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SRC SEEKS VOLUNTEERS: The Senior Resource Center is seeking volunteers to help in its Extension Services Program for adults with special needs. Volunteers would assist staff and participants with activities such as arts and crafts, cooking, exercises, community outings and much more. SRC is looking for caring and patient adults who can spend time during the week to make a difference in the lives of our extension services participants. For information about volunteer opportunities, call Sara at 303-674-2843 or e-mail sgarrou@SRCAging.org.

LOVE TO KNIT? Want to help people? The Colorado Horsecare Foodbank is selling hand knit items to raise money for Colorado horse owners facing financial hardship to have feed. For more information, contact Julianna Lehman at 303-670-6762.

ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS:

• Open meeting — Noon Monday, 5707 S. Simms St., non-smoking meeting. Call Mike at 303-972-1805.

• Open newcomers' meeting — 7 p.m. Wednesday, 5707 S. Simms St., non-smoking meeting. Call Mike at 303-972-1805.

• Men's Acceptance Group open meeting — 8 a.m. Saturday, 5707 S. Simms St., non-smoking meeting. Call Mike at 303-972-1805.

• St. Frances Cabrini Church — 12:30 p.m. Wednesday. Call Mary at 303-978-9363. • Closed big-book study — 7 p.m. Tuesday, 5707 S. Simms St., non-smoking meeting. Call Mike at 303-972-1805.

• Lilley Gulch Group — 6 p.m. Sunday through Friday, 5:30 p.m. Saturday, 7964 S. Depew St. Open meeting on Sunday. Call Mark at 303-738-9055 or Joyce at 303-972-0657.

• Open meeting — 7 p.m. Sunday, 5707 S. Simms St., non-smoking meeting. Call Mike at 303-972-1805.

• Light of the World Catholic Church — 6 p.m. Friday, 10306 W. Bowles Ave. Closed meeting, non-smoking. Call Mike or Mary at 303-978-9363.

AL-ANON MEETINGS

• 1 p.m. Mondays, 7964 S. Depew St. (South Depew Street and South Platte Canyon Road, the last office in the 7-Eleven strip mall). Al-Anon family groups are for friends and families of alcoholics. Call Shelly at 720-981-8266.

• 9 a.m. Fridays at 6673 W. Chatfield Ave. (St. Frances Cabrini Church, northwest corner at Pierce Street). Call Shelly at 720-981-8266 or Ginny at 720-922-1903.

• Fresh Air — 6 p.m. Thursdays, 7964 S. Depew St., Littleton. Corner of Depew and Platte Canyon, the last office of the small strip mall. Call Al-Anon service center at 303-321-8788.

• Columbine Family Group — 10:30 a.m. Saturdays, 7531 S. Kendall Blvd. Call 303-321-8788.

FREE MEDICARE COUNSELING: Colorado State Health Insurance Program (SHIP) offers seniors and disabled individuals one-on-one assistance in navigating through the Medicare system. For more information, contact SHIP at 303-629-4940 through the St. Anthony Hospitals Health Passport program to meet with a local SHIP counselor.

FOOTHILLS FOUNDATION SEEKS VOLUNTEERS: The Foothills Foundation seeks community volunteers interested in giving their time and talents by serving on the board of directors. The Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose members are business and community members who want to make a difference in the community — and have fun. The mission is to assist the Foothills Park & Recreation District in the funding and improvement of parks, open space and recreational facilities. Funds are raised via grants and special events such as the foundation’s annual golf tournament and the Summerset Festival. There are no special qualifications or financial commitments. For more information, contact Lora at 303-973-1209 or visit www.thefoothillsfoundation.org.

PARKINSON’S ASSOCIATION OF THE ROCKIES: Parkinson’s Support Group meets at 10 a.m. the second Wednesday of the month at MorningStar Assisted Living, 5344 S Kipling Pkwy, Littleton. For more information, call Courtney Crispe at 303-972-3030 or e-mail ccrispe@morningstarseniorliving.com.

LUNG CANCER SUPPORT GROUP: Offering support, education and patient advocacy for patients who are newly diagnosed with lung cancer, undergoing treatment, post-treatment and long-term survivors. Family, friends and caregivers are welcome. The group meets from 6 to 7:30 p.m. the second Wednesday of each month at Exempla Lutheran Medical Center, 8300 W. 38th Ave., Wheat Ridge. For more information and to register for this free support group, call AnswerLine at 303-689-4595

RENTAL, UTILITY AND MORTGAGE ASSISTANCE: A program is under way at Family Tree to provide emergency assistance to Jefferson County families at risk of homelessness due to rent or mortgage arrears or past-due utilities. The one-time financial assistance will be provided to prevent homelessness. Contact the Family Tree housing and family services department at 303-467-2604. For more information about Family Tree, call 303-422-2133 or visit www.thefamilytree.org.

