The following links and information are provided by various organizations that offer resources for food, shelter, and other services in the Grand Valley. The list is updated as new information becomes available (note dates). Return to this page often to view latest resource information.

Mesa County (via Western Colorado 211) released the following list of Winter/Holiday assistance for Grand Valley residents and those in need. You may view the list below or download it to your device.

Grand Valley Peace & Justice “Resource Guide” (updated July/August 2023) – Below is a list of resources (PDFs in English and Spanish) that details what help is available in the Grand Valley community, especially for those without a home. Everyone is welcome to use it. This information is provided annually by the Peace & Justice organization in Grand Junction.

  • Community Resource Guide (PDF) – English. CLICK HERE
  • Community Resource Guide (PDF) – Spanish. CLICK HERE

Housing Reports from City of Grand Junction (July 2023) – Follow these links to two reports released recently describing the efforts being done to expand affordable housing in the Grand Valley region. The “Grand Valley Unhoused Needs Assessment” media release and the “Third Year Annual Action Plan” document (2023).

Lutheran Family Services Rocky Mountains (July 2021) –  The LFS Colorado Spirit Wellness program was operated in conjunction with the Colorado Spirit Crisis Counseling Program to provide support and resource connection to those impacted by COVID-19.

Lutheran Family Services Rocky Mountains is a faith based, non-profit human services agency providing adoption, disaster response, foster care, older adult, family support & education, and refugee & immigration services since 1948. We provide help and support to children and families during their most challenging times regardless of race, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation or age. At LFSRM, we believe that all people, from the newborn to the most elderly, are valued members of our community.

With locations in Albuquerque, Billings, Colorado Springs, Denver, Fort Collins, Greeley, Las Cruces, and Salt Lake City, we partner with communities to meet the unmet needs affecting their most vulnerable populations.

More information is available at the LFS website, and the Wellness Program can be contacted at (970) 232-1147 or [email protected].

State of Colorado / Area Agencies on Aging (C4A) – Senior Initiative Resources information – The C4A-Colorado website has a wealth of information, from reports to brochures to surveys and many other resources, too. Click here to explore the website and learn about what is available to assist you as you age.

Tents to Tiny Homes project (4/11/2021) – A live presentation by Sherry Cole at the Unitarian Universalist Church of the Grand Valley (UUCGV). Sherry talks about a project to help the houseless in the Grand Valley area, spearheaded by Grand Valley Peace & Justice. This video [36:53 min] describes the reasons behind this project, steps being taken now, and how it can improve our Grand Junction community.

Mutual Aid Partners / GJ Mutual Aid Distribution & Resource Day (updated 11/18/2020) – Food and resources available every Tuesday at 536 Ouray Ave (Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Grand Valley church) – throughout the winter. Visit the parking lot or inside church, depending on weather conditions and COVID guidelines. Curbside pick-up also an option. Donations accepted starting at 10:00 am – 1:00 pm. Distribution starts at 11:00 am – 1:00 pm. Visit the Mutual Aid Partners website for more information and to sign up as a volunteer.

Support Our Local Food Banks/Church Pantries (updated 8/1/2020)

  • Those who were able to obtain COVID-19 Emergency funding have received huge amounts of financial help. (Huge equaling $50,000 alone to Kids Aid, over $80,000 in new funds to Catholic Outreach Emergency Committee, and the Community Food Bank total is astronomical.)
  • There are two organizations that did not receive special COVID-19 funding for food over $5000. Both of them were denied other funding because they were church-affiliated. They are Grand Valley Peace & Justice (affiliated with the Diocese of Pueblo) and Clifton Christian Church Food and Clothing Pantry.

Community Resources Spreadsheet to support clients – Mesa County Public Health Department has compiled a COVID-specific list of community resources to help support clients. This is being maintained for people who are giving one-on-one support or referrals to community members in need. As the information about COVID changes rapidly, for any questions on this resource, please visit the Mesa County website for available aide and more information.