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Supportive Services

Supportive Services

Supportive Services focuses on helping people overcome the challenges caused by the high cost of living in Summit County. The purpose of our programs is to assist you with setting goals, support your financial journey, and establishing connections to community resources. Our program covers rental assistance, financial wholeness planning, utility assistance, and medical assistance. Furthermore, we provide education and support to ensure your family’s basic needs are met to help you thrive. To engage on any of our programs call  at (970) 262-3888 and schedule an appointment or utilize our referral form (link at the bottom) and we will contact you. 

Common Reasons Support May Be Needed

Loss of Job or Hours at Work

Accident or Injury

Divorce or Separation

Housing Challenges

Unexpected Emergencies

Pandemics Like COVID-19

Meet the Team!

Meet the friendly faces of FIRC’s Supportive Services team! Click on any team member to go to our staff page and get their individual contact information or call 970-262-3888 to ask for us directly.

Rental and Mortgage Assistance

The program aims to support housing stability through rental assistance and financial education. 

Clients must:

  • Live or work in Summit County
  • Provide proof of a financial hardship

Clients must also meet  at least 1 of the following criteria:

  • Has dependent children (under the age of 18) LIVING in the household
  • Senior residents over the age of 60 (1961)
  • At least one family member has an ongoing, chronic physical/mental health condition/disability

Documentation required: Photo ID, Proof of income, current lease agreement. 

* Other documentation can be required in the appointment as needed

Energy and Utility Assistance

Help with Utilities

LEAP (Colorado Low-income Energy Assistance Program):                  Eligible participants experiencing a heat emergency, such as running out of propane, natural gas shut offs or failing heating systems may be eligible for expedited processing of their application. Apply online or call 1-866-432-8435 for more information.

Affordable Connectivity Program:                                                            Provides discount of up to $30 per month toward internet service for eligible households. A household is eligible for the Affordable Connectivity Program if the household income is at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines. Apply Now  

EOC – Bill Payment Assistance:                                                                    Provide bill payment assistance to households who are behind on their energy bills and are at risk of not having home energy. Payments are made directly to a local utility or fuel company. 

EOC – Community Solar Gardens:                                                                      This program connects limited-income renters and homeowners with community solar gardens to receive credits towards their energy bill.  To qualify, the household income must be at or below 80% of your county’s area median income. 

Medical and Dental Assistance

Medical & Dental Assistance

FIRC can help those experiencing financial hardship by providing a one-time payment for medications, medical supplies, preventive medical procedure or to access needed care. The assistance will not pay medical bills already accrued or past due.  

To qualify for a medical assistance, client must: 

  • Live or work in Summit County. 
  • Provide proof of financial hardship required. 
  • Provide an estimate of the expense required. 
  • Explain why the medical need is urgent or necessary care. 

Resources

FIRC partners with nonprofits, local and state government programs and other organizations and businesses. If there is a need for a service that FIRC does not provide, we will do our best to help you locate assistance elsewhere through referral and advocacy. For assistance, call FIRC: 970-262-3888.

Adult 55+ Services

The Summit County Community and Senior Center offers a wide variety of services for local seniors, including assistance with health-related needs and legal services. Visit their website or call: 970-668-2940 to learn more. 

Immigration

DACA Application Assistance is available through Mountain Dreamers. Call 970-368-6354 or email: info@mountaindreamers.org. DACA status allows you to work legally, obtain a Colorado Driver’s License, receive in-state tuition, and receive a social security number. 

Immigration resources and information:

Supportive Services Referral Form

One Degree

Through one degree, you can now find all the resources you need to meet your basic needs — from childcare to mental health to food — by text and online on your phones or computers.

Click here to find everything you need in Summit County Or text 844-833-1334 with what you need (e.g. “food” or “housing”). 

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How Supportive Services Works

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Step #1 - Call For Appointment
Call us at (970) 262-3888 Monday through Thursday between 8:00 am and 5:00 pm to schedule an appointment with one of our Family Support Coordinators.
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Step #2 - Let's Talk
Meet with a Family Support Coordinator to discuss your situation. Due to COVID-19 this can be done by phone or virtually.
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Step #3 - Determine a Plan
Focusing on your strengths, we will set goals and determine a plan of action! By the end of the consultation you will have a clear path out of your situation.
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Step #4 - Follow-Up
Your Family Support Coordinator will follow up on your progress by contacting you and help you decide the next steps that are best for you.
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