|Center for Community Partnerships - Colorado State University||Offers career planning, supported employment, community access, educational support for CSU college students, and/or independent living evaluation and training for individuals with disabilities, including traumatic brain injury, post-traumatic stress disorder, autism/Asperger’s, developmental disability, mental illness, vision impairments and hearing impairments.
Specialized programs include:
- New Start for Student Veterans, a support services program for CSU student veterans with post-9/11 injuries.
- Opportunities for Postsecondary Success, a support services program for CSU students with disabilities.
Other services include:
- Consultation and educational services for school districts across Colorado regarding accommodations and adaptations for youth with brain injury.
- Ergonomic evaluation and education for employers and employees.
- Self-advocacy education and training for youth and adults with disabilities, as well as for professionals, educators and parents.
- Occupational therapy home and work space evaluations.||Larimer County||Colorado State University||Colorado State University |
|Colorado Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (Fort Collins) - Colorado Department of Human Services||The Division of Vocational Rehabilitation provides a variety of services to eligible individuals with disabilities to help them obtain their employment goals.
The eligible individual and the vocational rehabilitation counselor work together to determine which services are necessary and appropriate for the identified employment goal.
The services provided to any eligible individual are determined by his/her unique employment barriers, his/her chosen employment goal, and individual circumstances.
It also offers presentations and activities for employers on Disability Awareness topics.||Larimer County||Division of Vocational Rehabilitation - Colorado Department of Human Services||Colorado Department of Human Services|
|Colorado Employment First - Rio Blanco County Department of Social Services||Increases employment for food stamp participants through support, referrals, accountability, and community work. Employment First is a federally mandated program designed to ensure that all able-bodied food stamp participants are engaged in activities that will improve their employability.||Rio Blanco County||Rio Blanco County Department of Social Services||Rio Blanco County Department of Social Services|
|Community Resources - Two/Ten Footwear Foundation||Need information about utility assistance, food resources, foreclosure prevention or emergency assistance programs? Two Ten's Social Workers will provide information and help access resources within your community.||Out of State||Two/Ten Footwear Foundation||Two/Ten Footwear Foundation|
|Employment First Program, Mesa County Workforce Center||The Employment First Program assists Food Stamp recipients with job search, job entry, and retention skills. Employment First has a work experience component that places participants at compatible non-profit or government work sites. Here, participants can gain new skills, have a current reference for their job search, and can improve on the soft skills of professionalism and reliability that are the key to successful employment. The Program also may offer transportation reimbursement to participants||Mesa County||Mesa County Workforce Center||Mesa County Workforce Center|
|Employment First Program - Montrose County||The Employment First Program is for individuals applying / receiving Food Assistance benefits who are unemployed or under-employed (less than 30 hours a week)
||Montrose County||Montrose County Department of Human Services - Montrose Health & Human Services||Montrose County Health and Human Services|
|Employment Opportunities - DenverWorks||The DenverWorks ministry empowers the unemployed and those with barriers to employment to become self-supporting through job preparation, job placement, and career counseling.||Denver County||DenverWorks||DenverWorks|
|Employment Services, Mesa County Workforce Center||All individuals looking for a job meet with an Employment Specialist who will offer vocational guidance, resume assistance and job matching. You fill out a registration form that includes a description of your skills, education, and current work history. This information is input into the statewide JobLink data base where your skills and job needs are matched with a listing of jobs listed by employers. You will be given referrals to job openings that match your requirements.||Mesa County||Mesa County Workforce Center||Mesa County Workforce Center|
|Hand Up - Homeless Gear||Employment support for homeless and near-homeless job-seekers (can help with interviews, job leads, resumes, stress management, clothing, etc.) Hand Up also partners with businesses to – when appropriate – hire individuals in the Hand Up program.
