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MOST frequently used RESOURCES:
Jefferson Center for Mental Health (JCMH): 303-425-0300 (24 hr line) or
             For mental health support and treatment to Jeffco residents, specifically on medicaid or CHP+
2-1-1 United Way Helpline: 2-1-1 or
             2-1-1 can help you find resources of all types: housing, food, financial support, prescription assistance, GED support and MUCH more...
Mountain Resource Center: 303-838-7552 or
             Local resource for neighbors helping neighbors with disaster relief, domestic violence issues, family, medical and workforce services.
Second Wind Fund: 720-962-0706 or
             Decreasing suicide by removing the financial barriers to treatment
Jeffco Schools Homeless services: 303-982-2497 or
             For links to free and reduced lunch information, clinics and medical care, ESL, food, housing, and more!

Advocacy and Support 
-Brain Injury Association of Colorado: 303-355-9969

-Colorado Advocacy Coalition: EMPOWER, Family Voices, and Colorado Federation   800-881-8272: Advocacy coalition to support young adults with mental health challenges (EMPOWER and CO Federation) and medical needs (Voices). The Colorado Federation of Families for Children's Mental Health is the main link, click here to connect to EMPOWER or Family Voices

-Peak Parent Center:  303-864-1900: Education, training, and technical assistance for families of individuals with disabilities.

-Rocky Mountain Autism Center :  303-985-1133

-The Arc of Jefferson County:  303-232-1338: The Arc provides advocacy, information and transition education and training (including the Training for Transition weekends).

-Medicaid:  303-866-2993

-Social Security:  800-772-1213. Lakewood office is at 13151 W Alameda Pkwy, Lakewood, CO 80228.

-Arapahoe Community College :  303-797-5937 (disability services). 303-797-5610 is main number.

-Arvada Arts and Recreation:  720-898-7000

-College Living Experience:  303-825-2533.  CLE provides intensive assistance to college students with autism, Asperger's, learning disabilities, and other special needs to become independent adults.

-Colorado Opportunity Fund:  800-777-2757.  The College Opportunity Fund program provides a stipend for new and continuing in-state students going to college in Colorado. To receive the stipend, a student mustapply for and authorize the use of the stipend at their respective institution.

-Colorado State University:  970-491-6129 Academic Advancement.

-Colorado Talking Book Library:  303-727-9277

-Front Range Community College:  303-404-5000 is main number. Special services is 303-404-5676 or 404-5677(TTY).

-Lakewood Arts and Recreation: 303-987-7000

-Metro State College:  303-556-8387 is the Access Center number.

-Red Rocks Community College:  303-914-6734 (Special Populations office) or 303-914-6737 (TTY).

-University of Colorado:  303-492-8671 Disability services. 

ENGLISH as a Second Language/GED programs 
-Jeffco Schools ESL-Adult303-982-7484 (English) or 303-982-5221 (Espanol)

-Emily Griffith opportunity school720-423-4750

Financial Assistance (Energy, Phone, etcetera) 
-Colorado Lifeline : 800-782-0721 or 303-894-2000. Pays a portion of a monthly phone bill for eligible individuals (those on SSI, AND, and other programs). 1580 Logan St., Office level 2., Denver, CO.

-LEAP-Low Income Energy Assistance Program: 866-Heat-Help (432-8435) or 303-866-5700. 1575 Sherman St., Denver, CO.

-Individual Development Accounts: Matched savings program that can provide up to $4k (matching your $1k saved) towards education, housing, or a small business.   Read the 'How it works' section, and contact the United Way for more information (  

-VITA-Volunteer Income Tax Assistance:  Individuals with less than $39,000 income or over 60 years old may be eligible for VITA or AARP assistance filing their taxes. VITA can be reached at 303-235-6921 and AARP at 888-227-7669

-Judi's House : 720-941-0331 Judy's house mission is to help children and families who are grievign the death of a loved one find hope and healing within themselves.  At Judi's House, an environment of acceptance and understanding allows children and adults in peer support groups to share the experience of loss with others.


-HERO Alliance (Homeownership Education and Resource Opportunities)720-941-8901.  The HERO Alliance mission is to promote homeownership education and resources for people with disabilities in Colorado. PO Box 18963; Denver, CO 80218-0963.

-Jefferson County Housing Authority :  303-422-8600.  This resource list has the individual housing authorities for towns, food bank listings, shelters, clothing distribution programs, and more. 7490 W 45th Ave., Wheat Ridge, CO 80033. 

-Lakewood Housing Authority:  (303) 987-7599.  Civic Center South, 480 South Allison Parkway, Lakewood.

-Guardianship Alliance of Colorado:  303-423-2898.  Provides information, instruction, and guidance about the guardianship of adults in Colorado (specifically someone with significant medical or cognitive support needs).

Performance groups 
-Magic Moments:  303-607-7555.  Integrated Performing Arts organization.

