Basic Needs

Metro CareRing


Metro CareRing is a hunger relief organization that operates one of the largest food pantries in Denver. Last year, Metro CareRing provided 148,129 hunger relief and self-sufficiency services to low-income and homeless individuals, offering food, nutrition and healthy living education, utility and transportation assistance, employment readiness programs, and identification documents.

Client Hours: 9:30 AM to 3:00 PM (Monday through Friday) and 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (Tuesday only)

P.O. Box 300459
1100 E. 18th Avenue
Denver, CO 80203


The Action Center

The Action Center’s mission is to provide an immediate response to basic human needs and promote pathways to self-sufficiency for Jefferson County residents and the homeless. Our vision is to be a fluid and financially sound agency that identifies and responds to the basic human needs of the residents of Jefferson County.

Client Services Hours – Mon, Tues, Wed and Fri – 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and Thurs – 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m

8755 W. 14th Avenue
Lakewood, CO 80215
Phone: (303) 237-7704
Fax: (303) 237-6002

Comitis Crisis Center


Comitis offers help to you. For more than 41 years we have helped the Aurora community get through emergency situations and tough times. We serve families, teenagers, children, young adults, and adults. We are here to assist you with our supportive, well trained staff and quality programs. We provide a safe shelter for individuals that find themselves homeless, and help them rebuild their lives.

2178 Victor Street, Aurora, Colorado 80045
303-341-9160 – phone; 303-343-3907 – fax
303-343-9890 -24-Hr Help Line

Friends of Man – The 100% Charity


Friends of Man helps people of all ages with a large variety of needs:

  • Mobility Equipment: (prostheses, wheelchairs, van lifts, and modifications, ramps, home modifications)
  • Medical Equipment and Procedures
  • Hearing Aids, Dentures,Glasses
  • Basic Needs: Clothing for Children, Food
  • Short-term Daycare, Prescriptions, Cobra/Health Insurance
  • And More!!

P.O. Box 937
Littleton, Colorado 80160-0937
(303) 798-2342

UnitedWayUnited Way’s 2-1-1

United Way’s 2-1-1 is a free, multilingual service that refers callers to non-emergency health and human services.
Referrals you can access by dialing 2-1-1

  • Licensed child care providers in 9-county metro Denver area • Medical clinics
  • Rental/Utility bill assistance • RX assistance
  • Housing/Emergency shelter • Senior services
  • Food/Clothing banks • Youth programs
  • Mental health assistance • Support groups
  • Dealing with and preventing abuse • Legal assistance
  • GED and ESL classes • Subsidized spay/neuter
  • Suicide intervention and prevention And more!

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