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Elderly

 

Denver Indian Center
4407 Morrison Rd.
Denver, CO 80219
Telephone: (303) 936-2688
Fax: (303) 975-1394

 

Senior Citizens Program. Provides family and community resources.

 

Denver Regional Council of Governments
Area Agency on Aging
1290 Broadway, Suite 700
Denver, CO 80202
Telephone: (303) 455-1000
Fax: (303) 480-6790
Email: kroberts@drcog.org

 

Denver Regional Council of Governments (DRCOG) serves as region's Area Agency on Aging, planning and coordinating a continuum of services available to older adults living in the Denver metro area (excluding Boulder County).

 

Elderly Abuse Prevention Program
1905 Sherman St., Ste. 920
Denver, CO 80203
Telephone: (303) 831-4043
Fax: (303) 831-0599

 

Provides intervention, assessment, and counseling for elderly abuse victims (over 60, victims of physical, emotional, verbal, financial, and sexual abuse). Community education and training is provided free of charge.

 

Elderly Housing Hotline
1905 Sherman St.
Denver, CO 80203
Telephone: (303) 831-4046

Provides a listing of senior housing options for seniors throughout the Denver Metro Area, including retirement, independent, assisted living, and nursing care facilities. The fee is $5 for those who can afford to pay it. They also provide housing counseling and private market rental information for residents of Denver, Arapahoe, Boulder, Jefferson, Adams, and Douglas Counties.
 

 


 

Health

 

Abraxas Youth & Family Services
Medicine Bear Native American Youth Treatment Program
Southern Peaks Regional Treatment Center
700 Four Mile Parkway
Canon City, CO 81212
Dr. Karen K. Medville
American Indian Program Coordinator
Telephone: (719) 276-7509 or 7567
Fax: (719) 276-6961
Email: kmedville@abraxasyfs.com
www.abraxasyfs.com

 

SPRTC provides residential treatment services (mental health, behavioral health, and substance abuse) to both male and female Native American youth through culturally relevant programs. Our specialized programming provides youth with the opportunity to integrate treatment approaches into traditional lifestyles, encourages strong cultural identity, and increases their ability to be successful in society. Services are holistic (intellectual, emotional, physical & spiritual) and emphasize the need for spiritual growth and healing to prevent recidivism and/or relapse.

 

Albuquerque Area Indian Health Board (AAIHB)
5015 Prospect Ave. NE
Albuquerque, NM 87110
Telephone: (505) 764-0036
Toll Free #: 1-800-658-6717
Fax: (505) 764-0446
www.aaihb.org

 

The Albuquerque Area Indian Health Board, Inc. advocates on behalf of American Indians through the delivery of quality health care services, which honor spiritual and cultural values. AAIHB is a nonprofit organization, 100 percent Indian-owned and operated, serving tribal communities in New Mexico and southern Colorado. They provide specialized health services including clinical audiology and HIV/AIDS prevention education, as well as advocacy, training, innovative capacity building programs and technical assistance.

 

Albuquerque Area Southwest Tribal Epidemiology Center (AASTEC)
5015 Prospect Ave. NE
Albuquerque, NM 87110
Telephone: (505) 764-0036
Toll Free #: 1-888-258-5722
Fax: (505) 764-0446
www.aastec.net

Mission: To collaborate with the 27 Southwestern American Indian Tribes to provide health-related research, surveillance and training to improve the quality of life of American Indians.
Goal: To provide accurate and timely health data to member tribes.

 

Association of American Indian Physicians
1225 Sovereign Row, Ste. 103
Oklahoma City, OK 73108
Telephone: (405) 946-7072
Fax: (405) 946-7651
www.aaip.org

 

AAIP's membership is made up of American Indian and Alaska Native physicians who are at least 1/8 American Indian or Alaskan Native, and who are licensed to practice medicine in the United States. AAIP also offers an affiliate level membership for American Indian or Alaskan Native physicians who are unable to meet the 1/8 blood quantum requirement. A major goal of AAIP is to motivate American Indian and Alaskan Native students to remain in the academic pipeline and to pursue a career in the health professions and/or biomedical research, thereby increasing the number of American Indian and Alaskan Native medical professionals in the workforce. AAIP strives to improve the overall health of American Indian and Alaskan Native Communities through a variety of programs. AAIP has fostered several programs that directly address widely acknowledged disparities in American Indian and Alaskan Native health.

