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Resources: Where To Start

Colorado has a coordinated system to support those with special health care needs and connecting them with appropriate services. Family caregivers often must advocate on behalf of themself and their loved one to find appropriate services and supports. Below are helpful agencies to start with in the search for services and resources available. 

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Aging and Disability Resources for Colorado (ADRC)

Statewide source of information for aging and disability long-term services and support options including options counseling, information and assistance, and empowering individuals to make informed decisions. ADRCs serve adults aged 18+ with a disability, all adults aged 60+, and caregivers. A centralized phone line connects callers to options counselors in their local region. 

Call 1-844-COL-ADRC (1-844-265-2372) to get connected to your local ADRC.

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Community Centered Boards (CCB)

Statewide case management services that assist a person in accessing necessary services and supports. CCBs provide assessments for certain Medicaid Waivers, which can include respite as a benefit. Services include eligibility determination, service plan development, service coordination, and other helpful information.

Find your local CCB

Single Entry Point (SEP)

A statewide resources that provide case management, care planning and referrals to other resources for Health First Colorado (Colorado's Medicaid Program) members with qualifying needs including: elderly, blind and disabled, persons living with HIV/AIDS, mental health, brain injury, spinal cord injury, children with life limiting illness, and medically fragile children. SEPs provide assessments for certain Medicaid Waivers.

Find your local SEP.

Area Agency on Aging (AAA)

Statewide resource for older adults ages 60 and older, providing options counseling to connect older adults and their caregivers to comprehensive services. Available services include those provided directly by the AAA and through contracts with community-based agencies, such as transportation, home-delivered meals, senior centers, legal services and more. 

Find your local AAA.

Colorado Crisis Services

Colorado Crisis Services is available to any individual experiencing any kind of crisis, including relationship problems, anxiety, depression, substance abuse, bullying, family issues, and suicidal thoughts. It is also available to friends, family and acquaintances of anyone experiencing a crisis to find information, resources and support.

The crisis line is operated 24 hours a day, 365 days a year by trained crisis counselors. Translation services are available for non-English speakers.

Call: 1-844-493-8255 | Text “TALK” to: 38255 | Chat via: www.coloradocrisisservices.org/chat

There are twelve walk-in crisis clinics statewide. All clinics are open 24/7, unless noted otherwise. For individuals who are unable to reach a walk-in clinic, a mobile clinic may be dispatched. This may be requested via the call, chat, or text options.

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