Tri-Lakes Cares

Community Resources

While Tri-Lakes Cares tries to provide as many services and resources as possible, we also recognize that clients may have additional needs. Check out these additional services from other organizations in our community. You can also find an extensive list of resources available in El Paso County, via The Helping Hands Guide

A host of information about services and resources in our community can be found by contacting the Pikes Peak United Way.  You can do this by calling 2-1-1 or visiting their website: Pikes Peak United Way  

Health Resources

Colorado PEAK is a platform to apply for resources related to health and other programs.

SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) is a monthly allocation of dollars for individuals and families who need help getting enough food. Each month, your food credit is loaded onto a debit card, which allows you to buy nutritious food from grocery stores and other food retailers.

WIC (Women, Infants and Children) is a special supplemental nutrition program that provides federal grants to states for supplemental foods, health care referrals, and nutrition education for low-income pregnant, breastfeeding, and non-breastfeeding postpartum women, and to infants and children up to age 5 who are found to be at nutritional risk. 

Colorado Child Care Assistance Program (CCCAP) helps families that are homeless, working, searching for work or in school find low-income childcare assistance. Families that are enrolled in the Colorado Works Program can also use CCCAP services.

Aid to the Needy Disabled (AND) is a very small cash payment for people who do not yet have SSI who have no other income.

Colorado Works (state name for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families or TANF) helps participants receive help becoming self-sufficient by strengthening their family’s economic and social stability.

Health First Colorado (Medicaid) is public health insurance for Coloradans who qualify.

Child Health Plan Plus (CHP+) is public low-cost health insurance for certain children and pregnant women. It is for people who earn too much to qualify for Health First Colorado (Colorado’s Medicaid program), but not enough to pay for private health insurance.

LEAP (Low-income Energy Assistance Program) is a federally funded program that helps eligible hard-working Colorado families, seniors and individuals pay a portion of their winter home heating costs.

Apply for these services at or find answers to Frequently Asked Questions here.

Health Care – Covid Related

El Paso County Health

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)Visit this website for information about COVID-19 symptoms and how to protect yourself.

Food Resources

Silver Key offers Meals on Wheels service for clients 60 years or older and its food pantry programs.
Mental Health Resources

Mental Health Resources

Hard Beauty’s mission is to empower you to RISE and THRIVE beyond your circumstances. They serve their clients and community using a “WHOLEistic” approach. They offer hope, healing, and direction as you navigate recovery and life. If you are interested in services, please contact your assigned Case Manager. You can also call them at (719) 257-3122.

Ellie Mental Health’s goal is to make getting mental health care the norm. And while they know that going to therapy and being vulnerable with someone you just met can seem scary, they do everything they can to make each session as comfortable and fun as possible. As professional secret keepers, they aim to walk along this journey with you and provide you with a safe place to talk, decompress, and heal. You can call them at (651) 313-8080.

Peak Vista Community Health Center is a nonprofit Federally Qualified Health Center dedicated to providing exceptional medical and dental care that incorporates behavioral health services in a collaborative team setting for people of all ages. They serve Colorado’s Pikes Peak region. You can call them at (719) 632-5700.

Domestic Violence Resources

Violence Free Colorado has a list of resources for individuals at increased risk due to domestic violence or immigration status.

TESSA’s mission is to help individuals and their children achieve safety and well-being while challenging communities to end sexual and family violence.

Helping Survivors of Sexual Abuse & Assault provides information and support for survivors, and they are dedicated to ending sexual assault and abuse.

Domestic Violence Resources
Unemployment resources

Unemployment Resources

Colorado Department of Labor and Employment helps with unemployment claims that can be filed online. For questions or assistance, call 1-800-388-5515.

Pikes Peak Workforce Center (PPWFC) provides great resources for information on unemployment services. Job postings can be found at Job Listings.

Other Resources

Comcast is offering Free WIFI hotspots and Internet Essentials free to all new customers (this is 60 days of complimentary service). 

Assurance Wireless is a resource for free cell phone service.  The website indicates this service is available for individuals receiving unemployment benefits!  

Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) is an FCC benefit program that helps ensure that households can afford the broadband they need for work, school, healthcare, and more. The benefit provides a discount of up to $30 per month toward internet service for eligible households. 

Community Banks of Colorado is partnering with TLC to help clients with financial education! Such services include setting up a checking account, budgeting your expenses, preparing a savings plan, improving your credit score, and more! If you are interested, please contact your Case Manager or the VP Banking Center Manager Leann Hemenway at 719-548-5145.

Colorado Senior Benefits helps seniors 65+ with all their Medicare rights and options.

Colorado Legal Services provides legal help for low-income Coloradans seeking assistance with civil legal needs. 

VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) program offers free tax help to people who generally make $54,000 or less, persons with disabilities, the elderly and limited English-speaking taxpayers who need assistance in preparing their own tax returns. IRS-certified volunteers provide free basic income tax return preparation with electronic filing to qualified individuals.

Other resources