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Refugee Services

Current Services

ADMINISTRATION
COLORADO REFUGEE SERVICES PROGRAM

PROGRAM NAME

State Government

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

Provides overall funding and coordination of refugee resettlement in Colorado on behalf of the U.S. Office of Refugee Resettlement.

PROVIDER TYPE

ORR

FUNDING SOURCE

State government

DATES OF OPERATION

1979 - present

LOCATION

Statewide

LEGISLATION/REGULATION

• Refugee Act of 1980

• Implementing regulations at 45CFR400

TARGET POPULATION

• Refugees

• Asylees

CONTACT INFORMATION

Joe Wismann-Horther | joseph.wismann-horther@state.co.us | 303-863-8029

http://www.colorado.gov/cs/Satellite/CDHS-SelfSuff/CBON/1251580884704

CASH ASSISTANCE
ECUMENICAL REFUGEE AND IMMIGRATION SERVICES

PROGRAM NAME

Matching Grant Program

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

Provides funds for housing and other basic needs for new refugee arrivals as an alternative to welfare.

PROVIDER TYPE

• Private

• Nonprofit

• Faith-based

FUNDING SOURCE

• ORR via CWS/EMM

• Local donation match

DATES OF OPERATION

1979 - present

LOCATION

Denver

LEGISLATION/REGULATION

Refugee Act of 1980

TARGET POPULATION

Refugees entering the US less than 30 days

CONTACT INFORMATION

Noyes Combs | noyes@ersden.org | 303-860-0128

ETHIOPIAN COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL (ECDC) AFFRICAN COMMUNITY CENTER (ACC) OF DENVER

PROGRAM NAME

Matching Grant Program

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

Provides funds for housing and other basic needs for new refugee arrivals as an alternative to welfare.

PROVIDER TYPE

• Private

• Nonprofit

FUNDING SOURCE

• ORR via ECDC

• Local donation match

DATES OF OPERATION

2000 - present

LOCATION

Denver

LEGISLATION/REGULATION

Refugee Act of 1980

TARGET POPULATION

Refugees entering the US less than 30 days

CONTACT INFORMATION

Outreach Coordinator | outreach@acc-den.org | 303-399-4500

http://www.acc-den.org

LUTHERAN FAMILY SERVICES

PROGRAM NAME

Matching Grant Program

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

Provides funds for housing and other basic needs for new refugee arrivals as an alternative to welfare.

PROVIDER TYPE

• Private

• Nonprofit

• Faith-based

FUNDING SOURCE

• ORR via LIRS

• Local donation match

DATES OF OPERATION

1975 - present

LOCATION

• Denver metro

• Greeley

• Fort Morgan

• Colorado Springs

• Albuquerque

LEGISLATION/REGULATION

Refugee Act of 1980

TARGET POPULATION

• Refugees entering the US less than 30 days

• Asylees

• Special Immigrant Visa (SIV)Holders

• Victims of trafficking

CONTACT INFORMATION

Jaime Blanchard | jaime.blanchard@lfsrm.org | 303-980-5400

http://www.lfsco.org

CITIZENSHIP
ASIAN PACIFIC DEVELOPMENT CENTER OF COLORADO

PROGRAM NAME

N/A

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

Teaches citizenship classes for those wishing to become US citizens.

PROVIDER TYPE

Nonprofit

FUNDING SOURCE

Colorado Trust SIRFI

DATES OF OPERATION

2000 - present

LOCATION

Denver metro

LEGISLATION/REGULATION

N/A

TARGET POPULATION

• Asian American

• Pacific Islander

CONTACT INFORMATION

Mariko Sagawa and Chris Halligan | info@apcd.org | 303-923-2920

http://www.apdc.org

COMMUNITY ORGANIZING
COLORADO AFRICAN ORGANIZATION

PROGRAM NAME

Ethnic Community Self-Help Programs

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

This program supports community leadership in newly arrived refugee communities to strengthen services and programs to empower the communities to address their own needs and ensure their own prosperity in the USA.

