Many services are available online while locations are closed due to COVID-19. Report Stay-at-Home Order violations on this form.

Resources have been compiled for those most impacted, and a call center is also available 8a-8p to answer questions at 720-776-0822.

Resources for Those Affected by COVID-19

Boulder County is working with community partners to help those affected by COVID-19. This page includes resources for accessing emergency assistance, food and financial assistance, health care and mental health care supports, help with housing, safety supports, child care assistance, legal services, and more.

The State of Colorado has instituted a Stay in Place Order for non-essential activities, work, and services (see the list of critical/non-critical professions). Please continue to maintain physical distancing (at least six feet between you and others) if you do leave home.

Looking for health advice? See the Health Coverage section below. The state of Colorado also has a database of community resources at 2-1-1 Colorado or by calling 2-1-1.

Evictions Moratorium

Colorado Governor Jared Polis has issued guidance that limits all residential evictions to only those necessary to protect public health and safety. Here are the details in English and Spanish as they relate to the moratorium in Boulder County.

Income reduced? Take these actions now:

  1. If you can’t pay a bill on time, call the company. Many companies will work with you on a solution. See guidance from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
  2. If your income has been drastically reduced, apply for Colorado unemployment benefits. Learn more about the newly streamlined process to apply here.
  3. Access community resources and apply for public benefits. See more below and in other sections of this page.
  4. Avoid scams and offers of easy money. Never give your personal information or pay in response to an offer of help. See what the Federal Trade Commission has to say about this.

If you need assistance with expenses:

Emergency Family Assistance Association (EFAA)
Food assistance/food bank, financial assistance for utilities, rent or mortgage, health services, and much more for Boulder and the southern mountains.
303-442-3042

Sister Carmen Community Center
Food assistance/food bank, financial assistance for utilities, rent or mortgage, health and transportation services, and much more for Lafayette, Louisville, Superior, and Erie.
303-665-4342

OUR Center
Food pantry, hot breakfasts & lunches, housing and rental assistance, basic health services, and more for residents of the St. Vrain Valley School District, including the northern mountains.
303-772-5529

Peak to Peak Alliance
Food assistance through pantries in Nederland, Ward, Lyons, and Allenspark, financial assistance for rent/mortgage, and other services and referrals with help from the Mountain Resource Liaisons.

Virtual Job Fair (March 26-April 2)

Workforce Boulder County is co-hosting a multi-employer virtual job fair. The Live multi-day event (through end of day Thursday 4/2) includes a variety of employers that are currently hiring. To access the event, sign up for a Connecting Colorado account here. Individuals who already have an account will see the Virtual Job Fair when they log in, if Boulder County is selected as a region of interest.

Workforce Boulder County

Workforce Boulder County (WfBC) provides career services for job seekers and businesses, including veterans services and a young adult program. Due to COVID-19, their offices are closed until further notice and workshops scheduled for April have been canceled. WfBC staff are still available remotely. Please reach out in the following ways:

Employment First

If you have an appointment with Employment First, please call your Support Specialist at the number listed on your paperwork to reschedule.

Unemployment Insurance

For information about unemployment insurance and the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment visit https://myui.coworkforce.com/Welcome or call:

  • Denver Metro: 303-318-9000/ Toll-Free: 1-800-388-5515
  • Denver Metro (in Spanish): 303-318-9333/ Toll-Free: 1-866-422-0402
  • Deaf and Hard of Hearing (TTY) Denver Metro: 303-318-9016/ Toll Free: 1-800-894-7730\

Personal Finance Program

The Boulder County Personal Finance Program (PFP) is here to help you navigate financial uncertainty, including services such as:

  • Individualized financial capacity – priority payments and options during difficult times, gaining control of your money, ways to save, debt management, etc.
  • Mortgage questions and foreclosure intervention – reducing losses, understanding your options
  • Student loans and repayment programs – plans to fit your income, getting out of default, loan consolidation, loan forgiveness/deferment, credit impacts
  • The home buying process – home affordability and debt-to-income ratios, loan options, your credit score, purchase and down-payment assistance, etc.
  • Safe banking (see www.BankOnBoulderCounty.com) – connecting people with a bank account so they can receive their paychecks, unemployment benefits, and government stimulus money faster and safer, and finding banks that have accounts with very low monthly fees ($0 to $5)
  • Reverse mortgages – education and certificates

The PFP team offers both phone and virtual appointments to review your individual circumstance, talk about options and help you create a plan. All appointments are free and confidential, and Spanish-speaking coaches are available. Here’s how to reach us:

  • Request an appointment via the PFP web page (click on “Request an Appointment”)
  • call 720-564-2279 (option 1 for English and option 8 for Spanish) and leave a voicemail (call-backs within 48 hours), or
  • email PersonalFinance@BoulderCounty.org

Renters and Landlords

Colorado Governor Jared Polis has issued guidance that limits all residential evictions of renters and mobile home owners to only those necessary to protect public health and safety. Here are the details in English and Spanish as they relate to the moratorium in Boulder County. Boulder County courts have stopped both residential and business eviction cases until May 31, 2020.