ENERGY ASSISTANCE: The Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program prioritizes families facing an immediate threat to their energy needs. Do you need help paying your energy bills? Has the energy company already shut off your service? Visit www.GovBenefits.gov and select “Energy Assistance” from the Benefits Quick Search menu on the home page. You can also type “LIHEAP” and the name of your state into the site search box in the upper right corner of the home page. The www.GovBenefits.gov questionnaire can help you determine eligibility for state and federal benefit programs. Take the questionnaire by clicking “Start Here.” For information, call Michael Murray at 202-693-6192 or visit www.GovBenefits.gov.

ALZHEIMER’S/DEMENTIA SUPPORT GROUP: The group meets at 7 p.m. the third Thursday of the month at Morning Star Senior Living, 5344 S. Kipling Parkway. Open to the public. For information, call Sharon Prouse at 303-972-3030.

JEFFERSON CENTER FOR MENTAL HEALTH: Nearly one of five families is affected by mental illness. Jefferson Center for Mental Health is the community mental health center serving Jefferson, Gilpin and Clear Creek counties. The center provides mental health services and hope to people of all ages and has expertise in numerous areas, including children and family issues, adults with serious mental illness, suicide prevention, early intervention, juvenile justice and trauma treatment. For information, visit www.jcmh.org.

JEFFCO ACTION CENTER: The center provides an immediate response to basic human needs and promotes pathways to self-sufficiency through intervention, prevention and connection to essential services. More than 25,000 Jefferson County residents receive assistance annually at the center with food, clothing, homeless shelter, medical and utility assistance. With the help of hundreds of volunteers, the center gives help, provides hope and builds dignity while breaking the cycle of poverty. For information and to make donations, call Joe Haines at 720-407-6704 or visit www.jeffcoac.org.

COLORADO POST-ADOPTION RESOURCE CENTER: The center is the first statewide community-based network that supports Colorado families who have adopted children through the child welfare system. To find out more about the Colorado Post-Adoption Resource Center, call 800-451-5246 or visit www.adoptex.org.

CANCER SUPPORT: Exempla Lutheran Medical Center's Cancer Center provides numerous free support groups and services to individuals and families, whether newly diagnosed or long-term survivors. For more information and to register, call AnswerLine at 303-689-4595.

MILITARY SUPPORT GROUP: The group at St. Frances Cabrini meets from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. the first Tuesday of each month in the community house. For information, call Patti O'Keefe at 720-300-6144.

GRIEF SUPPORT GROUPS: For those who have suffered a death loss; no preregistration required. The groups are from 7 to 8:30 p.m. the second and fourth Wednesdays and from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. the first and third Thursdays. Groups meet in Collier Hospice Center, 3210 Lutheran Parkway. For information, call 303-425-8000.

OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS: Overeaters Anonymous meets at 6 p.m. Tuesdays at Faith Community Church, West Bowles Avenue and South Wadsworth Boulevard. For information, call Peggy at 720 963 8072 or Heather at 303-887-8683.

MOMS CLUB OF CHATFIELD: This group offers a monthly calendar filled with kid-friendly activities, play groups, park days and outings, as well as holiday parties, moms’ night out and special interest groups. For those who live south of Coal Mine and west of Wadsworth, including Roxborough. For information, call Victoria DeSair at 303-862-4760 or e-mail vdesair@gmail.com.

CHANGED LIFE MINISTRES: 7 p.m. Friday, Red Rocks Baptist Church, 14711W. Morrison Road. Faith-based addiction recovery program. Call 303-NEW-LIFE.

OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS: 6 p.m. Tuesday, Faith Community Church, 6228 S. Carr Court. Call Peggy at 720-963-8072.

ANGER MANAGEMENT: Saturday mornings; help for people with road rage, anger management; programs meet court requirements. Call 303-504-6188.

OBSESSIVE-COMPULSIVE ANONYMOUS: 5 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Faith Community Church, West Bowles Avenue and South Wadsworth Boulevard. Call Serenity at 303-734-0823.

