COVID-19 Resources

Family Visitor Programs’ goal to support families with increased personal contacts during this pandemic by providing virtual telehealth visits and phone check-ins maintaining the one-on-one connections that support the health and safety of families. Families are currently enrolling for telehealth services. The number of virtual visits made to families have increased 18% since the beginning of the pandemic.

The Visitors continue to focus on education and support for birth and early childhood, giving parents important child development information and tools to meet their goal of raising healthy children. In addition to our regular programming, we are proving mental health support and referrals. Staff is helping families access financial support and community resources for rent, food, personal care and baby items.

Our clients are enjoying their visits and check in calls. They are appreciative of our services, and have told us…

“Since I’ve had a visitor, raising my children has been easier”. -Magaly

“Having a visitor has not only given me the opportunity to know my community better, but it has also given me a friend, someone I can talk to and feel better”. -Brenda

“The help that my visitor has given me, not only before but especially during these hard times has been so helpful. I cannot thank her enough”. -Jackeline

“This was the most valuable experience I’ve had the opportunity to be a part of. Wendy became a member of our family, now my children call her aunt!” -Isabel

“Coming to this country was a traumatic experience, and to find out I was pregnant was not easy. When I was called to see if I wanted the program I was afraid and hesitant to say yes, but my Visitor easily became someone I could trust and let into my life. I am glad I said YES! She has helped teach me about this community, given me materials to use with my baby and is my greatest advocate!” -Juana

Stay Up-to-Date

Pitkin County: COVID relief programs and information Phone: (970) 920-5200

Eagle County: COVID relief programs and information Phone: (970) 328-8600

Garfield County: COVID relief programs and information Phone: (970) 945-1377

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): COVID safety guidelines Phone: (800) 232-4636

World Health Organization (WHO): COVID safety suggestions

State of Colorado Response: data and guidelines about COVID in the state of Colorado Phone: (303) 389-1687

State Executive Orders: Colorado state orders and programs in response to COVID

Food Assistance

Lift-Up: food distribution schedules from Parachute to Aspen Phone: (970) 625-4496

Aspen Family Connections: Aspen food resources Phone: (970) 205-7025

Eagle, Garfield, and Pitkin County Food Resource Flyer

Colorado PEAK: state economic and food assistance application Phone: (800) 536-5298

Emergency Economic Assistance

River Center: financial assistance Phone: (970) 984-4333

Catholic Charities: shelter, food, and economic assistance Phone: (970) 384-2060

Salvation Army: financial assistance Phone: (970) 945-6976

Reach Out Colorado: community resource and referrals Phone: (970) 459-0309

Internet Essentials: discounted internet packages by Comcast

Leap Heat Help: heat payment assistance Phone: (866) 432-8435

Emergency TANF: Temporary economic assistance for needy families Phone: (970) 625-5282

Pitkin County Relief Program: application for financial assistance Phone: (970) 920-5200

Garfield County: application for financial assistance Phone: (970) 625-0927 or (970) 928-0465

Manaus Fund: financial assistance for undocumented families only

Roaring Fork Family Resource Center: basic needs, resources and referrals Phone: (970) 384-9500

Parachute Family Resource Center: basic needs, resources and referrals Phone: (970) 285-5701

Aspen Family Connections: basic needs, resources and referrals, food distribution Phone: (970) 205-7025

Employment

Unemployment Information: file a claim with the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment

Layoff & Separations: assistance for layoffs during COVID-19 Phone: (303) 318-9100

Colorado Health Emergency Leave with Pay (HELP): information for sick workers during COVID-19 Phone: (303) 318-8441

Workforce Center: job seeker information and locations Phone: (970) 945-8638

Connecting Colorado: resources and job openings

School District Help

Garfield RE-2 School District: New Castle, Silt, and Rifle school information Phone: (970) 665-7600

Garfield District 16: Parachute school district information Phone: (970) 285-5701

Roaring Fork School District: Glenwood Springs to Basalt school information Phone: (970) 384-9500

Aspen Family Connections: Aspen school district information Phone: (970) 205- 7025

Transportation

Eagle County Transit: restricted bus schedules for the Eagle Valley Phone: (970) 328-3520

RFTA: restricted bus schedules from Rifle to Aspen Phone: (970) 925-8484

Undocumented Assistance

Manaus Fund: financial assistance for undocumented families only; application for LaMedichi

