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EMPOWER Colorado

EMPOWER Colorado is a statewide service of Ability Connection Colorado, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, which serves as EMPOWER’s fiscal agent. Ability Connection Colorado also supports our sister programs in the Statewide Family Support Services Program, each with individual, but similar, family- supportive missions.

Contact them at 1-866-213-4631 or visit their website at: http://www.empowercolorado.org


NAMI Colorado Law Line

NAMI Colorado has licensed volunteer lawyers who consult in eight areas of the law:

  1. Involuntary civil commitment
  2. Criminal
  3. Special Education
  4. Employment
  5. Trusts, guardianships, special needs planning, Medicaid
  6. Social security/SSI, PERA and private insurance disability benefit claim applications and appeals
  7. Family law (limited to Denver, Arapahoe, Adams and Jefferson counties)
  8. Immigration

Volunteer attorneys will provide limited, confidential legal advice and consultation that is independently given and not controlled in any way by NAMI Colorado.  Persons seeking legal information and advice in the above eight areas should contact NAMI Colorado by phone: toll free number is 1-888-566-6264 or local 303-321-3104 or email: helpline@namicolorado.org.

A NAMI Colorado staff member will screen requests, and if the above criteria are met, will provide the person with the name and phone number of the volunteer with special knowledge in one of the above areas of the law.  Upon receiving the volunteer attorney’s phone number, it is then the responsibility of the requesting person to contact that attorney by phone.  Volunteer attorneys have agreed to return calls and provide phone consultation within a 48-hour time period, excluding weekends and holidays.


Links Regarding Disability Help

A list of links has been provided for information about disability benefits in Colorado.

Social Security Disability Resource Center: http://www.ssdrc.com

Denver Metro Community Parent Resource Center: http://denvermetrocprc.org

For information on Social Security Income, Social Security Disability Income, housing and homeless resources: http://www.colorado.gov/cs/Satellite/CDHS-Main/CBON/1251575083520


Need a Cell Phone?

The Obama Phone program gives struggling low income Americans free cell phones, voice minutes and texting.

This program to help needy Americans get free cell phones and free minutes was dubbed “Obama Phone” in recent years because of its rapid expansion during the Barack Obama presidency.

To clear up any possible confusion, it is important to state up front that the Obama Phone is the popular, unofficial name of the Lifeline Assistance program. It matters little, however, what the official name is, because the Obama Phone is the name people know, what they talk about, what they remember.

To see if you are eligible and how to receive a phone plus free service, click on link https://www.obamaphone.com/.

 


Care Partners Resource

Mission Statement

CarePartnersResource.com provides practical, non-medical information to care partners, care givers and professionals in a format that is clear, to the point and user friendly.

Vision Statement

Our vision is to assist non professional care partners and caregivers maneuver through the health care system and their day-to-day challenges. It is also our vision to help caregivers, care partners and professionals manage the feelings and emotions of caregiving using the techniques of Journal Writing and Journal to the Self® workshops.

http://www.carepartnersresource.com


Recovery Trust

Creating Community-Based Vocational Opportunities For People With Mental Illness And Providing Support And Education To Their Families.

http://recoverytrust.org/index.html

Legal Center  for People with Disabilities and Older People

The Legal Center is an independent public interest non-profit specializing in civil rights and discrimination issues. We protect the human, civil and legal rights of people with mental and physical disabilities, people with HIV, and older people throughout Colorado.

The Legal Center’s primary goal is to open up the legal system to those who would otherwise be unable to voice their needs because of the complexity of the service bureaucracy, their disability or because they are unable to act on their own behalf.

The Legal Center works for systematic change in our goal to improve the quality of life for people with disabilities and seniors:

  • We work with teachers, vocational rehabilitation specialists, mental health and developmental disability providers, nursing home staff, vocational rehabilitation specialists, housing providers and others to improve the lives of people with disabilities.

  • We provide direct legal representation informally and in courts and administrative hearings.

  • We protect rights in legislation and regulations.

Legal Matters for Folks with Disabilities:

Denver Office
303-722-0300    800-288-1376    FAX: 303-722-0720
455 Sherman Street, No. 130
Denver, CO 80203

Grand Junction Office
970-241-6371    800-531-2105     FAX: 970-241-5324
322 North 8th St
Grand Junction CO 81501

email: tlcmail@thelegalcenter.org
website: http://thelegalcenter.org


Imagine!

Imagine! was established in 1963 as a private, not-for-profit organization and as the first community-centered board (CCB) in Colorado. A CCB is a local area’s single point of entry into local, state and federally funded programs for people with developmental disabilities in a community. Imagine! is currently one of 20 CCBs in Colorado.

In addition to serving as a state CCB, Imagine! also provides services designed to incorporate people with developmental, cognitive and physical challenges into the fabric of their communities. Services include educational and therapeutic services, job training and placement, recreation and leisure activities, opportunities for community living, behavioral health services, technology solutions and support for families.

http://www.imaginecolorado.org/


Mental Health America of Colorado (MHAC)

Mission
Mental Health America of Colorado is the recognized leader, collaborating to promote mental healtn, through the expansion of access to services and the transformation of systems of healthcare.

Vision
We envision a healthy Colorado free of stigma and discrimination where every person has full access to high quality services for all mental health and substance abuse conditions.

http://www.lowincomehousing.us/cty/co-Jefferson


The Second Wind Fund

Second Wind Fund believes that every child and youth at risk of suicide should have access to the mental health treatment they need.  They match children and youth at risk for suicide with licensed therapists in their communities. If a financial or social barrier to treatment is present, we pay for up to 12 sessions of therapy from one of our specialized network providers. Their unique program helps referred youth discover hope and healing in their lives.

http://thesecondwindfund.org/


The Colorado Mental Health Wellness Network

The Colorado Mental Wellness Network (formerly WE CAN!) is a statewide grassroots organization run by and for consumers. The Network is building a strong effective advocacy network in Colorado of individuals with mental health conditions through education, advocacy and peer services.

http://www.coloradomentalwellnessnetwork.org/


Colorado Capital Watch Site

This website gives up-to-date information on what the Colorado legislature is working on related to mental health.

https://coloradomentalwellnessnetwork.org/


EMPOWER Colorado

EMPOWER Colorado is a statewide service of Ability Connection Colorado, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, which serves as EMPOWER’s fiscal agent. Ability Connection Colorado also supports our sister programs in the Statewide Family Support Services Program, each with individual, but similar, family- supportive missions.

Contact them at 1-866-213-4631 or visit their website at:


Low Income Housing

We provide phone numbers, maps, address, pictures, and emails where we find them. We recommend that you call the apartments directly for faster service. Many of these apartments do not have any openings and you need to speak to apartment staff for possibilities of being put on a waiting list or other recommendations. Use the email address as a last resort as we find that many of the apartments do not frequently check their emails.  Our service is all free and hopefully can help people in need of low income housing find a safe, clean, affordable place to live.

https://www.lowincomehousing.us/cty/co-jefferson

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