 

Caring Association for Native Americans
1700 S. Grant St.
Denver, CO 80210
Telephone: (303) 698-0248
Email: info@canadenver.org
Email: caringassoc@netzero.com
www.canadenver.org

 

C.A.N.A. is a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing comfort and assistance to Native Americans who travel to Denver for medical treatment from Western US Indian reservations. They have been in existence since 1988. They provide hospital visits to Native American patients who come from reservations to Denver hospitals. Family assistance is given in the form of food, shelter, clothing, and emotional and spiritual support. They also visit the chronically ill Native Americans in the Denver area. Intermittent office hours. Please call for an appointment.

 

Centers for American Indian and Alaska Native Health (CAIANH)
University of Colorado-Anschutz Medical Campus
Colorado School of Public Health
Nighthorse Campbell Native Health Building
13055 East 17th Ave.
Mail Stop F800
Aurora, CO 80045
Telephone: (303) 724-1414
Fax: (303) 724-1474
Website: www.ucdenver.edu/academics/colleges/PublicHealth/research/centers/CAIANH/projects/Pages/projects.aspx
Spero Manson, Ph.D, Distinguished Professor and Center Director
Telephone: (303) 724-1444
Email: spero.manson@ucdenver.edu
Crystal LoudHawk-Hedgepeth, M.ED, Sr. Research Assistant
Telephone: (303) 724-1136
Email: crystal.loudhawk@ucdenver.edu

 

The mission for the Centers for American Indian and Alaska Native Health (CAIANH) is to promote the health and well-being of American Indians and Alaska Natives, of all ages, by pursuing research, training, continuing education, technical assistance, and information dissemination within a biopsychosocial framework that recognizes the unique cultural contexts of this special population.

 

City and County of Denver
Denver Anti-Discrimination Office, Agency for Human Rights & Community Relations
Darius Lee Smith, Director
201 W. Colfax Ave. – Dept. 1102
Denver, CO 80202
Telephone: (720) 913-8459
Fax: (720) 913-8470
Email: darius.smith@denvergov.org
www.denvergov.org/discrimination

 

The Denver Anti-Discrimination Office works toward giving every individual, within the City and County of Denver, an equal opportunity to participate fully in all aspects of life including: Employment, Housing and Commercial Space, Public Accommodations, Educational Institutions, and Health and Welfare Services. DADO works on protecting individuals by eliminating discrimination by reason of: Race, Color, National Origin, Religion, Age, Gender, Sexual Orientation, Gender Variance, Marital Status, Military Status, Physical and/or Mental Disability.

 

Colorado Coalition for the Homeless
2111 Champa St., Denver, CO 80205
Telephone: (303) 293-2217
Talking Circle:
25 East 16th Av.
Denver, CO 80202
Richard Martel
Telephone: (303) 312-9878
Fax: (303) 764-6270
Email: rmartel@coloradocoalition.org
Bonnie Benjamin
Email: bbenjamin@coloradocoaliton.org
www.coloradocoalition.org

 

Colorado Coalition for the Homeless is a full service agency for people who are experiencing homelessness. A variety of services are provided, including supportive housing and health, mental health, substance abuse treatment and child care to homeless families, children and individuals.

 

Denver Health Medical Center
777 Bannock St.
Denver, CO 80204
Telephone: (303) 436-6000
Patient Information: (303) 436-6222
www.denverhealth.org

 

Provide access to the highest quality health care, whether for prevention, or acute and chronic diseases regardless of ability to pay;
Provide life-saving emergency medicine and trauma services to Denver and the Rocky Mountain region;
Fulfill public health functions as dictated by the Denver Charter and the needs of the citizens of Denver.

 

Denver Indian Center
Food Bank, Library, Job Workforce Center
4407 Morrison Road, Denver, CO 80219
Jay Grimm, Executive Director
Telephone: (303) 936-2688 x111
Fax: (303) 936-2699
Email: jay@denverindiancenter.org
www.denverindiancenter.org

 

The purpose of this non-profit corporation is to maintain and to promote Native American culture, and to offer members of the community services and resources in the health, education and economic areas.

