Financial/Food/Housing

Child Care Assistance (CCAP)

(Lake County Human Services)

Assistance with childcare for families that qualify.

Sonia Luna
(719) 486-2088
112 W 5th St.
Leadville, CO 80461
Sonia.Luna@state.co.us
Cost: Family must pay a parent fee based on income
Languages: English & Spanish
Times: Mon.-Fri., 8:30 am-5:00 pm
Program/Service Access: Families may drop in, make an appointment, or be referred. Families must have children under 13 years of age and have a childcare provider (licensed or not). Families can apply for the program online here.


Community Meals

(St. George Episcopal Church)

Provides free meals to the community.

George & Ali Lufkin
200 W. 4th St
Leadville, CO 80461
(719) 486-3087
lufkinali@hotmail.com
http://www.saintgeorgeleadville.com
Cost: none
Languages: English & Spanish
Times: 11:30am Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday; 5:00pm Saturdays
Program/Service Access: anybody can drop in


Eagle’s Nest Apartments

Rent based on income.

400 W. 17th St. Suite 55
Leadville, CO 80461
719-486-5000
eaglesnest@metrexgroup.com
Cost: varies, offers Section 8 housing
Languages: English & Spanish
Times: Mon.-Fri. 9:00 am-5:00 pm; Sat. 9:00 am-3:00 pm
Program/Service Access: Drop-in during business hours to pick up an application. To qualify for Section 8 housing, applicants must complete an application, background check, and credit check (credit issues do not necessarily disqualify an applicant). All household members must have proof of residency or citizenship. Income qualifications vary depending on household size.


Food Assistance

(Lake County Human Services)

The food assistance program provides increased food purchasing power to eligible low-income households.

Sonia Luna
(719) 486-4160
112 W 5th St.
Leadville, CO 80461
sonia.luna@state.co.us
Cost: none
Languages: English & Spanish
Times: Mon.-Fri. 8:30-5:00pm am
Program/Service Access: Families may apply anytime, appointment is necessary to determine eligibility. Service is available for families with children and single individuals. At least one household member (an adult or child) must have a valid Social Security number. Families must qualify financially, meet employment requirements, and provide documents to prove eligibility requirements. To qualify, those able to work must look for work, take a job offer, or go to training (with some exceptions). Applicants can now apply online here.


Food Bank

(First Presbyterian Church)

Nonperishable foods are available through the church for persons in the community who need assistance. They also coordinate with the Matchless Treasures thrift shop in town for needed clothing and household goods.

Bob & Carol Elder
(719) 486-0673 extension 12
W. 3rd & McWethy Streets
fpcleadville@gmail.com
http://firstpresleadville.org
Cost: none
Languages: English
Times: by appointment
Program/Service Access: please call ahead


Food Bank of the Rockies

(St. George Episcopal Church)

Provides free food to the community.

George & Ali Lufkin
(719) 486-3087
200 W. 4th St.
lufkinali@hotmail.com
http://www.saintgeorgeleadville.com
Cost: none
Languages:
Times: Third Wednesday of every month at 9am (people start lining up at 8am)
Program/Service Access: anybody can drop-in at St. George



Helping Hands Assistance Grants

(Helping Hands of Lake County)

Awards small grants for food, clothing, rent, utilities, medical assistance, and medication.

Joann Cirullo
719-486-2887
Cost: none
Languages:
Times: Mon.-Fri., 8:30 am -5:00 pm
Program/Service Access: Obtain an application at Lake County Human Services (112 W 5th St., (719) 486-2088). Applicants must be a US citizen and a resident of Lake County for at least one year.


Home Improvement Loan Program (Housing Rehab)

(Upper Area Council of Governments)

Offers low-interest loans to qualified homeowners for home repairs .

