Resources, Donations & Assistance

Business resources

Lakewood.org/SupportLocalBiz - map of local business services available to residents.

Lakewood.org/ResourcesForBiz - page full of resources and information for businesses.

Alameda Corridor Business Improvement District offers grants to help small businesses recover and adapt from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Lakewood-West Colfax Small Business Fund: Provides short-term help to creative enterprises and small businesses primarily with 10 employees or less impacted by COVID-19. 

 

Resources for older adult and vulnerable residents 

Lakewood Rides continues to provide limited service for nutritional and medical purposes only. 

VOA hot lunch meals will be delivered upon request to Lakewood residents who are currently registered for the meal program, but the on-site program at the Clements Community Center is suspended.

Regional Transportation District offers a new home grocery delivery service for Access-a-Ride customers, which mainly serves those with disabilities.

Soldiers' Angels Hunger Relief Program: Hosting a Mobile Food Distribution to supply low-income veteran families with food assistance and other help.

  • When: Friday, April 3, 2020 from 11:30 AM- 1:30 PM
  • Location: Elks Lodge, 3690 S. Jason Street, Englewood, CO 80110

Benefits in Action – Lakewood: Variety of roles including connecting volunteers, health benefit navigation, and more. https://www.benefitsinaction.org/

Coronavirus information for caregivers for families affected by Alzheimer's.

School, family and daycare resources

Childcare for essential workers (medical personnel, first responders) 

Jeffco Public Library for access to e-books, family read-alouds 

How to talk to your child about COVID-19

Jeffco Public Schools  

Jeffco Schools Foundation donations

Colorado Department of Higher Ed Laptop (and related technology) drive

Free weekly online video discussions supporting parents and teens dealing with life during COVID-19, Tuesday and Thursday evenings, from the Johnson Depression Center at CU Anschutz Medical Center.

Employment, housing, food and other assistance 

Jefferson County community resources

Have you lost your job? Check OnwardCO, a one-stop resource for the people of Colorado impacted by job loss during the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Check this interactive map for food banks, food pantries and other food resources around the community and state.

Rent and mortgage assistance: funds are available through State of Colorado for low-income families facing financial hardship due to COVID-19 economic disruption. 
- See income guidelines for eligibility
- Use the online mapping tool to identify agencies providing emergency funding in your location.

Grab & go food school sites

The Action Center: Providing food to families in need in a drive-through. We need volunteers to help us pack boxes and load them into people's cars.

Need transit to the grocery store or other food access? Call the Hunger Free Hotline to receive a code for a free Lyft ride:

Denver Salvation Army Citadel services in Lakewood for rent assistance, utility bills and other financial help: 303-922-4549.

Two Months of Free Internet from Comcast: Making it easier for low-income households to get connected so they can more easily work from home, access educational resources, and stay in contact with friends and family. Available for new Internet Essentials customers only. 

Brave of Heart Fund: Support for frontline healthcare workers, volunteers and their families who lose loved ones due to COVID-19.

Mental health resources

Jefferson Center for Mental Health 

Colorado Crisis Services: 1-844-493-TALK (8255), or text TALK to 38255

Walk-in centers

How to talk to your child about COVID-19

Resilience blog from Jefferson County Public Health, with information for mental health and wellbeing.

Arts and nonprofits

Supporting nonprofits impacted by COVID-19

Colorado Business Committee For the Arts: Resources for artists.

Colorado Creative Industries: Resources for creative and nonprofit industries.

Pet resources

Foothills Animal Shelter has shifted to limited operations, providing only intake of lost and found animals, surrenders, end-of-life and on-call emergency services until further notice. Donations are being accepted

All-around sites

Jeffco Hope Fund - Community First Foundation: Foundation seeded the fund with $1 million to strengthen and stabilize Jefferson County community organizations responding to and impacted by COVID-19. We also hope the fund can serve as a vehicle to inspire giving by our neighbors, local businesses and other community organizations who are both willing and able to contribute.

Get help at StayatHomeCo.Colorado.gov with free resources for wellness, services, food, financial help, domestic violence and numerous other topics.

211 Colorado: 2-1-1 is a confidential and multilingual service connecting people to vital resources across the state. No matter where you live in Colorado, you can find information about resources and ways to donate in your local community.

Help Now Colorado: Central site for volunteers and donations including the Colorado Relief Fund to help at-risk individuals across our state get through the COVID-19 crisis.

How to use telehealth and nurse-lines to get medical care and advice - from Colorado Dept. of Public Health and Environment