 

Denver Indian Family Resource Center (Families in Crisis)
John C. Jewett, Executive Director
Denver Indian Family Resource Center
4407 Morrison Rd.
Denver, CO 80219
Telephone: (303) 871-8035 x222
Fax: (720) 884-0850
Email: jjewett@difrc.org
www.difrc.org

 

The Denver Indian Family Resource Center (DIFRC) provides culturally responsive family development services to strengthen American Indian families that are at risk of becoming or are currently involved in the child welfare system. Through parenting, mental health and other preventative services we prevent families from becoming involved with social services. Through intensive case management and family development services, we provide interventions that help families successfully navigate complex child welfare and judicial systems, in order to secure the return of their children from the foster care system. The Denver Indian Family Resource Center is dedicated to reducing the over-representation of American Indian children in the child welfare system and improving the quality of life for at-risk American Indian families.

 

Denver Indian Health and Family Services
1633 Fillmore St., Suite GL1
Denver, CO 80206
Telephone: (303) 781-4050
Fax: (303) 781-4333
Email: info@dihfs.org
Del Nutter, Executive Director
Telephone: (303) 953-6612
Fax: (303) 643-5885
Email: dnutter@dihfs.org
Adrianne Maddux, Administration and Finance
Telephone: (303) 953-6618
Email: amaddux@dihfs.org
www.dihfs.org

 

DIHFS provides basic programs from primary health care services to dental services to our American Indian/Alaska Native community. Services promote and support individual and family health and well-being through several components including Outreach, Referrals and Health Education. Other proposed services include Outpatient Mental Health and Substance Abuse Prevention Programs for adults and youth, an Inpatient Substance Abuse Program, a Special Diabetes Program for Indians and an Energy Assistance Program for our native community. Other projects include collaboration with other Native organizations and the Centers for American Indian and Alaska Native Health, Colorado School of Public Health.

 

Indian Health Service
American Indian and Alaska Native Suicide Prevention Website
www.ihs.gov/NonMedicalPrograms/nspn/

 

Medchill, Isabelle
P.O. Box 669
222 Clio
Palmer Lake, Co 80133
Telephone: (719) 661-0626
Email: m3378@comcast.net

 

Mental Health Center of Denver
1634 Downing St.
Denver, CO 80218
Telephone: (303) 504-1800
Fax: (303) 894-8107
www.mhcd.org

 

Handles referrals for the Chronically Mentally Ill only.

 

National Council of Urban Indian Health
924 Pennsylvania Ave. SE
Washington, DC 20003
Telephone: (202) 544-0344
Fax: (202) 544-9394
www.ncuih.org

 

Mission of NCUIH: The National Council of Urban Indian Health is a 501(c)(3), membership-based organization devoted to support and development of quality, accessible, and culturally sensitive health care programs for American Indians and Alaska Natives living in urban communities. NCUIH fulfills its mission by serving as a resource center providing advocacy, education, training, and leadership for urban Indian health care providers.

Vision of NCUIH: NCUIH strives for healthy American Indians and Alaska Natives living in urban settings, supported by quality, accessible health care centers and governed by leaders in the Indian community.

 

National Indian Child Welfare Association (NICWA)
5100 S.W. Macadam Avenue, Suite 300
Portland, Oregon 97239
Telephone: (503) 222-4044
Fax: (503) 222-4007
Email: info@nicwa.org
www.nicwa.org/contact

 

National Indian Health Board
926 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE
Washington, DC 20003
Main Telephone: 202-507-4070
Fax: 202-507-4071
www.nihb.org

 

The National Indian Health Board (NIHB) represents Tribal governments—both those that operate their own health care delivery systems through contracting and compacting, and those receiving health care directly from the Indian Health Service (IHS).

 

National Native American AIDS Prevention Center (NNAAPC)
720 S. Colorado Blvd., Suite 650-S
Denver, CO 80246
Telephone: (720) 382-2244
Fax: (720) 382-2248
www.nnaapc.org

 

The National Native American AIDS Prevention Center (NNAAPC) offers a variety of programs to help promote education about HIV/AIDS, support prevention efforts, and help foster healthy attitudes about sexuality and sexual health in the Native community.