PROVIDER TYPE

• Private

• Nonprofit

FUNDING SOURCE

• State and Federal government

• Private foundations

• Individual donations

DATES OF OPERATION

2003 - present

LOCATION

Denver

LEGISLATION/REGULATION

• Refugee Act of 1980

• Immigration and Nationality Act

• Title 45 of the Code of Federal Regulations, Chapter IV, Part 400

TARGET POPULATION

• Refugees

CONTACT INFORMATION

Jill Fricker | jillf@caoden.org | info@caoden.org | 303-953-7060

http://www.caoden.org

EDUCATION AND TRAINING
ASIAN PACIFIC DEVELOPMENT CENTER OF COLORADO

PROGRAM NAME

N/A

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

Assists adult learners, who are parents, to obtain the educational skills necessary to become full partners in the educational development of their children. They strive to empower adult learners to continue in their desire to improve their quality of life, and that of their families’. Also provides citizenship classes.

PROVIDER TYPE

Nonprofit

FUNDING SOURCE

Colorado Trust SIRFI

DATES OF OPERATION

2000 - present

LOCATION

Denver metro

LEGISLATION/REGULATION

N/A

TARGET POPULATION

• Asian American

• Pacific Islander

CONTACT INFORMATION

Mariko Sagawa and Chris Halligan | info@apcd.org | 303-923-2920

http://www.apdc.org

EMILY GRIFFITH TECHNICAL COLLEGE

PROGRAM NAME

Adult Education and Language Learning Center

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

Provides intensive English courses and career and technical education. ESL courses are free for refugees up to 5 years. Equal tuition for all tuition-based ESL classes. Scholarships are available.

PROVIDER TYPE

Public College

FUNDING SOURCE

• Grants (Private, State, Federal)

• Tuition

• Emily Griffith Foundation

• Individual donors

DATES OF OPERATION

1916 - present

LOCATION

Denver metro

LEGISLATION/REGULATION

N/A

TARGET POPULATION

• Immigrants

• Refugees

• Non-native English Speakers

CONTACT INFORMATION

Kevin Mohatt | kevin.mohatt@emilygriffith.edu | 720-423-4753 | 720-423-4700

http://www.emilygriffith.edu/language

ETHIOPIAN COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL (ECDC) AFFRICAN COMMUNITY CENTER (ACC) OF DENVER

PROGRAM NAME

• We Made This

• Job Club and Employment Training

• Commercial Food and Safety Service Training Program

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

Refugee community members receive the confidence and necessary skills to prepare for, find, and secure jobs through the various training programs offered at ACC.

PROVIDER TYPE

• Private

• Nonprofit

FUNDING SOURCE

• ORR via ECDC

• Local donation match

DATES OF OPERATION

2000 - present

LOCATION

Denver

LEGISLATION/REGULATION

Refugee Act of 1980

TARGET POPULATION

Refugees entering the US less than 30 days

CONTACT INFORMATION

Outreach Coordinator | outreach@acc-den.org | 303-399-4500

http://www.acc-den.org

GRACE APARTMENTS/MERCY HOUSING

PROGRAM NAME

Resident Services

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

Grace Apartment’s Resident Services provide life skills coaching and programming to residents and neighbors, with emphasis on English language acquisition and cultural competency development.

PROVIDER TYPE

• Private

• Nonprofit

• Faith-based

FUNDING SOURCE

ORR

DATES OF OPERATION

2001 - present

LOCATION

Colorado

LEGISLATION/REGULATION

N/A

TARGET POPULATION

• Immigrants

• Refugees

• Low-income Families

• Seniors

• Individuals with Special Needs

CONTACT INFORMATION

Solomon Tesfayohannes | stesfayohannes@mercyhousing.org | 303-399-3979 | 303-320-7763

Sierra Hutchinson | shutchinson@mercyhousing.org | 303-399-3979 | 303-320-7763

http://www.mercyhousing.org

STREET FRATERNITY

PROGRAM NAME

Lifeskills for Young Men

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

Youth and young adult center: drop-in for men.

