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The Action Center provides an immediate and compassionate response to those in our community experiencing hardship and by offering the resources and services needed to stabilize lives and promote pathways to lasting change.
The Action Center’s clothing bank is now at a larger location to better serve our community. The new clothing bank is open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 9:30am-11:30am and 1pm-3pm. Volunteer shifts will be 9:15am-12pm and 12:45pm-3:30pm on those days. The address is 1565 Wadsworth, on the west side of Wadsworth north of Colfax, next to Pattaya Thai and Romantix. This is the same location as our holiday shop if you participated in that event. The clothing bank will be open to anyone in the community who needs assistance and participants will be able to come to the clothing bank one time per month. No appointment necessary. Face masks & temperature check required.
The Affordable Connectivity Program is an FCC benefit program that helps ensure that households can afford the broadband they need for work, school, healthcare and more.
The benefit provides a discount of up to $30 per month toward internet service for eligible households and up to $75 per month for households on qualifying Tribal lands. Eligible households can also receive a one-time discount of up to $100 to purchase a laptop, desktop computer, or tablet from participating providers if they contribute more than $10 and less than $50 toward the purchase price.
The Affordable Connectivity Program is limited to one monthly service discount and one device discount per household.
Community Connections Center connects criminal justice involved individuals to county and state resources to help them when they are on pre-trial supervision, probation, work release and upon re-entry from jail, community corrections and prison.
Individuals can call the warmline at 720-507-7079 where they are connected to a Spanish speaking Community Navigator. Our navigators actively listen to the needs of our callers and work diligently to identify resources that are available.
CSU Extension has a web page of compiled statewide resources in many areas such as food safety, nutrition & well being, cleaning, older adults etc.
DDRC creates opportunities for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families to participate fully in the community.
DRCOG’s network of care website is a comprehensive community-based resource with information on services available to seniors, people with disabilities, and veterans.
Family Tree Domestic Violence Services keeps survivors and children who have experienced domestic violence, sexual assault and/or stalking safe through our crisis line, emergency shelter, safety planning, legal advocacy, supervised parenting time and linkages to community resources. The 24-hour domestic violence crisis line is 303-420-6752.
Hands’ Good Neighbor Garage Program provides automotive services for single women in need living in Jefferson County. Services (for up to two years) include car repairs, placements of vehicles donated to Hands, on-going maintenance, and car care education. To review program qualifications and begin the application process, visit Hands of the Carpenter’s website.
The Navigation Services team can help Jefferson Center clients with: Assessing, applying and problem solving for all public benefits, Information about all Jefferson Center programs and services, Information and referrals to resources in the community, Brief clinical services and short term problem resolution.
JUUST Living is a sober living residence located in Lakewood. We are affordable and safe and especially welcoming to the LGBTQ+ community.
LEAP helps pay a portion of winter home heating costs. Apply over the phone or submit an application online.
LyftUp is donating tens of thousands of rides to those with essential transportation needs — especially for families and children, low-income seniors, doctors and nurses. We’re working with new and existing partners on this initiative including United Way, World Central Kitchen, and Team Rubicon. All riders and drivers are asked to stay home if they are sick, and should work with a medical professional to discuss transportation options if they need to see a doctor. Per the CDC and local health officials, anyone who suspects they may have or is diagnosed with COVID-19 should not use ridesharing.
Mile High United Way 2-1-1 Colorado is a confidential and multilingual service connecting people to vital resources across the state. No matter where you live in Colorado, you can find information about resources in your local community.
Mother Cabrini's Resource Directory contains 394 different resource agencies, 43 categories in English and Spanish, and 768 individual resource items.
ResPet Colorado offers temporary foster care for pets whose owners are in crisis. A last resort for pets of people experiencing homelessness, domestic violence, low-income individuals/families, seniors, or those needing medical or drug treatment.
The Colorado State Emergency Operations Center has a compiled list of executive orders and resources for recovery and assistance. You can find information on loans for small businesses, housing resources, agriculture resources, and a list of school meal sites for parents.
Colorado is on a statewide Stay at Home Order. We know this can pose many challenges for all Coloradans. So we’ve created a Stay At Home CO full of free resources, supports, and activities to help you, your family, and your loved ones during this time.
This guide by the Colorado Office of Early Childhood provides great resources and tips on talking to children about the COVID-19. It includes virtual field trips, ways to talk to children about coronavirus, stories and more!
There are people who still need shelter. There are families who still need food and help with the utility bill. There are displaced families who still need a place to live. There are men and women who still need job training. While there is still need, The Salvation Army is here to serve.
The Red Cross has launched their Virtual Integrated Condolence Care Program. This program is designed to help the loved ones of those that have died from COVID-19 with emotional support and grief counseling, faith-based resources, funeral information, legal resources, financial service, and veterans’ assistance.