Disclaimer: These resources are organized by the county that their physical office resides in. Their location may not dictate the areas they serve in Colorado. For further information on a resource’s area of service, please contact them directly.
As the national leader in military family transition services, Project Sanctuary recognizes that the whole family serves, and believes the best way to “support the troops” is by supporting the family. We work with current and prior Service Members and their Families through our exclusive, three part A.R.T. (Assess, Reconnect,Thrive) program, combining counseling, education, self-development, and recreational therapy to help take military families from battle ready to family ready.
Eligibility: Current or prior military service families (includes single Service Members and caregivers).
Survivor Outreach Services
Survivor Outreach Services (SOS) connects you with people and services that can help you cope with your loss and file for benefits.
Eligibility: Supports Active, National Guard, and Reserve Families of the Fallen.
Transition Assistance – CO Army National Guard
The purpose of the Transition Assistance Advisor (TAA) program is to provide a professional in each state/territory (some states have two TAAs) to serve as the statewide point of contact to assist Service Members in accessing Department of Veterans Affairs Health Care services and benefits.
Eligibility: Must have served (or be currently serving) in the military, does not matter if Active Duty or Guard/Reserve, and does not matter status. Will assist any family members or Service Members.
USO Pathfinder (transition services) helps you and your family create a plan for life after Military Service. Connect with a Pathfinder Scout to develop a personalized Action Plan and discover the resources in your future community that will make your transition successful. Take your action plan with you and connect with your Pathfinder Scout anywhere using the USO’s mobile Action Plan app. Seamlessly transfer your action plan as you transition from one location to another.
Eligibility: Service and Family members and Veterans.
Veteran’s Compass of Northern Colorado engages our community by providing personalized connections and resources for service-members, Veterans and their families. We brings together a broad base of resources to create a welcoming environment, assuring Service Members, Veterans and their families’ transition into our community so they may thrive and prosper.
Eligibility: We are open to veterans of all ages and eras, Active Duty Military, National Guard and Reserves, and their families.
Your Weapon is Your Mind
Free Veteran-run support squad for Combat Vets. It offers a confidential, supportive environment for Combat Vets to find the camaraderie they long for now that they’re no longer down range. During war, Service Members rely on each other for protection & support and that shouldn’t end after d/c.
Eligibility: Combat Veteran of Desert Storm or OIF/OEF/OND. A phone call is required to RSVP and to ensure that the program is a good fit before attending.
4041 Hanover Ave
Boulder, CO 80305
Our mission is to support Veterans in their transition from military service through a continuous program of education, mentorship, and community. We empower military leaders to emerge as business and community leaders. We offer three unique programs throughout the year at no cost to Veterans: Valor Bridge – an 8-10 week, in person comprehensive educational program; Valor Journey – a 2 year mentorship and educational program; and Valor Connect – a program offering continuity and connection through networking and educational events.
Eligibility: All of our programs are available at no cost to those who reside or plan to reside in the Front Range / Denver Metro Area (including Ft Collins, Boulder and Colorado Springs). The Valor Bridge and Valor Journey programs are open to those recently separated (within the last 5 years) or preparing to separate from the U.S. Armed Forces with an honorable discharge. Valor Connect is open to all alumni and current participants of Valor Bridge and Valor Journey, their mentors and our supporters.
CU Denver/Anschutz Medical Campus
Tivoli Student Union
900 Auraria Pkwy Room 124
Denver, CO 80204
The Veteran and Military Student Services office serves all military-connected students at CU Denver/Anschutz Medical Campus. They provide guidance and support with VA educational benefit processing, transitioning into education, employment counseling, and resource navigation.
Eligibility: Supportive services are available to all military-connected students to include prospective, current, and alumni of CU Denver/Anschutz Medical Campus. VMSS does not discriminate based on age, race/ethnicity, relition, sex, sexual orientation, disabiltity, or Veteran status.
Onward to Opportunity
1638 Elwell Street, Bldg. 6236
Fort Carson, CO 80913
Onward to Opportunity (O2O) is a free, comprehensive career training, certification and employment program designed to launch you into your next career. Transitioning Service Members, Veterans and Military Families can benefit from this unique military employment pipeline with direct connections to career-path counseling and job-ready training.
Eligibility: Active Duty Service Members (to include active guard and reserve) within 6 months of separation or retirement National Guard and Reserve, currently serving in a non-active status, Veteran (retired or separated) with an honorable discharge, Spouses of any active duty service member, Veteran and Active Duty National Guard or Reserve.
USAF Academy Military & Family Readiness Center
6248 Pine Loop
USAF Academy, CO 80840
Providing programs and services to assist commanders and leaders to identify, assess, and minimize challenges to maintaining unit cohesion; strengthen operational readiness, and enable the development and sustainment of resilient, ready military and family members
Eligibility: All DoD card holders
Mountain Resource Center
11030 Kitty Dr. (PO Box 425)
Conifer, CO 80433
Mountain Resource Center serves community members in the foothills west of Denver through basic needs assistance (rent/utilities/gas cards), a food pantry, workforce services, financial coaching, public benefits enrollment, parenting, early childhood classes, and more. Our Veteran Support Services program provides access to all agency services plus supports navigating the VA system, dedicated financial assistance for Veterans and community events.
Eligibility: All services are open to community members within the Mountain Resource Center Service Area (western Jefferson County and eastern Park County – call for details); Veteran-specific financial assistance requires valid identification and DD 214 (subject to funding availability).
Caring Transitions of the Grand Valley
304 North Ave
Grand Junction, CO 81502
We offer complete relocation services – packing,moving, unpacking. We specialize in working with disabled and those with memory issues. We also have basic household items to donate on a regular basis for those in need. We offer military discount and a range of affordable options.
Welcome Home Alliance for Veterans
4 Hillcrest Plaza Way
Montrose, CO 81401
We are a one stop resource organization for Veteran support. We have programs and services available to assist Veterans with VA benifits, employment, housing. We provide office space for the county Veteran Service Officer and other regional Veteran agencies that do not have a permanent local presence in Montrose, making it easier for Veterans to connect with services they need. Additionally, alternative therapies are available, recognizing that there is never just one answer to Veteran struggles. Everything is free of charge.
Eligibility: DD-214 or other separation papers validating service.