the amount owed is over $4500, Almost Home will not be able to pay the total amount. Almost Home can only pay up to $4500, and the client is responsible for the rest of the amount owed. They prioritize those who are already in evictions.
Family Shelter: Almost Home runs background checks on every adult entering the home. They do not allow those who have a conviction on their record.
Respite: This is an in-house referral; the client must come to our office to apply for this assistance.
Application/Intake Process:
For both Rental/Mortgage/Utility Assistance and Almost Home’s Family shelter, the application can be found on our website on the home page.
For their Respite program:  This is an in-house referral; the client must come to our office to apply for this assistance.
-  The application for rental assistance is only open every 1st of the month from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. 
Wait time: Please provide at least 2 weeks before reaching out to staff at Almost Home after you've submitted your application. They do not get a status update on submitted forms but will process each submitted form in a timely manner.


Family Tree Homelessness Program
The Family Tree Homelessness Program provides housing navigation and comprehensive support services to those experiencing homelessness and those at-risk of homelessness. The program promotes safe and stable individuals, families and youth through self-sufficiency and affordable housing programs.

Service Area: Jefferson and Adams county
Street Address: 3805 Marshall Street Wheat Ridge, CO 80033
Phone Number: (303) 467-2604
Email Address:​
Hours of Operation: 9:00 am to 5:00pm​, Monday-Friday
Services Provided: Homelessness Prevention Services, Housing Navigation and Placement Assistance, and Support Services
Eligibility Criteria: Must be a resident in either Jefferson or Adams County seeking housing assistance.
Application/Intake Process: Call number to get directed to the correct department.

Water Assistance Program - Brighton Colorado
Service Area: Adams, Weld​ - City of Brighton
Street Address: 500 S 4th Avenue​
Phone Number: 303-655-2000​​
Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday 8am-5pm​
Services Provided: Utility Assistance​
Eligibility Criteria:
Must be a Brighton residential water customer.
Must be a U.S. Citizen or legally residing in the U.S. - May not have a tampering charge in the last 12 months.
Must demonstrate financial need.
Must be a resident of Brighton.​
Application/Intake Process: If you meet eligibility criteria, you can fill out this application for the 2023 Water Assistance Program: 
Customers can apply for the program multiple times per year. The maximum total credit per calendar year is $500. Approved credits will be applied directly to the customer's utility billing account and in no event will the credit create a negative account balance or be paid or refunded to the customer. Water assistance is dependent on available funding.​

Energy Bill Payment Assistance - Energy Outreach Colorado
Service Area: State Wide​
Street Address: 225 East 16th Avenue​
Phone Number: 303.825.8750​
Email Address:​
Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday 8am-5pm​
Services Provided: Utility Assistance​
Eligibility Criteria:
- Their income is at or below 80% Area Median Income (varies by county).
- To qualify for assistance: you must pay home energy costs directly to an energy vendor/utility, your bill is past due or you are running low on fuel, you must meet income qualifications. ​
Application/Intake Process: First, go to this website:
- Apply For their Bill Payment Assistance through their Partnered Agencies, which can be found on this website by entering your zip code to find an agency that serves your area.
- Contact the agency before showing up in person to be aware of their current procedures. 
- For more assistance call 1.866.HEAT.HELP (1.866.432.8435).​

General Housing Support:

Residential Housing - Mercy Housing 
Service Area: Denver, Adams, Douglas​, Fremont*
Street Address: 1999 North Broadway​
Phone Number: +1 303-830-3300​
Email Address:​
Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday 8am- 5p​m
Services Provided: Transitional Housing, Disability Services, Veterans Services, Case Management, Elder Services ​
Eligibility Criteria: affordable, low-income apartment rental opportunities across the United States. Our housing services are available for families, seniors and people with special needs, including those with developmental disabilities, HIV/AIDS, formerly homeless individuals and Veterans.​
Application/Intake Process: Complete application desired community​


Food Security: 

