Chaffee County: Food, Housing and Basic Needs Resources

This page includes resources for basic needs of residents of Chaffee 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

Do you know of a resource missing from this page? You can suggest a resource to add with this form. 

Chaffee County Updates

Chaffee County has a page for residents with community resources for financial, food, pharmacy and business assistance. 


KHEN COVID-19 Resource Guide

The radio station KHEN has created a resource guide for those seeking assistance amid the COVID-19 pandemic. 


Habitat for Humanity: Chaffee County

For information on community outreach services and government resources, see the Habitat for Humanity page. 


211 Colorado

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. is the most comprehensive, accurate, and up-to-date aggregation of free and reduced-cost programs helping Americans affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Chaffee Resources

This website provides a list of basic needs (food, clothing, housing, transportation) in Chaffee county and the surrounding areas.

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.
Domestic Violence

To get help call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) or go to 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


At-Risk Adults

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.

Chaffee County Emergency Response Fund

To learn more about the financial assistance options available in Chaffee county click here.

Habitat for Humanity: Chaffee County

For information on low cost housing options and resources, see the Habitat for Humanity page. 

Colorado Pet Pantry 

To find pet food and pantry locations visit Colorado Pet Pantry’s website

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