Table of Contents

  1. Food Assistance Services
  2. School and Education Support
  3. Internet Services
  4. General Local Resident Services
  5. Mental Health Resources
  6. Resources for Immigrant Families

Our partners at Transform Education Now put together a Family Resource Page with additional free meal services, internet resources, how to stay healthy, and parent support groups.

Covid-19 Resources

COVID Testing Resources

Free Covid Testing for Students 
    • In partnership with COVIDCheck Colorado (CCC), all students can take a baseline test before returning to school, as well as an ongoing screening test every other week. We highly encourage all students to take a test before returning to school. 
    • For quick overview about testing sites and access, check out this video 
    • Baseline testing can be completed at any of CCC's testing sites here (students must use their DPS ID). Unless they have tested positive in the last 90 days, everyone is encouraged to take a baseline test.
    • See an updated list of testing sites here. 

For people who are uninsured or undocumented: 

    • Undocumented individuals can go to the state lab testing center using any photo ID; it does not have to be government-issued.
    • Anyone who is uninsured and doesn’t have a doctor's referral will be directed to a nurse or epidemiologist on-site at the state lab testing center to be assessed.
    • If the person does not meet the criteria to be tested they will not be tested.

Covid Vaccine Resources

    • As of April 2, 2021, Colorado is in Phase 2 of vaccine distribution. All Coloradans 16 and older are eligible to receive the Pfizer vaccine, and all Coloradans 18 and older are eligible to receive the Moderna or Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) vaccine.
        • To schedule an appointment or view vaccination sites in your area click here


Food Assistance Services: 
Denver Public Schools

Check here for up-to-date information on all DPS Grab-and-Go Sites and Meal Delivery Sites

In addition to Grab-and-Go sites below, DPS is also launching a new, enhanced weekday meal delivery program. Yellow school buses will deliver meals to schools and community locations throughout the city for the remainder of the school year. They will stop at each site for 20-30 minutes to hand out breakfast and lunch. On Fridays, weekend breakfast and lunch are also available for pickup.  Click here for Meal Delivery sites.

In addition, Food for Thought Denver is providing Powersacks at all DPS Grab-and-Go sites, every Friday until circumstances change. Each Powersack will contain enough non-perishable food for a family of four for two days. These sacks are available for anyone in need, not just for our DPS students.

Breakfast & Lunch Distribution Sites

Grab-and-Go Meal Pickup
11 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

Denver Public Schools is offering free weekday breakfast and lunch to students and families in need at Grab-and-Go sites throughout the city until circumstances change. Vegetarian options are available. To prioritize social distancing, families are not allowed to eat on site. DPS is not able to provide transportation to the Grab-and-Go sites.

Breakfast and lunch are also available for adults and can be picked up every weekday. 


  • Barnum
  • Lincoln HS 
  • Knapp
  • Monroe


  • George Washington HS 
  • Joe Shoemaker School
  • Hamilton 


  • Smiley Campus 

Far Northeast

  • The Evie Dennis Campus
  • The Montbello Campus
  • Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Early College
  • Farrel B. Howell 

Aurora Public Schools

APS Meal Distribution Map 

Breakfast & Lunch Grab and Go Meals for anyone under 18:

Hunger Free Colorado

Mission: Hunger Free Colorado connects people to food resources to meet existing needs and drives policy, systems and social change to end hunger.

Food Resource Hotline  : The statewide Food Resource Hotline is a bilingual toll-free number that connects Coloradans to needed food and nutrition resources. It is a free “one-stop” resource that offers geographically-based referrals to both public and private food assistance programs across the state.

Mobile Assistance Program: Our mobile outreach program connects families to needed food resources, such as food stamps (federally known as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program), local food pantries, meal sites and other community options that offer access to affordable, healthy food.

Denver Gov

Free Grab-And-Go Supper Meals for Youth!

