Help & Resources

Below, please find help and resources in the following areas:

  • Cash assistance
  • Childcare
  • Food Industry Resources
  • Housing
  • Evictions
  • Utilities
  • College and Student Loans
  • Legal
  • COVID Information
  • Healthcare
  • Credit Card and Banking Assistance
  • Immigration
  • Federal and CO Taxes
  • Plain Language COVID Guide
  • Mental Health
  • Church Basic Need Guide
  • Recovery Resources
  • Being a Good Neighbor
  • In the News

CASH ASSISTANCE

Gov’t Assistance
Federal Gov. One-time stimulus cash assistance – FAQ https://www.nytimes.com/article/coronavirus-stimulus-package-questions-answers.html?action=click&pgtype=Article&state=default&module=styln-coronavirus-markets&variant=show&region=TOP_BANNER&context=storyline_menu?action=click&pgtype=Article&state=default&module=styln-coronavirus-markets&variant=show&region=TOP_BANNER&context=storyline_menu
2020 Stimulus Money FAQ https://neguse.house.gov/imo/media/doc/2020_Rebates_FAQ.pdf
Federal Sick Leave – Families First Coronavirus Response Act (H.R. 6201) http://campaign.r20.constantcontact.com/render?ca=2f815bce-e565-4c25-9f60-dbd9bce251b2&preview=true&m=1130094207242&id=preview
Freelancers Guide to  COVID Sick Leave Pay https://blog.freelancersunion.org/2020/03/23/how-freelancers-can-claim-paid-sick-leave-coronavirus/?mc_cid=c208cb2f55&mc_eid=b11227b257&fbclid=IwAR0IqJ64vRA7dIKD6lw6uyPCavmASLmSn4ZRV00Nm8hJGCHX5eromyp56TY
1099 and unemployed/students unemployment flowchart guide https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10159826826224782&set=a.463493024781&type=3&theater
CO unemployment FAQ https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/cdle/unemployment-insurance-worker-faqs
CO unemployment Assistance & Claims https://www.colorado.gov/cdle/unemployment
Grants and Cash Assistance
Paid Sick Leave https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/cdle/colorado-health-emergency-leave-pay-%E2%80%9Ccolorado-help%E2%80%9D-rules
Cash Assistance https://www.211colorado.org/basic-needs-and-financial/
211 Cash Assistance Directory https://search.211colorado.org/search?terms=rent%20payment%20assistance&page=1&location=colorado&service_area=colorado
State of Colorado Cash Assistance https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/cdhs/cash-assistance
Denver utilties assistance https://www.denvergov.org/content/denvergov/en/housing-information/resident-resources/stay-in-your-home/rent-utility-help.html?fbclid=IwAR3tDpDEQl6jv6xjOg0tx3b5TsQbu-2BBeABMHTjsnsFZUqhQU5WSSdj0m0
Rent Assistance in Colorado https://www.rentassistance.us/st/colorado
Help Paying your bills https://www.needhelppayingbills.com/html/colorado_assistance_programs.html
F&B, Hospitality, Gigsters
$1,000 one time grant open April 2 https://www.freelancersunion.org/resources/freelancers-relief-fund/
One Fair Wage – Tipped & Service Worker Fund https://ofwemergencyfund.org/
Restaurant Workers Assistance (Angel Relief Fund) https://corestaurant.org/foundation/angel-relief-fund
Restaurant Workers Assistance (Crisis Relief Fund) https://www.restaurantworkerscf.org/news/2020/3/15/restaurant-workers-community-foundation-announces-the-formation-of-restaurant-workers-covid19-crisis-relief-fund
Bartender Emergency Assistance Program https://www.usbgfoundation.org/beap?fbclid=IwAR3xNb1xWcXHKCYlvBttRxsXjLCktqjEE5E4wYsoswqx2GVqxEXiYYkg1q8
CO Arts & Culture Assistance Fund https://bonfils-stantonfoundation.org/emergency-covid-19-fund/
Grants Support To Children Of Food And Beverage Service Employees https://coregives.org/covid-19/
$500 grants to Restaurant and Hospitality Workers https://anotherroundanotherrally.org/?fbclid=IwAR3N10JrVBOANqvcEFJ6uOQnsitfg9ziOO8Hc41Ecx3tWvAR52V8nMO2J4E
$350 grants to Restaurant Workers in Ft. Collins https://newbelgiumbrewing.submittable.com/submit/163346/bar-restaurant-relief-fund
Food & Beverage Relief Fund Grants https://southernsmoke.org/fund/
USBG Fund & Resources for Bar Industry https://www.usbgfoundation.org/covid-19-response
JBF Food and Beverage Industry Relief Fund https://www.jamesbeard.org/relief
Spill the Dish – Database to search for help or give help https://www.spillthedish.com/covid_search.php

