Job Training: Are you interested in employment in the food industry, but struggling to secure a job? Seeds for Success is a highly individualized job-training program which provides one-on-one attention, on-the-job training in our market and warehouse, a resume-writing class, and guidance in the job search process. Graduates have been placed with employers including Whole Foods, King Soopers, Safeway, Sprouts, and Tagawa Gardens. Please speak with the front desk, a community navigator, or Self-Sufficiency Coordinator, Helen Katich, email@example.com, if you are interested in joining the program. Space is limited!
Community Navigation: Meet with Community Navigation Specialists before each food appointment to determine additional needs and self-sufficiency possibilities. These Specialists highlight Metro Caring’s services, advocate with other agencies, and assist with benefits enrollment. You do not need a food appointment to meet with a Community Navigator.
Financial Coaching: The Financial Empowerment Center coaches will help identify your financial goals and clarify the action steps needed to help you reach those goals. They will help control debt, deal with debt collectors, increase credit scores, build savings, create budgets, find safe and affordable bank accounts, as well as other successes based on individual needs. Coaches are available Tuesdays and Fridays. You can call the Welcome Desk (303-860-7200) or meet with a Community Navigator to schedule an appointment.
In-State ID, Birth Certificate, and Driver’s License: Metro Caring offers ID, driver license, and birth certificate vouchers at no-cost to you. Vouchers are redeemable at Denver Vital Records, Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment, and participating DMV locations. You do not need an appointment to request a voucher -- just ask for one at the Welcome Desk or in Community Navigation.
Out-of-State birth certificates: Requests must be made by phone on Tuesdays at noon. Call (720) 343-8452 and leave a message with your name, phone number, the state where the birth certificate is being requested from and the best time to call back. The Identification Document Specialist will return your call to make an appointment. No walk-ins accepted for out-of-state requests.
Utility Assistance: Get help with heat/electric bills once each year (October 1-September 30) when funds are available (through Energy Outreach Colorado). You must have already applied for LEAP during the LEAP season (November 1-April 30). Call 720-515-9888 Tuesdays at 4pm and leave a message with your first and last name spelled correctly, phone number, address that was on your LEAP application, and utility account number. Due to resource limitations, we will call you to schedule an appointment for a Financial Literacy Course if you are one of the first 20 to call.