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Additional Assistance

No matter what your need, we’re here to help you be supported.

 In addition to ongoing food, cash, and medical insurance benefits, we help connect adults, seniors, families, veterans and people with disabilities to healthy living and emergency assistance resources.

 
 

  

 

LEAP

LEAP, the Low-Income Energy Assistance Program, is a federally funded program that helps qualifying households by paying a portion of their heating costs.

 

Property Tax Refund

The Elderly or Disabled Property Tax Refund provides a partial refund of property taxes, or the equivalent in rent, paid to qualifying Denver residents.

 

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Disability Services

If you have a physical, intellectual, or developmental disability, we offer support to help you maintain your health, safety, and independence.

 

Veteran Services

If you served our country, we serve you. We work with all military personnel, veterans, and their families, regardless of time in service or discharge status.

 

  

 

In addition to food, cash, and medical insurance benefits, we can work with you to see if you qualify for:

  • Temporary shelter assistance (eviction and rental assistance)
  • Eviction, deposit, first month's rent, and mortgage assistance
  • Emergency shelter
  • Emergency food vouchers
  • Help with medical and hygienic needs
  • Transportation/bus tickets
  • Family reunification [PDF]
  • Burial assistance

You will need to come to one of our offices to apply for additional assistance. Call 720-944-4DHS (4347) to find out what types of documentation will be needed. 

Not directly. The Low-Income Energy Assistance Program, otherwise known as LEAP, is a state program administered by Energy Outreach Colorado. Through LEAP, income-qualified residents can get help with their home heating and utility bills.

To apply, simply visit one of the outreach locations, download an application here, or call 720-944-4DHS (4347) for more information or to get help with your application.

In some cases, yes. If you are an immigrant or refugee in need of assistance, call our offices at 720-944-4DHS (4347). Our staff will connect you to services for immigrants and refugees.

Yes! We work with all military personnel, veterans, and their families, regardless of time in service or discharge status. We’re here to help you navigate your life after service and can assist you with career coaching and development, peer-to-peer support, and specialized one-on-one case management. We also work with a wide variety of community partners and can provide you with referrals to additional services.

Learn more at our Veteran Services page.

Yes! If you have a physical, intellectual, or developmental disability, we offer support to help you maintain your health, safety, and independence. We also partner with other community agencies to provide a range of cash assistance programs, services and other resources.

Visit our Disability Services page for more information.

Our staff works closely with many community partners and can provide referrals for services you may need (including clothes for children and adults and eye glasses). You can also contact Mile High United Way’s 2-1-1 help center by calling 2-1-1 or online here.

 


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Our GIVE Center leverages contributions, volunteers, and community partnerships to provide essential services to Denver residents in need.

 

The CARE Center supports families and parents through onsite classes and workshops, help with basic or emergency needs, and support with navigating the city's assistance programs.

 

Denver Parent Advocates Lending Support (DPALS) connects parents involved with child welfare with parent partners for support and advocacy.
 

 

Colorado Works

Monthly cash assistance for individuals and families, plus connections to community resources to help you get back on your feet.

 
 

Colorado PEAK

See if you're eligible and apply online for benefits, including food, cash, medical insurance, and early childhood assistance.

 
 

Food Programs

Learn about the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and where to receive discounted groceries near you.

 
 

Locations

Main Office, Richard T. Castro Human Services Center
1200 Federal Blvd.
Denver, CO 80204
 

 

Customer Service

720-944-4DHS (4347)

If you need Colorado Relay/TTY services in Denver, please call 711. If you need Spanish-language relay services, please call 800-337-3242.

 



 

City Assistance

Call 3-1-1

Outside Denver: 720-913-1311
Emergencies: 911
TTY Service: 720-913-8479


 

 

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