Denver County Resources

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Phone/Broadband Assistance
Financial/Rental Assistance/Utility Assistance
General Housing Support
Education
Employment
Food Security
Childcare
Domestic Violence Supportive Services
LGBTQIA+
Youth Shelter
Justice-Involved Services
Medical/Healthcare Assistance
Gambling Related
Transportation
Immigration Resources
Identification
Military/Veterans Assistance
Sober Living
Pet Assistance
Furniture
Repair Services

 


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). Here is the application packet for Lifeline, review the first part to confirm how to apply correctly, the second part includes the application itself to complete as well: LifeLine Application Packet
- This is one of 3 ways to apply (the paper version). You can also apply online on the link provided or call them directly to get an advocate to assist you over the phone.
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: info@pcsforpeople.org
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:

Catholic Charities
Service Area:
Denver, State Wide
Street Address: 6240 Smith Rd
Phone Number: 303-742-0828
Email Address: Info@Ccdenver.Org
Services Provided: Rental Assistance, Emergency Shelter, Transitional Housing, Food Security, Furniture, General Financial Help, Veterans Services, Case Management, Housing Navigation
Eligibility Criteria: Actively homeless (following HUD Homeless definition). Most of the downtown Denver locations mainly serve homeless women, children and/or families.
Hours of Operation: 8am-5pm Monday-Friday
Application/Intake Process: Operator advises clients to call the Colorado Connection Center (*before noon* each day) in order to see which of their shelters the client would be eligible for and which has open bed availability for that night.  Samaritan House operates as a single women's shelter and is open every day at 5pm. It's first come, first served (aka must come in-person) for beds at that location.  There is also a family shelter, and families will have to call the connection center to get an idea of the bed availability for them.

 

The Gathering Place
Service Area: Denver​
Street Address: 1535 High Street​
Phone Number: 303-321-4198​​
Hours of Operation: Monday 8:30AM - 5:00PM Tuesday 8:30AM - 1:30PM Wednesday 8:30AM - 5:00PM Thursday 8:30AM - 5:00PM Friday 8:30AM - 5:00PM  Also closed on Holidays. The 2nd Tuesday January, April, and July are also closed to staff only.​
Services Provided: Emergency Shelter, Transitional Housing, LGBTQIA+ Services, Mental Health Services, Case Management, Housing Navigation​
Eligibility Criteria: Homeless or at risk of homelessness/DV women, transgender and non-binary individuals, and children.​
Application/Intake Process: Better to go in-person during their operating hours if you want services.  You can call but they usually will not pick up.  Only email them if you are not in a rush. They usually do not operate via email.​

 

Denver TRUA
Service Area: Denver​
Street Address: 2416 East Colfax Ave.​
Phone Number: +1 303-399-9337​
Email Address: info@nedenverhousing.org​
Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday 8am-5pm​
Services Provided: Rental Assistance, Utility Assistance​
Eligibility Criteria: If you are a renter or homeowner in Denver and need assistance with paying rent and/or utilities, including Denver Water and Xcel Energy, you may be eligible for rent and utility assistance through Denver’s Temporary Rent & Utility Assistance Program.  Immigration status is not a requirement for the Temporary Rent & Utility Assistance Program.  Qualifications:
- The property you are requesting assistance for is your primary residence and is in the City and County of Denver.
- The tenant or homeowner’s household income is at or below the maximum income listed below (80% Area Median Income.) 
- You have experienced an unexpected financial hardship.
- You complete the application for assistance and provide all of the needed documentation. 

- NEW: You must now have a current Court Summons regarding rental non-payment in order to apply as well.

Other qualifications and documentation required will be explained by the nonprofit agency you work with to access the funds.​
Application/Intake Process:
Rent and Utility assistance through TRUA is not guaranteed and is based on eligibility and availability of funds. Please check  on the HOST Rent and Utility Help webpage (denvergov.org/RentHelp) for information on how to apply.​
- NEW: MUST have an active court summons to apply for assistance.
Additional Information: TRUA is currently overflooded with applications. Due to this, they are backlogged on cases and are taking an average of a month or more on rental assistance distribution.


First Mennonite Church of Denver 
Assistance is based on living in the service area of First Mennonite (see below) and is on a first-come, first-served basis. Their assistance is available at the beginning of each month and runs out quickly within a week. Must reside within their area (linked map below).
Service Area: Denver​
Street Address: 430 W 9TH AVE​
Phone Number: +1 303-892-1038​
Email Address: OFFICE@FMCDENVER.ORG​
Hours of Operation: Hours: In-person applications (for rental or utility assistance) on Mondays from 9-11:30am  Call 303-892-1039 (Michael Harrington) at any time with questions.​
Services Provided: Rental Assistance, Utility Assistance​
Eligibility Criteria: Must be within the church's zone of outreach. Check the website to see if your home falls within their area: https://www.fmcdenver.org/help
- You need to be past due on your rent and last received help from FMC more than 12 months ago 
- Have your supporting documents ready (Photo ID). 
- For rent help: Demand for payment (letter, form, or account statement from your landlord showing what you owe) 
- For utility help: Most recent Xcel bill or disconnection notice​
Application/Intake Process: Go into the church on Monday mornings between 9am-11:30am (only available during this time) in order to do a rental or utility application. They will have workers on-site during that time to assist folks with their applications.  Rental applicants need to be located within the church's zone of operations. Utility applicants do not.​



Colorado Coalition for the Homeless - Family Support Services Program

Service Area: Denver​
Street Address: 2111 Champa Street​
Phone Number: +1 303-293-2217​
Email Address: info@coloradocoalition.org​
Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday 8am-5pm​
Services Provided: Rental Assistance, Emergency Shelter, Food Security, Furniture, General Financial Help, Public benefits assistance, Transportation, Disability Services, Veterans Services, LGBTQIA+ Services, Mental Health Services, Healthcare, Case management, Housing Navigation, Childcare, Elder Services, Justice Involved Services ​
Eligibility Criteria: 
Families experiencing homelessness with children under the age 18
 Single-parent, two-parent, same-sex couples, and multi-generational families are all eligible for services. 
Families must have or be working towards at least 50% custody of one or more children under the age 18. 
If Child Protective Services is involved, there must be a plan for reunification. - Pregnant individuals are encouraged to attend.​
Application/Intake Process: Call office for specifics or email fssintake@coloradocoalition.org to get started on their intake process.  We are unable to provide walk-in appointments at this time. Please check back in the future for updates.​
Wait time: Call office for specifics or email fssintake@coloradocoalition.org to get started on their intake process. They are unable to provide walk-in appointments at this time. 


The Salvation Army - Housing Now Program
Service Area: Denver​
Street Address: 2201 Stout St​
Phone Number: 303-295-3366​
Email Address: housingnow@usw.salvationarmy.org​
Hours of Operation: Morning Hours: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM, Monday - Friday  Afternoon Hours: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM, Monday - Friday  The hour between 12-1pm is their lunch hour and they will not be available at that time. ​
Services Provided: Rental Assistance, Security Deposit Assistance, Emergency Shelter, Transitional Housing, Food Security, Disability Services, Veterans Services, Case management, Housing Navigation​
Eligibility Criteria:
- Housing Now serves families as a part of the Metro Denver Homeless Initiative and partners with OneHome for referrals exclusively. 
- Must be verifiably homeless: residing in a place not meant for human habitation, emergency shelter, or in flight from domestic violence.
- All potential participants must be living in the Denver metro area.  
- All potential participants are referred through the OneHome system after completing a Vi-SPDAT.
- For more information on how to complete a Vi-SPDAT please call: 303-295-3366​
Application/Intake Process:  All potential participants are referred through the OneHome system after completing a Vi-SPDAT. - For more information on how to complete a Vi-SPDAT please call: 303-295-3366​
Wait time:  Case by case basis.

