Jeffco Community Resources

Please see below for community resources available in Jefferson County.

Mile High United Way 2-1-1 Colorado is a confidential and multilingual service connecting people to vital resources across the state and is the COVID-19 resource and referral hub for information and resources statewide. No matter where you live in Colorado, you can find information about resources in your local community. You can call, text, live chat, or search the 2-1-1 database to get help. Dial three simple numbers – 2-1-1 – and reach Mile High United Way’s 2-1-1 Help Center, or text your zip code to 898-211 (message and data rates apply).

Last updated: April 7, 2020

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

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.

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.