Flexibility and compromise are essential right now. If you are a renter or mobile home owner and are concerned you will be unable to cover your rent due to the impacts of COVID-19, contact your landlord as soon as possible to discuss a plan that can work for both of you. In some cases, payment plans or temporary rent reductions might be possible. Tenants may be eligible for unemployment benefits or may be able to get financial help depending on qualifications (see the Financial Assistance section). Landlords/property owners impacted by COVID-19 should check with their mortgage lender to see if their mortgage payments can be or are suspended.

For properties within the city of Boulder, Community Mediation Service (303-441-4364) can help tenants and landlords reach a resolution.

Boulder County Legal Services (303-449-7575) is offering appointments by phone for attorney guidance for low-income residents. The Boulder County Bar Association has private attorneys available, as well.

Emergency Rental Assistance

We recognize the ability for renters to cover the costs of their housing is a significant concern for many in our community at this moment. We are working closely with our partners at the federal, state, and local levels to determine how best to address the need and will share more information here when we have it.

  • Emergency Family Assistance Association (EFAA): Financial assistance available for utilities, rent or mortgage assistance for Boulder and southern mountain residents
  • OUR Center: Housing and rental assistance available for residents of the St. Vrain Valley School District, including the northern mountains.
  • Sister Carmen Community Center: Housing and rental assistance available for residents of Lafayette, Louisville, Superior, and Erie.

Mortgages and Foreclosures

If your ability to pay your mortgage is impacted by COVID-19 and your loan is owned by Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac, you may be eligible to delay making your monthly mortgage payments for a temporary period during which you won’t incur late fees or have delinquencies reported to the credit bureaus. Foreclosures and other legal proceedings are suspended during this time. More information here. Contact your mortgage company as soon as possible to let them know about your current situation. Contact information for your mortgage company should be listed on your monthly statement. Colorado Governor Jared Polis has also issued an Executive Order limiting evictions, foreclosures, and public utility disconnections.

Resources for Individuals Experiencing Homelessness

COVID-19 Recovery Center (Boulder) – by referral only, no walk-ups

On Friday, March 20, a COVID-19 Recovery Center (CRC) for unhoused individuals opened at the East Boulder Community Center to serve homeless individuals from Boulder and Longmont. Individuals who appear to show symptoms of COVID-19 and who will require further testing will be transported from homeless shelters to the CRC. At the CRC, individuals who are symptomatic or have tested positive for COVID-19 can be in isolation for 10 to 14 days. Homeless shelters have begun daily screenings for clients and will be identifying individuals who require further care.

The CRC is not a walk-up service, and individuals must be screened through an existing shelter program.

Boulder Shelter for the Homeless Service Updates

Coordinated Entry

Boulder: Individuals in Boulder needing any shelter service are strongly encouraged to contact Boulder Coordinated Entry at 303-579-4404.

Longmont: Individuals in Longmont should contact Coordinated Entry at 303-579-7364 between 12:00 and 2:00 p.m.

Beginning April 1, the 30th Street Severe Weather Shelter (SWS) will be open from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. daily. Individuals who have been health screened will be able to wash their hands and have access to restrooms and showers on a limited basis. The SWS has also extended nightly operations (capacity of 72) through April to meet current public health needs. Those experiencing homelessness who have been screened at shelter locations and are showing signs of illness will be transported to the COVID-19 Recovery Center (CRC).

Community members interested in volunteering at the CRC can visit www.bouldercolorado.gov/crc-training for information.

The Colorado Department of Local Affairs also has comprehensive information about housing resources for those affected by COVID-19 .

Domestic Violence Shelters

For some in our community, staying home is also not safe. Social and physical isolation can increase the risk of violence in a household where it already exists or there is potential for it. If a friend or neighbor is in trouble, what can you do? See this important information in English and Spanish.

See the Staying at Home During COVID-19 Resources for Survivors of Abuse flyers in English and Spanish.

You should call 911 if you are in immediate danger.

Safehouse Progressive Alliance for Nonviolence in Boulder has a shelter and conducts outreach for survivors of domestic violence. Reach them at 303-444-2424.

Safe Shelter of St. Vrain Valley in Longmont has a shelter and conducts outreach for survivors of domestic violence. Reach them at 303-772-4422.