 

Native American Cancer Research
393 South Harlan St., Suite 125
Lakewood, CO 80226-3571
Telephone: (303) 975-2449
(303) 975-2461
1-800-537-8295
Fax: (303) 975-2463
Brenda F. Seals, PhD, MPH
Executive Director
Telephone: (303) 325-3377
Fax: (303) 495-3040
Email: brendas@natamcancer.org
http://natamcancer.org

 

This is a community based, American Indian, non-profit resource. They seek to help reduce cancer incidence and mortality in Native Americans

 

Southern Colorado Ute Service Unit
P.O. Box 778
Ignacio, CO 81137
Telephone: (970) 563-9443
Fax: (970) 563-9447

 

Provide social services for members of the Southern Ute Indian Tribe.

 

Southern Ute Health Center
Health Center Director
123 Weeminuche Ave.
P.O. Box 899
Ignacio, CO 81137
Telephone: (970) 563-4581
Fax: (970) 563-0208

 

Provide health care services for members of the Southern Ute Indian Tribe.

 

State of Colorado
Colorado Commission of Indian Affairs
Office of the Lieutenant Governor
State Capitol Building
200 East Colfax Ave., Room 130
Denver, CO 80203
Telephone: (303) 866-3027
Fax: (303) 866-5469
Email: ltgovernor.garcia@state.co.us
www.colorado.gov/ltgovernor/initiatives/indianaffairs.html
 

The Commission was designed to be the official liaison between the two Ute Tribes and the State of Colorado. Legislators and tribal leaders envisioned a productive relationship between the state and tribal governments. Since its inception, the Commission has worked with the two Ute Indian Tribes in Colorado and the off-reservation American Indian people who live in Colorado.

 

State of Colorado
Office of Health Disparities
Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
4300 Cherry Creek Drive South
Denver, CO 80246
R. Mauricio Palacio, Director
Telephone: (303) 692-2329
Fax: (303) 691-7746
Email: mauricio.palacio@state.co.us
www.cdphe.state.co.us/ohd

 

Mission: The Office of Health Disparities is a state program of multi-cultural professionals dedicated to eliminating racial and ethnic health disparities in Colorado, by fostering systems change and capacity building through multi-sectoral collaboration. They build capacity within communities to extend public health programs. They published Racial & Ethnic Health Disparities in Colorado 2009 Report.

 

State of Colorado
Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
Office of Minority Health
Minority Health Advisory Commission
Theron Bell
4300 Cherry Creek Drive South, C-1
Denver, CO 80246-1530
Telephone: (303) 692-2087
Fax: (303) 691-7746
Email: theronbell@aol.com
www.cdphe.state.co.us/ohd/mhac/index.html
 

The Minority Health Advisory Commission was created in November 2, 2005 and established in SB 07-242 on May 15, 2007. The commission provides a formal mechanism for community members to provide input on health programming at the level of the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment Executive Director, helps the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment determine culturally innovative data collection strategies and strengthens collaborations between the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment and communities of color.
State of Colorado
 

 

Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
Prevention Services Division
Jose Esquibel
4300 Cherry Creek Drive South
Denver, CO 80246
Telephone: (303) 692-2302
Fax: (303) 758-3448
Email: j.esquibel@state.co.us
www.cdphe.state.co.us/pp/index.html

 

The Prevention Services Division oversees health promotion and disease and injury prevention programs for children, youth, and adults.

 

State of North Dakota
Dept. of Health, Office for the Elimination of Health Disparities
Phyllis Howard, Director
600 E. Blvd., Dept. 301
Bismarck, ND 58505-0200
Telephone: (701) 328-2439
Fax: (701) 328-1645
Email: phahoward@nd.gov
www.ndhealth.gov/oehd/

 

State of Wyoming
Department of Health
Office of Multicultural Health
Rural and Frontier Health Division
6101 Yellowstone Rd., Suite 510
Cheyenne, WY 82002
Manager
Telephone: (307) 777-5601
Fax: (303) 777-8545
Email: lillian.zuniga@health.wyo.gov
http://wdh.state.wy.us/rfhd/multicultural/index.html