Volunteers of America
Service Area: Denver, Adams, Arapaho, Douglas​
Street Address: 2660 Larimer Street, Denver, CO 80205
Phone Number: (303) 297-0408
Email Address: info@voa.org​
Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday  9am- 5pm​
Services Provided: Rental Assistance, Emergency Shelter, Transitional Housing, Food Security, Veterans Services, Mental Health Services, Case Management, Housing Navigation, Elder Services ​
Eligibility Criteria: Assisting very low income families in Colorado, including senior citizens, veterans, and homeless families,​
Wait time: Application and waitlist with case manager​ varies by community.

 

Emergency Assistance - Denver Human Services
Emergency assistance is available to qualifying Denver County residents only.  If you live outside of Denver County, you do not qualify for this emergency assistance.
Service Area: Denver​
Street Address: 1200 Federal Blvd., Denver, CO 80204
Phone Number: 720-944-1520 - Call this number after you've completed the online application.
Services Provided: Emergency Assistance
Eligibility Criteria:
- You have lived in Denver county for the past 30 days.
- You have not received rental assistance (deposit assistance, eviction assistance, first
month’s rent assistance, mortgage assistance, and/or HOA fees) from Denver Human Services within the last 12 months.
- Your monthly income is below what is listed below based on household size
Application/Intake Process: You can fill out the DHS' Emergency Assistance Application HERE. Along with this, click HERE for a detailed Application Checklist for this program.
Documentation needed: 

1) Proof of income or pending income showing you can pay your rent or mortgage after a one-time assistance payment from Denver Human Services (please note that your rent or mortgage cannot be more than 60% of take-home pay). Acceptable proof of income includes:
• Last 30 days of pay stubs
• A statement from your employer with your start date, hourly wage, weekly hours, and how often paid if newly employed
2) Proof of available resources. Acceptable proof includes:
• Bank and/or spending card activity showing past 30 days of transactions (be sure you have blacked out your bank account number)
3) Picture ID for all adult applicants
Wait Time: Due to an increased volume of requests, it may take 45-60 days before you hear from a team member to complete the process.


Client Services - Denver Rescue Mission
Service Area: Denver​
Street Address: 6100 Smith Road​
Phone Number: 3032971815​
Hours of Operation: 24/7/365​
Services Provided: Rental Assistance, Emergency Shelter, Transitional Housing, Substance Use​
Eligibility Criteria: Vulnerable neighbors in low-income households while strengthening our whole community.​
Application/Intake Process: Emergency services like meals, 24/7 shelter, restrooms, and their Next Step services are available at our Lawrence Street Community Center and 48th Avenue Center- Denver Rescue Mission. The goal is that these short-term solutions help you gain some stability and a path out of homelessness. All guests must sign up at the Lawrence Street Community Center to be entered into the bed assignment system. For more information, contact us at 303-297-1815. 
Additional Information: Denver Rescue Mission is not equipped to provide emergency overnight shelter to women or children, but other partner organizations in Denver are available. If you are a woman experiencing homelessness and are seeking immediate shelter for yourself and your children, please call 303.294.0157 to be referred to an appropriate shelter.

 

Community Ministry
Community Ministry partners with Xcel energy and Energy Outreach Colorado to assist families in paying utility bills.
Service Area: Denver​
Street Address: 1755 S. Zuni Denver, CO 80223, USA
Phone Number: 303.935.3428
Services Provided: Utility Assistance, food security, clothing bank.
Eligibility Criteria: Special programs (such as their Utility Assistance program) are reserved for residents living in the 80204, 80219, 80223, 80236 and 80227 (Denver County) zip codes. Clients living outside these zip codes may be referred to other agencies in their area.
Application/Intake Process:
Step 1: You must fill out the application consent forms linked below (preferably typed), print them and bring them with you to your appointment. Click HERE for link to their forms.
Step 2: Send an email to eoc@comministry-denver.org with the full name of the person as it appears on the bill, phone number and Xcel account number and you will be called to schedule an appointment.
Step 3: Show up for your scheduled appointment!

 

Energy Bill Payment Assistance - Energy Outreach Colorado
Service Area: State Wide​
Street Address: 225 East 16th Avenue​
Phone Number: 303.825.8750​
Email Address: info@energyoutreach.org​
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: https://www.energyoutreach.org/find-agency/
- 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).​


Electric & Gas Affordability Programs through Xcel
Non-emergency energy assistance programs are administered and supervised by Xcel Energy. Click this following link to be directly sent to Colorado's Low-income Energy Assistance Program (LEAP) website.
Service Area: State Wide​
Phone Number: 1-866-432-8435
Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday 8am-5pm​
Services Provided: Utility Assistance​
Eligibility Criteria: If your income is up to 60% of the state median income level, you may qualify for heating assistance through LEAP. The state median income level used for the 2023-24 LEAP season was released by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in July 2023. The amount of the energy assistance benefit varies depending on a variety of factors, including the primary heating fuel costs and income.
Application/Intake Process: The 2023-24 LEAP season is now open. Applications are accepted until April 30, 2024.
LEAP accepts applications between November and April. Click below to learn more about applying for LEAP benefits, including a checklist to help you prepare your application. If you're looking for assistance outside of LEAP season, it may be available. Please call 1-866-HEAT-HELP (1-866-432-8435) for more information.


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: customerservice@mercyhousing.org​
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 for the desired community.


Client Services - Denver Rescue Mission
Service Area: Denver​
Street Address: 6100 Smith Road​
Phone Number: 303-297-1815​
Hours of Operation: 24/7/365​
Services Provided: Rental Assistance, Emergency Shelter, Transitional Housing, Substance Use​
Eligibility Criteria: Vulnerable neighbors in low-income households while strengthening our whole community.​
Application/Intake Process: Emergency services like meals, 24/7 shelter, restrooms, and their Next Step services are available at our Lawrence Street Community Center and 48th Avenue Center- Denver Rescue Mission. The goal is that these short-term solutions help you gain some stability and a path out of homelessness. All guests must sign up at the Lawrence Street Community Center to be entered into the bed assignment system. For more information, contact us at 303-297-1815. 
Additional Information: Denver Rescue Mission is not equipped to provide emergency overnight shelter to women or children, but other partner organizations in Denver are available. If you are a woman experiencing homelessness and are seeking immediate shelter for yourself and your children, please call 303.294.0157 to be referred to an appropriate shelter.


Home Share - Sunshine Home Share Colorado
Home Sharing is a best practices housing model that assists Home Providers and Home Seekers with creating agreed-upon guidelines for becoming housemates and supports Aging in Community by utilizing extra space in a Home Provider’s home.
Service Area: Denver Metro​
Street Address: 3532 Franklin Street​
Phone Number: (303) 915-8264​
Hours of Operation: M-F 8am- 5p​m
Services Provided: Transitional Housing​, housing. This does not provide rental assistance, but instead provides potential housing connections for home seekers.
Eligibility Criteria: This program is for individuals 18 and older. Home Seekers will need to provide ID and proof of income at intake.​
Application/Intake Process: Submit an online interest card followed by application.
Additional Information: This is not a rapid housing program, most matches take at least 8 weeks. This is not a caregiving program or a replacement for caregiving.

Education:


Mi Casa Career Pathways Resource Center
Service Area: Denver​
Street Address: 345 S Grove St​
Phone Number: 303-573-1302​
Email Address: info@micasaresourcecenter.org​
Hours of Operation: Monday-Thursday 9am-6pm Friday 9am-4pm​
Services Provided: Education, Employment​
Eligibility Criteria: Open to all, employed or not.​
Application/Intake Process: Come in or call, get scheduled for a consultation or appt with one of their career advisors, and then the appt usually occurs within 1-2 weeks.​
You can also check their calendar HERE for their daily classes
Additional Notes: Provides Bilingual workers to assist most English & Spanish clients.

