Community Resource Guide

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This resource guide contains information about:

Most of these services are available close to or in Arapahoe County. If you are looking for more information, please Ask a Librarian, and we will meet with you in person to answer your questions. You can also call the library at 303-542-7279.


City and County Services

211 / Mile High United Way, opens a new window 

  • Call: 211 or 1-866-760-6489 for English or Spanish
  • Calls are free and confidential
  • ELA and citizenship classes
  • Immigration support and legal services
  • Low-Income housing, medical Insurance, clinics, and more

311 Denver Help Center   

  • Call: 311 or 720-913-1311 for English or Spanish
  • Answers to your questions about city services
  • Motor vehicle registration, missed trash collection, and more

City of Aurora - International and Immigrant Affairs

  • Call: 303-739-7521
  • The City of Aurora works to integrate immigrants into civic life and policy. They are here to listen to your desires and concerns.
  • They also plan cultural activities and celebrations throughout the year.

Colorado Refugee Services Program

  • Call: 303-863-8214
  • The Colorado state office in charge of refugee resettlement and assistance
  • They can tell you what resources are available to help with learning English, medical assistance, housing, and other issues


Family and Children's Services

Denver’s Great Kids Head Start

  • Tel. 720-913-0900
  • Services for children ages 3-5 from low-income families
  • Includes early childhood education, development, nutrition, medical services, etc.
  • Spanish-speaking staff is available. Referral required

Denver Public Schools: Newcomer Program, opens a new window

  • Tel. 720-423-2040
  • Center for middle school students who are new to Denver and have limited or interrupted education and limited English skills. Call for more information

Gathering Place

  • Tel. 303-321-4198
  • Drop-in child care for women and their children experiencing homelessness
  • Also provides resources and referrals. Spanish-speaking staff are available


Finding Jobs

The library also offers free computer classes to all members of our community. Please check our schedule for the current availability. If you need classes in Spanish, you can Ask a Librarian.

9 to 5 National Association of Working Women

  • Tel. 303-628-0925
  • Information on workers’ rights and dealing with conflicts at work
  • Special emphasis on supporting female workers
  • Training on sexual harassment and discrimination

El Centro Humanitario Para los Trabajadores

  • Tel. 303-292-4115
  • Promotes the rights and well-being of day laborers in Colorado through education, job skills, leadership development, united action and advocacy.

Centro San Juan Diego

  • Tel. 303-295-9470
  • Small business help and tax preparation
  • GED preparation and English language classes
  • Legal nights every first Wednesday of the month, from 5:30-7:00 pm

Mi Casa Resource Center

  • Tel. 303-573-1302
  • Business development, entrepreneurial training, and free patent help
  • ELA classes, GED preparation, computer classes
  • CareerReady Colorado certification, help with finding jobs and making resumes

Small Business Development Center - Aurora and South Denver

  • Tel. 303-620-8076
  • Free business consulting and low-cost training
  • Help with developing a plan for your business, manufacturing, lending, exports and imports, market research help, and other questions

Spring Institute for Intercultural Learning

  • Tel. 303-863-0188
  • English classes, GED preparation, driver's license
  • Citizenship classes
  • Help foreign-trained doctors and nurses find work in healthcare

Work Options for Women

  • Tel. 720-944-3393
  • Provides free training in food service, including classes
  • Help with job-search, resumes, and interviews

Workforce Centers in Denver

  • Tel. 720-913-1999
  • Job-seeking services and computer classes.
  • Certain programs require documentation of citizenship or refugee status.


Housing and Food Assistance

Colorado Housing Search

  • Tel. 1-877-428-8844
  • Search online for local housing (to rent or own) in English and Spanish.

