COMMUNITY AND GOVERNMENT RESOURCES

A loss of a job can be devastating.
Here are some programs that can help you get back on your feet.

Aunt Bertha

Search for free or low-cost services like medical care, food, housing, job training in your area.

www.auntbertha.com

Colorado Peak

Easy way to access benefit information to see if you might be eligible for medical, food cash or early childhood assistance programs.

https://coloradopeak.secure.force.com/

Colorado Works

Monthly cash assistance for individuals and families, plus connections to community resources to help you get back on your feet.

https://www.denvergov.org/content/denvergov/en/denver-human-services/be-supported/food-cash-medical/cash-assistance.html

LEAP – Low Income Energy Assistance Program

Federally funded program that helps qualifying households by paying a portion of their heating costs.

https://www.denvergov.org/content/denvergov/en/denver-human-services/be-supported/additional-assistance/low-income-energy-assistance.html

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.

https://www.denvergov.org/content/denvergov/en/denver-human-services/be-supported/food-cash-medical/medical-assistance.html

Mi Casa

An organization that provides business and career resources to individuals and families with limited opportunities.

https://micasaresourcecenter.org/

Servicios de la Raza

Human services and opportunities for the Latinx community

http://serviciosdelaraza.org/

SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program)

Provides food assistance benefits to help low-income households purchase food

https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/cdhs/supplemental-nutrition-assistance-program-snap

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

https://www.fns.usda.gov/wic

Denver Housing Authority

Providing housing vouchers and affordable housing to low and middle income individuals and families.

www.denverhousing.org

Bayaud Enterprises, Inc.

Vocational rehabilitation for those with disabilities.

(303) 830-6885

www.bayaudenterprises.org

CareerOneStop

A source for career exploration, training and jobs

www.careeronestop.org

DenverWorks

Offering free job classes, networking and clothing.

(303) 433-0300 ext. 4101

www.denverworks.org

Denver Service Corp. of Retired Executives

Free mentoring and low-cost workshops for small business owners.

(303) 844-3985

www.scoredenver.org

The Center for Work, Education and Employment

For single parents and families.

(303) 892-8444

www.cwee.org

Integrated Family Community Services

Helps underprivileged people with all aspects of the job search.

(303) 789-0501

www.ifcs.org

10 til 2

Options for professional part time employment for people with a college degree.

www.tentiltwo.com

Work Options for Women

Training in culinary skills.

(720) 944-1915

www.workoptions.org

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.

www.colorado.gov/pacific/cdle/wfc

Public Libraries

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

Mi Casa

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.

https://micasaresourcecenter.org/

Asian Pacific Development Center

Marie Droste Counseling Center

Denver Seminary – Shepherd’s Gate Counseling

Denver Family Institute

People House

Mental Health Center of Denver (MHCD)

303-504-6500

https://mhcd.org/

The Blue Bench

CCASA – Colorado Coalition Against Sexual Assault

Resources and programs for sexual assault survivors.

303-839-9999

https://www.ccasa.org/gethelp/

Child Safe

Providing therapy to childhood survivors of sexual assault.

970-472-4133

https://www.childsafecolorado.org/

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

https://savacenter.org/

SARA House

Dedicated to the empowerment of sexual assault and domestic violence victims through direct victim services.

970-867-2121

https://www.sarahouseco.org/

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