MOTHERS & MORE: Mothers & More is a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of mothers through support, education and advocacy. Our Denver West chapter offers regular meetings with topical discussions, play groups, monthly field trips, book club, bunco and game nights, Moms Night Out, and an e-mail loop to post parenting questions, concerns or share advice. For more information, call Terry at 303-596-2271 or visit www.mothersandmoredenverwest.com.

A Night MOPS group meets from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesday of the month at Abiding Hope Lutheran Church, 6337 South Robb Way, Littleton. All mothers of preschool-aged children or moms-to-be are welcome. For more information, e-mail Kim Sandman at ksandman1029@gmail.com or call 303-980-6688.

WIDOWED MEN AND WOMEN OF AMERICA: hosts monthly activities at 5 p.m. on the third Wednesday of the month at Rox Bar & Grill, 12684 W. Indore Place, Littleton. For more information, call Mel at 303-973-8688 or Nan at 720-981-1841.

VICTIM ADVOCATE VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office victim services unit is seeking volunteers to help victims of crime and trauma by providing immediate crisis intervention, referrals and follow-up support. Volunteer staff will work directly with deputies, investigators and other county agencies. Volunteers are scheduled to work during the evenings and weekends. Volunteers must meet certain criteria. Training will include information on sexual assault, domestic violence, the criminal justice system, crisis intervention techniques, community resources and sheriff's office structure. For information and pre-screening, those interested should contact Susan Sylvester at 720-377-2003.

TLC MEALS ON WHEELS SEEKS VOLUNTEERS: TLC Meals on Wheels in Littleton, which serves Arapahoe and South Jefferson counties, is looking for volunteer drivers. Volunteers are asked to make a commitment to drive a route once a week. This normally takes about 90 minutes from picking up the meals to delivering them to clients. TLC Meals on Wheels is a national program operated and supported with local funds. Meals on Wheels delivers a hot nutritious meal to more than 250 people, five days a week. If you would like to be a part of this service to your community, call Mary Bowles or Geno Pauline at TLC Meals on Wheels at 303-798-7642 or visit www.tlcmealsonwheels.org.

DENVER HOSPICE SEEKS VOLUNTEERS: The Denver Hospice, which serves a nine-county metro area including Jefferson County, seeks volunteer administrative support at its main office, 501 S. Cherry St. in Denver. Clerical volunteers work about four hours a week doing everything from data entry and filing to assisting with fundraising events. Volunteers are at the heart of the Denver Hospice, a non-profit that cares for those at end of life and offers grief support. For more information or to volunteer, call 303-398-6248 or e-mail volunteers@denverhospice.org.

JCSO SEEKS VOLUNTEERS: The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office Victim Services Unit is seeking volunteers to help assist victims of crime and trauma by providing immediate crisis intervention, referrals and follow-up support. Volunteer staff will work directly with deputies, investigators and other county agencies. This position requires reliability, integrity, discretion and commitment. Volunteers are scheduled to work during the evenings and weekends. The scheduling is based upon availability. Training will include information on sexual assault, domestic violence, the criminal justice system, crisis intervention techniques, community resources and sheriff's office structure. For volunteer criteria, contact Susan Sylvester at 720-377-2003.

MEDICAL VOLUNTEERS SOUGHT: Are you a medical professional in Colorado? Colorado is looking for volunteer medical personnel such as nurses, physicians, respiratory therapists, dentists, pharmacists and mental health counselors to improve the state’s ability to respond to disasters or public health emergencies. To become a volunteer, register online at www.coloradodmat.com. For more information about the new volunteer registry, call 303-286-7002 or 888-260-6330.

NATIONAL CHARITY LEAGUE: The Colorado Foothills Chapter of the National Charity League Inc. is enrolling new members. NCL is a mother/daughter philanthropic organization committed to community service, leadership development and cultural experiences. Membership is now open to mothers and their daughters who will be entering seventh through 12th grade next fall. For more information, contact Dianne Schade at madeinschade@earthlink.net or call 303-670-3789, or Marianne Hislop at mahislop@comcast.net or call 303-955-6292.

DEPRESSION AND BIPOLAR SUPPORT GROUP: A group for listening, sharing, supporting and learning about depression and bipolar symptoms meets every Wednesday from 6 to 7:30 p.m. The group has five members and would like to expand its size to eight members. The cost is $10 per person per session, and it meets in the Little Creek Office Building, conference room, 5808 S. Rapp St., Littleton. For more information, and/or to reserve an opening, call Annette Houghtling at 303-709-7834 or e-mail annette@relationalrenaissance.

