Western Slope Emergency Assistance

It’s more than money.
We help families in crisis get back on their feet.

Mission Statement

We serve the needy of Eagle, Garfield and Pitkin counties:

  • families with young children
  • single mothers
  • the disabled
  • veterans and seniors
  • individuals and those battling financial hardship

How We Help

We provide several forms of financial assistance:

  • Eviction prevention
  • Utilities shut-off prevention
  • Medical prescriptions
  • Dental emergencies
  • Transportation assistance

We also provide referrals and general information about available services throughout the area.

A choice you should never have to make…

Unexpected emergencies can make it impossible to pay for basic needs, forcing a family to choose between paying routine bills like rent and utilities – or buying life’s basic necessities, like food and life-saving medication.

Joan’s Story

Helping Joan and her baby to safety

Joan came to Colorado from out of state, fleeing an abusive relationship. She arrived at her father’s house with her infant daughter, and within several months, was forced to take over her father’s lease.

Joan quickly found a part-time job in order to pay the new bill. What she didn’t expect were the many residency costs that came with taking over the lease. Fees associated with documentation, insurance and other necessary licensing compounded bills associated with her separation and custody battle.

The part-time job could not fully cover the growing bills. She soon fell behind on rent, with little sympathy from her landlord. With a preliminary eviction notice in hand, Joan frantically asked for help .

Joan was scheduled to start another job the week following her appointment with our office. Catholic Charities was able to pay the remainder of her rent, and negotiated with her landlord to stop the eviction process.

Joan has slowly risen out of her crisis situation, and feels confident in her ability to sustain a sufficient income moving forward!

Contact Us

Glenwood Springs Office
1004 Grand Ave.
Glenwood Springs, CO 81601

Guidelines to Receive Financial Assistance

Assistance is provided by appointment only. Appointments are available in Rifle. Please call 970-384-2060 for more details. Please note: funding and availability changes daily.

Client must bring:

  • Valid picture ID
  • Documentation of need: Lease along with a late or eviction notice, utility bill, etc.
  • Proof of income: Check stub, social security, etc.