• Student Supports and Resources:
      • Student Outreach & Support is a University resource where trained staff members ensure that students are connected to appropriate campus resources, have a plan of action to meet their goals, and learn how to navigate challenging situations. Activate these services by completing an SOS referral. The SOS team can be reached at sos@du.edu or by calling 303-871-2400. 
        • DU Student Outreach and Support also administers the Student Assistance Fund, which provided limited financial assistance to currently enrolled students who are unable to meet immediate, essential expenses because of temporary hardship related to an unexpected situation. 

     

     

     

     

  • Denver-Based Resources:

    To protect the health and safety of the community and help limit the spread of COVID-19, all Denver Human Services facilities will be closed to the public beginning Thursday, March 19, 2020 until further notice. While in-person transactions will be unavailable, staff will continue to offer critical support and safety services for Denver’s families through online and phone services from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Services and transactions accessible online or by phone through www.denvergov.org/humanservices or 720-944-4DHS (4347) include:

    • Applying for benefits (food, cash, medical, child care assistance, RTD Live); Reporting changes; Submitting documents; Checking benefits status; Paying child support; Access information about rental assistance; Download applications for energy assistance and property tax relief. 

    The City and County of Denver is preparing a package to help support workers and businesses that will be hit hardest by this emergency. Additional details are forthcoming. In the meantime, please note these  existing resources: 

    • Property Tax & Rent Relief Program – for residents older than 65, people with a disability, or low-income residents
    • Temporary Rental & Utility Assistance (TRUA) – emergency rent and utility payments for those who qualify
    • Denver Human Services offers eviction and rental assistance
    • Low-income Energy Assistance Program (LEAP) – offering eligible residents help with a portion of their winter home heating bills
    • The DU Food Pantry is closed until the current, statewide stay at home order is lifted. In the meantime, if you or anyone you know is experiencing food insecurity, we encourage you to contact Hunger Free Colorado’s Food Resource Hotline. You can call the bilingual Food Resource Hotline toll-free at (855) 855-4626, or, if you are located in the Metro Denver area, at (720) 382-2920. If you are hearing impaired, call Relay Colorado at 7-1-1 or 1-800-659-2656. You may also use this online referral form.
    • If you, or a family you know, need food donations or meal support for children in Denver, Denver Public Schools and Denver Parks and Recreation are partnering to distribute meals for kids.  You can find the distribution locations at https://www.dpsk12.org/coronavirus/#food.

    • The city is recruiting volunteers to assist at our homeless shelters and in the supplemental and respite facilities that we are setting up around the metro area. You can direct people who want to volunteer to www.unitedwaydenver.org/covid-relief/.  Volunteer portal www.helpcoloradonow.org.
    • You can donate cleaning supplies and other materials for homeless shelters from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday at the Martin Luther King Jr. and La Alma/Lincoln Park Recreation Centers (3880 Newport St. and 1325 W. 11th Ave., respectively).

This portfolio last updated: 23-Sep-2020 7:13 PM