For Veterans Colorado




Homeless To Independence Inc. is an All-Volunteer, Faith-Based, 501©3 non-profit organization. We do NOT receive any grant funding what-so-ever to pay bills for anyone in any situation. We do not give away money. We do not give out loans against any items for money.

This ministry is supported with generous financial donations that are used to help keep us functioning. Our purpose is to help supply individuals and families with personal needs such as food, toiletries, clothing, household items, furniture and baby/adult diapers/wipes both locally and to areas effected by disasters. At this time, we do not offer any shelter or transitional housing services. Again, we DO NOT pay any bills. We DO NOT pay any rents or mortgages.

If you are actually homeless, or about to be homeless or need emergency assistance of any kind, you can:

1. DIAL “211” from a:

a. Land line telephone. Tell the receiver your situation and what you need. They will give you information specific for the physical location you are currently at plus any referrals you may need. They have the most up to the minute information for your specific area. Dialing “211” will get you help and much more info than this office can provide. Homeless to Independence wants you to have all the information you need to get through the situation you are in.

b. Cell Telephone – this will ONLY WORK if the area code of your telephone is calling “211” within the very same County you got your cell telephone in!

PLEASE NOTE: If you do not have a land-line telephone or cell telephone, go to your local police department, library, or house of worship and ask to use their land-line telephone. They may even make the call on your behalf.

2. Use the internet and go to:


For those of you looking for employment through-out the United States, District of Columbia or Puerto Rico, simply send me an email to:


Homeless To Independence Inc. is not responsible for misprints or cancellations of events by the event holders, landlord and/or their agent, or ourselves. Homeless to Independence Inc. also reserves the right to “NOT” offer services to people and/or persons that are rude, unpleasant, and untruthful in any way shape or form, belligerent and the like.




OFFICE NUMBER IS: 1-732-264-7500

Please note that our office does have very limited volunteer staff and if we are one telephone line we cannot answer the other line. There is simply not enough time in the day to answer and/or return each and every telephone call.




Find assistance as a vet, spouse, or dependent

One hundred and fifty years ago today, President Lincoln signed a law establishing the first federal veterans’ facility for disabled Civil War veterans. This facility gave root to the Department of Veterans Affairs’ assistance programs.

Today, the VA offers many benefits and services to eligible veterans and connects our military service men and women with resources across the country. Share this information with a veteran you know, or an organization that helps veterans.



All employment information and career event information can be found here:

Colorado Employment


All housing information can be found here:

Colorado Affordable Rentals



October 30th – November 3, 2017: Celebrating Colorado Veteran Entrepreneurs and Small Business Owners

During National Veterans Small Business Week in Colorado, the SBA Colorado District Office and our resource partner network will celebrate, connect, and empower service members (including National Guard and Reserve), “vetrepreneurs,” and military spouse entrepreneurs/business owners—past, present, and future. We seek to highlight the positive impact veterans have on the Colorado economy and shed light on ongoing challenges faced by the veteran entrepreneurship community.

We look forward seeing you at one (or more!) of the below events in Colorado, and don’t forget to join the national conversation, use #MyVetBiz, or register for a MyVetBiz event near you!

Monday, 10/30: Kickoff with Reboot, Resource Fair & Evening Meetup
Kickoff the week with us in Southern Colorado by brushing off your entrepreneurial skills during Reboot and making connections for your business at the resource fair, with chances to meet and learn from the Colorado SBDC Network, Colorado Springs SCORE, PTAC, GSA, Veteran’s Affairs, VBOC, USDA, the Colorado Minority Business Office and the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade.

Location: The Center for American Values, 101 S. Main St. 100 Pueblo, CO 81003

Time: 9:00am- 4:00pmMT

Registration: Free! Register online here.

Evening Meetup Networking Event: Attend to honor and celebrate veteran entrepreneurs during National Veterans Small Business Week. The speakers for the Meetup will be a panel discussion of local Vetrepreneurs who made the transition from boots to business and currently own and operate businesses in Colorado.

Location: Brues Alehouse Brewing Company on the Riverwalk of Pueblo (140 Riverwalk Place, Pueblo, CO 81003)

Time: 5:30pmMT – Close

Tuesday, 10/31: Day Two of Reboot – Entrepreneur Refresher Course
Location: The Center for American Values, 101 S. Main St. 100 Pueblo, CO 81003

Time: 8:30am-2:30pmMT

Registration: Only one-time registration for the free two-day course is necessary, but please register online here.