POWER AGAINST FRAUD SEMINARS: The 1st Judicial District Attorney's Office offers free Power Against Fraud seminars for groups of all sizes and people of all ages. For more information, contact Cary Johnson at 303-271-6980.

ALZHEIMER’S AND DEMENTIA SUPPORT GROUP FORMING: The Alzheimer’s Association Colorado Chapter is forming a monthly support group for caregivers, spouses, and adult friends and family of individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. The free meetings are open to the public and will be held on the third Thursday each month from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in room 207 at Heritage United Methodist Church, 7077 S. Simms St., Littleton, next to Chatfield Senior High School. For more information, contact the church office at 303-979-8374 or email info@umheritage.com.

HELP THE BLIND, DYSLEXIC: The Rocky Mountain Unit of the Recording for the Blind and Dyslexic, at 1355 S. Colorado Blvd., is recruiting volunteers. Volunteer opportunities are varied and include readers, directors, bookmarkers, office assistants and educational outreach. To donate or volunteer, call 303-692-9213 or e-mail betsyrfbd@qwest.net.

CHILD-CARE HELP NEEDED: The Jefferson County Division of Children, Youth and Families is seeking volunteers to provide child-care during weekly foster parent training sessions. The sessions are held from 5:45 to 9:15 p.m. in the Jeffco Human Services Building, 900 Jefferson County Parkway, in Golden. Volunteers must be 16 or older and able to pass a background check. For information, call Victoria Evangelista at 303-271-4689 or e-mail vevangel@jeffco.us.

COLORADO HUMANE SOCIETY: The Colorado Humane Society needs people who are willing to provide temporary care to pregnant cats, dogs and their litters. Also, needed are homes for cats and dogs that require socializing or who are recovering from surgery or injuries. For information, call Teresa Broaddus, foster care coordinator, at 303-961-3925.

CASA SEEKS VOLUNTEERS: In Jefferson and Gilpin Counties, the CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) program is steadily growing, but there is still a need for dedicated community members to become a voice for a child in court. CASA is seeking volunteers to continue to work toward making sure that every child in the community is in a safe and permanent home. CASA volunteers are caring adults who get to know children in the dependency and neglect system and provide the courts with objective information and recommendations to help ensure that the children’s best interests are served. CASA 101 Informational sessions are held at the Jefferson County Courthouse on the second Thursday of each month from 6 to 7 p.m. Previous experience is not necessary. For more information, call 303-271-6535 or visit www.casajeffcogilpin.com.

ADULT SURVIVORS OF CHILDHOOD SEXUAL ABUSE: WINGS Foundation is a nonprofit agency in Colorado that exists to help these survivors. There are currently four groups meeting in Lakewood, a group on Thursday afternoon and Monday and Thursday evening for women, and a Wednesday evening group for men. For more information contact the WINGS office at 303-238-8660 or visit www.wingsfound.org.

MOPS AT FOOTHILLS BIBLE CHURCH: Mothers Of PreSchoolers is for all moms with children ages newborn through kindergarten and moms-to-be. The groups meeting twice a month on Thursdays for food, fun and fellowship. We offer both day and night programs. Childcare is provided and scholarships are available. Register now for MOPS at Foothills Bible Church, 6100 S. Devinney Way, Littleton. For more information, visit www.FoothillsBibleChurch.org/connect/adults/women/mops or with questions call 303-979-0685, ext. 800.

A MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT GROUP: A free mental health support group in southeast Jefferson County is offered for adults who have a mental illness. The group offers confidentiality, respect, understanding, encouragement and hope. The group from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays at Columbine Unitarian Universalist Church, 6724 S Webster St., Coal Mine Avenue and Webster Street. For information, contact trained volunteer facilitators Don at 720-301-8138 or e-mail dmcclearyjr1966@aol.com or Kathy at 303-295-1187 or e-mail kathynami@comcast.net.

VOLUNTEER DIVERSION OFFICERS NEEDED: The Jefferson and Gilpin counties’ District Attorney’s Office is seeking volunteers to work with domestic violence offenders in their Misdemeanor Diversion Program. The Diversion Services Program provides supervision and services for felony and misdemeanor offenders. Volunteers will be trained and the program operates out of the District Attorney’s Lakewood Office, 11011 W. 6th Avenue, Suite 220, Lakewood. Anyone interested should contact Bill Gayzik at 720-497-7804 or e-mail bgayzik@jeffco.us.