COMMUNITY AND GOVERNMENT RESOURCES
Government Agencies That Protect Employees
You can file complaints through these community and government resources and also get information about statutes of limitation that may apply to your potential claims.
Colorado Civil Rights Division – https://ccrd.colorado.gov/discrimination
Charged with enforcement of the Colorado Anti-Discrimination Act (CADA).
Colorado Department of Labor and Employment – https://cdle.colorado.gov/
The CDLE ensures fair labor practices and is in charge of unemployment benefits.
Misclassification – https://cdle.colorado.gov/misclassification
Unemployment Office – https://cdle.colorado.gov/unemployment
Wage Complaint – https://cdle.colorado.gov/file-a-wage-complaint
National Labor Relations Board – https://www.nlrb.gov/
The NLRB works to assure fair labor practices and workplace democracy nationwide.
Occupational Safety and Health Administration – https://www.osha.gov/
OSHA ensures safe and healthful working conditions for employees.
U.S. Equal Opportunity Employment Commission – https://www.eeoc.gov/filing-charge-discrimination
The EEOC is responsible for enforcing federal laws that make it illegal to discriminate against an employee or job applicant.
A loss of a job can be devastating.
Here are some Community and Government Resources that can help you get back on your feet.
- General Services
- Job Search
- Legal Services
- Mental Health
- Sexual Assault
- Workplace Accomodations
Search for free or low-cost services like medical care, food, housing, job training in your area.
Easy way to access benefit information to see if you might be eligible for medical, food cash or early childhood assistance programs.
Monthly cash assistance for individuals and families, plus connections to community resources to help you get back on your feet.
LEAP – Low Income Energy Assistance Program
Federally funded program that helps qualifying households by paying a portion of their heating costs.
Medical Insurance Assistance
They provide individual assistance in finding the health insurance plan that is right for you. They can help you apply for Health First Colorado (Colorado’s Medicaid program), Medicare, Child Health Plan +, and other health insurance plans available through Connect for Health Colorado, Colorado’s official health insurance marketplace and the only place to apply for financial help to cover monthly health insurance costs.
An organization that provides business and career resources to individuals and families with limited opportunities.
Servicios de la Raza
Human services and opportunities for the Latinx community
SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program)
Provides food assistance benefits to help low-income households purchase food
WIC (Women, Infants and Children) Program
Supplemental foods, health care referrals, and nutrition education for low-income pregnant, breastfeeding, and non-breastfeeding postpartum women, and to infants and children up to age five who are found to be at nutritional risk
Denver Food Pantries
Food Bank of the Rockies
Hunger Free Colorado
Denver Housing Authority
Providing housing vouchers and affordable housing to low and middle income individuals and families.
Bayaud Enterprises, Inc.
Vocational rehabilitation for those with disabilities.
A source for career exploration, training and jobs
Offering free job classes, networking and clothing.
(303) 433-0300 ext. 4101
Denver Service Corp. of Retired Executives
Free mentoring and low-cost workshops for small business owners.
The Center for Work, Education and Employment
For single parents and families.
Integrated Family Community Services
Helps underprivileged people with all aspects of the job search.
10 til 2
Options for professional part time employment for people with a college degree.
Work Options for Women
Training in culinary skills.
Workforce Centers (with the CDLE)
Workforce Centers provide a variety of free services to assist employers and job seekers alike. Find the center nearest you at the website below.
Public libraries also have numerous resources: Colorado Front Range Business Directory, Denver Job Bank and Denver Metro Business Directory, Dun & Bradstreet Regional Business Directory, Encyclopedia of Careers and Vocational Guidance, America’s Fastest Growing Jobs, Occupational Outlook Handbook and National Job Bank. Some of these resources may not be at your local library, but librarians are generally happy to help you find them.
Colorado Legal Services
Hosts a Monthly Free Legal Clinic on Family Law, Immigration, Employment, Criminal, Housing and Bankruptcy. Also offers a free consultation to small businesses owned by women, minorities and low to moderate income entrepreneurs.
Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains
The Gender Identity Center
UCHealth Integrated Transgender Program
Colorado Crisis Line
844-493-8255 or text “TALK” to 38255
Mobile Crisis Services (Denver Based)
Asian Pacific Development Center
Marie Droste Counseling Center
Denver Seminary – Shepherd’s Gate Counseling
Denver Family Institute
Mental Health Center of Denver (MHCD)
Live Another Day
The Blue Bench
CCASA – Colorado Coalition Against Sexual Assault
Resources and programs for sexual assault survivors.
Providing therapy to childhood survivors of sexual assault.
SAVA – Sexual Assault Victim Advocate Center
Provides crisis intervention, advocacy and counseling for all those affected by sexual violence in Northern Colorado.
24 hour Rape Crisis Hotline: 970-472-4200
Dedicated to the empowerment of sexual assault and domestic violence victims through direct victim services.
Have questions about workplace accommodations or the Americans with Disabilities Act? JAN can help. JAN provides free consulting services for all employees, regardless of the condition. Services include one-on-one consultation about all aspects of job accommodations, including the accommodation process, accommodation ideas, product vendors, referral to other resources, and ADA compliance assistance.
We hope our Community And Government Resources information has helped you.
If you believe your job loss was due to discrimination, Livelihood Law can help.