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CPWD is open from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM, Monday through Thursday.

Our offices are located at:

  • 1675 Range Street in Boulder
  • 615 North Main Street in Longmont
  • 10317 Washington Street in Thornton
  • Our Broomfield office is available by appointment on Thursdays

To make an appointment, please call (303) 442-8662, extension 233, leave your name, number and reason for calling, and someone will get back to you within 2-3 business days.  You can also send an email to [email protected] – again, including your phone number and reason for contact and a specialist will get back to you within 2-3 business days.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I apply for Social Security Income (SSI)?

To learn more about SSI, how to apply, and to access links to important websites, please click here for detailed information.

To sign up for one of our SSI Benefits workshops, where you will learn all about SSI, how to apply and other information, please register here.

To set up an appointment to speak to someone directly, please call (303) 442-8662 x 233, leave your name, number, and reason for calling, and a specialist will get back to you within 2-3 business days. You can also send an email to [email protected] – again, including your phone number and reason for contact and a specialist will get back to you within 2-3 business days.

 

I need help with Housing

 

Finding affordable and accessible housing can be challenging, but we are here to help. Following are some helping links that can get you starting finding affordable and accessible housing:

Here you can find an Affordable Housing Resource List.

To sign up on section 8 waitlists, and to find out more about availability, please click your county below:

For questions about rights related to housing accessibility: Call Fair Housing and Accessibility First: (888) 341-7781

If you need help navigating this process, including skills development and self-advocacy, please call (303) 442-8662 x 233, leave your name, number, and reason for calling, and a specialist will get back to you within 2-3 business days. You can also send an email to [email protected] – again, including your phone number and reason for contact and a specialist will get back to you within 2-3 business days.

What services does CPWD offer?

To learn about our programs and services, visit our website and click “What We Do” in the main menu.

If you would like to access any of our services, or need any other help working towards and acheiving independence, and/or want to speak to or work with one of our Independent Living Advisors, please call (303) 442-8662 x 233, leave your name, number, and reason for calling, and a specialist will get back to you within 2-3 business days. You can also send an email to [email protected] – again, including your phone number and reason for contact and a specialist will get back to you within 2-3 business days.

I need help with Legal Services

CPWD does not offer legal services, but we can refer you to excellent resources in the community. In addition, an Independent Living Advisor can assist you in navigating access to legal services, and may be able to assist you with related issues such as skills training and accomodations.

Legal Services Resources in our Area:

Bridge to Justice – provides no-cost legal support to connect you to lawyers who are available to provide pro bono (free) legal advice and services.

Rocky Mountain Legal Center – provides legal services to people with disabilities on an income-based sliding scale

Disability Law Colorado – focuses on legal issues related to discrimination and civil rights

Colorado Fund for People With Disabilities – supports people needing assistance with representative payee and ABLE accounts, conservatorships, and trusts

Boulder Eviction Prevention and Rental Assistance – get advice and support on eviction and rent payments

City of Longmont Mediation Services – assistance finding a mediator to help communications with landlords

For questions about public access, call the ADA National Number: (800) 949-4232, or visit

For questions about rights related to housing accessibility: Call Fair Housing and Accessibility First: (888) 341-7781

For help navigating any of these resources, or for any related Independent Living Assistance, please call (303) 442-8662 x 233, leave your name, number, and reason for calling, and a specialist will get back to you within 2-3 business days. You can also send an email to [email protected] – again, including your phone number and reason for contact and a specialist will get back to you within 2-3 business days.

I Need Long-Term Care or Home Care

CPWD does not offer Long-Term Care or Home Care services. However, you may need assistance applying for SSI benefits, and we can help with that. Find info about SSI at the top of this webpage under “How do I apply for Social Security Income (SSI)?”

Other resources for finding care include:

    If you have additional questions, or need help navigating these resources, please call (303) 442-8662 x 233, leave your name, number, and reason for calling, and a specialist will get back to you within 2-3 business days. You can also send an email to [email protected] – again, including your phone number and reason for contact and a specialist will get back to you within 2-3 business days.

    I Need Access to a Doctor or Medical Services

    CPWD does not offer direct medical services, and we have no doctors on staff.

    If you are looking for a disability evaluation, please visit Health First Colorado to find a doctor and request and evaluation.

    If you are looking for a doctor, you can visit Colorado Community Health Alliance, become and member, and get assistance with finding a doctor and other care coordination.

    If you have additional questions, or need help navigating these resources, please call (303) 442-8662 x 233, leave your name, number, and reason for calling, and a specialist will get back to you within 2-3 business days. You can also send an email to [email protected] – again, including your phone number and reason for contact and a specialist will get back to you within 2-3 business days.

    I Need Transportation Assistance

    If you need help right away getting a ride to a doctor or other appointment, please visit Getting There Guide to find quickly available transportation providers. Getting There Guide will also help you find transportation providers who can take you to your destination, showing the ones that cross county lines or meet other transportation requirements.

    Getting There Guide also offers an App for iPhone and Android.

    Some of the transportation providers in the area are:

    If you have additional questions, or need help navigating these resources, please call (303) 442-8662 x 233, leave your name, number, and reason for calling, and a specialist will get back to you within 2-3 business days. You can also send an email to [email protected] – again, including your phone number and reason for contact and a specialist will get back to you within 2-3 business days.

    I Need Help With Employment

    If you are wanting to find work, but concerned about losing benefits, we can help. We staff Community Partner Work Incentive Counselors (CPWICs), who are expert in helping you navigate looking for work while also protecting your benefits. To schedule an appointment, please call (303) 442-8662 x 233, leave your name, number, and reason for calling, and a specialist will get back to you within 2-3 business days. You can also send an email to [email protected] – again, including your phone number and reason for contact and a specialist will get back to you within 2-3 business days.

    If you are interested in Ticket to Work (TTW), click here to find out more about the TTW program. On that page, you will also  find the TTW Quiz to see if you qualify.

    If you are seeking employment after not working for a long time, wanting assistance with job-readiness skills such as resume writing and job-seeking, you can get assistance through the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR). DVR also has an Interest & Referral Form that you can complete online, which will get you connected with a DVR counselor and on your way to job-seeking. To find your local DVR office, click here.

    If you have additional questions, or need help navigating these resources, please call (303) 442-8662 x 233, leave your name, number, and reason for calling, and a specialist will get back to you within 2-3 business days. You can also send an email to [email protected] – again, including your phone number and reason for contact and a specialist will get back to you within 2-3 business days.

    I'm Looking for Help with Accommodations or Accessibility

    If you are looking for assistance with a workplace or home accomodation, accessibility or medical-based modifications, explore the resources below:

    If you have additional questions, or need help navigating these resources, please call (303) 442-8662 x 233, leave your name, number, and reason for calling, and a specialist will get back to you within 2-3 business days. You can also send an email to [email protected] – again, including your phone number and reason for contact and a specialist will get back to you within 2-3 business days.

    Thank you for visiting CPWD

    In an independent living environment, people with disabilities have more control and choice over their lives, more freedom to reach for their full potential, and more opportunity to integrate with community.

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    Boulder Colorado 80301

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