This page includes resources for basic needs of residents of Bent County, Colorado. Whether you are looking for help with rent control, finding places to get food or crisis services, you can begin here.
You can find more resources available to all Coloradans here.
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Bent County COVID-19 Updates and Information
Bent County has a page with up-to-date COVID-19 information and resources for residents.
211 Colorado is a statewide community resource connecting individuals and families to critical resources including food, shelter, rental assistance, childcare, and more. Call 2-1-1 or Text your zip code to 898-211 (message and data rates apply). You can also access their web based search function for more help.
FindHelp.org is the most comprehensive, accurate, and up-to-date aggregation of free and reduced-cost programs helping Americans affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Five Loaves Food Pantry
Five Loaves Food Pantry serves those in need during our daylight saving time hours of 4:00-5:30pm on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of every month. The pantry carries canned good, meat and dairy products in addition to non-food items. Located at 209 East 1st Street in McClave (the site of the former McClave store)
Care and Share Food Bank of Southern CO
The Care and Share Food Bank of Southern Colorado has locations and partners across Southern Colorado that can connect residents with food resources at pantries, kitchens and box distribution sites. Check their website for more information and to find food near you. To view the site in Spanish, navigate to the top right corner of the page and use the language menu.
If you are unsafe or being abused by someone in your family or by a partner, call 9-1-1.
To get help call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) or go to thehotline.org. Help is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Child Abuse and Neglect
To report suspected child abuse or neglect call the Colorado Child Abuse and Neglect Hotline at 1-844-CO-4-Kids. Learn more about child abuse and neglect and supports for families at co4kids.org.
To report concerns of mistreatment or self-neglect for an at-risk adult, contact Adult Protective Services at the local county human services office where the at-risk adult lives.
Helping Hands of Las Animas
Helping Hands offers free budgeting classes at the applicants’ convenience. Classes are available on an individualized basis. Volunteers are willing to meet around your schedule. There is also a USDA Commodities Program on the second Monday of every month at 10:00 am at the Bent County garage behind the Bent Courthouse.
Colorado Coalition for the Homeless
Colorado Coalition for the Homeless supports individuals across the state. Activated Respite provides motel rooms for people experiencing homelessness with confirmed or suspected COVID-19 via active symptoms or a positive COVID test within the last 10 days. To view the site in a different language, use the 'Select Language" tool in the top right corner of the page.