Navigating the financial and legal sectors can be a stressful task, but something that is imperative to do throughout our lives. The Pikes Peak region offers many organizations that will assist you through financial and legal processes.

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Financial Assistance

Bill Assistance - CO

In Colorado, the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program is known as Colorado Works. It is a cash assistance program that helps eligible families with very low incomes become self-sufficient by encouraging job preparation, work and family stabilization. Eligible applicants receive monthly cash assistance payments, help with emergency household expenses, and/or services such as counseling, training and employment assistance. The Colorado Works Program operates in all 64 counties and is delivered locally through each county's department of human or social services.

National Foundation for Credit Counseling

The National Foundation for Credit Counseling® (NFCC®) has helped millions of people lead a more financially fit life. As the largest and longest-serving nonprofit financial counseling organization in the U.S., our mission is to help all Americans gain control over their finances.

Energy Resource Center

Energy Resource Center is a non-profit construction company assisting income-qualified families through energy efficiency improvements. Work completed includes insulation, HVAC, hot water heaters, lighting, appliances, air sealing and more.

Legal Services

Colorado Legal Services

Colorado Legal Services mission is to provide meaningful access to high quality, civil legal services in the pursuit of justice for as many low-income persons and members of vulnerable populations throughout Colorado as possible.

El Paso County Bar Association

The El Paso County Bar Association is the principal professional association for attorneys in the Pikes Peak Region and has been serving the local legal community since 1902, offering extensive Continuing Legal Education opportunities and social and networking events for attorneys, and numerous outreach programs for the public.

Legal Help for Seniors

Legal help for low-income Coloradans seeking assistance with civil legal needs

Retirement Planning

BBB Accredited

The BBB lists 175 accredited businesses in Colorado Springs that are accredited that can provide retirement planning.

Prescription

TLC Pharmacy

About TLC Pharmacy is a non-profit pharmacy operated by a dedicated team of volunteers who are dispensing help & hope for low-income, uninsured patients.

Mission Medical

Mission Medical Center (MMC) has been serving the uninsured, under-served, and low income members of the Pikes Peak community since January, 2004. Mission Medical treats low-income adults who are without any form of health insurance and who suffer from one or more chronic illnesses.

Rent

Colorado Springs Housing Authority

Providing Affordable Housing in the Pikes Peak Region

Utilities

Leap

Colorado Springs Utilities Low-Income Energy Assistance Program (LEAP) is a federally funded program designed to help eligible low-income households with winter home heating costs.

Project COPE

Colorado Springs Utilities Project COPE provides utilities payment assistance to families and individuals struggling financially due to a personal crisis or emergency, regardless of income.

Weatherization (HEAP)

The Energy Resource Council offers energy audits and improvements to protect families from risks associated with Colorado winters, such as exposure to dangerously low temperatures or carbon monoxide poisoning.

Mt. View Electric’s Operation Round Up

In partnership with ERC provides FREE energy efficiency improvements for income-qualified residents of Colorado.

Scams

Stop Fraud Colorado

The Office of the Attorney General provides Consumer Advisories and Fraud Awareness Bulletins to the public to help educate and protect consumers from current scams affecting the community.

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

We aim to make consumer financial markets work for consumers, responsible providers, and the economy as a whole. We protect consumers from unfair, deceptive, or abusive practices and take action against companies that break the law. We arm people with the information, steps, and tools that they need to make smart financial decisions.

National Council on Aging

Millions of older adults fall prey to financial scams every year. Use these tips from NCOA and the Women’s Institute for a Secure Retirement to protect yourself or an older adult you know.

Better Business Bureau

BBB of Southern Colorado sets standards for marketplace trust – to create a community of dependable businesses and charities – by encouraging and supporting best practices, educating consumers and businesses, celebrating business role models, and calling out and addressing substandard marketplace behavior.

Money Management

Pikes Peak Probate

Pikes Peak Probate™ is appointed as a Personal Representative, Trustee, Conservator, and professional Power of Attorney.

Elder Abuse

National Center on Elder Abuse

The NCEA provides the latest information regarding research, training, best practices, news and resources on elder abuse, neglect and exploitation to professionals and the public. First established by the U.S. Administration on Aging (AoA) in 1988 as a national elder abuse resource center, the NCEA was granted a permanent home at AoA in the 1992 amendments made to Title II of the Older Americans Act.

Pikes Peak Elder Abuse Coalition

To facilitate community collaboration of services for the elderly (60+) and at-risk adults in the Pikes Peak Region. The PPEAC will focus on the health and welfare of elder and at-risk adults, in addition to education and awareness of mistreatment in the Pikes Peak region.

AARP - Elder Watch

To facilitate community collaboration of services for the elderly (60+) and at-risk adults in the Pikes Peak Region. The PPEAC will focus on the health and welfare of elder and at-risk adults, in addition to education and awareness of mistreatment in the Pikes Peak region.

Vetted Businesses

Age Friendly Businesses

If a business has been accredited by the BBB, it means BBB has determined that the business meets accreditation standards, which include a commitment to make a good faith effort to resolve any consumer complaints.

Age Friendly Project Partners

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