Community Resources

Updated on Thu, 04/15/2021 - 4:40pm

Adams 12 Five Star Schools Resources

  • Submit a referral to the Student and Family Outreach program.
  • IT/Technical Support: Families can send an email to familytechsupport@adams12.org or visit the support website.
  • Student and Family Outreach Program’s Facebook page 
  • Student and Family Outreach Program website 
  • Families can sign up for important text messages from the district by texting YES to 67587
  • Click here for the Community Resource Newsletter, which is updated regularly and is always the most updated version

Mental Health Support - If anyone is thinking of harming themself or others, they should call 911 immediately. 

  • Adams 12 Mental Health Resources website
  • Crisis Line: 1-844-493-TALK (8255)
  • Safe2Tell: 1-877-542-7233 

Healthcare

  • During this challenging time, our partners at Kids First Health Care remain committed to the mission of improving the health and well-being of infants, children, and youth. To increase access to pediatric care and reduce the spread of COVID-19, Kids First has launched telehealth services for most visit types, including sick care, chronic disease management, reproductive health care, physicals and behavioral health care, and are partnering with Colorado Access to provide behavioral health services through Virtual Care Collaboration and Integration (VCCI). Please visit their Telehealth page for more information on getting ready for a telehealth appointment. Telehealth is a covered benefit by all insurance plans in Colorado and is also available for uninsured patients. Call 303-289-1089 to make a virtual appointment or to get more information.

Unemployment

Adams County COVID-19 Response & Recovery Resources

  • This resource website provides information about how to obtain basic needs, rent, utilities, healthcare, childcare, senior resources, etc.
  • Families can email COVID 19 questions to covidquestions@adcogov.org
  • Families can apply for Adams County programs and benefits (Health First Colorado/Medicaid, SNAP/food assistance, TANF/housing, driver’s license, etc…) online at http://www.adcogov.org/ 

Thornton Community Connections Resource Page 

City and County of Broomfield COVID-19 Response & Recovery Resources

Outside of Adams/Broomfield Counties

  • Families residing outside of Adams/Broomfield Counties can apply for public benefits online at Colorado PEAK. These applications are automatically submitted to the appropriate county office.  
  • 211-Note: Families who live in Thornton should first try the Thornton Community Connections page. Families who live in another Adams County municipality should first try the Adams County Response and Recovery page. 211 should be reserved for families who live outside of Adams County.
  • Coloradans can reach the hotline by calling 211, going to 211Colorado.org or by texting their zipcode to 898-211. Resource navigators on the 211 line are available by phone Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. They have access to language translation services that can accommodate more than 170 languages and can provide information about:
    • Housing, including shelters and transitional services
    • Rent and utility assistance
    • Applying for SNAP (food) and other public benefits by phone.
    • Childcare
    • Food/meals
    • Transportation
    • Clothing/personal/household needs
    • Mental health and substance use disorders
    • Employment
    • Medical and dental clinics

Food Assistance

  • Call 2-1-1 or visit www.211colorado.org to find the nearest distribution site or the Food Resource Hotline at 855-855-4626
  • Search for a food pantry at by entering a city or zip code. Pantries are still open to the public but have shifted to pre-packed food boxes for drive-through or pick-up outside the building. Many pantries are also allowing folks to come on behalf of those without means of transportation– just make sure to have the client’s name and birthday to receive their benefits for them. It is highly recommended calling pantries before visiting to ensure that the service is available.
  • Food Bank of the Rockies food locations
  • Food Bank for Larimer County
  • Community Food Share in Boulder
  • Weld Food Bank
  • School Meals - the Colorado Department of Education has a comprehensive list of school meal sites that are currently available across the state.
  • Text FOOD or COMIDA to 877-877 and receive food distribution locations for kids 18 and under
  • All older Coloradans seeking assistance getting nutritious food can call the Aging and Disability Resources for Colorado Office at 1.844.COL.ADRC (1-844-265-2372)
  • Information for Meals on Wheels and congregate dining meal pick-up can be found at: VoaColorado.org/GetHelp or calling 303-297-0408
  • Food Assistance For Pets - the Denver Dumb Friends League has a list of food banks and pet pantries where you can find food for your animals at https://www.ddfl.org/resource/subsidized-pet-and-equine-food-resources/

Housing

Important! If you know that a family is experiencing homelessness or housing insecurity, please submit an SFOP referral immediately.

Legal

Families In Need of Home Healthcare Services

  • Personal Assistance Services of Colorado (PASCO) - provides home health, nursing, personal care, and community-based services as well as 24/7 backup services for nursing and in-home care. 303-233-3122. See flyer here.

Resource Search

The website Aunt Bertha allows you to put in your zip code and receive local options for food assistance, housing and more.