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Adams County Colorado assistance programs.

Dozens of financial assistance programs can help the low income, poor, and struggling households in Adams County. Government assistance grants as well as programs from charities, churches, and non-profits may help with paying rent or security deposits, medical bills or equipment, or give a free box of food. Other agencies may help pay a heating bills or a mortgage, or arrange employment for a resident seeking a new job.

Free stuff is also available in Adams County Colorado region. Whether it is free daycare vouchers, school supplies, or dental care from a clinic, these services can help too. Charities also can offer free used cars for work, Christmas toys, or vouchers to pay for a motel or gasoline. Find details below.

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People who need to determine where their next meal is coming from can turn to the Food Bank of the Rockies for assistance. This agency distributes groceries as well as meals to people in need throughout Colorado and Adams County. 877-460-8504

Crisis assistance and funds for emergency bills and expenses

Jewish Family Service of Colorado helps people in need, regardless of their religion. People of all faiths can receive aid. Just a sampling of the services and programs they offer include senior services, emergency financial assistance for bills and living expenses, supplemental food assistance, mental health counseling, adult care management, 24/7 homecare, and disability services. They can be reached at (303) 597.5000. Read more on Jewish Family Services in Colorado.

Adams County Community Development offers many services and resources for paying bills and that can also help people get back on their feet. One of the primary options is the so called Community Services Block Grant (CSBG). The program provides grants and money for providing emergency assistance to low income people and seniors for rent, heating bills, mortgage, utilities, and they also run a distribution center that offers program activities.




Some of the other programs offered include home repairs and improvement, transportation assistance, and they provide food to the needy. Job and career placement is also arranged. The county office (phone (720) 523-6200) also has extensive information on public assistance programs.

Aurora Emergency Assistance Center - Catholic Charities - This non-profit can offer limited funds and cash grants such expenses as rental assistance. Also, get help for heating bills, prescription medications and other aid, and programs are provided for persons living in Center's area, Adams and Arapahoe Counties Colorado. Aurora. (303) 597-0464. Read more on Catholic Charity financial assistance.

Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church - Low income and other needy people can apply only once every 6 months. However the church does offer energy and rental assistance is made available to residents of Thornton and Northglenn living within the church boundaries. (303) 452-2041

Almost Home, Inc., which is located in Brighton Colorado and can be reached at (303) 659-6199, can be called for access and information on financial (one-time only) assistance for paying an apartment or home security deposit OR rental assistance (which must include a 3-day demand notice for eviction). Aid is available for the unemployed, for low-income, and working poor families in Adams county. Any funds are offered one time only for those in need, and read more Almost Home assistance programs.





Adams County Human Services Department – Several emergency assistance programs and social services are offered. They include these. Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP); Temporary Aid to Needy Families (TANF); Burial and Funeral Assistance; Utility and Heating Assistance; Qualified Medicare Beneficiary; and help for other Basic Needs.

The indigent and very low income can also get help with cremation or funeral costs. Many other forms of government assistance can be arranged too. Address is 7190 Colorado Blvd, Commerce City, Colorado 80022, call (303) 287-8831. Read more on public assistance in Colorado.

Adams County Military Family Assistance Program - Family Tree, Inc. - Provide military families, including veterans, with resources, community services, and limited financial assistance. Examples of what is offered include housing and rent, employment services, free food, clothing, counseling, and education. Telephone (303) 412-7855

The Brighton area Salvation Army supports all of Adams County. Several other offices are in the region as well. Several emergency assistance programs are available, including some financial resources for rental expenses or utility bills. Other self-sufficiency includes education and job training.

The Salvation Army of Adams Colorado also works on addressing basic needs such as food, clothing, and shelter. Other social services include free Thanksgiving and Christmas meals, including gifts and toys from programs such as Angel Tree. An annual free back to school supply program is offered too. Case managers will provide qualified clients with personal attention. Continue with information on Adams County Salvation Army resources.

