Ouray County: Food, Housing and Basic Needs Resources

This page includes resources for basic needs of residents of Ouray 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. 

Ouray County Updates

Ouray County has a page with up-to-date COVID-19 information and resources for residents. 


Ouray County Resources for Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities

Ouray County has a list of resources that may be useful to the older population and those while disabilities. 


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. 



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Sharing Ministries Food Bank

If you live in Montrose, Delta, San Miguel, Ouray, or Gunnison County we are here to assist you and your family. No one is ever turned away especially during these uncertain times of COVID-19. Give us a call at (970) 240-8385 and see how we can assist you with your needs. The food bank is open Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM. Services are also offered for TFAP recipients and Seniors. Visit their website or call to learn more.


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.


Food Bank of the Rockies

The Food Bank of the Rockies has locations and partners in 30 counties across Colorado, including Ouray. Click here to find a food bank in your area.

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 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.


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.

Telluride Foundation: The Good Neighbor Fund

The purpose of the Good Neighbor Fund is to promote a stable workforce in Rico, San Miguel County, West Montrose County, and Ouray County and provide emergency financial assistance to qualified applicants for daily needs such as rent, medical bills, car repair, food assistance, utility assistance and more as determined necessary to remain living and working in these counties.

Housing Resources for Western Colorado (HRWCO)

Mesa, Delta, Montrose, Gunnison, Ouray, San Miguel, Hinsdale, Dolores, San Juan, Montezuma, La Plata and Archuleta Counties are in the service area for the HRWCO Weatherization Program. The Program offers free energy efficiency and health and safety services to income qualifying residents who own or rent their home to lower bills and keep homes comfortable.

Colorado Pet Pantry 

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

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