FINANCIAL Resources


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Help with Paying Bills

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. Assistance programs are created to help people who are low-income or otherwise qualify. Find out today what help you are eligible for in Colorado.


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. We help families in crisis get back on their feet. We help low-income families and individuals to pay their housing or utility bills. We 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. Friends of Man was founded to provide donors with the opportunity to have 100% of their gift used for charitable purposes. 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

Removes the red tape of traditional non-profit organizations and uses the power of the Internet to provide direct and immediate assistance to families and 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. Request for wishes are reviewed and applicants who have a request accepted may be contacted directly. The donor wishes to remain anonymous and all applicant information and requests will remain strictly 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

United Healthcare Children's Foundation 

The United Healthcare Children’s Foundation (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 UnitedHealthcare to be eligible.

  • PO Box 41 Minneapolis, MN 55440-0041
  • 1 (855-698-4223)

The Piton Foundation

Colorado Families: Claim the Earned Income Tax Credit! Do you make less than $53,000 and have children at home? Don’t miss out on the federal AND state Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC). The EITC helps close the gap between a family’s earnings and what they need to make ends meet. It operates by reducing the amount of taxes owed and increasing the chances of receiving a refund. Plus, there are other tax credits to help working families make ends meet.  To learn more, dial 2-1-1. 

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

  • (303) 628-3800

2nd Tymz A Charm Consignment Store

720-450-0832

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


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.

FAQ-Applying for Lifeline: click here. 


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.


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

 

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

 

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