Wednesday 11/1: Business Opportunities for Vet-Owned Businesses
Veteran Affairs Certifications: The Pikes Peak SBDC and the Colorado PTAC will offer a workshop that will cover all the legal aspects of the federal government’s preferences, the requirements for businesses claiming veteran’s status, while ensuring they answer your questions surrounding certifications for veteran-owned small businesses. The workshop is open to all veteran’s, veteran’s spouses, children, or any others that wish to learn about the certification requirements.

Location: Harvey House, Catalyst Campus, 555 E Pikes Peak Ave, Colorado Springs, CO, 80903

Time: 10:30am-noonMT

Registration: To register for the free event, please visit here.

Navigating Federal, State and Local Small Business Certifications: The Colorado Minority Business Office will host this session in partnership with the Pikes Peak SBDC to help small businesses demystify the certification acronyms used by Federal, State, and Local/Municipal government agencies in contracting. You will understand what it means to be a small, emerging, disadvantaged, minority, women, and veteran-owned certified firm and how you can use it to market your business with government agencies.

Location: Harvey House, Catalyst Campus, 555 E Pikes Peak Ave, Colorado Springs, CO, 80903

Time: 1:00pm – 2:30pmMT

Registration: To register for the free event, please visit here.

Franchising for Veterans: The Pikes Peak SBDC has invited guest speaker Cindy Rayfield of FranNet Mountain West to share how veterans translate what they learned in the military – self-discipline, leadership and teamwork – into skills used in your own business options in the franchise world.

Location: Harvey House, Catalyst Campus, 555 E Pikes Peak Ave, Colorado Springs, CO, 80903

Time: 2:30-4:00pmMT

Registration: To register for the free event, please visit here.

Wednesday, 11/1 & Thursday, 11/2: Two (Two-Day) Events!
Boots to Business – Fort Carson
& Colorado Springs Government Procurement and Exhibition Summit
1. Boots to Business – Fort Carson: SBA organizes Boots to Business courses at military installation across the country for active duty service members and their spouses as part of the Department of Defense’s Transition Assistance Program (TAP). SBA Colorado District Office will host a two-day class at Fort Carson on 11/1 and 11/2. To register, please contact your Transition Manager/Family Readiness Center. For more information, please visit here and to view other upcoming classes, visit here.

Location: Fort Carson

Time: Starts at 8:30amMT

2. 2017 Colorado Springs Government Procurement and Exhibition Summit: Joshua Vigil, Deputy District Director for the SBA Colorado District Office will be a guest speaker at the 2017 Government Procurement and Exhibition Summit, a two-day event, organized by the Diversity Business Development Center.

Location: Olympic Training Center, 1 Olympic Plaza, Colorado Springs, CO 80909

Time: 8:00am-5:00pmMT

Registration: For more information and to register for the event, please visit here.

Thursday, 11/2: Small Business & Government Contracting Seminar
Colorado Springs SCORE chapter is hosting a seminar that will provide you, the entrepreneurs in the Colorado Springs area, with timely, educational information you can use immediately to take your business to the next level. The day-long seminar will cover the Business Model Canvas, government contracting, financial management metrics and opportunities for one-on-one mentoring with a SCORE mentor.

Location: Harvey House, 555 E Pikes Peak Ave, Colorado Springs, CO 80903

Time: Starts at 8:30amMT

Registration: Pre-registration online here (cost $10, with fees to cover the provided lunch) or $15 fee for walk-in registrations.

Event Evening Meetup – Colorado Springs SCORE will adjourn the seminar at 4:30pmMT and reconvene for continued networking at Triple S Brewery, 318 E. Colorado Ave, Colorado Springs, CO 80903.

Friday, 11/3: Veterans Entrepreneurial Week Closing Reception in CO

Hosted by the Pikes Peak Small Business Development Center, close out National Veterans Small Business Week with a networking reception for all Veterans, Active Duty Military and their families in small business. During the reception, you’ll meet the SBDC Veterans Small Business Program Consultants along with the SBA and other local resource partners that can assist you with your business needs. Light refreshments provided by the Pikes Peak SBDC.

Location: Harvey House, Catalyst Campus, 555 E Pikes Peak Ave, Colorado Springs, CO, 80903

Time: 3:30-5:30pmMT

Registration: To register for the free event, please visit here.

