Independent Living & Transition Programs

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Alternative Cooperative Education (ACE)
Poudre School District

2407 LaPorte Avenue
Fort Collins CO 80521
Phone: (970) 482-7420
Services: Provides work experience, related classroom instruction and vocational transition planning for high school students with special needs.

Colorado Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Offices

2850 McClelland Dr. #2000
Fort Collins, CO 80525
Phone: (970) 223-9823
Fax: (970) 223-0718
Services: Assists people with disabilities with obtaining training, equipment, counseling, and job coaching to assist them in becoming employed.

Community Connections

1307 E 5th St
Loveland, CO 80537
Phone: (970) 613-5675

Services: Provides education and training as students work toward their post school goals. Functional skills are emphasized including, independent living, recreation and vocational skills.

Community Life Center

220 N. Grant Ave.
Fort Collins, CO 80521
Phone: (970) 449-5191

  • Family Services – assists families in their pursuance of vocational education, sustainable and safe housing, parenting support, financial budgeting, community connections and aid in the increase of support networks
  • Education – improves student’s academic skills, intellectual capacity and social abilities enabling them to creatively and practically solve their educational needs and life challenges and to provide career development support to students
  • Recreation – offer recreation opportunities to children, adults and whole families

Cooper Home Learning 4 Living

217 E. Swallow Road
Fort Collins, CO 80525
Phone: (970) 482-7420

  • Job development & coaching
  • Training in work-related skills
  • Independent living preparation
  • Daily living and social skills training
  • Assistance with navigating outside agency services
  • Guidance with higher education
  • Assistance accessing public transportation
  • Leisure and reaction activities and other individualized services

Disabled Resource Services

Fort Collins:
1017 Robertson Street
Fort Collins, CO 80524
Phone: (970) 482-2700
Fax: (970) 449-6972

2154 W. Eisenhower Blvd. Unit 5
Loveland, CO 80537

Phone: (970) 667-0816
Fax: (970) 593-6582


  • Independent living skills training
  • Peer support
  • Employment assistance
  • Assists clients with the Social Security process
  • Transition Programs
  • Advocacy and information and referral services
  • Limited financial assistance for emergency needs
  • Enhancement of home accessibility
  • Low-cost equipment rentals

Our House

  • Day Programs
  • Residential Programs


4223 South Mason Street, Suite C

Fort Collins, Colorado

Project Search

Phone: (970) 491-5930
Services: Provides real-life work experience to help youth with significant disabilities make successful transitions from school to adult life.

Sample Supports:

123 E. Elizabeth
Fort Collins, CO  80524
Phone: (720) 684-6102

  • Mentorship
  • Personal Care
  • Enhanced Homemaker Services
  • Supported Community Connections Services
  • Respite Services

The Matthews House – Community Life Center

400 S. Link Lane
Fort Collins, CO 80524
Phone: (970) 449-5191

Services: The Empowering Youth Program serves youth ages 16-21 who lack significant family support in their lives as they transition into adulthood.


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