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City of Thornton COVID-19 Resources​

Thornton Cares. We are here for you!

Content on this webpage is frequently updated.

To view facility closures within the city of Thornton, please click here.

Community Connections is your Thornton resource center.  Even though our buildings have closed, our bilingual English/Spanish staff are still available to serve.  We are working hard to keep Thornton informed about available programs, services, and options. Resources are changing daily and sometimes even hourly so please know that while we’ll make every effort to keep information current, there may be times listings are outdated. For the most recent updates, we invite you to contact each resource directly using the information provided.  If you cannot find what you’re looking for, we’re just a call or click away. Reach us at 720-977-5800 or Connections@ThorntonCO.gov.

If you or your organization offer any resources not listed please contact Community Connections and we will be sure to add them to this page.

For more information on COVID-19, please visit the World Health Organization, the Center for Disease Control, the Tri-County Health Department, or the Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment.

For information on COVID-19 and racism, please click here.

 

 Older Adults (Updated as of 03/30/2020 at 5:30 pm)

 Older Adults

As we are all aware, older adults are the most susceptible target of Coronavirus (COVID-19). For this reason the Community Connections Division is doing its part to prevent the spread of the disease and has put tgoether a list of some resources that may be needed during this time.

Driver's License Renewal

  • If you need to renew your driver’s license, you may do that online even if you are over age 65.  The prohibition on online renewals for drivers over age 65 has been temporarily suspended, as per the Governor Jared Polis, until April 12, 2020 (This date may be extended).

Medicaid

  • Governor Polis has also issued guidance for individuals who are receiving Medicaid for home care and long term care services. The time for getting all of the paperwork completed has been extended to avoid any disruptions for home care workers and nursing home services.  You will be able to continue to receive help even if the paperwork is not finalized.

Testing;

  • Health First Colorado will cover testing for coronavirus (COVID-19). Members will not have co-pays for testing.

Treatment: 

  •  Information will be provided once it has been made available by the state. 

Telehealth:

  •  Information will be provided once it has been made available by the state. 


Medicare 

Testing:
  • Medicare covers the lab tests for COVID-19. You pay no out-of-pocket costs.

Treatment: 
  • 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:
  • You may be able to communicate with your doctors or certain other practitioners without necessarily going to the doctor's office in person for a full visit. Medicare pays for "virtual check-ins"—brief, virtual services with your established physician or certain practitioners where the communication isn't related to a medical visit within the previous 7 days and doesn't lead to a medical visit within the next 24 hours (or soonest appointment available).
  • You need to consent verbally to using virtual check-ins and your doctor must document that consent in your medical record before you use this service. You pay your usual Medicare coinsurance and deductible for these services.
  • Medicare also pays for you to communicate with your doctors using online patient portals without going to the doctor's office. Like the virtual check-ins, you must initiate these individual communications.

Colorado Gerontological Society
  • Many of their services such as hearing, vision, and dental services, advance care planning, and in-person counseling at the Colorado Gerontological Society will be placed on hold until it is safe to work, but they will be available by phone.  If you have questions or need help, please feel free to call 303-333-3482 or 1-855-293-6911.  They may be able to help.

Nursing Homes and Assisted Living Residences

  • Per Governor Polis, all visitors are prohibited unless the individual needs end-of-life compassion care.  All essential health care workers are being tested routinely.  All essential individuals responsible for deliveries of food, health services, and medicine are dropping items on the doorstep and being brought into the building by screened staff.

CDC Video - COVID-19: What Older Adults Need to Know

Reserved Shopping Options:

Dollar General

  • Dollar General will dedicate the first hour of each shopping day to senior shoppers and will close an hour earlier than normal. 

Whole Foods 

  • Beginning 3/19/20, Whole Foods will dedicate 7:00am-8:00am each day to senior shoppers.

Target 

  • Every Wednesday from 7:00am-8:00am Target will reserve shopping for senior and vulnerable shoppers.

Safeway and Albertsons

  • Every Tuesday and Thursday from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. will be reserved for vulnerable shoppers.

Costco

  • Every Tuesday and Thursday from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. will be reserved for senior shoppers.


Senior Hub Food Bank

Monday – Friday:  APPOINTMENT ONLY from 9am – 3:30pm Call to make an appointment at 303-426-4408. Serves our senior community.  They also have Senior Food Boxes (CSFP).


Meals on Wheels

Provides delivered meals to homebound adults who qualify based on income. Generally, programs serve adults 60 and over, although age requirements can vary by program and areas served.

CyberSeniors

Provides tech support and tutorials to seniors. Cyber-Seniors is waiving all fees and providing free access to its tech training resources for all individuals and organizations during this pandemic. Visit their website here or call 1-844-217-3057 for more information.