Catholic Charities: financial assistance Phone: (970) 384-2060

Aspen Family Connections: financial and food assistance Phone: (970) 205-7025

Roaring Fork Family Resource Center: financial assistance and resources from Glenwood to Basalt Phone: (970) 384-9500

River Center: emergency assistance Phone: (970) 984-4333

Salvation Army: financial assistance Phone: (970) 945-6976

Mental Health & Substance Abuse

Mind Springs: mental health and substance abuse treatment from Grand Junction to Aspen Phone: (970) 945-2583

Aspen Strong: mental health hygiene for Roaring Fork Valley

Hope Center: mental health services for Aspen and Eagle Phone: (970) 925-5858

Mountain Family: online counseling for Pitkin, Eagle, and Garfield County Phone: (970) 945-2840

A Way Out: counseling referrals, addiction assessments, solution oriented programs, and financial aid to motivated alcoholics, addicts and their families Email: [email protected]

Child Abuse, Intimate Partner Violence, and Elder Abuse

Colorado Crisis Services: free, confidential and professional services for mental health, substance abuse, and emotional support Phone: (844) 493-8255

Advocate Safehouse Project: comprehensive and confidential services for survivors of domestic and/or sexual violence and their children Phone: (970) 945-2632

Response: support for survivors of domestic and/or sexual abuse in the Roaring Fork Valley Phone: (970) 920-5357

Adult Protection Services: assistance to adults 18 years and older who are at risk of abuse, neglect or exploitation in Eagle County Phone: (844) 264-5437

Garfield County Department of Human Services: child abuse prevention Rifle: (970) 625-5282 Glenwood: (970) 945-9191

Colorado Child Abuse & Neglect Hotline: (844) 264-5437

Disability Services

Arc of the Central Mountains: opportunities for Pitkin, Eagle, and Garfield individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families Phone: (970) 456-2065

Mountain Valley Developmental: promote skill acquisition, independence and inclusion within the community for individuals with disabilities Phone: (970) 945- 2306

Center for Independence: personal and systems advocacy, information and referral, peer counseling and support, transitional services and independent living skills training for individuals with disabilities Phone: (970) 718-5155

Emergency Shelter

Aspen Homeless Shelter: emergency services and resource access for Pitkin County Phone: (970) 924-0415

Feed My Sheep: basic necessities for the Roaring Fork Valley Phone: (970) 928-8340

Catholic Charities Western Slope: basic necessities, transportation, and eviction prevention for Eagle, Garfield, and Piktin County Phone: (970) 384-2060

Resources for your Family

Early Childhood Network: childcare information for Garfield, Pitkin, and Eagle County Phone: (970) 928-7111

Coalition For Families: resources and referrals for family services in Garfield County Phone: (970) 285-5700 ext. 5250

Pregnancy Resource Center: baby supplies Phone: (970) 945-5562

Zero to Three: evidence-based resources and activities Phone: (800) 899-4301

Vroom: science-based activities for children

WIC: government assistance application for Women, Infants and Children Rifle: (970) 625-5200 Glenwood Springs: (970) 945-6614 Eagle: (970) 328-8840 El Jebel: (970) 704-2760 Aspen: (970) 920-5420

Garfield County Department of Human Services: childcare quality and licensing Rifle: (970) 625-5282 Glenwood: (970) 945-9191

Western Slope Breastfeeding Coalition: tips and resources for breastfeeding Phone: (970) 254-4113

La Leche League: breastfeeding resources Phone: (800) 525-3242

Roaring Fork Breastfeeding Coalition: tips and resources for breastfeeding

Valley View Lactation Consultants: breastfeeding support Phone: (970) 384-7233

Raising a Reader Storytime (English): Tuesdays at 11 am Phone: (970) 230-9117

Raising a Reader Storytime (Spanish): Wednesdays at 11 am Phone: (970) 230-9117

Garfield County Library Storytimes: YouTube storytime recordings

Garfield County Libraries: activities and resources for kids Carbondale: (970) 963-2889 Glenwood Springs: (970) 945-5958 New Castle: (970) 984-2346 Silt: (970) 876-5500 Rifle: (970) 625-3471 Parachute: (970) 285-9870

Pitkin County Library: activities and resources for kids Aspen: (970) 420-1900

Eagle County Libraries: activities and resources for kids Avon: (970) 949-6797 Eagle: (970) 328-8800 Gypsum: (970) 524-5080

Sesame Street Early Literacy Guide: reading, writing, talking tips, and games

Nickelodeon Indoor Activities: crafts, games, recipes, and more

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