A Community Leader – Helping Our Neighbors Every Day
IFCS has been helping our neighbors in South Denver in need since 1968. Each year, IFCS aids families and individuals needing help overcoming the downward spiral of poverty are meet with kindness and care by our trained staff.
Our work includes helping with food assistance, rent assistance and clothing needs. We are a beacon of lightduring a tremendously difficult period in their life.
Specifically our main services include:
- Homeless Prevention: Provides assistance with utilities, rent, or mortgage. IFCS also has two Transitional Housing Programs, designed to move families from homelessness to permanent, affordable housing.
- Financial Assistance: Provides assistance with bus tokens, gas vouchers, medical prescriptions and birth certificates.
- Hunger Prevention: Operates the largest food bank in the South Metro Denver area. Additionally, through our enrichment Holiday Programs, eligible families and seniors are provided with the makings of Thanksgiving and Christmas meals.
- Youth Services: Provides children from low-income families in grades K-8 with necessary school supplies, including a backpack, new clothing, and gift certificates (shoes and haircut) for the beginning of the school year. Also, the Food for Learning Program provides schools funding for their daily lunch service to children on the federal reduced-lunch program.
- Senior Services: Provides services to low-income homebound seniors such as Lunch Bunch, Grocery Shopping and Medical Transportation.
- Clothing Bank – Provides no-cost clothing to clients.
- Gift of Sight and Hearing Programs – Provides for those in need of low-or no-cost hearing aids or glasses.
- Crime Victims Assistance Program – Provides support and resources for crime victims.
- Recreation Passes – Allows clients to access community recreational programs.
- Career Center – Provides employment tools so that clients can achieve their employment and career goals.
- Case Management and Follow-Up– For clients in IFCS programs.
- Referral Program – Helps clients access other community resources.
IFCS serves more than 16,000 individuals annually who reside in Centennial, Englewood, Glendale, Highlands Ranch, Littleton, Lone Tree, Sheridan and unincorporated Arapahoe County.