Affordable Rentals

The Boulder County Housing Authority site contains information on currently available affordable homes throughout Boulder County at below-market-rate for seniors, families, and individuals. Some homes have rent below market rate while others limit rental rates to 30 percent of a household’s income.

Internet & Utilities

  • Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LEAP): Assists low-income families and individuals with their heating costs (ends May 31st).
  • Xcel Energy: Announced no shut-offs during the emergency. If you are having difficulty paying your bills, call 1-800-895-4999 to discuss with a representative the potential for a payment plan.
  • Comcast Internet Essentials: Offering 2 months free service (monthly fee of $9.95 monthly fee after first two months).
  • Xfinity: Find a hotspot and connect for free (requires Xfinity app on phone).

Veteran Services

Boulder County Veteran Services develops and submits claims for benefits to the Department of Veterans Affairs for disability compensation, pension, death pension, medical benefits, burial benefits, insurance, education, home loans, records requests, and various benefits through other government agencies. BCVS is conducting all services and appointments remotely at this time. Contact the Veterans Services Offices at 303-441-3890 (Boulder) or 720-864-6663 (Longmont).

Boulder County, in accordance with the Fair Housing Act, prohibits discrimination in its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, disability, familial status or national origin. Reasonable accommodations and modifications may be requested to ensure equal access by people with disabilities to its programs and activities. To make a request, please call the Department of Housing and Human Services Call Center at 303/441-1000.

Income reduced? Take these actions now:

  1. If you can’t pay a bill on time, call the company. Many companies will work with you on a solution. See guidance from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
  2. If your income has been drastically reduced, apply for Colorado unemployment benefits.
  3. Access community resources and apply for public benefits. See more below and in other sections of this page.
  4. Avoid scams and offers of easy money. Never give your personal information or pay in response to an offer of help. See what the Federal Trade Commission has to say about this.

Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)

Colorado Works (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families) provides qualifying families with cash assistance to strengthen their family’s economic and social stability.

Personal Finance Program

The Boulder County Personal Finance Program (PFP) is here to help you navigate financial uncertainty, including services such as:

  • Individualized financial capacity – priority payments and options during difficult times, gaining control of your money, ways to save, debt management, etc.
  • Mortgage questions and foreclosure intervention – reducing losses, understanding your options
  • Student loans and repayment programs – plans to fit your income, getting out of default, loan consolidation, loan forgiveness/deferment, credit impacts
  • The home buying process – home affordability and debt-to-income ratios, loan options, your credit score, purchase and down-payment assistance, etc.
  • Safe banking (see www.BankOnBoulderCounty.com) – connecting people with a bank account so they can receive their paychecks, unemployment benefits, and government stimulus money faster and safer, and finding banks that have accounts with very low monthly fees ($0 to $5)
  • Reverse mortgages – education and certificates

The PFP team offers both phone and virtual appointments to review your individual circumstance, talk about options and help you create a plan. All appointments are free and confidential, and Spanish-speaking coaches are available. Here’s how to reach us:

  • Request an appointment via the PFP web page (click on “Request an Appointment”)
  • call 720-564-2279 (option 1 for English and option 8 for Spanish) and leave a voicemail (call-backs within 48 hours), or
  • email PersonalFinance@BoulderCounty.org

Taxes

The federal and state income tax filing deadlines have been extended to July 15, 2020.

Student Loans

If you have federal student loans, required payments will automatically be suspended through September 30, 2020, and notifications about this should be going out soon. Interest on loans will also be paused during this time, and collections and garnishment of wages is suspended through September 30. If you are currently in the Public Student Loan Forgiveness program, these six months will count toward the 120 payments required before loan forgiveness.

Community Non-Profits

Emergency Family Assistance Association (EFAA): Financial assistance available for utilities, rent or mortgage assistance for Boulder and southern mountain residents

OUR Center: Housing and rental assistance available for residents of the St. Vrain Valley School District, including the northern mountains.

Sister Carmen Community Center: Housing and rental assistance available for residents of Lafayette, Louisville, Superior, and Erie.

Unemployment and Loans

The Colorado Department of Labor and Employment has information for workers and employers who are impacted by the Coronavirus.

The U.S. Small Business Administration provides federal disaster loans for businesses, private nonprofits, homeowners, and renters.

Internet & Utilities

  • Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LEAP): Assists low-income families and individuals with their heating costs (ends May 31st).
  • Xcel Energy: Announced no shut-offs during the emergency. If you are having difficulty paying your bills, call 1-800-895-4999 to discuss with a representative the potential for a payment plan.
  • Comcast Internet Essentials: Offering 2 months free service (monthly fee of $9.95 monthly fee after first two months).
  • Xfinity: Find a hotspot and connect for free (requires Xfinity app on phone).