SBA Colorado District Office
721 19th Street, Suite 426
Denver, CO 80202
Phone: 303-844-2607


* County Veterans Services Official Webpages, Alphabetically (NOTE: Not all counties have a Veterans Services Webpage, but telephone numbers, addresses, and points of contact can be found at
– Adams:
– Alamosa:
– Arapahoe:
– Archuleta:
– Bent:
– Boulder:
– Broomfield:
– Chaffee:
– Clear Creek:
– Conejos:
– Costilla:
– Crowley:
– Custer:
– Delta:
– Denver:
– Dolores:
– Douglas:
– Eagle:
– Elbert:
– El Paso:
– Fremont:
– Garfield:
– Gilpin:
– Grand:
– Gunnison:
– Hinsdale:
– Jefferson:
– Kit Carson:
– Lake:
– La Plata:
– Larimer:
– Lincoln:
– Logan:
– Mesa:
– Moffat:
– Montrose:
– Park:
– Phillips:
– Pitkin:
– Pueblo:
– Routt:
– Saguache:
– Summit:
– Teller:
– Washington:
– Weld:

* Denver Social Security Administration:

* Vet Centers in Colorado:

* Veterans Helping Veterans, Denver:

* Paralyzed Veterans of America, Mountain States Chapter:

* Disabled American Veterans (DAV) Department of Colorado:

* Caregiver Resources for Colorado Veterans, by Seniors in Transition, LLC.:

* National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Colorado Springs, Veterans Resources:

* Transform Now Counseling Veteran Resources:

* People House Veterans Reintegration Program:

* Denver’s Road Home, Homelessness Assistance:

* Green Jobs for Veterans in Colorado:

* Colorado Center for Hospice and Palliative Care, Veterans Resources:

* Colorado Criminal Justice Reform Coalition; Information for Veterans:
* Colorado Office of Veterans Education and Training:

* Colorado National Guard In-State Tuition Assistance:

* Community College of Aurora, Resources for Veterans:

* Community College of Denver, Veterans Affairs:

* University of Denver, Veterans Resources:

* University of Northern Colorado, Veterans Services:

* University of Colorado, Colorado Springs Veteran and Military Student Affairs:

* University of Colorado, Denver Veterans Services:

– Boots to Suits Program:

* University of Colorado, Boulder Veterans Services:

* Western State Colorado University Veterans Services:

* Colorado University, Adult Learner and Veterans Services:

* Colorado State University Pueblo, Veterans Upward Bound:

* Colorado Mesa University, Veterans Services:

* Naropa University Resources for Veterans:

* Colorado Women Veterans Conference:

* 2013 Colorado Veterans Resource Guide by Veteran’s Passport to Hope:

* Colorado Wellness Resources, provided by Warrior Family Community Partnership (WFCP) Fort Carson:

* Colorado Lawyers for Colorado Veterans, provided by the Colorado Bar Association:

* Denver Chamber of Commerce Veterans Initiatives and Resources:

* RampsforVets Colorado Veterans Resources:

* The American Legion Department of Colorado:

* Daughters of the American Revolution Colorado, Service to Veterans & Active Duty Military:

* Colorado Veterans Resource Directory (excellent place to start a search for ANY type of veterans resource):
* Department of Employment & Labor; Veterans Resources:
– Benefits:
– Education:
– Employment Resources:
– Family Assistance:
– Homeless Veterans:
– Licensing and Certification:
– Locate a Veteran’s Representative in your area:
– Medical Resources:
– Important Phone Numbers:
– Forms & Publications:
– Organizations:
– Women Veterans:
– Online/Virtual Seminars:
* Directory of State Veterans Services Offices:
* Senior and Veterans Property Tax Programs:
* Property Tax Exemption for Qualifying Disabled Veterans, Overview and Application:

* Tax Credit Information (Priority of Services to Veterans/Spouses):
* Veterans Employment Offices Map:

* Colorado State Veterans Homes:
* Department of Disability Determination Services:; Tel: 303-368-4100 ; Fax: 303-752-5692
* Disabled Veterans Application for Vocational Rehabilitation:
* VA Disability Compensation:
* Legal Representation to Veterans:
* Help Filing Claims:

* Trauma Treatment & Veterans Services:
* Vets Counseling Resources:
– Citizen Soldier Connection:
– First Choice Counseling:
– Point Man Ministries Support Groups:

* Homeless Resources:
* The Crawford House; emergency housing for homeless veterans receiving mental health care; provides structured living for substance abuse recovery:
* Projects for Assistance in Transition from Homelessness:
* Food Assistance Application:
* Tuition Assistance for Veterans:

* Chartered Veterans Services Organizations:
* Non-Chartered Veterans Services Organizations:
* Non-Profit Organizations for Veterans:
* The Veterans Resource Coalition:
* Project Sanctuary: Retreats for Veterans and their Families; based in Granby, CO:
* Colorado Incarcerated Veterans Guide:
* Colorado Access to Recovery for Substance Abuse:
* Touchstone Health Mental Health Alternatives Program:


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