Connections is now a Benefit Enrollment Center. Pictures of Medicare, Health First Colorado, LEAP, and SNAP logos


For Immediate Release
Contact: Jessica Standiferd,

Weld County, CO, 2/6/2024 – Connections is aware of the struggle people with disabilities face while living on a fixed income. It’s a monthly stress of wondering how they’ll get by trying to cover all of the necessities like groceries, utilities, paying for medications, and covering other monthly costs. Many people require assistance to navigate the government programs available to help.
Benefits Enrollment Centers focus on connecting older adults and adults with disabilities with limited incomes to core benefits such as;  the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LEAP), the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (formerly known as Food Stamps), Medicaid (Health First Colorado), Medicare Part D Extra Help, and the Medicare Savings Program. 

Connections has steadily provided this service on a limited basis to the community. As a certified BEC, through funding made possible by the National Council on Aging, Connections will now provide a higher level of expert assistance. 
Contact Connections Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. regarding questions or requesting more information. Our highly trained and knowledgeable team is ready to provide support. We will continue to offer assistance regarding the vast array of local, state, and federal assistance programs but with renewed vigor and enhanced expertise and access to these five programs throughout our seven-county catchment area. Connections provides services to the community at no-cost.

Connections for Independent Living is a non-residential, participant-controlled nonprofit Independent Living Center that promotes independent living and the empowerment of all persons with disabilities. The organization is one of nine certified Independent Living Centers throughout Colorado and since 1986 has specifically served individuals in seven northeastern counties.