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.

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General Information from Health Authorities

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
https://www.cdc.gov/ 
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is the leading national public health institute of the United States.

Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment
https://covid19.colorado.gov/
COVID-19 info and updates at the state level. Also has info in multiple languages.

Tri-County Health Department
https://www.tchd.org/818/Coronavirus-COVID-19 
COVID-19 info and updates covering Adams, Arapahoe, and Douglas Counties.

Telephone Town Halls
https://www.arapahoegov.com/townhall
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
https://www.who.int/
WHO is an organization that detects and responds to acute health emergencies internationally.

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General Questions and Assistance

211 Colorado
https://www.211colorado.org/ 
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 cshropshire@arapahoegov.com to determine eligibility. 

Colorado PEAK
https://colorado.gov/peak 
PEAK is a statewide service for Coloradans to apply for medical, food, cash, and early childhood assistance programs.

211 Housing and Shelter Resources
https://www.211colorado.org/housing-and-shelter/
Search for resources in your area that can help with emergency housing and rent or mortgage assistance.

Food Banks
View a list of food banks operating in Arapahoe County.

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Abuse Resources

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
https://co4kids.org/
Call the 24/7 hotline at 844-CO-4-KIDS for help or to report a concern.

National Domestic Violence Hotline
https://www.thehotline.org/
Call the hotline at 1-800-799-7233 for free, 24-hour help.

Violence Free Colorado
https://www.violencefreecolorado.org/
Locate resources by county in Colorado. The website also has resources like a guide to helping someone you know who is being abused.

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Business and Rural Resources

Colorado Small Business Development Center Network 
https://www.coloradosbdc.org/
Colorado SBD offers loan assistance and resources for small business owners.

Colorado Work-Share Program
https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/cdle/layoffassistance 
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
https://denverchamber.org/
Info and resources for businesses and nonprofits during COVID-19. 

Denver South Economic Development Partnership
https://denversouthedp.org 
Info and resources for South Suburban Denver businesses.

U.S. Department of Agriculture
https://rd.usda.gov/coronavirus
The USDA has implemented measures to help rural residents, businesses and communities affected by COVID-19.

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Childcare and Child Support

Emergency Child Care Collaborative
http://coloradoofficeofearlychildhood.force.com 
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.).

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Employment Assistance

Arapahoe/Douglas Works! Workforce Center
http://www.adworks.org/index.php/resources/covid-19-resources
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
http://coloradovirtualjobfair.com/content/virtualJobFairSites/arapahoe/FindJobsNow/en/home.html
Job opportunities listed through the A/D Works! Workforce Center

Colorado Department of Labor and Unemployment
https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/cdle/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
https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/cdle/colorado-health-emergency-leave-pay 
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
https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/cdle/complaint-forms 
Assists employees performing work in Colorado with the recovery of earned compensation not paid in accordance with Colorado Wage and Hour Law.

Connecting Colorado
https://www.connectingcolorado.com/
A statewide job board.

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Health Services

211 Health Services
https://www.211colorado.org/health-services/ 
Search for resources in your area that can help with emergency healthcare and medical bill assistance.

AllHealth Network
https://www.allhealthnetwork.org/ 
Offers telehealth mental health and substance abuse services.

Aurora Mental Health Center
https://www.aumhc.org/
Aurora Mental Heath Center can help you through telehealth and crisis services.

Connect for Health Colorado
https://connectforhealthco.com
Insurance marketplace for those who don’t currently have healthcare insurance.

Colorado Crisis Services
https://coloradocrisisservices.org/
Reach out for free, confidential, professional, 24/7 support.

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Senior and Disability Assistance

Arapahoe County Senior Resources
https://www.arapahoegov.com/347/Senior-Resources
Call 303-738-8080
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
https://www.211colorado.org/aging-and-disability/
Search for resources in your area that can help with senior and disability assistance.. 

Senior-Only Shopping
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

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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:

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