Erlin Trekell or Kevin Schenk
(719) 275-4191 x111
3224-A Independence Rd.
Cañon City, CO 81212
erlin.trekell@uaacog.com
www.uaacog.com
Cost: Term and payments are set according to what homeowner can afford. Interest ranges from 1-6%. UAACOG hold a property lien until loan is repaid.
Languages: English & Spanish
Times: Mon.-Fri., 8:00 am-4:30 pm
Program/Service Access: Applicants must provide an application; credit report, estimate of monthly expenses, and proof of income for past 12 months required. The loan must be for an owner-occupied home in Fremont, Chaffee, Custer, Lake, or Teller Counties, income cannot exceed 80% of Area Median Income (AMI).
Loans up to $24,999.00 are offered for the following home repairs: new roof/repairs, foundation repair, sagging floor, heating and electrical system repairs, septic repair, and possible replacement/addition.


Housing Counseling

(Upper Area Council of Governments)

Offers a variety of counseling about housing issues.

Laura Yost
(719) 269-7687 x110
3224-A Independence Rd.
Cañon City, CO 81212
laura.yost@uaacog.com
www.uaacog.com
Cost: all services are free except for Reverse Mortgage Counseling which is $100
Languages: English, Spanish,& American Sign Language
Times: one-on –one counseling is offered during business hours, 8:00-4:30; contact the office for a schedule of group workshops

Program/Service Access: The Housing Counseling Program offers two different first-timehomebuyer’s workshops along with homebuyer, budget, and credit/debt counseling. In addition, the program can also work one-on-one with individuals to help them understand the home buying process as well as help them address any barriers to homeownership that they face.

First-Time Homebuyer’s Workshops
These one-day workshops are free to the public and take participants through the home buying process from loan application to closing and life as a homeowner. Lenders, such as CHFA, Rural Development, and others, require that borrowers participate in this type of training.

Homebuyer Counseling Workshops
An expanded version of the First-Time Homebuyers Workshop, these workshops take a more in-depth look at the home buying process and are designed for participants who need additional assistance to become homeowners. There are six workshops in the series and each workshop is two hours long.

Financial Success Classes
These one-hour classes take an in-depth look at the skills needed to achieve financial success. There are six workshops in the series.

Consumer Education
Central Colorado Housing offers workshops and one-on-one counseling to individuals on the following topics:

Foreclosure Prevention
Counselors will work with homeowners to negotiate payment arrangements with their mortgage company, and/or explore other options. Counselors will also help the homeowner reevaluate their budget and outstanding debt.

Identity Theft
The Homebuyer Education Program works with individuals to prevent identity theft and to address any issues that are the result of identity theft.


LEAP/Energy Outreach Colorado

Lake County Human Resources

Assistance with heating bills expenses

Sonia Luna
(719) 486-4160
112 W 5th St.
Leadville, CO 80461
sonia.luna@state.co.us
Cost: none
Languages: English & Spanish
Times: Mon.-Fri., 8:30 am-5:00 pm
Program/Service Access: Individuals may drop-in, make an appointment, or be referred. Eligibility is based on income and the individual must be a U.S. citizen or resident alien. Must provide documents to prove eligibility requirements. For more LEAP information, applications and eligibility requirements click here


Medicaid

(Lake County Human Services)

Family Medicaid offers Medicaid benefits for children, pregnant mothers, and families. This is a health care benefit program for low-income and special needs Colorado residents.

Sonia Luna
(719) 486-4160
112 W 5th St.
Leadville, CO 80461
sonia.luna@state.co.us
Cost: none
Languages: English & Spanish
Times: Mon.-Fri., 8:30 am-5:00 pm
Program/Service Access: Program/Service Access: Families may drop in, make an appointment, or be referred. Children ages 0-18, pregnant women, and qualifying families who meet income requirements, are U.S. citizens or permanent resident aliens, and are Colorado residents are eligible. Undocumented aliens who meet all other requirements are eligible for Emergency Medicaid only. Must provide documents to prove eligibility requirements. Applicants can now apply online here.
Family Medicaid covers the following: regular checkups, doctor visits, shots, prenatal and postpartum care, hospital care, medicine, mental health care, dental (except CHP+ pregnant women over the age of 18), eye examinations.


Special Economic Assistance

(Lake County Human Services)

Special Economic Assistance (SEA) can provide emergency financial assistance of not more than $400 per family per year to can be used to purchase services or payments for housing (rent, repairs, utilities), food, clothing, transportation (auto repairs, fuel, bus pass), uncovered medical or dental expenses, appliances/furniture, and emergency shelter.

