Resources

Constituents of House District 27 CAn BENEFIT FROM THE FOLLOWING SERVICES:

 
 
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Environment

Air Alerts - Jefferson County’s Public Health website offers real time alerts on air quality.

Report a Smoking Vehicle - This program administered by the state of Colorado allows you to report a smoking or vehicle with smokey exhaust.

Outdoor Burning -Jefferson County’s Public Health site on Open burning offers information on how to obtain burn permits, Burn restrictions, and Burn forecasts, Additionally, Jefferson County Environmental Health Services offers a information on when to burn and how to report violations at Jefferson County Wood Burning Regulations

Environmental Business contacts - Jefferson County’s website offers business listings sorted by Recycling and related service centers.

Jefferson County Public Health Environmental Land Use Planning - Review residential and commercial development proposals, in unincorporated and within Jefferson County. Provide testimony and expertise regarding public and environmental health issues. Provides answers to Frequently asked questions and contacts.

Jefferson County Environmental Health Services Wildfires & Smoke - Find out how smoke affects you and if you are at risk. Tips on how to protect yourself, and important links to the CDC and State of Colorado air quality sites.

 
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Transportation

Jefferson county Express - JeffCo Express was designed to fill the gaps between human service and public transportation services and to facilitate the integration of individuals with disabilities into the workforce and full participation in the community. 

Jeffco Public Schools Special Needs - Transportation Contacts - From Terminal locations to Director Contacts, this page is designed to put Jefferson County residents in touch with educational transportation services for those with special needs.

Senior Resource Center/Community Wheels - Providing seniors access to group transportation fo medical appointments. Additional information on Flexride An RTD direct route service.

Denver Regional Mobility & Access Council’s “Getting There Guide” - A project of the Colorado Nonprofit Development Center bringing specialized transportation providers and riders together. This document is an exhaustive references of special needs transportation services in the Denver area.

 
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Education

Jefferson county schools STEM Programs - Provides basic information on Jefferson County Public Schools STEM programs including participating school locations and contacts.

Jefferson county schools Gifted and Talented program - This site has exhaustive information on the Jefferson County Schools Gifted and Talented program. Beginning with the Definitions and assessments for GT(Gifted and Talented) Student it provides resources to getting your child identified as a GT Student with Jefferson County Schools. It also provides links with helpful information on how to find a GT school, and how to transfer your child. additionally it contains Information on special classes, deadlines and Parent Resources.

Jefferson county schools Special Education - manages special education services, serves students, teachers, and parents in Jefferson County. Provides information and access to special educational services for a wide range of disabilities; Autism, Hard of Hearing, Learning Disability, Significant Emotional Disorders, and Significant Support Needs students.

Jefferson county schools International Student Exchange
Study Abroad
Jeffco Public Schools does not offer its own study abroad program for high school students, but study abroad opportunities exist. This page has lists of many agencies that are allowed to place students in Jefferson County Schools. and contact information for the Director of International Student Exchanges for Jefferson County.

Jefferson county schools Adult ESL English Second Language - offers Day and night classes for adults 18+ for a minimal fee. Sessions are about 16 weeks with 3 separate semesters. It is offered in four locations. Page has contact information.
El condado de Jefferson ofrece clases diurnas y nocturnas para adultos mayores de 18 años por una tarifa mínima. Las sesiones son de aproximadamente 16 semanas con 3 semestres separados. Se ofrece en cuatro localidades. La página tiene información de contacto.
303-982-5221 Información en Español

Jefferson county schools Options for Pregnant or Parenting Teens Program provides a comprehensive program to support and empower young parents through family health and child development education. It also teaches parenting practices and skills, early childhood education, and family advocacy. This page contains Basic information, Child Care House and Contact information.
File for an Application for Child Care assistance
Healthcare - Clinic Locations
Workforce Innovation Opportunity Act

Jefferson County Schools Indigenous/Native/1st Nation Education - A Program for Indigenous peoples to meet the unique cultural academic needs of indigenous students.

Jefferson County Schools Career links - Information for families and Industry and Community about work based learning opportunities.

Jefferson County Public Schools Outdoor Lab - Providing outdoor natural education opportunities at Mt. Evans and Windy Peak

 
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Housing

Colorado Housing Connects - A nonprofit organization dedicated to providing all residents of Adams, Arapahoe, Broomfield, Denver, Douglas and Jefferson counties with reliable, trustworthy access to general housing and fair housing resources.

