COVID-19 Response

During the COVID-19 pandemic, it is even more clear that we are an interconnected region from Aspen to Parachute. This site is designed to be an overview of resources that exist for individuals and families anywhere in the region. Information will be updated regularly. There is a second site in Spanish located here.

STATE UPDATES:
  https://covid19.colorado.gov/
Pitkin County Re-opening Plan
Eagle County Public Health Orders
Garfield County Roadmap to Reopening

G
overnment funding for emergency assistance, schools, healthcare and housing is dependent on accurate census data, whether during a pandemic or not.
Please fill out your census today!

If someone needs funding for housing, utilities, food, or healthcare

Pitkin County
COVID-19 Pitkin County Information and Resources
Apply for financial assistance
Senior Services - Chad Federwitz 970.920.5432

Eagle County
Eagle County Economic Services Information and Resources
Senior ServicesMandi Dicamillo 970.379.0020

Garfield County 
Garfield County COVID-19 Economic Impact Information and Resources
Apply for financial assistance call 970-625-5282 (Rifle) or 970-945-9191 (Glenwood Springs)
Senior Services - Judy Martin 970.665.0041 ext. 3061

If a Spanish speaking person needs help connecting to resources

Voces Unidas de las Montanas is a new organization made up of Latino leaders connecting the Latino community to available resources in the valleys from Aspen to Parachute. 
Text AYUDA to 77948 and a volunteer will help connect the person to resources.

If a person does not qualify for county relief and needs financial assistance

See the table below to understand what communities the organizations are serving during this response.

Individuals and families

Catholic Charities 970.384.2060
River Center of New Castle 970.984.4333

Latino immigrants
Valley Settlement
Catholic Charities 970.384.2060
LaMedichi 970.510.0411
PITKINWESTERN EAGLEGARFIELD
Aspen /
Snowmass
BasaltBasalt/
El Jebel
Carbondale
Glenwood
Springs
New
Castle
SiltRifleParachute
Valley Settlement
Aspen Family
Connections
Family Resource Center of the Roaring Fork SchoolsGarfield 16 FRC
Stepping
Stones
Catholic Charities
River Center of New Castle
Coalition for Families
LaMedichi

If someone needs legal support

Alpine Legal Services
Free Wednesday hotline for general legal questions (15-minute consultation)
Wednesdays, 5pm-7pm 970-368-2246
Legal matters for vulnerable residents (crime victims, seniors, children)
Weekdays 8:30 - 5 pm 970-945-8858 

Check website
for updates regarding mediation program for housing (coming soon): 

If someone needs mental health support

Aspen Strong
The directory connects individuals or referrals sources to direct mental health or addiction service providers.

Mind Springs Health
 
Virtual Therapy and Psychiatry - 970.945.2583
Mental Health Support Line 1.877.519.7505
Facebook Live Series Schedule

Aspen Hope Center
24 Hour Hotline
Aspen (970) 925-5858
Eagle River Valley (970) 306-4673

Statewide

Day or night, wherever you are, help is available to get you through a mental health crisis.
If you or a loved one experience a crisis, please call.
24/7/365 Statewide Hotline: 844.493.8255 
Text Talk to 38255

If someone is an essential worker

Childcare Resources
The Colorado Emergency Child Care Collaborative has made available emergency childcare for essential workers identified in the Updated Public Health Order 20-24 issued by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. This 100% tuition credit will provide child care to all essential workers until May 17. 

GARFIELD
Contact Rebecca Romeyn rromeyn@garfield-county.com
EAGLE
Contact Sandy Jennings sandra.jennings@state.co.us
PITKIN
Contact Kids First at emergencychildcare@cityofaspen.com

Community-based volunteer and help networks

Good Neighbor Network - Aspen to Parachute
Allows users to volunteer or request aid in categories such as medical, errands, food bank, financial, legal consultation, and more. Click on the link here and then click on the "Good Neighbor" button where
you can create an account and post a need or respond to a request.  email goodneighboraspen@gmail.com or call 970.618.6123

Carbondale Mutual Aid Group
This site contains sign-up forms for requesting help and for volunteering, an extensive list of local resources, and occasional posts and updates about Carbondale’s response to the coronavirus pandemic. The Facebook group is a platform for discussion and support.

Glenwood Springs Helping Hands for Vulnerable People
Good Shepherd Lutheran in conjunction with other churches and organizations in Glenwood Springs and surrounding areas are searching for people who may be needing help with weekly grocery pick up, daily dog walking, or any additional help. Additionally, we are seeking volunteers to provide these services to our more vulnerable community members. 

If you are a nonprofit organization

Colorado COVID Relief Fund - Round 2 Deadline 5/2
Through this Fund, eligible community-based organizations across Colorado may receive a general operating grant of up to $25,000.

Colorado Health Foundation
Funding opportunities have been modified for our June 2020 grant cycle support COVID-19 response and relief efforts. Priorities are Family, Friends and Neighbor caregivers, nonclinical recovery programs, health advocacy

Rocky Mountain Health Foundation

Rapid Response Grant funds to quickly deploy resources to serve the most vulnerable, with a focus on agencies responding to critical issues surrounding the COVID-19 crisis. Examples of direct services that may be funded include funding for critical needs for the clients of nonprofits, including transportation, medical care, mental health services, childcare, and food security; Telehealth support (equipment, broadband access); Quarantine supplies and prevention-related items such as sanitizing supplies and equipment.

COVID-19 Emergency Hunger Relief Fund
Colorado Health Foundation. Will provide flexible resources to entities working to support the food and nutritional needs of communities at greater risk of the economic consequences of the outbreak. The Fund strengthens work already happening in Colorado communities and increases the capacity of local organizations to respond to emerging needs. Funding may be used to cover operating costs, including food, staff, packaging, safety supplies, food transportation, client communications, etc.

Colorado Creatives Industries
This page is a collaborative effort among Colorado cultural leaders to provide a central hub of resources to support artists & creative business and arts & culture organizations. And, to connect those who want to support our cultural community at this critical moment.

El Pomar Assistance Fund
El Pomar Foundation announced the establishment of the Colorado Assistance Fund, a $1 million fund offering immediate aid to nonprofit organizations supporting Colorado communities, organizations and individuals affected by the recent outbreak of COVID-19.

Aspen Community Foundation
ACF's COVID-19 Regional Response Fund will be open on a rolling basis and releasing funding based on evolving priorities.  The current priority is to provide economic assistance for individuals and families.

Small Business Association
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) now has the authority to offer emergency loans to both small businesses and nonprofits under its Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) program in eligible areas (currently all U.S. states and territories). For questions, please contact the SBA disaster assistance customer service center at 1-800-659-2955 (TTY: 1-800-877-8339) or email disastercustomerservice@sba.gov. To apply, go to the SBA website.

Paycheck Protection Program
An SBA loan that helps businesses keep their workforce employed during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis.