Immigrant Resource Guide

Quick Reference and Referrals | Case Management/Multiple Services |
Adult Education (ELL, GED, Citizenship, Computers) | Education Resources for Children and Child Care | Employment | Health | Housing | Legal Assistance and Immigration | Taxes | Translation Services

Quick Reference and Referrals

211 Colorado
(Just dial 211)
Free hotline for health and human services information and referrals. Calls are confidential. Interpreters available for over 20 languages, and most call centers have Spanish speaking referral specialists. Denver call center is operated through Mile High United Way, also available at 303-561-2111.

311 Help Center (Denver)
(Just dial 311)
Outside Denver: 720-913-1311
Online and telephone referrals to all city services, including city agencies, resources, events, and much more. Interpreters available for a variety of languages.

Colorado PEAK (Colorado Department of Human Services)
Online form to determine eligibility for public benefits in Colorado, including medical, food, and cash assistance. Site is also available in Spanish.

Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition (CIRC)
2525 W. Alameda Ave., Suite 300
Denver, CO 80219
303-922-3344
Immigrant advocacy organization that also provides referrals to other immigrant service providers. Staff speak Spanish.

Consular Corps of Colorado
Visit this website for a listing of foreign consulates.
Help and referrals for immigrants on a variety of issues, including legal problems, workplace issues, help finding healthcare, etc.

Denver Center for Crime Victims
P.O. Box 18975 Denver, CO 80218
303-860-0660
24-Hour English Hotline: 303-894-8000
24-Hour Spanish Hotline: 303-718-8289
Crime victim assistance, crisis intervention and counseling, and emergency financial assistance for crime victims. Also offers Legal Immigration Clinic assisting victims of domestic violence and sexual assault with gaining legal permanent residence status. Interpreters available.

Nurse Advice Line (Colorado Medicaid)
800-283-3221
Call for quick medical advice.
Registered nurses who can answer questions, provide self-care advice and help you decide if you need to be seen right away.
Help with chronic conditions, such as diabetes or asthma and directions on where to go for medical emergencies.

Metro Crisis Services
Crisis Line: 1-888-885-1222
Free, confidential 24/7 hotline for mental health, substance abuse crisis help, information and referrals. Translation services for over 150 languages available for non-English speakers.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Crisis Line: 1-800-273-8255
Spanish: 1-888-628-9454
Free, confidential 24/7 suicide prevention hotline for anyone in crisis or emotional distress. Provides assistance and referrals. Translation services for over 150 languages available for non-English speakers.

RAINN- Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network
National Sexual Assault Hotline: 1-800-656-HOPE (4673)
Free, 24/7 confidential hotline for victims of rape, abuse, sexual assault and
incest. Provides crisis assistance, referrals and information.

Department of Motor Vehicles' Appointment Scheduler
Registration is now available for a Colorado driver’s license, instruction permit, or identification card to those individuals who either cannot demonstrate lawful presence in the U.S. or can only demonstrate temporary lawful presence in the U.S. Appointment Scheduler Instructions (PDF).

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Case Management / Multiple Services

African Community Center (REFUGEES ONLY)
5250 Leetsdale Dr.
Denver, CO 80246
303-399-4500
Official Refugee Resettlement program offering a variety of services and case management to support employment, housing, and cultural adjustment for refugees. 26 languages including Amharic, Arabic, French, Hindi, Kiswahili, Oromo, Somali, Karen and Tigrigna are represented among staff.

Centro San Juan Diego
2830 Lawrence St.
Denver, CO 80206
303-295-9470
Bienestar Family Services: 303-297-8696
Extensive health and adult education services, as well as help with housing, taxes, legal advice, citizenship, ESL, GED, and computer skills. Provides assistance and support to new immigrants. Spanish-speaking staff are available.

Church in the City
Church location: 1580 Gaylord, Denver, CO 80206
Offices: 2280 East 16th Avenue, Denver, CO 80206
303-322-5733
Food bank and free meals for individuals experiencing hunger or homelessness, health care management, and ESL, Spanish, and computer classes. Additional services and assistance available to members. Spanish-speaking staff available.

Colorado African Organization
6795 E. Tennessee Ave. Suite 250
Denver, CO 80224
303-953-7060
Provides case management for African refugees, asylees, immigrants and their families. Offers health education and HIV/AIDS prevention and education. Also offer English classes and adult education, advocacy and integration assistance.