PROVIDER TYPE

Non-profit

FUNDING SOURCE

• Individual donors

• Grants

• Foundations

DATES OF OPERATION

2013 - present

LOCATION

• Denver

• Aurora

LEGISLATION/REGULATION

N/A

TARGET POPULATION

Young urban men

CONTACT INFORMATION

Yoal Ghebremeskel | yoal@streetfraternity.org | 720-389-6381 | 720-227-7317

http://www.streetfraternity.org

EMPLOYMENT
ETHIOPIAN COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL (ECDC) AFFRICAN COMMUNITY CENTER (ACC) OF DENVER

PROGRAM NAME

Employment Team

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

With the ultimate goal of economic self-sufficiency, ACC's Employment Team supports refugees in their efforts to seek employment. ACC's Employment Specialists help prepare refugees for the American workforce by developing an employment and training plan, assisting refugees in their search for appropriate employment opportunities, developing interview skills, and working through the hiring process with ongoing employer follow-up. Referrals are made to various internal and external job-skills training programs, which increases the possibilities of employment and career mobility within specific fields.

PROVIDER TYPE

• Private

• Nonprofit

FUNDING SOURCE

• ORR via ECDC

• Local donation match

DATES OF OPERATION

2000 - present

LOCATION

Denver

LEGISLATION/REGULATION

Refugee Act of 1980

TARGET POPULATION

Refugees entering the US less than 30 days

CONTACT INFORMATION

Outreach Coordinator | outreach@acc-den.org | 303-399-4500

http://www.acc-den.org

LUTHERAN FAMILY SERVICES

PROGRAM NAME

Matching Grants Program

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

Job clubs, job developers, and career counselors work with refugees to find employment.

PROVIDER TYPE

• Private

• Non-profit

• Faith-based

FUNDING SOURCE

• LIRS

• US Department of State

DATES OF OPERATION

1975 - present

LOCATION

• Denver metro

• Greeley

• Fort Morgan

• Colorado Springs

• Albuquerque

LEGISLATION/REGULATION

Refugee Act of 1980

TARGET POPULATION

• Refugees entering the US less than 30 days

• Asylees

• Special Immigrant Visa (SIV) Holders

• Victims of Trafficking

CONTACT INFORMATION

Jaime Blanchard | jaime.blanchard@lfsrm.org | 303-980-5400

http://www.lfsco.org

ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE (ESL)
ASIAN PACIFIC DEVELOPMENT CENTER OF COLORADO

PROGRAM NAME

Limited English Proficiency (LEP)

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

Assists Limited English Proficiency (LEP) adult learners to become literate and obtain the knowledge and skills necessary for employment and self-sufficiency.

PROVIDER TYPE

Non-profit

FUNDING SOURCE

Colorado Trust SIRFI

DATES OF OPERATION

2000 - present

LOCATION

Denver metro

LEGISLATION/REGULATION

N/A

TARGET POPULATION

• Asian American

• Pacific Islander

CONTACT INFORMATION

Mariko Sagawa and Chris Halligan | info@apcd.org | 303-923-2920

http://www.apdc.org

COLORADO AFRICAN ORGANIZATION

PROGRAM NAME

English as a Second Language

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

This cornerstone integration effort has regular classes at convenient times, providing dozens of instruction hours each week. Classes often cover topics that further equip and empower refugees and immigrants from around the world to integrate and better navigate different US systems.

PROVIDER TYPE

• Private

• Nonprofit

FUNDING SOURCE

• State and Federal government

• Private foundations

• Individual donations

DATES OF OPERATION

2003 - present

LOCATION

Denver

LEGISLATION/REGULATION

• Refugee Act of 1980

• Immigration and Nationality Act

• Title 45 of the Code of Federal Regulations, Chapter IV, Part 400

TARGET POPULATION

• Refugees

CONTACT INFORMATION

Jill Fricker | jillf@caoden.org | info@caoden.org | 303-953-7060

http://www.caoden.org

EMILY GRIFFITH TECHNICAL COLLEGE

PROGRAM NAME

Adult Education and Language Learning Center

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

Provides intensive English courses and career and technical education. ESL courses are free for refugees up to 5 years. Equal tuition for all tuition-based ESL classes. Scholarships are available.