Properties available through the Jefferson County Housing Authority. Listings of many properties available for purchase through the Jefferson County Housing Authority.

Jefferson County Housing Authority Section 8 - Information on how to access section 8 or Housing Choice Voucher (HCV).

Jefferson County Resource Directory Housing Services - This is an exhaustive list of housing services available in the Jefferson county area.

Brothers Redevelopment Inc- A Nonprofit Brothers has worked with countless supporters and tens of thousands of volunteers to provide a broad spectrum of housing-related services to hundreds of thousands of clients across the state. Brothers promotes, develops and preserves sustainable affordable housing.

Jefferson County Community Development - Information on the collaborative efforts for grants and programs, fair housing, planning and the Jeffco housing exchange.Documents for 2015-2019 Five-Year Consolidated Plan Community Services Block Grant 2017 Outcomes Community Services Block Grant 2016 Outcomes Jeffco Senior Housing Report Prepared by The Highland Group April 1, 2017 Jefferson County CSBG CNA: Executive Summary Jefferson County CSBG CNA: Findings Report PY16 Action Plan

General Assistance Jefferson County General Assistance program provides emergency financial help to eligible, low-income Colorado residents. Find information about eligibility, and how to apply.

Federal Housing and Urban Development Complaint Site - If you believe your rights may have been violated, we encourage you to submit a complaint. Because there are time limits on when a complaint can be filed with HUD after an alleged violation, you should submit a complaint as soon as possible.

Mile High United Way’s 2-1-1 is a free and confidential community referral service that connects callers with resources which provide food, shelter, rent assistance, clothing, child care options and other types of community assistance. Trained referral specialists are multi-lingual and available to help individuals with real-time resources in our community.

 
 
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Healthcare

Colorado Indigent Care Program - provides discounted health care services to low-income people and families.  Discounted health care services are provided by Colorado hospitals and clinics that participate in the CICP. Includes information on eligibility requirements and how to apply.

Metro Community Provider Network - Clinics all over Jefferson County including Jefferson Center Health Homes and the Kids and Teen clinics at Stein Elementary and Jefferson High School. MCPN serves patients with Medicaid, Medicare, CHP+ and sliding scale. Spanish speaking services available. Contact Navigation to be referred to a health home located at Jefferson Center.

Carin’ Clinic - This is a low cost health center serving uninsured children from birth to 18 years of age.  Carin' Clinic serves children that have Medicaid, CHP+, and children with no health insurance  Jefferson County residents only. Mon & Fri (9am-2pm), Tues – Thur (12pm-7pm)  Closed on Weds and Fridays in June and July

The Action Center – Health Navigators goal is to give clients a continuum of services to meet their current needs and the means to become self-sufficient. It is through the following programs that The Action Center gives help, provides hope and builds dignity while breaking the cycle of poverty.

Jefferson County Public Health Department Clinics: Services: Community Health Services, WIC Program, Immunizations, HIV Counseling and Testing, Family Planning, Nutrition Services, STD Clinic, Women’s wellness exams, Pap smears, Vasectomy Services, and other community health services like tobacco cessation.

Planned Parenthood - Offers women’s health services, STD testing, birth control services, pregnancy testing/options/services, Men’s sexual health services

 
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Veterans

Jefferson county Business & Workforce Center for Veterans - Priority employment services for veterans. Services for Disabled Veterans. Employment assistance

Jefferson Center for Mental Health Veteran and Military Family Services - Professional, confidential counseling, assistance in accessing community resources and support groups for help with a variety of issues. We understand the unique needs of the military family.

Jefferson County Human Services Veterans Services - Jefferson County Veterans Services Office assists Jefferson County residents who served in the United States armed forces obtain any and all Veterans Administration 

 
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LGBTQ+ Rights

GIC- Gender Identity Center The GIC is dedicated to providing quality social and clinical support to our community. Support groups and Community. Access to information on Transgender friendly services.

The Center On Colfax - Offering Programs, Events and services to LGBTQ giving voice to Colorado's lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) community and playing a pivotal role in statewide initiatives to reduce harassment and discrimination.

