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.

Request 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 complete a Request for Financial Assistance form and an IFCS staff member will contact you within 48 business hours. 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.

Opportunities from our partners

Get help to cover your healthcare and prescription costs. Contact Caroline for more information.

Additional Assistance Opportunities

If you are in need of additional assistance, please check out the options below. IFCS receives a high number of requests and may not be able to respond individually to all who are interested in our services. The need for assistance is greater than the funding available.

Rental Assistance

If you need rent assistance due to financial hardship caused by the pandemic, visit the Colorado State website to apply for state funding.

Recreation Center Vouchers

IFCS is unable to accept applications for Recreation Center Vouchers at this time. We encourage you to check back in December 2021 regarding program availability.

Email Signup

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

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 May 2021, 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, 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). 

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.

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