Resources

Simple things count

A video guide to seven simple ways you can be more inclusive of persons who live with a disabling condition. (Source: Microsoft.)

Colorado transportation options

HealthFirst, Colorado’s Medicaid program, offers a non-emergency transit system called IntelliRide. It can be used for medical appointments only. It does require some required preliminary paperwork before using this free transportation service. For additional information, or an application to participate, visit their website, or call (855) 489-4999.

The Greeley Evans Transit paratransit system for Weld County requires pre-approval to use this transportation service. It can be used for any transportation reason in Greeley and Evans. As of March 2021, a round trip ride costs $6.00, or $3.00 one way. Call (970) 350-9290 for an application or questions, or visit their website.

Lifeline

Lifeline is a federal program that offers a monthly benefit of up to $9.25 towards phone or internet services for eligible subscribers. Consumers can qualify for the federal Lifeline program benefit if their income is 135 percent or less than the federal poverty guidelines, or if they participate in SNAP, Medicaid, or other federal programs. Learn more.

Low Cost Internet Service Plans

EveryoneOn is a nonprofit dedicated to creating social and economic opportunity by connecting low-income families to affordable internet service and computers, and delivering digital skills trainings. Use an online search engine to find programs specific to your community.

Preventing falls: tips for older adults and caregivers

Seniors and individuals with balance issues through injuries are at risk for falling. The National Council on Aging offers a video suggesting six steps to prevent a fall.

Suffering from addiction?

Help.org is a group of Colorado medical professionals. Based on conversations they’ve had with addiction experts across the United States, the majority of people who need treatment for substance abuse disorders do not seek it. Though there are many barriers that discourage people from getting the help they need, cost is a significant factor. They created an online guide that provides comprehensive information on available care options and financial support, along with free Colorado resources.

The organization has also created a comprehensive guide listing top-rated and low-cost rehab centers to make it easier for those in need to get on track from substance abuse.

Since many people cannot afford rehab services on their own, Help.org only includes rehabs that offer payment assistance, such as sliding-scale fees or scholarships.