 

Stout Street Clinic
2100 Broadway
Denver, CO 80205
Telephone: (303) 293-2220
http://www.coloradocoalition.org/what_we_do/healthcare.aspx

 

Two Spirit Society of Denver
P.O. Box 140634
Edgewater, CO 80214
Email: community@denvertwospirit.com
www.denvertwospirit.com

 

It is the mission of the Two Spirit Society of Denver to strive to restore and revitalize the traditional role of Two Spirited persons. In Native American history, gay, lesbian, and/or transgender individuals are considered sacred and treated with the utmost respect. They are the historians, healers, and people of empowerment. They possessed the delicate balance of male and female, and are honored for being distinctive and having a different spiritual calling. For their tribes, they are the mediators between the spirit world and the natural world. They are known in their separate languages as “naadle” (nad le) Diné, “winkte” (wink-day) Lakota, and “bade” (bah-day) from the Hidatsa language.
In 1999 the Two Spirit Society of Denver formed to confront and combat homophobia, racism and oppression. Since, then our organization has refined our programs to address and educate issues on the effects of “historical trauma“, colonization and acculturation within the Native American communities. Our education targets the Native, non-Native American communities and the LGBT community at large.

 

U.S. Department of Agriculture
Food & Nutrition Service
Mountain Plains Region
Anjali Budhiraja
Public Affairs Specialist
1244 Speer Blvd., Suite 903
Denver, CO 80204
Telephone: (303) 844-0312
Fax: (303) 844-6203
Email: anjali.budhiraja@fns.usda.gov
www.fns.usda.gov/fns

 

Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) administers federal food assistance programs including food stamps, food distribution, supplemental food for women, infants and children, school lunch, school breakfast, special milk, child care, summer feeding, and other child nutrition and family food assistance programs.

 

U.S. Department of Agriculture
Food & Nutrition Service
Nutrition Services
Regional Nutrition Director
Stella Nash
1244 Speer Blvd., Suite 903
Denver, CO 80204
Telephone: (303) 844-0308
Fax: (303) 844-6203
Email: stella.nash@fns.usda.gov
www.usda.fns.gov

 

USDA Food and Nutrition Service Mountain Plains Region administers 15 nutrition assistance programs in 10 states. Many of these programs touch Native American populations through the 31 tribes in the region. Tribal program participants interact most frequently with the Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations and the National School Lunch, School Breakfast, and Women, Infants and Children programs. More than 18,000 Native Americans live in the FNS Mountain Plains Region States (Colorado, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah and Wyoming), For more information, contact Regional Administrator Darlene Barnes at 303-844-0300 or FNS MPR Public Affairs at 303-844-0314.

 

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Administration for Children and Families
Region VIII
1961 Stout St., 9th Floor
Denver, CO 80294
Thomas F. Sullivan
Regional Administrator
Telephone: (303) 844-1129
Fax: (303) 844-2624
Email: thomas.sullivan@acf.hhs.gov
www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/region8/index.html

 

ACF is the federal agency funding state, territory, local, and tribal organizations to provide family assistance (TANF), child support, child care, Head Start, child welfare, and other programs relating to children and families. Actual services are provided by tribal, state, county, or city governments, and public and private local grantees. ACF assists service providers through funding, policy direction, and information services.

Federally recognized tribes may apply directly to HHS to operate a TANF block grant program. Like states, tribes may use their TANF funding in any manner reasonably calculated to accomplish the purposes of TANF. Tribal TANF funds are directly subtracted from the state TANF grant and tribal grants require no matching funds.

ACF is committed to supporting programs and activities that prevent the occurrence and recurrence of abuse of Native American children. We directly fund tribes and tribal organizations for child abuse and neglect prevention efforts through the ACF Children’s Bureau. More information is available at cbexpress.acf.hhs.gov.

With the publication of Final Rules and Regulations for Tribal Child Support Enforcement in March 2004, Tribes and Tribal organizations can choose to operate a Title IV-D Tribal Child Support Enforcement Program.

