Helpful Resources

for Veterans and their Families

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While Colorado Veterans Project mainly focuses on special events and raising awareness and funds for Veterans, we do have a large network of resources and connections in the Veteran and Military community. If you, or someone you know, is in need of help—or you’re just curious about how to get further involved in the Veteran non-profit community—we hope that the below list of resources will be of assistance.

If you are a Veteran in need of immediate help, see the Immediate Assistance section. If you are in an urgent physical or mental health emergency, dial 9-1-1. 

Activities

Services:  Adaptive Adventures provides single day experiences, multi-day experiences, camps and clinics, ongoing community days, and adventures trips free of charge to veterans with physical disabilities and their families, as well as, adults and children with physical disabilities. Adaptive Adventures offers programs in alpine skiing, nordic skiing, snowboarding, cycling, climbing, kayaking, paddleboarding, sailing, scuba, dragon boat, rafting, waterskiing, and wakeboarding. Adaptive Adventures also provides custom programs, instruction and equipment to other community organizations.

Website:  www.adaptiveadventures.org

Phone Number:  303-679-2770

Services:  Connecting children of the fallen with extra-curricular activities, mentorship, coaching, and sports.

Website:  www.aoafallen.org

Phone Number:  719-377-7352

Services:  Free week-long winter outdoor adventure retreat that includes all lodging, travel alpine ski lessons, and other activities. Free week-long summer river rafting trip for families. Free summer weekend outdoor adventure retreat in Breckenridge.

Website:  www.boec.org

Phone Number:  970-453-6422

Services:  We provide team sports opportunities for people with physical disabilities. The sports we offer include; Sled Hockey, Wheelchair Basketball, Wheelchair Lacrosse, Power Soccer, Adaptive Curling and Tennis.

Website:  www.coloradoadaptivesports.org

Phone Number:  303-523-8160

Services: We provide outdoor wilderness expeditions to veterans with disabilities.

Website:  www.nobarriersusa.org/warriors/

Phone Number: 970-484-3633

Services:  Fishing expeditions facilitate a getaway from everyday life and provide the Veteran with the skill and activity of fishing.

Website:  www.facebook.com/patriotanglers

Phone Number:  720-629-6507

Services:  Six-day therapeutic retreats for military families, active duty or veterans, follow-up supportive services for all family members, and assistance with: employment, housing, counseling, food and scholarships for all family members.

Website:  www.projectsanctuary.us

Phone Number:  720-561-9193

Services: Partners with military medical centers to provide therapeutic adaptive ski and snowboard programs, summer outdoor sport programs and individual family outreach programs.

Website:  www.vailveteransprogram.org

Phone Number:  970-476-4906

Services: Offers outdoor adventure trips for veterans. offers once-in-a-lifetime expeditions of “the land defended” and beyond. Provides outdoor leadership training and outdoor jobs to veterans.

Website:  www.vetexpeditions.com

Phone Number:  303-803-0068

Community/General

Services:  Veterans Reintegration Program, Housing, Meals,Job Search assistance, Transportation, Home environment, Veterans Staff, Resident Veteran Phd counselor, life-skills, Legal assistance, Clothing, Food bank, Financial Guidance, Drug/Alcohol Counseling

Website:  www.denveracts.org

Phone Number:  303-477-0006

Services:  Advocacy for veterans and family members in securing benefits they may be entitled to; assistance with the claims process from start to completion with the highest level of customer service. The central source of information and training for County Veteran Service Officers.

Website:  www.Colorado.gov/vets

Phone Number:  303-284-6077

Services:  Individual and group counseling for Veterans and their families. Family counseling for military related issues. Bereavement counseling for families who experience an active duty death. Military sexual trauma counseling and referral. Outreach and education including PDHRA, community events, etc. Substance abuse assessment and referral. Employment assessment & referral. VBA benefits explanation and referral. Screening & referral for medical issues including TBI, depression, etc.

Website:  www.vetcenter.va.gov

Phone Number:  719-471-9992

Services:

Military OneSource is a confidential Department of Defense-funded program providing comprehensive information on every aspect of military life at no cost to active duty, Guard and Reserve Component members, and their families. Information includes, but is not limited to, deployment, reunion, relationship, grief, spouse employment and education, parenting and childhood, and much more.

Military OneSource has policy and programmatic information, helpful resources, products, articles and tips on numerous topics related to military life. Confidential services are available 24 hours a day by telephone and online. In addition to the website support, Military OneSource offers confidential call center and online support for consultations on a number of issues such as spouse education and career opportunities, issues specific to families with a member with special needs, health coaching, financial support, and resources.