PROVIDER TYPE

Public College

FUNDING SOURCE

• Grants (Private, State, and Federal)

• Tuition

• Emily Griffith Foundation

• Individual donors

DATES OF OPERATION

1916 - present

LOCATION

Denver metro

LEGISLATION/REGULATION

N/A

TARGET POPULATION

• Immigrants

• Refugees

• Non-native English Speakers

CONTACT INFORMATION

Kevin Mohatt | kevin.mohatt@emilygriffith.edu | 720-423-4753 | 720-423-4700

http://www.emilygriffith.edu/language

GRACE APARTMENTS/MERCY HOUSING

PROGRAM NAME

Resident Services

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

Grace Apartment’s Resident Services provide life skills coaching and programming to residents and neighbors, with emphasis on English language acquisition and cultural competency development.

PROVIDER TYPE

• Private

• Nonprofit

• Faith-based

FUNDING SOURCE

ORR

DATES OF OPERATION

2001 - present

LOCATION

Colorado

LEGISLATION/REGULATION

N/A

TARGET POPULATION

• Immigrants

• Refugees

• Low-income Families

• Seniors

• Individuals with Special Needs

CONTACT INFORMATION

Solomon Tesfayohannes | stesfayohannes@mercyhousing.org | 303-399-3979 | 303-320-7763

Sierra Hutchinson | shutchinson@mercyhousing.org | 303-399-3979 | 303-320-7763

http://www.mercyhousing.org

FOOD
JEWISH FAMILY SERVICE

PROGRAM NAME

N/A

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

Provides food at a food pantry for low-income families.

PROVIDER TYPE

• Private

• Nonprofit

• Faith-based

FUNDING SOURCE

Colorado Trust SIRFI

DATES OF OPERATION

2002 - present

LOCATION

Denver metro

LEGISLATION/REGULATION

N/A

TARGET POPULATION

• Refugees

• Immigrants

• Homeless

CONTACT INFORMATION

John Kayser | jkayser@jewishfamilyservices.org | 303-597-5000

http://www.jewishfamilyservice.org

HEALTH
ASIAN PACIFIC DEVELOPMENT CENTER

PROGRAM NAME

• Women's Wellness Connection

• Connect for Health Colorado

• Eliminating Tobacco Health Related Disparities among the AAPI Communities of Colorado

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

• Provides cervical and breast cancer screening for women.

• Provides the outreach and education to allow low-income people—those between 133 percent and 400 percent of the federal poverty level—access and eligibility to use the insurance exchange.

• Promotes healthy living through a reduction in Tobacco use.

PROVIDER TYPE

Non-profit

FUNDING SOURCE

Colorado Trust SIRFI

DATES OF OPERATION

2000 - present

LOCATION

Denver metro

LEGISLATION/REGULATION

N/A

TARGET POPULATION

• Asian Americans

• Pacific Islander

CONTACT INFORMATION

Mariko Sagawa and Chris Halligan | info@apcd.org | 303-923-2920

http://www.apdc.org

HOMEBOUND SERVICES
JEWISH FAMILY SERVICE

PROGRAM NAME

Mental health services for refugees.

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

Provides homebound services for those who cannot leave their homes. Once or twice a week visits to attend to the non-medical needs of homebound persons.

PROVIDER TYPE

• Private

• Non-profit

• Faith-based

FUNDING SOURCE

Colorado Trust SIRFI

DATES OF OPERATION

2002 - present

LOCATION

Denver metro

LEGISLATION/REGULATION

N/A

TARGET POPULATION

• Refugees

• Immigrants

• Homeless

CONTACT INFORMATION

John Kayser | jkayser@jewishfamilyservices.org | 303-597-5000

http://www.jewishfamilyservice.org

HOUSING
GRACE APARTMENTS/MERCY HOUSING

PROGRAM NAME

Affordable Low-income Housing

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

The mission of Mercy Housing is to create stable, vibrant and healthy communities by developing, financing and operating affordable, program-enriched housing. Mercy Housing works to create a more humane world where poverty is alleviated, communities are healthy and all people can develop their full potential. Our core values are respect, justice and mercy.

