Community Resources for Students

Overall Good Resources | Computer/Cell Phone-Related ResourcesEnergy Assistance Resources | Food Resources | Housing Resources | Job Hunting Resources | Medical ResourcesMental Health Resources | Pay-What-You-Can Resources


This list is being updated to reflect services available during COVID-19 closures: 
 

Overall Good Resources:

Aunt Bertha – The Social Care Network 
Search engine for free or reduced cost services like medical care, food, job training, and more. Emergency Covid-19 services are listed.

Resources available for Undocumented Communities
Los recursos para la comunidad inmigrante e indocumentada en Denver. 

Catholic Charities of Central Colorado
Covid 19 - Adjusted Essential Services
Sack lunches daily between 11 am – noon, email/phone ordering baby food, diapers, and wipes.  
Case Management and Counseling services delivered via technology (teleconferencing, telephone, or other means) including Family Immigration Services and ESL Case Management

Colorado Human Services 
(Denver County)
303-866-5700
1575 Sherman St
Denver, CO 80203

Colorado PEAK 
The fast and easy way to access benefit information - anytime and anywhere. PEAK is an online service for Coloradans to screen and apply for medical, food, cash, and early childhood assistance programs.

JeffCo Action Center  
The Action Center’s mission is to provide an immediate and compassionate response to those in our community experiencing hardship and by offering the resources and services needed to stabilize lives and promote pathways to lasting change. 
303.237.7704

JeffCo Public School’s 
A comprehensive resource guide with community and family connections to suport students experiences homelessness depending on individual need.

Jefferson County Human Services 
Provides food assistance, housing, medical, etc.  
303.271.6511 

Jefferson County Housing Authority’s 
A comprehensive resource guide with community resources. 
303.422.8600

Mile High United Way 
A statewide community resource connecting individuals and families to critical resources including food, shelter, rental assistance, childcare, and more. 
Dial 2-1-1 for Help Center, or Text Your Zip Code to 8-9-8-2-1-1.

Mother Cabrini Shine 
(religious-based)
Monther Cabrini Shrine comprehensive, local, up-to-date resource guide.

Mountain Resource Center
Offers a variety of helpful services to residences in Conifer, CO. 

 

Computer/Cell Phone-Related Resources:

PCs For People
This nonprofit accepts used computers, wipes them clean, and will donate them to those in need I have heard.  

RRCC Library offering Laptop Rentals
We have a limited number of laptops for checkout to students. Please email karen.neville@rrcc.edu with your name, S Number, and best method to contact you. You may also leave a message with this information at 303.914.6747. We will arrange a time for you to pick up a laptop. Do not come to campus without an appointment.
(link sends e-mail)

Energy Assistance Resources: 

Catholic Charities Energy Assistance
1.866.432.8435

Colorado Low-income Energy Assistance Program (LEAP) 
1.866.432.8435 

Mile High Youth Corps 
Assist with Low-Income Energy Assistance Program (LEAP) applications and offer other useful services to renters and home owners. 

 

Food Resources:

Real-time Updated Food Pantry Lists
Food Pantry List during Covid-19 - Real Time Updates

Denver area emergency food services, including delivery and pickup options.

Benefits in Action Food Delivery
Form to get food delivery for individuals in Lakewood and surrounding neighborhoods. 

BGoldN
Food assistance for Golden that is offering prepackaged pickup and delivery services to those unable to leave their home. 

Colorado Department of Education
Smartsheet list of every school district/Department of Education location that is providing food.

Community Table (Arvada Food Bank)
Community Table offers programs in hunger relief and self sustainability.

David Clifton Ministries 
David Clifton Ministries provides Food Boxes, Hot Lunch, Clothing , household items and shelter. Religious based resource. 
303.893.8363

Denver Metro Emergency Food Network 
Free delivery of prepared meals to homebound families and elderly during COVID-19 crisis. 

Food Bank of the Rockies 
On campus (at the WQM building) the 1st Saturday of each month from 2:00 to 4:00.  They have a huge semi-truck full of boxed and canned goods, some produce, and occasionally they have dairy and eggs.  
303.371.9250

Food Bank of the Rockies Emergency Assistance
Website provides list of Emergency Assistance locations providing food, organized by county

Golden Backpack Program
Distributes food to kids in Golden, CO with community parnters while schools are closed. 

Hunger Free Colorado - COVID-19 Resources
Connecting people to food resources. 

MutualMeals
Provides meals in Edgewater to those who need extra encouragement.

