Jeffco Community Resources

It's okay to ask for help

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Making ends meet can be hard and everyone could use some help from time to time. You or your family may not have needed support before but times have changed. If you need help with food, finding a job, or other support, and are not sure where to turn, Jeffco community partners can help. 

Find Resources

Get the information you need to find the right support for you. Simply click on the tabs below to find resources and contact information for Jeffco community support across the county.

Looking for a phone or text option? Mile High United Way 2-1-1 Colorado is a confidential and multilingual service connecting people to vital resources across the state. You can call, text, live chat, or search the 2-1-1 database to get help. Dial three simple numbers - 2-1-1 - to reach Mile High United Way's 2-1-1 Help Center, or text your zip code to 898-211 (message and data rates apply).

Neighbors Helping Neighbors

Share this link with your family, friends and neighbors to help connect them with services they may not know exist. You can also safely volunteer for one of Jeffco’s many community partners supporting those in need. Click the “HELP YOUR COMMUNITY” tab for more information.

CommUNITY Campaign

Jefferson County Human Services, Jefferson County Public Health, and Jefferson County Public Affairs have collaborated with community partners including Benefits in Action, BGOLDN, Calvary Church Golden, Community Table, Evergreen Christian Outreach, Hunger Free Colorado, Integrated Family Community Services, Jeffco Eats, Joy’s Kitchen, Lakewood Connects, Mountain Resource Center, The Action Center, West Metro Chamber of Commerce, and others to launch the CommUNITY campaign to bring together available community-wide resource information under one easy to access hub to help connect our community to support that best fits their needs. The campaign is funded through the federal CARES Act. Learn more about the campaign by clicking the “CAMPAIGN INFO” tab below.

  1. Aging & Adult
  2. Children, Youth & Families
  3. Employment
  4. Food
  5. Food Delivery
  6. General Resources
  7. Health Access
  8. Housing
  9. Mental Health
  10. Pregnant Women, Infants & Children
  11. Help Your Community
  12. Submit Your Resource

Aging & Adult

Alzheimer's Association  
The Alzheimer's Association created tips for caregiver's supporting individual's with Alzheimer's disease and dementia specific to COVID-19. There are resources specific for caregiving at home, at assisted living, and for staying healthy.

Benefits in Action
Benefits in Action continues to serve those who need services.

  • Those who are hungry and need access to food resources - whether it's SNAP navigation and application assistance or finding open food banks and pantries.
  • Those who want to access health care and need help navigating services and applying for benefits.
  • Those who need help navigating and / or applying for Medicare benefits - whether new to Medicare or are experiencing issues with using current benefits.
  • Those who are in their homes and need assistance paying for heat.

For any needs, contact 720-221-8354 or email Benefits in Action

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
Information for Medicare beneficiaries related to COVID-19 can be found at Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services or call 303-480-6835.

  • Medicare covers the lab tests for COVID-19. You pay no out-of-pocket costs.
  • Medicare covers all medically necessary hospitalizations. This includes if you're diagnosed with COVID-19 and might otherwise have been discharged from the hospital after an inpatient stay, but instead you need to stay in the hospital under quarantine.
  • At this time, there's no vaccine for COVID-19. However, if one becomes available, it will be covered by all Medicare Prescription Drug Plans (Part D).
  • If you have a Medicare Advantage Plan, you have access to these same benefits. Medicare allows these plans to waive cost-sharing for COVID-19 lab tests. Many plans offer additional telehealth benefits beyond the ones described below. Check with your plan about your coverage and costs.
  • Telehealth and related services: Medicare covers “virtual check-ins” so you can connect with your doctor by phone or video, or even an online patient portal, to see whether you need to come in for a visit. If you're concerned about illness and are potentially contagious, this offers an easy way to remain at home and avoid exposure to others.

CSU Extension Older Adults Resources
CSU Extension has created a comprehensive webpage of resources for older adults. Find resources for health, food assistance, transportation, and unemployment benefits. 

Denver Regional Mobility and Access Council  
Denver Regional Mobility and Access Council offers a list of available transportation services.

DRCOG Senior Resource Line  
DRCOG offers a variety of supports and programs to older adults. They currently have a phone line set up connecting those over 60 with services and supports. Call 303-480-6700 to get connected.

Jefferson County Human Services  
Jefferson County Human Services continues to investigate reports of abuse and neglect of at-risk adults. We have a 24/7 screening hotline at 303-271-4673. For an overview of all programs and how they can help, please use our Resource Guide.