Consumer Protection & Self-Help/General Resources

The ability of a District Attorney’s Office to help consumers with their complaints is often limited. District Attorneys do not have jurisdiction over most consumer complaints.

Nevertheless, a wide array of prevention and consumer awareness information, as well as consumer complaint referral and resource information, is available in this section. Additional general and self-help resources are also provided through this website.

There are acts against a consumer that do constitute criminal misconduct for which the Denver District Attorney’s Economic Crime Unit can pursue criminal charges.

The Unit investigates and prosecutes organized criminal activity, complex financial crimes, identity theft, criminal impersonation, theft, forgery, credit and debit card fraud, securities fraud, computer crime, and the financial exploitation of the elderly and other at- risk adults.

The Unit also prosecutes embezzlement, public corruption, and election fraud.

SELF-HELP & GENERAL RESOURCES

Civil/Small Claims Court/Traffic Division (County Court)
720-865-7840

Child Support Enforcement Assistance
720-944-2960
Website: Click here

Civil Rights Complaints

(Employment, housing, public accommodations)
Colorado Civil Rights Division
303-894-2997
Espanol: 720-432-4294
Website: Click here

Concealed Weapon Permits
Website: Click here

Denver City Government Services
Call 311
www.denver.gov

https://www.denvergov.org/content/denvergov/en/city-of-denver-home/a-to-z-departments-and-services.html

Denver Health & Human Services
720-944-3666
https://www.denvergov.org/content/denvergov/en/denver-human-services.html

Emergency Needs Assistance
Mile High United Way
Call 211
http://www.unitedwaydenver.org/2-1-1

  • Housing & Shelter
  • Food Assistance
  • Legal Assistance
  • Employment
  • Health Services
  • Mental Health & Addiction
  • Crisis & Emergency
  • Child Care & Education
  • Aging & Disability
  • Basic Needs & Financial

Homeless Assistance

Colorado Coalition for the Homeless
Provides a variety of assistance and support programs for people who are homeless.
303-293-2217
www.coloradocoalition.org

Denver Health & Human Services
720-944-3666
Website: Click here

Immigrant & Refugee Assistance/Legal Assistance

African Community Center
Assisting refugees with a variety of services
303-399-4500
www.acc-den.org

Catholic Charities of Denver—Immigration Services
303-742-4971
www.ccdenver.org/immigration-services

Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition
303-922-3344
www.coloradoimmigrant.org

Colorado Legal Services—Immigration
(303) 866-9366
www.coloradolegalservices.org

Denver City Government—Office of Immigrant & Refugee Affairs
720-913-8471
Website: Click here

Denver Immigration Legal Aid & Pro Bono Services
Website: Click here

Metro Volunteer Lawyers: 303-860-1115
Colorado Lawyers Committee: 303-894-6366
American Immigration Lawyers Association Colorado Chapter: 303-757-3334

Lutheran Family Services Rocky Mountains—Immigration Legal Services
303-980-5400
www.lfsrm.org

Muslim Family Services
Supports and advocates for victims of crime, immigrants, refugees, and other community members in need.
303-298-8776
www.mfscolorado.org

Rocky Mountain Immigrant Advocacy Network of Westminster, CO
303-433-2812
Hotline for detained individuals & family members: 303-866-9308
www.rmian.org


Legal Assistance

Colorado Bar Association—Referrals (civil & criminal)
303-860-1115
www.cobar.org/contact

Colorado Public Defender’s Office—Denver (criminal)
303-620-4999
www.coloradodefenders.us/information/applying-for-a-public-defender/

Colorado Legal Services/Legal Aid (low income) (civil)
303-837-1313
www.coloradolegalservices.org


Pro Se Resource Center—Denver County Court (civil)
Room 280 A, Denver City & County Building
720-865-8440


Rocky Mountain Victim Law Center
Provides free legal assistance to victims of violent crime to help enforce their rights under the Victims’ Rights Act
303-295-2001
www.rmvictimlaw.org


LINC (Legal Information Network of Colorado)
Provides confidential, no-cost legal information for victims of crime in the Denver Metro area.
720-583-2929 (Help Line)
www.coloradolinc.org


Disability Law Colorado-Denver Office (civil)
303-722-0300 or 1-800-288-1376
www.disability/lawco.org


University of Denver Student Law Office (misdemeanor offenses only)
303-871-6140


LGBTQ Assistance/Contacts

ONE Colorado
303-396-6170
www.one-colorado.org

Denver Police Department
Hate crimes hotline: 720-913-6458
Safe Place Program: 720-913-2800
www.dpdsafeplace.com

Survivors Organizing for Liberation (formerly CO Anti-Violence Program)

Provides freed survivor support, legal assistance, health & wellness providers and coverage referrals and other resources for LGBTQ citizens and crime victims
303-839-5204
Statewide hotline:  888-557-4441
Email:  cavpadvocacy@gmail.com
www.solcolorado.org


Sealing Criminal Records


Veterans Services

Volunteers of America Bill Daniels Veteran Services Center
1247 Santa Fe Drive, Denver
Front Desk:  720-501-3367
www.voacolorado.org/veteran-services-center

(Café, computer lab & food bank available M-F, 8am-4pm)

The Center opened in August of 2015 and is the first of its kind, serving Veterans with housing, employment, benefits and support from a variety of Veteran-serving programs all in one location.

