SPECIAL UPDATE RE NEW APPLICATIONS AND ONGOING CASEWORK DURING COVID-19 PANDEMIC

Given the current pandemic, it is not possible for CLS to maintain business as usual. We will no longer be taking in-person applications for any legal matters, including our normal Wednesday morning ID client interviews in the Denver office. Applicants may apply by phone at 303-837-1313 or online at applyonlinecls.org and we will follow up with the applicants as quickly as staff is able to do so. We have made paper intake packets available in the public reception area at our Denver office that may be completed and mailed in. CLS staff will not be able to meet with you in-person as a safety precaution for all parties. We are not yet certain when we will be able to resume in-person applications or client appointments, but we will circulate that information when we do know. Our staff is doing their best to work remotely and will try to be as responsive as possible to clients with active cases, but we know many of our clients are not able to communicate by phone or email. This decision was not reached lightly, but it is essential to secure the health and safety of our clients, applicants, volunteers, and staff. Thank you for your patience.

 

This special project is designed to assist low-income, disabled, homeless and elderly Coloradans seeking documentation of their identity, immigration, or citizenship status in order to obtain healthcare, public benefits, housing, transportation, employment and secure other essential human rights. Project activities include: representation of individual clients needing assistance in complex cases; coordination of advocacy efforts including legislative, administrative and litigation approaches; technical assistance and community education involving identification issues; and management of a supplemental document fund for individuals and nonprofits to pay needed document fees.

Check out this video from the Denver’s Road Home-Project Homeless Connect 2013. Susan Tattershall, of the ID Project, shares her knowledge about getting IDs and enthusiasm for helping people.

 

Extended Services and Direct Representation

If you have tried to get an ID and been unsuccessful, we may be able to help you. We interview new clients every Wednesday morning at 8:30 at Colorado Legal Services. Our office is located at 1905 Sherman Street (corner of 19th and Sherman), Denver, Colorado 80203. Check-in is on the 6th floor. Please bring any documents you already have so we can review them and determine where in the process your case is. Space is limited, so arriving early is encouraged. Residents outside of the Denver metro may visit any Colorado Legal Services office to inquire about opening an ID case.

 

Project Partners

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Contacts

For more information regarding the ID project call 303-837-1321 or 303-837-1313.

Casey Sherman
Colorado Legal Services
csherman@colegalserv.org

Rebecca Witte
Colorado Legal Services
rwitte@colegalserv.org / 303-866-9361

Katherine Torres
Colorado Legal Services – se habla Español
ktorres@colegalserv.org / 303-837-2895

Joanne Paniccia
Colorado Legal Services
jpaniccia@colegalserv.org

Elisabeth Teater
Colorado Coalition for the Homeless
eteater@coloradocoalition.org

Julie Prine
Denver Department of Human Services
julie.prine@denvergov.org

Jose Navarro
Metro Caring / 303-860-7200
jnavarro@metrocaring.org