Las Animas Helping Hands

General Information
Description of AgencyWe provide emergency services such as: utilities, rent/mortgage, prescriptions, food, gasoline, propane , free transportation for medical appointments. We also provide income tax preparation at no charge.
MissionLas Animas Helping Hands mission is to provide for the emergency needs of individuals and families living in the city of Las Animas, Bent County, and the surrounding area.
HistoryThe suffering caused by several years of drought led concerned people in the community to create Las Animas Helping Hands to help alleviate some of the suffering. A grant from the city of Las Animas provided the initial funding on January 20, 2004. Additional funds were provided by Bent County Social Services through their Community Service Block Grant (CSBG) in March 2004.
CSBG funding expanded our program services from utility assistance to other emergencies such as rent, prescriptions, gasoline, food and clothing. Over the past six years, the number of families in crisis receiving help has steadily increased. We have assisted the elderly, disabled, single parents, families on TANF, parolees and other low-income families.
Helping Hands became a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization in September 2006. Since our inception, Helping Hands has been a 100% volunteer organization who has sought to relieve suffering in Bent County.
LocationBent County
Geographic AreaSoutheastern Colorado
TerritoryBent County, Las Animas
Intake ProcedureFill out application, and bring in your bills. Prefer CO Id or Driver's License, but help is available to those who do not have them.
Intake RequirementsFor income tax preparation, bring in: W2 forms, social security card, valid CO ID, last year's income tax information, and checking account if available.
Funded ByGrants and Donations
Agency TypeNon-Profit
Client Information
Languages SpokenEnglish, Spanish interpreter available upon request
EligibilityMust be 18 yrs or older. We do not help with deposits, cable, or telephone.
Hours of Operation9 am to 5 pm, Monday - Friday, However, hours may vary
Contact Information
Contact's NameMrs. Sharon Barber
Contact's PositionExecutive Director
Contact's Phone719-456-2997
Physical Site Address 1811 Hurd Avenue
Physical Site City, State, ZipLas Animas, Colorado 81054
Mailing Address 1PO Box 576
Mailing City, State, ZipLas Animas, Colorado 81054
Main Phone719-456-2997
Hotline Phone719-456-2997
Additional Information
Date Agency Entered10/09/2007
Affiliated Programs and Services
This Agency: Las Animas Helping Hands
Affiliated Programs: Emergency Assistance
Free Income Tax Preparation
Affiliated Services: Emergency Assistance - Las Animas Helping Hands
Free Income Tax Preparation - Las Animas Helping Hands