Veteran Services

Boulder County Veteran Services develops and submits claims for benefits to the Department of Veterans Affairs for disability compensation, pension, death pension, medical benefits, burial benefits, insurance, education, home loans, records requests, and various benefits through other government agencies. BCVS is conducting all services and appointments remotely at this time. Contact the Veterans Services Offices at 303-441-3890 (Boulder) or 720-864-6663 (Longmont).

Child care availability is changing rapidly, in relation to various emergency orders issued last week. If you’re unsure about your usual provider’s status, contact them directly.

Colorado Emergency Child Care Collaborative: If you are working for a Critical Business and/or fall under the Critical Profession category, you may be eligible for emergency child care services with parent fee relief. Please complete the Colorado Emergency Child Care Collaborative survey to register your need for support.

Here are the parent, program, and early childhood teacher surveys:

  • If you know of a family who meets the criteria (listed above), you can share this link for a child care application.
  • If you are a provider who is willing to open your facility to accommodate these critical workers you can input your information here.
  • If you are/know of an educator willing to help serve this population, here is the link to apply.

Please visit covidchildcarecolorado.com for more complete information.

Boulder County Emergency Providers

After you complete Colorado Emergency Child Care Collaborative survey, contact the following local providers for child care support:

YMCA of Northern Colorado: Effective immediately, the YMCA is providing emergency childcare for children K-5th grade for essential city and county employees in Boulder and Longmont. Find more details and register directly with the YMCA on their website.

Boulder Valley School District (BVSD): Beginning April 1, BVSD will provide emergency child care for essential workers as defined by the state order. More information about rates and services can be found here. Please complete the BVSD Child Care Eligibility form and someone from BVSD will follow up. Note: BVSD does not participate in the Colorado Emergency Child Care Collaborative.

Colorado Child Care Assistance Program

The Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP) provides financial assistance to eligible low-income families who need child care benefits for children from birth to age 12. CCAP is currently accepting applications for new participants. Learn more and apply for assistance here.

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)*

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
SNAP helps individuals and families buy food that is healthy and nutritious. Apply for SNAP through Colorado PEAK or through the MyCOBenefits mobile app (available on Google Play or the App Store).

Paper applications are also available. Please scan or take a clear picture of each page and email to imaging@bouldercounty.org.

For SNAP application assistance, call Hunger Free Colorado at 720-382-2920, Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The State of Colorado also has comprehensive information on SNAP during COVID-19.

Women, Infants & Children (WIC)

WIC provides additional food assistance for eligible mothers who are pregnant, breastfeeding, or have a child up to five years of age.

SNAP and WIC Participants: Fresh Produce and Grocery Online Order and Pick-Up

Online Grocery Ordering and Fee-Free Pickup Available for SNAP Recipients at Walmart

SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) EBT cards can be used to purchase SNAP-eligible foods at Walmart Grocery Pickup. See this link for details. Customers can order online, then select EBT Card as the payment method when checking out (minimum $30 purchase for pickup). When picking up the food, the Walmart associate will have the customer swipe his or her EBT card to pay for SNAP-eligible groceries. All items not SNAP-eligible will need to be charged to another credit/debit card or with cash. Please note: never give your EBT card Personal Identification Number (PIN) to anyone, either in person or over the phone. Walmart does not currently accept WIC for grocery pickup.

Bagged Fruit and Vegetables Pickup Available for SNAP and WIC Recipients at the Farmers Market

SNAP recipients are eligible to pick up $20 bags of fruit and vegetables using just $10 in SNAP benefits each Saturday between 11:30 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. at the Boulder County Fairgrounds – participants must sign up in advance using the Boulder County Farmers Markets’ online form, and must do so by 5 p.m. the Wednesday before the Saturday pickup date. A Boulder County Farmers Market representative will swipe the SNAP EBT card when the food bag is picked up.

WIC families can receive one box per market day by using a valid eWIC card when the food bag is picked up. Again, online ordering by 5 p.m. the Wednesday before pickup is required.

For more information, email foodaccess@bcfm.org or text 720-551-6052.

Food Pantries

Emergency Family Assistance Association (EFAA) in Boulder: Food Bank will be closed for shopping; Starting grab-and-go food bags are available for pick up on the north side of the main office at 1575 Yarmouth between 12:30 and 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday, and between 2:00 and 6:00 p.m. on Thursday for Boulder and southern mountain residents.

OUR Center in Longmont: Food pantry and grab-and-go hot lunches for residents of the St. Vrain Valley School District, including the northern mountains.

