Grandparents Raising Grandchildren

Assistance & Benefits

Many Grandparents who raise grandchildren often have questions regarding programs and services to financially assist them in the raising of their grandchildren. This category includes websites that provide information and/or services related to financial assistance and benefits in Colorado. Many of the listed websites provide search tools and resource locators. To get the most accurate information for your location, you may need to look at the government listing by county or city, as service vary. If this information is not available online, look in your local phone book.

  • Benefits Check Up
    Provides information regarding many assistance programs and how to apply for them, ranging from heating and energy assistance to prescription savings programs to income supplements.
  • Catholic Charities
    Search for local agencies and resources or get involved in your community.
    • Medicare - Information about Medicare billing, eligibility requirements and other Medicare-related information.
    • Medicaid - Provides general information about Colorado Medicaid.
  • Colorado Kinship Connection
    The Colorado Kinship Connection website is operated by the Division of Child Welfare Services in the Colorado Department of Human Services (CDHS). The website is intended to provide information and resources to kinship caregivers across Colorado.The Division provides oversight of the children, youth and family programs administered by county departments of human/social services.
  • Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LEAP)
    A program through Colorado Department of Human Services. Go to your county department of human services webpage to get information near you.
  • Outreach United Resource Center
    Provides resources to help people toward self-sufficiency.
  • SHARE Colorado
    Helping families save on groceries and encouraging building community relationships.
  • Social Security Administration
    Supports the public through economic advancement and security. Apply for benefits online.
  • Social Security Benefits for Grandchildren
    Provides advice on social security benefits for grandchildren.
  • United Way
    United Way is a network of thousands of local organizations. Find information and resources on education, income, and health. The United Way works to create long-term community change. Search for specific resources near you through United Way 211.