Community Support

See below for information on financial resources, food resources, mental health services, and other assistance programs.

Clear Creek Community Connectors (C4) - Neighbors Helping Neighbors

If you are having trouble finding local community resources or just need a neighbor to talk to, please contact Clear Creek Community Connectors. They are a group of locals volunteering to help connect residents with existing resources and giving a helping hand whenever possible.

Resources for Housing & Bill Payment Assistance

Clear Creek County Cares: Resources for Residents Impacted by COVID-19 - CLOSED

In partnership with the Grand Foundation, Clear Creek County was 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 were 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

As funds have been exhausted, the application process for this assistance is closed.

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

Rental Assistance$47,034.9862.03%
Mortgage Assistance$17,551.8823.15%
Childcare Reimbursement-0.00%
Mental Health Support Reimbursement-0.00%
Eviction Fees-0.00%
Water/Sewer Bill$6,506.980.00%
Gas Bill$3,017.843.98%
Internet Bill$1,537.502.03%

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 (DOLA) - Emergency Rental and Mortgage Assistance

The Colorado Department of Local Affairs may be 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 or call 303-567-4450.

Located at 545 Hwy 103, Idaho Springs, CO 80452

Senior Center & Volunteers of America Food Delivery

Meals delivered to Meals on Wheels clients, 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. 

Other Assistance Programs

Food, Cash, Medical Needs, Childcare, WIC, Veterans' Issues, & More

Contact Mary, Tammy, Sara, or Stephanie at the Clear Creek Health & Wellness Center, located at 1969 Miner Street, 2nd Floor, Idaho Springs, CO 80452.

  • Call 303-670-7540 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 Services

During this stressful time, 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

Free, immediate, 24/7/365, confidential and professional support if you’re feeling overwhelmed, helpless, or need someone to talk to. 

Jefferson Center for Mental Health

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.

Resilience 1220 

Free counseling for those aged 12 to 20 in mountain communities west of Denver. Select services for parents and caregivers, such as grief support, are also available.

Colorado Spirit Crisis Counseling Program (CCP)

Free 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 to help people understand and manage stress, develop coping strategies, and get connected with other resources. All services are free, anonymous, and can be conducted virtually or over the phone. 

  • Email
  • Call 720-731-4689

Veterans/Military Crisis Hotline

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

For First Responders

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.

Clear Creek County Advocates

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

Clear Creek County Health and Human Services

Connects local residents with human resources. Call 303-670-7540

Kind Connection

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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