LGBT Support groups - From PsychologyToday.com A list of support groups in Arvada that are for LGBT

Jefferson county Pride - A community-based organization focused on helping make the world around us a better, happier place. With the help of our tireless staff, we organize fundraisers, exciting community-building events, and in-depth training sessions for our volunteers. Jefferson County Pride in Port Townsend

The Matthew Shepard Foundation - empowers individuals to embrace human dignity and diversity through outreach, advocacy and resource programs. We strive to replace hate with understanding, compassion and acceptance.

 
 
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Women's Rights / Reproductive Rights

Healthy Relationships Classes- ten-week course is open to anyone 13 – 16 years of age. Participants will look at how to create and maintain healthy successful relationships with peers, family, and the world around them. The curriculum for this series of classes was created in part using feedback received from youth.

Planned Parent Hood Arvada - Nation’s leading providers of high-quality, affordable health care, and the nation’s largest provider of sex education. With or without insurance

Family planning clinics and services - information about family planning and where to find free or reduced-price birth control and list of Title X Family Planning clinics.

 
 
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Firearm Safety

University of Colorado Boulder Center for the study and prevention of Violence - Engages in high quality multidisciplinary research and provide a wide-range of supports to those who are implementing evidence-based programs, practices and policies to promote positive youth development and reduce problem behaviors (e.g., violence, delinquency, and substance abuse).

Safe2Tell - Colorado allows for early interventions to take place in regards to behaviors identified as precipitators to violence and for those behaviors that endanger the health and well-being of youth. File Reports, get information on danger signs

Colorado Gun Violence and Firearm-Related Deaths - In 2016, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported 38,658 firearm related deaths occurred in the United States. See how Colorado stacks up against national gun violence statistics.

Colorado Gun Laws - Lots of information about fire arms laws in Colorado. CCW, Other Carry, Off Limit Areas and Statutes.

Labor

AFSCME Council 76 - Creates a better quality of life for working people by fighting for fair, safe, and equitable working environments while improving the quality of public services for Colorado citizens. We strive to build self-sufficient locals through active members and a strong council.

Denver Area Labor Federation - One of nearly 500 state and local labor councils of the AFL-CIO and are the heart of the labor movement. Founded in 1882 as the AFL-CIO Central Labor Council for the Denver Metro Area, DALF represents more than 90,000 union members and their families through its political and organizing programs.

Listing of Labor Unions in Denver County -

 
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Homelessness

Jefferson County Food Banks / Assistance programs

Mean Street Ministry  - Aims to bring transformation in the lives of the broken through outreach and building relationships

CLOSE TO HOME - Shining a bright light on the broad reach of homelessness and mobilizing people to take action and support solutions.Volunteer, Donate, Educate.

Colorado Coalition for the Homeless - Works collaboratively toward the prevention of homelessness and the creation of lasting solutions for homeless and at-risk families, children, and individuals throughout Colorado. Help with housing medical services and more.

Colorado Legal Services - Provides meaningful access to high quality, civil legal services in the pursuit of justice for low-income persons and vulnerable populations.

Shelter Listings - Dedicated to serving the homeless and low-income. Our shelter list consists of over 3,000 listings and includes emergency shelters, homeless shelters, day shelters, transitional housing, residential drug/alcohol rehabilitation programs, supportive housing and permanent affordable housing. 

The Gathering Place - The Gathering Place is located at 1535 High Street in Denver, just north of Colfax Avenue on High Street and next door to a Sinclair gas station. on RTD's Route 15 (East Colfax Avenue) and approximately 1.5 miles east of downtown Denver. Laundry, Showers, Outgoing Phone, Mail, Physical/Mental Health, Nap room, Food Pantry, Clothes, Job readiness, High School Equivalency, Computer Lab,

Unemployment

Business & Workforce Center - Serving Jefferson, Clear Creek and Gilpin Counties is a member of the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment’s statewide network of workforce centers, which provide a variety of no-cost services to job seekers and businesses.

Business & Workforce Center Career Center - All services are free to Colorado residents

Jefferson County Jobs - Begin your career today with Jefferson County Government.

City of Arvada's jobs Portal

Colorado Department of Labor and Employment Jobs & Training Career Help, Training, Resume Guidance, Skills assessments.

Colorado Department of Labor and Employment Unemployment Benefits.

Colorado Department of Labor Division of Vocational Rehabilitation - Helps individuals with disabilities prepare for, obtain, advance in, and maintain employment by providing a range of services based on your individual employment needs and goals.