COVID-19 Resources

Updated on Tue, 07/28/2020 - 4:50pm

Adams 12 Five Star Schools Resources

  • Submit a referral to the Student and Family Outreach program.
  • Nutrition Services provides an opportunity for families to pick up lunch and breakfast through walk up or drive-thru meal service for children ages 1 to 18. Meal distribution will continue every Monday, Wednesday and Friday throughout the summer at drive-thru and walk-up locations across the district.  For locations, times and menus, visit 2020 Free Summer Meals.  
  • 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 
  • Adams 12 Mental Health Resources website
  • Families can sign up for important text messages from the district by texting YES to 67587

Information and Resources in Multiple Languages

  • Click here to discover COVID-19 resources in languages other than English, including Amharic, Arabic (various dialects), Bengali, Bosnian, Burmese, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Dari, Falam Chin, Farsi, French, German, Greek, Gujarati, Haitian Creole, Hakha (Lai) Chin, Hindi, Hmong, Italian, Japanese, Jarai, Kanien’kéha (Mohawk), Karen, Kayah, Khmer, Kinyamulenge, Kinyarwanda, Kirundi, Kiswahili, Korean, Kurdish, Laotian, Maay Maay, Mizo Chin, Nepali, Nishnaabemwin (Eastern Ojibwe), Nuer, Oji-Cree, Oromo, Pashto, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi, Rhade, Rohingya, Russian, Romanian, Sango, Serbian (Cirilica), Serbian (Latin), Somali, Spanish, Swahili, Swampy Cree, Tagalog, Tamil, Tedim Chin, Thai, Tigrigna, Ukrainian, Urdu, Vietnamese, Zomi and more.

Free or Low-Cost Connectivity Options

  • Comcast’s Internet Essentials: is offering two free months for their Internet Essentials package for eligible households. Families can visit this website or call 1-855-846-8376. Care teams will be available to offer flexible payment options and can help find other solutions. People can call 1-800-Xfinity or 1-800-934-6489. New Internet Essentials customers will receive two free months of Internet service if they apply by December 31, 2020. Households with outstanding debt owed to Comcast may be eligible for Internet Essentials. Comcast is waiving this qualification for applications that are approved by 12/31/20. After 12/31/20, standard eligibility rules apply.

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

The unemployment link can be accessed at https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/cdle/unemployment.

One-stop resource for the people of Colorado impacted by job loss during the COVID-19 Pandemic: https://onwardco.org/

Utilities

  • Xcel Energy: “We will not disconnect service to any residential customers until further notice. If you are having difficulty paying your bills, contact us to arrange a payment plan that works for you.”https://www.xcelenergy.com/covid-19_response

Adams County Resource Page

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/ 
  • LEAP (Low Energy Assistance Program) has received stimulus funds and the program will be extended beyond April 30.  The State LEAP office foresees the funding to provide benefits through June 30. Please encourage citizens of Adams County to apply online through PEAK  www.colorado.gov/PEAK  or by phone through the Heat Help line at 1-866-432-8435.
  • COVID-19 Rental and Mortgage Assistance Fund Available to Adams County Residents - This fund will provide emergency, short-term rental and mortgage assistance to households that are most vulnerable to eviction or foreclosure. The funds will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis to qualified applicants. Residents may be eligible to receive rental or mortgage assistance through this fund if they meet the following eligibility requirements:

    • Household income has been impacted by COVID-19 on or after March 11, 2020
    • Must reside in Adams County
    • Household income must be below 80% AMI (area median income)

All interested individuals must first complete an interest form on the Maiker Housing Partners website.

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: https://www.foodbankrockies.org/emergency-assistance/
  • Food Bank for Larimer County food locations: https://foodbanklarimer.org/news/covid-19/
  • Community Food Share in Boulder: https://communityfoodshare.org/coronavirus/
  • Weld Food Bank: https://weldfoodbank.org/covid19response/
  • 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/

Infant and Baby Supplies

Colorado has received a delivery of infant supplies from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) that includes formula, diapers, and baby wipes. These essential supplies will go to families who are experiencing poverty and not able to find resources to meet their basic needs. The distribution of the supplies will be at 41 locations statewide at Colorado's food banks and family resource centers. These supplies will also be available to families enrolled in the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) and child care providers taking part in the Emergency Child Care Collaborative. Below is a list of distribution sites in the metro area.

For more information on how to access these resources or to see all 41 distribution sites across the state, please visit this website.

Housing

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

  • Tenant's Guide to COVID-19

  • Resource website, including resources for undocumented population

  • Emergency Housing Assistance Program
    • Applicants must go through a local agency. Dial 211 or visit www.211colorado.org to find the agency that can connect you to rental or mortgage assistance OR click here to find the assistance agency in your county. 

    • To Qualify for the Emergency Housing Assistance Program (EHAP), tenants must meet these requirements:

      • Unable to pay rent or mobile home lot rent because of financial need due to COVID-19

      • Household monthly income is at or below the maximum income listed here

      • Have not already received rental assistance

    • EHAP can also be used for mortgage assistance for qualifying homeowners.

      EHAP Complete Program Guidelines

 

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.