Denver Urban Ministries
1717 E. Colfax Ave.
Denver, CO 80218
303-355-4896
Spanish-speaking case manager: 303-350-5075
Assistance with housing, utilities, and employment, as well as referrals to other agencies. Also provides emergency and stabilization services for individuals in need, and free legal nights. Spanish-speaking staff available.

Ecumenical Refugee and Immigration Services (REFUGEES ONLY)
1600 Downing St., Suite 400
Denver, CO 80218
303-860-0128
Resettlement assistance and case management (for refugees only). Also provides food assistance, job help, and referrals for refugees to other service providers. Languages include Albanian, Amharic, Arabic, Burmese, Farsi, Karen, Oromo, Serbian-Croatian, Somali, Spanish, Swahili, Tigrinya, and Turkish.

El Centro Humanitario
2260 California Street
Denver, CO 80205
303-292-4115
Employment assistance and work force development/education programs, wage theft clinics. Staff speak Spanish.

Jewish Family Service
3201 South Tamarac Dr.
Denver, CO 80231
303-597-5000
Emergency Assistance Hotline: 720-248-4716
Services for immigrants and refugees, including mental health counseling, citizenship classes, and food pantries. Staff speak Farsi, German, Russian, Spanish, Ukrainian, and Yiddish. Interpreters are used for other languages.

Lutheran Family Services
1600 Downing St., Suite 600
Denver, CO 80218
303-980-5400
Legal services for immigrants, including help with permanent residential status, employment authorization, naturalization, and visas. Also provides refugee resettlement services and case management. Languages spoken include Af-May, Amharic, Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian, Burmese, English, French, Grebo, Kikongo, Kituba, Krio, Mende, Pular (Fulani), Russian, Slovene, Somali (Af-Maxaa), Spanish, Swahili, Temne, Thai, Tshiluba, Ukrainian, and Wolof.

Mercy Housing
1999 Broadway, Suite 1000
Denver, CO 80202
303-830-3300
866-338-0557
Low-cost housing at several properties for refugees, seniors, families, and the disabled. Services for residents include adult education, ESL, financial literacy, healthcare assistance, and youth programs.

Mi Casa Resource Center
360 Acoma St.
Denver, CO 80223
303-539-5600
Services include free GED and ESL classes, job assistance, legal nights (covering immigration, financial issues, housing, employment, and family law), entrepreneurial classes and business loans, and Career Development Training in hospitality, construction, and CDL permits. Some services offered in Spanish.

Rights for All People/Derechos Para Todos (RAP)
1400 Dayton St.
Aurora, CO 80010
303-893-3500
Workshops throughout the state to assist immigrants (including those without documents) to understand their rights. Offers citizenship and ESL classes. Staff speak Spanish.

One Colorado
1490 Lafayette St.
Suite 304
Denver, CO 80218
303-396-6170
Working in partnership with the Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition (CIRC) to provide information and referrals for LGBT individuals and families with immigration and deportation concerns. Also provides assistance for the LGBT community at large, with issues including discrimination in employment and housing, help in obtaining health care, and more.

Rights for All People/Derechos Para Todos (RAP)
1400 Dayton St.
Aurora, CO 80010
303-893-3500
Workshops throughout the state to assist immigrants (including those without documents) to understand their rights. Offers citizenship and ESL classes. Staff speak Spanish.

Servicios de la Raza
4055 Tejon St.
Denver, CO 80211
303-458-5851
Mental health services for adults, assistance for victims of domestic violence, case management for individuals with HIV/AIDS, and youth programs. Also offers help with accessing public healthcare services and filling out forms. Spanish-speaking staff are available.

Spring Institute for Intercultural Learning
1610 Emerson St.
Denver, CO 80218
303-863-0188
Educational programs including pre-employment training, ESL, and cultural diversity awareness. Collaborates with the Emily Griffith Opportunity School to offer workplace preparation courses for refugees and asylees. Also operates the Interpreter Network of Colorado (INoC), providing interpretation and translation for 80 languages. Languages spoken by staff include Amharic, Arabic, English, French, Russian, Somali, and Spanish.

