SNAP, Medicaid and Other Public Benefits Assistance
Public benefits can provide a temporary footing. Individual benefit application assistance is provided through the Colorado State Human Services online PEAK computer program, or through a traditional paper application. Colorado’s SNAP (food stamps) application process is among the most difficult in the country. Most clients need individual one-on-one assistance to complete the application, as well as understanding the process and required documents they must provide. Assistance with other public benefit programs, such as TANF, QMB (Medicare premiums), SSI/SSDI, LEAP (Low-Income Energy Assistance) & AND are also provided.
Community Resources & Referrals
Residents of Northern Jefferson County did not have a place to turn where they could visit or call for human service resource information and referrals. For services that are not offered by the Bridges to Opportunity Program, community resource information and referrals are provided to help with a wide range of needs for clients from all age groups and walks-of-life. Access to information helps clients become empowered and enables them to utilize all the resources available to them. Resources for referral include clothing banks, housing opportunities, household items, utility assistance, VA services, schools supplies, other food programs plus more.
The Bridges to Opportunity program is a partner site for the Colorado Collaborative ID Project. Vouchers to cover the cost of obtaining a State ID, State Driver License or In-State Birth Certificates are available. Contact the Bridges to Opportunity staff for more information.