(The following services are also available at the Center by referral, appointment or walk-in.  Check with the Center to determine availability of organization representatives. Otherwise, each of these service providers can be contacted separately for assistance.)

Colorado Department of Military and Veteran Affairs
720-398-7157
www.colorado.gov/cdle

The CDLE provides a variety of services such as job search assistance, job fairs, registration with workforce centers, resume guidance, networking, labor market information, educational programs and unemployment guidance.

City & County of Denver Veteran Services
720-944-3500
Website: Click here

Public benefits, customized employment development services, assistance applying for VA benefits, referrals to counseling/mental health services.

Veterans Administration—Benefits
303-914-5763
www.benefits.va.gov/benefits

VA administers variety of benefits and services that provide financial and other forms of assistance to Service members, Veterans, their dependents and survivors such as compensation, education and training, home loans, life insurance and vocational rehabilitation.

Veterans Administration—Community Resource & Referral Center
720-501-3367
www.va.gov/homeless/crrc-list.asp

Services include case management, enrollment for VA medical and financial benefits, access to temporary housing and mental health services, showers,  employment resources, and peer support services.

Volunteers of America—Back Home (SSVF)
720-501-3368
Email: ssvfintake@voacolorado.org
www.voacolorado.org/gethelp-denvermetro-veterans-ssvf

Support services for veterans families (SSVF)/homeless:  Case management, housing search counseling/assistance, education/employment counseling, temporary financial assistance, advocacy, referrals to community resources.

Volunteers of America—Women Veterans Program
Referral Lines:  720-663-0471 or 720-501-3369
www.voacolorado.org/gethelp-denvermetro-veterans-femaleveterans

Emergency and transitional housing for single women veterans and women veterans with children, case management.

University of Denver—Sturm Center (Behavioral Health)
303-871-7942
www.du.edu/gspp/services/sturm.html 

Mental health screenings, triage and referrals for veterans and service members and their family members, significant others and children.

University of Denver Law—Veteran Advocacy Project
303-660-6421
Email:  vap@law.du.edu
www.law.du.edu/veterans-advocacy-project

Assistance with filing for veteran benefits, claims and appeals. VAP also helps veterans seek discharge upgrades that may be preventing them from obtaining benefits to which they are entitled. While the VAP’s focus is on VA benefits and discharge upgrades, with the help of the Colorado Bar Association, the project also refers non-VA cases to other lawyers.

Colorado Bar Association—Lawyers for Colorado Veterans Legal Clinic
303-824-5323
www.cobar.org

Veterans in need can meet with an attorney free of charge and get information on topics such as Veterans resources, benefits, taxes, housing and family law. Colorado Lawyers for Colorado Veterans is designed to provide veterans with assistance related to challenges in obtaining medical care, disability benefits, reemployment rights, consumer, housing, criminal and family law matters, and in obtaining legal counsel.

Financial Health Institute
303-204-3144
www.financialhealthinstitute.com/

Provides courses for individuals to learn how to improve their financial health.

Team Rubicon
719-286-9589
www.teamrubiconusa.org

Team Rubicon works with veterans and community volunteers to help areas dealing with natural disasters. Vets can use skills developed through services such as medical training to reach those in crisis.

Soldiers’ Angels
210-629-0020
www.soldiersangels.org

Soldiers’ Angels “Angel” volunteers assist veterans, wounded and deployed personnel and their families in a variety of unique and effective ways. Soldiers' Angels is approved to work within VA Hospitals. Volunteers visit patients, help coordinate events and activities, and much more to improve the living conditions and morale of the hospitalized or struggling veterans at the Denver VAMC.

The Mission Continues
720-507-0612
www.missioncontinues.org/service-platoon/Denver-1st-platoon

The Mission Continues empowers veterans who are adjusting to life at home to find purpose through community impact. We deploy veterans on new missions in their communities, so that their actions will inspire future generations to serve. Our operations deploy veteran volunteers alongside non-profit partners and community leaders to solve some of the most challenging issues facing our communities: improving community education resources, eliminating food deserts, mentoring at-risk youth and more.

Through this unique model, veterans build new skills and networks that help them successfully reintegrate to life after the military while making long-term, sustainable transformations in communities and inspiring future generations to serve.

Metro Veterans Upward Bound (Metro State University of Denver)
303-556-3305/3024
Email:  vub2@msudenver.edu
www.msudenver.edu/vub

Cost-free college preparatory program that will not only enhance veterans’ academic skills, but is also designed to demonstrate what personal commitments a full college course load will require. Upon successful completion of the VUB Program, veterans are not only familiar with the services and resources that would be available to them as college students, but more importantly they possess a renewed confidence in their academic abilities. VUB courses include Math, Science, Spanish, and English.

Honor Bell Foundation
303-717-6974
E-mail: info@honorbell.org

For Bell Honors: requests@honorbell.org
www.honorbell.org

Honor Bell Foundation, Inc. is a Colorado nonprofit, 501(c)(3) corporation based in Denver. Creating a community of veterans to foster public appreciation of military service and honor their fellow veterans with a proper, final tribute is the foundation's mission. Its primary purpose is to provide a unique funeral honor for deceased military veterans through the slow ringing, known as tolling, of a 1,000-pound ceremonial bell.

The foundation also provides veteran outreach and community education through the recruitment of volunteer groups of Bell Guards to toll the Honor Bell.