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Taxonomy Code: FT-1000

Programs that provide assistance for people who are having difficulty understanding and/or obtaining grants, payments, services or other benefits for which they are eligible. The programs may help people understand the eligibility criteria for benefits, the benefits provided by the program, the payment process and the rights of beneficiaries; provide consultation and advice; help them complete benefits application forms; negotiate on their behalf with benefits administration staff; and/or represent them in administrative processes or judicial litigation. Included are benefits counseling organizations that offer a range of advocacy services and legal aid programs that offer more formalized legal assistance.

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Basic Needs Assistance (Kitty Dr) - Mountain Resource CenterProvides ongoing assistance with basic needs. Offers integrated bundled services in the areas of: - Workforce development (i.e., job search support, one-on-one career coaching, free educational workshops, small business resources, computer classes, computer lab, career closet, resumes and interview assistance, job fairs/hiring events information) - Financial coaching and financial empowerment classes - Emergency financial assistance (i.e., rent, mortgage, gas bills, electric bills, propane bills, pellets, firewood) - Public benefits enrollment (i.e., SNAP, Medicaid) - Resources and referrals to other agencies Jefferson CountyMountain Resource CenterMountain Resource Center

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