COVID-19 FOOD, HOUSING & MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES
COUNTY FOOD DISTRIBUTION & PANTRY SERVICES
With heart-felt thanks to all the volunteers who donated hundreds of hours, County Food Distribution & Pantry Services are closed until further notice. Loaves & Fishes (below) is still distributing food to those in need.
Volunteers and the Clear Creek County Veterans Coalition members and Food Pantry workers made a huge positive impact and helped the community during the first three months of the COVID-19 food/supply resource efforts when need was great. Thanks, also, to Katy, Kim, Uchi, Jon (Jaws) and Troy for all your coordination efforts; and to the Elks Lodge for the use of your facility.
For more information on the CCC Veterans Coalition 501c3 and/or to make a financial contribution, please contact: Troy Erickson, Veterans Service Officer at 303-670-7543.
LOAVES & FISHES FOOD BANK
The County’s long-standing Food Bank continues to provide food for county residents in need.
Updated COVID-19 HOURS:
• FOOD DISTRIBUTION: Thursdays and Fridays, noon to 4pm
• DONATIONS: Wednesdays, 11am to 3pm
*Canned food needed, expiration dates must be 2019 or later.*
545 Hwy 103, Idaho Springs, CO 80452 - 303-567-4450
SENIOR CENTER/VOLUNTEERS OF AMERICA MEAL DELIVERY
5-Day and 2-Day Frozen Meal Boxes delivered to Meals on Wheels, Dining Center Clients and Project Support Residents on Mondays. If you are over 60 and would like to sign up, please contact Troy Erickson at 303-670-7543.
IDAHO SPRINGS SAFEWAY GROCERY STORE AND PHARMACY
Regular Hours of Operation
6:00am to 10:00pm - 7 days a week
Special Shopping Times for Seniors & High-Risk Customers ONLY
7:00am to 9:00am – Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays
8am to 8pm - Monday through Friday
9am to 6pm - Saturday
10am to 2pm - Sunday
Call (303) 567-2496 to schedule delivery of your prescriptions, a delivery fee will be applied.
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.
NOTE: The Executive Order limiting Evictions issued by Governor Polis on June 13th has been extended through August 12.
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
Call 1-844-493-TALK (8255}
Text “TALK” to 38255
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.
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.
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.
VETERANS/MILITARY CRISIS HOTLINE
Call 800-273-8255, Press 1
Text message to 838255
For a Service member or Veteran in crisis – or if you’re concerned about one. Toll-free hotline, online chat, or text messaging services.
ESPECIALLY FOR FIRST RESPONDERS
Tips for taking care of yourself in light of helping with response efforts.
HEALTH CARE WORKERS WELL-BEING SUPPORT LINE
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.
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 RESOURCE CENTER
Connects county residents with needed human resources.
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.