Community Resource Guide

Hello and welcome!

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 Book a Librarian, and we will meet with you in person to answer your questions.

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City and County Services:

211 / Mile High United Way 

  • Call: 211 or 1-866-760-6489 for English or Spanish
  • Calls are free and confidential
  • ESL 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

Colorado Refugee Services Program

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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

  • Tel. 720-424-0600, 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 is available

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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 Book a Librarian or the Denver Public Library provides computer classes in Spanish.

9 to 5 National Association of Working Women

  • Tel. 303-628-0925, 1-800-522-0935
  • 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
  • English classes, GED preparation, computer classes
  • CareerReady Colorado certification, help with finding jobs and making resumes

Small Business Development Center - Aurora and South Denver

  • Tel. 303-795-0142
  • 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. 720-865-5619; 720-944-1615; 720-865-4800; 303-342-2590
  • Job-seeking services and computer classes.
  • Certain programs require documentation of citizenship or refugee status.

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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.

Denver Housing Authority

Denver Urban Ministries

  • Tel. 303-355-4896
  • Food pantry and foodstamps
  • Electrical and gas bill help
  • Legal, job, and health support

Food Bank of the Rockies

HUD (U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development)

  • Tel. 303-672-5440
  • Provides information on buying or renting a home
  • Information about fair housing laws
  • List of HUD-approved lenders
  • Services available for the homeless, and more

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

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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. 303-636-1170
  • Online service to help people in Colorado apply for medical benefits

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

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

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Legal and Immigration Support Services:

African Community Center

  • Tel. 303-399-4500
  • Help for African refugees
  • Free case workers to help with housing
  • Job orientation classes
  • One-on-one guidance sessions

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 immigration applications
  • Legal representation in an immigration matter
  • Senior Services

Colorado African Organization

  • Tel. 303-953-7060
  • Provides ESL classes
  • Legal services offered for a small cost, including refugee assistance
  • Assistance navigating community resources and adjusting to life in the United States

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. 303-922-3433
  • 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 ESL classes: beginner and intermediate
  • Help with applying for a job or college
  • One-on-one ESL tutoring with one-time yearly fee of $35
  • Affordable legal services

Rocky Mountain Immigrant Action Network (RMIAN)

  • Tel. 303-433-2812
  • Free legal representation for immigrants in detention and immigrant children who have suffered from violence, abuse, or neglect

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)

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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

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Translators and Interpreters:

Colorado Association of Professional Interpreters

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

Interpreter Network of Colorado (INoC)

  • Tel. 303-831-4151, 1-888-499-7996
  • 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 (English), 303-996-0975 (Spanish)
  • Paid services, with discounts for immigrants and refugees
  • Transcription and translation services, interpretive services
  • Certified document translations
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