Access Housing Address: 6978 Colorado Blvd Commerce City, CO 80022 Map & Directions
(1 Mile Away )
Telephone: (303) 289-7078 Website: http://www.acchouse.org
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.