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Examples of help

Mr. B., working father of four, needed a handicap accessible van in order to safely transport 11 year old Leah to medical appointments, to school and on family outings. He could afford only a small portion of the cost, but with Friends of Man assistance of $3,500 as well as our suggestion for a cost-effective vendor, the van was successfully purchased.

Request an Application Outside Colorado

Information for Referring Professionals Outside of Colorado

Friends of Man is an all volunteer charity to help people with needs that cannot be provided elsewhere.

  • We accept applications from Referring Professionals.
  • We depend on you, the professional in the field, to be our link with people who need help.
  • Because we don’t meet the applicant, we require that the Referring Professional be in direct local contact with the applicant.
  • If this is not the case, please help the applicant find a Referring Professional in their local community.

We value your involvement in helping people in need, and look forward to working with you!

Outside of Colorado, Friends of Man assists with:

  • Prostheses
  • Wheelchairs
  • Medical Equipment
  • Mobility Equipment

Note: we do not send applications directly to the applicant. Vendors and providers of items and services may not submit applications to Friends of Man. If a vendor knows of a person in need, he/she may direct the applicant to a referring professional.

Who is a Referring Professional?

  • School personnel
  • Counselor
  • Teacher
  • Nurse or health aid
  • Clergy
  • Human Resources Staff
  • Senior Center Staff
  • Hospital Staff
  • Social service caseworker
  • Social service technicians
  • Staff and volunteers at human service agencies
  • Case manager
  • Patient navigator

Step by Step

  1. Fill out the Application Form completely. Your signature, as well as the applicant's, is required on page four.
  2. Include income and expenses of everyone living in the household. We refer to Federal Poverty guidelines as part of our screening process.
  3. Friends of Man does not assist with rent, utilities, emergencies, or back bills of any kind (items or services that have already been provided or even ordered).
  4. When filling out the application, your background narrative is very important to us.
  5. Friends of Man pays vendors directly, only after the item or service has been provided per our written approval.
  6. Our Disbursement Committee meets weekly, so as soon as we receive all the needed information, the request will be presented.

Guidelines Outside Colorado


Attach a written vendor estimate, a letter from the applicant's physician describing his/her overall health and need for the requested item. Since these are usually expensive items, please seek out and let us know if the applicant is eligible for help from other organizations and how much has been pledged or received.

If you have any question regarding our Application, or other areas of possible assistance, don't hesitate to contact us. Thank you for being a vital part of Friends of Man.

Friends of Man
P.O. Box 937
Littleton, Colorado 80160-0937
Phone: (303) 798-2342 Fax: (303) 798-2345

Referring Professionals Only

Note: We do not send applications directly to the applicant.