-PHAMALY- Physically Handicapped Amateur Musical Actors League:  303-575-0005 PHAMALy's mission is to enable persons with disabilities to showcase their talents and abilities through live productions and to make the performing arts more accessible to everyone.

Pregnancy, fatherhood, parenting classes
-Fatherhood Program
303-271-4284 Jefferson County Fatherhood program, with weekly support groups on Thursdays and Saturdays

-Jefferson County Department of Health
303-271-5780; 6303 Wadsworth Bypass, Arvada

Recreation and Travel 
-Rise Above! City of Lakewood 
303-987-4866 (Rise Above program), Jo Burns ( is the program coordinator. Check out the website for activities, and contact Jo to get on the mailing list. You do not have to be a Lakewood resident to participate.

-National Sports Center for the Disabled (NSCD) 
NSCD, based at Winter Park, offers activities year round including skiing, mountain biking, rafting, horseback riding, camping, mini-golf and much more! Some of the city programs collaborate to bring groups to the program, and individuals and families are encouraged to contact them directly as well. Many activities are based at Winter Park, but they also have front range sports camps available. Check the website for much more information.

-Special Olympics 
720-359-3102, Chaka Sutton is foothills coordinator.

-Wheat Ridge Therapeutic Recreation 
Rachel Wysuph is the coordinator and she can be reached at 303-231-1342 to enroll in programs, or you can call 303-231-1300 to join the mailing list. You do not need to be a resident to participate.

-South Suburban Therapeutic Recreation 
Carey Overstreet is the coordinator of the programs for South Suburban. Check out their website for offerings and to sign up. Carey can be reached at 303-730-4608.

-North JeffCo Therapeutic Recreation 
Julie Hines ( 303-467-7158) is the program coordinator at North JeffCo. Call 303-403-2581 to join the mailing list or sign up for activities and programs.

-Colorado Special Hockey 
303-423-5729, Joann Stephenson is the coordinator.

-Adaptive Adventures 
Adaptive Adventures provides opportunities for individuals with adaptive needs in cycling, water sports, skiing, and more. They serve the Colorado Junior Wheelchair Sports Camp, as well as veterans, and individuals. Their offices can be reached at 303.679.2770.

-Healthy Independent Leisure and Lifestyles 

Local, national and international opportunities ranging from evenings to week-long trips. Email

-Affordable RxMeds:  877-633-7463. To qualify for most programs, you must have one of the following: no insurance, no Rx coverage, depleted Rx coverage, or a specific drug not covered by insurance. (website coming back in July 2007).

-Developmental Disabilities Resource Center 
303-233-3363. DDRC is the community center board for developmental disabilities in Jefferson county, and their website has information about programs, resources, and contact information.

-Disability Program Navigator 
303-271-4722. Laramie Building, 3500 Illinois St., Golden, CO 80401.

-Easter Seals   303-569-2333 Easter Seals provides services to children and adults with disabilities and other special needs, and support to their families.

-Jefferson County Department of Health and Environment  303-275-7500. 6303 Wadsworth By-Pass., Arvada, CO 80003.

-Senior Resource Center  303-235-6961 After-school and day programs for individuals receiving EBD funding.

-The Road: 303-233-0488 Open 2-8 on Tuesdays-Thursdays. This drop-in center (with supervision) is at 6175 W 38th Ave., Wheat Ridge, CO and is free and run by JCMH. 

-Developmental Disability Consultants  303-830-7345

-Jefferson Center for Mental Health (JCMH)   303-425-0300

-Psychology Today: Searchable database by area, insurance, and area of treatment specialty

303-299-2960 to apply, 303-299-6560 for reservations. 1600 Blake St., Denver, CO. M-F 8am-5pm.

-Lakewood Rides 
303-987-4827. Located at 480 S. Alison Pkwy, Lakewood, CO.

-RTD-Regional Transportation District 
303-299-6000 Trip Planner

-Denver Works:  Nonprofit job preparation and interview clothing resource to help you achieve self-sufficiency  303-433-0300

-Developmental Disabilities Resource Center (DDRC):  For individuals with intellectual disabilities   303-422-1305

-Division of Vocational Rehabilitation  303-866-4121, Laramie Building, 3500 Illinois St., Suite #1400, Golden, CO office.

-Easter Seals Employment Services 

-Goodwill Industries of Denver-Deaf Services 
303-650-7738 (voice) 303-427-9394 (TTY)

-JeffCo Workforce Center :  We can help if you are between 16 and 21 and are looking for a first job, new job, or a career! 303-271-4700

-JobCorpsJob Corps is a free education and training program that helps young people learn a career, earn a high school diploma or GED, and find and keep a good job. For eligible young people at least 16 years of age that qualify as low income, Job Corps provides the all-around skills needed to succeed in a career and in life. 800-733-jobs or 970-487-3576.

-SHALOM Denver 

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