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Advanced Directives Information Provides links to state’s advanced directives documents. 
Arapahoe County Victim’s Assistance The victim assistance program has a two-fold mission. First, and foremost, they provide support to the victims and their families during the chaos following a traumatic event. They are resourceful and able to assess a situation so that the best possible assistance may be provided to the victims. Secondly, members assist with the emotional needs of the victim and family so that deputies, investigators and other emergency personnel may perform their duties. Program members serve as liaison between the victim and the people who are charged with the responsibility of investigating the scene.
Caring Connections Caring Connections provides free brochures on end-of-life topics including advance care planning, caregiving, hospice and palliative care, pain, grief and loss and financial issues. Caring Connections also provides Advanced Directives for all states

Case Management Resource Guide

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Center for People with Disabilities Provides advocacy services. 
Colorado Child Support Enforcement Program Assures that all children receive financial and medical support from each parent. This is accomplished by locating each parent, establishing paternity and support obligations, and enforcing those obligations.  
Colorado Cross-Disability Coalition Colorado's only statewide cross-disability organization dedicated to promoting social justice and enforcing civil rights for people with all types of disabilities by any means necessary. 
Colorado Legal Handbook Provides links to chapters on everything associated with getting older, advanced directives, and estate planning. 
Denver Office of Disability Rights (DODR) An integral part/division of the Agency for Human Rights & Community Relations. One of the primary purposes of the DODR is to coordinate and spearhead the City of Denver’s efforts to ensure compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Our role is to ensure that all City services and programs are accessible to people with disabilities. The DODR also provides informal guidance and resources as it relates to accessibility and ADA to the private sector. 
Elder Law Attorneys National listing available through Craig Patient Family Services. The NAELA membership is comprised of attorneys in the private and public sectors who deal with legal issues affecting the elderly and disabled. Members also include judges, professors of law, and students. Site locates lawyers in your proximity. 
Estate Planning Human Network Systems (HNS) is a team of professionals with backgrounds in nursing, social work, and related geriatric fields. Our goals are to promote and support an individual's right to independence and dignity, to enhance the quality of life for our clients, and to protect client assets.
Fair Housing Accessibility First An initiative designed to promote compliance with the Fair Housing Act design and construction requirements. 
Five Wishes The Five Wishes document helps you express how you want to be treated if you are seriously ill and unable to speak for yourself. 
Guardianship Alliance of Colorado A nonprofit organization which is recognized statewide in Colorado as the resource for information, assistance and coordination concerning guardianship, conservatorship and related matters for adults. 
International Association of Assistance Dog Partners a tool for those interested in learning more about access rights for people with disabilities partnered with assistance dogs, and gain an understanding of the various laws that are in place. 
Legal Center for People with Disabilities and Older People A private non-profit agency whose mission is to protect and promote the rights of people with disabilities and older people through direct legal representation, advocacy, education and legislative analysis. 
Legal Forms Free download of legal forms for estate planning, chronic illness planning, and other legal needs. 
Martindale Lawyer Locator Lawyer search engine
Mayo Clinic Provides information on Advanced Directives and Living Wills.
Patient Advocate Foundation Patient Advocate Foundation is a national non-profit organization that seeks to safeguard patients through effective mediation assuring access to care, maintenance of employment and preservation of their financial stability relative to their diagnosis of life threatening or debilitating diseases.
Power of Attorney Form
Supplemental Trusts Article outlining frequently asked questions about supplemental trusts. 

Last Updates: August 1, 2013