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Emergency Assistance

Helping Families & Individuals Experiencing a Crisis

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.

Mission Statement

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.

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!

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.

Contact Us

Glenwood Springs or Rifle office
1004 Grand Ave.
Glenwood Springs, CO 81601
Tel: (970) 384-2060
By appointment only.

Avon or Eagle office
Tel: (970) 949-0405
By appointment only.

We serve Eagle, Pitkin, and Garfield Counties.

Glenwood Springs Main Office

1004 Grand Ave., Glenwood Springs, CO 81601
Tel: (970) 384-2060







Catholic Charities of Denver

About Us

As the charitable arm of the Archdiocese of Denver, and inspired by God’s love and compassion, Catholic Charities extends the healing ministry of Jesus Christ to the poor and those in need.  Serving Northern Colorado since 1927, we serve thousands of people each year, through the generosity of our donors and volunteers.


1004 Grand Ave. Glenwood Springs, CO 81601

EIN: 84-0686679

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