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

COVID-19 Case Data for Arapahoe County
https://www.tchd.org/823/Case-Updates  
Case data for Arapahoe County is provided by the Tri-County Health Dept.

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.

COVID-19 Telephone Town Halls
https://www.youtube.com/arapahoecountygov
Listen to past COVID-19 telephone town hall Q & A events hosted by a panel of health experts.

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General Questions and Assistance

211 Colorado
https://www.211colorado.org/ 
Have questions about COVID-19? 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.

Colorado PEAK
https://colorado.gov/peak
PEAK is a statewide service for Coloradans to apply for medical, food, cash, and early childhood assistance programs. PEAK Chatbot adds features to get you quick answers: Need help signing into PEAK, making a payment or more? No matter your schedule, PEAK Chatbot is ready 24/7 to get you answers, fast.

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

OnwardCO
https://onwardco.org/
One-stop resource for the people of Colorado impacted by job loss during the COVID-19 Pandemic. This site connects people with services (food, money, shelter, childcare, funds and jobs) during the crisis. 

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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Abuse Resources

Arapahoe County Child and Adult Protection Services
Our crisis hotline remains open. 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.

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Business Resources

Many non-critical business can reopen under state guidelines:

Arapahoe County (Unincorporated areas) Temporary Outdoor Seating Variance
Temporary Outdoor Seating Application
The county has passed a resolution allowing businesses in unincorporated areas to establish outdoor service areas. View the application for details and instructions. Call Zoning at 720-874-6711 if you have any questions.

Arapahoe/Douglas Works! Business Recovery Taskforce
http://www.adworks.org/index.php/businesses/business-covid-19-resources/
A/D Works! offers no-cost support and resources for businesses in Arapahoe and Douglas Counties and can help with everything from promoting job openings to navigating compliance guidelines during COVID-19.

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

Energize Colorado Gap Fund
https://energizecolorado.com/gap-fund/ 
The Energize Colorado Gap Fund will provide more than $25M in small business loans and grants to boost small business enterprises that are the economic engines throughout the state.

Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce
https://denverchamber.org/
Info and resources for businesses and nonprofits during COVID-19. 

Denver South Economic Development Partnership
https://denver-south.com/
Info and resources for South Suburban Denver businesses.

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Childcare and Child Support

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.).

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.

OnwardCO
https://onwardco.org/
One-stop resource for the people of Colorado impacted by job loss during the COVID-19 Pandemic. This site connects people with services (food, money, shelter, childcare, funds and jobs) during the crisis. 

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COVID-19 Testing Locations

Locations in Adams, Arapahoe, and Douglas Counties
www.tchd.org/827/Free-COVID-19-Testing-Sites
Free testing sites compiled by the Tri-County Health Department. For symptomatic individuals or those who believe they have been exposed. 

STRIDE Health Center Community Testing Events
https://stridechc.org/covid-19/
STRIDE Health Center is offering swab and antibody testing at its Del Mar location in Aurora. (Look for the "COVID-19 Swab Testing at STRIDE" tab on their website.) It is also holding Community drive-up testing events around Arapahoe County. (Look for the "Community Testing" tab on their website.) 

Statewide Testing Locations 
https://search.211colorado.org/search?terms=COVID-19_Testing
Search a map and listings of the current testing sites nearest you.

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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! also lists job opportunities through its Virtual Job Fair site.

Colorado Department of Labor and Unemployment
https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/cdle/unemployment
File an unemployment claim with the state.

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

OnwardCO
https://onwardco.org/
One-stop resource for the people of Colorado impacted by job loss during the COVID-19 Pandemic. This site connects people with services (food, money, shelter, childcare, funds and jobs) during the crisis. 

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Health Services &  Health Insurance

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/
As a nonprofit mental health and substance use counseling organization that serves the south-Denver metro area, AllHealth Network offers services from professional and compassionate clinicians who create personalized treatment plans to help clients thrive. 

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

Connect for Health Colorado Health Insurance
https://connectforhealthco.com
Insurance marketplace for those who don’t currently have healthcare insurance or have lost their insurance due to pandemic related circumstances.

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

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Housing Assistance

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.

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 Department of Local Affairs (Housing)
https://cdola.colorado.gov/housing-covid19
Offers guidance on programs that can help with eviction and foreclosure prevention and homelessness services.

Statewide Guides for Tenant’s during COVID-19
A Colorado Tenant’s Guide to COVID-19
Una Guía del Inquilino de Colorado para COVID-19
Colorado Judicial District Eviction Protocols by District

OnwardCO
https://onwardco.org/
One-stop resource for the people of Colorado impacted by job loss during the COVID-19 Pandemic. This site connects people with services (food, money, shelter, childcare, funds and jobs) during the crisis. 

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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.

Change the Trend
https://changethetrend.org/
Grocery delivery and resource assistance for elderly or susceptible residents of Englewood, Littleton, and Sheridan.

Resources for Individuals With Disabilities
The Disability and Employment Community has compiled a list of federal resources to support individuals with disabilities. This targeted listing will be updated as new information is shared and updated from different federal agencies.

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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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