Housing Assistance In colorado springs, CO And Vicinity

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Energy Resource Center

Filed Under

Contact
4014
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
(800) 949-6444

Description
Energy Resource Center (ERC) has been helping low-income eligible homes become more energy efficient by providing weatherization, furnace, and insulation services since 1979. ERC does NOT pay the utility bills, but improves the home to make it efficient and permanently lower future utility bills. ERC serves homes in El Paso, Douglas, Fremont and Teller Counties.Once you are approved, the first step will be to come do an energy audit on your home. Further steps will be decided from there.

Area Served
El Paso County

Ecumenical Social Ministries

Filed Under

Contact
201 N Weber St
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
(719) 636-1916

Description
Colorado Springs Ecumenical Social Ministries (EMS) was established as a nonprofit organization in 1982 by eight large downtown churches. Considered an outreach extension for the community, ESM responds to the emergency social service needs of low-income, homeless and unemployed individuals and families in Colorado Springs. EMS only serves the following zip codes: 80903, 80905, 80906, 80907, 80909, 80910, 80916, 80926 (counseling is provided regardless of zip code)The services and programs offered are: Direct Services: clothing, prescription medications, personal hygiene items, and transportation.,

Area Served
El Paso County

Colorado Springs Housing

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Contact
702 E Boulder St
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
(719) 385-5912

Description
Programs and services at the Department of Housing Development include:Affordable Housing. The Housing Development Division supports the development and preservation of affordable housing in Colorado Springs.The City provides low-interest loans, grants, and technical assistance to qualified entities to fulfill this goal as well as some fee deferrals. Click this link for an application for assistance. Capital Improvement Programs. The Capital Improvement Program (CIP) is another way that federal Community Development Block Grant funds are improving and preserving our communities.Capital improvements are provided within identified low income Neighborhood Strategy Areas (NSAs). Residents within each neighborhood are encouraged to participate in the process of identifying and setting priorities for specific projects to be undertaken.This process includes working very closely with active neighborhood organizations, holding public meetings, reviewing existing master plans for the older NSAs and neighborhood preservation plans for newly formed NSAs.Human Service Funding. The Housing Development Division provides funding to local 501(c)(3) and 509(a) non-profit agencies for the provision of human services to low and moderate income persons in the community.These activities are governed by the federal regulations for the Community Development Block Grant Program. Priority is given to non-profit agencies that provide the following services:Emergency Care and ShelterYouth ServicesSelf-Sufficiency ServicesLoan Servicing. The Housing Development Division services housing rehabilitation and affordable housing loans. To find out if you qualify for such a loan, contact this division at (719) 385-5912 or housingdevelopment@springsgov.com.

Hours
Office closes one hour at noon.

Eligibility
Varies according to program. See descriptions above, or call for more information.

Area Served
El Paso County

Harbor House Clinic

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Contact
606 S Tejon St
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
(719) 473-5557

Description
We have been providing services and programs to individuals in the Pikes Peak area since we opened the Harbor House doors in February 2004. Harbor House Collaborative supports the community by being a part of our community continuum of care in service for the homeless and specifically for those with alcohol and substance abuse disorders.The current programs offered are:Supportive Housing Program- Supportive Housing is a self-sufficiency program for the chronically homeless substance abuser who has decided to enter into sober living. Through the program, motivated individuals can receive transitional supportive housing for up to 18 months, intensive case management, intensive outpatient substance abuse treatment, and counseling services, life skills support and recovery support services.The Harbor House Clinic- The Harbor House Clinic is a Division of Behavioral Health certified community alcohol and drug counseling center. We provide multi-dimensional services to individuals and the general public affected by the disease of addiction. Through individual counseling, group counseling, outreach and public education programming, our goal is to provide individual assistance to help minimize the harm that alcohol and drug use has on individuals. Safe Harbor- Safe Harbor is a recovery experience for women in a gender specific outpatient substance abuse treatment program for women, pregnant women, women who have delivered a drug or alcohol exposed infant, female offenders, women with co-occurring substance abuse and emotional/ trauma issues. Housing First- Housing First or rapid re-housing as it is also known, is an alternative to the current system of emergency shelter/transitional housing, which tends to prolong the length of time that individuals remain homeless.

Area Served
El Paso County


Tri Lakes Cares

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Contact
235 Jefferson St
P.O. Box 1301
Monument, CO 80132
(719) 481-4864

Description
Tri-Lakes Cares improves people's lives by providing emergency assistance, self-sufficiency programs, and other social services. The programs and services offered are:Medical assistance: A doctor is available by appointment only, with limited prescription, co-pay and procedure assistance. Some of the Medical services include; childhood immunizations, health counseling and referrals, medical equipment loans, blood pressure screening, and free over-the-counter medications. Food assistance: Groceries are donated by multiple food providers and are available for clients on a daily basis. Commodity food, emergency groceries, and senior supplement groceries are available. Clothing Assistance: Clothing vouchers are available to local thrift shops. Also Susan's Closet provides a "Wardrobe-to-Work Program."FinancialAssistance: Limited financial assistance is available during crisis situations. Rental, utility, medical, gas vouchers, car repair, home repair, childcare assistance, post secondary assistance, and referral services. Seasonal Assistance: This includes school supplies, holiday gift programs,. and holiday food programs. Post-secondary Education: Some financial assistance is available for post-secondary education. Assistance requires completing an application process and meeting eligibility requirements. Workforce Center: The Workforce Center is El Paso County's northern satellite of the Pikes Peak Workforce Center. Hangers Thrift ShopReferral Services

Hours
Hours vary based on location.