Military OneSource also offers confidential non-medical counseling services online, via telephone, or face to face. Eligible individuals may receive confidential non-medical counseling addressing issues requiring short-term attention, including everyday stressors, deployment and reintegration concerns, parenting, grief and loss, and marital problems as well as assistance with financial management, taxes, career services, health and wellness, and much more. This personalized support is available 24/7 no matter where you live or serve.

Website:  http://www.militaryonesource.mil/

Phone Number:  800-342-9647

Services:  Long-term case management, Crisis management, Mentoring/peer support, Emergency financial assistance for immediate & urgent needs, Employment training and assistance, Psychosocial education (to include parenting classes, financial classes, employment preparation, etc.), Medical and mental health referrals and connection/introduction, Assistance navigating complicated benefit processes (both governmental and non-governmental), Assistive technology resources

Website:  craighospital.org/programs/operation-tbi-freedom

Phone Number:  (855) 355-6824

Services:  The Redistribution Center, Inc. proudly provides assistance in the form of new furniture, household items, clothing, food, school supplies, and more, to the needy including wounded soldiers, veterans, and other military members and their families, locally and nationally. Located at Fort Carson.

Website:  www.redistributioncenter.org

Services include assistance with:

  • Homelessness prevention
  • Housing referrals
  • Short-term case management for the Veteran and his / her household members
  • Navigation of complex benefits systems

Referrals to access additional services to promote housing stability and alleviate chronic homelessness:

  • Temporary shelter and permanent housing
  • Medical / counseling services
  • Emergency financial and food needs
  • Mental health and substance abuse
  • Employment services
  • Legal and financial planning service

Website:  www.rmhumanservices.org/hav

Phone Number: 303-636-5600

Services:  Salute Colorado supports veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces through mentorship, networking and funding as they pave civilian life paths.

Website:  salutecolorado.org

Phone Number:  720-437-9583

Services:  Mentoring Workshops, One-on-One Transition Assistance & Corporate Education.

Website:  www.commitfoundation.org

Phone Number:  571-306-1323

Services: Scholarships, Financial Aid, Camaraderie, Social gatherings (Must be a veteran of a foreign war to join).  “To honor the dead by serving the living” – as the very first VFW Post in the nation, no words have greater meaning. The members of Post 1 are involved in all areas of veterans issues including suicide prevention, employment, homelessness as well as issues impacting women and student veterans. We provide services where needed, guidance where warranted and veterans advocacy at all times.

Website:  www.vfwpost1.org

Phone Number:  303-571-5659

Services:  Housing Assistance, Employment Assistance, VA Benefits, Public Benefits, Community Resource Navigation, Financial Health, Volunteer Opportunities, Reintegration & Peer Support

Website: www.voacolorado.org/veteran-services-center

Phone Number: 720-501-3367

Education

Services: We are a for profit company, but are offering a free tool for veterans to use that will help them select what education benefit to apply for. After conducting interviews with veterans, we found out that many are unsure of what benefit is best for them. So, we created a tool that asks veterans questions so that it can narrow down what benefit the user should apply for. Information about these benefits isn’t presented for side by side comparison elsewhere and is very detailed, which makes it difficult to figure out at times. This resource does the work and determines what benefit each veteran is eligible for.

Website:  http://2u.com/military/veterans/

Phone Number:  508-735-5448

Services: Provides scholarships for post-high school education and career training to deserving sons and daughters of Marines, and Navy Corpsmen with particular attention given to children with a deceased parent killed or wounded in action.

Website:  www.mcsf.org

Phone Number:  678-763-4820

Services:  Education Benefit, Transitional Support, Professional Development, Mental Health Services, Community and Camaradarie

Website:  www.ucdenver.edu/va

Phone Number:  303-556-2398

Services:  Comprehensive GI Bill and Military Assistance Counseling for current and incoming students Connection to on-campus and off-campus Resources for veterans and their families Transition and student engagement assistance Professional development Employment search assistance.

Website:  http://www.du.edu/veterans/

Phone Number:  303-871-3331

Employment

Services:  Resource Navigation; Employment Services; Mentorship

Website:  www.aspenpointe.org

Phone Number:  720-435-5213

Services: Provide job training, service enriched housing and re-entry programs to Veterans.  Faith-based non profit, dedicated to providing a caring nurturing environment to homeless veterans and the low income and at-risk community to build themselves up.

