Community Assistance Resources

Servicios de asistencia


Crisis If you don’t know where to begin getting mental health, substance use or emotional help for yourself or someone you know—start here. We provide confidential and immediate support, 24/7/365. If you are in crisis or need help dealing with one, call this toll-free number 1-844-493-TALK (8255) or text TALK to 38255 to speak to a trained professional.

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).

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.

Colorado PEAK PEAK is an online service for Coloradans to screen and apply for medical, food, cash, and child care assistance programs.

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. 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.

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.

Blood/Plasma Donation

CLS Plasma Find the CSL Plasma Center closest to you.

GRIFOLS Plasma Locate a center near you.

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).

Mile High United Way's 2-1-1


Colorado Department of Education

Focus Points Family Resource Center


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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.

Reintegration and Employment Services for Former Offenders St. Francis Center Employment Services provides employment, career and education services.


Food Bank of the Rockies

Denver Food Pantries

Hunger Free Colorado

Denver Human Service's SNAP Into Health

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:


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

Colorado Coalition for the Homeless Healthcare

Inner City Healthcare

Denver Health

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.

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

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.

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 Healthcare / Medicare.


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

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).

Energy Outreach Colorado Provides home energy assistance to low-income Coloradans

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.

Urban Peak If you are a youth ages 15 up to age 20 in need of immediate overnight shelter services, please contact 303-974-2908.


Division of Motor Vehicles Driver's License and ID Card Center: Apply, Reinstate, Renew or Update. Online Services

GIVE Program

St. Francis Center


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 HUD: Colorado Tenant Rights, Laws, and Protections


LGBT Colorado - The Center

Gender Identity Center

Pregnancy/Birth Control

Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains

Denver Health

Inner City Health Center Provides clinical health services for the uninsured and under served. If you need health care, including medical, dental, or behavioral health services, we encourage you to just come.

Colorado Coalition for the Homeless Healthcare

Gabriel House Project The Gabriel House Project is an outreach ministry of Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Denver committed to helping pregnant women and families with young children in need.

Senior Resources

Back To Work 50+ Connecting struggling Americans 50+ with information, support, training, and employer access.

Senior Support Services Denver's only day center catering to the needs of the hungry and homeless seniors in the Denver area. Clients get meals, emergency food and clothing, individualized case management, medical care, housing, government benefits, socialization, and activities.

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

Seniors Resource Guide Online directories of senior resources.

Seniors BlueBook Provides seniors, caregivers and senior professionals a comprehensive source of services, senior housing options, resources and information.

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.

Sexual Assault/Abuse

The Blue Bench (formerly RAAP) Get Help - 303-322-7273 Sexual Assault Hotline

Colorado Coalition Against Sexual Assault




Sign Language/Hearing Impaired

Denver Office of Sign Language Services
Denver 911 for hearing impaired 303-513-6909 (text)

Substance Abuse/Treatment

Metro Crisis Services 24/7 and free resource for any mental health and substance abuse issue. CCC at 1-844-493-8255 (TALK)

Arapahoe House: Outpatient Drug and Alcohol Treatment Denver

University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus Addiction Treatment Services

Center for Recovery

Denver Harbor Light Center

Harm Reduction Action Center

Sobriety House

Teen Challenge of the Rocky Mountains


VOA Veterans Services Center A central location for Veterans and their families to identify and access Veteran services, including housing, employment, legal services, education, mental health, VA benefits, public benefits, volunteering, peer support and financial literacy.

VA Rocky Mountain Network