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Assistance programs Southeast Colorado.

There are many churches, charities, and government programs in SE Colorado that offer financial emergency assistance. Find where to apply at for help with rent or mortgages, utility or heating bills, child care, and other social services. Loans and grants in Pueblo, Bent and other counties in Southeastern Colorado help low income families and struggling residents pay their bills. Or get free stuff such as clothes, gasoline cards, groceries and social services to help overcome hardship.

Residents of Baca, Bent, Crowley, Custer, Huerfano, Kiowa, Las Animas, Otero, Pueblo and Prowers Colorado may be able to get financial help from the Salvation Army, Tri-County Care Center, or Care and Share among other organizations. Find food, basic needs or other aid. Or the agencies below can direct people to other assistance programs in there area.

Where to get financial assistance, free stuff or social services

Cooperative Care Center, which can be reached at 719-543-7484, may be able to offer free food, groceries and clothing for people in need. They can also provide low cost or free emergency prescriptions and transportation to those in need of help. The address is 326 W 8th St, Pueblo, CO 81003.

Pueblo Community Health Center - Preventive and emergency dental care as well as basic medical. There is also information on free or low cost health insurance, insulin and other medical care. This is offered to qualified individuals, including those with no insurance.

Medical prescriptions for homeless patients are offered. Some health care may be provided at minimal cost if you have insurance and/or some form of income. Other reduced care may be offered by medical professionals as well. Call 719-543-8718. The free or low cost clinic is at 625 N Monument Ave, Pueblo, CO 81001.

Salvation Army of Southeast Colorado - This non-profit center has on site a community kitchen and free food pantry. From time to time they may have, or be able to refer people to financial assistance programs and offerings to help pay rent, utility or heating bills. There is also a low cost thrift store as well as other resources. Click here for other rent programs.

The main Family Store and social services are in Pueblo, but anyone can get help. There are also free Christmas toys, homeless shelters, school supplies, winter jackets and other assistance programs. Or call 719-543-3656. Find other SE Colorado Salvation Army assistance programs.

Southside Children's Center - Call 719-564-2285. The location is a licensed before/after and preschool childcare center, and it offer subsidized sliding fee scale services.




Care and Share Food Bank (phone number 719-296-6995) - The non-profit provides groceries and food for the homeless in the surrounding area.  There are also free holiday meals and hygiene stuff. The pantry is at 100 Greenhorn Dr, Pueblo, CO 81004.

Catholic Charities the Diocese of Pueblo - Limited funding may help pay rent, provide mortgage assistance, and even funds for paying utility and/or water bills and expenses. Assistance programs are offered for the entire region, including the counties Otero and Crowley. Other services provided include credit and foreclosure counseling, food, and programs for seniors and children. New moms may get help too, including advice, baby clothes and pregnancy services. Phone 719-544-4233, or click here Pueblo Catholic Charities assistance programs.

Center for Disabilities - Dial 719-546-1271. The location may be able to provides served meals to the homeless in the community. There is also information on SSI, homecare and free medical services.

Tri-County Family Care Center - This non-profit can help people find financial assistance programs, grants, and other resources that can help them during their difficult times. Located in Rocky Ford Colorado. Call 719-254-7776. They can refer people to such programs as Colorado mortgage assistance programs and other resources.

Cooperative Care Center - The non-profit provides food, meals, and groceries that are enhanced with meat and fresh foods. In addition, they may have one-time emergency medical prescriptions. They are a faith based-church charity for low-income families. Call (719) 543-7484.

Feed My Sheep Mission - The center provides a monthly food box to families in need. Meat, baby formula, produce and more. Dial 719-948-4488. Read more on food boxes and cheap groceries.

Pueblo Community Soup Kitchen. Call 719-545-6540 - The center provides served means for homeless and needy in the area. Many children from lower income families and seniors in southern and western Colorado receive assistance. The location is 422 W 7th St, Pueblo, CO 81003.





YWCA - They administer transportation assistance (gasoline, bus tokens, cabs, etc.), medical co-payments, official documents, and also have an on site emergency shelter for women or children. A major focus is on single mothers as well. Call 719-542-6904


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