Resources

Updated December 9, 2014

SERVICE CONNECTIONS

Fort Collins Housing and Service Agencies

Provides a list of housing and service agencies in the City of Fort Collins;

Neighbor to Neighbor Community Resource Packet

Provides a general overview of the resources available in Larimer County;

Crossroads Safehouse

Connects people to Larimer County resources; includes legal, family, health, and basic necessities;

2-1-1 (United Way & AIRS)

Provides free and confidential information and referral; helps with food, housing, employment, health care, counseling and more;

SmartTrips

Provides resources, information and incentives for people to travel by means other than driving alone in a car; options include bicycling, carpooling, taking the bus, teleworking, vanpooling, and walking;

Fort Collins Bicycle Resources

List of bicycle resources in the City of Fort Collins;

Commitment to Campus

List of CSU programs, discounts, and special benefits available to CSU faculty & staff;

 

 

MENTAL HEALTH & COUNSELING SERVICES

CSU Office of The Ombuds & Employee Assistance Program

Offers a neutral, confidential, informal and independent resource for employees who seek alternatives for resolving conflicts and grievances; assists employees and members of their households with personal issues through no-cost counseling services as well as legal and financial planning resources;

Touchstone Health Partners  (formerly Larimer Center for Mental Health)

Provides affordable, sometimes free, behavioral health and counseling services;

Crossroads Safehouse

Offers free safehousing, advocacy, legal assistance, transitional housing, and education for abused women and children;

GreenPath Debt Solutions

Offers free debt counseling that is personal and tailored to a person’s unique situation; provides assistance with student loan debt, helps home owners avoid foreclosure, provides reverse mortgage counseling to seniors, helps people manage their credit score, and provides bankruptcy counseling and education;

CSU Center for Family & Couple Therapy

Provides high-quality therapy services to families, couples, individuals, adolescents and children; offers services to all members of our Larimer County community as well as students, faculty, and staff;

ComPsych

Provides counseling, financial planning services, and legal advice;

Colorado State Employee Assistance Program (C-SEAP)

Professional assessment, referral, and short-term counseling services for all State employees with work-related or personal concerns and resource for supervisors and managers;

 

 

EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE

CSU Cares Fund

Provides help to meet financial needs incurred as a result of natural disaster;

Employee Hardship Loan Fund

Offers a helping hand in times of crisis for employees experiencing an unexpected emergency; loans are offered with little or no interest;

Leave Sharing Bank

CSU state classified employees are eligible to either donate time to the Leave Sharing Program, or apply for additional leave when faced with an “unforeseeable life-altering event beyond your control”;

Working Together Foundation

Provides financial grants up to $500 to enable employees and retirees to cope with emergency needs during a crisis; includes unforeseen emergencies from medical conditions, crime, fire, death, unexpected household dependents, and other difficult circumstances; includes all members of the state family – employees and retirees from all branches of Colorado state government;

CSU Parental and Catastrophic Circumstances Leave

Allows departments to provide an employee with at least nine weeks of compensated leave for birth mothers and three weeks for the non-birth parent, in most circumstances; creates a process which allows employee with catastrophic leave due to an extraordinary, unforeseen disaster or serious illness or injury for which accrued leave is unavailable;

 

 

HOUSING ASSISTANCE

Green Path Debt Solutions

Offers free debt counseling that is personal and tailored to your unique situation; helps people eliminate credit card debt; assists people with student loan debt; helps homeowners avoid foreclosure; provides reverse mortgage counseling to seniors; helps people manage their credit score; provides bankruptcy counseling and education for debtors filing for bankruptcy; offers a wide variety of educational tools and resources.

Villages in Fort Collins

Offers affordable housing; Village complexes and units are located throughout Fort Collins; income restrictions may apply;

Fort Collins Housing Authority

Offers sustainable, long-term housing solutions that move people out of homelessness, stabilize families, and partner with community agencies to help improve lives;

Property Tax/Rent Rebate

Offers rebates for rent/property tax paid during the previous year; these are available to people who are aged 65 years or older, OR who are disabled, AND who meet the income requirements;

Loveland Housing Authority

Offers sustainable, long-term housing solutions that move people out of homelessness, stabilize families, and partner with community agencies to help improve lives;

CARE Housing

Develops and manages affordable housing for low and low-moderate income families with children; provides expertise in housing finance, development, property management, and social services; must be employed and there are income guidelines for eligibility;

Neighbor to Neighbor

Provides housing, counseling (rental, landlord/tenant, mortgage default and pre-purchase counseling), emergency rent assistance, first time home buyer classes, and multi-family affordable housing;

Homebuyer Assistance

Provides loans to income-eligible households in Fort Collins to cover a portion of the required down payment and closing costs for buyers who have not been on title to a home for the past three years; eligible households can receive a loan of up to 5% of their purchase price to cover down payment, closing costs or both;

 

 

FOOD ASSISTANCE

Fort Collins Rebate Program

Offers a rebate to qualified residents for sales tax paid on food during the previous year; designed to assist low income individuals, families, and seniors who live within Fort Collins city limits;

House of Neighborly Service

Provides assistance with food, clothing, transportation, emergency motel vouchers, prescription, and utility assistance for residents of Loveland and Berthoud;