 

Contemporary Learning Academy
Service Area:
Denver​
Street Address: 200 E 9th Ave.​
Phone Number: 720-423-6900​
Email Address: https://cla.dpsk12.org/contact-us/​
Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday 8:25am-3:30pm​
Services Provided: LGBTQIA+ Services, Mental Health Services, Healthcare, Case Management, Childcare, Justice Involved Services , Education, Employment​
Eligibility Criteria: The Village is partnered with 6 DPS schools in particular, you must be a DSP student from one of these 6 schools in order to be eligible for the Village's services.​
Application/Intake Process: To get access to The Village services, you need to be a Contemporary Learning Academy (CLA) student. You can apply here:  New Student Application https://cla.dpsk12.org/​


Denver Public Schools Community Hubs
This is a subdivision of the Contemporary Learning Academy resource from above. This one specifically is for clients seeking GED and ESL assistance.
Service Area:
Denver​
Street Address: 1526 Tennyson Street​
Phone Number: 720-423-1180​
Email Address: nwcommunityhub@dpsk12.net​
Hours of Operation: Varies based on which classes you sign up for​.
Services Provided: Education​, GED services
Eligibility Criteria: Must be a resident of Denver County. Serves all adults and children. You do not need to know or be a DPS student to access services but you do need some sort of DPS connection in order to receive services (so if your child or grandchild is involved in DPS services, then you too can get services). Classes are free for clients.
Application/Intake Process: Right now, there are no services for GED classes in English. There are still existing Spanish classes for GED services, but it provides a low class count. 
Go to this LINK to sign up for their classes. 


MSU Adult Education Programs
We offer adults ESL literacy and language classes, opportunities to achieve a High School Equivalency diploma, and Career Training pathways that lead to employment.
Service Area: Denver
Contact:
Maureen Rudy - Adult Education Program Manager:
- Email: mrudy2@msudenver.edu
- Phone: office 303-458-8063 / Text or VM 505-312-6203
Robb Gallegos - ESL Lead Instructor & Parent Facilitator:
- Email: rgalle43@msudenver.edu
- Phone: office 303-458-8063 / Text or VM 505-312-4997
Claudia Alvarez - GED en español instructora - Spanish GED in Denver (evenings):
- Email: calvare7@msudenver.edu
- Phone: 303-458-8063 / Text or VM 303-984-6267
Services Provided: ESL and GED classes for adults.
Adult High School Equivalency Prep Registration
ESL Registration
Parent to Paraprofessional Education Registration
Personal Care Aide Education & Training
Hours of Operations: Depends on class availability/schedule.
Eligibility Criteria: These services are for adults 18+ who have yet to complete their High School Education and wish to better their education/employment opportunities.
Application/Intake Process: For GED classes, you can fill out & submit this form Adult High School Equivalency Prep Registration. For ESL classes, fill out & submit this form: ESL Registration.


Learning Source GED Classes
The Learning Source connects adult students and families with the resources they need to better their lives and take charge of their futures. Our FREE classes help adults earn their high school equivalency credential, learn English, integrate into their communities, and get a better job.
Service Area: Denver, Greeley, Lafayette, Longmont, and Online Zoom classes.
Phone Number: 303-957-2838
Services Provided: Free GED and ESL classes
Hours of Operations: Their class hours vary depending on the class location and when you sign up. Each class specifies their class schedules online.
Eligibility Criteria: Free to adult residents in Denver, Greeley, Lafayette, Longmont counties.

Application/Intake Process: Email Carlee at carlee.easton@thelearningsource.org to be added to a waitlist or check back in May for Summer session dates.
Additional Information: The current classes offered are all closed for registration. Classes run in 4-month increments though, so if you’re interested in registering up for a future class once they’re open again, email Carlee with the above contact information.


The Gathering Place - Education & Job Readiness
- This is a subprogram offered in The Gathering Place. It has the same eligibility and intake process at the overarching organization.
Service Area: Denver​
Street Address: 1535 High Street​
Phone Number: 3033214198​
Hours of Operation: Monday 8:30AM - 5:00PM Tuesday 8:30AM - 1:30PM Wednesday 8:30AM - 5:00PM Thursday 8:30AM - 5:00PM Friday 8:30AM - 5:00PM  Also closed on Holidays. The 2nd Tuesday January, April, and July are also closed to staff only.​
Services Provided: Emergency Shelter, Transitional Housing, LGBTQIA+ Services, Mental Health Services, Case Management, Housing Navigation​. Education/Employment
Eligibility Criteria: Homeless or at risk of homelessness/DV women, transgender and non-binary individuals, and children.​
Application/Intake Process: Better to go in-person during their operating hours if you want services.  You can call but they usually will not pick up.  Only email them if you are not in a rush. They usually do not operate via email.​


Employment Resources:

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.


St. Francis Center - Employment Services
St. Francis Center provides comprehensive employment & case management services to people who are experiencing homelessness and/or with current or past justice system involvement to provide pathways to self-sufficiency.
Service Area: Denver
Street Address: 1400 N. Williams St. Denver, CO 80218
Phone Number: 303-813-0005
Hours of Operation: Monday – Thursday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Orientation (must attend to access services) Tuesday and Thursdays at 9 a.m.
Services Provided: Employment assistance, case management
Eligibility Criteria: Our client base revolves around the homeless clientele and clients coming out of incarceration. But we are still open to supporting anyone who walks through our doors as long as they undergo orientation and choose to work with a Case Manager
Application/Intake Process: No appointments are required for client orientations. Clients are welcome every Tuesday and Thursday.
Additional Information:
- The average time that a client works within the program: Once a client is enrolled in the program after orientation, they are required to work with a Case Manager for  a period of 1 year.
- The Case Managers will work one on one with the client from the point of short and long-term goal identification to achieving the same. The Case Managers will offer full support to connect the client to employment depending on their skill set and also ensure that the employment is maintained.
- Note,  we are not a placement agency and do not have jobs readily available for clients.


Bayaud Enterprises
Service Area: Denver​
Street Address: 333 West Bayaud Avenue​
Phone Number: 303-830-6885​ - Do not call this number first if you are a new client. Call the DVR number here instead: 303.318.8571 ext. 1
Email Address: info@bayaudenteprises.org​
Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday 8am-5pm​
Services Provided: Employment​, Job development (3 month training session - free through DVR), Job placement (can provide direct Full-time/Part-time employment opportunities), Situational Assessment & Benefits counseling (aka discuss Social Security benefits, SNAP benefits, state Medicaid - and provide insight on how client's current benefits may be affected by getting employment).
Eligibility Criteria: Must meet CO DVR's "documented disability" criteria. Call Colorado's Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR) directly to confirm if your disability meets their criteria.​
Application/Intake Process: Bayaud Enterprises receives all referrals through the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (Colorado DVR). Clients must first reach out to DVR to get referred to Bayaud. If you're a new client with DVR, you must complete DVR's intake form on their website, to which it will take up to 2 weeks for a DVR Counselor to set up an initial intake with you. During this intake, they can establish if your disability meets requirements to receive DVR’s and DVR’s partners’ services. If you are found eligible, then you can then be referred to Bayaud Enterprises for employment assistance.​
Wait time: 2 weeks for initial intake.


DenverWorks - CommunityWorks
Through CommunityWorks, DenverWorks, located in the Denver Metro Area, provides career preparation & placement assistance. Participants who complete their job seeker workshop are matched with an employment coach who provides individualized job search assistance to include resume preparation, email setup if needed, interview coaching, job leads, and community referrals for housing, transportation, healthcare, counseling, childcare, food and other support services.
DenverWorks is one of CommunityWork's locations/subprograms. There are 4 in total, DenverWorks, AuroraWorks, PuebloWorks, and ColardoSpringsWorks.
Service Area: Denver​
Street Address: 985 Santa Fe Dr. Denver CO 80204​
Phone Number: 303-292-0042​
Email Address: frontdesk@commwrks.org​
Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday 9am-5pm​
Services Provided: Employment​, also has a clothing donation program clients can use for Interview attire.
Eligibility Criteria: Clients must be receiving Food Stamps/SNAP. DenverWorks assists anyone seeking assistance in attaining/maintaining employment. They will also assist clients who have current or past justice-involvement history.​ 
Application/Intake Process: If client is eligible for services (by receiving SNAP assistance), then they can sign up to take the 1 week orientation course to get involved with DenverWorks. After that, they will be paired with a Case Manager for job training and resume building sessions.
Wait time: Case Managers are available daily and can take walk-ins.
Additional Information: This is not a job placement agency, there is no immediate connection for employment. Instead, they work with clients to build their overall job skills for higher employment success rate.


