COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Resources

We are here for you. You are not alone during these difficult times. The Epilepsy Foundation of Colorado will continue to serve our community and provide resources and support to those who need it. Do not hesitate to reach out to our programs staff- Leigh: Leigh@epilepsycolorado.org  or Wendy: Caremanager@epilepsycolorado.org  

NEW!! COVID Factsheet

 

COVID 19 Information:

Watch out for scams marketing any sort of cure for COVID-19. There is currently no “cure”

Up-to-Date information in Colorado: CDPHE’s website

Colorado COVID 19 General Resources:

Tri-County Health Department’s website

Colorado Respite Coalition General Resources:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1RlGQEqXezSqMub8HG7rObfUymjA25YOVqGf6_UI0ur0/edit?mc_cid=ba87d6eeec&mc_eid=2e3b3c2148#gid=0

CO-HELP is Colorado’s call line for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). People who have general questions about COVID-19 can call CO HELP at 303-389-1687 or 1-877-462-2911, for answers in many languages, or email them at COHELP@RMPDC.org for answers in English. 

Adams County:

  • Adams 12 Five Star Schools will be providing pick-up (walk up or drive-thru) breakfast and lunch meal services for children ages 1 to 18 starting Tuesday, March 17 from 10:30 am to 1:30 pm, Monday through Friday at the following locations:
    • Horizon High School
    • Legacy High School
    • Mountain Range High School
    • Northglenn High School
    • Thornton High School
  • Clinica is offering $10 telehealth visits via phone phone or video call (no insurance required). Click here to schedule your appointment.
  • Adams County offices are closed, but the Human Services Department will continue to provide the following essential services to residents: Adoption, Adult Protection Services, Colorado Child Care Assistance Program (CCCAP), Child Support Services, Children and Family Services, Colorado Works (TANF), Community Support Services, Foster Care, Financial Assistance Programs, Food Assistance Program, Head Start, Health First Colorado (Colorado’s Medicaid Program) and Medical Assistance, Veterans Services, and Workforce and Business Center.

Employment

Information for Colorado Workers: Colorado Department of Labor and Employment (CDLE) Resources

Financial Resources

Rent Assistance

  • Carpenter´s Cupboard – rent assistance, provide clothing and household items – (Wheat Ridge)
    • 303-431-8295
  • Catholic Charities – rent assistance (Westminster)
    • 720-974-1579
  • Denver Rescue Mission – First month´s rent and deposit to those who are currently homeless.
    • 303-313-2440

Utilities

Xcel energy will not disconnect service to any residential customers until further notice.  If you are having difficulty paying your bills, contac them and they will arrange a payment plan that works for you

  • https://www.xcelenergy.com/covid-19_response 

Denver Water has suspended all water shut-offs due to delinquent payments to ensure all customers have access to this vital resource. 

  • Customers who are concerned about being able to pay a bill should contact the Denver Water Customer Care team at 303-893-2444, Monday through Friday, from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. The Customer Care team is experienced in working with customers to evaluate options, like payment plans, waiving late fees, delaying water turn-offs or connecting the customer with other resources, including Denver’s Temporary Rent and Utility Assistance program.

Unemployment Claims

If you work for an employer that reduced hours or closed due to the COVID-19, you can file for unemployment:

https://www.colorado.gov/cdle/unemployment

Wage Claims

If you did not get paid for any hours worked, you can file a wage claim –

https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/cdle/complaint-forms

Food

  • Call 211 for local food banks
  • Hunger-Free Hotline: 720-382-2920
  • Colorado Springs
    • Care and Share Food Bank 719-528-1247
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Free Grab-And-Go Supper Meals for Youth!

As the situation regarding the Coronavirus evolves, Denver continues to fuel our youth by providing access to free grab-and-go supper meals. Grab-and-Go suppers are provided by the Tasty Food – Where Denver Youth Eat Free program with the City and County of Denver, Office of Children’s Affairs. These meals are for youth between the ages of 1 – 18 and available on a first-come, first-served basis at 17 Denver recreation centers, Monday – Friday, 3:30 – 5:30 p.m. No ID or registration required – just swing by, grab your meal … and go! View a full list of Tasty Food sites and stay informed of any additional updates by visiting denvergov.org/TastyFood. For breakfast and lunch options offered through Denver Public Schools, visithttps://www.dpsk12.org/coronavirus/#food

Internet

Comcast – free internet package for 2 months https://www.internetessentials.com/covid19

Mental Health Services

  • Colorado Crisis Line: 1- 844-493-8255
  • National Suicide Prevention Line: 1-800-273-8255
  • Crisis Text Line – text HOME to 741741
  • Youth Support Hotline: 303-894-9000
  • Depression & Bipolar Support Alliance: 1-800-826-3632
  • Anxiety & Depression Association: 1-240-485-1001
  • CDC managing stress/anxiety coronavirus:

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prepare/managing-stress-anxiety.html.

Housing

  • CO Housing Connects Hotline: 1-844-926-6632
  • PATH (homeless with mental illness): 303-293-6506

Child Care 

  • ABC Nannies/College Sitters
    • 303-321-3866 (Monday – Friday 8-4)
    • $29.95/hour (no registration fee), 4-hour minimum
    • Call for a consult, complete an online information sheet, and get matched with a sitter
  •  NannyPoppinz
    • 1-877-262-6694
    • Contact:  Susan McCloskey  703.600.9103
    • $40/day agency fee plus $15-$18/hour for 1-4 kids

If several faculty or employees could combine some kids in the same household, that would save money

Respite Resources

     Wellness

Resources in Spanish

Multilingual Resources

HEALTH RESOURCES

MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES

FOOD RESOURCES

WORKPLACE / UNEMPLOYMENT

RENT / MORTGAGE / FINANCIAL

MULTIPLE RESOURCES

 

 

 

RESOURCES FOR CHILDREN

RESOURCES FOR WOMEN

 

RESOURCES FOR STUDENTS

RESOURCES FOR UNDOCUMENTED COMMUNITY

  • United We Dream has health care information for undocumented communities
  • COVID-19 Resources for Undocumented Communities has national and state-specific resources for undocumented communities, in English and Spanish (tabs are at the top).
  • Front Range Mutual Aid is collecting information about those individuals who can give help, and those individuals who need help – and then connecting people between the groups. This is a grassroots effort to provide direct support, with resources in both English and Spanish, and is inclusive, but not only specific to, individuals and communities without papers.
  • Here is a Health Care Resource Guide that Center for Health Progress put together in both Spanish and English to support people, particularly immigrants without documentation, to find health care in this moment. The list is evolving and they will continue to update it. If you are from a clinic with other information for them to include or change, please email Dana Kennedy at dana.kennedy@centerforhealthprogress.org.

RESOURCES FOR LGBTQ+ COMMUNITY

  • Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund has created a resource page of Know Your Rights materials for transgender and non-binary people and also has information about court proceedings for name-change processes.

RESOURCES FOR SMALL BUSINESSES & NON-PROFITS

ENTERTAINMENT

GIVING & VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES