Resources and Assistance
Arapahoe County has compiled the below list of verified resources to help residents during the COVID-19 pandemic. This list is being updated regularly.
- General Information from Health Authorities
- General Questions and Assistance (Food, Financial, Shelter, etc.)
- Abuse Resources
- Business and Rural Resources
- Childcare and Child Support
- Employment Assistance
- Health Services
- Senior and Disability Assistance
- Volunteering and Giving Back
General Information from Health Authorities
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is the leading national public health institute of the United States.
Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment
COVID-19 info and updates at the state level. Also has info in multiple languages.
Tri-County Health Department
COVID-19 info and updates covering Adams, Arapahoe, and Douglas Counties.
Telephone Town Halls
Listen to past COVID-19 telephone town hall Q&A events held in collaboration with Tri-County Health Department and Adams, Arapahoe and Douglas Counties.
World Health Organization
WHO is an organization that detects and responds to acute health emergencies internationally.
General Questions and Assistance
Do you have questions about the COVID-19 pandemic? Do not call 911. Call 211 or visit the website. This service will help answer your questions and assist with helping you find essential services (childcare, food, financial, etc.).
Arapahoe County Community Support Services
View a list of contact numbers for the Community Support Services being supported by Human Services during COVID-19. Includes childcare assistance, general cash assistance, adult financial programs and more.
Arapahoe County Housing Services
Staff is responding to inquiries regarding low-income housing needs. For Emergency Rent Assistance call 303-738-8061 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to determine eligibility.
PEAK is a statewide service for Coloradans to apply for medical, food, cash, and early childhood assistance programs.
211 Housing and Shelter Resources
Search for resources in your area that can help with emergency housing and rent or mortgage assistance.
View a list of food banks operating in Arapahoe County.
Arapahoe County Child and Adult Protection Services
Our crisis hotline remains open, and reports of potential abuse and neglect to children and at-risk adults will continue to be received with no disruption. Please report potential child abuse or neglect by calling 303-636-1750 or 1-844-CO-4-KIDS (1-844-264-5437).
Colorado Child Abuse and Neglect Hotline
Call the 24/7 hotline at 844-CO-4-KIDS for help or to report a concern.
National Domestic Violence Hotline
Call the hotline at 1-800-799-7233 for free, 24-hour help.
Violence Free Colorado
Locate resources by county in Colorado. The website also has resources like a guide to helping someone you know who is being abused.
Business and Rural Resources
Colorado Small Business Development Center Network
Colorado SBD offers loan assistance and resources for small business owners.
Colorado Work-Share Program
The Work-Share Program provides an alternative to laying off employees by allowing them to keep working, but with fewer hours. While an employee is working fewer hours, he or she may be eligible to collect part of his or her regular unemployment benefits.
Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce
Info and resources for businesses and nonprofits during COVID-19.
Denver South Economic Development Partnership
Info and resources for South Suburban Denver businesses.
U.S. Department of Agriculture
The USDA has implemented measures to help rural residents, businesses and communities affected by COVID-19.
Childcare and Child Support
Emergency Child Care Collaborative
All essential workers have the opportunity to get free child care through the Colorado Department of Human Services.
Arapahoe County Child Support Services
View a list of contact numbers for the Child Support Services being supported by Human Services during COVID-19. Includes child care assistance and help with all aspects of Child Support (payments, custody, visitation, hearings, etc.).
Arapahoe/Douglas Works! Workforce Center
The Workforce Center staff works by phone and online, one-on-one, with job seekers and businesses as well as offers online classes to assist in developing skills for job searching.
A/D Works! Virtual Job Fair
Job opportunities listed through the A/D Works! Workforce Center
Colorado Department of Labor and Unemployment
File an unemployment claim. Because of the high volume of claims, we are asking that you help us help you and our greater community.
- If you need to file an unemployment claim and your last name begins with the letter A - M, file a claim on Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday, or after 12 noon on Saturday.
- If you need to file an unemployment claim and your last name begins with the letter N - Z, file a claim on Monday, Wednesday, Friday or before 12 noon on Saturday.
Colorado Health Emergency Paid Sick Leave
Temporarily requires employers in certain industries to provide a small amount of paid sick leave to employees with flu-like symptoms who are being tested for coronavirus COVID-19.
Colorado Wage Complaints
Assists employees performing work in Colorado with the recovery of earned compensation not paid in accordance with Colorado Wage and Hour Law.
A statewide job board.
211 Health Services
Search for resources in your area that can help with emergency healthcare and medical bill assistance.
Offers telehealth mental health and substance abuse services.
Aurora Mental Health Center
Aurora Mental Heath Center can help you through telehealth and crisis services.
Connect for Health Colorado
Insurance marketplace for those who don’t currently have healthcare insurance.
Colorado Crisis Services
Reach out for free, confidential, professional, 24/7 support.
Senior and Disability Assistance
Arapahoe County Senior Resources
Grocery shopping and prescription pick-up assistance is available for seniors 60+ and those with disability. To learn about eligibility and sign up, call and leave a message. A staff person will return your call as soon as possible. Other senior services, such as transportation, adult protection, and veterans assistance are also available.
211 Aging and Disability
Search for resources in your area that can help with senior and disability assistance..
To help protect our most vulnerable residents, the following Colorado retailers have announced special hours for seniors to use their stores. Please call your local outlet to confirm the times.
- Safeway – Tuesday and Thursday, 7 a.m. – 9 a.m.
- Target – First hour every Wednesday
- King Soopers – Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 7 a.m. – 8 a.m.
- Dollar General – First hour every day
- Whole Foods – One hour before opening every day
- Walmart – Opens one hour early on Tuesdays
Volunteering and Giving Back
Arapahoe County Volunteer Connections offers great suggestions on how to help during the COVID-19, including volunteer opportunities, crisis community support, mutual aid networks, and "feel good" ideas to give back.
If you’re healthy and able, the metro area has numerous volunteer options:
- Help Colorado Now A Colorado-wide list-serve which provides information on how to help in support of the COVID–19 crisis. Includes volunteer opportunities, donation information and resources for hard-hit non-profit organizations.
- United Way
- Food Bank of the Rockies
- Volunteers of America
- Spark the Change Colorado
- Vitalant is seeking blood donors and can conduct its operations while maintaining safe social distancing practices.
- Joann Fabrics is running a home-made face-mask campaign called Make to Give.
- Make a list of acts of kindness you can do every day at home with your immediate family or virtually in connecting with friends and other family online. Here is a list with some great ideas.