COVID-19 RELIEF

LOCAL AID RESOURCES — DENVER

Connecting Colorado

Website that connects future employees with employers 

Colorado Dept of Labor & Employment

Information and guides on filing or reopening unemployment claims
 

Colorado State COVID-19 Website

Updates and information on COVID19

Denver Rescue Mission

Updates, food aid, and more 

Action Center

Food bank

Pinnacol Assurance

Updates and support from our insurance company in Colorado
 

Colorado Child Care Assistance Program

The Colorado Child Care Assistance Program (CCCAP)
provides child care assistance to families who are working, searching for employment, or are in training, and families who are enrolled in the Colorado Works program and need child care services to support their efforts toward self-sufficiency. CCCAP provides you access to reduced cost child care at licensed child care facilities or qualified (unlicensed) providers. 

Aid to the Needy Disabled/Aid to the Blind

The Aid to the Needy Disabled (AND) program provides financial assistance to low-income Colorado residents age 18 to 59 who have at least a six-month total disability that precludes them from working. 


The Aid to the Blind (AB) program serves people under age 60 who have at least a six-month total disability that precludes them from working. 

Colorado Child Care Resources

Our partner agency Colorado Shines Child Care Referral at Mile High United Way provides a customized list of referrals to licensed child care providers that are in alignment with the family’s needs and in the area of the family’s request. The referral includes consumer education materials about how to recognize and select quality care. This free service is available to anyone seeking child care anywhere in Colorado. 

Denver - Find Shelter

Contacts to locate different types of shelter for those in need. Breaks types of shelter down by category (i.e. family, individual, domestic violence, pets, etc.) and also provides a guide for service resources

Tasty Food Denver
Invites youth, ages 1 - 18, to enjoy breakfast, lunch, a nutritious snack or a supper meal that includes up to five food groups low in fat, preservative-free, and served with fresh fruit on the side. Registration or signing in is not required, just show up and eat up, and YES ... you can bring a friend, or two, or three, or more! 

Emergency Food Access Map

Map of all locations that are food via Emergency Food Access 

City of Denver Emergency Food Resources

An up-to-date list of food pantries in Denver as well as links to find different resources for food aid 

Affordable Home Ownership & metro DPA

The Denver's Department of Housing Stability (HOST) Ownership Program is specifically designed to help qualified, modest-income residents own safe, affordable condominiums and houses. The goal of our program is to provide affordable and safe housing opportunities to all Denver residents. 


metroDPA is a special down payment assistance program for low and moderate-income individuals and families that seeks to bring the dream of homeownership within reach. We know that lacking the funds for a down payment is often a barrier to homeownership. The program provides down payment assistance as a zero-interest, forgivable 2nd mortgage. 

Colorado Legal Services - Evictions

Colorado Legal Services (CLS) provides free legal services in all types of evictions to individuals and families who meet income guidelines. CLS also provides these same services to seniors, without regard to income. If you are a tenant and have been served with a notice, have received court papers, or have a problem with your housing, please contact CLS immediately. 

Colorado Foreclosure Hotline

The Colorado Foreclosure Hotline partners with nonprofit housing counseling agencies. 
Visit them online or call toll-free (877) 601-HOPE (4673). Help with conquering debt, mortgage, etc. 

Denver Property Tax Relief Program

The Denver Property Tax Relief Program provides a partial refund of property taxes paid, or the equivalent in rent, to qualifying Denver residents. Currently, the average refund is more than $550. 

Low-Income Energy Assistance Program (LEAP)

LEAP, the Low-Income Energy Assistance Program, is a federally funded program that helps qualifying households by paying a portion of their heating costs. Applications are accepted November 1 - April 30 each year. 

Brothers Property Management Communities

Brothers Redevelopment provides affordable housing options for more than 566 low-income elderly or family households at its 14 communities located throughout the Denver metro area. These federally subsidized independent living communities provide safe, secure and comfortable settings for residents. Most of our properties are federally subsidized or offer affordable rents to qualifying residents. 
At a number of our properties, Brothers’ Resident Service coordinators work with other nonprofit service agencies to provide people living in our communities with extensive health and wellness, recreation, transportation, educational and other services. 

Colorado Crisis Services

We provide free, confidential, professional and immediate support for any mental health, substance use or emotional concern, 24/7/365. 
Call 1-844-493-TALK (8255) or text TALK to 38255 to speak to a trained professional.
This suggests that our screeners are not just “worried well.” Instead, they represent thousands of people whose lives and sense of well-being are being severely impacted by concerns about the virus. 
As things unfold in the coming days and weeks, MHA will continue to monitor anxiety. 

Colorado Virtual Job Fair

Some of the employers we are currently working with include: American Automation Building Solutions, Amazon, Inc., Code 4 Security Services, LLC, Colorado Laborers & Contractors Education & Training Fund, Colorado Premium Foods, Denver Public Schools, DJEATC, Drury Inn & Suites Hotel Denver Stapleton, Elitch Gardens, Epicurean Catering, First Nation Group, LLC, Goodwill of Southern and Western Colorado, LeaderQuest, Ouray Sportwear, Performance Driven Workforce, RemX - The Workforce Experts, Retail Odyssey, Schwans, Soderberg Masonry, Trulite Glass & Aluminum Solutions & Waterworks Aquatics. This list is being updated daily, so make sure to check back frequently. 

Colorado Unemployment Insurance

Pay is based and examined of separation from your most recent employer and any other employer(s) that you worked for during a predetermined 12-month period of time called the "base period". You must have earned at least $2,500 in wages to receive unemployment insurance benefits. 
It is critical that you understand your unemployment insurance compensation rights, responsibilities and/or benefits. If you need assistance in understanding this document, call 303-318-9000 or 1-800-388-5515 (outside Denver-metro area). 

Colorado Telehealth and Nurselines

Information and guidance if displaying symptoms of COVID-19. If you have COVID-19 symptoms (fever, cough, shortness of breath), consider a telehealth visit or nurseline advice before seeking in-person care. Ask your primary care provider if they offer telehealth visits, or call one of Colorado’s nurselines. 

United Way 211

Mile High United Way’s 2-1-1 Help Center connects individuals to tailored resources in their community by phone, text, chat, email, and in-person. 2-1-1 is a confidential, multilingual service that helps callers navigate through their situation by assessing their needs and then matching them with the best and closest resources in their community. 2-1-1 has the largest, most current database of resources in the Rocky Mountain region for health and human services. 

Colorado Restaurant Association

Angel Relief Fund, Resources for workers laid-off because of COVID-19
 

Whole Foods Colorado

Whole Foods hiring many new employees 

Amazon Colorado

Amazon said 3/16 that it needs to hire 100,000 people across the U.S. to keep up with a crush of orders as the coronavirus spreads and keeps more people at home, shopping online. 

Dollar General

Dollar General hiring
 

SAME Cafe - Pay What You Can

Denver’s first pay-what-you-can restaurant — which also has a food truck you may have spotted around town — opened in 2006 and is lunch-only. The menu, focused on healthy fare, offers gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan options in salads, soups and sandwiches.