In emergency situations, our Financial Aid program provides community resource information and monetary assistance for rent, utilities, identification, and medications. All funds are subject to current availability.
Guests must have an eviction notice and a means of sustaining themselves during the months ahead. An average of $250 is given in one time assistance.
When denied assistance by the LEAP program, guests may apply to our utility assistance program that is primarily funded by the Energy Outreach Colorado Foundation. A guest may be funded only once each year. Catholic Outreach is the only agency in Mesa County offering utility assistance from May through October.
Persons with no insurance may be assisted in getting medications on an emergency basis. Catholic Outreach can also refer to health coverage guides from Hilltop who can help enroll people in Medicaid.
Gas cards may be available for stranded travelers passing through Grand Junction. Funds for any other transportation need, such as bus or train tickets to other cities or bus tickets within town, are unavailable at this time.
Identification and Documents
Assistance in obtaining IDs or other documents may be given to persons who are homeless.