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Adult Education (ELL, GED, Citizenship, Computers)

Arapahoe Library District
303-LIBRARY, 303-542-7279
English conversation circles, ESL classes, and computer classes in English, Spanish, and Russian, at various locations in Arapahoe County.

Community College of Denver
1111 West Colfax Ave.
P.O. Box 173363
Denver, CO 80217
303-556-2600
ESL classes for enrolled students, beginning at the intermediate level. Also provides GED and pre-GED classes at other locations in Denver.

Colorado PEAK (Colorado Department of Human Services)
Online form to determine eligibility for public benefits in Colorado, including medical, food, and cash assistance. Site is also available in Spanish.

Emily Griffith Opportunity School
1250 Welton St., Room 248
Denver, Co 80204
720-423-4700
ESL office numbers: 720-423-4870, 720-423-4750, 720-423-4752
ESL, GED, and work-skills classes, as well as vocational and certification programs. Call to find out about fees and schedules, and to arrange for free assessment tests.

Focus Points Family Resource Center
2501 E. 48th Ave.
Denver, CO 80216
303-292-0770
Extensive programs and classes for adults, children, and families, with expertise in working with Latino populations. Classes include ESL, GED (in English), adult basic education, early childhood education, employment, parenting, and more.

Intercambio de Comunidades
303-996-0275
ESL Classes offered at various locations in Denver, and other classes (citizenship, computer literacy, cultural exchange) in the Boulder/Lafayette area.

Jefferson County Libraries
303-235-JCPL (5275)
Programs for kids and adults including story times, job interview techniques, and computer skills.

The Learning Source
455 S. Pierce St.
Lakewood, CO 80226
303-922-4683
ESL classes throughout the Denver area.

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Education Resources for Children and Child Care

Denver Public Schools English Language Acquisition (DPS ELA)
720-423-8155
The ELA program through Denver Public Schools helps children gain the English language skills they need to actively participate in school.

Newcomer Centers
Part of the Denver Public School’s ELA program, meant for middle school and high school students who are new to DPS, have limited or interrupted education and who have limited English skills. Referral and application required. Call for more information.

Place Bridge Academy Newcomer Center
7125 Cherry Creek N Drive
Denver, CO 80224
720-535-0960

Merrill Middle School Newcomer Center
1551 S. Monroe St.
Denver, CO 80210
720-424-0600

South High School Newcomer Center
1600 E. Louisiana Ave.
Denver, CO 80210
720-423-6000

Montessori Early Learning Centers
303-962-2602
Drop-in child care services at two locations for eligible families: the Good Beginnings center for people already enrolled in social services, and the Court Care center for children whose caretakers are in court that day. Also operate nine early learning centers throughout Denver.

Good Beginnings Child Care
1200 Federal Blvd.
Denver, CO 80204
720-944-2812

Child Court Care
270 W. 14th St.
Denver, CO 80204
720-865-9930

Denver’s Great Kids Head Start
201 W. Colfax Ave.
Dept. 1107
Denver, CO 80202
720-913-0880
Services for children ages 3-5 from low-income families. Includes early childhood education, development, nutrition, medical services, etc.
Spanish-speaking staff are available.

Gathering Place
1535 High St.
Denver, CO 80218
303-321-4198
Drop-in child care for women and their children experiencing homelessness. Also provides resources and referrals to encourage self-sufficiency. Spanish-speaking staff are available.

Metro Denver Bright Beginnings
730 Colorado Blvd., Suite 202
Denver, CO 80206
303-433-6200
Educational and support materials for parents, covering child development from pre-natal to 3 years old. Provides in-home consultations and partners with other organizations to distribute materials in the community.
Spanish-speaking staff are available.

Summer Scholars
3401 Quebec St., Suite 5010
Denver, CO 80207
303-355-0290
After-school and summer tutoring programs for children who perform below grade level. Recommendation from a teacher is required and space is limited. Contact Summer Scholars for a list of locations.

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Employment

9to5 National Association of Working Women--Colorado
655 Broadway, Suite 800
Denver, CO 80203
303-628-0925
National Job Survival Hotline: 1-800-522-0935
Job help hotline with information and referrals on workers’ rights and dealing with conflicts at work, with an emphasis on supporting female workers. Offers trainings on sexual harassment and discrimination. Spanish-language trainings available with prior notice.

