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Community Assistance Resources


Colorado Crisis Services 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.

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.

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

Servicios de La Raza Servicios provides resources and programs focused on behavioral health, youth, victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, human trafficking, and general crime, individuals living with HIV, mental health, substance abuse, health access, ex-offender reintegration, workforce development and financial empowerment, statewide initiatives that target Latino youths and families throughout Colorado, and basic emergency services for people experiencing crisis situations.  

My Friend Ben Created by Gary Community Ventures to assist families with finding and understanding the public benefits and tax credits they are entitled to. 

Benefits in Action Colorado nonprofit that assists individuals with applying for benefits and how to effectively use them. They provide health benefits literacy classes, individualized assistance, and are a State Health Insurance Assistance Program.


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

CSL 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

Violence Free Colorado 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


Create a Google Email account


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

Ex-Offender Resource Guide 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

Food Assistance (SNAP)

Hunger Free Colorado

Metro Caring . 

Volunteers of America Meals on Wheels and more.

TEFAP: The Emergency Food Assistance Program For public or private nonprofit organizations as well as individuals. 

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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.


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

Colorado Poverty Law Project Provides legal assistance and resources for low-income individuals fighting evictions and other housing inequalities. 

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).

Department of Housing Stability (HOST) HOST partners with many agencies citywide to provide shelter for people experiencing homelessness. Provides information regarding severe weather shelter plans, shelter alternatives, and supportive services.

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

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

Colorado Name Change Project Colorado specific forms and information on how to update names and gender markers.

Colorado Legal Services ID Project Applicants may apply by phone at 303-837-1313 or online at

St. Francis Center

Immigrants and Refugees

Resources by topic ( Curated list of reliable resources for immigrants, refugees, and asylees in the Denver area. Available in multiple languages.

More Services to Immigrants and Refugees resources.


Denver Police Department

Denver Anti-Discrimination Office (DADO) Denver office for filing discrimination complaints in the workplace, educational institutions, health care providers, etc. 

Denver Outreach Court The City and County of Denver offers Outreach Court to help people experiencing homelessness gain better access to the county court system. Outreach Court provides immediate assistance with municipal level citations or warrants. Please see the link for the most current schedule. 

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.

Centro San Juan Diego Receive free legal advice on immigration, credit, home or rent matters, employment and family law. Spanish language interpreters available.

Landlord/Tenant Disputes HUD: Colorado Tenant Rights, Laws, and Protections


LGBT Colorado - The 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

Marisol Family Marisol Family is an outreach ministry of Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Denver committed to helping pregnant women and families with young children in need.

Older Adults

Age Wise Colorado Thoroughly vetted directory of providers for older adults and their family members for finding the products and services that will help them live their best lives as they age.

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

Network of Care Find local services from the Denver Regional Council of Governments.

Innovage The largest provider of PACE, Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly. Their mission is to help seniors age in their own home with dignity through a variety of services and in-home care.

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: Older Adult Resource Directory 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.

Sunshine Home Share Colorado Sunshine Home Share is a local nonprofit offering free financial wellness counseling for older adults in the Denver metro area.

Sexual Assault/Abuse

Moving to End Sexual Assault (MESA) Get Help - 303-443-7300 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

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

University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus Addiction Treatment Services

Center for Recovery

Denver Harbor Light Center

Harm Reduction Action Center

Sobriety House


Colorado Crisis Services
If you don’t know where to begin getting help with a mental health, substance use or emotional concern for yourself or someone you know—start here. Confidential and immediate support, 24/7/365.

I Matter Colorado
The purpose of I Matter is to promote youth emotional and mental health. If you are struggling and need help, you are in the right place to talk to a mental health professional for free. Seeking support is not a sign of failure—it’s a sign of strength.

Yo Importo Colorado
El propósito de yo importo es promover la salud mental y emocional de los jóvenes. Si usted alguna vez a dicho "Estoy batallando con mi salud mental, quiero ayuda, “está en el lugar correcto para estar conectado con sesiones gratuitas de salud mental. Buscar apoyo no es un signo de fracaso, es un signo de fortaleza.

Safe2Tell Colorado
Anonymously report anything that concerns or threatens you, your friends, your family or your community.

Urban Peak
Services for youth ages 15 through 24 experiencing homelessness or at imminent risk of becoming homeless. Urban Peak helps youth overcome real life challenges and become self-sufficient adults.

Emerson Street
A supportive community for teens and young adults, ages 15 – 26, seeking connection and belonging. This inclusive, welcoming place offers a variety of activities and services that support young people in enhancing their mental health and overall well-being.

Teens Health from Nemours
Doctor-reviewed advice on hundreds of physical, emotional, and behavioral topics. Easy-to-follow articles, slideshows, videos, and health tools to help you learn, grow, and be your best.

Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains
Affordable, confidential reproductive health care for all. Pregnancy prevention, prenatal care, STD testing and treatment, and more.

Rainbow Alley: The Center
​A safe and brave space supporting LGBTQ youth and their allies ages 11 to 21. A drop-in space, youth-led events and activities, counseling and support groups, health services and life skills—all in a warm, welcoming, and supportive environment.

Transgender Center of the Rockies
Serving the transgender and gender-expansive community with resources including support groups.

Colorado Disabled Students Network
For disabled students, by disabled students–a chance to build relationships and community.

Girls Incorporated of Metro Denver
A national nonprofit youth organization dedicated to inspiring all girls to be strong, smart and bold.

Boys and Girls Club of Metro Denver
Dedicated to helping kids from tough neighborhoods in the Denver area stay out of trouble, stay in school, and succeed in life.

Mile High Youth Corps
​Offers a variety of year-round and summer employment opportunities for youth.

Denver Office of Economic Development for Youth
Explore your interests, talents and strengths. Find a job.


Denver Regional Mobility & Access Council (DRMAC) Guide for transportation services in Denver for those with mobility challenges.

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).


Veterans Health Library Online resource supporting Veteran's and their families with their health care needs. All information has been reviewed by VA experts, including many pages that are available in both English and Spanish. 

VA Rocky Mountain Network