Emergency Assistance Program

Emergency Assistance Program


Emergency_Assistance

The JFS Emergency Assistance Program (EAP) provides limited financial aid and case management to Denver-area individuals and families who are facing homelessness. 
JFS focuses its efforts on homelessness prevention by providing low-income individuals and families with rent assistance, case management, and access to other supportive services. This support can often help those in crisis remain in their homes while developing longer-term plans for self-sufficiency. The program serves more than 250 households each year, preventing homelessness for hundreds of people.

If you are in need of assistance, please call 720.248.4716 for information on available grants and the process for receiving assistance, as well as referrals to other community agencies. We receive a high number of calls and are not always able to respond to all requests for emergency assistance.

When JFS is unable to provide direct support (due to ineligibility or lack of funding) to applicants, staff helps individuals and families understand and access the resources available in the community.

All clients who receive financial assistance meet with a case manager to review their budget, resources, and plans for the future. Beyond meeting clients’ immediate need for emergency financial assistance, EAP serves as a single-point-of-entry for other services at JFS. These services include the Weinberg Food Pantry, counseling, holiday programs, and school supplies.

Call 720.248.4716 for more information.