What We Do

SIMPLY EATING

Join us as we create simple, affordable, and easy to prepare dinners from products purchased locally.

Food and menu are provided. Under our guidance participants prepare, serve and share a tasty meal. After clean up, leftovers and copies of the recipes are available to take home.

No skills required and all ages (including families with children) are encouraged to attend.

Kick the junk food habit and spend an enjoyable evening learning new ways to take charge of your eating experience!

Made possible by Colorado East Community Action Agency and the Mountain View Electric Association, Inc. Round Up Fund!

SHIP/SMP Counseling | Senior Services

Our certified SHIP/SMP (State Health Insurance Assistance Program and Senior Medicare Patrol) Counselors assist clients with Medicare part D enrollment, as well as other aspects of the Medicare program. We provide advocacy and conduct presentations informing the public about Medicare and Medicare fraud issues. For more information please contact us at 719-775-8586.

Nu 2 U NU-2-U Store

NU-2-U Store

NU-2-U Store is an activity of CECAA which receives no government grants. Income makes the store completely self supporting as well as providing a number of paid jobs and volunteer opportunities.

It is located at 219 "E" Avenue in Limon, Colorado, next door to the Limon Memorial Library. Hours are 10:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday through Thursday, 11:00 am to 7:00 pm on Friday's and 10:00 am to 1:00 pm on Saturdays.

Customers may purchase top quality, previously owned clothing, small household items, and books at bargain prices, as well as receive information on other available assistance.

Items are donated by individuals as well as other groups in the area. Donations may be brought to the store. Items are then sorted and cleaned. Unacceptable and surplus articles are shared with other nonprofit agencies. In many cases, local pastors, outreach workers, school or county officials refer individuals who are given items, particularly clothing, as needed. Most merchandise is sold at very low prices.

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NU-2-U Telephone: 719-775-2071

The Emergency Food Assistance Program

The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP) distributes food to qualified low-income families. The food is dispersed the first Thursday of each month in Hugo at the Lincoln County Fair Grounds from 9:00 am to 10:00 am, and also from our office here in Limon from 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm

Income Tax Preparation Assistance

Low and Moderate income taxpayers are eligible for free tax preparation via the VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) program. Certified tax preparers provide this service for both Federal and State returns. Mobile tax clinics are available throughout the four counties during the tax season. To find out where the nearest clinics are to you, as well as the dates and times, contact us at (719)-775-8586.

Energy Outreach Colorado

We provide emergency utility assistance through Energy Outreach Colorado (EOC). We are able to assist once per grant year. If you are in need of assistance, please call to see if you qualify - 719-775-8586.

The Poverty Simulation.JPG Poverty Simulation

Poverty Simulation

The Poverty Simulation is a profoundly moving experience. This half-day program brings together communities in a unique, interactive experience that helps people begin to understand what life is like with a shortage of money and an abundance of stress. Most importantly, it moves people to make a difference.

During a simulation, participants role play the lives of low-income families, from single parents trying to care for their children, to senior citizens trying to maintain their self-sufficiency on Social Security. The task of each family is to provide food, shelter and other basic necessities during the simulation, while interacting with various community resources staffed by low-income volunteers.

Although it uses "play" money and other props, fictional scenarios, and time limits, this is not a game. It enables participants to view poverty from different angles in an experiential setting, while empowering low-income volunteers by allowing them an opportunity to interact with leaders from their community. Poverty Simulations can be conducted for groups of 44 to 80.

For more information about hosting a Poverty Simulation please contact:

Colorado East Community Action Agency
P.O. Box 1214 Limon, Colorado 80828
719-775-8586
executivedirector@cecaa.org