Website:  www.thebmce.org

Phone Number:  303-295-0376

Services: Our partnerships with local Workforce Centers allow any veteran who has served at least one day of active duty to receive additional support with their job search. Our Employment Specialist team provides intensive services to veterans and eligible spouses facing significant barriers to employment.

All veterans receive priority in all of Colorado’s Workforce Center services, and have the opportunity to work with the highly skilled, professional Workforce Center staff to find a job that maximizes potential

Website:  www.hireacoloradovet.gov

Services:  Employment preparation workshops, individual job search assistance, prisoner reentry services, computer lab, interview and work clothing.

Website:  www.denverworks.org

Phone Number:  303-433-0300

Services:  Job search/transition from military, Executive coaching, Reputation management/social media. Helping professionals and veterans gain competitive advantage, career focus and personal empowerment by teaching and leveraging the tools of Personal Branding and Reputation Management.

Website:  www.LIDA360.com

Phone Number: 800-314-5060

Services:  Entrepreneurial training, employment training, job search assistance. Our mission is to advance the economic success of Latino families by expanding opportunities for educational professional and entrepreneurial advancement.

Website:  www.micasaresourcecenter.org

Phone Number:  303-539-5600 or 303-573-1302

Services: Executive Placement Services for Transitioning Disabled Veterans, Spouses, Transitioning Military Personnel, and People with Disabilities.

Website:  www.return2work.org

Phone Number:  435-659-7139

Services:  Support Warrior Project’s helps veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces through business ventures to start and build their own businesses.

Website:   www.supportwarriorproject.org/

Phone Number:   (800) 797-9957

Services:  Employment and volunteer opportunities for veterans interested in residential energy efficiency and solar energy installation serving low-income families in the Denver metropolitan area. Provide information on training and career opportunities for veterans interested in wild land firefighting through Conservation Corps in the western U.S.

Website:   www.veteransgreenjobs.org

Phone Number:  720-236-1310

Family

Services:  Individual counseling, family counseling, and group therapy. Tricare insurance accepted for all our services.

Website:  www.afamilyharbor.org

Phone Number:  719-465-5000

Services:  Provides short term case management and some financial assistance to Active Duty and Veteran families with children who reside in Arapahoe County. The Arapahoe County Military Family Assistance Program works to address the unmet needs of military personnel and their families who reside in Arapahoe County.

Website:  www.thefamilytree.org

Phone Number:  303-467-2604

Services: The Rocky Mountain Fisher House provides a “home away from home” for military families to be close to a loved one during hospitalization for an illness, disease or injury.

Website:  www.rockymountainfisherhouse.org

Phone Number:  303-364-4616

Services: One Winter and Two Summer programs held each year in Breckenridge, CO to support the physical and mental health of seriously injured warriors from all military branches and their families. Programs are from 5 to 7 days long with all expenses paid for various outdoor adventures and mental health counseling. Winter activities include skiing, snow boarding, tubing, ice skating and crafts. Summer programs include river rafting, rock climbing, ropes course, team building and crafts.

Website:  www.WoundedHeroesFamilyAdventures.org

Phone Number: 954-871-9001

Finance

Services:  Assisting military Veterans and their families in applying for Department of Veterans Affairs benefits

Website:  www.apscnp.org

Phone Number:  720-242-8027 ext 1015

Services:  Access to transitional housing and homeless services, including showers and storage for homeless veterans.

Phone Number:  303-294-5600

Services:  Our work addresses that critical intersection of your life and your money so you can make the most of your financial resources. We do this by publishing well-researched articles and graphics that aim to help you make the most of your financial life.

Website:  www.fiscaltiger.com

Services:  Emergency financial assistance, food assistance, morale and other assistance.

Website:  www.operationhomefront.net/rockymountains

Phone Number:  866-333-2750

Services:  Shelter/transitional housing, case management and supportive services around housing and money management

Website:  www.ccdenver.org/samarilanhouse

Phone Number:  303-996-6057

Services:  Financial assistance preventing homelessness throughout the state of Colorado (Shelter- Mortgage, rent and deposit for VA HUD VASH Program), Financial assistance with Urgent Utilities (throughout the State of Colorado), Resource information; other non-profit organizations- local, or national.

