Housing and Benefits Application Assistance Services - Center for Independence, Western Slope


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Western Colorado 2-1-1 - WC 211
General Information
Description of ServiceProvides housing location assistance, nursing home transition, case management, benefit advocacy and application assistance.

Housing Services:
- Assist the consumer in finding possible housing leads
- Assist the consumer in completing paperwork or applications if needed due to the consumer's disability
- Advocate on behalf of the consumer in an effort to resolve landlord/tenant issues. Assist the consumer in understanding their rights/responsibilities as a tenant
- Assist a consumer in finding possible housing options when being discharged from a hospital
- Assist consumers in finding possible housing options and supports when an individual wishes to move from a nursing home back to the community
- Work with a consumer to help prevent the possibility of a nursing home placement
- Assist a consumer in finding possible funding for durable medical or other equipment which would help them to remain independent in their chosen housing environment
- Assisting the consumer in finding vendors who can do home modifications
- Answer questions about the ADA, Fair Housing, Service Animals, Therapy Animals and Companion Animals.

Assistance with applying for any Federal or State Benefit program
Benefit Services:
- Social Security (SSI)
- Social Security Disability Income (SSDI)
- Medicare, Medicaid, Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LEAP)
- Temporary Aid for Needy Families (TANF/Colorado Works)
- Food Stamps (SNAP), Section 8 Housing Vouchers, Aid to the Needy Disabled (AND)
LocationMesa County
Geographical AreaDelta, Eagle, Garfield, Gunnison, Hinsdale, Lake, Mesa, Montrose, Ouray, Pitkin, San Miguel counties
Facility/ADA AccessFull Access
Intake ProcedureCall for more information or to schedule an appointment
Intake RequirementsMust provide:
- Completed referral form (available on the website)
- Medical records that support the claim of disability
- Photo ID
Helpful TipsPLEASE NOTE: CFI is not an emergency services organization. We do not have housing of our own nor do we have funds for rent, security deposits or other emergency situations. We are not a legal agency and cannot give legal advice.
Client Information
Languages SpokenEnglish, Spanish
EligibilityIndividuals living with a disability
Fees or Charges
Types of FeesNone
Hours of Operation Monday - Thursday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm ; Fridays, 8:00 am to 12:00 pm
Specific Hours: By appointment only
Contact Information
Contact's Phone (970) 241-0315 (Grand Junction Office)
Physical Site Address 1 740 GUNNISON AVE
Physical Site City, State, Zip GRAND JUNCTION, CO 81501
Main Phone (970) 241-0315 (Grand Junction Office)
TDD Phone (800) 659-2656 (or dial 711)
Other Phone (800) 613-2271 (Toll Free)
Fax (970) 245-3341
Service Location Email info@cfigj.org
Web Address www.cfigj.org
Additional Information
Affiliated Agency, Programs, and Services
Affiliated Agency: Center for Independence, Western Slope
Affiliated Program: 740 GUNNISON AVE
This Service: Housing and Benefits Application Assistance Services - Center for Independence, Western Slope
Taxonomy Postings
Posted to Categories: Centers for Independent Living (LR-1550)
Certificates/Forms Assistance (FT-1020)
Specialized Information and Referral (TJ-3000.8000)
Supported Living Services for Adults With Disabilities (PH-3300.8030)