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Clothing and Household Goods

ARC Thrift sells second-hand household items, clothing, and furniture. They offer discounts on special days and for seniors.

Address: 2701 S. College Ave.
Fort Collins, CO 80525
Phone: (970) 267-8870

Address: 3131 N. Garfield St.
Loveland, CO 80537
Phone: (970) 663-9287

Website: http://arcthrift.com/


Birthline is a pregnancy support center and provides maternity clothing, newborn clothing and linens, and diapers.

Address: 1528 N. Lincoln Street  #200
Loveland, CO  80537
Phone: (970)663-2671
Website:  http://www.birthlineloveland.org/


Christ Center Community Church serves families in need, offers free clothes, household goods, and food baskets. Items distributed twice a month.

Address: 2700 S. Lemay Ave.
Fort Collins, CO 80525
Phone: (970) 223-4442
Website: http://christcenter.cc/ministry_outreach_center.htm


Dream Room provides clothing, diapers, and baby items for children ages 0-2.

Address: 316 W. Mulberry St.
Fort Collins, CO 80521
Phone: (970) 232-6600


Goodwill Industries sells low-cost furniture, household items, and clothing.

Address: 315 Pavilion Lane
Fort Collins, CO 80525
Phone: (970) 223-1042

Address: 935 E. Eisenhower Blvd.
Loveland, CO 80537
Phone: (970) 593-1032

Website: http://goodwilldenver.org


 Habitat for Humanity Restore sells appliances, building materials, used cars, new and used furniture at low cost.

Address: 4001 S. Taft Hill Rd.
Fort Collins, CO 80526
Phone: (970) 223-9909

Website: http://www.fortcollinshabitat.org/


Habitat for Humanity Thrift sells low-cost household goods, clothing, furniture, and used cars.

Address: 5250 N. Garfield Ave.
Loveland, CO 80537
Phone: (970) 669-7343
Website: http://lovelandhabitat.org/

Address: 157 Mountain Ave.
Berthoud, CO 80513
Phone: (970) 532-2870
Website:  http://berthoudhabitat.org/


HELP International serves as a liaison between those who have so much and those who have too little. They provide local distribution of food, clothing, furniture, house wares and medical equipment.

Address: 629 SW 14th St.
Loveland, CO 80539
Phone: (970) 224-2233 – Warehouse
email: mhilton@helpint.org


Homeless Gear collects unwanted outdoor gear (packs, sleeping bags, tents, tarps, etc), outdoor basic clothing (coats, rain gear, boots, etc.) and hygiene products, and re-distributes these items to the homeless.

Address: 242 Conifer St.
Fort Collins, CO 80525
Phone: (970) 494-9708
Website: http://homelessgear.org/


House of Neighborly Services provides assistance with food, clothing, transportation, emergency motel vouchers, prescription, and utility assistance for residents of Loveland and Berthoud.

Address: 1511 E 11th St.,#100
Loveland, CO 80537
Phone: (970) 667-4939

Address: 531 8th St.
Berthoud, CO 80513
Phone: (970) 667-1597
Website: http://www.honservice.org/


Junior League of Fort Collins, is an organization of women committed to improve our community, some of the services they provide are the junior league career closet and the hunger initiative.

Address:  PO BOX 271803
Fort  Collins, CO. 80527
Phone: (970) 482-0594
Website: http://www.jlfortcollins.org/community-impact/


Kid’s Closet provides gently used clothing for children size newborn-16 to community members at no charge.

Address: 1005 Stover St.
Fort Collins, CO 80524
Phone: (970) 482-2436
Website: http://fcfumc.net/


Life Choices McKee Thrift, Peer counseling, free pregnancy and STD tests, assistance for new mothers, car seats, baby furniture, and clothing (0 to 24 months). Walk-ins welcome.

Address: 902 Redwood Dr.
Loveland, CO 80539
Phone: (970) 613-5300


McKee Thrift sells household items, clothing, and furniture at low cost.

Address: 428 Cleveland Ave.
Loveland, CO 80539
Phone: (970) 613-5300


Meadowlark Church of Christ provides gently used clothing in a clothing bank. Open most Tuesdays from 12 to 3 p.m.