Grab-and-Go suppers are provided by the Tasty Food - Where Denver Youth Eat Free program with the City and County of Denver, Office of Children's Affairs. These meals are for youth between the ages of 1 - 18 and available on a first-come, first-served basis at 17 Denver recreation centers, Monday - Friday, 3:30 - 5:30 p.m. No ID or registration required - just swing by, grab your meal ... and go!

View a full list of Tasty Food sites and stay informed of any additional updates by visiting

Denver CO Food Pantries | Denver Colorado

Our comprehensive list of food assistance programs provides full descriptions, pictures, hours, volunteer information, etc. We not only provide listings of pantries, but we also provide information on: food closets, food banks, soup kitchens, congregate meal locations, food boxes, vouchers, etc.

We recommend calling ahead to verify hours.
Twin Parishes Church
3663 Humboldt St., Denver CO 80205

Epworth United Church
3401 High St, Denver CO 80205

Bienvenidos Food Bank

11 am to noon & 4 pm to 5:30 pm (except the 3rd Thursday of the month)

3810 Pecos Street Denver, CO 80211

***This location also provides diapers/baby food,  dog food, and personal hygiene items.

2. School and Education Support: 

Denver: Youth Program Locator 

The 'Youth Program Locator' is an interactive tool that allows users to experience a more targeted search by using specific program filters, such as finding activities close to your home or school, narrowing your search to a certain age range, or even searching for a particular program category. This is a great family resource to discover opportunities where youth can engage in fun activities and continue learning when they are not in school. 

Click here to explore and find programs in your area. 

John R. Lewis Community Liberation Academy (JLCLA)

JLCLA Learning Circles are about the network of mutuality finally operating as an inclusive network. 

This program will: 

  • Honor the great work happening by teachers and leaders at our local schools as they provide live (synchronous) learning opportunities and specialized supports
  • Provide a heavy focus on literacy supports because we know that LITERACY IS LIBERATION!
  • Provide assessment tools so that students and their families know where they are and can map their plan to where they want to GROW
  • Provide weekly recorded (asynchronous) READ-ALOUD & literacy encouragement with our amazing FaithBridge Education Team
  • Provide opportunities for students and families to connect in weekly Guided Reading Circles (Virtual or In-Person)
  • Provide opportunities for students and families to connect in weekly Arts Enrichment Circles (Virtual or In-Person)
  • Provide opportunities for students and families to connect in weekly Total Wellness Circles (Virtual or In-Person)
  • Provide opportunities for parents/guardians, who we honor as first teachers and best advocates, with tools and supports to aid their child's liberation through literacy via our PARENT ACADEMY
  • Provide backpacks, at home learning supplies, and leveled literacy bundles to help every child create or add to their home library

To Register or learn more information on this please click here.

3. Internet Services:

Xfinity Internet 
Until further notice, all Xfinity WiFi Public Hotspots are now open to everyone on the “xfinitywifi” SSID. Public hotspots can be found in small/medium businesses and outdoors in commercial areas. 


4. General Local Resident Services:

General Assistance Application 


For general assistance with any of the following:

  • Rental Assistance 
  • Deposit Assistance
  • Eviction Assistance 
  • First Month's Rent 
  • Mortgage Assistance 
  • Xcell Assistance 

Complete this application in English or Spanish, and once you have the additional required documents, make sure to contact Denver Human Services at 720-944-1520 and a member of the team will pick up your application packet. 

Free Ride Request Colorado Organization for Latina Opportunity and Reproductive Rights (COLOR) and Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition (CIRC) has teamed up with Lyft to provide and offer free rides to our community members in need.
Servicios de la Raza

-Food and clothing bank

-SNAP applications for food assistance

4055 Tejon St., Denver, CO 80211

West Denver Resistance Collaborative

Click here if you need help with: 

-Paying your rent

-Avoiding foreclosure or managing debt

-Preventing eviction or solving a problem with a landlord

-Resources for small businesses, or weekly legal clinics

If you would like to speak to someone about your family’s needs, dial (720) 932-3104 or email Bilingual (English/Spanish) representatives are available to assist you.

Denver Gov Rent and Utility Help

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.

