Assistance Programs, Local Agencies, and Charities


Food * Housing * Cash Assistance * Bills * Health * Education * Employment

Colorado Assistance Programs and Services


  • Colorado Food Assistance Program  – Monthly food assistance benefits that can be used to buy most foods at many markets and food stores, (+++)  Call: 800-536-5298
  • Colorado Works Program  – A Temporary assistance for needy families (TANF) that  provides cash and services to eligible needy Colorado familiesCall: Local County of Human Services
  • Colorado Child Health Plan Plus (CHP+)  – A Colorado public low-cost health insurance for certain children and pregnant womenCall: 800-221-3943
  • Colorado Medicaid ⇑ – A public health insurance program that provides free or low-cost medical services for children and adults in Colorado with limited income and resources, Call: 800-659-2656
  • Colorado Presumptive Eligibility (PE) Program   Provides pregnant women and children under 19 with temporary Medicaid or CHP+ medical coverage right away, Call: 800-221-3943
  • Colorado Aid to the Needy Disabled and Aid to the Blind (AND-SO)  – Cash assistance benefits to low-income Colorado residents with total disability or persons under 59 who meet the definition of blindness, Call: Local County of Human Services
  • Colorado Old Age Pension (OAP)  – Provides a cash benefit to low-income Colorado persons aged 60 or over and may include medical assistance, Call: Local County of Human Services
  • Colorado Home Care Allowance (HCA)   Cash assistance to elderly and disabled individuals for services paid directly to a home care provider of the client’s choice, Call: Local County of Human Services
  • Colorado Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)  – Healthy foods, breastfeeding support, nutrition education, health care referrals, Call: 303-692-2000
  • Colorado National School Lunch Program (NSLP) ⇑ – Provides low-cost or free lunches to school children, Call:  303-866-6661
  • Colorado Special Milk Program  – Offers milk to children in schools, childcare institutions, and eligible camps, Call: 303-866-6661
  • Colorado School Breakfast Program (SBP)  – Provides low-cost or free meals to school children, Call:  303-866-6661
  • Colorado Summer Food Service Program (SFSP)  – Provides free meals and snacks to help low-income children in the summer months, Call303-866-6661
  • Colorado Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) ⇑ – Provides healthy meals and snacks to children and adults receiving day careCall: 303-692-2330
  • Colorado Head Start and Early Head Start  – Comprehensive child development programs serving low-income children and their familiesCall: 720-877-3315
  • Colorado Low-Income Energy Assistance Program (LEAP)  – Provides assistance to eligible Colorado families, seniors and individuals pay a portion of their winter home heating costsCall: Local LEAP Office
  • Colorado Weatherization Assistance Program  – Assists households reduce energy bills by improving the energy efficiency of their homes, Call: 303-866-2100 
  • Colorado Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP)   The program provides job-related counseling, job training, and job referral services for low-income Colorado seniors, Call: Local County of Human Services
  • Colorado Housing Choice Voucher Program ⇑  Helps eligible low-income Californians lease privately owned rental units from participating landlords, Call: Local PHA
  • Colorado Public Housing   Provides safe, decent, and affordable rental units for low-income Californians, Call: Local PHA
  • United States Repatriation Program   A federally funded program that helps Americans in other countries who are returning or being returned to the U.S. because of illness or destitution, Call: 202-501-4444