Address: 2810 Meadowlark Ave.
Fort Collins, CO 80526
Phone: (970) 223-7788
Website: www.meadowlarkchurch.org


Salvation Army provides rent assistance on a limited basis for those who qualify. Clothing and limited furniture is available in disaster circumstances.

Address: 3901 S. Mason St.
Fort Collins, CO 80521
Phone: (970) 207-4472
Website:  http://www.salvationarmyusa.org/

Financial Support Services

On Campus

Employee Assistance Program is an employee benefit program that provides guidance and resources to employees through ComPsych’s Guidance Resources.

Phone: 1 (800) 497-9133
Website: http://guidanceresources.com


Employee Discount Programs offers discount to different services in Northern Colorado such as a moving discount, personal computing systems, software discounts and work-life employee discount marketplace.

Website: http://source.colostate.edu/c2c-employee-discount-programs/


Employee Hardship Program offers emergency hardship loans, parking discounts to low–income earning employees, and emergency grants through the state of Colorado and Working Together Foundation.

Website: http://source.colostate.edu/emergency-hardship-programs-for-csu-employees/

Emergency Hardship Loan Fund application:
http://www.hrs.colostate.edu/benefits/EHLF-Program.html

Working Together application:
https://sites.google.com/a/state.co.us/working-together-foundation/


Commitment to Campus (C2C) is a list of resources available to CSU employees.

Website: http://source.colostate.edu/commitment-to-campus/


Leave-sharing Bank provides partial income protection to eligible state classified employees who are absent from work for a prolonged period of time, but who have inadequate paid time-off accumulated to cover the absences.

Website: http://www.hrs.colostate.edu/benefits/timeoff-leave-bank.html

In the Community

Colorado Lifeline offers wireless or landline telephone bill discounts for low-income individuals. $10 discount on monthly bills and $30 discount on installation.

Phone: 1 (800) 782-0721
Website:  http://www.lifelinesupport.org/


Fort Collins Rebate Program provides rebates on property tax or rent, utility charges, and sales tax for individuals with disability or individuals aged 65 and over. Also offers rebate on food taxes to low-income residents during the application time-frame. Program takes applications from August 1 to October 31 each year.

Address: 215 N. Mason St.
Fort Collins, CO 80521
Phone: (970) 416-2304
Website: www.fcgov.com/rebate


Larimer County Department of Human Services administers federal- and state-funded social services programs such as food stamps, temporary financial assistance (Tanf)

Address: 1501 Blue Spruce Dr.
Fort Collins, CO 80524
Phone: (970) 498-6300

Address:  205 E. 6th St.
Loveland, CO 80537
Phone: (970) 498-6300

Website: http://www.co.larimer.co.us/humanservices/


Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LEAP) is designed to help low-income households with winter home-heating costs and weatherization. It is not intended to pay the entire cost of home heating.

Address: 1501 Blue Spruce Dr.
Fort Collins, CO 80524
Phone: (970) 498-6302 – Emergencies
1 (866) 432-8435 – To set up an appointment
Website: http://co.larimer.co.us/humanservices/assistance/leap.htm


Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish provides assistance with rental and utility bills on a limited basis. Call for more information.

Address: 5450 S. Lemay Ave.
Fort Collins, CO 80525
Phone: (970) 226-1303
Website: http://www.seas-parish.org/


Social Security Administration administers the following programs: Social Security retirement, survivors, and disability insurance benefits, Medicare, and Supplemental Security Income.

Address: 301 S.  Howes St., 4th floor
Fort Collins, CO 80521
Phone: 1 (866) 336-7385
Website:  http://www.ssa.gov/

Food Assistance

Christ Center Community Church serves families in need of free clothes, household goods, and food baskets. Items distributed twice a month.

Address: 2700 S. Lemay Ave.
Fort Collins, CO 80525
Phone: (970) 223-4442
Website: http://christcenter.cc/ministry_outreach_center.htm


Community Kitchen in Loveland is an interfaith program that provides lunch.

Address: 437 N. Garfield Ave.
Loveland, CO 80537
Phone: (970) 278-1726
Website:  www.lovelandcommunitykitchen.org


FOCO Café is a nonprofit restaurant in Fort Collins with a pay-what-you-can setting. Hours 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., Monday – Saturday.

