Colorado Citizens ID Collaboration Project
This project is designed to assist low-income, disabled, homeless and elderly citizens seeking documentation of their identity and citizenship in order to obtain health care, public benefits, housing, transportation, employment and secure other essential human rights.
Colorado Department of Human Services
The Colorado Department of Human Services oversees the state’s 64 county departments of social/human services, the state’s public mental health system, Colorado’s system of services for people with developmental disabilities, the state’s juvenile corrections system and all state and veterans’ nursing homes, through more than 5,000 employees and thousands of community-based service providers. Colorado is a state-supervised, county-administered system for the traditional social services, including programs such as public assistance and child welfare services.
Colorado PEAK (Program Eligibility and Application Kit)
PEAK is a Web-based portal designed to provide clients and community partners with a modern and easily accessible tool to apply for public assistance benefits. It currently allows new clients to screen themselves for potential program eligibility and allows our existing clients to check on their benefits.
Colorado Foreclosure Hotline
The Colorado Foreclosure Hotline is a free service to Colorado homeowners who have questions about their home loans. You can also call 1-877-601-HOPE. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Guide to Avoiding Foreclosure can help if you're in foreclosure now or worried about it in the future. You can also call 1 (800)-225-5342.
Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LEAP)
The Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LEAP) provides assistance with heating bills during the winter months. To receive assistance, you must submit an application to the county where you reside. Applications will be accepted from November 1 through April 30. Call 1-866-HEAT-HELP (1-866-432-8435) to find out if you are eligible and where to fill out an application or visit the LEAP website.
The state's employment portal includes tools to help you find your next job to directions about how to register for unemployment benefits. There is easy access to the online services available today, as well as a comprehensive list of answers to questions often asked by Colorado job seekers and employees.