FINANCIAL Resources


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Help for Single Moms

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.  


Cricket Lifeline Credit Information

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

CEO Weatherization Program

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

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

 

CATHOLIC CHARITIES

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

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

  • 720-941-5897

Friends of Man

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


NET WISH

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.

Hospital Assistance Payment Program

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


Piton Free Tax Help

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.

  • 705 17th Street, Suite 200, Denver, CO 80202

  • (303) 628-3800

Scholarships

Several schools actively recruit for disabled students. Fortunately, there are also several scholarships offered specifically for those with disabilities. If you have a disability or are the parent of a disabled child, you will find several scholarship opportunities available. Click here for more information.

United Healthcare Children's Foundation 

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)


Back to School Resources

Clothes for Kids

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

  • 720-379-4630

2nd Tymz A Charm Consignment

720-450-0832

Low income families and single parents can shop for furniture, Christmas or birthday toys, clothes, and household supplies.


The Salvation Army

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

  • 303-364-1965

Friends of Man

Clothing for work, hearing aids, vouchers for medications, wheelchairs to loan, free winter clothing, such as hats or gloves.

  • Littleton, Colorado 80160

  • 303-798-2342


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.


Comcast, Century link and AT&T all have low income plans 10 dollars or less a month. If SSI is in place you automatically qualify!

Cox Low Income Internet: click here.

Support Programs for Qualifying Low-Income Customers: click here.