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This page provides a list of resources we gathered in hopes of helping you and your loved one navigate this difficult time. We have first included information specifically related to COVID-19, this will provide you the latest information about the pandemic, testing centers and up-to-date policy changes. We also included local Colorado organizations, which may be able to provide additional assistance for health insurance, financial support, nutrition services, energy and internet.

COVID-19 SPECIFIC RESOURCES

World Health Organization (WHO)

Link to WHO COVID-19 Resources & Updates

Notes: Specialized agency of the United Nations concerned with global public health.

Center of Disease Control (CDC)

Link to CDC COVID-19 Resources & Updates

Notes: The leading national public health institute of the United States.

CO Department of Health & Environment

Link to CDPHE COVID-19 Resources & Updates

Phone: 303-389-1687 or 1-877-462-2911

Email: COHELP@RMPDC.org

Notes: Colorado’s call line for general questions about COVID-19, provides answers in many languages including English, Spanish (Español), Mandarin (普通话), and more.

Colorado | Official State Web Portal

Link to COVID-19 Pandemic Scenarios & Benefits Available

Notes: The official state website offers information regarding what resources are available to you based on the specifics around your financial impact from COVID-19.

HEALTH INSURANCE RESOURCES

Health First Colorado

Link to Health First Colorado COVID-19

Phone: 303-839-2120

Notes: CO’s Medicaid Program

Child Health Plan Plus

Link to Child Health Plan

Notes: Public low-cost health insurance for certain children and pregnant women. It is for people who earn too much to qualify for Health First Colorado (Colorado’s Medicaid Program), but not enough to pay for private.

Health Services

Link to Health Services

Phone: 2-1-2

Text your zip code to 898-211

Notes: Health Services in Colorado

Inner City Health Center

Link to Inner City Health Center

Phone: 720-296-1767

Notes: Inner City Health Center exists to provide quality, affordable health care to the uninsured and underserved in an atmosphere of dignity and respect.

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY RESOURCES

BLDG Management

Link to BLDG Careers

Notes: Work where you live!

Grocery Store and Retail

Link to Safeway Employment

Link to King Soopers Employment

Link to Costco Employment

Link to Amazon Employment

Notes: Apply online at each respective company or visit in-stores.

Staffing Agencies

Link to Employment Solutions

Notes: Search for various CO job opportunities on their website.

State Unemployment

Link to State Unemployment

Notes: File for unemployment assistance

Rent Relief Resources

Rent Assistance in city & county of Denver

Link to Rent Assistance

Notes: Almost 30 different non-profit organizations, agencies, charities, churches, and government programs can help low-income and struggling individuals pay rent

Denver 7 – ABC

Link to Denver 7 Resource

Notes: There are a number of agencies and organizations around the metro area that offer services to help people who are struggling to pay their rent or those facing eviction.

DENVERGOV.ORG

Link to Denver Gov Housing Assistance Guide

Notes: The guide is a list of over 100 agencies, non-profits, and charitable organizations in Colorado that offer a variety of resources to those in need of assistance.

FOOD/ MEAL RESOURCES

Denver Public Schools

Link to Denver Public School COVID-19 Food Distribution Information

Notes: Denver Public Schools will offer free breakfast and lunch meals to students and their families at 12 locations throughout the city, weekdays from Monday, March 16 through Friday, April 3.

Breakfast pickup: 8-9 a.m.*

Lunch pickup: 12-1 p.m.*

 

Bienvenidos Food Bank

Link to Bienvenidos Food Bank

Notes: Look online to find the location closest to you.

Volunteers of America

Link to Volunteers of America Denver Food Services

Notes: Enroll Online

Meals on Wheels

Link to Meals on Wheels

Notes: Enroll online

Community Table

Link to Community Table

Notes: One box of food per car. Please look online for specific times.

Cherry Creek Schools

Link to Cherry Creek Schools Food Program

Notes: The district will provide free Breakfast, Lunch, and a Book for kids 18 and under, starting  Saturday, March 21, 2020

Aurora Public Schools

Link to Aurora Public Schools Food Program

Notes: APS offers free breakfast and lunch. Click the link for locations.

Food Bank of the Rockies

Link to Food Bank of the Rockies Emergency Assistance

Notes: List of all food bank locations all over Denver Metro and the surrounding area.

