The Action Center

Financial gifts to The Action Center enable us to meet our mission. Financial gifts of $200 or more qualify for a 25% state tax credit through the Enterprise Zone Program. All gifts, whether cash or through donated items dropped off at our dock, are tax deductible to the extent provided by the law.

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General Information

Official Name
Jeffco Action Center Inc​​​​​​​
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(2011)Jeffco Action Center
The Action Center
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Offers Additional Colorado State Tax Credit
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8755 W. 14th Ave.
Lakewood, CO 80215
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8755 W. 14th Ave.
Lakewood, CO 80215
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Mission Statement

To provide an immediate response to basic human needs and promote pathways to self-sufficiency.

Organization History

The Action Center was founded in 1968 as Jeffco Action Center to provide basic human services to residents of Jefferson County on an immediate basis and in a non-judgmental environment. The private, non-profit agency continues to serve as the entry point for basic needs, stabilizing the family or individual with immediate help and helping each client recognize their pathway to self-sufficiency.

The Action Center was recognized as the 2015 Non-Profit of the Year by the Colorado Women's Chamber of Commerce, and honored with a 2016 Sustainability Award by the City of Lakewood.


This year, The Action Center helped people like Austin, who found himself down on his luck. With an uncertain future looming, he turned to The Action Center for assistance. He applied for the Shelter Program and was able to secure a spot. While living in the shelter, Austin worked closely with his case manager to create goals that included securing employment and housing. He recently secured a full-time management position and, most importantly, was able to obtain housing and now lives successfully on his own. Austin overcame some of his biggest challenges and gained the confidence to help change his life and now faces a bright future.

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