Operates from the Community of Christ Church.||Larimer County||Homeless Gear||Homeless Gear|
|Job Readiness - Center for Work Education and Employment||Offers career development for single parents and low-income families. Provides computer skills training, job readiness training, GED training, job placement, transitional follow-up, and support.||Denver County||Center for Work Education and Employment||Center for Work Education and Employment |
|Job Search - Women's Resource Agency||WRA offers a work station room for those clients seeking a place to search for job leads and apply electronically. Some one-on-one maybe available to those using the work stations at the agency.||El Paso County||Target Populations - Women's Resource Agency (WRA)||Women's Resource Agency|
|Job Strategy Workshop, Mesa County Workforce Center||The Job Strategy Workshop can help with employment research, composing resumes, cover letters and assembling portfolios. It can also help with assessing your skills, abilities and identifying your transferable skills. It offers recommendations on how to engage in networking as well as preparation for interviews and interviewing practice.
Sign up in the Resource Center at the Mesa County Workforce Center
Tuesday's from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM and every other Thursday from 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM
||Mesa County||Mesa County Workforce Center||Mesa County Workforce Center|
|Marian House Client Services - Catholic Charities||Catholic Charities Marian House Client Services provides emergency and transition services to people who come into the Marian House for a meal, as well as people in the broader community who call in for assistance. We provide services to low-income families, the working poor, seniors on a fixed income, veterans, people who are homeless, and anyone else in need.
Our qualified staff and volunteers assist clients to access a wide variety of services to help improve their life situations. These include:
Financial Literacy Classes
Parenting with Love and Logic Classes
Legal Referrals through an on-site lawyer and a bi-monthly Pro Bono Legal Clinic through the El Paso County Bar Association
Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)
Employment search referrals – limited
Temporary/Permanent housing referrals
Transportation needs (bus tokens)
Acquiring official documents (needed for jobs and housing)
Daily life skills guidance
Social Security applications/referrals
Limited hotel vouchers-call to see if eligible
Education program referrals
Computer Literacy Classes
COPE Utility Assistance
As part of our emergency services we maintain a Clothing Closet, providing—when available—adult seasonal clothing, men’s work wear (heavy shirts & pants, boots and gloves), sleeping bags and blankets. We also distribute hygiene products and provide access to telephones.
Our office is located in the Marian House at 14 W. Bijou St
Hours of operation are Monday through Friday 8:00a.m. – 4:30p.m.
Walk-ins welcome from 10:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. daily.
Appointments necessary for times outside of Walk-in time
For more information call 719-477-9365||El Paso County||Individual & Family Life - Catholic Charities of Central Colorado||Catholic Charities of Central Colorado |
|SER - Senior Community Service Employment Program||The Senior Community Service Employment Program is funded by the US Department of Labor and provides employment and training for low income senior citizens, ages 55+
Participants are placed in permanent, unsubsidized and productive employment; SER partners with different local non-profits organizations.
||Larimer County||SER Senior Community Service Employment Program||SER Senior Community Service Employment Program|
|Supported Employment - Foothills Gateway||Community based employment services. Provides job development and placement, and job coaching and support services. The SE program encourages partnerships between area businesses, individuals with disabilities, and Foothills Gateway.||Larimer County||Foothills Gateway||Foothills Gateway|
|Warriors to Work (El Paso) - Wounded Warrior Project||Job search assistance for wounded warriors transitioning to civilian jobs.
The mission of the Wounded Warrior Project is to honor and empower wounded warriors.
Purpose: To raise awareness and to help enlist the public's aid for the needs of severely injured service men and women.
||El Paso County||Target Populations (Reg 5) - Wounded Warrior Project||Wounded Warrior Project|
|Youth Zone - Pikes Peak Workforce Center||The youth zone offers services for those 16 - 21, there is a free summer job referral service. Workshops about job searching skills are available to those 14 - 21.||El Paso County||Income Support & Employment - Pikes Peak Workforce Center (PPWFC)||Pikes Peak Workforce Center|