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
Charged with enforcement of the Colorado Anti-Discrimination Act (CADA).

Colorado Department of Labor and Employment
The CDLE ensures fair labor practices and is in charge of unemployment benefits.

Misclassification –

Unemployment Office –

Wage Complaint –

National Labor Relations Board
The NLRB works to assure fair labor practices and workplace democracy nationwide.

Occupational Safety and Health Administration
OSHA ensures safe and healthful working conditions for employees.

U.S. Equal Opportunity Employment Commission
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.

Aunt Bertha

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

Colorado Peak

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

Colorado Works

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.

Mi Casa

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 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.

(303) 830-6885


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.

(303) 844-3985

The Center for Work, Education and Employment

For single parents and families.

(303) 892-8444

Integrated Family Community Services

Helps underprivileged people with all aspects of the job search.

(303) 789-0501

10 til 2

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

Work Options for Women

Training in culinary skills.

(720) 944-1915

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

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.

The Center

Denver based community center for LGBTQ+ people.


Denver Element

The Denver ELEMENT directs, manages and coordinates LGBTQ+ services and programs of Mile High Behavioral Healthcare.


PFLAG Denver

Provides support for persons striving to understand a loved one’s sexual orientation and gender expression.


Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains

High quality, affordable healthcare and LQBTQ+ services including, hormone therapy for transgender clients.

Appointments: 303-315-6150

The Gender Identity Center

Providing support groups for a variety of needs, low cost counseling for individuals, couples and loved ones.


Trans Lifeline

Providing crisis support and connections to services for Transgender people.


UCHealth Integrated Transgender Program

Health professionals helping transgender and gender diverse adults in their journey to achieve their personal health goals.


Colorado Crisis Line

Support line for anyone affected by mental health, substance use or emotional crisis. All calls are connected to a mental health professional.

844-493-8255 or text “TALK” to 38255

Mobile Crisis Services (Denver Based)

Provides immediate response emergency mental health evaluations.


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)


Live Another Day

The Blue Bench

CCASA – Colorado Coalition Against Sexual Assault

Resources and programs for sexual assault survivors.


Child Safe

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

SARA House

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.