Colorado Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR)
Service Area: Denver, All, State Wide​. Full list of locations/areas receiving service can be found HERE.
Street Address: 2211 W Evans Denver, Colorado 80223​
Phone Number: (303) 866-2500 ext. 1 for new clients, (877) 243-2823​
Email Address: cdle_denverdvrfrontdesk@state.co.us​
Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday 8am-5pm​
Services Provided: Public Benefits Assistance, Disability Services, Employment​ resources
Eligibility Criteria: Must have a documented disability (a DVR counselor can discuss what disabilities meet their eligibility criteria) and be seeking employment assistance.  Note of the disabilities shown on the options to select for the Online Request form, disabilities such as these (see below) are considered meeting DVR disability criteria:
- Blindness/Visual
- Cardiac and Circulatory conditions
- Cognitive
- Deaf-Blind
- Deafness/Hard of Hearing
- General Physical
- Mental Health
- Orthopedic or Neurological
- Substance Abuse​
Application/Intake Process: A new DVR client must first complete the DVR Online Request for Services form on their website. After submitting the form, a DVR staff member will contact you within 5 business days to schedule a remote or in-person meeting to complete your application. If they are not able to reach you within 15 business days of submission, your request will be closed, and you may contact us again when you are ready to move forward.​
Wait time: 5-15 business days to set up initial intake meeting with a DVR counselor

 

Food Security:

Twin Parishes Food Bank
Service Area: Denver​
Street Address: 3663 Humboldt Street​
Phone Number: 303-294-0684​
Email Address: tpfoodbankdirector@gmail.com​
Hours of Operation: Tuesday & Thursday 10:00 am-12 pm and 1-3pm  Avoid coming between the 12-1pm time slot as that is their lunch hour and they will not be available then.​
Services Provided: Food Security​
Eligibility Criteria: Open to all​
Application/Intake Process: If you are in need of food, come by during our open hours with an ID and proof of address​.
Wait time: Within 2 hours


Metro Caring
Metro Caring provides nutritious groceries (fresh fruits and vegetables, bread, dairy, and more). Shoppers choose from an array of nutritious foods based on their dietary needs and preferences, and leave with a week's supply of groceries, including fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains, dairy, and lean protein.
Service Area: Denver
Street Address: 1100 E. 18th Ave. Denver, CO 80218
Phone Number: 303-860-7200
Email Address: info@MetroCaring.org
Hours of Operation: 
Monday 9:00-11:30am & 12:30-3:00pm
Tuesday 9:00-11:30am & 12:30-3:00pm & 6:00-7:30pm
Wednesday 9:00-11:30am & 12:30-3:00pm & 6:00-7:30pm
Thursday 9:00-11:30am & 12:30-3:00pm
Services Provided: Food Security, ID Voucher (through Colorado ID Project)
Eligibility Criteria: Our free, grocery-store-style market welcomes anyone to shop and take home food. No identification, proof of need, or documentation is needed.
Application/Intake Process: Make an appointment or stop-in for a prepared emergency bag. It is preferred that you make an appointment online HERE.
Additional Information: 

  • Households are welcome to shop up to every 4 weeks, as appointments are available.

  • If you are unable to make your appointment, you can send another member of your household or a case manager.

  • Each household with an appointment is welcome to fill two crates with groceries each trip. We kindly ask you to fill only two crates to ensure a more equitable selection for all shoppers throughout the entire day.

Wait Time: The wait time between Fresh Foods Market shopping appointments averages on a month.



The Gathering Place - Betsy’s Cupboard
Families can access food up to 90 pounds of groceries each month through TGP’s food pantry. Fresh, nutritious meals are served onsite three times daily for caregivers and children.
Service Area:  Denver
Street Address: The Gathering Place is located at 1535 High Street in Denver, just north of Colfax Avenue on High Street and next door to a Sinclair gas station. We are on RTD's Route 15 (East Colfax Avenue) and approximately 1.5 miles east of downtown Denver.
Phone Number: (303) 321-4198 - Due to their volume in calls, they prefer clients to seek assistance by going to their office during their business hours. You may not reach an operator if you call their number.
Email Address: N/A - The Gathering Place does not provide services, assistance, referrals, or resources through email or over the phone.
Hours of Operation: 
Monday 8:30am - 5:00pm
Tuesday 8:30am - 1:30pm
Wednesday 8:30am - 5:00pm
Thursday 8:30am - 5:00pm
Friday 8:30am - 5:00pm
Services Provided: Food Security, Housing assistance
Eligibility Criteria: 
We serve women, transgender individuals and their children. Cisgender men (men who are not transgender) are not eligible for services.   
Application/Intake Process:
There are no fees for any services or programs at The Gathering Place.
No ID is required and you do not need to make an intake appointment.
Adults with children under 18 must check in at the Family Program desk on the 3rd floor.
Wait Time: Must be a member/resident @ TGP, but after that, this food resource is immediately accessible.


Tasty Food - Office of Children’s Affairs
Denver invites youth, ages 5 - 18, to enjoy breakfast, lunch, supper and/or a nutritious snack. Tasty Food meals include up to five food groups that are low in fat and prepared fresh. No ID or registration required, just show up and eat up, and YES ... you can bring a friend, or two, or three, or more!  
Service Area: Denver​
Street Address: 5090 Broadway Denver, CO 80216, this is just one of many locations. Their full list of locations and meal days can be found HERE.
Phone Number: Andrea Garcia - Health Initiatives Administrator: 720-483-9177
Email Address: andrea.garcia@denvergov.org
Hours of Operation: Varies by location. Most  meals are served around 3-6pm. Some end at 4 and others end at 7pm, so it's best to review this full list of times to make sure you don't miss meal-time.
Services Provided: ​Food Security
Eligibility Criteria: Available to youth ages 5-18 years old.
Application/Intake Process: No ID or registration required, just show up and eat up, and YES, you can bring a friend/friends!
Wait time: If you meet eligibility requirements, there is no wait time. Just arrive at their event's location and you will be provided food.


EverGreen Boxes - Food Bank of the Rockies (FBR)
Service Area: Denver​
Street Address: 10700 E. 45th Ave​
Phone Number: 303-371-9250​
Email Address: evergreenbox@foodbankrockies.org​
Hours of Operation:
Office: M–F  8:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m. 
Order Window: M–F  9:00 a.m.–3:30 p.m. 
Volunteers: M–Sat  8:30 a.m.–4:00 p.m.​
Services Provided: ​Food Security
Eligibility Criteria:
- This program helps people who are 60 years of age of older. 
- Colorado Resident
- Must meet monthly income requirements.​
Application/Intake Process: To find a food distribution near you, please follow these steps:   Step 1: Enter your city and ZIP Code in the “Address” section. 
Step 2: Select the day of the week you are looking for food under “Days Open.” 
Step 3: Select which type of program you are looking for, or choose “All Program Types.” 
Step 4: Click the “Submit” button.  

Wait time: Wait times vary based off each location's distribution schedules. If you are eligible, you can go to the nearest locations found on their map's website (found HERE) and get food within 2 hours.


