Community Support

See below for information on HOUSING/BILL PAYMENT RESOURCES, FOOD RESOURCES, MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES, and OTHER ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS.

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CLEAR CREEK COMMUNITY CONNECTORS (C4) - NEIGHBORS HELPING NEIGHBORS

If you need help finding local community resources, have questions or just need someone to talk to, please contact Clear Creek Community Connectors:

  1. Call: 720-526-2074
  2. Email: cccommunityconnectors@gmail.com

RESOURCES FOR HOUSING/BILL ASSISTANCE

CLEAR CREEK COUNTY CARES: RESOURCES FOR RESIDENTS IMPACTED BY COVID-19 - STILL ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS

In partnership with the Grand Foundation, Clear Creek County is able to provide resources to help residents with financial challenges resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. Clear Creek County residents/households impacted by COVID-19 may be eligible to receive local financial support in the following categories:

  1. Rental or Mortgage assistance
  2. Childcare costs
  3. Transportation costs
  4. Mental health support
  5. Eviction-related costs
  6. Water/sewer/gas/internet bills

Funds for assistance with any of the above categories are still available. Funds are awarded on a first come, first serve basis, with exceptions for emergency situations, until funds are exhausted.

Apply digitally at-- https://forms.gle/LBSf478KUpuRv1to6

Additional information on this program and contact information for further questions can also be found at the link above.

See the table below for an overview of funds awarded between 10/30/20 - 12/29/20:

ASSISTANCE CATEGORIES
FUNDS AWARDED PER CATEGORY
% OF TOTAL FUNDS AWARDED
Rental Assistance
$47,034.98
62.03%
Mortgage Assistance
$17,551.88
23.15%
Childcare Reimbursement
-0.00%
Transportation$175.00
0.23%
Mental Health Support Reimbursement-0.00%
Eviction Fees-0.00%
Water/Sewer Bill$6,506.98
0.00%
Gas Bill$3,017.84
3.98%
Internet Bill$1,537.50
2.03%
TOTAL AMOUNT AWARDED$75,824.18
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TOTAL APPLICATIONS RECEIVED41-


CLEAR CREEK COUNTY HOUSING DEPARTMENT

The Clear Creek County Housing Department provides information and assistance for those impacted by COVID-19. Learn more about the programs and available resources, including a new Housing Assistance program for Clear Creek County residents, by visiting the Clear Creek County Housing Department Page here.

COLORADO DEPARTMENT OF LOCAL AFFAIRS - EMERGENCY RENTAL AND MORTGAGE ASSISTANCE

The Colorado Department of Local Affairs is able to provide housing assistance for homeowners, landlords, and tenants who have been unable to pay due to COVID-19. Learn more about eligibility and how to apply by visiting the CDOLA Emergency Rental and Mortgage Assistance Page here.

ENERGY OUTREACH COLORADO

If you are experiencing a critical home energy issue, call ENERGY OUTREACH COLORADO at 1-866-HEAT-HELP (1-866-432-8435).

FOOD RESOURCES

LOAVES & FISHES FOOD BANK

The County’s long-standing Food Bank continues to provide food for county residents in need. For more information on hours and donations visit https://www.loavesandfishesco.net or call 303-567-4450.

Located at 545 Hwy 103, Idaho Springs, CO 80452

SENIOR CENTER/VOLUNTEERS OF AMERICA MEAL DELIVERY

Meals delivered to Meals on Wheels, dining center clients, and Project Support residents. 

If you are over 60 and would like to sign up, please contact Troy Erickson at 303-670-7543. 

FOOD ASSISTANCE FOR KIDS

Through the 2020-21 school year, Clear Creek School District Kitchens can provide free breakfast and lunch for any Clear Creek youth. Children DO NOT need to be registered CC students. For more information and the online order form: 

  1. Visit https://cchs.ccsdre1.org. Go to the PARENTS tab at the top of the page and click on FOOD SERVICES in the drop-down box.
  2. Contact Shadow Murphy, CCSD Food Services Director at 303-679-4664 or shadow.murphy@ccsdre1.org

OTHER ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS

FOOD, CASH, MEDICAL NEEDS, CHILDCARE, WIC, VETERANS' ISSUES, & MORE

Contact Mary, Tammy, Sara, or Stephanie at the Clear Creek Resource Center located at 1531 Colorado Blvd, Idaho Springs, CO 80452

Call 303-670-7540 or dial 2-1-1 for more information.

KIDS' CLOSET

Provides new and gently worn clothes for youth. Call Lauren Courtney, School Social Worker, 303-519-8144 to schedule an appointment.

MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES

During this time of ongoing physical distancing, it is more important than ever to stay emotionally connected with others and deal with anxiety. We all feel stress in different ways and it’s ok to ask for help. Here are some resources:

COLORADO CRISIS SERVICES - https://coloradocrisisservices.org/

Free, immediate, 24/7/365, confidential and professional support if you’re feeling overwhelmed, helpless, or need someone to talk to. Call 1-844-493-TALK (8255), Text “TALK” to 38255 

JEFFERSON CENTER FOR MENTAL HEALTH - https://www.jcmh.org/

Serving Clear Creek, Gilpin and Jefferson Counties and accepting new patients via phone and telehealth appointments. Talk to someone if you are stressed, overwhelmed, or feeling an emotional impact.

Call 303-425-0300

RESILIENCE 1220 - https://www.Resilience1220.org/

Free counseling for those aged 12 to 20 in mountain communities west of Denver. Grief support, an art/wilderness group, and a Speaker Series for parents are offered. 

Email Resilience1220@gmail.com, Call 720-282-1164


COLORADO SPIRIT CRISIS COUNSELING PROGRAM (CCP)

Free service programs to assist with the emotional needs of survivors and those affected by the pandemic. Trained crisis counselors are available to listen and provide support and help people understand and manage stress, develop coping strategies, and connect anyone with other resources they might need. All services are free, anonymous, and can be conducted virtually or over the phone. 

Email co_spirit@jcmh.org, Call 720-731-4689

VETERANS/MILITARY CRISIS HOTLINE - https://www.veteranscrisisline.net/get-help/military-crisis-line

For a Servicemember or Veteran in crisis – or if you’re concerned about one. Toll-free hotline, online chat, or text messaging services.

Call 800-273-8255, Press 1, Text message to 838255

ESPECIALLY FOR FIRST RESPONDERS https://emergency.cdc.gov/coping/responders.asp

Support for any health care providers, hospital employees, public health workers, or medical support staff provided by University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus and CCP.  Tips for taking care of yourself in light of helping with response efforts. 

HEALTH CARE WORKERS WELL-BEING SUPPORT LINE: Call/text 303-724-2500


CLEAR CREEK COUNTY ADVOCATES - https://clearcreekcountyadvocates.com/

A non-profit victim service organization that provides comprehensive support to victims of crime and personal tragedy in Clear Creek County. 

Office 303-679-2426, Hotline 303-569-3126

CLEAR CREEK COUNTY RESOURCE CENTER - https://www.clearcreekcounty.us/253/Resource-Center

Connects county residents with needed human resources. Call 303-670-7540

KIND CONNECTION - https://www.sparkthechangecolorado.org/kindconnection

Having a kind voice to connect with and a thoughtful listening ear can make a world of difference when you’re feeling like everything has been just a bit too much. Sign up to receive a call from one of our Kind Connection Volunteers.


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