Local Assistance: Basic Needs

Food, Legal, and Financial Assistance

Mile High United Way 211

Access to emergency food and shelter assistance, child care, after-school programs, and other non-emergency help for health and human services. Dial 2-1-1

The Working Together Foundation

A non-profit foundation that awards grants to state employees and retirees for such things as unexpected injuries, accidents or death, uninsured medical emergencies, and other crises. 303-831-8645

Hunger Free Colorado: Hunger Free Hotline 

A bilingual toll-free number that connects Coloradans to needed food and nutrition resources such as food stamp assistance and navigation of federal and charitable food programs. 855-855-4626 or 720-382-2920

Food Bank of the Rockies

Provides food assistance to thirty Colorado counties. 877-460-8504 or 303-371-9250 

Kids Food Finder

Hunger Free Colorada and CDE provide a map of free food resources for children and teens over the summer months. 

Catholic Charities

Support to those in crisis or financial difficulties. Services include food, shelter, clothing, legal assistance, mental health and victims assistance to name a few. 303-742-0828

The Credit Union of Colorado

Offers members and their families assistance with personal and family budgeting, credit report reviews, money management, debt repayment, and avoiding bankruptcy, foreclosure, and repossession. 800-444-4816 or 303-832-4816

Metro CareRing

Provides food, personal care items, utilities assistance, and other services. 303-860-7200

CDHE's College Invest Division

Expert advice, scholarship information, and planning tools for higher education. 800-448-2424

College in Colorado

College financial aid and support hotline. 720-264-8580

Rocky Mountain Legal Center

Colorado Non-Profit organization which offers free bankruptcy consultations and low cost legal services to any Colorado State employees. 720-242-8642 

National Foundation for Credit Counseling

Financial support around credit card debt, student loans, housing decisions, and overall money management. 800-388-2227

LEAP (Low Income Energy Assistance Program)

A federally funded program administered by the Colorado Department of Human Services (CDHS) designed to assist with winter heating costs. 866-432-8435

Foreclosure Hotline

Free service to connect homeowners in danger of foreclosure with a HUD-approved housing counseling agency in their community. 877-601-HOPE (4673)

Child-Care Subsidy Hotline

The federally funded National Association of Child Care Resources helps callers find affordable child care through payment assistance programs. 800-424-2246 

Mortgage Relief Helpline

National agency that will work with their mortgage company to arrange a workout plan to catch up on missed payments and discuss all options available to avoid foreclosure. 800-750-8956

Credit Guard Debt Relief Hotline

National agency providing assistance with credit card debt through contacting creditors, reducing payments, interest and even principal amounts owed. 800-291-1042

Collection Complaints Hotline

Expert on consumer rights providing education and support on the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act. 800-379-0688

Student Loan Relief Hotline

Experts provide options available through the Department of Education to help reduce or eliminate monthly student loan payments. 866-856-2668

Tax Relief Hotline 

National agency that works directly with IRS (on behalf of citizens who owe over $10,000 in back tax) for offers to compromise, payment plans, innocent spouse relief, and garnishment relief. 888-452-7841