Financial support for bills and rent
Routt County Department of Social Services is the local government agency that is a great resource to learn about, and apply for, all sorts of financial assistance and other aid. The main office is in Steamboat Springs Colorado, and can be reached at 970-879-5249.
Just as a sampling of some of the aid offered includes applications for the low income home energy assistance program (LIHEAP), TANF food stamps, government health insurance, and both federal and Colorado assistance programs. In addition, the are the community action agency, and run the CSBG program, which funds can be used for these service areas and energy bills. Also get help for Employment; Housing and Rent; and Emergency (Medical) Services such as medications.
Love of Yampa Valley and Springboat can provide for basic needs. The faith based charity offers free items such as clothing, holiday gifts, food, and meals. There may also be car repairs provided by the local churches. The local Clearinghouse from the charity can offer referrals to home repair programs and government benefits, such as SNAP food stamps. Volunteers are willing to work with the poor and low income in the area. More Love Inc. Yampa.
Free legal aid and representation in Northwest Colorado
Pro-bono legal aid is offered by Northwest Colorado Legal Services. Speak to an attorney by calling (970) 276-2161. The law firm provides free quality legal assistance, consultations, and advice to low to moderate income residents as well as the elderly who may be needing legal help with certain civil legal problems such as foreclosures, domestic relations, landlord/tenant disputes, illegal terminations, and debtor/collection.