Financial and Expense Assistance

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*If you are looking for direct financial or housing assistance, please contact one of the organizations below*

Alpha Center

1212 South College Avenue
Fort Collins, CO 80524
Phone: (970) 221-5121
Website: www.thealphacenter.org/
Services: Can help with limited ultrasounds, diapers, and formula

Catholic Charities

460 Linden Center Drive
Fort Collins, CO 80524
Phone: (970) 484-5010
Website: www.ccdenver.org/
Services: Can help with food, rent & utilities, and discounted bus passes.
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Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP)

Phone: (970) 498-6352
Website: www.larimer.org/humanservices/assistance/ccap.htm
Services: Daycare assistance.
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Christ Center Community Church

2700 South Lemay Avenue
Fort Collins, CO 80525
Phone: (970) 223-5770

Colorado Fund for People with Disabilities

1355 S. Colorado Blvd., Suite 120
Denver, CO 80222
Phone: (303) 733-2867
Fax: (303)733-2862
Website: www.cfpdtrust.org/

Colorado Indigent Care Program

Phone: (800) 221-3943
Website: www.colorado.gov/pacific/hcpf/colorado-indigent-care-program
Services: Provides discounted health care services to low-income people and families

Colorado Peak

Web: www.colorado.gov/PEAK
Services: Provides information on eligibility for cash, food, and medical assistance benefits. Allows individuals to apply, review assistance benefits, and report changes to their account online.

Energy Resource Center

3543 S. Lincoln Avenue, Suite 2
Loveland, CO 80537
Phone: (970) 617-2807
Web: https://www.erc-co.org/
Services: The Energy Resource Center is a non-profit organization that offers free services for income-qualified households. Our mission is to help families make their homes energy efficient, increasing their quality of life while reducing monthly energy bills. Services provided include HVAC, insulation, air-leakage, hot water heaters, lighting, faucets, refrigerators and more.

Larimer County Dept. of Human Services

Fort Collins:
1501 Blue Spruce Drive
Fort Collins, CO 80524
Phone: (970) 498-6300

200 Peridot Ave.
Loveland, CO 80537
Phone: (970) 498-6300

Estes Park:
1601 Brodie Ave.
Estes Park, CO 80517
Phone: (970) 498-6300


  • Cash Assistance
  • Food Assistance
  • Low-income Energy Assistance
  • Medical Assistance
  • Childcare Assistance
  • Medicare Premium Assistance

Low Energy Assistance Program (LEAP)

1501 Blue Spruce Drive
Fort Collins, CO 80524
Phone: (970) 498-7725 or (866) 432-8435
Website: www.colorado.gov/cdhs/leap
Email: leap@larimer.org
Services: Helps eligible hard-working Colorado families, seniors and individuals pay a portion of their winter home heating costs.

Maternity Assistance Program

200 W. Oak Street
Fort Collins, CO 80521
Website: https://www.larimer.org/health/maternal-child-and-family-health/prenatal-plus-program
Services: The Prenatal Plus Program is a Colorado State funded program for all pregnant women who are Medicaid eligible and who meet the risk criteria for the program. This program is not limited to first time mothers. The goal is to improve birth outcomes by reducing the number of low birthweight infants born to qualifying women and promote early access to prenatal care.

Medical Assistance Program

This program provides electric medical rates to customers who:

  • Require the use of medically necessary equipment in their household and/or
  • Have medical conditions requiring air conditioning during the summer billing months

Services: Depending on the medical condition of the resident, account-holders may qualify for an electric medical rate for electric costs related to the medical equipment and/or for air conditioning during the summer months.
Website: https://www.fcgov.com/utilities/residential/rates/electric/medical-assistance/

MetLife Center for Special Needs Planning

Metropolitan Life Insurance Company
300 Davidson Ave.
Somerset, NJ 08873-4175
Website: www.metlife.com/individual/planning/special-needs/index.html#overview
Services: Helps families plan for the future of their dependents with special needs, including preserving government benefits and providing insurance and other financial solutions which can help provide lifetime quality care.

Neighbor to Neighbor

1550 Blue Spruce Drive
Fort Collins, CO 80524
Phone: (970) 484-7498
Affordable housing program: (970) 221-1784
Website: www.n2n.org

  • Rent assistance
  • Rental counseling

Realities for Children Charities

308 East County Road 30
Fort Collins, Co 80525
Phone: (970) 484-9090
Website: www.realitiesforchildren.com/

  • Provides emergency funding to children in Larimer County who have been abused, neglected or are at-risk
  • Youth Agency Support
  • Provides education to the community about local child abuse problems and providing information on how people can be a part of active solutions
  • Youth Activities

Salvation Army

3901 South Mason Street
Fort Collins, CO 80525
Phone: (970) 207-4472
Services: Can help with food, rent, utilities, and discounted bus passes.

St. Elizabeth’s

5450 South Lemay Avenue
Fort Collins, CO 80525
Phone: (970) 226-1303
Website: www.seas-parish.org/
Email: seas@seas-parish.org
Services: Can help with rent and utilities.

St. Joseph’s Catholic Church

101 N. Howes St.
Fort Collins, CO 80521
Phone: (970) 482-4148
Fax: (970) 221-0635
Website: www.stjosephfc.org/
Services: Can help with rent assistance.

The Family Center/ La Familia

309 Hickory Street #5
Fort Collins, CO 80524
Phone: (970) 221-1615
Fax: (970) 4167448
Website: www.thefamilycenterfc.org/
Email: info@thefamilycenterfc.org

  • Free Dental, Vision, & Hearing Screenings
  • Free Medicaid/CHP+ Application Assistance
  • Free Community Garden and Gardening Classes
  • Nutrition and Cooking Classes
  • El Nidito Early Childhood Education
  • Advocacy Closet & Utility Assistance
  • Partner Programs
  • Parents as Teachers (PAT)
  • K-6 Programs
  • Volunteer Opportunities
  • ESL Classes
  • Family Development Coaching

Tax Help Colorado

Tax Help Colorado offers free tax preparation assistance to families who earn less than about $54,000 a year, helping to ease the burden of commercial tax preparation costs on low-wage earners.
Multiple Colorado Locations
Website: http://www.garycommunity.org/tax-help?coords=POINT%28-105.084423%2040.5852602%29&location=Ft%20Collins&distance=5

United Way of Larimer County

525 West Oak Street, Suite 101
Fort Collins, CO 80521
Phone: (970) 407-7066
Website: www.uwaylc.org/

  • Aging Services
  • Disaster Recovery
  • Donation Referrals
  • Food, Housing and Utility Assistance
  • Health & Medical Needs
  • Legal Assistance

Villages Affordable Housing Program

Phone: (970) 416-2910
Website: https://housingcatalyst.com/property-portfolio/discover-the-villages/
Services: Housing at affordable rates.

Vineyard Resource Center

1201 Riverside Ave.
Fort Collins, CO 80524
Phone: (970) 484-6755
Website: www.vineyardotr.org/main/index.php/community/outreach
Services: Provide clothes, food and personal items to those who find themselves under-resourced


Please note The Arc of Larimer County does not endorse/guarantee any service listed in the resource guide. Being listed on the resource guide does not mean that the organization/person/service is affiliated with The Arc of Larimer County. This guide is meant for informational purposes only for individuals/families of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD). We strongly suggest that individuals/family members independently verify all claims made by businesses/individuals/services on the resource guide. If you would like to make a correction to a resource or request a new listing, please contact info@arclc.org.