Denver Community Fridges
Denver Community Fridges is a mutual aid project aimed at combatting food insecurity and reducing food waste in the Denver Metro area. They provide stand alone "pantries" that are filled up on a weekly basis and free for anyone to come by and grab food from.
Service Area: Denver​
Street Address: As of 02/17/24, there are 6 fridges and 1 pantry located around Denver:
- Five Points, Heart & Hand Center: 2758 Welton St., Denver, CO 80205
- Globeville, Fort Greene Bar: 321 E. 45th Ave., Denver, CO 80216
- Globeville, Laradon: 5100 Lincoln St., Denver, CO 80216
- Sunnyside, Huckleberry Roasters: 4301 N. Pecos St., Denver, CO 80211
- Westwood, Re:Vision: 3800 Morrison Rd., Denver, CO 80219
- Baker, Bayaud Enterprises: 333 W. Bayaud Ave., Denver, CO 80223
- PANTRY ONLY: Five Points, Bee Sweet: 2830 Larimer St., Denver, CO 80205
Hours of Operation: The Denver Community Fridges at ALL locations are open 24/7 to the public.
Services Provided: ​Food Security
Eligibility Criteria: Available to all
Application/Intake Process: Must come to locations posted and pick up. They cannot deliver goods to you.
Wait time: There is no wait time nor registration required. Just go to their one of their distribution locations and pick up food on-site.


Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Food Pantry - Jewish Family Service of Colorado (JFS)
Service Area: Denver, State Wide​
Street Address: 3201 South Tamarac Drive​
Phone Number: 303.597.5000​
Email Address: https://www.jewishfamilyservice.org/about/contact  Fill out the "Contact Us" information form at the bottom of this website for them to reach out to you via email. They suggest you directly call instead of email if you'd like a faster response time.​
Hours of Operation: Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday from 10am-1pm.​
Services Provided: Food Security​
Eligibility Criteria: This program primarily serves clients in the Denver Metro area, however any Colorado resident may access this program.  Covered counties include: Adams County, CO, Arapahoe County, CO, Broomfield County, CO, Clear Creek County, CO, Denver County, CO, Douglas County, CO, Elbert County, CO, Gilpin County, CO, Jefferson County, CO and Park County, CO.​
Application/Intake Process: You may visit the food pantry two times per month. When you arrive, please text 833-340-1096. Do not text until you have arrived and parked. Text “Shop” if you would like to shop for your groceries or “Food box” if you would like a box delivered to your car.  Documents Required:  Identification: Required Proof of Income: Self Reported but not required Proof of Residency: Required Household Member Documents: ID for all household members​
Wait time: Must do the intake process before you get access. After that, the wait time is fairly quick.


Essential Services - Servicios de La Raza
Servicios de La Raza offers a food pantry, clothing bank, and community resource events to assist vulnerable individuals and families out of crisis to achieve self-sufficiency, greater security, and stability in their lives.
Service Area: Denver
Street Address: 3131 W. 14th Ave, Denver, CO 80204
Phone Number: 303.458.5851
Email Address: info@serviciosdelaraza.org
Hours of Operation: 
For Food Security
Food baskets are made with the client in mind and to fit their needs, such as whether they have access to a kitchen. The food pantry is available to anyone that needs it on Mondays 2:00pm-3:30pm, Tuesdays 10:00am-11:30am, Wednesday 10:00am-11:30am, food pick is by appointment and households’ pick-up food once a month, only.
Clothing Bank:
ES has partnered with the organization, A Precious Child, who helps to keep the clothing bank stocked with clothing for all ages and offers a wide variety of assistance for families that clients can access through ES. Call 303-458-5851 to learn more.
Services Provided: Food Security, Clothing, Family services, community resources.
Eligibility Criteria: ES serves diverse client populations including those who are homeless, victims of domestic violence, low & moderate-income families, veterans, people re-entering society post- incarceration, LGBTQ+ community, senior citizens, mixed-status households, and anyone who is having trouble making ends meet.
Application/Intake Process: Call 303-458-5851 to learn more. Available to all who are struggling to make ends meet.

Wait time: Must create an appointment to reserve pick up time, and this pick up time can be done once a month. Appointments may be a week out.


Covid-19 Food Drop-Off Program - Denver Inner city Parish (DICP)
DICP is distributing pre-made food boxes to the most vulnerable members of our community, including senior citizens and anyone else who either cannot or should not come to our drive-up food distribution.
If you are in need of a food donation, please contact the Denver Inner City Parish at least 24 hours in advance. Please confirm whether or not your zip code is eligible for these food deliveries. 
Service Area: Denver
Street Address: 1212 Mariposa Street Denver, CO 80204
Phone Number: 303.629.0636
Email Address: communications@dicp.org
Hours of Operation: Saturdays 9am-12pm
Services Provided: Food Security
Eligibility Criteria: As DICP organizes a food drop-off program for the most vulnerable members of our community, eligible clients would be senior citizens and anyone else who either cannot or should not come to our drive-up food distribution.
Along with this, DICP can only deliver to the following zip codes: 80202, 03, 04, 05, 06, 09, 11, 12, 14, 18, 19 and 23. NO drive up or walk up will be available.
Application/Intake Process: If you are in need of a food donation please contact the Denver Inner City Parish at least 24 hours in advance. 
Wait time: 1-2 days.


Clothing Bank - Aurora Interfaith Community Services (AICS)
We have a full clothing bank that has clean, new or used, up-to-date clothing for men, women, and children for all seasons. We will offer new underwear and socks for every member of the household. Clients are eligible every 6 months.
Service Area: Denver​, Aurora
Street Address:
1553 Clinton St​
Phone Number: +1 303-360-0260​
Hours of Operation: Monday-Thursday 8:30 am to 12:30 pm.​
Services Provided: Food Security​, Bus ticket, Toiletries, School supplies
Eligibility Criteria: You must be a resident of Aurora or Denver to receive services.  If you are homeless, you may receive an emergency food package.​
Application/Intake Process: Call us at 303-360-0260 or fill out the email form to the right. Our phone lines open for appointments at 8:30 am.  We recommend calling early because we have limited staff. Please keep trying if you get a busy signal.​
Wait time: Please call ahead to see if tickets are available and to schedule an appointment. New clients should complete a New Client Application on our website before contacting us for services.
Additional Information: New clients should complete the New Client Application on their website. To get food assistance, clients should call in the morning for a same-day appointment to select food in the afternoon by appointment. It is recommended to call early because there is limited staff. Please keep trying if you get a busy signal.

Childcare:

Out of School Time Care - YMCA of Metropolitan Denver
Service Area: Denver
Street Address: 2625 South Colorado Boulevard​
Phone Number: 303 861 8300​
Hours of Operation: 5:30 AM - 8 PM All hours. Mon - Thu: 5:30 AM - 9 PM. Fri: 5:30 AM - 8 PM. Each school is different. Be aware! The OST program hours are based on the current school calendar available to the YMCA from the school district.    If the school district makes changes to their calendars, we may adjust our program hours and will let families know as soon as possible.  ​
Services Provided: Childcare​
Eligibility Criteria: Please note all children must be between the ages of 5 to 12 years old to register for YMCA Out of School Time Program.​
Application/Intake Process: Online registration takes 5-10 minutes. Please use Firefox or Chrome as your browser.  ​
Additional Information:  Accepts CCAP, scholarships, and sibling discounts.