Sonia Luna
(719) 486-4160
112 West 5th Street
Leadville, CO 80461
sonia.luna@state.co.us
Cost: none
Languages: English & Spanish
Times: regular business hours are Mon. – Fri., 8:30 am to 5:00 pm, an on-call worker is available 24/7 for crisis situations
Program/Service Access: services are only available to those with an open Child Welfare Case


Tabor Grand Apartments

The Tabor Grand provides affordable apartments for those who make between 40% and 60% of median income for Lake County.

Terrance & Debbie McNicholas
(719) 486-3889
711 Harrison Ave.
Leadville, CO 80461
DebMcNicholas@hotmail.com
Cost: rent depends on income and apartment size
Languages: English
Times: Mon.-Fri., 8:00 am-5:00 pm
Program/Service Access: Applicants must make between 40% and 60% of median income for Lake County. Applicants must meet initial income qualifications but can continue to rent even if their income subsequently rises. Documents required include identification (Social Security card, driver’s license or photo identification); 3 most recent paystubs, last year’s tax return and your most recent bank statements, and savings, credit union or money market, etc. information.


Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF)

(Lake County Human Services)

Provides short-term financial assistance to families that qualify.

Sonia Luna
(719) 486-4160
112 W 5th St.
Leadville, CO 80461
sonia.luna@state.co.us
Cost: none
Languages: English & Spanish
Times: Mon.-Wed., Fri., 8:30 am-5:00 pm
Program/Service Access: Families may drop-in, make an appointment, or be referred. To qualify, the applicant must be 18 or older, have at least one child under 18 attending school, meet income requirements, comply with the Colorado Works Program, be a U.S. citizen or permanent legal alien, and be a resident of Colorado. To qualify, at least one child in the family must be a legal citizen or resident. Required documents include proof of identity (such as a state-issued i.d.), proof of citizenship (such as a state-certified birth certificate or passport), proof of Colorado residency (such as a mortgage/lease, utility bill, phone bill or self-written statement testifying the applicant is a resident of Colorado), and proof of income for self and spouse (bank statements, registration papers for motor vehicles, vehicles’ blue book values, deed and mortgages for real property, life insurance policies, burial funds or policies, award letters, current check stubs and profit/loss sheets, if self-employed).


Tree of Sharing

(St. Vincent Hospital Foundation)

Assures that needy and deserving children in Leadville, who might not otherwise have a Christmas, receive gifts and clothing.Gift pick up is Saturday December 14th at National Mining Museum Hall of Fame.

Noreen Dewhurst
719-8395642
Cost: none
Languages:
Times:letters go out and are sent home with school students  in late September or early October. Registration forms are also available at
Lake County Public Health. Registration cut-off will be November 1. The registration packets are in Spanish and English and have all program
details explained in them.
Program/Service Access: Tree of Sharing serve children ages 17 and below, including infants and toddlers with one toy and one book per
child. At times clothing is also available. Families who feel they need assistance with holiday gifts may submit a registration. There are no
financial qualifications to be met but Tree of Sharing asks that only families in need apply. Eligible children must be Lake County Residents.
Only one registration form per address.  If two families share a home, please note it on the form.Any interested families that did not receive a letter may contact the organization or inquire at Lake County Human Services. A lake Country
utility bill may be requested for proof of residency.
Donations of money and toys accepted at St. Vincent Hospital Foundation
822 W 4th St. Leadville, CO 80461.


Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)

Food supplemental program and nutrition education for mothers and children up to age 5.

Delia
(719) 486-2749
711 Harrison St. | P.O. Box 1034
Leadville, CO 80461
Cost: none
Languages: English & Spanish
Times: Mondays 8:00-4:30pm and Tuesdays 11:00-6:30pm
Program/Service Access: call or drop-in for an appointment, services are for pregnant and breast-feeding mothers and children up to age 5, eligibility is income-based, proof of identity is required. Applicants can now apply online here.