Address:9801 E Colfax AveAurora, CO 80010Map & Directions
Services: Stride provides families with services and a personalized plan to attain economic independence and break the cycle of poverty.Stride has focused on individualized case management services to help families become self-sufficient. Now, Stride also offers home ownership programs, financial literacy classes, and Individual Development Accounts (IDA's) to help families build assets, tutoring and support of after school programs for the children of our participants, and free, refurbished computers to parents that need them to find work or advance in their careers.Building Financial Assets Stride has helped more than 39 former welfare recipients become homeowners, by providing counseling and down payment assistance. We now also offer Individual Development Accounts and financial literacy training to help participants build their financial assets.Path to Self-Sufficiency This program helps each adult family member develop an individual plan - based on their skills, interests, and experience - to become independent. Plans may include:education (finish high school, complete GED, improve reading or math skills)specific career education (nursing, cosmetology, computer graphics, small engine repair, and many, many more)work experience (volunteer work that teaches important job skills)specific counseling for problems including mental health problems, domestic violence, substance abusesupervised job searchpost-employment supportStride provides a trained and experienced case manager to support the family in completing their plan. Support continues until the family has been successfully employed for at least one year. Specific support includes:affordable housing provided by local public housing agencies - families sign a 5-year contract agreeing to follow their self-sufficiency planchild care assistance for eligible families through the County Department of Social Serviceshelps in finding any other needed assistance such as emergency loans or help for a child at school.Transitional Housing for Homeless Families Stride serves more than 100 homeless families each year in Metro Denver who are referred from homeless shelters. Families receive affordable housing for two years, plus all of the services available in the Family Self-Sufficiency Program. Stride will:Help the family find and move in to an appropriate apartment in the communityProvide rental assistance to pay for this apartment, based on the family's income (the family's rent is set at 30% of their income, and program pays the balance)Self-Sufficiency Services - similar to those in the Family Self-Sufficiency programOther services - similar to those in the Family Self-Sufficiency program
Address:14980 E Alameda DrAurora, CO 80012Map & Directions
Services: Child support enforcement, adult protective services and various financial assistance programsfor low-income persons in Arapahoe county The Arapahoe County Community Support Services Division offers several financial assistance programs to help low-income families and individuals, including children, the elderly and disabled. Each program has different requirements for eligibility. These programs include: Aid to the Needy and Disabled (AND), Colorado Works/Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), Diversion, Food Assistance, General Assistance, LEAP, Low Income Childcare Assistance, Medicaid, Old Age Pension (OAP), and QUEST card. Child support enforcement and adult protective services are also offered through this branch.
Address:6978 Colorado BlvdCommerce City, CO 80022Map & Directions
Services: ACCESS Housing's mission is to help homeless families in the Denver metro area, regain their independence, achieve economic self-sufficiency and secure permanent housing. ACCESS does this through a comprehensive continuum of care and collaboration with community partners.ACCESS applies a comprehensive, holistic and culturally responsive approach that empowers families to regain control of their lives by providing the following services:Emergency shelter in private two-bedroom apartment units for up to 90 days. Hotel vouchers to ensure the safety of homeless children and families. Emergency and supplemental food, clothing, personal hygiene products and household furnishings. Transitional housing services that include case management and financial assistance for rent, utility, transportation, health care and education expenses.Shelter is offered for up to 90 days for families with children in private, two bedroom apartment units. Shelter residents receive intensive case management services, food, clothing, personal hygiene products, household furnishings and transportation support.Homeless prevention services that include family advocacy, linkages to community resources and financial assistance for rent, utility, transportation, health care and education expenses. Adult education and job services. Life skills training on budgeting, credit repair, parenting, landlord and tenant rights, healthy lifestyles, conflict resolution, and effective communication. Linkages to community partners for services not currently provided by ACCESS Housing.Summer recreation activities for homeless children and youth between the ages of 6 and 18.Recreation activities include arts and crafts, skating, bowling, swimming, hiking, museum tours, boating and trips to the zoo. Program participants also receive individualized mentor support and tutoring from young adult college students.At the end of the summer and before school starts every child receives a backpack filled with school supplies that are donated by local businesses. Other programs include:Steps 2 Success Self-Sufficiency Program Program services support the capacity of adult family members to secure and maintain jobs that pay a living wage.Step one services include GED preparation, English language instruction, citizenship preparation, Computer skills training, resume writing, interviewing skills, completion of successful job applications, and job search. Step two services include job placement and job retention support. Homebuyer Education and Small Business Development Workshops and individualized counseling are also offered.Home Again Family Support Program Provides support for the transitions of homeless families into transitional and permanent housing. Program service support the transitions of homeless families into transitional and permanent housing.Eligible families receive case management services and financial assistance for health care, education, rent, utility, and transportation expenses for up to two years.ACCESS Housing also owns 19 units of housing for low-income families and plans to acquire additional units over the next tn years.
Address:191 Yuma StDenver, CO 80223Map & Directions
Services: Established in 1990, PetAid provides veterinary care for pets of the economically disadvantaged. In 2009, PetAid medical staff provided veterinary services to more than 9,000 sick and injured animals PetAid also provides spay and neuter surgeries to the general community in an effort to help control pet overpopulation, as well as providing discounted spay/neuter surgeries to homeless animals in the care of rescue agencies PetAid Animal Hospital is the largest not-for-profit animal hospital in Colorado and is accredited by the American Animal Hospital Association at its highest level, symbolizing our commitment to the highest standards of patient care Veterinary Services Offered:General veterinary services, including preventive care and treatment for sick and injured pets of income-qualified clients.Vaccination and microchippingSpay and neuter surgeries available to the general public and discounted for income-qualified clients.Spay and neuter surgeries, trauma services, diagnostic, medical, and surgical services for Denver area shelter or rescue organizations.
