Community Resources

Archuleta County DHS is working closely with local and regional agencies to provide assistance to our community. Please see below for community resources available in Archuleta County

Emergency Rental and Mortgage Assistance Due to COVID-19

Emergency Rental and Mortgage Assistance | Department of Local Affairs ( – Property Owner Protection Program. Landlord must apply on behalf of their tenant- may receive back rent and rent moving forward. Client has to cooperate with landlord. Must be COVID impacted.

Food Assistance Information

The Colorado Department of Human Services has addressed questions about Food Assistance (SNAP).  To access the document please click CDHS SNAP INFORMATION

Archuleta County Food Pantries, Senior Meals and Community Meal

Pick-Up Dates, Times and Locations please click Archuleta County Food Pantries.

Archuleta County Food Coalition Website please click Here 

Colorado PEAK - Online Portal to Assistance Programs – Skip the Office Visit

The Colorado Program Eligibility and Application Kit (PEAK) at has everything you need to:

• Learn about public assistance programs
• Complete an application
• Manage benefits

Anyone can connect to PEAK 24 hours a day, seven days a week via internet access on a smartphone, tablet or computer. PEAK is safe and secure, which means your personal information is protected. You may also Google “Colorado PEAK” or visit the Archuleta County Department of Human Services web page to reach the site.

Low Income Energy Assistance Program 

LEAP helps pay a portion of winter home heating costs. LEAP will begin accepting applications for the 2020-2021 season on November 1, 2020

Axis Health System - Crisis team can be reached 24/7 via our Axis Care Line: 970.247.5245.

Axis Health is open and available for patients and the community at all Axis Health System locations. Axis Health is posting regular updates on our service availability and other helpful resources at:

Pagosa Springs Chamber of Commerce

Business Updates and Information can be found at PS Chamber

Southwest Colorado Disaster Assistance

Community and business groups are working together to collect and share resources during the COVID pandemic. The goal is to support residents, businesses and visitors of Southwest Colorado with up-to-date, accurate information and resources for all those impacted by this disaster in our communities. Please visit SWCODA for more information.

State of Colorado 2-1-1 Colorado 

In partnership with Mile High United Way, the Colorado State Emergency Operations Center activated 2-1-1  Colorado to connect Coloradans with human service resource statewide.  Coloradans can reach Western Colorado 2-1-1 website at  or calling 1-888-217-1215.

Unemployment Insurance Benefits 

If you work for an employer that closed or reduced your hours to help to the spread of COVID-19, you can file or reopen an unemployment claim. Go to

Pagosa Outreach Connection (POC)

POC is a collaborative multi-sector group of concerned citizens  including non-profit, business, faith based and governmental agencies who gather weekly to screen, advocate and provide financial assistance to residents in need.  Typically, the POC service is provided as a one-time intervention to support residents who are experiencing a financial hardship or crisis.  For more information and an application, please click POC Application

Housing Solutions for the Southwest 

Housing Solutions is dedicated to securing and maintaining affordable housing options for individuals and families in Southwest Colorado.  For more information please go to their website at 

Energy Outreach Colorado (EOC)

Energy Outreach Colorado can only provide assistance for utilities.  For more information and an application please click here EOC Website