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Causes: Homeless & Housing, Homeless Centers, Human Service Organizations, Human Services, Unknown

Mission: Jeffco Action Center was founded in 1968, to provide basic human services to residents of Jefferson County on an immediate basis and in a non-judgmental environment. The private, non-profit agency continues to serve as the entry point for basic needs, stabilizing the family or individual through a continuum of emergency services to achieve self-sufficiency.

Programs: Food pantry - the food pantry supplies approximately five tons of food on a daily basis, which includes the distribution of 42,539 five-day food supplies. The majority of food distributed is from donations from individuals, businesses, churches and other organizations.

program services - jeffco action center provides access to financial assistance, personal care and household items, clothing bank, bus tickets and work readiness support. Jeffco action center also provides limited financial assistance in the form of rental assistance, utility assistance, bus tickets, education assistance and employment assistance. Revenue sources for this program include grants, government contracts, and donations from businesses, individuals, churches and other organizations.

homeless shelter - jeffco action center operates a 21-bed homeless shelter for individuals, couples and families in jefferson county. It is the only shelter that serves all three populations in the county. This is a working shelter, meaning that at least one adult in the household must be working, looking for work or going to school. 154 individuals received a total of 6,473 nights of shelter, food and case management services during fiscal year 2015. Revenue sources for this program include grants and donations from businesses, individuals , churches and other organizations.

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