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Harm Reduction Action Center


Contact
231 E Colfax Ave
Denver, CO 80203
(303) 572-7800


Description
Known as the "Little Red House" in the West side of Denver, the Harm Reduction Action Center serves more than 800 people affected by injection drug-use every year. HRAC (formally known as the Harm Reduction Project/Drop-In Center) is a recognized expert in providing HIV & Hepatitis C prevention programming, using harm-reduction principles to reduce the negative consequence of drug use impacting individuals, families and the larger community. Harm reduction enables us to meet drug users "where they're at," addressing the conditions of use along with the use itself. The Harm Reduction Action Center develops personal relationships with clients, guided by compassion, mutual respect, and evidence-based solutions, empowering clients to reduce the harmful effects of marginalized lifestyles.Programs at HARM include:Break the Cycle The innovative Break The Cycle program which is new to the United States, facilitates the reduction of HIV and HCV prevalence by reducing new initiations into injection drug use. BTC imparts skills to refuse initiation requests, and to train current IDUs to be aware of the effects they may have on non-injecting drug users (NIDUs) by: a) directly injecting in front of NIDUs and b) discussing injection behaviors in the presence of NIDUs. Contrary to belief, it is the NIDUs request to be initiated; the majority of IDUs express regret to have initiated someone into

Area Served
Denver County

The Arc of Colorado


Contact
1580 N Logan St
Ste 730
Denver, CO 80203
(303) 864-9334


Description
The Arc of Colorado is a private not-for-profit 501 (c) (3) statewide volunteer organization dedicated to support and advocacy for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families The Arc connects clients to community resources, help them to understand and access government services, and stand with them when they need an advocate The Arc of Colorado can help with: Individual Advocacy for Children and FamiliesIEP meetings and dispute resolutionInteraction with school officials504 and ADA issuesEducational presentations on IEPs, parent rights, education law 504 and ADAFamily Support - referrals / applicationsEducation and guidance re: Social Security, SSI, Medicaid, Waiver Programs, etc.Individual Advocacy for AdultsInteraction with state and local systemsProblem solving and dispute resolutionInformation on housing, jobs, and community connections Some chapters provide guardianship services and act as Authorized Representatives for people who need such assistance. If you live in an area of Colorado not served by a local chapter, contact The Arc of Colorado.

Hours
Contact for more information about adminstrative office hours.

Area Served
Denver County

Denver Public Schools


Contact
1860 N Lincoln St
Denver, CO 80203
(303) 974-2900


Description
This program provides homeless and emergency shelter services for youth 14-24 years old. The services that the program provides are as follows: night shelter, clothes, medical care, job counseling, GED services, drug and alcohol counseling, assistance, obtaining identification, and transitional living assistance and more. Shelter Every day of the year the Urban Peak Shelter is a warm, safe option to another night on the streets. Our 40-bed facility is the only licensed youth shelter in the Denver metro area primarily serving young adults. We also provide meals, clothing, a clinic and mental health evaluations. Shelter for homeless and runaway youth between the ages of 15 and 21 years of age in Denver and in Colorado Springs. We provide a safe and caring place so that you can begin to work on getting off the streets. The shelter is open 24-hrs a day, 365 days a year.Street Outreach Our Street Outreach team and volunteers go out each day to connect young people on the streets with the services and support they need to improve their lives. From a pair of socks or hygiene products, to HIV/AIDS testing or information on Urban Peak services, Street Outreach truly knows that a little gesture can make a big difference in the life of a homeless person. Specially trained counselors are on the streets interacting with youth living on the streets. Their goals are to develop a sense of trust and build relationships with youth, provide them with intensive case management, encourage them to come to Urban Peak, and connect them with resources in the community. Services through Street Outreach and Spot include:Education & Employment Services:Education and employment are key elements in the transition to adulthood for our young people. We offer GED classes, assistance in post-secondary educational opportunities, job skills training and career counseling, so that each young person has the best possible chance for success in today's world. Drop In Center: Monday thru Friday 8:30-2:00 - Free Breakfast, laundry, showers and classesFree STD/STI testing, safe injection materials,health and hygiene resources, housing assistance,addictions treatment assistance, ID assistance.Medical Assistance: at the Drop-in-Center. Hours TBDBBQ Tuesday 4pm to 6pmPoetry Class: Tuesday 6pm to 8pm. Express yourself through spoken word!FRIDAY FUN DAY Friday's after breakfast, do something fun for free

Hours
24-hr service.

Area Served
Denver County

St James Urban Church


Contact
1402 N Pearl St
Denver, CO 80203
(303) 830-1508


Description
A hospitality center is provided for persons in need in the Capitol Hill and downtown Denver area. Services include coffee, tea, and occasional assistance with finding other community resources, support group, and fellowship.,

Hours
On Tuesdays, the coffeehouse reopens from 10 AM to 2 PM, then re-opens from 6 PM to 9 PM.

Area Served
Denver County

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Christ's Body Ministries


Contact
2710
Denver, CO 80203
(303) 860-1272


Description
Christ Body Ministries: Faith-based charity/ ministry serving poor and homeless in DenverServices include:Day shelterFood cabinetCongregate mealsClothing and personal itemsAfter hospital care

Hours
See website or contact for schedule of when services are provided.

Area Served
Denver County

Holy Ghost Church


Contact
1900 California St
Denver, CO 80202
(303) 292-1556


Description
Holy Ghost Church Social MinistryIn addition to limited material assistance - sandwiches, socks, hats & gloves, personal care items, money for tools, money for vital records, money for Colorado ID cards, and assistance with official documents - the church provides clients with guidance, support, and referrals in order to meet a wider range of client needs more effectively.