Rental Resources for Tenants

A list of resources that are generally available to Colorado tenants who may be struggling to pay some of their rent amid Coronavirus. The organizations are broken down by state, state nonprofit, county and city resources. 

Denver Health Resources

Denver Health Resources for Uninsured Students

Denver School-Based Health Center

Manual High School School-Based Health Center

  • Provides free or low-cost services to all eligible Denver Public Schools students 

  • 1700 E. 28th Ave., Denver CO, 80205

  • Contact Phone: (720) 423-6435

Inner City Health Center

Sliding scale (free for Medicaid) and open to all Denver county residents and families.

3800 York St 

Contact Phone: (303) 296-1767

Denver Human Services

1200 Federal Blvd

Denver, CO

Finding child care you trust is one of the most important tasks a parent can undertake. Understanding who qualifies as an appropriate caregiver and finding one nearby can be challenging – and we're here to help.

Our child care assistance team can connect you to resources to find the best provider for your children. If you need help paying for child care, we'll also help you apply for assistance.


5. Mental Health Resources:

General Mental Health Resources

Being out of their typical routine for an extended period of time and adjusting to rapid life changes during a time of heightened anxiety can be difficult for students’ mental health.  The resources below provide practical tips, information, and conversation starters to help parents discuss teens’ concerns around coronavirus and support them to reduce fear, combat anxiety, and build resilience:

Extended periods of time out of a typical routine may be difficult for students’ mental health. We highly recommend that you monitor your student’s social media accounts, as increased social media usage is linked to increased stress, anxiety, and depression. If you notice that your child is sleeping significantly more or less than normal, eating significantly more or less than normal, or behaving unusually for a period of longer than a few days, that may be a sign that they are experiencing anxiety or depression. Please reach out to one of the following local resources for support. If you are concerned that your student’s safety is at risk, please call 911 immediately.


For uninsured students click here 


Community Mental Health Organizations

Community mental health organizations provide services for every member of the family including individual and family counseling as well as youth programming.  Call 1.844.493.8255 to get connected to any of the organizations below:

Crisis & Suicide Prevention
Outside Counseling Savio House - home based-program to help stop family violence
Substance Abuse AlaTeen Service Center - Al-Anon for teens
Grief and Loss

6. Supporting Immigrant Families

DACA Applications Assistance

USCIS now accepting initial DACA applications Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) DACA provides two year,
renewable temporary legal status, access to work authorization, a valid social security number and a driver’s license in the state of CO.
After a 09/2017 legal challenge partially shut down the program, in December of 2020, it was fully re-opened and USCIS
has begun to accept initial applications alongside renewal requests for DACA status. 

Visit our website for more information at
Currently, all consultations and application services are being provided remotely in order to ensure mutual safety of our
staff and clients. As part of our mission to serve low-income and indigent immigrants, we remain committed to charging
only nominal fees for consultations and legal assistance. If you know of anyone who may be eligible for DACA, or may
benefit from our other legal immigration services, please have them call: (303) 742-4971

My City Academy 

My City Academy is a program created to empower immigrant and refugee residents to participate and connect with the City & County of Denver. My City Academy connects participants with individuals in city agencies and offices, teaches them about the services, resources and benefits available, and how to access those services.

Their eight session virtual program will begin August 31,2020 and will occur every Monday and Tuesday. This is a free program and each session is filled with information on services and resources and will include the following topics: 

  • Intro to City Government 
  • Anti-Discrimination Policy and Procedures 
  • Emergency Assistance 
  • Financial Empowerment 
  • Health & Wellness 
  • Public Safety 
  • Children & Families
  • Labor & Workforce Support 
If interested or want to learn more please click here. 
Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition The Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition assembled a list of resources in Spanish and English. The economic crisis caused by the virus will exacerbate the socio-economic, health and immigration disparities immigrant communities already face. Here is a document with resources available at this time. We will continue to build on this list as more resources become available.
ENUF Resources for Undocumented Communities Click here for full resource document for Undocumented Communities