Website:  www.thehomefrontcares.org

Phone Number:  719-434-1501

Services:  Leading free resource for information on the Aid and Attendance pension benefit that helps veterans and spouses of veterans pay for costs of senior care like assisted living, nursing home, or home care. All of the information, services, and resources on our website are free.

Website:  www.veteranaid.org

Phone Number:  512-910-2413

Housing

Services:  Provide job training, service enriched housing and re-entry programs to Veterans.

Website:  www.thebmce.org

Phone Number:  303-295-0376

Services:  Provides transitional housing (if veterans have income they are required to pay a portion to the program for rent), on-site case management, groups, etc. Services are provided for up to 24 months. All referrals come through the VA.

Website:  www.coloradocoalition.org

Phone Number:  303-297-4033

Services:  Provides a home away from home for families of hospitalized veterans.

Website:  www.denverfisherhouse.org

Phone Number:  888-336-8262 ext. 2049 or 303-399-8020 ext 2049

Services:  Provide financial assistance to those who put their lives on the line for the community as it relates to buying, selling or refinancing a home, or when making every day home-related purchases.

Website:  www.homesforheroes.com

Phone Number:  888-369-4376

If you are a Veteran who is homeless or at risk of becoming homeless, you can contact the National VA Call Center at 1-877-424-3838, or contact VA online through the Homeless Veterans Chat service.

Website:  www.veteranscrisisline.net

Phone Number:   1-877-424-3838

Services:  Providing crucial home repairs to qualified veterans (and others) at no cost that run the gamut from roofing to ramp building. It is all dependent on funding, of course. Qualifications include 50% or less AMI (we do make some exceptions for veterans) and they must own their homes.

Website:  www.rebuildingdenver.org 

Phone Number:  720-524-0840

Services:  We provide lodging at no cost to active duty military, veterans and their families while they’re receiving medical treatment from the Denver VA or approved VA facility.

Website:  www.rockymountainfisherhouse.org

Phone Number:  720-383-0801

Immediate Assistance

Services:  A confidential call center where combat Veterans and their families can call to talk about their military experience and other issues they are facing readjusting to civilian life.

Phone Number:  877-927-8387

Services:  Through VA’s Caregiver Support Line and Caregiver Support Coordinators, you can find the support you need to provide the Veteran you care for with the best care at home. Both of these resources can help you find help that’s close to your home.

Website:  www.caregiver.va.gov

Phone Number:  855-260-3274

If you are in a crisis or need immediate help, dial 911 or call the National Domestic Violence Hotline: (800) 799-SAFE (7233) or TTY (800) 787−3224.

Website:  http://ccadv.org/

Phone Number:   (800) 799-SAFE (7233) or TTY (800) 787−3224

If you are a Veteran who is homeless or at risk of becoming homeless, you can contact the National VA Call Center at 1-877-424-3838, or contact VA online through the Homeless Veterans Chat service.

Website:  www.veteranscrisisline.net

Phone Number:   1-877-424-3838

Services:  Education and research for PTSD and stress-related disorders.

Website:  www.ptsd.va.gov

Phone Number:  802-296-5132

Services:  Telephone or online crisis intervention for veterans who were sexually assaulted.

Website:  www.rainn.org

Phone Number:  800-656-HOPE or 877-995-5247

Services:  The Redistribution Center, Inc. proudly provides assistance in the form of new furniture, household items, clothing, food, school supplies, and more, to the needy including wounded soldiers, veterans, and other military members and their families, locally and nationally. Located at Fort Carson.

Website:  www.redistributioncenter.org

Services:  The Veterans Crisis Line connects Veterans in crisis and their families and friends with qualified, caring Department of Veterans Affairs responders through a confidential toll-free hotline, online chat, or text. Veterans and their loved ones can call 1-800-273-8255 and Press 1, chat online, or send a text message to 838255 to receive confidential support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Support for deaf and hard of hearing individuals is available.

Website:  www.veteranscrisisline.net

Phone Number:  800-273-8255 (option 1)

Text line:  838255

Services:  The WVCC staff is trained to provide women Veterans, their families, and caregivers about VA services and resources.  We are ready to respond to your concerns.  The call is free, and you can call as often as you like until you have the answers to your questions.  The Call Center is available Monday through Friday 8 AM – 10 PM ET, and on Saturdays from 8 AM – 6:30 PM ET

Website:  www.womenshealth.va.gov

Phone Number:  1-855-VA-WOMEN

Legal

Services:  Veterans in need can meet with an attorney free of charge and get information on topics such as Veterans resources, benefits, taxes, housing and family law.