Area Served
El Paso County

Douglas County Veteran's Services

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Contact
301 Wilcox St
Castle Rock, CO 80104
(303) 688-4825

Description
The Department of Human Services provides child and adult protection, and assistance with basic living needs including financial assistance, food assistance, medical assistance, and child care assistance. The federal Veterans Affairs program is also operated by the Human Services Department.

Area Served
Douglas County

Douglas/Elbert Task Force

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Contact
1638 Park St
Castle Rock, CO 80109
(303) 688-1114

Description
Douglas Elbert County Task Force: Client ServicesIndividual screening and referrals for clients on a walk-in basis. Douglas County Task Force provides quality screening, service delivery and meaningful referrals for clients on a walk-in basis. They are able to provide services to 20 client households per day. Staff and volunteers make over 2,000 referrals annually, connecting clients to other agencies and resources to provide long-term solutions to problems. Rental and utility assistance are provided.

Eligibility
Adults residents of Douglas or Elbert counties. For utility assistance client must have applied to LEAP already and be able to provide proof. Adults Families

Area Served
Douglas County

Mountain Resource Center

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Contact
11030 Kitty Dr
Conifer, CO 80433
(303) 838-7552

Description
Mountain Resource Center is a community-based nonprofit organization and a member of the Colorado Family Resource Center Association. Through a dedicated, highly qualified staff and over 400 volunteers, the Center is able to provide unduplicated, essential health and human services to more than a dozen communities in a 1,000 square mile service area. Working in partnership with local businesses, private and public agencies, churches and individual volunteers, the Center is a single point of entry for a broad range of services which include: family crisis assistance, health care and health education, domestic violence intervention, early childhood education, life skills classes, youth services and community disaster relief. The menu of programs at MRC include:Disaster Response Resouces Services include:* Crisis assistance for first responders and victims of disasters* Partnerships with community, civic, governmental, and other helping resources providing disaster relief* Active participation with Mountain Communities Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (MCVOAD)Contact 303-838-7552 x 25 for more information.Emergency Support and Assistance With the help of volunteer Family Advocates, individuals and families receive support and a

Area Served
Jefferson County


Integrated Family Community Services

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Contact
3370 S Irving St
Englewood, CO 80110
(303) 789-0501

Description
Food Bank, Clothing Bank, Rental, Mortgage and Utility Assistance, Transitional Housing, Programs, Gift of Hearing Program,,

Hours
Food bank, clothing bank and career center have specific hours listed on site. Center is closed between 12 and 1PM.

Area Served
Arapahoe County

St. Vincent de Paul

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Contact
2250 S Harrison St
Denver, CO 80210
(303) 960-9163

Description
Typical services and support include but are not limited to food, clothing, furniture, assistance with medical costs, payment of rent-mortgages-some utilities-transportation, financial counseling, and job counseling & placement. The St. Vincent de Paul Society (SVDP) is a human services charity that provides a wide variety of services and support. There are 30 SVDP Conferences (chapters) in the Denver Area and based upon available resources each Conference decides what services and support it will provide. Typical services and support include but are not limited to food, clothing, furniture, assistance with medical costs, payment of rent-mortgages-some utilities-transportation, financial counseling, and job counseling & placement. It should be noted that not all Conferences provide all of these services. Cathedral Skyline Emergency food and food line. Located at 1530 Logan. Good Shepherd Offers limited rent and utility assistance and a food pantry for persons living in the parish boundaries. Call for more information and make sure you are eligible within the boundaries. If you are eligible you will be able to make an appointment for services. No walk-ins. Located at 1530 Logan. Notre Dame Provides assistance with medical prescriptions, rent, and utilities for low income persons living within parish boundaries. Eligible only for persons living west of Stuart Street, east of Wadsworth Boulevard, south of Florida Avenue, and north of Hampden Avenue. Call for more information and make sure you are eligible, living within the boundaries. If you are eligible you will be able to make an appointment for services. Hours are 9 AM to 4:30 PM. 5100 W Evans Ave. Our Lady of Grace Emergency funds for rent assistance, food, clothing, and a variety of other emergency services are available on an individual basis to low income persons living within the boundaries. Clients must live Alameda to Florida and Federal to Wadsworth. Call to verify you live in boundaries and for availability of funds. Hours are Tuesday (10 AM-1PM) or Friday (10 AM-11 AM). Located at 3801 W Ohio Ave. Saint Mary Magdalene Offers limited emergency financial assistance for rent, utilities and a food pantry to persons living in the parish boundaries. Clients must live east of Garrison Street, west of Irving Street, north of Colfax, south of 38th Ave. Contact for information about administrative office hours. Photo ID, proof of income and residency required. Located at 2771 Zenobia St. Saint Vincent de Paul Society The parish runs a thrift store offering low cost items including furniture, household goods, and clothing. Located at 6260 E Colfax.

Area Served
Denver County