 

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Administration on Aging
1961 Stout St.
Denver, CO 80294
Percy Devine III
Bi-Regional Administrator
Telephone: (303) 844-2951
Fax: (303) 844-2943
Email: percy.devine@aoa.hhs.gov
www.aoa.gov
 

Vision: In order to serve a growing senior population, AoA envisions ensuring the continuation of a vibrant aging services network at State, Territory, local and Tribal levels through funding of lower-cost, non-medical services and supports that provide the means by which many more seniors can maintain their independence.
Mission: The mission of AoA is to develop a comprehensive, coordinated and cost-effective system of home and community-based services that helps elderly individuals maintain their health and independence in their homes and communities.

 

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
Denver Regional Office
1600 Broadway, Suite 700
Denver, CO 80202
Telephone: (303) 844-2111
Fax: (303) 844-6374
Regional Administrator, Jeff Hinson
Email: jeffrey.hinson@cms.hhs.gov
Native American Contact for Medicaid Policies, Cyndi Gillaspie
Telephone: (303) 844-4725
Email: cynthia.gillaspie@cms.hhs.gov
Regional Native American Contact, Cindy Smith
Telephone: (303) 844-7041
Email: cindy.smith@cms.hhs.gov
www.cms.gov

 

Provide services related to Medicare health plans, Medicare financial management, Medicare fee for service operations, Medicaid and children's health, survey & certification and quality improvement.

 

U.S. Department of Health & Human Services
National Institutes of Health
National Library of Medicine
Specialized Information Services, NLM
Two Democracy Plaza, Suite 510
6707 Democracy Blvd., MSC 5467
Bethesda, MD 20892-5467
Telephone: (301) 496-1131 (local and international)
Toll Free: 1-888-FINDNLM
Fax: 1-301-480-3537
E-mail: tehip@teh.nlm.nih.gov
http://americanindianhealth.nlm.nih.gov/contact.html
Gale A. Dutcher
Deputy Associate Director
Telephone: (301) 496-5082
Fax: (301) 480-3537
Email: dutcherg@mail.nim.nih.gov

 

The American Indian Health Web portal is sponsored by the National Library of Medicine (NLM) Division of Specialized Information Services (SIS), Outreach and Special Populations Branch (OSPB). This Web resource on American Indian Health, sponsored by the National Library of Medicine, is designed to bring together health and medical resources pertinent to the American Indian population including policies, consumer health information, and research. Links are provided here to an assortment of documents, Web sites, databases, and other resources.

 

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Office for Civil Rights
1961 Stout St., Room 1426
Denver, CO 80294
Velveta Howell
Regional Manager, Region VIII
Telephone: (303) 844-2024
Fax: (303) 844-2025
Email: velveta.howell@hhs.gov
www.hhs.gov/OCR

 

The Office for Civil Rights (OCR), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS), enforces federal civil rights laws in health and human services programs and the HIPAA Privacy Rule. OCR works to eliminate unlawful discrimination in programs that receive Federal financial assistance (FFA) from HHS and protect the privacy of medical information. OCR enforces federal civil rights laws banning race, disability, color, age, religion, national origin, and sex discrimination.

 

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Regional Minority Health Consultant, Lorenzo Olivas
1961 Stout St., Room 486
Denver, CO 80294
Telephone: (303) 844-7858
Fax: (303) 844-2019
Email: lorenzo.olivas@hhs.gov
http://minorityhealth.hhs.gov/

 

The Office of Minority Health (OMH) was created in 1986 and is one of the most significant outcomes of the 1985 Secretary's Task Force Report on Black and Minority Health. The Office is dedicated to improving the health status of racial and ethnic minorities, eliminating health disparities, and achieving health equity in the United States. OMH was reauthorized by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (P.L. 111-148).

 

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
Substance Abuse Treatment Program
Denver VA, ECHCS
1055 Clermont St.
Denver, CO 80220
Telephone: (303) 393-2882
Fax: (303) 393-5272
www.va.gov

 

Veterans of the United States armed forces may be eligible for a broad range of programs and services provided by the VA. Eligibility for most VA benefits is based upon discharge from active military service under other than dishonorable conditions, and certain benefits require service during wartime.

