Electric rate increases and natural gas prices could have a significant impact on residents’ home heating and energy bills this winter, but there is help available. One source for help is Energy Outreach Colorado, a Denver non-profit group that raises money through donations and grants to help families in need pay their energy bills and avoid shut-offs. The phone number is 1-866-HEAT-HELP. The website is www.energyoutreach.org. EEA periodically includes information about Energy Outreach Colorado on its bill statements for those who would like to donate monies to help the neediest seniors, children and families keep the lights on, the stove working and the heat going.