PROVIDER TYPE

• Private

• Nonprofit

• Faith-based

FUNDING SOURCE

ORR

DATES OF OPERATION

2001 - present

LOCATION

Colorado

LEGISLATION/REGULATION

N/A

TARGET POPULATION

• Immigrants

• Refugees

• Low-income Families

• Seniors

• Individuals with Special Needs

CONTACT INFORMATION

Solomon Tesfayohannes | stesfayohannes@mercyhousing.org | 303-399-3979 | 303-320-7763

Sierra Hutchinson | shutchinson@mercyhousing.org | 303-399-3979 | 303-320-7763

http://www.mercyhousing.org

HUMAN RIGHTS
UNIVERSITY OF DENVER, JOSEF KORBEL SCHOOL OF INTERNATIONAL STUDIES

PROGRAM NAME

Center on Rights Development (CORD)

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

• Advocacy and education seminars

• Symposia

• Films

PROVIDER TYPE

• Private

• Higher Education

FUNDING SOURCE

N/A

DATES OF OPERATION

2002 - present

LOCATION

Denver

LEGISLATION/REGULATION

N/A

TARGET POPULATION

N/A

CONTACT INFORMATION

Claude d'Estree | cord.du@gmail.com

http://www.centeronrightsdevelopment.org

LEGAL
ELKIND ALTERMAN HARSTON PC

PROGRAM NAME

Legal Aid and Analysis

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

Legal Aid and Analysis

PROVIDER TYPE

• Private

• For Profit

FUNDING SOURCE

N/A

DATES OF OPERATION

2010 - present

LOCATION

Denver metro

LEGISLATION/REGULATION

N/A

TARGET POPULATION

N/A

CONTACT INFORMATION

Barbara M. Pineda | Barbara.Pineda@eahimmigration.com | 303-736-6650

http://www.eahimmigration.com/

LUTHERAN FAMILY SERVICES

PROGRAM NAME

Matching Grants Program

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

Immigration legal services

PROVIDER TYPE

• Private

• Nonprofit

• Faith-based

FUNDING SOURCE

• LIRS

• US Department of State

DATES OF OPERATION

1975 - present

LOCATION

Denver Metro

LEGISLATION/REGULATION

Refugee Act of 1980

TARGET POPULATION

• Refugees entering the US less than 30 days

• Asylees

• Special Immigrant Visa (SIV) Holders

• Victims of Trafficking

CONTACT INFORMATION

Jaime Blanchard | jaime.blanchard@lfsrm.org | 303-980-5400

http://www.lfsco.org

Rocky Mountain Immigrant Advocacy Network (RMIAN)

PROGRAM NAME

N/A

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

Provides immigration legal services to noncitizens held at the GEO/ICE immigration detention center in Aurora, Colorado, and to noncitizen children in Colorado who have experienced abuse, abandonment or neglect.

PROVIDER TYPE

• Private

• Nonprofit

FUNDING SOURCE

• Government grants

• Local Foundations

• Donors

• ORR

• Others

DATES OF OPERATION

2000 - present

LOCATION

• Statewide

• Denver metro

LEGISLATION/REGULATION

N/A

TARGET POPULATION

• Noncitizens in immigration detention (including refugees)

• Noncitizen children who have experienced abuse, abandonment or neglect

CONTACT INFORMATION

Kenny Hood | khood@rmian.org | 303-433-2812 ext. 9108

http://www.rmian.org

LIFESKILLS
STREET FRATERNITY

PROGRAM NAME

Lifeskills for Young Men

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

Youth and young adult center: drop-in for men

PROVIDER TYPE

Nonprofit

FUNDING SOURCE

• Individual Donors

• Grants

• Foundations

DATES OF OPERATION

2013 - present

LOCATION

• Aurora

• Denver

LEGISLATION/REGULATION

N/A

TARGET POPULATION

Urban young men

CONTACT INFORMATION

Yoal Ghebremeskel | yoal@streetfraternity.org | 720-389-6381 | 720-227-7317

http://www.streetfraternity.org

MENTAL HEALTH
Asian Pacific Development Center of Colorado

PROGRAM NAME

N/A

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

Supports mental health and cultural adjustment and enhances interpretation for health.

