Independent Living & Transition Programs

Alternative Cooperative Education (ACE)
Poudre School District
2407 LaPorte Avenue
Fort Collins CO 80521
Phone: (970) 482-7420
Web: www.psdschools.org/integrated-services/transitions/school-programs/alternative-cooperative-education-ace
Services: Provides work experience, related classroom instruction and vocational transition planning for high school students with special needs.

Care Housing

1303 West Swallow Road, Building 11
Fort Collins, CO 80526
Phone: (970) 282.7522 OR (800) 659-2656
Web: www.carehousing.org/

  • Affordable housing for people making slightly more than minimum wage
  • Home Energy Savings
  • Job Seeking and Skills Classes
  • Financial Budgeting Classes
  • Computer Labs
  • Referral Services
  • Homeowner Assistance Classes
  • Annual Resident Events

Chafee Foster Care Independence Program
Colorado Department of Human Services
Division of Child Welfare
1575 Sherman Street
Denver, Colorado 80203
Phone: (303) 866-5932
Web: www.colorado.gov/cs/Satellite/CDHS-ChildYouthFam/CBON/1251589743194
Services:  Guidance with employment, money management, household management, community resources and personal skills. Services include support groups, employment assistance, communication skills, transportation assistance, rental assistance, cooking lessons, help with higher education and other individualized services.

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
541 East 3rd St.
Loveland, CO 80537
Phone: (970) 669-0380
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
Web: www.psdschools.org/integrated-services/transitions/school-programs/cooper-home

  • 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

Loveland:  118 E. 29th St., Suite C
Loveland, CO  80538
Phone: (970) 667-0816
Fax: (970) 593-6582

Web: www.disabledresourceservices.org/

  • 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

Independent Living Experience
ILE is a customized support service for adults with disabilities desiring a life of independence.

Our House Inc.
A non-profit organization that works with adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities to help further their independence.
(719) 477-0109

9299 Eastman Park Dr., Windsor, CO 80550
Phone: (970) 460-9056
Email: info@overturecolorado.com
Web: www.overturecolorado.com
Services: Provides residential, day program, behavior, employment, and other support services to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. All programs and services honor personal choice and self-direction to help the people we serve access meaningful, person-centered opportunities.

Project Search
Phone: (970) 491-5930
Web: www.projectsearch.us/
Email: susie.rutkowski@cchmc.org
Services: Provides real-life work experience to help youth with significant disabilities make successful transitions from school to adult life.

Self-Advocacy Online
Web: www.selfadvocacyonline.org

  • Provides information on healthy eating
  • Teaches how to build relationships
  • Teaches people how to speak for themselves
  • Provides information on the importance of exercising
  • Teaches organization skills

Sample Supports
620 Kimbark St.
Longmont, CO 80501
Phone: (720) 340-2387
Fax: (303) 261-8216
Web: www.samplesupports.com

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

The HERO Alliance — Homeownership Education and Resource Opportunities
11177 W. 8th Ave.
Lakewood, CO 80215
Phone: (720)941-8901
Web: www.heroalliance.org/index.html
Email: hero_alliance_colo@yahoo.com
Services: provides education, resources, and assistance for people with disabilities seeking homeownership in Colorado.    HERO has been assisting low-income persons with disabilities by empowering them with the information and assistance needed to achieve homeownership.

The Matthews House – Empowering Youth Program
415 Mason Ct, #1,
Fort Collins, CO 80524
Phone: (970) 472-4293
Fax: (970)682-1209
Web: www.thematthewshouse.org/
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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