Adams County Housing Authority administers government housing programs such as section 8 vouchers. They can also provide advice to first time homebuyers and help direct families facing foreclosure to the proper resources. One specific program is known as Stop Foreclosure Workshop. The agency also provides a variety of privately owned, subsidized low income apartment communities to very low income families and individuals.

The agency also offers emergency support for residents facing homelessness or an eviction. There may be one time grants for paying back rent, housing counseling, and even financial aid for utility bills, if that is the cause of homelessness. Case managers from the authority work with individuals on self-sufficiency as well. 7190 Colorado Blvd, Commerce City, Colorado 80022, call (303) 227-2075. Learn more on Housing Authority of Adams County.

City of Westminster administers a utility rebate program for qualifying low income including persons with disabilities and senior citizens. Apply for a one time $75 adjustment on your account. 4800 W 92nd Ave., Westminster, CO 80031, call (303) 658-2405 for information.





Commerce City Housing Authority also can offer rental assistance from the federal government section 8 housing voucher program. This can help pay a portion of monthly rent for individuals, seniors and families. 7887 E 60th Ave, Commerce City, Colorado 80022. Call (303) 289-3698.

Urban Ministries supports the metro area. The charity organization supports hundreds of low income and struggling families per month. Some of the programs available in Adams County include heating bill assistance, clinics that offer health care, free food, and referrals. Job training can also help the under or unemployed. Read more Urban Ministries.

Low and high priced loans are available. The funds can be used to pay for everything ranging from food to rent, utility costs, and other critical bills. Families or individuals, including those with bad credit and/or only one income, can apply. Find emergency loans in Aurora and Denver area.

Adams County government assistance - self-sufficiency, government aid and adult services - The County provide the working poor, disabled, and seniors with access to numerous state of Colorado and federal government assistance programs. Some examples include the food stamp program, social security / SSI, and cash assistance. Find more information on Adams County Colorado public assistance.

If your need is specific to housing or rent assistance, a number of churches, government programs, and non-profits operate in Adams County Colorado. They can provide grants, referrals, and financial aid to help residents pay their rent or security deposits. Find listing of Adams County Colorado rent assistance.

Coalition for the Homeless helps families facing eviction or the currently homeless in Adams County. The non-profit can offer referrals to shelters, case management, and maybe even financial aid for paying rent. They also coordinate medical care for the uninsured or homeless in Adams County. The goal is to stabilize the situation and help the individual move into permanent, affordable apartments. More on housing assistance from homeless coalition.

Holiday and Christmas programs offer either free or low cost goods. Income qualified residents may receive free Christmas toys, gifts, clothing, holiday food baskets, books, and more. Thousands of children generally receive help from the agencies every year. Click Adams County free holiday programs.

Help for heating and utility bills in Adams County Colorado

For energy bill assistance, call Adams County Department of Social Services. They run the government LEAP Program, which provides emergency and financial financial assistance to low-come households to help pay part of their winter home heating bills and expenses. Read more on LHEAP, or call the Commerce City agency at 1-866-432-8435







Housing and foreclosure assistance

Contact Northeast Denver Housing Center at (303) 377-3334. You will be put in touch with a Mortgage / Housing Counselor who will be assigned to your case. They will intercede on the homeowners behalf. the counselor will deal directly with the lender regarding the mortgage that is facing foreclosure.

They can also refer the Adams County client to a variety of resources and services that will assist in resolving the family of mortgage and budgetary problems. In addition, they will also guide homeowners through the various aspects of the foreclosure process in order to provide them with a clear understanding of their situation and their options to save their home. Click here to learn more on the foreclosure process.

Foreclosure prevention counseling and debt assistance programs

Adams County Housing Authority - This organization runs a foreclosure prevention program, which provides housing and foreclosure counseling and goes over with the borrower the responsibilities of a mortgage loan, budgeting, and case management. They offer other financial support, including debt/money management, plans and ideas to establishing a reasonable plan for unexpected financial emergencies, property maintenance and the pursuit of all avenues and solutions to preclude a foreclosure from a homeowner. (303) 227-2075. Also read more on mortgage assistance programs.

