Community Assistance Resources

 

Servicios de asistencia
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General

311 Denver Non-emergency help is a phone call away.

Mile High United Way's 2-1-1 Mile High United Way concentrates on helping people of all ages and in all stages of their lives. Search for particular resources in your area by zip code or dial 2-1-1, a multilingual service available 24 hours a day.

RTD Access-a-Ride Transportation for those who are not able to use RTD's regular buses and who qualify under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

Mental Help Net's Self-Help Group Sourcebook Online Search for self-help organizations and groups. Enter a word, word fragment, or phrase, or scroll through their extensive list. See also their Toll-Free Phone Numbers list.

Colorado Nonprofit Association Search for association members whose work relates to particular health issues.

Community Organizations Working to Make Denver a Healthier Place to Live

State of Colorado Official Colorado State government website.

City of Denver Denver city government official web site.

Denver Human Services Denver Human Services provides both assistance services and protection and prevention services to Denver’s most vulnerable residents. Assistance programs are provided to eligible Denver residents in financial need and include federal food, cash and medical benefits, as well as child care, child support, energy, rental and burial assistance, all designed to help families and individuals toward financial self-sufficiency.

Denver Residents Resources A-Z list of all City and County of Denver departments and the services they offer.

Benefits.gov Designed to help citizens find out what government benefits they may be eligible to receive. Links to benefit programs for all types of people: elderly, veterans, low-income citizens, students, farmers, parents, disaster victims and many more.

Urban Peak Assisting young people to overcome poverty and homelessness by offering services and support to become self-reliant adults.

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Bed Bugs

Bed Bug Fact Sheets Fact sheets for consumers and business managers and owners, available as pdfs for easy printing. In English and Spanish.

Bed Bug Information From the Environmental Protection Agency Comprehensive information for consumers covering inspection, treatment, facts, myths and how to get quality help.

Bed bug information from Medline Plus Bed bug information in English and Spanish.


Child Welfare

Report Child Abuse Information and telephone number.


Domestic Violence

Colorado Coalition Against Domestic Violence There are crisis lines throughout Colorado or call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-SAFE (1-800-799-7233) or 1-800-787-3224 (TTY).


Employment/Unemployment

Colorado Unemployment Insurance Provides temporary and partial wage replacement to workers who have become unemployed through no fault of their own.

Denver's Office of Economic Development Assists workers with resume preparation, training, and more. Youth opportunities, too.

Denver Public Library's Job Help Resources


Ex-Offender Resources

Free to Learn Denver Public Library resources for people who have spent time in prison or jail.


Food/Nutrition

List of Free Meals in Denver

Volunteers of America Meals on Wheels and more.

TEFAP: The Emergency Food Assistance Program For public or private nonprofit organizations as well as individuals. The state contact person for TEFAP can assist you. See also:

 

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Health

Getting Help & Insurance Referral services, low cost clinics, government programs and more.

Colorado Division of Aging and Adult Services Information and referral, financial and medical support, affordable housing, employment, nutrition, advocacy, legal, transportation and more.

Denver Public Library Health Resources Health resources on a variety of topics for all age groups.


Health Insurance

Colorado's Child Health Plan Plus A low-cost health insurance program for uninsured Colorado children ages 18 and under whose families earn or own too much to qualify for Medicaid but cannot afford private insurance. En español

CoverColorado A non-profit entity created by the Colorado Legislature to provide comprehensive major medical insurance for eligible Colorado residents unable to get coverage from private insurers due to a pre-existing medical condition.

Medicare and Medigap Insurance What it is and how to buy it.

Workers Compensation Information Center Online publications and guides, attorney list, medical topics, frequently asked questions and more. En español

State of Colorado Division of Insurance Consumer information and support on all kinds of insurance, including Medicare, Long Term Care, HMO's, prescription drug benefits and more. See also Senior Health Insurance Assistance Program.

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Housing/Shelter

Colorado 211 Search for particular resources in your area by zip code.

LEAP Short-term, temporary financial assistance to help low-income Colorado residents pay winter home heating costs.

List of Shelters in Denver and Aurora

Denver's Road Home Denver's program to end homelessness. Call 2-1-1 for direct assistance to homeless people.
Should the situation warrant police involvement, please call either the Police non-emergency number at 720-913-2000 or call 911.

Denver Housing Authority, Section 8
The Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (“HCV”) Program is a federal program that provides rental assistance to very low-income families (i.e. families with incomes below 50 percent of area median income).


Law/Legal

Denver Police Department

Colorado Courts The website of the Colorado Judicial Branch.

Colorado Consumer Protection

Colorado Legal Services Coloradans can find self-help legal information, free or low cost legal service providers, court information and other resources.

Colorado Public Defender Provides criminal defense representation for indigent Colorado residents accused of a crime.

Landlord/Tenant Disputes Resources from the Apartment Association - Metro Denver Division.

Resources for Renters


Senior Resources

Senior Answers and Services Assistance regarding housing, nursing home placement, health insurance, food supplies, and location of geriatric physicians.

Senior Resource Directory From the Denver Region Area Agency on Aging.

Seniors Resource Guide Online directories of senior resources.

Denver Commission on Aging: Elder Resource Guide Phone numbers for adult day care, clothing suppliers, consumer fraud, dental programs, and more.

DPL Health Guide for Seniors Information on health, Medicare, Social Security and more.

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