LATINO COMMUNITY RESOURCES

Latino Community https://com-cam.org/opportunity/directory-of-partners-organizations-serving-the-latino-community/
FOOD RESOURCES
Friends & Family Meal (free meals for unempoyed restaurant workers) https://www.facebook.com/FriendsandFamilyColorado/
Food Pantries https://search.211colorado.org/search?page=1&location=colorado&taxonomy_code=6&service_area=colorado
We Don’t Waste https://www.wedontwaste.org/
Metro Caring https://www.metrocaring.org/?fbclid=IwAR1sdas0eWnpmZOPmsCCSsu5a8logN7Ozeij2RZmhVR4O9H6r_vHiYkIGfs
Currently Open and Closed Food Pantries https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1ZNVF9u4MuQ5MLu3oxAhIBqZWhEI84igOQcKLDy43x3U/edit#gid=0
Drive through food distribution https://www.secorcares.com/coronavirus-information
Colorado School food distribution https://app.smartsheet.com/b/publish?EQBCT=eaae70d787a643b59359fe09e99b88d1
Food Distribution https://www.hungerfreecolorado.org/covid-19/
Enter your address to find school food distribution https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/e/2PACX-1vS1cOqgO_GRUzijS3CHj45zu13O4IwDNfCdJKCcrnztEJJ01Ks82CVcVvv8XJOaLucBWPo9lBPTklPY/pubhtml?gid=1274917432&single=true
Food Distribution https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/cdhs/food-distribution-household-programs
CO Women Infants and Children (WIC) https://www.coloradowic.gov/alerts/2020-03-12/colorado-wic-covid-19-info
Phone interviews for SNAP (Federal food program) https://www.fns.usda.gov/disaster/pandemic/covid-19
Meals in Denver https://homelessdenver.blogspot.com/p/meals-and-foodbanks.html?m=1&fbclid=IwAR32BZI-Jmc7ELM2vE4btC_HOjnIEQCAzAql-8jSPlsmVWbZnmZnrtIqYgw
Formula/Baby Food https://search.211colorado.org/search?terms=Formula%2FBaby%20Food&page=1&location=colorado&service_area=colorado
Food pantries in Nederland https://www.foodpantries.org/ci/co-Nederland?fbclid=IwAR3HQef_G4IvQS6_mgKqqLGIMSh3fVM8vF211rJBXM5oXGaSHGZtmmvESPU
Operation Family Meal – Meals For F&B Workers https://www.facebook.com/events/2534133600026463/
Food Maven  bulk food for purchase – open to individuals http://info.foodmaven.com/foodmaven-warehouse-signup?utm_source=hootsuite&utm_medium=&utm_term=&utm_content=&utm_campaign=

