Support and Online Resources
Connecting with Others
While we continue to advise social distancing, it is important to maintain connectedness with our friends and family during this stressful time. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has resources specific to our current situation.
The City and County of Broomfield encourages residents to use our abundant online resources, and has prepared additional recommendations of activities to do to stay healthy and happy while these facilities are unavailable. Check here for more information!
Availability of Food Assistance
- Meals on Wheels provides meals to seniors. Residents can call 303.464.5532 to register for Meals on Wheels and have a meal delivered to your home within 24 hours.
- Adams 12 will be providing families the opportunity to pick up lunch and breakfast through walk-up and drive-thru meal service for children ages one to 18 during the extended break. The Police Department’s team of School Resource Officers will be on hand to help. Read the community letters from the district.
- Boulder Valley School District will be distributing several meals’ worth of food items and fresh produce to qualified families in need. See the full list of food pickup locations here.
- Jeffco Public Schools will provide ‘Grab and Go’ meals to students at these locations.
For Pregnant and Postpartum Women, Infants and Children:
- WIC provides supplemental foods, nutrition education, breastfeeding support and healthcare referrals to income-eligible residents. WIC benefits are still available and many appointments can be conducted via telephone. Call 720.887.2225 to find out if you are eligible and schedule an appointment.
- SNAP - Colorado Peak Application Website Online application for public assistance programs such as Food Assistance, Medicaid, Colorado Works and Adult Financial programs.
- Broomfield FISH
- The Refuge Cafe
- Community Food Share
- North Denver Food Cares Food Pantry
How to find Child Care?
This is the time to activate your social network. Reach out to your employer to see what benefits they have. One option is to coordinate with coworkers to stagger time off and trade child care. In-home daycares may be willing to assist, or also try NextDoor to see what co-ops are available in the community. With older kids out of school, there may be some who are available for babysitting. For advice on if it’s ok for your children to be home alone, this article has a series of questions to ask yourself.
The Colorado Emergency Child Care Collaborative is an emergency program meant to target children of health care providers, public safety workers and staff supporting at-risk populations.
- Adams 12 School District has provided a list of optional learning, physical and enrichment activities by age.
- Boulder Valley School District has links for its elementary and secondary home learning plans.
- Scholastic Learn at Home has resources for day-by-day learning projects organized by grade level. These are free resources.
- Common Sense Media has a catalog of Virtual Field Trip Apps and Websites.
- Xcel - Xcel Energy announced they will not be suspending services for their customers during the coronavirus outbreak. See news release here.
- Comcast’s Internet Essentials is offering two free months for their Internet Essentials package for eligible households. For more information on if your family is eligible and to apply, visit their website or call 1-855-846-8376. Additionally, they are offering unlimited data for free, waiving disconnects and late fees and opening hot spots to all at no cost.
- Xfinity is providing Free WiFi For Everyone in many neighborhoods for a limited time. Many Xfinity Wifi hotspots across the country will be available to anyone who needs them for free. Search for a public WiFi hotspot near you. If you locate a free wifi hotspot in your neighborhood, you can connect with these instructions.
- Water - Broomfield will not shut off water for delinquent bills through the closure, neither will Denver Water. Read Public Works Continuity of Service Update.
Mental Health Resources
The current COVID-19 public health crisis and its many stressors can increase feelings of isolation, despair, anxiety and suicidal ideation – even among those who haven’t experienced these feelings in the past. These are common reactions in times of uncertainty, and you’re not alone. Social connections are critical to helping with these feelings, reducing risk and saving lives. However, in an era of social distancing, it may seem challenging to find this type of support. Here’s a list of resources to help you navigate this uncharted territory.
If you are experiencing an emergency, call 9-1-1.
If you are experiencing a mental health crisis or just need to talk to someone, call 844.493.8255 or Text TALK to 38255 or visit Colorado Crisis Services
Community Reach Center (CRC)
Covid-19 Update from CRC
Mental Health Partners (MHP)
Still accepting clients through main number 303.443.8500, with assessment and evaluations being offered via telehealth. Locations (English / Spanish)
MHP Covid-19 Response
Other Helpful Resources
Parents in need of talk support can call the National Parent Helpline at 1.855.427.2736.
If you have any concerns about child abuse/neglect or abuse of an at-risk adult, please call our child abuse/neglect hotline at 1-844-CO-4KIDS (1.844.264.5437). This line is staffed 24 hours per day by a child welfare professional who can screen your call.
Anonymously report anything that concerns or threatens you, your friends, your family or your community at Safe2Tell.org or 1.877.542.7233
Colorado Emergency Child Care Collaborative: The emergency program is meant to target and serve the children of the employees who are most essential to containing and treating the virus and protecting our most vulnerable populations.
Health care providers and staff: Doctors, nurses, and all hospital support personnel, including maintenance and janitorial staff, who are so essential to maintaining our health system.
Public safety: Police, firefighters, EMT.
Staff supporting critically at-risk populations: Long-term care facilities, mental health facilities, residential facilities subject to available capacity.
Resources for Broomfield Businesses:
The Small Business Administration (SBA) has provided a list of federal programs for assisting small businesses (firms with less than 500 employees). If you’re a small business in need of assistance, please consult the SBA’s Guidance for Businesses and Employers to Plan and Respond to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). The SBA is making available targeted, low-interest disaster recovery loans to small businesses that have been severely impacted by the situation. The State of Colorado is currently working with the SBA to secure access for Colorado businesses and we will share details as soon as they are made available.
Additional programs and support for businesses and their employees are being considered in Congress, and other levels of government. As these additional programs are formed, we will provide more details.
Below you will find a number of resources online that may be helpful to you and your business.
City and County of Broomfield Online Services
For the health and safety of the community, and to encourage social distancing, we ask our community to utilize our online services if possible, instead of in-person.