Independent Living Assistance

Understanding and mastering independent living skills such as personal care, financial management, social skills, household management, and coping with daily challenges leads to a successful and satisfying life. Connections team members provide education and training necessary for living as a valued community member.

Explore our Frequently Asked Questions about independent living assistance.

Download, print, and complete our PDF-format Consent to Release Confidential Information form.

Computer Voucher Program

Connections offers a program in which registered consumers in our seven country service region can receive a new Windows or Chrome laptop computer for personal use.

Our Computer Voucher Program will allow the user to connect to the Internet, and use technology to order food, medication, and supplies for home delivery, along with connecting to others through support groups.

Program funding through the federal CARES Act allows for a maximum of $350 to be applied to any computer order. There are a limited number of computers available through this program, so persons who are interested in applying should contact their Connections Independent Living Specialist. New recipients are selected monthly through this program.

Computer orders are fulfilled by Greeley Computer Services. Recipients are responsible for any applicable local and state taxes. Complimentary home delivery of the completed computer is available upon request.

Contact Connections at (970) 352-8682 to learn more about this program, or to be added to our waiting list.

SSI/SSDI Evaluation Program

Connections offers assistance in screening for eligibility to Social Security’s Supplemental Security Income (SSI), and Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI). This free evaluation for a person who lives with a disability within the Connections service region is by a trained SSI/SSDI benefit specialist. Our team can help guide the candidate through the qualification process. There is no obligation through participation in this program, and it is confidential. Contact Connections by telephone at (970) 352-8682 to request additional information, or to schedule your evaluation session.

COVID-19 Testing/Vaccination Guidance

Connections offers free guidance to consumers regarding the testing and vaccination processes related to COVID-19. Team members adhere to strict confidentiality agreements, and all staff undertake background checks to assure safety of personal information. Team members from our Greeley-based nonprofit can immediately offer assistance in registering and scheduling testing for COVID-19, or in receiving the vaccination according to state policy. Free transportation to and from vaccine appointments can also be arranged.

Individuals who have an interest in receiving assistance are invited to call (970) 352-8682 weekdays during standard business hours to arrange a consultation. Like most services at Connections, this appointment is provided at no cost to qualifying service area residents who live with a disability.

Connections Cares Program

Launched in October 2020, our Connections Cares program provides in-person assistance in an outdoor setting at our Greeley headquarters.

Each Friday from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m., an independent living specialist will be on site to provide assistance and guidance to persons who live with disabilities within our seven-county Connections service region. Representatives can provide assistance and guidance regarding independent living, housing options, and SSI/SSDI eligibility.

Persons who are temporarily experiencing homelessness are welcome.

The program also offers at no cost nutritious pantry food boxes, and personal protective equipment for safety during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Heavy snow, cold temperatures, or other inclement weather may cancel a session. Call us at (970) 352-8682 if the weather is poor or uncertain for confirmation that our Connections Cares team will be on site.

This program is on hiatus from late December 2020 until mid-March of 2021.

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