Jefferson County Resources

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Phone/Broadband Assistance

Financial/Rental Assistance/Utility Assistance

Food Security


Domestic Violence


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:

The Action Center
Service Area: Jefferson​
Street Address: 8755 West 14th Avenue​, Lakewood, CO
Phone Number: 303-237-7704
Email Address:​
Hours of Operation:
Open 8:30am-4:30pm on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, & Fridays.
Closed weekends and Wednesdays.
Services Provided: Utility Assistance, Food Security, Housing Navigation, Clothing ​
Eligibility Criteria: The Action Center offers self-select groceries to community members who are in need at no cost. No identification, income verification, or documentation is needed. Rent or Deposit Assistance OPEN TO JEFFCO RESIDENTS ONLY  The Action Center offers rent assistance to help Jefferson County community members avoid eviction and remain housed through financial hardship.​
Application/Intake Process: Must schedule a consultation from the website (appointments can be made HERE) or by going to their location​. Utility Assistance is provided through Energy Outreach Colorado. 


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.

Food Security:

Twin Parishes Food Bank
Service Area: Denver​, Jefferson 
Street Address: 3663 Humboldt Street​
Phone Number: 303-294-0684​
Email Address:​
Hours of Operation:
Tuesday & Thursday 10:00 am-12 pm and 1-3pm 
Avoid coming between the 12-1pm timeslot 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 an hour


Food Distribution - The Salvation Army
Service Area: Denver, Jefferson​
Street Address: 4505 W. Alameda Ave. Denver, CO 80219​
Phone Number: 303-922-4549​
Hours of Operation: M, W, Th 9:30am-3:30pm. ​
Services Provided: Utility Assistance, Food Security​
Eligibility Criteria: Complete intake and bring a valid ID​
Application/Intake Process: One-page form ​

Wait Time: Within 1 hours after the intake form has been completed.


Eagles Nest Early Learning Center
Service Area: Jefferson​
Street Address: 10655 Colorado 119​
Phone Number: 3035820895​
Email Address:​
Hours of Operation: 7:30am- 5pm​ Monday-Fridays
Services Provided: Childcare​
Eligibility Criteria: Babies through Pre-K-aged children​
Application/Intake Process: Eagles' Nest Early Learning Center is a licensed, non-profit childcare center located in Gilpin County dedicated to providing high quality childcare for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers. Eagles Nest is the only licensed center for infants and toddlers.


Domestic Violence:

PeaceWorks Shelter
Service Area: Mountain Jefferson, Park, and Clear Creek Counties, as well as clients from the Metro Denver area. Also available to select other counties in Colorado and occasionally out of state.
Street Address: 1 MERCADO ST​
Phone Number: 970-385-7295​
Hours of Operation: 24/7​
Services Provided: Emergency Shelter, Case Management, Legal, Pet Assistance​
Eligibility Criteria: Survivors of intimate partner violence, sexual assault, sex trafficking, teen dating violence and stalking.​
Application/Intake Process: Call or text an advocate at 303-838-8181​. Text is available  24/7

PorchLight - A Family Justice Center
PorchLight Family Justice Center (FJC) provides comprehensive legal, emotional and critical supportive services for survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, child abuse, abuse of at-risk individuals, elder abuse, and human trafficking. The center is centrally located in Jefferson County, Colorado.
Service Area: Statewide, Jefferson
Street Address: 11100 W. 8th Avenue, Suite 200 Lakewood, CO 80215
Phone Number: 720-853-8850
Email Address:
Hours of Operation: Monday -Friday 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM 
Services Provided: Case Management, DV services and support, housing navigation, legal advocacy, mental health support
Eligibility: This service is for people experiencing DV or seeking support to escape DV.
Application/Intake process: No appointment required, just go into their location to received a multiple of support through their partnered agencies which work on site. If you're unable to go directly to their location, you can call their number for services and be referred to their partnered advocates for resources that will be most applicable for you.
Additional Information:
Porchlight can take any client who is experiencing or escaping from domestic violence, despite being located in Jefferson County. The only difference in services is that Jefferson County residents are able to get assistance with their Jefferson court documents/records through FJC while residents outside of the Jefferson area would need to go to their local court instead.
Wait Time: None. Walk in services are available.



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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