JOBS HIRING NOW

Jobs in need of workers right now https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1M-8J7z605dcPhUjYfyiKVxuci0e4AWsDLo_tvs19C5M/htmlview?fbclid=IwAR2ll3AZRLKi57EPSWJ2vp_Amd0g1c1AFM7F7M3DCEuYInaYBw6HoV1p2E4
King Soopers https://jobs.kroger.com/king-soopers/go/King-Soopers/571400/#job-table
Hospitality Job Board https://www.hospitalitylink.org/?fbclid=IwAR1IZVKsDSJ46sIhjeAqOVTR1F78ZVD-aIhePbBLriu_OTguPEzRLkb5uhc&l=4
Tech Jobs needed in CO https://cocovid19startuptalent.splashthat.com/
Remote Jobs https://remoteweekly.cc/
Find a gigster/employee https://gigsmart.com/
Scratch Kitchen, Food Delivery Boulder https://www.scratchkitchen.com
A quirky guide to getting a job https://docs.google.com/document/d/1rg-0mKER4BEUiKHRdY88hak69t2QCXK5TqvZM2QOjMc/edit

CHILDCARE

Emergency Childcare https://covidchildcarecolorado.com/

FOOD INDUSTRY RESOURCES

Food Industry Coronavirus Collaboration Resources https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Ylmm7zTFJkqGfcZHDMOYvOxSgspSjDxF9UEJJMHHU9o/edit?ts=5e7b243d#

HOUSING

Housing Assistance https://www.211colorado.org/housing-and-shelter/

EVICTIONS

No Colorado state law enforcement for evictions https://coloradosun.com/2020/03/20/jared-polis-housing-guidance/?fbclid=IwAR2inD8UjmIxvCdkNY8emKR2n3-DxUByIOATzW0-qr5uF5NweQQ-v_0lqy0
No forclosures or evictions (Frannie Mae Freddie Mac, HUD) https://www.housingwire.com/articles/fannie-mae-freddie-mac-hud-suspending-all-foreclosures-and-evictions/

UTILITIES – CO

No Utilities  Shutoffs https://www.xcelenergy.com/covid-19_response
AT&T – No cell phone shutoffs https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2020/03/16/utility-cable-internet-phone-coronavirus-covid-19/5060084002/
Free Wifi and Hotspots http://wifi.xfinity.com/?fbclid=IwAR0lvYfzkSqTEsiKQwiFgXGPgNSGp0fISyH3KAq3Q1h1mso-CfpwvfLIlW8
No cap on data usage – Century Link http://news.centurylink.com/covid-19
Colorado  Low income Utiities Assistance https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/cdhs/leap

COLLEGE and STUDENT LOANS

Congress Suspending Federal Student Loan Payments https://www.forbes.com/sites/zackfriedman/2020/03/25/student-loan-repayment-coronavirus/#5d12522a5f85
How to suspend your federal student loan payment during covid https://www.wsj.com/articles/how-to-suspend-your-student-loan-payments-11584799200
Resources for College Students https://highered.colorado.gov/Staying_informed_about_COVID-19.html
Suspending Interest on Student Loans https://www.wsj.com/livecoverage/coronavirus/card/MCY71IOz9TrrzJzi5QGx?mod=article_inline&mod=article_inline

LEGAL

Free and Low Cost Legal Aid https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/cdle/more-assistance

COVID INFORMATION

COVID Testing center – Stride CHC https://stridechc.org/COVID-19/
COVID Testing Center – Auraria Campus https://www1.ucdenver.edu/coronavirus/updates/auraria-health-center-offering-drive-through-covid-19-testing-to-those-who-qualify-march-26-2020
COVID Testing Center – Dawn Clinic https://www.dawnclinic.org/covid-19/
COVID Testing Center – From the State of Colorado https://covid19.colorado.gov/testing
Up-to-date- CO COVID information https://covid19.colorado.gov/
Drive Thru Testing in Aurora and Wheat Ridge Stride CHC https://stridechc.org/

HEALTHCARE

Colorado Open Enrollment March 20 – April 1 https://connectforhealthco.com/get-started/new-customers
Database to find free or low-cost clincis https://www.needymeds.org/free-clinics

