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Colorado - Emergency and Assistance Resources and Programs for Persons with Diabetes

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National Kidney Foundation - Offers a variety of assistance programs and activities for those in need of kidney-related medical care in Colorado, Montana, and Wyoming including the following:

  • Medical Identification Jewelry - Bracelets and necklaces are ordered for dialysis or transplant patients. Requests must be submitted by the patient's social worker.
  • Patient Emergency Financial Assistance Grants - Emergency funds provided to supplement the cost of medications, treatment supplies, dental needs and transportation expenses. Requests must be submitted by the patient's social worker or renal professional.
  • Patient Picnics - NKF delivers or assists in delivery of picnics in the summer time for dialysis and transplant patients. Over 350 individuals with kidney disease and their families attend these regional picnics. Contact our office if you're interested in attending or sponsoring a picnic in your area.
  • Kidney Camp - Every summer patients join each other in a retreat atmosphere in the beautiful mountains of Colorado. Dialysis is provided to patients on site. The number of campers is roughly 75 patients and their family members. Please call our affilate for upcoming dates and details.
  • Thanksgiving Basket Delivery - Families receive donations of food put together and delivered by volunteers. Food is donated through partnership with community food bank groups.
  • Team Rocky Mountain for the U.S. Transplant Games - The U.S. Transplant Games are a biennial, five-day athletic competition among recipients of life-saving transplants. Competition in the U.S. Transplant Games is open to anyone who has received a lifesaving transplant--heart, liver, kidney, lung, and pancreas. Bone marrow recipients are also eligible to participate. As much as the Games are an athletic event that calls attention to the success of organ and tissue transplantation, they are also a celebration of life among recipients, their families and friends. Donor Families gather for the Giving, Grieving, Growing™ classes and to cheer on the athletes. For more information, please go to

National Kidney Foundation of Colorado, Montana, Idaho, and Wyoming Inc.
3545 S. Tamarac Drive, Suite #200
Denver, CO 80237
(303) 713-1523 / (303) 713-0989 (Fax)


Colorado Center for the Blind  - Phone:  (303) 778-1130.  The Colorado Center for the Blind is a non profit  rehabilitation center for blind adults.

Colorado Energy Assistance Foundation - Phone: 303-825-8750.  Organization's Purpose: Through utility assistance, weatherization and more, low income elderly, single parents,  disabled and temporarily needy Coloradans are not left out in the cold.

Denver Urban Ministries - Phone: 303-777-4896. Organization's Purpose: To nourish the spirit of community and cultivate awareness of urban life; to provide resources for persons in crisis and create opportunities for individual and community growth and service.

Habitat for Humanity of Metro Denver - Phone: 303-534-2929.  Organization's Purpose: To build homes in partnership with qualified low income families and volunteers.

Inter Faith Task Force - Phone:  303-789-0501.  Organization's Purpose: To provide emergency assistance to Arapahoe County residents.

Jeffco Action Center - Phone:  303-237-7704.  Organization's Purpose: To provide an immediate response to basic human needs and to promote self sufficiency.

Kids in Need of Dentistry (KIND)  - Phone:  303-733-3710.  Helping impoverished children in Denver receiving essential dental care.

Mercy Housing - Phone:  303-406-9114.  Organization's Purpose: Mercy Housing is a non-profit, justice oriented program looking to provide adequate, affordable housing for the economically poor all over the country. 

National Stroke Association (Rocky Mountain Stroke Association) - Phone:  303-754-0924.       Organization's Purpose: Prevention, treatment, rehabilitation, research and support for stroke survivors and their families.

Seniors' Resource Center - Phone:  303-235-6941. Organization's Purpose: To help keep seniors independent and in their homes by providing education and assistance in meeting basic needs.

The Gathering Place - Phone:  303-321-4198.  Organization's Purpose: To provide a safe refuge for women and children experiencing homelessness and poverty; provide emergency services and facilitate growth.

Very Special Arts Colorado - Phone:  303-777-0797.  Organization's Purpose: To enrich the lives of people with disabilities via art classes,  a newsletter and technical accessibility assistance to arts organizations.  (We included this for those who may have suffered vision loss, amputation, or other disabling complications from diabetes.)

Visiting Nurse Association - Phone:  303-744-7363.  Organization's Purpose: To provide quality home health services including nursing, physical therapy, personal therapy, speech pathology, social work

Warren Village, Inc. - Phone:  303-321-2345.  Organization's Purpose: To promote self sufficiency for single parent families by providing model programs in transitional family support services, affordable housing and quality child care.

Warm Hearts / Warm Babies - Phone:  303-654-0199.  Organization's Purpose: We provide clothing, blankets, and essential items to premature & newborn babies, and young children in crisis, free of charge.

Women's Bean Project - Phone:  303-292-1919.  Organization's Purpose: Job training program for women who come from backgrounds of  chronic unemployment, poverty and displacement. 

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