Website:  www.cobar.org

Phone Number:  303-824-5323

Services:  Pierce Elliott Law was established by Servicemembers and assists Service-members and their families in understanding their rights and protections under Colorado law. We advocate to protect your hard-earned career entitlements, and your parenting rights.

Website:  www.lawyercommercecityco.com

Phone:  720-230-5827

Mental & Physical Health

Services:  Free mental health support therapy sessions with certified licensed therapeutic combat veterans, emergency financial assistance, Adopt-a-Soldier/Unit- collect essentials food/toiletry/magazine items and ship to troops serving in harm’s way.

Website:  www.amf100.org

Phone Number:  303-746-8195

Services:  Resource information, referral & navigation, adaptive recreation programs (“Challenge By Choice”), support groups (specific to brain injury).

Website:  www.biacolorado.org

Phone Number:  303-355-9969

Services:  Individual and group counseling for Veterans and their families. Family counseling for military related issues. Bereavement counseling for families who experience an active duty death. Military sexual trauma counseling and referral. Outreach and education including PDHRA, community events, etc. Substance abuse assessment and referral. Employment assessment & referral. VBA benefits explanation and referral. Screening & referral for medical issues including TBI, depression, etc.

Website:  www.vetcenter.va.gov

Phone Number:  719-471-9992

Services:  Free trauma informed yoga

Website:  www.comebackyoga.org

Phone Number: 303-956-2921

Services:  At 18 sites supported by a Washington, D.C-area headquarters, DVBIC treats, supports, trains and monitors service.

Website: www.dvbic.org

Phone Number:  800-870-9244

Services:  Yearly Wellness Women’s Exams, Gynecological Medicine; Referrals to: VA Health Benefits, Primary Care, Mental Health, Military Sexual Trauma, Pharmacy Questions, Social Work and Information on Other Potential Benefits.

Website:  www.denver.va.gov/services/women

Phone Number:   303-399-8020 x 3880

Services:  Offers full-access service dogs to veterans free of charge and support for client/dog team.

Website:  www.freedomservicedogs.org

Phone Number:  303-922-6231

Services:  Free care clinic services to veterans and their families, including: Acupuncture, Cranio-Sacral therapy and Healing Touch to ease pain and Post Traumatic Stress symptoms.

Website:  www.healingwarriorsprogram.org

Phone Number:  720-231-9484 or 303-522-6113

Services:  I help people find freedom in their minds and lives again using a curated model grounded in mindfulness-based, EMDR-aided, trauma and attachment therapy.  I firmly believe in each person’s ability to heal from patterns and memories that cause so much pain. My work focuses on helping people find more meaning, peace, and vibrancy in their lives.

If you are a Post 9/11 Veteran or a Veteran who has experienced military-related sexual assault, you qualify for confidential, unlimited, free services.

Website:  lyndseyleepsychotherapy.com

Phone Number:  303-8830-6921

Services:  Resources to support programs in meeting the needs of individuals with SCI, TBI and burn injuries.

Website:  www.msktc.org

Phone Number:  202-403-5600

Services:  Provides peer support for Combat Veterans who suffer from cognitive issues related to Traumatic Brain Injury and/or Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and have a commitment to recovery.

Website:  www.operationphoenixrecovery.org

Phone Number:  719-322-9650 or 719-505-3166

Services:  Long-term case management, Crisis management, Mentoring/peer support, Emergency financial assistance for immediate & urgent needs, Employment training and assistance, Psychosocial education (to include parenting classes, financial classes, employment preparation, etc.), Medical and mental health referrals and connection/introduction, Assistance navigating complicated benefit processes (both governmental and non-governmental), Assistive technology resources

Website:  craighospital.org/programs/operation-tbi-freedom

Phone Number:  (855) 355-6824

Services:  Our goal is to help heal the emotional wounds of military veterans by pairing them with a shelter animal that is specially selected to match his or her personality. Professional animal trainers rehabilitate the animals and teach them good manners to fit into the veteran’s lifestyle. Training can also include desensitization to wheel chairs or crutches as well as recognizing panic or anxiety disorder behaviors.

Website:  www.pets-for-vets.com

Phone Number:  804-477-2573

Services:  PTSD and Addiction Treatment for Veterans – Our free, national helpline provides confidential referrals to respected rehabilitation centers 24 hours a day.

Website:  www.rehabcenter.net

Phone Number:  1-800-570-3670