Sister Carmen Community Center in Lafayette: Food bank distributing grab-and-go food bags for residents of Lafayette, Louisville, Superior, and Erie. Hours are Monday through Friday 1:00 – 5:00 p.m. Remain in your car and staff and volunteers will load food into your trunk or backseat. If these hours don’t work for you, please call 303-665-4342 to make other arrangements.

Community Food Share in Louisville: Serving residents of Boulder County and Broomfield County. Offering drive-through food distribution at their onsite pantry (schedule here). Families should remain in the car and staff or volunteers will load food into the car. Prepackaged boxes of food are also available through the Mobile Pantry program, visit this page for locations and an up-to-date schedule. New program participants do not need to worry about typical enrollment documentation/eligibility requirements (USDA programs excluded).

Nederland Food Pantry: Food Bank is closed for shopping. Boxes of food are available for pick-up every Saturday, and the first and last Thursdays of the month, from 10:00 am to noon, in the Nederland Community Center’s upper parking Lot.

Peak to Peak Alliance: Food assistance through pantries in Nederland, Ward, Lyons, and Allenspark, financial assistance for rent/mortgage, and other services and referrals with help from the Mountain Resource Liaisons.

Meal and Grocery Delivery

Boulder Meals on Wheels: Free prepared food delivered to your home.

Coal Creek Meals on Wheels (Lafayette, Louisville, Erie, Superior): Free prepared food delivered to your home.

Cultivate’s Carry-Out Caravan: accepting new clients for grocery delivery service for members of the community who are 60 years and older and have difficulty accessing groceries on their own.

Via Mobility Services: Delivering groceries for passengers, waiving fares through end of April, increasing frequency of cleaning and sanitizing vehicles, trying to keep trips to one passenger at a time.

RTD Access-a-Ride: Delivering groceries to Access-a-Ride certified passengers, increasing frequency of cleaning buses.

Community Food Share: Prepackaged boxes of food are delivered to several outdoor locations through the Mobile Pantries program for individuals and families in need of food assistance. Visit the link for locations, eligibility, and an up-to-date schedule. New program participants do not need to worry about typical enrollment documentation/eligibility requirements (USDA programs excluded).

TNC – Uber: Providing disinfectants to drivers, delivering food “leave-at-door” via Uber Eats.

School Meal Distribution

Boulder Valley School District: BVSD is distributing several meals’ worth of food items and fresh produce to families on Tuesdays and Thursdays, starting March 31 until further notice. Pickup between 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. at the following locations:

  • Sanchez Elementary School
  • Creekside Elementary School
  • Crest View Elementary School
  • Columbine Elementary School
  • Emerald Elementary School
  • Louisville Middle School
  • Nederland Middle-Senior High School
  • Pioneer Elementary
  • University Hill Elementary School

St. Vrain Valley School District: SVSD is operating 11 drive-through pick-up sites where students, families, and staff can receive lunch and breakfast food items between 11:00 a.m. -12:30 p.m. Meals will resume starting March 30. SVVSD meal distribution locations:

  • Timberline PK-8
  • Northridge Elementary School
  • Altona Middle School
  • Sunset Middle School
  • Soaring Heights PK-8
  • Frederick High School
  • Mead Middle School
  • Lyons High School
  • Hygiene Elementary School (12:00 – 12:30 only)
  • Niwot High School (11:00 – 11:30 only)
  • Learning Services Center (11:00 – 11:30 only)

*In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, religious creed, disability, age, political beliefs, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: How to File a Complaint, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

  1. mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
    1400 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;
  2. fax: (202) 690-7442; or
  3. email: program.intake@usda.gov.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

Please note: Do not call 911 if you are seeking general medical advice or wish to be tested for COVID-19. If you have COVID-19 symptoms (fever, cough, shortness of breath), unless you are having trouble breathing call your health care provider before going to the doctor’s office or hospital. Consider a telehealth visit or nurseline advice before seeking in-person care. Ask your primary care provider if they offer telehealth visits, or call one of Colorado’s nurselines. You can find a list of nurselines on the state health department’s website.

Visit the Clinica (303-650-4460) or Salud Family Health Centers (303-697-2583) web pages for information on health services for low-income and uninsured residents during this time.

You can also visit covid19.colorado.gov or call 303-389-1687 if you have general questions about COVID-19. Also see the Boulder County Public Health COVID-19 information and guidance page at www.boco.org/COVID-19.

Health First Colorado (Medicaid)

COVID-19 Special Health Insurance Enrollment Period: Until April 30, 2020, Connect for Health Colorado is offering a Special Enrollment Period (SEP) for those who are under-insured or uninsured. Financial assistance for insurance premiums is available for those who qualify. Learn more and apply through ConnectforHealthCO.com or contact the customer center at 855-752-6749. Boulder County’s Health Coverage Guides are also offering consultations around health coverage needs (email healthcoverage@bouldercounty.org for an appointment).