Address: 225 Maple St.
Fort Collins, CO 80521
Website: http://www.fococafe.org/


FOCO Food Assistance is a website that provides information about affordable nutrition in Northern Colorado

website: https://zestnutrition.wixsite.com/focofoodassistance


Food Bank of Larimer County provides free food to those in need through community partnership and hunger-relief programs across Larimer County.

Address: 1301 Blue Spruce Dr.
Fort Collins, CO 80525
Phone: (970) 493-4477

Address: 2600 N. Lincoln Ave.
Loveland, CO 80537
Phone: (970) 744-4600

Website: http://www.foodbanklarimer.org/


House of Neighborly Services provides assistance with food, clothing, transportation, and more to Loveland and Berthoud residents.

Address: 1511 E. 11th St., #100
Loveland, CO 80537
Phone: (970) 667-4939

Address: 531 8th St.
Berthoud, CO 80513
Phone: (970) 667-1597

Website: http://www.honservice.org/


Larimer County Department of Human Services administers federal- and state-funded social services programs such as food stamps.

Address: 1501 Blue Spruce Dr.
Fort Collins, CO 80523-8100
Phone: (970) 498-6300

Address: 205 E. 6th St.
Loveland, CO 80537
Phone: (970) 498-6300

Website:  http://www.co.larimer.co.us/humanservices/


Saint John’s Lutheran Church offers free food and clothing to residents of Larimer County; limited to one visit per month.

Address: 305 E. Elizabeth St.
Fort Collins, CO 80524
Website: http://www.stjohnsfc.org/


Salvation Army provides free boxes of food. Available Monday and Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Address: 3901 S. Mason St.
Fort Collins, CO 80521
Phone: (970) 207-4472
Website:  http://www.salvationarmyfortcollins.org/


Sister Mary Alice Murphy Center for Hope is a resource center for families and individuals with low income. They have a program that offers family food boxes and take-away meals.

Address: 242 Conifer St.
Fort Collins, CO 80524
Phone: (970) 221-1208
Website:  http://www.murphycenterforhope.org/


Vineyard Resource Center provides clothing, personal items, and emergency food boxes. Please call for an appointment.

Address: 1201 Riverside Ave.
Fort Collins, CO 80524
Phone: (970) 484-5999
Website:  http://www.vineyardotr.org/

For Children

Kids Café provides free meals for kids ages 3-18. Parents can eat with their children for $2.

Boys and Girls Club (5-5:45 p.m.)
Address: 1608 Lancer Dr.
Fort Collins, CO 80521

CORE Center (5:15-6 p.m.)
Address: 114 Bristlecone Dr.
Fort Collins, CO 80524

Northside Aztlan Community Center  (5-5:45 p.m.)
Address: 112 E. Willow St.
Fort Collins, CO 80521

Loveland Boys and Girls Club  (5-5:45 p.m.)
Address: 2500 E. 1st St.
Loveland, CO 80537

Wellington Boys and Girls Club (4:30-5:15 p.m.)
Address: 3815 Harrison Ave.
Wellington, CO 80549


The Matthews House offers programs with dinner for kids.

Address: Community Life Center at Fullana
220 N. Grant Ave.
Fort Collins, CO 80521

Community Life Center at Genesis Project
400 S. Link Lane
Fort Collins, CO 80524
Phone: (970) 449-5191
Website:  http://thematthewshouse.org/directory/


Women, Infants and Children provides supplemental nutritious foods and medical screenings to pregnant women, breastfeeding women, infants, and children up to 5 years.

Address: Larimer County Health Department
1525 Blue Spruce Dr.
Fort Collins, CO 80524
Phone: (970) 498-6700
Website:  http://www.fns.usda.gov/wic/women-infants-and-children-wic

For Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities

Elderhaus Adult Day Program offers direct care, nutritional meals, and snacks, and community-based activities.

Address: 605 S. Shields St.
Fort Collins, CO 80526
Phone: (970) 221-0406
Website:  http://www.elderhaus.org/


Meals On Wheels delivers noon meals to homebound people who are unable to prepare and eat an adequate diet.

Address: 1217 E. Elizabeth St., Unit 11
Fort Collins, CO 80524
Phone: (970) 484-6325

Address: 437 N. Garfield Ave.
Loveland, CO 80539
Phone: (970) 667-0311

Website:  http://www.fcmow.org/