Hours
Sandwich line is Monday through Saturday, 10 AM to 10:30 AM.

Area Served
Denver County

SafeHouse Denver


Contact
1649 N Downing St
Denver, CO 80218
(303) 318-9959


Description
SafeHouse Denver serves victims of domestic violence and their children through both an emergency shelter, and a non-residential Counseling and Advocacy Center. All of the women, children and youthwho come to SafeHouse Denver have access to a full range of bilingual programming, including individual counseling, group sessions, advocacy and safety planning.

Hours
Crisis Line is answerred 24 hours a day.

Area Served
Denver County

Denver Area Youth Services


Contact
1530 W 13th Ave
Denver, CO 80204
(303) 698-2300


Description
The Denver Area Youth Services Day Treatment Program This service is licensed as a Day Treatment Facility by the State of Colorado and is a Colorado Department of Education (CDE) approved eligible facility school. The Bryant St. Academy serves students between the ages of 16 and 21 by providing the necessary knowledge and experience for successful transition into adulthood and independence through GED preparation, accrual of seat hours toward transitioning back to public school, and a focus on post-secondary opportunities. All students attending the Academy receive a comprehensive service package which includes evidence-based curriculum for education, transition, life skills, and social emotional development.The Bryant St. Academy has been designated as an official Positive Behavior Support (PBS) facility. Therapeutic services are provided to all students and include; individual, family, group, substance abuse and transition. The Bryant St. Academy's commitment to our students is based on transition philosophy. All aspects of the program center on what the student needs to be successful after leaving the program. From the point of intake we consider ourselves to be the link between where the student was referred from and where they are going. This includes continued education, job placement, relationship building, family services, increased self-efficacy and the decreasing of barriers to success.The Academy is committed to allowing our students to experience success by providing opportunities to practice skills in a safe environment including the community through preparing students to pursue post-secondary opportunities and our job readiness workshops. All of our teachers are licensed Special Educators, and the staff at the Bryant St. Academy are qualified professionals who are committed to providing evidence-based approaches and methodology to adolescents in a strength-based, youth-centered day treatment environment. The Academy is located at 688 Bryant St. bryant street academy, alternative schooling, young adult, teen, at-risk youth, special education, substance abuse services, therapy, counseling(303) 302-3297(303) 302-3519http://denveryouth.orgCHILL Snowboarding Experiential snowboarding program for inner-city youth Burton Snowboard Company targets inner-city youth by integrating snowboarding experiences with the challenges of everyday life into a program called CHILL. Enrolled youth are chaperoned up to local ski areas for six weeks of instruction. Weekly themes focus on the challenging aspects on physical and mental activities. The various themes are introduced to provide focus on achieving skills desired to snowboard and to build athleticism: Patience, Persistence, Respect, Courage, Responsibility, and Pride. Measures for impact of change will be evaluated in accordance with educational sessions.GED Programs for Local Denver Communities The GED program provides the opportunity for residents of Sun Valley and Platte Valley communities to obtain their educational diploma. Classes are offered weekly at each site. This program is self-paced and focuses on individual strengths and weaknesses for the five required sections of GED. Classes offer pre/post testing to ensure the building of skills for each of the GED sections. Official GED testing is coordinated with Denver Housing Authority. Nurturing Young Fathers Young father support Denver Area Youth Services provides a 13-week program utilizing the Nurturing Fathers curriculum. We target teen-age fathers and fathers under the age of 24 years of age. The Nurturing Young Fathers Program also provides activities and follow-through projects, meals at every class session, diapers, emergency food supplies, blankets, formula, etc. The Nurturing Young Fathers Program also assists and supports the participant in the process of child support issues, visitations, and joint custody court matters. PATHS and PATHS Transitional ServicesPATHS is a funded program aimed to reduce the number of youth in the detention center by providing comprehensive services to youth and their family involved in the juvenile justice system in the 17th Judicial District. PATHS has qualified, diverse and bi-lingual staff to provide the following services to each client and their family; electronic-home-monitoring, drug and alcohol, individual and family therapy, urinalysis testing, recreational activities, mentors, community service, as well as educational and employment support.The PATHS Transitional Services Program for DYC Parolees offers more than a menu of services to our young clients. We provide the quality individuals who are behind the services. Upon parole, the PATHS Case Manager is probably the most available and is possibly the

Hours
Contact for the clinic for more information about hours.

Eligibility
May be income or other critieria. Contact DAYS for more information.

Area Served
Denver County

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Open Door Fellowship-Denver


Contact
1567 N Marion St
Denver, CO 80218
(303) 830-2201


Description
Transitional housing, congregate meals, preschool, child care programs for Denver inner city residents. Open Door Ministries exists to provide practical help and hope to people in Denver's inner city who are homeless or in danger of becoming homeless. They provide transitional homes for young mothers and their children, as well as for single women who do not have children with them. They also provide a high-quality preschool, child care and before-and-after school program, primarily for children from families in poverty. In addition, they offer free weekly meals and provide a resource center that includes job skill training, counseling and food.

Area Served
Denver County

Metro Caring


Contact
1100 E 18th Ave
Denver, CO 80218
(303) 860-7200


Description
Metro CareRing helps meet basic needs and advocates for solutions to hunger and poverty. They assist people through times of crisis and provide resources for self-sufficiency.

Metro CareRing served almost 10,000 families last year with food and toiletries. In addition, they provided utilities assistance to several hundred households, over 9,000 referrals for other services, and provided a listening ear to their clients.

Area Served
Denver County

Collect Your Social Security Benefits Early

Get a free disability benefits evaluation now by completing the form. The one page submission can entitle you to up to $2,861/month in Social Security Benefits.