Local Assistance Resources: Lakewood, Colorado

Page Updated May 2021


Program Services by The Action Center

8745 West 14th Avenue, Lakewood, CO 80215

Website: www.theactioncenter.org
Phone: 720.215.4850

The Action Center’s mission is to provide an immediate and compassionate response to those in our community experiencing hardship and by offering the resources and services needed to stabilize lives and promote pathways to lasting change.

When you come to The Action Center, we start by meeting you where you are – offering free food, clothing and personal items in an environment of respect and kindness. Next, we work with you to address your longer-term needs by connecting you to the resources, services and supports that can help you move towards greater stability and hope.


  • Five-Day Food Supply (Up to 12 visits in 12 months)
  • Clothing Bank (1 visit per month)
  • Household Items (As they are available)
  • Mail Services (No appointment needed to check your mail).
  • Rental Assistance (Please call 720.407.6712 for availability)
  • Utility Assistance (Please call 720.407.6674 for availability)
  • Connections to Community Outreach Partners
  • Senior Food Commodities - First Thursday of every month, pre-registration required.

All of our services require an appointment. Same-day appointments may be available, however calling a day or two in advance is recommended. Please call 720.215.4850 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays to set up an appointment.


Food Pantry & Cafe by Mean Street Ministry

1380 Ammons Street, Lakewood, CO 80214

Website: www.meanstreetministry.org
Phone: 303.232.2500

The Food Bank & Cafe provides food services to anyone in need. No I.D. needed; come as often as you need.


  • Meals
  • Food pantry

Home Repair

Includes financial assistance for home repairs

Rebuilding Together program transforms the lives of low-income homeowners by improving the safety and health of their homes and revitalizing their communities.


Roots of Courage (ROC) by Family Tree, Inc.

3805 Marshall Street, Wheat Ridge, CO 80033

Website: www.thefamilytree.org
Phone: 303.420.6752

Family Tree Roots of Courage is a confidential, residential facility for survivors of domestic violence and those with children. When in shelter, we aim to keep survivors safe by providing advocacy, safety planning, community resources, health care, and other supportive services for children and their parents.


  • A confidential place to stay
  • Access to basic needs
  • One on one advocacy to address trauma, receive information and community resources
  • On-site health care
  • Support groups

It is Family Tree’s intent to provide shelter services to all survivors of domestic violence in need and who are in imminent danger from their intimate partners, including all gender identities, the LGBTQIA+ community, and all racial and ethnic backgrounds.

The best way for Family Tree to assist is to have the survivor call our 24-hour domestic violence crisis line to speak directly with an advocate. The advocate will complete a phone assessment with the caller to make sure the shelter services are appropriate for the caller’s needs, and then the advocate will offer safety planning, referrals to other agencies that may be able to best assist, and/or assist with a plan to arrive at Roots of Courage safely.