Housing and Benefits Services - Center for Independence

740 Gunnison Avenue

 
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Western Colorado 2-1-1 - WC 211
General Information
Description of ServiceCFI offers housing location assistance, nursing home transition, case management, benefit advocacy and application assistance.

Housing Services:
- Assist the consumer in finding possible housing leads.
- Assist the consumer in completing paperwork or applications if needed due to the consumer's disability.
- Advocate on behalf of the consumer in an effort to resolve landlord/tenant issues. Assist the consumer in understanding their rights/responsibilities as a tenant.
- Assist a consumer in finding possible housing options when being discharged from a hospital.
- Assist consumers in finding possible housing options and supports when an individual wishes to move from a nursing home back to the community.
- Work with a consumer to help prevent the possibility of a nursing home placement.
- Assist a consumer in finding possible funding for durable medical or other equipment which would help them to remain independent in their chosen housing environment.
- Assisting the consumer in finding vendors who can do home modifications.
- Answer questions about the ADA, Fair Housing, Service Animals, Therapy Animals and Companion Animals.

Assistance with applying for any Federal or State Benefit program
Benefit Services:
- Social Security (SSI)
- Social Security Disability Income (SSDI)
- Medicare, Medicaid, Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LEAP)
- Temporary Aid for Needy Families (TANF/Colorado Works)
- Food Stamps (SNAP), Section 8 Housing Vouchers, Aid to the Needy Disabled (AND)

PLEASE NOTE
CFI is not an emergency services organization. We do not have housing of our own nor do we have funds for rent, security deposits or other emergency situations. We are not a legal agency and cannot give legal advice.
LocationMesa County
Geographical AreaDelta, Eagle,Garfield, Gunnison, Hinsdale, Lake, Mesa, Montrose, Ouray, Pitkin, and San Miguel Counties
Facility/ADA AccessYes
Intake ProcedureCall to schedule an appointment.
Intake RequirementsMust provide:
- Completed referal form
- Medical records that suport the claim
- Proof of identification
 
Client Information
Languages SpokenEnglish
EligibilityIndividuals living with a disability.
 
Fees or Charges
Types of FeesNo
 
Availability
Hours of Operation Monday - Thursday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Fridays, 8:00 am to 12:00 p.m.
Specific Hours: By appointment only
 
Contact Information
 
Contact's Phone (970) 241-0315
Physical Site Address 1 740 Gunnison Avenue
Physical Site City, State, Zip Grand Junction, CO 81501
TDD Phone (800) 659-2656
Fax (970) 245-3341
Service Location Email info@cfigj.org
Web Address www.cfigj.org
 
Additional Information
SourceMesa
 
 
Affiliated Agency, Programs, and Services
Affiliated Agency: Center for Independence, Western Slope
Affiliated Program: 740 Gunnison Avenue
This Service: Housing and Benefits Services - Center for Independence
 
Taxonomy Postings
Posted to Categories: Accessibility Information (TJ-0500)
Benefits Screening (PH-0700)
Centers for Independent Living (LR-1550)