PROVIDER TYPE

Nonprofit

FUNDING SOURCE

Colorado Trust SIRFI

DATES OF OPERATION

2000 - present

LOCATION

Denver metro

LEGISLATION/REGULATION

N/A

TARGET POPULATION

• Asian American

• Pacific Islander

CONTACT INFORMATION

Mariko Sagawa and Chris Halligan| info@apdc.org | 303-923-2920

http://www.apdc.org/

Hmong American Association of Colorado

PROGRAM NAME

N/A

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

• Supports mental health and cultural readjustment

• Enhances interpretation for health

PROVIDER TYPE

Nonprofit

FUNDING SOURCE

Community sponsership

DATES OF OPERATION

2000 - present

LOCATION

Denver metro

LEGISLATION/REGULATION

N/A

TARGET POPULATION

• Hmong

• Others in need

CONTACT INFORMATION

Travis Xiong | travis.xiong@hp.com | 303-885-0462

http://www.hmongcolorado.org/

Jewish Family Service

PROGRAM NAME

Mental Health Services for Refugees

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

• Supports mental health and cultural adjustment for refugees

• Provides individual and group therapy

• Education to meet the mental health needs of refugee and immigrant adolescents in their school environment

PROVIDER TYPE

• Private

• Nonprofit

• Faithbased

FUNDING SOURCE

Colorado Trust SIRFI

DATES OF OPERATION

2002 - present

LOCATION

Denver metro

LEGISLATION/REGULATION

N/A

TARGET POPULATION

• Refugees

• Immigrants

• Homeless

CONTACT INFORMATION

John Kayser | jkayser@jewishfamilyservice.org | 303-597-5000

http://www.jewishfamilyservice.org/

NATURALIZATION
COLORADO AFRICAN ORGANIZATION

PROGRAM NAME

Citizenship Program

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

This program offers introductory and advanced classes on weekends and week nights to help provide a comprehensive approach to naturalization, including private tutoring and connection to legal support.

PROVIDER TYPE

• Private

• Nonprofit

FUNDING SOURCE

• State and Federal government

• Private foundations

• Individual donations

DATES OF OPERATION

2003 - present

LOCATION

Denver

LEGISLATION/REGULATION

• Refugee Act of 1980

• Immigration and Nationality Act

• Title 45 of the Code of Federal Regulations, Chapter IV, Part 400

TARGET POPULATION

• Refugees

CONTACT INFORMATION

Jill Fricker | jillf@caoden.org | info@caoden.org | 303-953-7060

http://www.caoden.org

PUBLIC INFORMATION
University of Denver, Josef Korbel School for International Studies

PROGRAM NAME

African Initiatives (AI)

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

AI connects faculty and students to organizations, in Denver and points beyond, that are conducting research and community outreach to bolster Africa's growth and development.

PROVIDER TYPE

• Private

• Higher Education

FUNDING SOURCE

University of Denver

DATES OF OPERATION

2008 - present

LOCATION

Denver

LEGISLATION/REGULATION

N/A

TARGET POPULATION

• DU students

• Faculty

• Denver community

CONTACT INFORMATION

Dr. Peter Van Arsdale| africaninitiatives@du.edu | 303-871-3281

https://www.du.edu/korbel/africaninitiatives/index.html/

Colorado Refugee Services Program

PROGRAM NAME

State Government

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

Provides overall funding and coordination of refugee resettlement in Colorado on behalf of the U.S. Office of Refugee Resettlement.

PROVIDER TYPE

State Government

FUNDING SOURCE

ORR

DATES OF OPERATION

1979 - present

LOCATION

Statewide

LEGISLATION/REGULATION

• Refugee Act of 1980

• Implementing regulations at 45CFR400

TARGET POPULATION

• Refugees

• Asylees

CONTACT INFORMATION

Joe Wismann-Horther| joseph.wismann-horther@state.co.us | 303-863-8029

http://www.colorado.gov/cs/Satellite/CDHS-SelfSuff/CBON/1251580884704

SENIOR SERVICES
Jewish Family Service

PROGRAM NAME

Services for the Elderly

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

Provides assistance to the elderly.

PROVIDER TYPE

• Private

• Nonprofit

• Faith-based

FUNDING SOURCE

Colorado Trust SIRFI

DATES OF OPERATION

2002 - present

LOCATION

Denver metro

LEGISLATION/REGULATION

N/A

TARGET POPULATION

• Refugees

• Immigrants

• Homeless

CONTACT INFORMATION

John Kayser| jkayser@jewishfamilyservice.org | 303-597-5000

http://www.jewishfamilyservice.org/

SOCIAL SERVICES
COLORADO AFRICAN ORGANIZATION

PROGRAM NAME

School and Parent Engagement Program

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

Employing the successful community navigator model, this program connects refugee and immigrant families with teachers, schools, and school districts to ensure success of students and their families.