Colorado Housing and Finance Authority

  • Tel. 1-800-877-2432
  • Provides information on buying or renting a home
  • Information about fair housing laws
  • List of HUD-approved lenders
  • Services available in English and Spanish

Denver Housing Authority

Mercy Housing Colorado

  • Tel. 303-830-3300
  • Provides affordable housing for low- to moderate-income families
  • Housing also provided for older people and those with special needs


Health Services

Asian Pacific Development Center

  • Tel. 303-923-2920
  • Culturally appropriate health and mental health counseling
  • Youth-at-risk programs and victim’s assistance services
  • Staff language skills include Spanish, some Eastern European languages some African languages, and 21 Asian languages

Colorado PEAK

  • Tel. 1-855-752-6749
  • Online service to help people in Colorado apply for medical benefits, including health insurance

Clínica Tepeyac

  • Tel. 303-458-5302
  • Basic medical services for individuals and families without insurance or other access to healthcare services
  • Includes: physical exams, immunizations, cancer screenings, and diabetes management
  • Must make appointment to be seen. Staff speaks Spanish and English

Metro Community Provider Network (MCPN)

  • Tel. 303-360-6276
  • Provides affordable medical care, mental health services, and dental care
  • Services are for people who do not have insurance or are low-income

Servicios de la Raza

  • Tel. 303-458-5851
  • Mental health services, HIV/STI testing, and health care enrollment help
  • Youth services
  • Help for victims of violent crimes and domestic violence
  • Job and career guidance


Legal and Immigration Support Services

African Community Center

  • Tel. 303-399-4500
  • Help for African refugees
  • Free case workers to help with housing, finding a job, and becoming more comfortable in the United States
  • Many languages spoken

American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)

Catholic Charities

  • Tel. 303-742-4971
  • You do not have to be Catholic. They help everyone. Services are not free, and they will ask for a small payment (about $35).
  • Legal advice about immigration and legal representation for immigration applications
  • Senior Services

The Center for Trauma and Resilience

  • Tel. 303-718-8289 (Español), 303-894-8000 (English)
  • Free immigration services to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence and stalking
  • Immediate help for victims of crimes as well as trauma counseling, case management and support groups
  • Specific programs for children, families and the elderly

Colorado Legal Services

  • Tel. 303-837-1313
  • Legal services for low-income individuals on civil matters, including domestic violence, housing issues, healthcare and public benefits
  • Spanish-speaking staff are available

Justice and Mercy Legal Aid Clinic (JAMLAC)

  • Tel. 303-839-1008
  • Free bilingual legal representation for immigration, family law, bankruptcy, and other general civil matter cases
  • Free legal nights and consultations. Please call the number above to schedule your visit

Jewish Family Services

  • Tel. 303-597-5000
  • You do not have to be Jewish. They help everyone.
  • Free citizenship classes, including tutoring and translators
  • Other services include health care, food pantry, school supplies, and job help

Lutheran Family Services

  • Tel. 303-980-5400
  • You do not have to be Lutheran. They help everyone.
  • Free services for refugees and asylees
  • Adoption and pregnancy counseling
  • Older adult and caregiver services

Littleton Immigrant Resource Center at Bemis Public Library

  • Tel. 303-795-3968
  • Citizenship classes for $45 (or based on your income)
  • Free ELA classes: beginner and intermediate
  • Help with applying for a job or college
  • One-on-one ELA tutoring with one-time yearly fee of $35
  • Affordable legal services

Rocky Mountain Victim Law Center

  • Tel. 303-295-2001
  • Free legal services for victims of violent crime (Victims must be current residents of Colorado or victims of crimes that occurred in the state)


Tax Preparation

AARP Tax Aid

  • Tel. 1-888-687-2277 (English), 1-877-342-2277 (Español)
  • Free tax preparation service for low-to moderate-income taxpayers - especially those 60 and older

Centro San Juan Diego

  • Tel. 303-295-9470
  • Small business help and tax preparation in English and Spanish
  • GED preparation and English language classes
  • Legal nights every first Wednesday of the month, from 5:30-7:00 pm

Denver Asset Building Coalition

  • Tel. 303-388-7030
  • Tax preparation assistance and tax education classes
  • Spanish staff available during tax season (February 1-April 15), and during the rest of the year with advance notice


Translators and Interpreters

Colorado Association of Professional Interpreters

  • Professional association for interpreters in Colorado.
  • Provides online directory of interpreters in the state.

The Interpreter Network

  • Tel. 303-863-0188
  • Interpretation and translation services by trained and certified professionals
  • Over 80 languages are represented. Call for fees and scheduling

The Translation and Interpretation Center

  • Tel. 303-996-0976
  • Paid services, with discounts for immigrants and refugees
  • Transcription and translation services, interpretive services
  • Certified document translations
 
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