Steele Street Campus
Arapahoe Street Campus
Mobilizing the Village
Please note: University Prep has not screened any of these resources or organizations fully. This list is intended as a starting point of potentially helpful resources depending on an individual’s needs. This is also a living document – we will be actively updating the document as we identify different resources for families.
- 211 hotline
- Call “211” and the team will refer you to a community resource.
- Prefer the internet? You can search their resources at 211 Colorado
- DPS Coronavirus Resources
- Live updates from the district and some additional resources. They also have a great webpage with FAQs
- GIVE Center
- Can provide essential hygiene items and put families in touch with other community partners for other supports
- Location:: First floor of the Richard T. Castro Human Services Center, located at 1200 Federal Blvd.
- Hours: Monday-Thursday 9 am-3 pm
- The Gathering Place
- Services to women, children, and transgender individuals who are experiencing poverty or homelessness.
- An additional list of resources from Transform Education Now
- Includes a lot of great resources, particularly social-emotional support and virtual parent meetings for support
- Love Northeast Denver
- Christian-affiliated organization: “Love Northeast Denver seeks to provide support and aid as best as possible to those who have need. In a world that often preaches, “Every man for himself,” we believe that our best resources to get through this crisis are each other.”
- Denver Public Schools will offer free meals to all Denver students at 11 locations throughout the city, using a grab-and-go style system, weekdays from Monday, March 16 through Friday, April 3. Breakfast will be served from 8-9 am and Lunch will be served from 12-1 pm. Select Denver recreation centers will be serving dinner to children 18 years old and younger. Families may also pick up food boxes during dinner services. Details are available on the DPS website.
- Denver Metro Area Meal Distribution Sites
- MAP created by Chalkbeat: Map with locations throughout the Denver metro area, including Aurora, where families can pick up meals.
- Food Pantries
- Although many schools are closing, state officials are urging child care providers to stay open. Because child care centers are typically smaller than K-12 schools, the risk of virus transmission there might be lower. More information can be found in this chalkbeat article.
- Use the links below to search for childcare options and reach out to see about their hours and availability
- Denver Library
- A safe way to access the internet and computing resources more immediately.
- There are still many library resources available virtually/remotely (listed at the bottom of this link)
- Two Months of Free Comcast for Low-Income Qualified Households
- Starting March 16, if you sign up for internet service, you will receive two free months of service.
- Note: Once approved, it will take 7-10 business days to receive a Welcome Kit and Internet equipment.
- Comcast Open Wi-Fi Hotspots available
- Search for and connect to Wi-Fi hotspots for free by downloading the Xfinity app
- Comcast offering ‘Internet Essentials’ package free for low-income customers for 60 days
- Energy Bill Payment Assistance: This organization can support you through the application process and determine if you’re eligible for support in paying your energy bills
- Temporary Rental and Utility Assistance Program: The Temporary Rental and Utility Assistance program (TRUA) offers resources to Denver residents who are facing a housing crisis or hardship to help prevent eviction or displacement.
- Xcel Suspended Service Disconnections: Xcel released a statement, that they will not disconnect any customers from service until further notice due to COVID-19.
Places that are providing more information on the virus and preventative measures you can take.
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