See below for information on HOUSING/BILL PAYMENT RESOURCES, FOOD RESOURCES, MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES, and OTHER ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS.
COMMUNITY PRESENTATION: BEHAVIORAL HEALTH NEEDS ASSESSMENT
Thank you to everyone who was able to attend the presentation of the results of the County’s 2020 Behavioral Health Needs Assessment on February 17th at the Clear Creek Resiliency Collaborative meeting. If you were not able to attend but would like to view the presentation, the recording can be found on the Clear Creek County Facebook page.
*CLEAR CREEK COMMUNITY CONNECTORS - NEIGHBORS HELPING NEIGHBORS*
If you need help finding local community resources, need assistance filling out the COVID-19 Vaccination Interest Form, have questions or just need someone to talk to, please contact Clear Creek Community Connectors:
- Call: 720-526-2074
- Email: email@example.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:
- Rental or Mortgage assistance
- Childcare costs
- Transportation costs
- Mental health support
- Eviction-related costs
- 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|
|Mental Health Support Reimbursement||-||0.00%|
|TOTAL AMOUNT AWARDED||$75,824.18||-|
|TOTAL APPLICATIONS RECIEVED||41||-|
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.
Colorado's Low-income Energy Assistance Program (LEAP) provides will payment assistance to Coloradans who can't afford their home energy costs between November 1 and April 30. Contact:
- Stephanie McCaulley, Clear Creek Resource Center, 303-670-7550
- Donna Kline, CCC Human Resources, 303-679-2364
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).
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.
545 Hwy 103, Idaho Springs, CO 80452
COUNTY FOOD DISTRIBUTION & PANTRY SERVICES
With heart-felt thanks to all the volunteers who donated hundreds of hours in 2020, County Food Distribution & Pantry Services are closed until further notice.
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:
- 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.
- Contact Shadow Murphy, CCSD Food Services Director at 303-679-4664 or firstname.lastname@example.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.
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.
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 email@example.com, 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.