PROVIDER TYPE

• Private

• Nonprofit

FUNDING SOURCE

• State and Federal government

• Private foundations

• Individual donations

DATES OF OPERATION

2003 - present

LOCATION

Denver

LEGISLATION/REGULATION

• Refugee Act of 1980

• Immigration and Nationality Act

• Title 45 of the Code of Federal Regulations, Chapter IV, Part 400

TARGET POPULATION

Refugees

CONTACT INFORMATION

Jill Fricker | jillf@caoden.org | info@caoden.org | 303-953-7060

http://www.caoden.org

Ecumenical Refugee and Immigration Services

PROGRAM NAME

Refugee Resettlement

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

Pre-arrival, reception, and placement for newly arrives refugees.

PROVIDER TYPE

• Private

• Nonprofit

• Faith-based

FUNDING SOURCE

• EMM

• CWU/US Department of State

DATES OF OPERATION

1979 - present

LOCATION

Denver

LEGISLATION/REGULATION

Refugee Act of 1980

TARGET POPULATION

Refugees entering the US less than 30 days.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Noyes Combs| noyes@ersden.org | 303-860-0128

http://www.ersden.org

Ethiopian Community Development Council (ECDC) African Community Center (ACC)

PROGRAM NAME

Refugee Resettlement

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

Pre-arrival, reception, and placement for newly arrives refugees.

PROVIDER TYPE

• Private

• Nonprofit

FUNDING SOURCE

• ECDC

• US Department of State

DATES OF OPERATION

2000 - present

LOCATION

Denver

LEGISLATION/REGULATION

Refugee Act of 1980

TARGET POPULATION

Refugees entering the US less than 30 days.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Outreach Coordinator| outreach@acc-den.org | 303-399-4500

http://www.acc-den.org

Lutheran Family Services

PROGRAM NAME

Matching Grants Program

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

Pre-arrival, reception, and placement for newly arrives refugees.

PROVIDER TYPE

• Private

• Nonprofit

• Faith-based

FUNDING SOURCE

• LIRS

• US Department of State

DATES OF OPERATION

1975 - present

LOCATION

• Denver metro

• Greeley

• Fort Morgan

• Colorado Springs

• Albuquerque

LEGISLATION/REGULATION

Refugee Act of 1980

TARGET POPULATION

• Refugees entering the US less than 30 days

• Asylees

• Special Immigrant Visa (SIV) Holders

• Victims of trafficking

CONTACT INFORMATION

Jaime Blanchard| jaime.blanchard@lfsrm.org | 303-980-5400

http://www.lfsrm.org

TRANSLATION AND INTERPRETATION
SPRING INSTITUTE FOR INTERCULTURAL LEARNING

PROGRAM NAME

The Interpreter Network

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

The Spring Institute provides language training, direct services, technical assistance, training, and consulting services for individuals, communities, organizations, and corporations regionally, nationally, and internationally. The interpreter network itself provides interpretation services.

PROVIDER TYPE

Not-for-profit

FUNDING SOURCE

Service fees

DATES OF OPERATION

1999 - present

LOCATION

Denver

LEGISLATION/REGULATION

Refugee Act of 1980

TARGET POPULATION

Individuals with limited English Proficiency

CONTACT INFORMATION

Amy Jacobson and Jonathan Boydston | ajacobson@springinstitute.org | jboydston@springinstitute.org | 303-831-4151

http://www.interpreternetwork.org

VICTIMS ASSISTANCE
ASIAN PACIFIC DEVELOPMENT CENTER OF COLORADO

PROGRAM NAME

N/A

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

• Provides victims assistance and support to those who have witnessed a crime. Their services include assistance in applying for financial services, emergency housing, and victim compensation funds; crisis counseling; case management and social services; and legal and personal advocacy. These services are provided free of charge to victims.

• Provides the community with culturally appropriate educational workshops on the prevention of domestic violence and other crimes, diversity and sensitivity training for professionals in various fields, and other victim service programs.

