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2-1-1 Colorado
Dial 2-1-1
This service provides a direct link to non-emergency help for people seeking health and human services. It is both a database of nonprofits and a referral system to services like transportation, food banks, healthcare clinics and shelters. Calls are free and confidential.

Child Health Plan Plus (CHP+)
The Child Health Plan Plus provides health insurance coverage for low-income children (18 years of age and younger) and pregnant women (19 years of age and older) to Colorado residents.

Colorado Foreclosure Hotline
The Colorado Foreclosure Hotline connects homeowners in some state of delinquency or foreclosure with local housing counseling agencies for free assistance.

Colorado Child Care Assistance Program (CCCAP)
The Colorado Child Care Assistance Program provides financial assistance to low-income families that are working, searching for employment or are in training, and families that are enrolled in the Colorado Works Program and need child care services to support their efforts toward self-sufficiency. The CCCAP is administered through county departments of social services.

Meals on Wheels
Meals on Wheels is a national, nonprofit organization providing training and grants to programs that provide food to older people, and those who are frail, disabled, at-risk, or homebound. They have a website search feature to look for services in your area.

Colorado Department of Human Services
A clearinghouse of information on state services sorted by agency, by need, or even by county. Services include Medicaid and Medicare, food and childcare assistance, welfare, alcohol and drug abuse, foster care, housing, and many others.  

Colorado Office of Unemployment
A wealth of information on how to file a claim, eligibility requirements, the appeal process and more.

Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LEAP)
LEAP helps low income individuals and families pay their utility bills.

Colorado Legal Services, Denver office
Self-help legal information for civil matters, where to find no or low-cost legal help, court information, and more. There are other offices statewide.

Colorado Food Stamps Program
The Colorado State Food Stamps Program assists low-income individuals and families by helping them purchase food. Applicants should contact their county department of human services.

Colorado Workforce
Colorado Workforce is a job placement web site built specifically to place people with employers throughout the state of Colorado. Colorado Workforce offers job listings, computer and internet access, career counseling and training, and more. There are workforce centers all across the state.

Department of Regulatory Agencies
This site provides a guide for Colorado consumers on how to choose insurance that is right for you.

For more information and resources, please go to the Governor’s Citizen’s Guide to Colorado State Government Agencies.

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