RRCC Student Life Food Pantry 
The Food Pantry is currently closed. The Student Life Department is currently seeking other opportunities to make food available - this page will be updated accordingly. 
Please contact our Campus Life Director, Dr. Steven Zeeh, with any questions. Steven.Zeeh@rrcc.edu

RTD COVID-19 Access a Ride Grocery/Pantry Delivery
RTD Access a Ride will be offering grocery pickup and essential purpose trips during COVID-19 state of emergency.
720.485.7033  

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) 
A Federal nutrition program that can help student stretch their food budgets and can help you qualify for additional FAFSA aid.  You might qualify for SNAP if you: Work 80 hours/ month; Participate in work-study; Are a parent or caregiver; Receive TANF benefits; Have a disability that makes working challenging; Participate in a workforce development program.

The Table 
This is a faith-based resource: “Every Thursday night, The Table provides a meal for both the surrounding community as well as the Bethlehem community. In particular, The Table seeks to invite and bless the working poor and homeless community of the west side of Denver, by experiencing the fullness of life in Jesus through our Table community.” -per the website.

WIC Program in Colorado during Covid-19
The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program provides federal grants to states for supplemental foods, health care referrals, and nutrition education for low-income pregnant, breastfeeding, and non-breastfeeding postpartum women, and to infants and children up to age five who are found to be at nutritional. 

 

Housing Resources:

Arvada Housing Authority
Housing choice voucher program.

BeyondHome
Housing and other support resources, including mentorship and employment/self-sufficiency support for single mothers.

Brothers Redevelopment, Inc. 
Goverment partnerships and funding for residental improvements, safety, and accessiblity. 
Brothers Redvelopment, Inc. is one of two statewide programs providing rental and morgage assistance for families who have been economically impacted by COVID-19. 

Colorado Department of Local Affairs COVID-19 Rent & Mortgage Assistance
Digital mapping tool to help low-income families facing financial hardship due to COVID-19, find rent and mortgage assistance. 

Colorado Housing & Fianance Authority (chfa)
Financial resources for homeownership, affordable housing, and businesses in Colorado.
chfa COVID-19 Information

Colorado Coalition for the Homeless 
The Coalition is a national leader in providing integrated housing, health care, vocational and support services, creating lasting solutions to homelessness.

Colorado Homeless Shelter Directory  

Colorado Housing Connects 
Colorado Housing Connects is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing all residents of Adams, Arapahoe, Broomfield, Denver, Douglas and Jefferson counties with reliable, trustworthy access to general housing and fair-housing resources.
1.844.926.6632

Denver Rescue Mission 
Denver Rescue Mission is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to serving the needs of the homeless and needy in the Denver metro area.
303.313.2440

Housing Tips for Those With “A Past”

HUD 
Housing Urban Development – Buying a house, looking for rental assistance. 
HUD COVID-19 Relief for Homeowners

Indy Street Flats
Provides low-income apartments, and is a part of Metro West Housing Solutions. 
720.214.8143

The Launch Pad - Emergency Housing for RRCC students through the Action Center
RRCC students in need of temporary housing can apply to stay at the Launch Pad for a semester.  Apply using the link above.

Metro West Housing Solutions 
Provides Section 8 housing choice vouchers to eligible Lakewood residents.  Committed to providing high quality, safe, affordable, and sustainable housing and services to thousands of people in metro Denver that earn a range of incomes and embody the community's strengths, culture, and diversity. 
303.987.7580

 

Job Hunting Resources:

Arvada Campus Career Services
Dan Macy provides career counseling and resources in addition to his Health Sciences advising. 

Colorado Department of Labor & Employment Unemployment
Unemployment information for the state of Colorado. 

Dan.macy@rrcc.edu 
303.914.6016

JeffCo Business & Workforce Center 
303.271.4755

OnwardCO
New resource to help job seekers, career coaches, and employers. 

RRCC Career Services Center
Students can get help with job-search skills, career coaching, career assessments, or help with resume or cover letters. Students can also find information on internships, apprenticeships, research opportunities, and how to receive college credit for these types of opportunities.
303.914.6600 

 

Medical Resources:

Children's Hospital Colorado ParentSmart Healthline
Free healthline for parents and families without a primary care. 

Clinica Colorado
Adams County low cost primary health care for uninsured. 

Connect for Health Colorado
Colorado's offical health insurance marketplace. Offering emergency COVID-19 support. 

Sheridan Health Clinc
Two clincs that provide primary care and other health services

STRIDE Community Health Center
Provides health care to low-income, uninsured, and underserved populations across Denver Metro. 

