The Action Center
(22 Miles Away - Go to:
Address: 8755 W 14th Ave Denver, CO 80215 Map & Directions Denver, CO Financial Assistance) Telephone: (303) 237-7704 Website: http://theactioncenterco.org/
Services: The Action Center provides basic services to the homeless and to residents of Jefferson County in need of assistance. Services include: Tenant-Landlord Issues Provides a call-in service concerning tenant or landlord rights and obligations under Colorado law. The counseling program is not a substitute for professional lawyer representation, but it does offer assistance with a variety of questions concerning tenants/landlords.Seasonal Services Every August, the Action Center helps more than 4,000 Jefferson County students start off the new school year right with brand new school supplies. Donations came from churches, individuals, businesses and even some teachers. Jeffco Action Center provides Thanksgiving Food Boxes on the Saturday before Thanksgiving in November. Pre-registered individuals are given the fixings to prepare a Thanksgiving dinner for their household. Families will also be given a turkey, ham or certificate towards the purchase of a turkey or holiday ham from their local grocer. Each year more than 3,000 Jefferson County children receive presents from the Santa Shop. The shop is setup each December with donated toys from the community. Parents and legal guardians of children from one day to 12 years old can then "shop" for gifts that ensure a positive, happy holiday season. Items are limited and based on size of family as well as the age of children.Health Navigators Health Navigators spend time with clients teaching them to manage their own health. Clients are informed about a range of services including education, referrals and financial assistance with selected prescriptions. Health Navigators conduct outreach in the lobby, educating clients on different topics each week and distributing health information. While the Health Navigators provide health-related education, the Action Center is not a medical facility and is not licensed to provide medical services.Financial Assistance Clients may receive one-time rental assistance from the Action Center in order to prevent being evicted from their dwellings. This program is limited in funding and not offered every day. Clients must: ,Be a resident of Jefferson County ,Have a photo ID and your Utility bill ,Be at least ONE day overdue with your Excel bill (and show it) ,Have the Excel bill in your name or you must be a listed household member with Excel ,During the winter months, you must have applied for LEAP and have an acceptance or denial letter. Please contact the Action Center for more informationBasic Services Jeffco Action Center fulfills its mission to provide an immediate response to basic human needs and to promote pathways to self-sufficiency through a variety of client services. The broad range of these services aims to meet the various needs of clients.Shelter Services Families and couples can stay together in specially-designated rooms. Clients have access to services at Jeffco Action Center's main facility. Clients must phone 720-407-6670 daily to see if there are any rooms available in the shelter program. When there is a room and the client's household fits the size of the room available, then the client must come to the Action Center before noon. At that time the client will be screened along with all other clients and then the Manager of Shelter Programs will decide after the screening who is the best candidate for the Shelter Program. In addition, clients must have a photo ID, Birth Certificate or something that proves identity to be considered for the Shelter Program Must pass a background check with no history of violence (to be determined during screening and background check) or sex crimes.