Apply for Health First Colorado (Medicaid) through Colorado PEAK or through the MyCOBenefits mobile app (available on Google Play or the App Store).

Paper applications are also available. Please scan or take a clear picture of each page and email to imaging@bouldercounty.org.

If you already have Health First Colorado (Medicaid), you can find a Medicaid provider at www.healthfirstcolorado.com/find-doctors.

If you need assistance related to Medicaid, contact the Colorado Community Health Alliance, HealthTeam@CCHAcares.com, 303-256-1717 or toll free at 1-855-627-4685.

To find a free or income-based doctor, visit www.freeclinics.com.

Mental Health Supports

Mental Health Partners
Mental health and addiction recovery services are available for Mental Health Partners (MHP) clients and community members. Clinicians are operating remotely at this time. Individual clinicians will contact patients for appointments and changes. See the MHP flyer in English and Spanish for details.

National Helpline
Treatment referrals and information is available 24/7 at 1-800-662-HELP.

Veteran Services

Boulder County Veteran Services develops and submits claims for benefits to the Department of Veterans Affairs for disability compensation, pension, death pension, medical benefits, burial benefits, insurance, education, home loans, records requests, and various benefits through other government agencies. BCVS is conducting all services and appointments remotely at this time. Contact the Veterans Services Offices at 303-441-3890 (Boulder) or 720-864-6663 (Longmont).

Mental Health Supports

See this helpful ongoing blog from Lori Kleinman, PhD, COVID-19: Managing the Mental Mayhem.

Mental Health Partners
Mental health and addiction recovery services are available for Mental Health Partners (MHP) clients and community members. Clinicians are operating remotely at this time. Individual clinicians will contact patients for appointments and changes. See the MHP flyer in English and Spanish for details.

Community Health Workers

Community Health Workers is a virtual team of Mental Health Partner’s providers who are available on Facebook to connect to the community. Community Health Workers are available to share resources, connect people to resources, and share helpful tips. The team’s expertise includes housing, veteran affairs, and Latinx communities. Connect to Community Health workers on Facebook or through the Mental Health Partners website.

Get tips on how to maintain your mental wellness during COVID-19.

Talk to your children about COVID-19, learn at home, make a schedule that works for your family, and more. See 10 Tips for Parents and Children (in English and Spanish) During the COVID-19 Stay at Home Order.

National Helpline
Treatment referrals and information is available 24/7 at 1-800-662-HELP.

Suicide Prevention

Infectious disease outbreaks such as COVID-19, as well as other public health events, can cause emotional distress and anxiety. Feeling anxious, confused, overwhelmed or powerless is common during an infectious disease outbreak, especially in the face of a virus with which the general public may be unfamiliar. These feelings of distress and anxiety can occur even if you are not at high risk of getting sick.. The Suicide Prevention Hotline has people available to provide free and confidential support 24 hours a day at 1-800-273-8355. See their website for additional supports.

Child and Adult Abuse & Neglect

For some in our community, staying home is also not safe.

This is a stressful time for all of us. The uncertainty created by the COVID-19 public health emergency combined with social isolation, reduced access to employment and food, and in some cases lack of child care, is difficult for many families and individuals to endure. Please reach out to your family, friends, and neighbors by phone or video during this time, and help ensure they feel supported. Consider leaving food on neighbors’ doorsteps or connecting them with supports and services they may not know exist.

We also recognize that for some families and individuals, the difficulties are too much to handle. The Boulder County Abuse and Neglect Hotline is available 24 hours a day, every day, at 303-441-1309. We respond to concerns around potential abuse and neglect by working with families and individuals to understand their challenges and -in many cases- connecting them with supports they may need. The safety of children and at-risk adults is a top priority for us. Anyone witnessing a child or at-risk adult in a life-threatening situation should call 911 immediately.

Domestic Violence

Social and physical isolation can increase the risk of violence in a household where it already exists or there is potential for it. If a friend or neighbor is in trouble, what can you do? See this important information in English and Spanish.

See the Staying at Home During COVID-19 Resources for Survivors of Abuse flyers in English and Spanish.

You should call 911 if you are in immediate danger.

Safehouse Progressive Alliance for Nonviolence in Boulder has a shelter and conducts outreach for survivors of domestic violence. Reach them at 303-444-2424.

Safe Shelter of St. Vrain Valley in Longmont has a shelter and conducts outreach for survivors of domestic violence. Reach them at 303-772-4422.

Boulder County Area on Aging

Area Agency on Aging is offering services remotely. Meal services are no longer site-based. For more information, call 303-441-4995.

