A wide range of services are available from the Boulder County Catholic Charities. Resources range from counseling, referrals, emergency assistance for basic needs, and social services. While income and other conditions need to be met, some services are focused on seniors, low income Boulder area families with children, or single mothers.
Emergency financial assistance is available for families in a crisis situation. This can be due to an unexpected job loss, medical condition, or maybe the death of a spouse or key income earner. Catholic Charities and its churches may be able to help when an emergency hits a family.
An unexpected emergency can make it impossible to pay for certain bills and basic needs. The financial aid can help those families that otherwise need to choose between paying for routine expenses such as rent and utilities. While funding levels will change over the course of a year, on average a few hundred dollars may be paid out.
Any help offered will be one time only. It is for those individuals and families that are in a state of crisis. The help provided to Boulder families can be financial and address several needs. Aid can be for paying rent, prescriptions, funds for heating bills and more.
Housing assistance, rent, and homeless shelters are available. The shelters across Weld County will assure that the basic needs of homeless families and individuals are met. Catholic Charities may offer clients a safe shelter, warm clothing, and free food. Case managers will also coordinate short- and long-term housing and other supportive services with the objective to help people become self-reliant and stable.
An affiliate of Catholic Charities is known as Archdiocesan Housing . This can provide low income or public housing for families and individuals who cannot access decent lodging in the broader market place. The centers will offer affordable housing in Boulder County for families, seniors, low income disabled persons, as well as farm labor housing. They offer several types of affordable units to clients such as Senior Housing, support for the disabled, and support for single parents. Funds to pay the security deposit or first months rent may also be offered.
Catholic Charities coordinates Immigration Services nationwide. They provide free direct legal assistance and public education to persons with valid legal claims to status in the U.S. Newcomers can get help in finding a job and gaining stability.
Relatives Raising Children, or the Kinship program, will strengthen families through material assistance, support groups, and referrals for relatives acting as primary caregivers.
Help for seniors is available. The charity will help older adults in Weld County Colorado and they can get help in maintaining safe, quality independent living. The social services include government benefit assistance, chronic disease management, case management and referrals, and also access to the Mulroy Senior Center in Denver.
Other Catholic Charity social services can be as following. Counseling for individuals can be for pregnancy, individual, marriage, family, school based and outpatient counseling services and more. Services are also for people looking to adopt a new member of their household. Foster Care support is for families. Catholic Charities will provide a stable, loving environments for children in out-of-home placements. This is an option across Colorado.
Child Care centers are located across Boulder as well as nearby Weld County and the Metro Denver Area. The charity will provide early childhood education and support for infants. This is for preschool as well as educational services to qualified parents and families. The locations will normally be subsidized so parents will still need to pay a portion of their income towards costs.
To learn more on the services that may be available, call 303-742-0828.
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