Center for Work Education and Employment (CWEE)
1175 Osage St., Suite 300
Denver, CO 80204
303-892-8444
Job readiness program including computer classes, GED preparation, and self-assessments for low-income individuals. Requires a referral through county case managers. English fluency may be required.

Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
1391 Speer Boulevard, Suite 210
Denver, Colorado 80204-2552
303-844-5285
Help with safety concerns, discrimination, harassment, or other workplace security issues. It is important to report problems and accidents as soon as possible, to trigger an inspection and to ensure that workers are protected. Workers should also document incidents in detail.

Unite Here
Union representation for service workers in hotels, restaurants, airport, and industrial laundry. Also offers information on workers’ rights, forming a union, and taking political action. Spanish-speaking staff are available.
Colorado Affiliates:
Local 23
c/o Jim Dupont
5303 E. Evans Ave Suite 302
Denver, CO 80222
303-759-5458

Work Options for Women (WOW)
1200 Federal Blvd.
Denver, CO 80204
720-944-1920
Intake Line: 720-944-3393
Job training, life skills, and case management for low-income women and those receiving TANF. Participants must be over 18, able to work legally in the U.S., able to work 40 hours per week, and have been drug-free for at least 90 days.

Workforce Centers (Office of Economic Development, Division of Workforce Development, City and County of Denver)
Job-seeking services and computer classes. Certain programs require documentation of citizenship or refugee status.

Denver Workforce Center at Speer
(Denver County)
1391 N. Speer Blvd., Suite 500
Denver, CO 80204
720-865-5619

Denver Workforce Center- Youth Services
1391 N. Speer Blvd., Suite 520
Denver, CO 80204
720-865-5700

Denver Workforce Center at Westside
1200 Federal Blvd.
Denver, CO 80204
720-944-1615

Denver Workforce Center at DIA
8500 Pena Blvd.
5th Level, Main Terminal, West Side
Denver, CO 80249
303-342-2590

Denver Workforce Center at Montbello
(Denver County)
4685 Peoria St., Suite 251
Denver, CO 80239
720-865-4800

Arapahoe/Douglas Works!
Lowry Satellite Office
9235 E. 10th Dr.
Denver, CO 80230
720-858-3211

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Health

Asian Pacific Development Center
1537 Alton St.
Aurora, CO 80010
303-923-2920
Culturally appropriate health, mental health counseling, youth-at-risk programs, and victim’s assistance services. Staff language skills include Spanish, some Eastern European languages some African languages, and 21 Asian languages.

Child Health Plan Plus, CHP+
4500 Cherry Creek South Drive
Denver, CO 80246
1-800-359-1991
Low-cost health insurance for children. Covers children whose families earn too much to be eligible for Medicaid but who are not able to pay for private insurance. Also offers free pre-natal services to uninsured women meeting income requirements. Spanish-speaking staff available.

Clínica Tepeyac
5075 Lincoln St.
Denver, CO 80216
303-458-5302
Basic medical services for individuals and families without insurance or other access to healthcare services. Includes physical exams, immunizations, cancer screenings, and diabetes management. Must make appointment to be seen. Staff speak Spanish.

Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing (HCPF)
Links to information about public healthcare benefits, including eligibility, applications, provider lists, and services.

Colorado Organization for Latina Opportunity & Reproductive Rights (COLOR)
P.O. Box 40991
Denver, CO 80204
303-393-0382
Education and advocacy focusing on reproductive rights and healthcare advocacy for Latina women and their families. All staff are bilingual.

Denver Health Family Health Centers: Refugee Health Clinic
1666 Elmira St.
Aurora, CO 80010
303-692-6440
This office is only for initial health screenings within 90 days of arrival to the United States. It does not provide on-going care

Refugee Health Education Resource Center
720-956-2171 or 720-956-2179
Health education in person’s native language and referrals to local health resources for refugees and asylees. Also provides assistance in filling out INS immunization forms. Spanish and French speaking staff are available; interpreters are used for other languages.

El Centro Esperanza
881 Federal Blvd.
Denver, CO 80204
303-480-1920
Community health services, support groups, and counseling for adults and children. Also provides health education programs for the Latino GLBT community. Spanish-speaking staff are available.

