IFCS

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NEED HELP?

We all need a little help sometimes.

Welcome to Integrated Family Community Services. We are here to help you during these difficult and unsettling times.

Programs

Visit IFCS to Receive No-Cost Groceries

The Market at IFCS is a year-round free grocery store allowing people earning low-incomes or no incomes to shop for their basic needs. When open, you may walk in to receive assistance during our distribution hours. We ask that you come prepared with the names and birthdates for everyone in your household. They do not have to be present, but we will need their information.

We are currently operating as curbside pickup only. This means grocery boxes will be pre-prepared. When you arrive, you will pull into a parking space and fill out a short intake form. You will then carry groceries from our distribution window to your vehicle. You should expect to be at the market 10-15 minutes. You can expect fresh produce, frozen meat, milk, and other common grocery items.

Eligibility: Pantry and TEFAP food is available for income-eligible households and to households that participate in select public assistance programs. Eligibility determined through self-disclosure. No photo ID or proof of income required.

Request Rental Assistance

As of March 9, our application process for rental assistance is closed. Since the February announcement, 69 applicants have requested rental assistance, and we anticipate the need to exceed funding that is currently available. Applications are being processed in the order in which they were received.

We greatly appreciate the community’s interest. The application process will reopen if additional funds are made available.

Program Information:

When grant funding is available, IFCS provides rental assistance to leaseholders who meet the following criteria:

  • Reason for requesting financial assistance is NOT connected to loss of wages from the pandemic or COVID-19 sickness.
  • Active lease is for a rental in the Arapahoe County areas of Centennial, Englewood, Glendale, Greenwood Village, Littleton, Sheridan, and unincorporated Arapahoe County.
  • Proof of income below 200% of the Federal Poverty Level.
  • Leaseholder is a US Citizen and Colorado Resident.
  • Property Management/Landlords are willing to accept payment from the organization directly.

Rental assistant applicants work directly with an IFCS resource navigator who guides them through the application process, determines eligibility, and authorizes rental payment. Please note: Due to the overwhelming number of requests for assistance, we appreciate your patience in waiting for a response from our team.

Request Utility Bill Payment Assistance

We provide, through our partnership with Energy Outreach Colorado, bill payment assistance to households who are behind on their energy bills and are at risk of not having home energy.

  • At this time, IFCS is only accepting applications from individuals in the service area with disconnection notices.
  • All other interested readers are advised to complete a LEAP application.

You will work directly with a resource navigator who will guide you through the application process, determine eligibility, and authorize bill payments. Payments are made directly to a local utility or fuel company. To begin, please submit the form below. If the form gives you an error, please contact a Resource Navigator by email or phone.

Please note: Due to the overwhelming number of requests for assistance, we appreciate your patience in waiting for a response from our team. When funding is available, an interest form will be available below; if IFCS funding is not available, please use the Energy Outreach Colorado Agency Tool to find available resources.

Request No-Cost Recreation Center Vouchers

IFCS Recreation Center Vouchers are provided to low-income members by Englewood Recreation Center and South Suburban Parks and Recreation District. Vouchers allow individuals in the centers’ service areas to utilize eligible programs and services at no-cost. Start the process by completing our on-line application.

Please note: Due to the overwhelming number of requests for assistance, we appreciate your patience in waiting for a response from our team.

Register for IFCS Seasonal Enrichment Programs

IFCS hosts special events each year to help families and children with needs such as school supply support, seasonal holiday meals and gift assistance. Learn about the current enrichment program at our Happenings pages.

Additional Assistance Opportunities

Please check out additional options below. Please note: IFCS receives a high number of requests and may not be able to respond individually to all who are interested in our services. We apologize that the need for assistance is sometimes greater than the funding available.

Email Signup

Join our mailing list to receive notification regarding new IFCS program offerings and status updates.

VICTIM ADVOCATE REFERRAL

18th Judicial District Crime Victim Assistance

For Victim Advocates Only: if you have a client within the 18th Judicial District of Arapahoe, Douglas, Elbert, and Lincoln counties, complete this form to refer them for financial assistance.

Eligibility and Income Guidelines

Anyone experiencing food insecurity and self-identifying as meeting the Income Guidelines below is eligible for IFCS Food Market services.

Income Guidelines:
As of March 1, 2022, a household may meet income-based standards in either of the following two ways:

  1. Participate in one of these public assistance programs:
    • Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP)
    • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
    • Low-income Energy Assistance Program (LEAP)
    • Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF)
    • Old Age Pension (OAP)
    • Aid to Needy Disabled (AND)
    • Aid to the Blind (AB)
    • Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
    • Medicaid Eligible Foster Children
  1. If the household does not participate in any of the above public assistance programs, the household must meet the requirements based on the chart below, having a combined gross income not exceeding the maximum income limit for the applicable household size.

For IFCS Financial Assistance Programs (Rental and Utility Bill Payment Assistance), we have a service area of western Arapahoe (Centennial, Englewood, Glendale, Greenwood Village, Littleton, and Sheridan) and southwest Denver Neighborhoods. This includes Bear Valley, College View, Fort Logan, Harvey Park, Harvey Park South, Marston & South Platte (Southwest Neighborhoods further defined as being south of Jewell and west of Santa Fe). IFCS Rental Assistance Programs may be limited to the cities listed within Arapahoe County.

For IFCS Enrichment Programs, we have a service area of western Arapahoe and northern Douglas Counties (Centennial, Englewood, Glendale, Greenwood Village, Highlands Ranch, Littleton, Lone Tree and Sheridan) and southwest Denver Neighborhoods. This includes Bear Valley, College View, Fort Logan, Harvey Park, Harvey Park South, Marston & South Platte (Southwest Neighborhoods further defined as being south of Jewell and west of Santa Fe). Central Denver, North Denver, and Aurora applications will not be accepted.

Service Hours

Non-Discrimination Statement

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity (including gender expression), sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, family/parental status, income derived from a public assistance program, political beliefs, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity, in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA (not all bases apply to all programs). Remedies and complaint filing deadlines vary by program or incident.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.) should contact the responsible Agency or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program discrimination complaint, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, AD-3027, found online at How to File a Program Discrimination Complaint and at any USDA office or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by: (1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; (2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or (3) email: program.intake@usda.gov.

USDA is an equal opportunity provider, employer, and lender.