PROVIDER TYPE

Nonprofit

FUNDING SOURCE

Colorado Trust SIRFI

DATES OF OPERATION

2000 - present

LOCATION

Denver metro

LEGISLATION/REGULATION

N/A

TARGET POPULATION

• Asian American

• Pacific Islander

CONTACT INFORMATION

Mariko Sagawa and Chris Halligan | info@apdc.org | 303-923-2920

http://www.apdc.org

YOUTH PROGRAMS
Asian Pacific Development Center of Colorado

PROGRAM NAME

APDC Youth Leadership Academy

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

Provides academic and lifeskills tutoring, mentoring, and leadership opportunities.

PROVIDER TYPE

Nonprofit

FUNDING SOURCE

Colorado Trust SIRFI

DATES OF OPERATION

2000 - present

LOCATION

Denver metro

LEGISLATION/REGULATION

N/A

TARGET POPULATION

• Asian American

• Pacific Islander

CONTACT INFORMATION

Mariko Sagawa and Chris Halligan | info@apdc.org | 303-923-2920

http://www.apdc.org

ETHIOPIAN COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL (ECDC) AFFRICAN COMMUNITY CENTER (ACC) OF DENVER

PROGRAM NAME

• Colorado Refugee Youth Scholarship Program

• International CITY

• On TRAC (Training for Refugees Accessing College)

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

ACC believes in supporting outstanding and inspiring young leaders in the refugee community through programming such as the Colorado Refugee Youth Scholarship Program, International CITY, and OnTRAC (Training for Refugees Accessing College).

PROVIDER TYPE

• Private

• Nonprofit

FUNDING SOURCE

• ORR via ECDC

• Local donation match

DATES OF OPERATION

2000 - present

LOCATION

Denver

LEGISLATION/REGULATION

Refugee Act of 1980

TARGET POPULATION

Refugees entering the US less than 30 days

CONTACT INFORMATION

Outreach Coordinator | outreach@acc-den.org | 303-399-4500

http://www.acc-den.org

Grace Apartments/Mercy Housing

PROGRAM NAME

Affordable, Low-income Housing

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

Free year-round adult, family and youth programs (including after school and summer youth programs), supported by volunteers, community members and service partners, have two complementary objectives: community development and integration.

PROVIDER TYPE

• Private

• Nonprofit

• Faith-based

FUNDING SOURCE

ORR

DATES OF OPERATION

2001 - present

LOCATION

Colorado

LEGISLATION/REGULATION

N/A

TARGET POPULATION

• Refugees

• Immigrants

• Low-income families

• Seniors

• Individuals and people with special needs

CONTACT INFORMATION

Solomon Tesfayohannes and Sierra Hutchinson| stesfayohannes@mercyhousing.org | shutchinson@mercyhousing.org | 303-399-3979 | 303-320-7763

http://www.mercyhousing.org

LUTHERAN FAMILY SERVICES

PROGRAM NAME

Matching Grants Program

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

Youth programs

PROVIDER TYPE

• Private

• Nonprofit

• Faith-based

FUNDING SOURCE

• LIRS

• US Department of State

DATES OF OPERATION

1975 - present

LOCATION

• Denver metro

• Greely

• Fort Morgan

• Colorado Springs

• Albuquerque

LEGISLATION/REGULATION

N/A

TARGET POPULATION

• Refugees entering the US less than 30 days

• Asylees

• Special Immigrant Visa (SIV) holders

• Victims of trafficking

CONTACT INFORMATION

Jaime Blanchard| jaime.blanchard@lfsrm.org | 303-980-5400

http://www.lfsrm.org

Street Fraternity

PROGRAM NAME

Lifeskills for Young Men

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

Youth and young adult center: drop-in for men.

PROVIDER TYPE

Nonprofit

FUNDING SOURCE

• Individual donors

• Grants/foundations

DATES OF OPERATION

2013 - present

LOCATION

• Aurora

• Denver

LEGISLATION/REGULATION

N/A

TARGET POPULATION

Urban young men

CONTACT INFORMATION

Yoal Ghebremeskel | yoal@streetfraternity.org | 720-389-6381 | 720-227-7317

http://www.streetfraternity.org