Family Medicaid
303-866-2993
1-800-211-3943
Health insurance program that can be applied for through Colorado PEAK. Many requirements, must be a U.S. citizen, a legal permanent resident of at least 5 years, an asylee or refugee, or a non-citizen with a qualifying emergency. Spanish-speaking staff are available. Call or apply for more information.

Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains
Various locations throughout Denver
1-800-230-PLAN
Reproductive healthcare services for men and women, including birth control, check-up exams, cancer screening, STD and HIV testing and treatment, LGBTQ education and abortion services. Affordable and confidential. Spanish-speaking staff are available.

Denver Central
921 E. 14th Ave.
Denver, CO 80218
303-832-5069

Glendale
6310 E. Exposition Ave.
Denver, CO 80224
303-320-1630

Stapleton
7155 E. 38th Ave.
Denver, CO 80207
303-321-2458

Sisters of Color United for Education
2895 W. 8th Ave.
Denver, CO 80204
303-446-8800
Health services including mental wellness seminars, health counseling, case management for HIV-positive individuals, STD testing, diabetes management, and support groups and resources for drug users. Spanish-speaking staff are available.

Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)
Nutrition program for eligible women and their children, includes information and education on health and parenting.

Eastside Neighborhood Health Center
501 E. 28th St.
Denver, CO 80205
303-602-6550

Montbello WIC Clinic
12600 Albrook Drive
Denver, CO 80239
303-602-6550

Westside Family Health Center
1100 Federal Blvd.
Denver, CO 80204
303-602-6550

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Housing

Colorado Housing Search
1-877-428-8844
Online search for local housing (to rent or own) in English and Spanish. Sponsored by the Colorado Housing and Finance Authority (CHFA) and the Colorado Division of Housing.

Del Norte Neighborhood Development Corporation
2926 Zuni St., #202
Denver, CO 80211
303-477-4774
Counseling and payment assistance for first-time homebuyers, foreclosure prevention programs, financial literacy, and homebuyer education classes. Spanish-speaking staff are available.

Energy Outreach Colorado
(Visit site to search for agencies in Denver)
303-825-8750
Referrals to energy assistance agencies and help with Low-Income Energy Assistance (LEAP) questions. Spanish-speaking staff are available.

HUD (U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development)
1670 Broadway
Denver, Colorado 80202-4801
303-672-5440
Full website in Spanish and English, with information on buying a house, deciding between renting and owning, fair housing laws, HUD-approved lenders, services for the homeless, and more.

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Legal Assistance and Immigration

Colorado Law Project
Online gateway to information on low-cost and free legal services, legal forms, and research guides. Hosted by the Sturm College of Law at the University of Denver and supported by a variety of libraries and other community partners. Links to services in Spanish.

Colorado Legal Services
1905 Sherman St., Suite 400
Denver, CO 80203
303-837-1321
Legal services for low-income individuals on civil matters, including domestic violence, housing issues, healthcare, and public benefits. Also offers “know your rights” trainings. Spanish-speaking staff are available.

Rocky Mountain Immigrant Advocacy Network (RMIAN)
3489 W. 72nd Ave., Suite 211
Westminster, CO 80030
Office: 303-433-2812
Hotline for Individuals in Immigration Detention 303-866-9308
Free immigration legal services for individuals in immigration detention and their children. Provides “know your rights” presentations and helps to coordinate legal representation for this population. Spanish-speaking staff are available.

United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)
Denver Field Office
12484 East Weaver Place
Centennial, CO 80111
National Customer Service Center (NCSC): 800-375-5283

InfoPass
Online source for information on immigration and citizenship, including forms and instructions, practice tests, and study materials for both immigrants and service providers. Use InfoPass to make an appointment at the regional office; walk-in services are not available.

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Taxes

Denver Asset Building Coalition
Mi Casa Resource Center
360 Acoma St.
Denver, CO 80223
303-388-7030
Tax preparation assistance and tax education classes. Spanish staff available during tax season (February 1-April 15), and during the rest of the year with advance notice. See site for list of locations.

Translation Services

Interpreter Network of Colorado (INoC)
303-831-4151
1-888-499-7996
Interpretation and translation services by trained and certified professionals. Over 80 languages are represented. Call for fees and scheduling.

Colorado Association of Professional Interpreters
Professional association for interpreters in Colorado. Provides online directory of interpreters in the state.

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