Information, Referral, or Resources
These connections include all of Boulder County, including mountain and rural communities.

Healthy Aging Programs

Medicare Counseling
Medicare Basics information will soon be available online.

Caregiver Programs

Veterans Services Officers

Long-Term Care Ombudsman

General Office Inquiries

Nutrition Resources
General inquiries regarding nutrition programs and meal deliveries.

All older adults seeking help getting nutritious food can call Aging and Disability Resources for Colorado at 1-844-265-2372.

Meal and Grocery Delivery

Boulder Meals on Wheels: Free prepared food delivered to your home.

Coal Creek Meals on Wheels (Lafayette, Louisville, Erie, Superior): Free prepared food delivered to your home.

Cultivate’s Carry-Out Caravan: accepting new clients for grocery delivery service for members of the community who are 60 years and older and have difficulty accessing groceries on their own.

Via Mobility Services: Delivering groceries for passengers, waiving fares through end of April, increasing frequency of cleaning and sanitizing vehicles, trying to keep trips to one passenger at a time.

RTD Access-a-Ride: Delivering groceries to Access-a-Ride certified passengers, increasing frequency of cleaning buses.

Community Food Share: Prepackaged boxes of food are delivered to several outdoor locations through the Mobile Pantries program for individuals and families in need of food assistance. Visit the link for locations, eligibility, and an up-to-date schedule. New program participants do not need to worry about typical enrollment documentation/eligibility requirements (USDA programs excluded).

TNC – Uber: Providing disinfectants to drivers, delivering food “leave-at-door” via Uber Eats.

Grocery Shopping Hours for Older Adults

Boulder County stores have set aside shopping during morning hours for older or vulnerable adults. Be sure to call or double check the hours at your specific store before visiting.

Safeway
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 7-9 a.m.

Target
Wednesdays, first hour of store operation

King Soopers
Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays from 7-8 a.m.

Whole Foods
One hour before opening every day

Walmart
Opening one hour early every Tuesday

Veteran Services

Boulder County Veteran Services develops and submits claims for benefits to the Department of Veterans Affairs for disability compensation, pension, death pension, medical benefits, burial benefits, insurance, education, home loans, records requests, and various benefits through other government agencies. BCVS is conducting all services and appointments remotely at this time. Contact the Veterans Services Offices at 303-441-3890 (Boulder) or 720-864-6663 (Longmont).

Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

The Association for Community Living (ACL) provides individual and systems advocacy to people with Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities in Boulder County. We are currently doing our work remotely and through virtual meetings. Our parenting groups are meeting virtually and are currently closed to new participants. More information about ACL activities is available on our website at www.aclboulder.org

We can be reached by phone at 303-527-0888. Information specific to individual advocacy can be found at https://www.aclboulder.org/individual-advocacy.

Veteran Services

Boulder County Veteran Services develops and submits claims for benefits to the Department of Veterans Affairs for disability compensation, pension, death pension, medical benefits, burial benefits, insurance, education, home loans, records requests, and various benefits through other government agencies. BCVS is conducting all services and appointments remotely at this time. Contact the Veterans Services Offices at 303-441-3890 (Boulder) or 720-864-6663 (Longmont).

Resources for Businesses

Congress has passed and the president has signed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. This legislation extends some economic relief to businesses through tax credits and loans, much of this through the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), which provides federal disaster loans for businesses, private nonprofits, homeowners, and renters.

See the Small Business Owner’s Guide to the CARES Act.

The Boulder County Treasurers Office has been authorized to suspend or waive delinquent interest that may accrue as a result of delinquent tax payments for 30 days. See details here.

The Colorado Office of Economic Development & International Trade has a comprehensive list of COVID-19-related resources for businesses.

The Colorado Department of Labor and Employment has information for workers and employers who are impacted by the Coronavirus.

The Boulder Small Business Development Center is providing resources and information for small businesses during the COVID-19 outbreak.\

Workforce Boulder County

Workforce Boulder County (WfBC) provides career services for job seekers and businesses, including veterans services and a young adult program. Due to COVID-19, their offices are closed until further notice and workshops scheduled for April have been canceled. WfBC staff are still available remotely. Please reach out in the following ways:

Volunteer

Help those affected by volunteering or donating with HelpColoradoNow.com.

Clinical volunteers are needed for the Boulder County Medical Reserve Corps.

Donate

The Community Foundation has established the COVID-19 Response Fund Boulder County to ensure essential services for community members who find themselves at the intersection of being most vulnerable to the virus and most impacted by inequity.

