The Wind Rider Project
4685 CR 106, Elbert, CO 80106
Using the Equine Gestalt Coaching Method®, we guide people who suffer from Post Traumatic Stress back to living a more fulfilling life. Weekend group workshops and individual sessions available.
Eligibility: Veterans, Active Duty Service Members, and First Responders who suffer from Post Traumatic Stress.
Center for Independence
740 Gunnison Ave, Grand Junction, CO 81501
Free program for people with disabilities to help with disability benefits, vocational training and placement, assistive technology, housing location and applications, youth with disabilities transition into adult services and supports, peer mentoring, advocacy, low-vision and deaf services, computer training lab, information and referrals to other human service providers
Eligibility: Must be a person with a disability willing to participate in their own recovery or goals for self sufficiency.
Homes for Heroes
Homes for Heroes is a nationwide, 501(c)(3) non profit organization that helps heroes (like military, fire fighters , police, etc.) buy and sell homes. Service providers associated with Homes for Heroes (such as real estate agents and lenders) rebate a significant portion of their commission back to the hero when they buy or sell a home. For instance, a Veteran buying a $350,000 home can expect around $2,500 back after closing!
Eligibility: Be one of our hero categories (for military, past or present service is sufficient).
Rocky Mountain Human Services—Homes for all Veterans—SSVF
Colorado Springs: 17 S Weber St, Colorado Springs, CO 80903
Denver: 9900 E Iliff Ave, Denver, CO 80231
Homes for All Veterans (HAV) is a statewide program funded by a specific grant – SSVF (Supportive Services for Veteran Families) awarded to Rocky Mountain Human Services by the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs (VA). The SSVF grant is founded on the principle that no Veteran should be forced to live on the streets and every Veteran has a right to safe, permanent housing. SSVF grantees are dedicated to ending Veteran homelessness by fostering a well-coordinated and efficient local community.
Eligibility: US Military Veterans of all branches who have served at least one day of Active Duty for purposes other than training. Living in Colorado. Not dishonorably discharged or court martial (general).
Income limits determined by family size and area of residence (low income below 50% Area Medium Income).
* Verified homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.
Veterans Community Living Centers
1919 Quentin St, Aurora, CO 80045
Veterans Community Living Center at Fitzsimons provides long-term care, short-term rehabilitation, memory care, and hospice.
3749 Sherman Ave, Monte Vista, CO 81144
60 bed skilled nursing facility, 48 unit independent living
851 E 5th St, Rifle, CO 81650
The Veterans Community Living Center at Rifle is an 89-bed nursing home that offers long-term care, memory care (secure unit), short-term rehabilitation, short-term “respite” care, and end-of-life services.
Eligibility: Honorably discharged Veterans, Veterans’ spouses or widows, and Gold-Star Parents.
Volunteers of America
1247 Santa Fe Dr, Denver, CO 80204
VOA Back Home SSVF is a permanent housing program for Veterans and Veteran Families experiencing homelessness.
Eligibility: In order to participate in the Back Home SSVF program, individual must:
– Be a Veteran with a discharge other than dishonorable and have served at least one day of Active duty service
– Earn less than 50% of residence area’s median income
– Be homeless, or at imminent risk of becoming homeless
Additional eligibility criteria may apply. Final eligibility determinations are based on program guidelines and are determined on a case-by-case basis.