 

New Legacy Charter School - High School and Early Learning Center
Service Area: Denver, Adams, Arapaho​e
Street Address: 2091 Dayton Street​
Phone Number: +1 303-340-7880​
Email Address: ​nlcsenrollment@newlegacycharter.net.
Hours of Operation: M-F  8:45am -4:00pm. ​
Services Provided: Childcare, Education​
Eligibility Criteria: New Legacy is the only high school focused on serving teen parents and their children on the east side of the Denver metro area, and it is the only one anywhere in the metro area serving teen fathers.​
Application/Intake Process: Currently a waitlist; proof of address, utility or lease, immunizations, ID or parent/legal guardian if under 18​

 

Clothing for Children - Clothes To Kids Of Denver
Service Area: Denver, Adams, Arapaho, Douglas, Boulder, Broomfield​
Street Address: 2890 South Colorado Boulevard​
Phone Number: 720-379-4630​
Email Address: info@clothestokidsdenver.org​
Hours of Operation:
Tuesday – Friday: 9 am – 5 pm
Saturday: 9 am – 4 pm
Shopping by appointment only​
Services Provided: Clothing ​
Eligibility Criteria: Students must be age 3-21, live in the 11-county Denver Metro Area and be enrolled in preschool – 12th grade, or working toward a GED. family is in crisis (due to job loss, disaster, poverty, homelessness or displacement). Their family is experiencing economic hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic. They are refugees and asylum seekers. They are eligible for Free or Reduced Lunch (FRL) at school. They are in kinship or foster care. They are receiving services from a school, school district, human service agency, shelter, hospital, clinic or place of worship.​
Application/Intake Process: Please call us to make an appointment if the students in your household meet our Basic Eligibility Requirements listed ​


Easter Seals Colorado Children's Services - Easter Seals Colorado
Service Area: Denver, Douglas, Boulder​
Street Address: 393 S. Harlan St. Suite 250​
Phone Number: (303) 233-1666​​
Hours of Operation: Varies by program​
Services Provided: Disability Services​, daycare
Eligibility Criteria: Children and teens ages 6-18 living with any disability, including those with extensive needs. Siblings are welcome.​​
Wait time: ​Varies on need
Additional Information: Offers weekend and summer camps as well as daycare for all children.



Domestic Violence:

Family Tree - Roots of Courage (ROC)
Service Area: Denver​
Street Address: N/A​ - Kept private for clients' safety.
Phone Number: 303-420-0412​
Email Address: Fill out their "Contact us" form to get in touch via email.​
Hours of Operation: 24/7 for the hotline​
Services Provided: Emergency Shelter, Transitional Housing, Case Management, Housing Navigation, Childcare, Domestic Violence​
Eligibility Criteria: Must be actively fleeing domestic violence (DV)​.
Application/Intake Process: Please call our crisis line (303.420.6752) to speak with an advocate. You will communicate with them what type of bed space and shelter you're seeking and an advocate will check availability. If there is space available, they will complete a phone assessment with you which will take about 20-30 minutes. 
Here is our availability at shelter as of today (5/14/2024): 
Large Family (x1 space)
Female+1 (x2 space)
Single Female (x2 space)
Single Male (x3 space)
ADA Space (x2 space)
Key:
Female+1 - Individual identifying as female with one child
Female+2/+3/+4/+6 - Female with two/three/four/six children
Male+1 - Individual identifying as male with one child
Male+2/+3/+4/+6 - Male with two/three/four/six children
Caregiver+1 - (ALL GENDER INCLUSIVE) with one child
Caregiver+2/+3/+4/+6 - Caregiver with two/three/four/six children
Small Family - Caregiver (all gender inclusive) with three OR four children, depending on age of children 
Large Family - Caregiver (all gender inclusive) with up to six children
ADA Space - ADA accessible space for individuals (sometimes gender specific) who have mobility concerns or require accommodation 


Rose Andom Center
This is not an overnight shelter. they provide walk in assistance to victims of  domestic violence.
Service Area: Denver​
Street Address: 1330 Fox Street Denver, CO 80204
Phone Number: 720-337-4400
Email Address: info@roseandomcenter.org
Hours of Operation:
Office Hours: M-F: 9am – 5pm
Walk-in Hours: M-Th: 9am – 3pm & Friday: 9am – 11am. Closed on the weekends.
Services Provided: Domestic Violence, DV advocacy, DV legal assistance, Lease break assistance due to DV, Case Management
Eligibility Criteria: Must be a resident of Denver Metro area and either experiencing or escaping Intimate Partner Violence (DV specifically from your partner).
Application/Intake Process: As long as you meet eligibility criteria, you can go directly to office during their walk-in hours for services or call for help as well.
Wait Time: Clients will be seen same day of their walk-in but the wait time varies by availability and when client got to the location. Since there is limited spots for case management services, clients are seen on a first-come, first served basis.

 

LGBT+:

Community Assistance Grant - The Alexander Foundation
The Community Assistance Grant provides assistance to those individuals who are experiencing temporary financial difficulties and identify as LBGT.
Service Area: State Wide​
Street Address: PO Box 1995, Denver, CO 80201
Phone Number: 303-331-3377​
Email Address: Information@TheAlexanderFoundation.org
Services Provided: ​Financial assistance for LGBT+ applicants
Eligibility Criteria: Applicants must be:

- Part of the LGBTQ+ community
- Reside in Colorado
- Pre-approved by a recognized Referral Agency
- Applicants must demonstrate financial need and must not have received Community Assistance from The Alexander Foundation within the previous 12-month period. The maximum amount of assistance is $400. Individuals may only receive assistance five (5) times.
Application/Intake Process: ​All Assistance Program applications MUST come from an approved 
Referral Agency. Applications are processed as they are received, with check runs twice a month on the 5th and 20th.
Referral Agencies must fax or e-mail assistance applications to The Alexander Foundation’s office on behalf of an applicant; mailed applications will not be accepted. To learn more about these programs, including the information required for Community Assistance and Catastrophic Assistance Grants, please contact a Referral Agency.


HeyDenver
Provides free, anonymous testing to uninsured or under-insured LGBT+ individuals. Also provides several resources for LGBT+ mental health needs. They are also currently in the process of creating a list of doctors/providers which provide Trans-inclusive care.
Service Area: Denver​
Phone Number: 303-962-2880
Email Address: HeyDenver@gmail.com
Services Provided: LGBTQIA+ Services, Mental Health Services, Healthcare
Eligibility Criteria: Must be an LGBT+ person in the Denver county area.
Application/Intake Process: You can schedule an appointment directly online or call their number to get assistance with one of their agents.
Additional Information: Counseling services can be found HERE.


The Center on Colfax
The Center on Colfax is a safe and welcoming place for Colorado's proud, diverse LGBTQ community. When you visit our space, you’ll be affirmed and accepted, heard and understood.
Street Address:
1301 E. Colfax Ave. Denver, CO 80218
Phone Number: 303-733-7743
Email Address: info@lgbtqcolorado.org
Hours of Operation: 10am-8pm Monday-Friday
Services Provided: LGBTQIA+ Services, Mental Health Services, Healthcare, Case Management, Housing Navigation, Youth Services
Eligibility Criteria: Must be an LGBT+ person in the Denver county area.
Application/Intake Process: Call their number to see which services are best for you.

 

Youth Shelter:

Urban Peak
Service Area: Denver​
Street Address: 2100 Stout Street First Floor​
Phone Number: +1 303-974-2900​
Email Address: Fill out "Contact Us" form on their website for them to contact you by email: https://www.urbanpeak.org/contact​
Hours of Operation: Depends on location
Services Provided: Emergency Shelter, Transitional Housing, Food Security, LGBTQIA+ Services, Mental Health Services, Healthcare, Case Management, Housing Navigation, Childcare, Justice Involved Services, Domestic Violence​

Eligibility Criteria: Must be a youth (ages 15-20) at-risk of or experiencing homelessness. Need to have some sort of age verification if you're a minor.​

Application/Intake Process: Contact their main line to schedule an appoint for case management services and check their bed availability at their drop-in shelter: 303.974.2900.  You can also visit their shelter in-person anytime before 5pm (M-F), for services (as long as you are 20 or younger).​



Justice-Involved Services

Gang Rescue and Support Project (GRASP)
Street Address: 1351 W. 38th Ave, Denver, CO 80211
Phone Number: 303-777-3117
Email Address: Submit this "Contact Us" Form if you'd like them to reach out via email.​
Hours of Operation: Every Thursday, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM El Centro Del Barrio (1351 W. 38th Ave, Denver, CO 80211). No Referral Necessary
Services Provided: Mental Health Services, Healthcare, Case Management, Childcare, Justice Involved Services ​
Eligibility Criteria: Anyone who wants help getting out of a gang, or wants to avoid joining a gang, is encouraged to attend meetings. In addition, referrals are accepted from Juvenile Justice, schools, family, friends, public defenders, and other community-based agencies. There is no fee. The general referral criteria is:
Male/female youth, ages 14-24
Gang-involved (ranked in or associated with gang members, and/or family history of gang involvement)
Substance abuse issues
History of Juvenile Justice involvement
Family dysfunction or family involvement in any of the above