Hours: Contact for information about administrative office hours.
Address:1100 E 18th AveDenver, CO 80203Map & Directions
Services: Metro CareRing is a hunger relief organization that operates one of the largest food pantries in Denver.Last year, Metro CareRing provided emergency and self-sufficiency services to more than 125,000 low-income individuals, offering food, utility and transportation assistance, and work readiness items, including tools, boots and identification documents.
Hours: M-F 9:30-2 for food services, 9:30-3 business hours for information. Tuesday nights 6p-8p for food and referrals.
Address:3131 W 14th AveDenver, CO 80204Map & Directions
Services: Community and human services center for low-income Latinos. These services are intended to assist low-income members of the community in overcoming the range of problems that result in a lack of resources and contribute to the perpetuation of the vicious cycle of poverty. At Servicios de la Raza we value:* The Latino culture, language & the diversity of our community. * The health of the whole individual: mental, physical, emotional & spiritual. * The importance of familia (family), both the nuclear and extended.* The freedom, rights & responsibility of the individual, families, and the community as a whole. Equally important, Servicios de Raza is also the primary referral channel for many human services agencies and institutions in the metro Denver region as they encounter Latino clientele. To serve these individuals, Servicios de la Raza is staffed with primarily Spanish speaking professionals. Mental Health ServicesServicios de Rasa offers bilingual low cost services for self pay clients. The agency is also a Medicaid provider for adults, adolescents, children, and families who need mental health services.
Address:2250 S Harrison StDenver, CO 80210Map & Directions
Services: Typical services and support include but are not limited to food, clothing, furniture, assistance with medical costs, payment of rent-mortgages-some utilities-transportation, financial counseling, and job counseling & placement. The St. Vincent de Paul Society (SVDP) is a human services charity that provides a wide variety of services and support. There are 30 SVDP Conferences (chapters) in the Denver Area and based upon available resources each Conference decides what services and support it will provide. Typical services and support include but are not limited to food, clothing, furniture, assistance with medical costs, payment of rent-mortgages-some utilities-transportation, financial counseling, and job counseling & placement. It should be noted that not all Conferences provide all of these services. Cathedral Skyline Emergency food and food line. Located at 1530 Logan. Good Shepherd Offers limited rent and utility assistance and a food pantry for persons living in the parish boundaries. Call for more information and make sure you are eligible within the boundaries. If you are eligible you will be able to make an appointment for services. No walk-ins. Located at 1530 Logan. Notre Dame Provides assistance with medical prescriptions, rent, and utilities for low income persons living within parish boundaries. Eligible only for persons living west of Stuart Street, east of Wadsworth Boulevard, south of Florida Avenue, and north of Hampden Avenue. Call for more information and make sure you are eligible, living within the boundaries. If you are eligible you will be able to make an appointment for services. Hours are 9 AM to 4:30 PM. 5100 W Evans Ave. Our Lady of Grace Emergency funds for rent assistance, food, clothing, and a variety of other emergency services are available on an individual basis to low income persons living within the boundaries. Clients must live Alameda to Florida and Federal to Wadsworth. Call to verify you live in boundaries and for availability of funds. Hours are Tuesday (10 AM-1PM) or Friday (10 AM-11 AM). Located at 3801 W Ohio Ave. Saint Mary Magdalene Offers limited emergency financial assistance for rent, utilities and a food pantry to persons living in the parish boundaries. Clients must live east of Garrison Street, west of Irving Street, north of Colfax, south of 38th Ave. Contact for information about administrative office hours. Photo ID, proof of income and residency required. Located at 2771 Zenobia St. Saint Vincent de Paul Society The parish runs a thrift store offering low cost items including furniture, household goods, and clothing. Located at 6260 E Colfax.
Address:225 E 16th AveSte 1060Denver, CO 80203Map & Directions
Services: Affordable housing in Denver Metro area.Rocky Mountain Communities, founded in 1992, is a non-profit organization that provides housing at about 20% below the market rate. They run seven properties in the state of Colorado, three of which are in the Denver Metro area. Housing applicants must prove they have a source of income or aid, as well as meet income restriction requirements.
Address:1567 N Marion StDenver, CO 80218Map & Directions
Services: Transitional housing, congregate meals, preschool, child care programs for Denver inner city residents. Open Door Ministries exists to provide practical help and hope to people in Denver's inner city who are homeless or in danger of becoming homeless. They provide transitional homes for young mothers and their children, as well as for single women who do not have children with them. They also provide a high-quality preschool, child care and before-and-after school program, primarily for children from families in poverty. In addition, they offer free weekly meals and provide a resource center that includes job skill training, counseling and food.
Address:W 5th Ave & Lipan StDenver, CO 80204Map & Directions
Services: Interfaith Hospitality Network (IHN) provides emergency shelter, meals and supportive services to homeless families in the Greater Denver area.Interfaith Hospitality Network of Greater Denver serves families only. We define family broadly- a minimum of a guardian with a child under 18. We do not serve individuals or couples without children. IHN operates two "rotations"; one in Denver, Arapahoe, and Northern Douglas Counties. The other is in Jefferson County. Each rotation serves up to five families at a time.