Another HUD approved foreclosure counseling agency to call is Colorado Rural Housing Development Corporation (CRHDC) at (303) 428-1448. Receive free foreclosure counseling, and information on mortgage programs, from this Adams County non-profit.

Adams County residents may need help rebuilding credit too. It is available from many non-profit and private companies. Free advice, tips, and other support can be arranged. One tool is also using credit builder loans.

Water bill assistance

Low income residents of the city as well as those who are facing a shut off can get help from a donation type program known as AWC. The city, working with partners, provides emergency, one time per year grants to pay either water or sewer bills. All funds are targeted at keeping service on. There is also financial help from local charities. More details on City of Aurora water bill assistance programs.

Thornton Colorado is providing hundreds of thousands of dollars in “free money” to help people pay their water bills. The program goes by the name of Thornton Cares and it is a new program that was created to help Adams County and Thornton Colorado residents with their water bills.

People who are interested will have to qualify for assistance. You need to be a legal resident of Colorado, or a U.S. citizen and you also need to be a Thornton water customer in order to get water bill aid. There are some income criteria as well.

If you do qualify for the water bill assistance, you will receive free money in the form of a one-time $100 grant or credit to your water bill. Or if you decide to, you can receive the financial aid over a period of 12 months.

It is estimated that thousands of Thornton and Adams County residents would benefit from this financial aid program that will run for at least a period of one year. People are eligible to apply for one time financial assistance starting June 1. If you are interested, you first must contact Utility Billing (303-658-2392), which will then provide a referral to the Water Bill Assistance Program. Or find other ways to get help paying water bills.





Health care and dental assistance in Adams County Colorado

A list of free or low cost community clinics is below. They tend to focus on the low income and uninsured in Adams County Colorado. However many people have insurance, but still struggle. Find a list of healthcare services for the underinsured.

Children over four can get medical services from the Commerce City Colorado based community clinic known as Commerce City Community Health Services (CHS). Dial (303) 289-1086

Kids in Need of Dentistry (phone (303) 733-3710) provides comprehensive dental care and services, including exams, orthodontics, cleanings, restorative treatments, emergency dental care and specialty services to children and kids who otherwise cannot access or afford care.

Clinica Family Health Services - Call them for access to primary health care. Services are provided for low income persons. Services and resources offered by this community clinic include a full range of primary and preventive medical care. Dental care and mental health are provided after people are registered as medical patients. Pharmacy and medication services also available for register patients. Phone (303) 650-4460

Those are just three of the primary health and dental centers in Adams County. Several other free clinic locations operate in the region as well, and each offers high quality, yet affordable, medical and dental care. Learn more on free community clinics in Adams County.

Pantries and agencies that provide food and groceries

The leading charities and non-profit food distribution centers in the county are below. Thousands of senior citizens, low income families, and children receive help from the centers each year. Free hot meals (including during the holidays), ensure for senior citizens, free food, and more is offered. Some even offer free household furniture.

American Charities, Inc. - The charity offers emergency food assistance for anyone in need. Clients may visit once a month for aid. (303) 227-2303

Aurora Interchurch Task Force (dial (303) 360-0260) - Free emergency food and groceries are provided for residents of Aurora.

Northglenn Christian Church - A food pantry is open part time. Dial (303) 452-3787

St. Augustine Catholic Church - The center is located in Brighton, and emergency food is provided to individuals and families living in the service area who are experiencing a crisis.  Phone (303) 654-1040

GRH Basic Needs - Program - Personal care items are distributed, as well as free food. In addition, families can also receive hygiene items, baby items and diapers and as needed. Call (303) 426-0430.

A number of other food distribution centers operate in Adams County too. Find more free food pantries in Adams County.


By Jon McNamara

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