This page includes resources for basic needs of residents of Archuleta and La Plata counties in 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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Southwest Colorado Disaster Assistance
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.
The Care and Share Food Bank of Southern Colorado
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.
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.
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.