Adams County Food Bank
Service Area: Adams County
Street Address: 7111 E 56th Ave Commerce City, CO 80022, USA
Phone Number: 720-878-3563
Services Provided:
Food Bank-Families and individuals seeking food assistance are provided bread, produce, and staple foods like rice, pasta, cereal, canned vegetables, fruit, and tuna to support a healthy diet.
Senior- Provides income-qualified seniors with a box of nutritious food including beans, grains, canned vegetables and fruit, dried milk, peanut butter and other staple foods that stretch the dollars for low-income senior citizens.
Hours of Operation: Wed-Fri: 10am-1PM
Eligibility Criteria: Proof of Adams County Resident and Valid ID
Application/Intake Process: Upon checking in at location (7111 E 56th Ave Commerce City, CO 80022) and providing your ID, families and individuals seeking food assistance are provided perishables and staples.
Wait time: Families may visit the food bank weekly for perishables and once a month for staples. Closed the entire week of Thanksgiving. The Food Bank closes for the entire week of Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Years’ Day. They reopen the first Wednesday after New Year’s Day.


The Senior Hub
Service Area: Adams County 
Street Address: 10190 Bannock Street Northglenn, CO 80260
Point of Contact at Organization: Damian Bell Food Pantry Specialist
Phone Number: 303.426.4408 x217
Email Address:
Services Provided: Food security: Food Pantry items are subject to current availability, you can commonly find the following in  the pantry:
Eligibility Criteria: Adams County resident in need, primarily supports older adults.
Hours of Operation: This service is by appointment only at their Northglenn location(10190 Bannock Street Northglenn, CO 80260). Appointments are offered at various times Monday-Friday.
Application/Intake Process: To schedule, contact their Food Pantry Specialist, Damian Bell at 303-426-4408 x 217 or
Wait time:  The Food Pantry can be accessed once every 30 days
Additional Information:  
The Senior Hub also offers the following supplemental programs for their clients:
The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP)
Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP)



Clinica Campesina - Clinica Family Health
Clinica provides affordable medical, dental, mental health and pharmacy services.
Service Area: Boulder, Denver, Lafayette, Thornton, Westminster.
Street Address: There are 5 locations:
Boulder: 2525 13th St. Boulder CO 80304
Denver: 1701 W. 72nd Ave, Denver, CO 800221
Lafayette: 1735 S. Public Road Lafayette, CO 80026
Thorton: 8990 Washington St, Thornton, CO 80229
Westminster: 8510 N Bryant St 2nd Floor, Westminster, CO 80031, USA
Phone Number: 303-650-4460
Hours of Operation: For the Lafayette location (other’s location hours can be found by clicking their individual links above):
Medical Clinic & Dental  Hours:
Monday & Friday: 8AM – 12PM, 1PM – 5PM (closed for lunch from 12PM – 1 PM)
Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday: 8AM – 12PM, 1PM – 8PM (closed for lunch from 12PM – 1PM). Saturday and Sunday: Closed
Enrollment Walk-In Hours:
Monday – Thursday: 8AM – 11AM, 1PM – 4PM (closed for lunch from 11AM – 1 PM)
Friday: 8AM – 11AM, 1:30PM – 3:30PM (closed for lunch from 11AM – 1:30PM). Saturday and Sunday: Closed
Comm. Center Hours:
Monday – Friday: 8AM – 4:15PM. Saturday and Sunday: Closed
Services Provided: Healthcare
Eligibility Criteria: We welcome most insurance: Medicaid, CHP+, Medicare, Discounts available. Se habla espanol.
Application/Intake Process: You can either call their number to schedule an appointment (arrive 20 minutes early to fill out new client paperwork), or walk-in during their enrollment walk-in hours [Monday – Thursday: 8AM – 11AM, 1PM – 4PM (closed for lunch from 11AM – 1 PM). Friday: 8AM – 11AM, 1:30PM – 3:30PM (closed for lunch from 11AM – 1:30PM). Closed on Saturday & Sunday].



Career Training Program - CrossPurpose
Our tuition-free, six-month career training program aims to empower individuals in Denver to develop the personal and professional skills that they need to succeed in the workplace. We offer a variety of career certification and pre-apprenticeship tracks to provide a wide selection of career opportunities.
Service Area: Denver, Adams, Arapahoe, Jefferson, Douglas​
Street Address: 2959 Franklin Street​
Phone Number: +1 720-724-9544​​
Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday 8am- 5pm​
Services Provided: Justice Involved Services , Education, Employment​
Application/Intake Process: Complete intake form on their website. Wait time depends on programs' start dates. Some programs provide a monetary stipend for enrolled and active "students", but do not provide rent assistance.


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