Let us navigate the complex and ever-growing maze of health and human service providers to find the help you need.
2-1-1 is the free, confidential and bilingual phone number that serves residents of 12 counties (Alamosa, Conejos, Costilla, Chaffee, Cheyenne, El Paso, Lincoln, Mineral, Park, Rio Grande, Saguache, and Teller), helping those in need navigate the complex and ever-growing maze of health and human service providers in their community.
At present, trained information specialists staff the hotline from 8am to 5pm Monday through Friday utilizing a comprehensive database of thousands of resources including federal, state, and local government agencies, private non-profits, as well as faith and community-based organizations.
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Receive hearty and fresh food for your whole family.
Local home FOOD delivery program
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GET YOUR TAXES FILED FOR FREE
Every year, we offer FREE tax help through our Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program, in partnership with the IRS.
VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) provides FREE tax preparation to individuals and families who have a household income of less than $60,000. You could be eligible for the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) – a special tax benefit from the federal government for working people with low to moderate income, designed to help reduce the amount of tax you owe and may give you a refund!
VITA sites located in Colorado Springs and Monument offer a variety of daytime, evening and Saturday appointments where free tax preparation and e-filing are available January through April. In most cases, refunds will be returned in just 10-14 days, eliminating the need to pay high fees associated with many instant refund programs.
Call 2-1-1 to schedule a VITA appointment. Starting mid-January you can schedule your appointment.
Need help getting the rent paid?
Assistance available for rent through the Colorado Emergency Rental Assistance Program.
Need help with rent? Colorado’s Emergency Rental Assistance Program has been extended and morning appointments are now available. Call 2-1-1 today to schedule your appointment!
The Emergency Rental Assistance Program helps property owners and tenants who have been unable to pay rent due to financial hardship. Applicants can apply for up to six months in back rent and three months of current rent, and then continue to apply for three-month blocks for up to 15 months of rental assistance.
Call 2-1-1 today to schedule your appointment!
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