Application/Intake Process: Anyone who wants help getting out of a gang, or wants to avoid joining a gang, is encouraged to attend meetings. In addition, referrals are accepted from Juvenile Justice, schools, family, friends, public defenders, and other community-based agencies. There is no fee.
- No referral is necessary and their programs are free.
Additional Information:
Services Offered: Crisis Response, Community Mobilization, Parent Awareness Trainings
Presentations, Community and School Outreach, Hospital Intervention (AIM)
Family and Youth Advocacy, Tattoo Removal, GRASP Enterprises/Job Training
Healing Circles, El Joven Noble and Girasol Rites of Passage


The Empowerment Program
Service Area: Denver​
Street Address: 1600 York Street​
Phone Number: 303-320-1989​
Email Address: info@empowermentprogram.org​
Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday 8:30am-5pm​
Services Provided: Mental Health Services, Healthcare, Housing Navigation, Justice Involved Services, Education, Employment​
Eligibility Criteria:
- This program serves women recently released from incarceration.
- This program helps people who are older than 17 years old.
- If you have been released from a correctional facility and are not on supervision, you are not eligible for this program.​
Application/Intake Process:
Fill out this intake form: https://www.empowermentprogram.org/get-started.html  
Or call 720-850-7500 to get in touch with an intake specialist. ​
Wait time: After filling out the intake form, an intake specialist should reach out to you within 2 business days.

 

CommunityWorks
We meet individuals where they are at to help them remove barriers and find stable employment.
Service Area: Denver​
Street Address: 6000 E Evans Ave Bldg 2 Ste 100, Denver, CO 80222
Phone Number: 303-433-0300
Email: frontdesk@commwrks.org
Hours of Operation: Monday-Fridays from 9am-5pm
Services Provided: Employment​
Application/Intake Process: Call their number to set up a personalized plan for employment.
Point of Contact at Organization: Marcus Weaver. Email is mweaver@commwrks.org

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.

 

Medical/Healthcare Assistance:

Stout Street Health Center
Service Area: Denver​
Street Address: 2130 Stout Street​
Phone Number: (303) 293-2220​​
Hours of Operation: Monday-Fridays from 7am-4pm except Wednesdays, in which hours are 9am-6pm. They are closed on the weekends.
Services Provided: Healthcare​
Application/Intake Process: Call  (303) 293-2220 to make an appointment in advance.​


Servicios de La Raza
Service Area: Denver, Pueblo​
Street Address: 3131 West 14th Avenue​
Phone Number: 303-458-7088​
Email Address: info@serviciosdelaraza.org ​
Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday 8am-5pm​
Services Provided: Food Security, Mental Health Services, Healthcare, Case Management, Housing Navigation, Domestic Violence, Clothing ​
Eligibility Criteria: Serves diverse client populations including those who are homeless, victims of domestic violence, low & moderate-income families, veterans, people re-entering society post- incarceration, LGBTQ+ community, senior citizens, mixed-status households, and anyone who is having trouble making ends meet. ​
Application/Intake Process: Call their number to get directed to the correct department.​


Clinica Tepeyac - Tepeyac Community Health Center
Tepeyac Community Health Center serves patients regardless of their ability to pay; no one will be denied health services due to financial barriers. We provide an income-based sliding fee schedule based on family size and household income, as well as assistance with insurance coverage applications. For questions about our cost structure, please call 303.458.5302.
Service Area: Denver
Street Address: We are now open at our new location at 48th and Race in Denver’s Globeville Elyria-Swansea neighborhood. 2101 E. 48th Ave Denver, CO 80216
Phone Number: Main Phone line: 303.458.5302. Pharmacy line: 720.677.5857.
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Wednesday & Friday: 8 am - 5 pm
Thursdays: 9 am - 5 pm ( 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month from 8am - 5 pm )
Saturday: 8 am - 12 pm 
Sunday: Closed
Services Provided: Healthcare, Medical care
Eligibility Criteria: Available to all.
Application/Intake Process: For a new patient, you can sign up here on their New Patient Registration. Tepeyac Community Health Center will soon have online scheduling available, but for the meantime, please call their number to schedule an appointment.
Additional Information: Does not provide free services, but does offer a helpful discount on both copays and full bills. All services are sliding scale and will be charged based on the client’s income. Even if the client has no income, they can still receive discounted assistance. Labs can range on average as a $12 co-pay, medical prescriptions can have copays as low as $2 and up to $15 depending on the prescription’s tier level.


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].

Gambling Related

Problem Gambling Center - Coalition Center of Colorado 
Service Area: Denver​ 
Street Address: 7585 W. Arkansas Ave (Ste 202)​ 
Phone Number: 303-662-0772​
Email Address: problemgamblingcoalitioncolo@gmail.com​ 
Hours of Operation:

Monday-Friday: 10am-6pm 
Saturday: 8am-5pm 
Sunday: 10am-2pm​ 
Services Provided: Mental Health Services​ 
Eligibility Criteria: Must be seeking help recovering from problem gambling.​ Application/Intake Process: Call their number if you'd like a safe and free program to address and recover from your gambling problems.

 

Transportation:

RTD LiVE
Service Area: Denver​
Street Address: 1660 Blake Street​
Phone Number: 303-299-6000​
Services Provided: Transportation​
Eligibility Criteria:
- Be between the ages of 20-64
- Be at or below the 185% Federal Poverty Level
- Provide a valid address for your eligibility card
- Live in the RTD service area
- Supply gross household income verification
- Provide a recent photo​
Application/Intake Process:
- Visit the Colorado State benefits site, PEAK, at: http://www.colorado.gov/PEAK or contact Denver Human Services at 720.944.4347.  
- Apply for yourself and other household members with an account or as a guest.  
- Enter your application information as prompted on PEAK.  If you have an SSN, enter it as it may expedite the application.  
- Upload a photo for each applicant. If you or other household applicants are not enrolled in Medicaid, SNAP, or Colorado Works, you will also need to upload gross income verification documents. Contact Denver Human Services at the number listed above with any questions about uploading photos or documents.  
- Receive your LiVE eligibility card in the mail. Use it with your LiVE MyRide card or mobile ticket.​



Immigration Resources:

Immigration Legal Services - Lutheran Family Services - Rocky Mountains
Provides immigration consultation and legal aid services regarding immigration matters.
Service Area: Statewide, Denver
Street Address: 1035 Osage St #700, Denver, CO 80204
Phone Number: 303-389-2337. Or Lutheran Family Services’ main line @ 303.922.3433 and then ext. 6 for Immigration Services.
Email: ils@lfsrm.org
Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday 8am-5pm
Services Provided: Immigration legal services
Eligibility Criteria: For low-income immigrants
Application/Intake Process: Call to get connected with a legal advocate.

 

Identification:

Colorado ID Project
Service Area: Denver​, State Wide
Street Address: 1905 Sherman St., #400 Denver, Colorado 80203
Phone Number: 303-837-1313
Hours of Operation: We interview new applicants on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at our Denver office.
Services Provided: ​ID Vouchers, Replace Coloradan IDs/Permits/Drivers License
Eligibility Criteria: 
- The Colorado ID Project is designed to assist low-income, disabled, homeless and elderly Coloradans seeking documentation of their identity, immigration, or citizenship status.
- Please note the ID Project does not assist with reinstatement of driving privileges or commercial driver’s licenses.
Application/Intake Process: 
- Applicants may apply by phone at 303-837-1313 or online at applyonlinecls.org and we will follow up with each applicant as quickly as staff is able to do so.
- You may complete an application for services in-person. We interview new applicants on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at our Denver office.


