Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) Resources

Although our office is closed to outside visitors, our team is still working and we are here for you! The below has been created to help you navigate resources in our community. We can’t wait to welcome you back to the The Arc of Aurora soon.

DISCLAIMER: This resource list is meant to aid our community with locating resources during the COVID-19 pandemic. This list is not exhaustive of all resources in our community and is updated regularly. While The Arc of Aurora acknowledges these as potentially helpful resources for the community, it does not endorse any content from these websites and does not promote or exclusively favor any of these community resources.

General questions and safety

  • For general questions about COVID-19 in Colorado visit https://covid19.colorado.gov/ or call Colorado’s COVID-19 hotline at 303-389-1687 or 1-877-462-2911. The call line is available in many languages including English, Spanish (Español), Mandarin (普通话) and more. You can also email your questions to COHELP@RMPDC.org (answers in English only).
  • If you, or someone you care about, are feeling overwhelmed with emotions like sadness, depression, or anxiety call the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA’s) Disaster Distress Helpline: 1-800-985-5990, TTY 1-800-846-8517, or text TalkWithUs to 66746.
  • If you or someone you care about is in an unsafe situation and are worried about having to self-isolate in a dangerous home, call or text 911 or reach out to National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-7233, TTY 1-800-787-3224, or chat at thehotline.org

The State of Colorado, local, and national

Disability specific

Public School and Education

Community assistance programs

Food

*Note: Some grocery stores have set aside designated hours for the elderly and vulnerable populations. Call your local store to get those hours.

Grocery delivery

Childcare

Pets

  • Colorado Pet Food Pantry – Pet food is subject to availability with no promises over specific brands or items available on any given day. 
  • Aurora Animal Shelter – call (303) 326-8280 if you are in need. Pet food is subject to availability with no promises over specific brands or items available on any given day. 

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Financial

Health insurance

Utility

  • Aurora Water: “Aurora Water has suspended service disconnects to any residential customers until further notice.”
  • Excel Energy: “We will not disconnect service to any residential customers until further notice.”
  • Comcast: “Company Opens Xfinity WiFi Network Nationally for Free, Offers Unlimited Data for Free, Confirms Its Commitment to Connecting Low-Income Families”
  • CenturyLink: “We’ve committed to waive late fees and to not terminate a residential or small business customer’s service due to financial circumstances associated with COVID-19. We are also suspending data usage limits for consumer customers during this time period due to COVID-19.” 
  • Options for Free or Low-Cost Internet and Computers by Zip Code

Transportation

Volunteer or Donate

  • The Arc of Auroramake a cash donation or call us at 720-213-1420 to arrange a drop-off donation of non-perishable food to help many of the food insecure children and adults with intellectual or developmental disabilities and their families we support.
  • Arc Thrift Stores’ Feed Colorado  – donate non-perishable food.
  • Help Colorado Now – Deliver food, medication, and medical supplies, and help with daily tasks for people who live alone.
  • CU School of Medicine Students Available for Community Help – “our students have organized a volunteer work force while they are away from clinical activities to help with many non clinical things, including calling isolated people, helping with virtual visits, aiding seniors and engaging with the health systems to help out where needed.”
  • Register to be a disaster volunteer
  • Donate blood

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