COVID-19/Coronavirus Resources

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Our building will be closed to the public beginning Monday, March 16 in order to keep participants, staff and visitors healthy and safe. During this time, Mi Casa and our partners will continue to provide support to our participants, via phone and online as best we can. We know our community is counting on us to support their professional, employment, and business needs, especially at this difficult time. Please know we are here for you.

 

We know there can be a lot of uncertainty and stress during these times, so have we been compiling a list of community resources. Please refer to these resources and don’t hesitate to reach out to anyone on our staff if you have questions. If there is a resource you need that is not covered on this list, please contact us and we will do our best to find information for you. This information is consistently changing, and we will update it as frequently as possible.

 

Updated: March 24, 2020

 

COVID-19 Information

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention | Federal level information

Colorado Department of Health & Environment | State level Information; you can also call 303-389-1687 or 1-877-462-2911 for general questions about COVID-19

Denver Department of Public Health & Environment | Local level information

You can also visit the websites for the specific county in which you live:

Adams | Arapahoe | Douglas | Jefferson | Boulder | Broomfield

 

 

General Resources

2-1-1 Help Center | Online database to access information about resources based on your area code. Dial 2-1-1 for information over the phone.

Denver Department of Public Health & Environment | More information regarding food assistance, LEAP, hand washing stations in Denver, job assistance, and unemployment insurance, and more

Benefits in Action | Provides support with food resources, health care navigation, heat bills, and more

East Colfax Neighborhood Association | Robust list of resources regarding many topics such housing, childcare, unemployment information, and small business resources

University of Colorado medical students | List of general resources created by University of Colorado

 

Housing/Utilities

3-1-1 Denver | More information about housing and utility assistance based on your area code. You can also dial 3-1-1 for information over the phone.

Department of Housing Stability | Provides housing resources and information

Colorado Coalition for the Homeless | Provides resources and support services

Homeless Shelters Directory | List of shelters serving the Denver homeless community

LEAP | You may be eligible for the Low-Income Energy Assistance Program which helps cover a part of your heating costs. You can also call 1-866-HEAT-HELP.

Energy Outreach Colorado | Provides support with the payment of past due bills and repairs

Xcel Energy | Will not be disconnecting services during this time; please contact Xcel to set up a payment plan if you have difficulties paying your bill

Aurora Water | Will not be disconnecting service during this time, please call them to arrange a payment plan

Denver Water | Has suspended all water shut-offs due to delinquent payment, you can call 303-893-2444 for questions

 

Food Resources

Denver Public Schools | List of locations for free, grab and go food

Tasty Food |List of locations that provide free breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Food Pantries | List of food pantries by your zip code

Hunger Free Colorado | Connects you to food resources; you can also call the hotline (720) 382-2920.

The GrowHaus | Delivering free food packages to residents in the 80216 area code, sign up here: tiny.cc/accesocomida

 

Healthcare 

Mental Health Center of Denver | has online resources to support your mental health needs

Colorado Crisis Services | 24/7 hotline available statewide; call 1-844-493-TALK (8255) or text TALK to 38255

The Blue Bench | 24/7 hotline available for sexual assault support

Connect for Health Colorado | Special enrollment period for uninsured Coloradoans until April 3rd

Health Access Express Enrollment Van | Provides assistance with health insurance enrollment, please call 303-912-0263

 

Resources for Children & Families

The National Association of School Psychologists | Document on how to talk about COVID-19 with children and other helpful tips

Denver Public Schools | “Learn at Home” resources and other helpful family resources

Preschool and Pre-K Kids  | Resources for at-home learning for children ages 2-5

Amazing Educational Resources | Comprehensive list of different free educational resources for children of all ages

Ideas for Being at Home with Kids | List of ideas of how to spend your time at home with children

Colorado Succeeds | Distance learning resources for children and families

JeffCO Public Schools Has a list of resources for parents

 

Elderly Resources

Denver Office on Aging | Provides resources and links to other helpful organizations

Meals on Wheels (VOA) | Delivery of meals to homebound seniors

Meals on Wheels (Senior Hub) | Delivery of meals to homebound seniors

Denver Regional Council of Governments | Aging and Disability Resources for protecting the well-being of our older adult population and their caregivers, Assistance line: 303-480-6700

 

Resources for Workers and Employers

Colorado Department of Labor and Employment | Provides information on paid sick leave, unemployment, and other resources

Unemployment Resources | Provides up-to-date information on unemployment and you can file claim

 

Internet

Free Internet | Through Comcast Internet Essentials, you may be eligible for free internet for 2 months

PCs for People | Provides low cost computers and internet

 

Transportation

Denver Regional Mobility & Access Council | Comprehensive spreadsheet on transportation updates and resources

211 and Lyft | 211 is working with Lyft for free rides

 

If you have a suggestion or would like someone to reach out to you, please email info@MiCasaResourceCenter.org

 

Kasey Herndon
Author: Kasey Herndon