Metro Caring
Do you need an ID, driver's license, or birth certificate? Through the Colorado ID Project, Metro Caring can provide you with a voucher for one of these documents, which are essential for employment, housing, healthcare, and more. You can redeem your voucher at qualifying locations to receive an ID, driver's license, or birth certificate for free.
Colorado State Documents
For Colorado-state ID, driver's license, and birth certificate requests, vouchers are available at Metro Caring during our Fresh Foods Market hours, without an appointment. Not able to get to Metro Caring? Our ID, driver's license, and birth certificate vouchers are available all over the state of Colorado. Check and see if we have vouchers at a more convenient location!
Out-of-State Documents
Metro Caring is not currently able to provide vouchers for out-of-state documents. For out-of-state voucher requests, please visit our ID Project partners at Colorado ID Project and Holy Ghost Ministries.
For all other ID Project questions not related to out-of-state birth certificates, please contact our Community Development team at idproject@metrocaring.org.
Service Area: Denver
Phone Number: (303) 860-7200
Email Address: info@metrocaring.org

Street Address: 1100 E. 18th Ave., Denver CO 80218

Services Provided: Food security, Colorado Identification, Resource navigation

Application/Intake Process: For Colorado-state ID, driver's license, and birth certificate requests, vouchers are available at Metro Caring during our Fresh Foods Market hours, without an appointment. Availability is limited and first-come, first-serve.

Additional Information: Please note: Vouchers are not eligible for ID or license reinstatement fees.



Military/Veterans Assistance:

Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) - Volunteers of America Colorado
Service Area: Denver, Adams, Arapaho, Jefferson, Douglas, Boulder, Broomfield​
Street Address: 1247 Santa Fe Drive​
Phone Number: 720-501-3367​
Email Address: marmstrong@voacolorado.org ​
Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday 8am-4pm​
Services Provided: Rental Assistance, Security Deposit Assistance , General Financial Help, Public Benefits Assistance, Veterans Services, Case Management, Housing Navigation​
Eligibility Criteria: Program participants must be Veterans (defined as having served at least one day on active duty in any service branch), and may not have received a dishonorable discharge. Every client must have documentation of their Veteran status, income verification documentation (e.g. paystubs), or be willing to certify themselves as homeless.​
Application/Intake Process: Contact them via phone to get most applicable services for yourself/your household.​
Wait time: Contact them via phone to get most applicable services for yourself/your household.​

 

Sober Living:

Step Sober Living - Step Denver
Service Area: State Wide​
Street Address: 2029 Larimer Street​
Phone Number: 303.295.7837​
Email Address: stepdenver@stepdenver.org​
Hours of Operation: 24/7 housing​
Services Provided: Substance Use​
Eligibility Criteria: Seek recovery from drug addiction and be in-state (Colorado).  You have to pass a breathalyzer, you cannot be intoxicated, and the results of your drug screen have to match the information given in your application. You can apply from a detox facility by phone.  Does not take anyone court ordered.  Cannot have sex offense, violent charges, and arson charges.​
Application/Intake Process: Call 303-295-STEP (7837), or come in person and speak with our Admissions Coordinator. Application hours are 7:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Applications are taken on a first-come, first-served basis for same day admission at 2:30 p.m., if accepted. Intake for Friday applicants will be the following Monday.  Required to get a full-time tax-paying job within 3 weeks of joining the program. Then clients pay "rent" for $220 in their dormitory/room environment.  Curfew 10pm every day and UA is done randomly.​


Pet Assistance: 

Safe Haven Program - Denver Animal Shelter 
Service Area: Denver​
Street Address: 1241 W. Bayaud Ave.​
Phone Number: 720-944-4347 - Call to get set up with a Case Worker from DHS to enroll in this program​ 
Email Address: DAP.Safe@denvergov.org​ 
Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday: 11:00am-6:30pm Saturday-Sunday: 11am-4pm​Services Provided: Pet Assistance​
Eligibility Criteria: This program is for pets of families experiencing temporary homelessness. This could be due to fire, domestic violence, or hospitalization. DAP also provides this service to pet owners experiencing homelessness during severe cold weather (under 15 degrees).​ 
Application/Intake Process: Participation in our Safe Haven Program requires referrals from a case worker. If you need assistance, you or your case worker can contact our Safe Haven coordinator at DAP.Safe@denvergov.org. If you do not have a case worker, please contact Denver Human Services at 720-944-4347.

Furniture:

Gone for Good - Thrift Store
Waste service organization that also has a thrift store for day-of donations.
Service Area: Ault, Aurora, Broomfield, and Denver Colorado
Street Address: Click on each link for a specific location’s website.
Ault, CO: 220-222 1st Street, Ault, CO 80610 (serves Ault, Ft. Collins, and Greeley area)
Aurora, CO: 16710 E 2nd Ave, Aurora, CO 80011 (serves Aurora, Denver, Commerce City, and Englewood area)
Broomfield, CO: 3400 Industrial Ln. #8B, Broomfield, CO 80020 (serves Boulder, Broomfield, Lafayette, Louisville, Superior, and Westminster area)
Denver, CO: 2268 S Broadway, Denver, CO 80210
Phone Number:
Ault, CO: (970) 236-4944
Aurora, CO: (720) 547-2787
Broomfield, CO: (720) 599-1332
Denver, CO: (720) 740-5100
Hours of Operation: We can help Get it Gone For Good between 9:00 am - 6:00 pm Monday through Friday. Please give us a call if you are needing a Saturday Pickup. We are closed on Sundays.
Services Provided: Junk Removal, Waste Recycling, and Thrift Store (which may provide low-cost/free furniture)
Eligibility Criteria: Only for the homeless or people who have recently found housing and are trying to get furniture/household items for said housing. The Denver location can provide a $100 voucher for their thrift store only if the Case Manager/worker for the client officially makes an appointment (client cannot do so).
Application/Intake Process: A Case Worker/Case Manager with an established 5013c has to go online to their website to sign up for an appointment and pick up the items directly on said appointment (the client can come with the CM for the appointment but they cannot make the appointment and do it themselves).
Additional Information: Since this is a waste removal organization first and foremost, there are a LOT of items that come into their stores everyday. That being said, items vary everyday and are switched out/disposed of everyday. They cannot hold furniture or mattresses as they take up too much space in their stores.
- They have a lot of mattresses/box springs/furniture that they usually have on a daily basis, but that supply amount changes every day.
- They do regular quality control/checks for bugs. There is no worry for any exposure to bed bugs/pests.
- Depending on supply of furniture/mattresses/box springs and timing, they can either sell the mattresses for a very cheap price (around $10) or even potentially for free (if they are about to get rid of them for the day).

Repair Services:

Home Repair Program - Habitat for Humanity Denver
Service Area: Denver​
Street Address: 7535 E Hampden Ave, Ste 600​
Phone Number: 303-534-2929​​
Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday: 8:30 am - 12:30 pm & 1 - 5 pm​
Services Provided: ​Housing Repair Services, Homeowner assistance
Eligibility Criteria: Applicants must:
- Own and live in their home in the city and county of Denver as highlighted in the map below. Note that mobile homes do not qualify for this program.
- Be current with their mortgage payments and property taxes. Note that reverse mortgages do not qualify for this program.
- Be able to pay a portion of repair costs and earn income that stays within our income guidelines (shown below).
- Have owned and lived in their home for at least the last two years. - Have an adequate homeowner insurance policy.
- Demonstrate a need for housing repairs by showing that the current home is in poor condition, is not energy efficient, is unsafe, or does not meet city code.  
- Must also meet income qualifications as well (you can see the income chart here):
https://habitatmetrodenver.org/home-programs/home-repair/home-repair-program/​
Application/Intake Process:
- If you are eligible, you must fill out this Home Repair questionnaire.
Those who submit eligibility questionnaires that meet our program criteria will receive an invitation to apply. 
- This application must be completed, printed and mailed to the address provided. If you prefer to have an application mailed to you, you may submit a request via the email address provided in the application invitation email.​

 



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