Action for Kids

Link to Action for Healthy Kids Corona Virus Resources

Notes: Nutrition resources, plus info about online education/ exercise tools and mental health support for kids and parents

ENERGY ASSISTANCE SUPPORT

Xcel Energy

Link to Xcel

Phone: 800-895-4999

Notes: Visit website or call to set up payment arrangements.

Low-Income energy Assistance Program (LEAP)

Link to LEAP

Phone: 866-432-8435

Notes: LEAP is a federally funded program that helps Colorado families, seniors, and individuals pay a portion of their winter home heating costs. Eligibility is determined by a percentage of the poverty level index.

Energy Outreach Colorado

Link to Energy Outreach Colorado

Phone: 866-432-8435

Notes: EOC provides grants affordable housing organizations, multi-family residents, and non-profit facilities to pay for energy efficiency upgrades.

FREE INTERNET SERVICE

Comcast

Link to Comcast Internet Essentials Application

Notes: New Internet Essentials customers will receive two free months of Internet service, which is available to qualified low-income households for $9.95/month – Apply by April 30, 2020

MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES

El Centro de las Familias

Link to El Centro de las Familias

Notes: A multi-cultural clinic providing Spanish-language and bilingual outpatient mental health care to Denver’s Latino/Hispanic community.

A Little Help

Link to A Little Help

Phone: 720-242-9032

Notes: A Little Help connects older adults intergenerationally to neighbors who volunteer for vital services that improve quality of life and celebrate our elders.

 

Aurora Mental Health Center

Link to Aurora Mental Health Center

Phone: 303-617-2300

Notes: AuMHC provides comprehensive mental health services and support to all ages. Services are provided in 18 specialty clinics in 10 counseling and specialized service centers.

Colorado Coalition Against Domestic Violence (CCADV)

Link to CCADV

Phone: 303-962-0933

Notes: They inspire Colorado to enhance responses to domestic violence, increase victim safety, and create intolerance for abuse, through visionary advocacy, member support, and public information.

Integrated Family Services

Link to Integrated Family Services

Phone: 303-789-0501

Notes: IFCS provides basic services, such as food, clothing, financial assistance, and transitional housing to low- income individuals, families, and children.

Help Colorado Now

Link to Help Colorado Now

Notes: #DoingMyPartCO

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Help Colorado Now

Link to Help Colorado Now

#DoingMyPartCO

Tips for you and your family

 

These unprecedented times provide us all undue stress and hardship. As you navigate this situation, below are some tips from the CDC to help you care for yourself and your families.

Things you can do to Support Yourself

  • Take breaks from watching, reading, or listening to news stories, including social media. Hearing about the pandemic repeatedly can be upsetting.
  • Take care of your body. Take deep breaths, stretch, or meditate. Try to eat healthy, well- balanced meals, exercise regularly, get plenty of sleep, and avoid alcohol and drugs.
  • Make time to unwind. Try to do some other activities you enjoy.
  • Connect with others. Talk with people you trust about your concerns and how you are feeling.

FOR PARENTS

Children and teens react, in part, on what they see from the adults around them. When parents and caregivers deal with the COVID-19 calmly and confidently, they can provide the best support for their children. Parents can be more reassuring to others around them, especially children, if they are better prepared.

Signs of Stress

Not all children and teens respond to stress in the same way. Some common changes to watch for include:

  • Excessive crying or irritation in younger children
  • Returning to behaviors they have outgrown (for example, toileting accidents or bedwetting)
  • Excessive worry or sadness
  • Unhealthy eating or sleeping habits
  • Irritability and “acting out” behaviors in teens
  • Poor school performance or avoiding school
  • Difficulty with attention and concentration
  • Avoidance of activities enjoyed in the past
  • Unexplained headaches or body pain
  • Use of alcohol, tobacco, or other drugs
How to Support your Child

  • Take time to talk with your child or teen about the COVID-19 outbreak. Answer questions and share facts about COVID-19 in a way that your child or teen can understand.
  • Reassure your child or teen that they are safe. Let them know it is ok if they feel upset. Share with them how you deal with your own stress so that they can learn how to cope from you.
  • Limit your family’s exposure to news coverage of the event, including social media. Children may misinterpret what they hear and can be frightened about something they do not understand.
  • Try to keep up with regular routines. If schools are closed, create a schedule for learning activities and relaxing or fun activities.
  • Be a role model. Take breaks, get plenty of sleep, exercise, and eat well. Connect with your friends and family members.