IFCS

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

Integrated Family Community Services (IFCS) closed the application for rental assistance Friday, November 4, 2022 at 4:30 pm. Our organization received 123 applications for assistance since October 17, 2022. (Requests for assistance are in excess of $80,000, the total amount of assistance the organization has to help with temporary financial hardships.) We can no longer accept rental assistance requests.

Please Note: All interest forms received prior to the program’s closure will continue to be processed for application eligibility. Our Program Team is reviewing and processing applications already on file until all remaining funds are allocated. You will be contacted within 2 business days if eligible to apply for assistance. Those living outside the service area may receive a denial notice one week following their submission of an interest form.

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

Those in need of financial assistance are encouraged to contact the Mile High United Way 2-1-1 Resource Center: a statewide community resource connecting individuals and families to critical resources including food, shelter, rental assistance, childcare, and more. You may access this service by dialing 2-1-1 from your phone or online. Households that have received a summons from the Arapahoe County Court showing a date for an eviction hearing may be eligible to apply for emergency assistance. To apply, please visit the Arapahoe County website.

Request Utility Bill Payment Assistance

IFCS provides, through our partnership with Energy Outreach Colorado, bill payment assistance to eligible households that are behind on their energy bills and are at risk of not having home energy; specifically electricity and heat. Water and other public service bills are not eligible for the program.

Program service area includes select cities in western Arapahoe County, southwest Denver, and northern Douglas County. Those seeking assistance are encouraged to review the application criteria provided on the interest form.

Request No-Cost Recreation Center Vouchers

IFCS Recreation Center Vouchers are available to qualified low-income members of the 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 of determining eligibility by completing our on-line application.

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, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or  retaliation for prior civil rights activity.

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

To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted 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; or
  2. Fax:
    (833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or 
  3. Email:
    program.intake@usda.gov

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

This statement was updated 8.3.22 in accordance with USDA updates and guidelines.