 

Urban Indian Health Institute
P.O. Box 3364
Seattle, WA 98114
Telephone: (206) 812-3030
Fax: (206) 812-3044
Email: info@uihi.org
www.uihi.org

 

The mission of the Urban Indian Health Institute is to support the health and well-being of Urban Indian communities through information, scientific inquiry, and technology. The UIHI serves the 34 urban Indian heath organizations, which are private, non-profit agencies that provide either direct or referral services to American Indian/Alaska Natives living in 94 select urban counties in 19 states across the country. UIHI staff work on multiple, ongoing research projects to benefit urban American Indian/Alaska Natives.

 

Ute Mountain Ute Health Center
Health Center Director
232 Rustling Willow, Complex D
P.O. Box 49
Towaoc, CO 81334
Telephone: (970) 565-4441
Fax: (970) 565-4784

 

Provide health care services for members of the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe.

 

White Bison
Center for Wellbriety Movement
701 N. 20th St.
Colorado Springs, CO 80904
Telephone: (719) 548–1000
1–877–871–1495
Fax: (719) 548–9407
Email: Don Coyhis (don@whitebison.org)
www.whitebison.org/

 

White Bison, Inc., is an American Indian non-profit charitable organization operating under the provisions of 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code and is based in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Through White Bison, it's Founder and President Don Coyhis, Mohican Nation, has offered healing resources to Native America since 1988. White Bison offers sobriety, recovery, addictions prevention, and wellness/Wellbriety learning resources to the Native American community nationwide. Many non-Native people also use White Bison's healing resource products, attend its learning circles, and volunteer their services.
 

 


 

Social Services/Substance Abuse Counseling

 

Arapahoe House
Information and Access Department
8801 Lipan St.
Thornton, CO 80260
Telephone: (303) 657-3700
Fax: (303) 657-3727
Email: info@ahinc.org
www.arapahoehouse.org/

 

Comprehensive alcohol and drug treatment center providing detoxification, residential and out-patient treatment for adults, adolescents, and families.

 

B.I. Inc. (Behavioral Interventions)
(Formerly Peregrine Services Corporation)
2099 Wadsworth Blvd.
Denver, CO 80214
Telephone: (303) 238-5755
Fax: (303) 231-9035
www.bi.com

 

Provides treatment for Domestic Violence, Violent Offenders, Substance Abuse, and Batterers.

 

Bridge Emergency Shelter
M. B. McAfee, Chair, Board of Directors
P.O. Box 56
Cortez, CO 81321
Telephone: (970) 565-9808
Cell: (970) 560-5017
Email: bridgeemergencyshelter@gmail.com or mbmcafee@fone.net
www.cortezrecovery.org/bridge.htm

 

Shelter, meals, day labor program.

 

Casey Family Programs
1999 Broadway, Suite 1415
Denver, CO 80202
Telephone: (303) 871-8201
Fax: (720) 479-2948
www.casey.org

 

Casey Family Programs is the nation’s largest operating foundation focused entirely on foster care and improving the child welfare system. They have decades of front-line experience in foster care and are committed to helping states, counties and tribes implement effective child welfare practices. We provide nonpartisan research and technical expertise to child welfare system leaders, members of Congress and state legislators so they may craft laws and policies to better the lives of children in foster care, children at risk of entering the system and their families.

 

Disabled American Veterans
Mike Tarry, Executive Director
1485 Holland St.
Lakewood, CO 80215
Telephone: (303) 922-3631
Fax: (303) 922-3820
Email: davcohq@gmail.com
www.dav.org

 

The DAV Charitable Service Trust supports physical and psychological rehabilitation programs, meets the special needs of veterans with specific disabilities – such as amputation and blindness – and aids and shelters homeless veterans. The Trust accepts gifts through workplace giving campaigns, including the Combined Federal Campaign and United Way, employee matching gift programs, and similar special giving arrangements, and provides a variety of direct services for America’s disabled veterans.

 

Empowerment Program
Carol Lease, Executive Director
1600 York St.
Denver, CO 80206
Telephone: (303) 320-1989 x 211
Fax: (303) 320-3987
Email: carol-lease@empowermentprogram.org
www.empowermentprogram.org

 

All woman program that works with recently released, incarcerated women, HIV positive/AIDS women, and homeless, single women. Also provides GED, job readiness, self sufficiency, and non-traditional job training. Plus housing services, and sojourn/pre-release/post-release for teens.