 

Mental Health Resources:

All Health Counseling 
(Arapahoe & Douglas County)
All locations closed but, services still available over the phone.
303.730.8858 
24/7 Crisis Intervention: 303.730.3303

Aurora Mental Health 
Walk-in crisis services still open for mental health emergencies most locations doing online and phone appointments
303.617.2300

The Blue Bench (Sexual Assault Support)
Case management, counseling and support through medical and legal logistics. 
24/7 Hotline: 303.322.7273
24/7 Spanish Hotline: 303.329.0031

Colorado Crisis Services 
24/7 free hotline, text and online chat services for crisis help, information and referrals, free emergency walk-in locations.
1.844.493.8255 or Text “TALK” to 38255

Community Reach Center 
(Adams County)
Appointments with therapists have been moved to over the phone. Call for assistance.
303.853.3500

Crisis Text Line 
Text a trained Crisis Counselor
Text HELLO to 741741

Denver Health Emergency Mental Health Services 
24/7 onsite/phone evaluations, crisis stabilization and treatment for psychiatric or substance emergencies, information and referrals.
303.602.7221

Family Tree
Services to help address issues behind child abuse, domestic violence, and homelessness. 

Jeffco Public Schools COVID-19 Mental Health Support
COVID-19 mental health support and wellness for families and children.

Jefferson Center 
Therapy, medication management, and numerous other mental health services. Accepts Medicaid, most insurances, and has a reduced fee for those that qualify based on income. Limited Services at West Colfax and Independence and Crisis walk-in services still available.
303.425.0300

Laboratory to Combat Human Trafficking 
Colorado Human Trafficking Hotline conducting trainings, education, and research. Promoting statewide Action Plan.

Mental Health Center of Denver 
All appointments have been moved to phone or video. Locations are closed but, new patients are still being accepted.
303.504.7900

Mental Health Partners 
(Boulder and Broomfield Counties)
Accepting new patients for assessment over the phone.  Phone and video appointments available. 
303.443.8500

National Domestic Violence 24 Hour Hotline 
Speak confidentially if experiencing domestic violence, seeking resources, or questioning unhealthy relationships.  
1.800.799.7233

National Human Trafficking Resource Center 
Reach an Anti-Trafficking Hotline Advocate for 24/7 support in more than 200 languages.
1.888.373.7888 

People House 
Income-based ($20-$30/session). Telephone and virtual sessions available.
303.480.5130

RRCC Health and Counseling Center
The Health and Counseling Center is currently offering tele-therapy sessions while the campus is closed for the COVID-19 pandemic, with the possibility of video therapy sessions in the near future. The number to call to request an appointment during the campus COVID -19 closure is Katey Parsons’ office number, 303-914-6316, where students can leave a message and a counselor will return the call to set up an appointment.
For more information or to schedule an appt: 303-914-6316.

RRCC Healthy Minds Resource Center   
Our social media pages where we will be sharing resources and opportunities for connecting  in order to maintain mental health and wellness during the COVID-19 pandemic. And students needing help identifying and connecting with on and off campus resources can call and leave a message at 303-914-6185 or email the Health Minds Resource Center at peercounseling@rrcc.edu
Email: peercounseling@rrcc.edu
Office: 303-914-6185

The Steve Fund
Young person of color crisis text line. 
Text STEVE to 741741

Suicide Prevention Resources - American Association for Suicidology 
Online resources and information about suicide.

Suicide Prevention Resources - American Foundation for Suicide Prevention 
Group and community engagement through education and prevention programs.

Suicide Prevention Lifeline 
If concerns about suicide arise for yourself or someone you care about, call, or chat online. 
1.800.273.8255 (TALK)
Spanish Hotline: 1.888.628.9454

Trans Lifeline
Trans-led peer support service. 
1-877-565-8860

Trevor Project
24/7 LGBTQ+ community support services
Trevor LifeLine: 1-866-488-7386
TrevorChat: Text START to 678678

Twelve Talks
Twelve talks to to have with teens for teens and families. 

Virus Anxiety
"Resources for anxiety and your mental health in a global climate of uncertainty."

 

Pay-What-You-Can Resources:

Pay-What-You-Can and Free Fitness:

Kindness Yoga
Offering Livestream Classes

Shyft at Mile High
Posting free yoga, guided meditations, and more on Blog, Youtube, Facebook, and Instagram

Whole Yoga
Offering Livestream Classes

Yoga Hive
Offering Virtual Classes

Pay-What-You-Can and Free Restaurants:

Café 180
Offering free packaged lunches on a first come/first served basis. Offering take-out orders with a suggested donation.

SAME Café
Offering curbside pickup

Graceful Cafe
Offering curbside pickup for 1 free meal per person daily, breakfast and lunch.

Pay-What-You-Can Theater:

Dangerous Theatre
Offering past shows online for $5