Urgent Family Support

Summit County can be a difficult place to raise a family. Many people don’t have their extended families living here or often don’t have anywhere else to turn when facing an emergency. FIRC’s Family Support program can help when you’re facing a crisis or unable to afford the basic needs. Our goal is to help you realize your strengths and help you gain self-sufficiency.

Programs working toward self-sufficiency:

  • one-on-one budgeting education
  • connection to resources for employment, housing, domestic violence, medical and more depending on your situation
  • family goal-setting
  • assistance with higher education or obtaining GEDs
  • money saving tips to lower energy bills
  • loan modifications on mortgages
  • partial payment assistance with urgent dental, vision or upcoming medical procedures

Financial Assistance:

If you are in need of mortgage or rent assistance, utility assistance or medical assistance please call to make an appointment with our Family Support Counselors at 970-262-3888. Appointments can be made from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Fridays.
For assistance with saving on grocery costs to help supplement other essential bills or for keeping your family from going hungry, please feel free to use our food bank once a month on Tuesdays or Thursdays from 12:30-2:30 p.m.

Health Insurance Enrollment

Health insurance is important and the Health Navigators at the Family & Intercultural Resource Center (FIRC) are here to help you sign up for the Marketplace, Medicaid or CHP+ plans. The insurance system is hard to understand, but we can walk you through the process and make it much easier.

Do you qualify for financial assistance?

  • do you have children living with you?
  • do you have a job or will you be starting a job soon?
  • are you receiving social security disability?
  • are you 55 or older?

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Visit FIRC during Food Pantry Hours

Tuesdays & Thursdays 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at the FIRC Office in Silverthorne and Mondays & Wednesdays 10:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m. at the FIRC Office in Breckenridge.
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Food Pantry Membership

You are able to use the food pantry once a month or if you don’t sign up for the membership you can use the food bank once every 3 months


Depending on your family size you can take 15-25 items. Please bring a resuable bag. We typically offer rice, beans, pasta, canned goods and more.