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In this economy, almost everyone can use some help in finding ways to save money. There is no reason to feel embarrassed for using assistance programs to help with food, prescriptions, medical needs, housing, legal concerns, senior aid and other services. These assistance programs are created to help single moms who are low-income or otherwise qualify.
Lifeline is a government assistance program that grants eligible individuals a credit each month on their phone bill. In all states, Cricket has stopped accepting new Lifeline applications. All existing customers that have been approved for Lifeline will retain their Lifeline discount until they disconnect their phone number from Cricket Wireless CDMA service or until the CDMA network upgrade is complete.
- 1-800-CRICKET (274-2538)
- 611 from your phone
Colorado Energy Office (CEO) Weatherization is a program that offers free energy efficiency and health and safety services to low-income qualified residents. This is a state-wide program. If a person receives financial assistance from programs such as Old Age Pension, Low Income Energy Assistance, Food Stamps or Social Security Disability, they may automatically qualify. Once approved, an applicant with receive a free home energy audit to identify the most appropirate and cost-effective improvements for the home
The Little Flower mission statement is to assist less fortunate families and individuals who are in need of: food or clothing, job search skills, and/or basic money management skills.
- 11149 E 14th Ave Aurora, CO 80010
- (303) 360-968
It’s more than money. Catholic Charities helps families in crisis get back on their feet. They help low-income families and individuals to pay their housing or utility bills. They serve residents of: Adams, Arapahoe, Denver, and Jefferson County.
- (720) 377-1313 Monday – Friday 8:00 – 8:45 AM to make an appointment.
Good Neighbor Garage works with low income families all across Colorado to assist in finding reliable transportation through donations, government programs and local support. They help support disadvantaged families in Colorado by providing a means of reliable transportation to assist in employment success and achieving self-sufficiency.
- 9200 W 44th Ave, Wheat Ridge, CO 80033
At Friends of Man, every dollar contributed by donors goes directly to aid individuals and families in need of assistance. All operating expenses of the charity are paid by the volunteers through their donations to the Institute for the New Man. That's why all charitable contributions to Friends of Man are used 100% -- dollar for dollar -- to help those in need.
- P.O. Box 937 Littleton, Colorado 80160-0937
- (303) 798-2342
Netwish removes the red tape of traditional non-profit organizations, using the power of the Internet to provide direct and immediate assistance to families / individuals who desperately require a modest helping hand. The specific focus of Netwish is how the aid will benefit children, older adults and other vulnerable members of the community. Applicants whose request is accepted will be contacted directly. Donors wish to remain anonymous and all applicant information remains private.
The Hospital Payment Assistance Program Act requires that hospitals make information about hospital financial assistance programs available to all consumers where they will see them - online, in hospitals and in hospital bills; requires that low-income, uninsured Coloradans pay no more than the lowest negotiated health plan pay for that service; and requires hospitals to work with low-income uninsured Coloradans to set up reasonable payment plans before sending them to collections.
- (303) 839-1261
The UHCCF is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization that provides medical grants to help children gain access to health-related services not covered, or not fully covered, by their family’s commercial health insurance plan. Families can receive up to $5,000 annually per child ($10,000 lifetime maximum per child), and do not need to have insurance through United Healthcare.
- PO Box 41 Minneapolis, MN 55440-0041
- 1 (855-698-4223)
Tax Help Colorado offers free tax preparation assistance to families who earn less than about $54,000 a year, helping to ease the burden of commercial tax preparation costs on low-wage earners. The program was launched in 2007 to help link even more Colorado families to valuable tax credits such as the EITC and Child Tax Credit.
705 17th Street, Suite 200, Denver, CO 80202
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New and quality used clothing to preschool - 12th grade students for low-income or in-crisis families in the Denver Metro Area
- 2890 S. Colorado Blvd. Unit M-3, Denver, CO 80222
2nd Tymz A Charm Consignment
Low income families and single parents can shop for furniture, Christmas or birthday toys, clothes, and household supplies.
A thrift store that also offers Christmas and school supply drives for toys, notebooks, uniforms. Case management, shelter, and food is also offered among other services.
- 802 Quari Ct. Aurora, Colorado 80011
Clothing for work, hearing aids, vouchers for medications, wheelchairs to loan, free winter clothing, such as hats or gloves.
- Littleton, Colorado 80160
Cell Phone Assistance
Mobile phone service is available to income-eligible residents as part of the government-funded Lifeline Assistance program. Lifeline is intended to help individuals experiencing financial hardship to stay connected to family members, schools and child care providers, as well as be reachable to potential employers and have a means of communicating in case of emergency. FAQ's about Lifeline.
- Access Wireless- click here.
- American Assistance-click here.
- Assurance Wireless-click here.
- Blue Jay Wireless- click here.
- Budget Mobile-click here.
- Life Wireless- click here.
- Q Link Wireless- click here.
- Standup Wireless- click here.
- Tag Mobile- click here.
- Tempo Communications- click here.
- Terracom Wireless- click here.
- Total Call Mobile- click here.