How Can We Help?
Emergency Assistance for Denver Metro Area Residents
We help families in crisis get back on their feet. We help low-income families and individuals to pay their housing and utility bills. We serve residents of Adams, Arapahoe, Denver, and Jefferson Counties.
We Prevent Homelessness
For Fiscal Year 2021/2022, over $758,000 was granted for Emergency and Victim's Assistance to prevent homelessness from occurring.
The Impact of Emergency Assistance
Mile High United Way receives over 100,000 calls each year from people seeking help.
Catholic Charities is one of few agencies to whom United Way can refer their callers.
Many of our clients are weeks – even days – away from eviction. Fortunately, with just a little help, they can get back on track.
By helping them to pay their utility, rent or mortgage bills, we are essentially preventing homelessness. Our brief and relatively small assistance is often all they need to regain stability.
Are you in need of help?
We provide limited rent/mortgage, and utility (gas/electric) assistance.
Phone Appointments only – NO WALK-INS PLEASE.
Please call (720) 377-1313 Monday – Friday 8am – 8:45am to make an appointment. The recording will explain what funding is available.
Please note: Appointments are limited and are based on funding and appointment availability. We receive a large volume of calls daily.
Guidelines to Receive Financial Assistance
In order to receive any financial assistance, ALL clients must bring the following to the appointment:
PICTURE ID – The driver’s license may be from Colorado or another state. Examples: Driver’s license, work ID, Dept. of Corrections ID, Recreation ID card, etc.
CURRENT PROOF OF ADDRESS – Example: a bill from a utility company, a phone bill, etc.
PROOF OF EMERGENCY – Documentation of the emergency is REQUIRED at the time of appointment. Example: loss of income, illness, accident, unforeseen expense with paid receipt (such as a car repair/medical bill) etc.
PROOF OF INCOME – Examples: pay stub, letter from employer on company letterhead, unemployment benefits, Social Security benefit letter, etc.
For RENTAL ASSISTANCE, we require all of the following:
- An eviction notice for the current month’s rent – allowed back rent must be paid before an appointment is made.
- A current lease.
- If Catholic Charities commits to payment, landlord must agree to house client for 30 days.
For UTILITY ASSISTANCE (Xcel Energy), we require all of the following:
- The bill must be in client’s name (not the landlord’s name).
- Utility bill must be at least one day in arrears.
- Total X-cel bill may not exceed $1,000.