Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment: Frequently asked questions and answers for all things related to COVID-19.
Kid-Friendly Resources: Our list of resources for children and families while schools and summer programs are closed.
|Anythink Libraries Printing Service: Need something printed? Email the document to [email protected], and an Anythink staff member will print and mail it to you. Remember to include: your document, number of copies you need printed in black and white or color, your name and address, the recipient’s name, and address. Turnaround time for printing and mailing is currently estimated at 48 hours. Please remember that sending personal information through email is not recommended.|
|Aunt Bertha's: Aunt Bertha’s network connects people seeking help and verified social care providers that serve them. Thousands of nonprofits and social care providers serve their communities, but for most people, navigating the system to get help has been difficult, time-consuming, and frustrating. Too many Americans are suffering, and they don’t need to. So Aunt Bertha created a social care network that connects people and programs, making it easy for people to find social services in their communities, for nonprofits to coordinate their efforts, and for customers to integrate social care into the work they already do. The network has helped 3,416,577 people and counting. Just enter your zip code to find local programs to help you get food if you can’t afford it, bill payment assistance, and other programs that serve your area.|
Circle of Parents Groups: Illuminate Colorado is starting six new statewide Circle of Parents groups this week for any parents around Colorado to share support, tips, and advice or just to talk. This is a time to vent, cry, laugh, and joke and to find out how other parents are navigating this new world. Groups are available in English, Spanish, and for parents in recovery. Please visit the Circle of Parents website to find circle of parents near you, or join the Statewide cirlce taking place two times per week:
|Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition: From COVID-19 health information, to public charge updates, to resources for food and other basic essentials, immigrant families in Colorado can visit the Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition website to get support and access to specific information and resources. Additionally, they will continue to update this document as more resources become available.|
|Colorado PEAK Benefits: PEAK is an online service for Coloradans to screen and apply for medical, food, cash, and early childhood assistance programs.|
|COVID-19 Resources for Undocumented Communities: Listing of resources for undocumented residents.|
|Deaf and Hard of Hearing Resources: Colorado Commission on the Deaf and Hard of Hearing newsletter with a lits of resources in ASL for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Community.|
|Dentons U.S. COVID-19 50-State Tracker: The 50-State Tracker includes reviews of U.S. state and local governmental orders, directives and financial assistance, official links, public restrictions, health and business directives, school closures, and updates on courts and legislative sessions. Official links are provided where possible throughout the tracker to ensure that latest guidance and orders are available.|
|Front Range Mutual - Financial Assistance for Undocumented Residents: Front Range Mutual has a small cash assistance fund for undocumented residents. They are working on getting more funding but will give folks enough money for a week’s worth of food.|
|Guidance for Places of Worship: For many of us, our faith and spiritual community are critical to our well-being, especially in a time of crisis. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment supports the necessary transition to electronic platforms during the COVID-19 pandemic.|
Help Colorado Now - Colorado COVID-19 Relief Fund for Community Based Organizations: The Colorado COVID-19 Relief Fund’s purpose is to raise and coordinate allocation of funds based on prevention, impact, and recovery needs of community-based organizations in Colorado. This fund is organized to ensure that the most acute community needs across the state are being addressed and that community voice is reflected in all funding decisions made over time. Through this Fund, eligible community-based organizations across Colorado may receive a general operating grant of up to $25,000. Community-based organizations that meet the following three criteria areas are eligible to apply:
|IRS Coronavirus Tax Relief: The IRS has established a special section focused on steps to help taxpayers, businesses and others affected by the coronavirus. For health-related information about the COVID-19 virus, visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Other information about actions being taken by the U.S. government is available in English and Spanish.|
Love Your Neighbor Adams County: Northern Hills Church has launched a public Facebook page to connect neighbors with requests and offers to help during a time to be compassionate and generous during these unprecedented times. Reach out to your neighbors in ways of needing support or to lend a helping hand.
We are in unprecedented times where we using social distancing and quarantines to attempt to slow the roll of COVID-19. What a time to rise to the occasion and be compassionate and generous. Transform your fears and anxieties by reaching out to your neighbors in practical ways by loving your neighbor and being kind. Do you have spare diaper wipes? Can you walk a dog? Willing to make runs to the grocery store? Open to watching kids? Able to interpret the news in other languages? Help the technology challenged? Deliver a coffee? Something else? If you need to stay home, you can still be involved! Can you share easy recipes? Read kids a story by video? Something else?
What do you need? Please use #LYNHELP at the start of your post and tell us your area/neighborhood.
Did you post #help and you've now been helped? Please edit and update your hashtag to #LYNTHANKYOU so that people can easily see you've been helped and scroll on. If you have a way you can help (drive someone to the grocery store, pick up diapers, etc), use #LYNOFFER.
Be sure to visit the Facebook page for rules and to get involved.
|Mile High United Way - 211: Provides assistance with finding a variety of resources including a list of emergency/short term/long term shelters, food, transportation, and utility assistance. Serves all counties. Call 211 to get in contact with a Mile High United Way representative, or text your zip code to 898-211 (message and data rates apply) to get connected.|
|Resources for Coloradans Facing Poverty: Colorado Center on Law and Policy has compiled resources regarding food, health, housing, and income for Coloradans facing poverty during the age of COVID-19.|
|RTD Transportation: RTD is still operating services with adjusted operations to maintain social distancing regulations. All riding fees have been waived at this time. However, only a limited amount of people are allowed on transportation vehicles to maintain six feet of social distancing.|
|Small Business Association Colorado District Office: Contact info for the Colorado district office of the Small Business Administration. The SBA also provides low-interest disaster loans to help businesses and homeowners recover from declared disasters.|
|The New Teacher Project: A guide for teachers on how to transition from in-person teaching to online learning. This article shares useful teaching tools and guiding principles to get the most out of learning from home.|
|Thornton Community Connections: Billingual English/Spanish staff are available to help on a variety of topics, including housing, transportation, food, education, healthcare, communication, and more. Can also help by phone at 720.977.5800 or email [email protected].|
|Thoughtful Thornton: Thoughtful Thornton is a new engagement effort by the city to encourage residents to help neighbors-in-need. This campaign helps Thornton residents identify neighbors who might be struggling and reach out virtually or at a safe distance in-person. Contact could be as simple as a weekly electronic conversation or a small errand such as medication pick-up. To print Thoughtful Thornton materials to help facilitate your engagement, and to learn more, visit the Thoughtful Thornton website.|
|Tri-County Health Department: Provisional Guidance for Food Pantries During COVID-19 Pandemic - To support the continuation of critical food pantry services, while also protecting the health and safety of staff, volunteers, and participants, organizations may want to consider modifying their operations and implementing health and safety protocols. This link provides a list of recommendations from various food access agencies in Colorado and across the country.|
|Westminster Water Bill Assistance: The City of Westminster has implemented a temporary COVID-19 program. Customers who have lost their job due to COVID-19 can receive $15/month credit on their water bill for two months (and are still eligible for the normal bill credit program). Their billing department is also working with customers for payment arrangements if they are not currently able to pay their bill. Here is the contact information for the assistance programs and billing department if you wanted to pass this info along. Call 303.658.2392 for more information.|