 

Four Winds House (Talking Circles)
201 W. 5th St.
Denver, CO 80204
David Maes

 

Concentric empowerment program, based on spirituality (Native American and people of color), resource center, advocacy, homeless, and diaper project.

 

Gathering Place (Talking Circles)
1535 High St.
Denver, CO 80218
Telephone: (303) 321-4198
Fax: (303) 321-0679

 

A daytime drop-in center for women and children who are experiencing homelessness or poverty.

 

Independence House-Fillmore
T. J. Schwarte, Program Director
1479 Fillmore St.
Denver, CO 80206
Telephone: (303) 321-1718
Fax: (303) 321-8310
www.ind-house.com

 

Provides community correction services for federal inmates. Services are fully accredited. Provides in-patient and out-patient services for drug and alcohol abuse. Alternatives to federal incarceration only.

 

Maple Star Colorado
2250 S. Oneida St., Suite 100
Denver, CO 80224
Telephone: (303) 433-1975
Fax: (303) 433-1980
www.maplestar.net/colorado/maple_star_colorado.htm

 

Places Native American foster children with Native American families.

 

Native American Connections
Marion Clifford, Director
P.O Box 18774
Boulder, CO 80308
Telephone: (303) 665-7303
www.nachome.org/

 

Non-profit that delivers donated items to reservations.

 

Night Walker Enterprises
P.O. Box 770821
Steamboat, CO 80477
Telephone: 1-877-482-7797
Email: nightwalkerent@yahoo.com
www.colorado-connection.com/nightwalker/about.htm

 

Non-profit that delivers clothing, food, etc., to 32 reservations in ten states. They have a scholarship program and annual arts and crafts show.

 

One Nation Walking Together
Urban Turzi, Executive Director
45 A Commerce St.
Colorado Springs, CO 80907
Telephone: (719) 329-0251
Fax: (719) 302-0271
Email: info@onenationwt.org
www.onenationwt.org

 

Non-profit that delivers clothing, food, etc., to reservations and Native American urban populations. “We rehabilitate communities by improving shelter and providing medical aid, educational programs, and food supplies through programs crossing cultural barriers while respecting individual differences.”

 

Our Sister’s Keeper Coalition, Inc.
P.O. Box 3416
Durango, CO 81302
24 HOUR CRISIS HOTLINE: 970-247-7888
Toll free: (888) 770-OSKC
Email: info@oursisterskeeper.org
oursisterskeeper.org/

 

A Tribal Coalition Assisting Survivors of Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, Dating Violence, and Stalking.

 

Southern Colorado Ute Services Unit
Service Unit Director
P.O. Box 778
Ignacio, CO 81137
Telephone: (970) 563-9443
Fax: (970) 563-9447
IHS Administration

 

Southwest Improvement Council
1000 S. Lowell Blvd.
Denver, CO 80219
Telephone: (303) 934-2181
Fax: (303) 934-0035
www.swic-denver.org

 

Provides emergency food assistance, housing counseling, free fitness and exercise programs, community gardens, programs for seniors and youth.

 

State of Colorado
Colorado Community and Interagency Council on Homelessness
136 State Capitol
Denver, CO 80202
Telephone: (303) 866-5765
Fax: (303) 866-6368
Email: gary.sanford@state.co.us
www.colorado.gov/cs/Satellite/GovRitter/GOVR/1251573434696

 

The Council was appointed by Governor Ritter to promote collaboration and best practices to prevent and eliminate homelessness in Colorado. The Council is advisory and not currently involved in funding projects or initiatives.

 

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
Substance Abuse Treatment Program
Denver VA, ECHCS
1055 Clermont St.
Denver, CO 80220
Telephone: (303) 393-2882
Fax: (303) 393-5272

 

Ute Mountain Ute Department of Social Services
P.O. Box 309
Towaoc, CO 81334
Telephone: (970) 564-5302
Fax: (970) 564-5300

 

White Bison
Center for Wellbriety Movement
701 N. 20th St.
Colorado Springs, CO 80904
Telephone: (719) 548–1000
1–877–871–1495
Fax: (719) 548–9407
Email: Don Coyhis (don@whitebison.org)
www.whitebison.org/