Local Organizations in Need

  • Safe Shelter of St. Vrain Valley. We continue to serve up to 160 clients each night, amidst the COVID-19 health crisis, who would otherwise have no place to stay. We have shifted to providing sack breakfast and dinner meals in effort to ensure safe delivery without the use of our regular volunteers and to permit as much “social distancing” as possible within the construct of our facility. Funding from the Neighbor to Neighbor COVID-19 Relief Fund would be used to support the costs associated with these meals as well as other necessary expenses to providing safe shelter to our clients.
    Goal – $5,000
    To Donate directly to Safe Shelter with a credit card click here.
  • Homeless Outreach Providing Encouragement (HOPE). Help meet the rising costs of protection and basic needs supplies along with extra staff time to fill the gaps. We will do everything we can to make sure our neighbors without homes have everything they need during this time. Remember, there is no donation that is too small. We are all just one person, which can seem small, but when we pull together our smallness becomes BIG!
    Goal – $5,000
    To Donate directly to HOPE with a credit card click here.
  • Cultivate has not suspended operations and the demand for Carry-Out Caravan services has grown exponentially in the last week. Our Longmont shopping day had 25% more orders than our general average and we continue to enroll new clients. Additionally, Cultivate will be contacting as many clients as possible to check in on them. We are working on a Toilet Paper and bar soap donation drive in response to a new need that has cropped up among seniors. We will look to provide and deliver these items, at no cost, to non-grocery clients that are unable to access them otherwise.
    Goal – $2,000
    To Donate directly to Cultivate with a credit card click here.
  • TLC Learning Center is committed to provide services to the families who desperately need childcare so they can return to work. We are actively working with other centers who may be closed but have partial staff that want to come over and join us, as well as the families that they serve. We particularly want to focus on first responders, medical profession, nursing home employees, and necessary city employees to be able to keep our basic infrastructure intact during this time.
    Goal – $10,000
    To Donate directly to TLC with a credit card click here.
  • Outreach United Resource Center (OUR Center) is in response mode due to COVID-19. Emergency relief funds will provide groceries, meals, and other assistance to help families through this crisis and unforeseen economic challenges. We are committed to serving the St. Vrain Valley community with essential needs; however, the way we provide those services will temporarily look different. Funds will provide additional homelessness prevention, purchase of groceries to meet increasing needs, staff salaries who are experiencing a rapid change in their job duties. Aspen Center, our preschool is closed for two weeks and this has a ripple effect on families and our teachers.
    Goal – $20,000
    To Donate directly to the OUR Center with a credit card click here.
  • Boulder Shelter for the Homeless. We continue to serve up to 160 clients each night, amidst the COVID-19 health crisis, who would otherwise have no place to stay. We have shifted to providing sack breakfast and dinner meals in effort to ensure safe delivery without the use of our regular volunteers and to permit as much “social distancing” as possible within the construct of our facility. Funds would be used to support the costs associated with these meals as well as other necessary expenses to providing safe shelter to our clients.
    Goal – $5,000
    To Donate directly to Boulder Shelter for the Homeless with a credit card click here.

Transportation Services

Via Mobility Services: Waiving fares through end of April, increasing frequency of cleaning and sanitizing vehicles, trying to keep trips to one passenger at a time, delivering groceries.

RTD Fixed-Route Buses: Waiving fares starting April 5, increasing frequency of cleaning buses, switch to rear door boarding and alighting, reducing services to Saturday service frequencies starting April 19 See the services changes for details.

RTD Access-a-Ride: Increasing frequency of cleaning buses, delivering groceries to Access-a-Ride certified passengers, new applicants for service will be provided with presumptive eligibility until the time that they are able to come in for an assessment. See Access-a-Ride services.

DRMAC: Stay Up To Date On Transportation Services for the Denver Metro Region.

zTrip: Increasing frequency of cleaning and sanitizing vehicles.

Ridehailing Lyft: Temporarily stopping shared rides, continuing to provide ridehailing services, providing hand sanitizer and cleaning supplies to drivers .

Ridehailing Uber: Providing disinfectants to drivers, continuing to provide ridehailing services, delivering food “leave-at-door” via Uber Eats.

BCycle Bikeshare: Reducing cost of Pay-per-Trip Pass (Casual Cruiser) to $1/trip (for the first 30 minutes).

PACE Bikeshare: Service is temporarily suspended

eGo CarShare: Increasing frequency of cleaning and sanitizing vehicles, reducing flat/weekly rates, offering pre-paid credit packages.

Offices Closed to the Public

All Boulder County facilities are closed through April 30.
While offices are closed to the public, services are still being provided online.

Immigrant Resources

In addition to the many supports on this page, Boulder County has a list of resources for immigrants in English and en Español, including community organizations, legal services, policy information, and more.