CREDIT CARD And BANKING ASSISTANCE

Credit Card Issuer Assistance https://www.bankrate.com/finance/credit-cards/issuer-assistance-programs-amid-coronavirus-fears/
No Fees and Foreclosures from Wells Fargo https://newsroom.wf.com/press-release/corporate-and-financial/wells-fargo-announces-aid-customers-and-communities-impacted

IMMIGRATION

Immigration and Covid https://www.uscis.gov/greencard/public-charge
Rocky Mountain Immigrant Advocacy Network https://www.rmian.org/happenings-news/2020/3/20/important-covid-19-resources-for-rmian-clients-amp-community-members

FEDERAL and CO TAXES

Federal Tax Payment Extension https://www.irs.gov/newsroom/payment-deadline-extended-to-july-15-2020?fbclid=IwAR2BZnz-CQe-7Wnnh__FYGEeAu3cgOvvk04PcXzrvtJ0C-9PgNQecVvjghQ
CO Tax deferrals – Executive Order https://drive.google.com/file/d/1UKokz3ug7x7aBAKQxON8K7J6pCyxfvUq/view

PLAIN LANGUAGE COVID GUIDE

Plain language guide about COVID https://selfadvocacyinfo.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Plain-Language-Information-on-Coronavirus.pdf
Plain language guide in Spanish about COVID https://selfadvocacyinfo.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Spanish-Plain-Language-Information-on-Coronavirus.pdf

MENTAL HEALTH

Coaching https://thelogosgroup.net/
Counseling/Therapy https://www.intertwinedcounseling.com/
Facebook – Community Quarantine (Colorado) https://www.facebook.com/notes/community-quarantine-colorado/fyi-mental-health-resources/215110616567069/
National Alliance for Mental Illness https://www.nami.org/About-NAMI/NAMI-News/2020/NAMI-Updates-on-the-Coronavirus
Online Counseling https://openpathcollective.org/
Blissful Relations – Conflict Resolutions https://www.blissfulrelations.com

Church Basic Need Guide

Mean Street Ministries https://www.meanstreetministry.org/resource-guide

RECOVERY RESOURCES

Alcoholics Anonymous Online Meetings http://aa-intergroup.org/directory.php
Narcotics Anonymous Phone meetings http://www.nabyphone.com/
NA Online https://virtual-na.org/
Free substance use, mental health concerns, eating disorders https://www.weconnectrecovery.com/free-online-support-meetings
Students and Alumni in Recovery – online meetings https://www.safeproject.us/campuses/leadership-academy/
Recovery Library and resources https://www.recoveryspeakers.com
12 step resources https://www.12step.org/social/online-meetings/
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Admin https://www.samhsa.gov/find-help/national-helpline?fbclid=IwAR1cBeYB3n4suFbsODtOpXWqlzLCEIKhxmluPRI_RKkCmCPzW0EN4DrLgr8
Youth in Recovery https://youngpeopleinrecovery.org/programs/?fbclid=IwAR2jMPT-KsR-6b6meEcYe7SieGyI4sVzEsTUWIGG9-GY3nxbu0PMZK0ioj0

BEING A GOOD NEIGHBOR

Help! and OK Window signs https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/17SkvA_q2S1qEMoV0O2guvlyCvtavSOFYWt2UUcGo5e4/edit#slide=id.g719e31b241_26_0
Avoid Scams https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/features/coronavirus-scams-what-ftc-doing
Helping Neighbors during COVID https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/pkevwm/how-to-help-neighbors-during-coronavirus-social-distancing

In the News

Federal Assistance https://www.nytimes.com/article/coronavirus-stimulus-package-questions-answers.html
Colorado Stay at home order – Things still allowable https://www.9news.com/article/news/health/coronavirus/denver-stay-at-home-order-list-coronavirus-covid-19/73-2004517c-d3ef-46a9-8d11-6d13c1b5586b?fbclid=IwAR2KkYkFUQCZHDqxPa9HuaMVWj2GByyaGzpttwGCDDYoBprVQGr4uxyqiFE