Our Emergency Assistance Program
Catholic Charities serves those in need in Eagle, Garfield and Pitkin Counties, Colorado. This includes basic necessities such as food and life-saving medication but also assistance with transportation, eviction prevention.
We serve those who may be experiencing a need, including:
- Families with young children
- Single mothers
- The disabled
- Veterans and seniors
- Individuals and those battling financial hardship
How We Help
We can help provide a range of assistance for those who qualify including:
- 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 force a family to choose between paying routine bills such as rent and utilities — or buying necessities such as food or life-saving medication.
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!
Guidelines For Financial Assistance
Assistance is provided by appointment only. Appointments are available in Glenwood Springs, Rifle, Avon, or Eagle. Please call (970) 384-2060 for more details. Please note: funding and availability changes daily.
You'll Need to 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.