Food Bank for Larimer County

Provides food to all in need through community partnerships and hunger-relief programs; food donations are distributed to individuals in need through three programs: Food Share, Child Nutrition and Food Link;

Larimer County Department of Health Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)

Provides services and information on health issues such as healthy food preparation, breastfeeding, and child growth check-ups; provides monthly supplies of healthy foods to children under 5-years-old, maternity assistance for eligible pregnant women, prenatal care and education, counseling and referrals;

Meals on Wheels

Delivers food to home-bound persons who are unable to prepare an adequate diet;

Vineyard Resource Center

Provides clothing, personal items and emergency food boxes; call to setup an appointment;

 

 

EDUCATIONAL ASSISTANCE

CPC Educational Assistance Award

A monetary award granted twice per year to help State Classified employees further their education;

CSU Employee Study Privilege

Offers CSU employees up to 9 credits per academic year of free tuition;

Joan Gaynor Kuder Scholarship

Offers a competitive scholarship to CSU employees; being degree seeking is not a requirement;

CSU Career Wow

Offers a career development tool to help CSU employees explore many facets of their professional development; includes a series of videos and accompanying pdfs that permit you to personalize your career development; enables you to identify your strengths and talents and align them with your career passions, interests, and options; assists you in identifying mentors and experimenting with future career decisions;

Tuition Scholarship Program

Provides a fixed percentage tuition scholarship for staff and their families;

GED Preparation and Training

English as a Second Language

 

 

UTILITIES ASSISTANCE

Fort Collins Utility Rebate

Offers rebates for utilities paid during the previous year; these are available to people who are aged 65 years or older, OR who are disabled, AND who meet the income requirements;

Payment Assistance Fund

Provides assistance once per calendar year should a customer receive a shut-off notice;

Help Paying Bills

Offers links and phone numbers for programs designed to assist with mortgage and rent assistance, debt counseling, auto repair, utility payments, student loans, medical bills, and more;

The Salvation Army

Provides funds on a first come, first serve basis;

 

 

TRANSPORTATION SERVICES

Around the Horn

On-campus bus shuttle service;

Transfort

Fort Collins and Northern Colorado bus service;

Max Bus Rapid Transit

North-South corridor bus route;

Zip Car

CSU car sharing service;

CarGo

Helps match people with carpooling options;

VanGo

Helps match people with vanpooling options;

 

 

BICYCLE REPAIR & ASSISTANCE

Fort Collins Bicycle Co-op

Helps get people riding bikes, including those who may not be able to afford one; great resource for cycling assistance and repair;

Bike Fort Collins

Local cycling non-profit; encourages safe and enjoyable cycling;

Fort Collins Bike Library

Offers $10 bicycle rentals; open April through December;

Brave New Wheel

Quality, trustworthy repair shop;

 

 

CHILD CARE PROVIDERS

CSU Early Childhood Center

Offers a quality program for young children while training CSU students for careers in early childhood education and providing opportunities for research related to children, families, and early childhood education;

 

University Children’s Center (Sunshine House)

Offers programs to children 6 weeks to 6 years old;

 

 

ELDER CARE PROVIDERS

Elder Care Network of Northern Colorado

Provides information, resources and support to caregivers and activities intended to assist family caregivers and seniors in making informed decisions;

 

 

HOSPICE CARE PROVIDERS

Pathways Hospice Community Care for Northern Colorado

Provides symptom management and support for serious long-term illness, expert medical and comfort care for individuals navigating the last months of life, and grief counseling and programs for those mourning the loss of a loved one;

 

 

STATE CLASSIFIED EMPLOYMENT INFORMATION

State Classified Compensation (CSU Human Resources)

Offers information about classification, job evaluation, compensation policy, compensation plans, performance management, position abolishment, supplemental pay, overtime/compensatory time, and more;

State Classified Compensation (CO Department of Personnel & Administration)

Offers information about job classifications, annual compensation plans and reports, performance management, leave and time off, personal services contracts, and more;

State Classified Benefits (CSU Human Resources)

Offers information about benefit eligibility, insurance plans, employee wellness plans, family medical leave, retirement program, and employee discount programs;

State Classified Benefits (CO Department of Personnel & Administration)

Offers information about medical insurance, dental insurance, life insurance, disability insurance, deadlines for new employees, insurance premiums, and more;

State of Colorado Work-Life Program

Offers information about flexible work arrangements, employee discounts, and resource/referral options;

State Personnel System Employee Handbook

Provides a comprehensive guide to the rules and regulations governing all Colorado State employees;

State of Colorado Leave & Time Off & Technical Guidance

The first link provides information about FMLA and ADA and holiday schedules; the second link offers detailed information about the different types of leave provided;

Colorado PERA

Provides information about retirement for Colorado public employees;

Colorado Statewide Liaison Council

Facilitates communication between the classified staff of the higher education institutions in Colorado;

Colorado WINS

Represents more than 31,000 state employees; works to improve quality of services, safety, pay and benefits, working conditions, conflict resolution, staff attrition and more to ensure an effective workforce to serve all Coloradans;

 

 

 

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