 

 For Professionals / Service Providers

 

National Council on Aging 
If you or your organization works with older adults, use these resources to get best practices, share tips, and see what leading authorities are recommending during the COVID-19 pandemic. 
Senior Centers Connect
If your center is temporarily closed and offering essential services during the Coronavirus outbreak, you may be searching for ideas to promote social connection to your participants. This compilation of programs, webinars and resources has been shared by aging service professionals over the past few weeks for you to use. We intend to update this toolkit as more resources become available. 
Eldercare Locator
A public service of the U.S. Administration on Aging connecting you to services for older adults and their families. You can reach them at: 
  • 1-800-677-1116
  • or visit Eldercare Locator - Find help in your community by entering your zip code OR city and state. 
    • Area Agency on Aging: For information to help older caregivers contact your area agency on aging.
    • Food for Older Caregivers: If you or someone in your household receive Meals on Wheels or other home-delivered meals, ask if because of the exceptional circumstances, they can also deliver meals for your children. You can also contact your eldercare locator to find out about other sources of food for older adults

 Transportation (Updated as of 03/30/2020 at 5:30 pm)

Transportation

Adams County Community Transtit (A-Lift)
The A-LIFT offers transportation to Adams County residents who are age 55 and over. Persons needing transportation to medical and dental appointments, adult day and respite programs, grocery facilities and/or congregate meal sites or personal trips within 5 miles of residence may qualify to use this service.​
Amazing Wheels
Amazing Wheels Transportation offers a full scope of non-medical transportation services for the physically and mentally challenged as well as senior transportation and disabled transportation throughout Denver Metro Area. These services are provided 24 hours a day 7 days a week.​
Colorado NEMT
Non-Emergent Medical Transportation (NEMT) is transportation to and from covered non-emergency medical appointments or services. NEMT is only available when a Health First Colorado (Colorado's Medicaid Program) member has no other means of transportation. NEMT services are coordinated by a State Designated Entity (SDE). Colorado has three types of SDEs.​
DRCOG
For more than sixty years, elected officials have come together to address challenges and to plan for an excellent region. Members establish guidelines, set policy and allocate funding in the areas of transportation and personal mobility, growth and development and aging and disability resources.​
DRMAC Transit Options
TransitOptions is a quick and easy interactive tool designed to help individuals find specialized transportation that meets each person's specific needs. Based on DRMAC's Getting There Guide, the database walks the user through a short series of questions that will determine the best transportation option(s) available to meet trip requirements.​
InnovAge
InnovAge provides transportation from your home to the PACE center and to off-site medical appointments.​
RTD Access-a-Ride
Providing Travel Options for People with Disabilities in Colorado Access‑a‑Ride provides local bus transportation in the Denver metro area for people with disabilities. We help individuals who cannot access our fixed-route bus and train system to maintain their freedom to travel around the metro area.  
  • Grocery delivery service now available to RTD Access-a-Ride customers
    • Home grocery delivery service is available to all of the Regional Transportation District (RTD)’s Access-a-Ride customers. RTD is offering this service during the COVID-19 state of emergency to provide current Access-a-Ride customers with a food delivery option that does not require leaving home. No fare is required for customers to use this service.
***Access-a-Ride will suspend five-day advanced bookings, allowing customers to book next day trips only.  All standing orders from Friday, March 20, will be canceled. Customers can call 303-292-6560 to book trips. This information has been communicated to our customers in various ways, through the established customer messaging systems, media release, info on website, etc.
Wagon Road Park-N-Ride/144th FlexRide

Smart Commute is pleased to share that the FlexRide launched in late 2019, the Wagon Road PnR/144th FlexRide, has seen steady ridership in the past few weeks despite declines in other parts of the RTD system.  This grant-funded service delivers crucial workforce access to the quadrant of I-25 and 144th Avenue, and has also been used to help people complete medical trips and trips to other businesses in this area.

FlexRide is a shared ride bus service that travels within select RTD service areas. FlexRide is open to the general public and is available on a first come, first serve basis. FlexRide can be used to connect to other RTD bus or train services at stations and Park-n-Rides, or get direct access to shopping malls, schools, businesses, recreational centers, libraries and more by booking a trip online. All FlexRide vehicles are accessible and have bike racks.

 Housing (Updated as of 04/02/2020 at 10:00 pm)

Housing

Water Assistance Program:

Applications are still being processed for all Thornton Assistance Programs, including the Water Assistance Program. Please see more information and the online application at: gocot.net/waterassistance. Completed applications and supporting documentation can be emailed to Assistance@ThorntonCO.gov. For additional information please call 720-977-5815.

Home Repair Programs:

Applications are still being accepted and processed for the Help for Homes minor home repair program and the Home Loan Repair Program. For the safety of homeowners, employees, and the community at large during the COVID-19 outbreak the only type of repair projects that will be made are exterior home modifications and repair projects that do not involve personal physical interaction with homeowners. Approved projects will be scheduled as soon as possible. Thank you for your understanding during this time where it is critical we practice social distancing. Online applications can be found here and completed applications can emailed to Connections@ThorntonCO.gov

Emergency Rent/Mortgage and Utility Assistance:

Community Connections partners with several agencies to provide emergency rent/mortgage and utility assistance to income-eligible households. Please contact Adam Lyons, Grant and Housing Supervisor, at 720-977-5812 or adam.lyons@ThorntonCO.gov for more information, or click here to see a comprehensive list of service providers.


If you are unable to pay your rent, the COVID-19 Eviction Defense Project has put together a guide on what to expect, how you should communicate with your landlord, a templete for communicating with your landlord, and additional resources that may be of benefit to you. It can be found here. Please note that the information in this guide is not, and is not intended to be, legal advice; rather, it is intended to be informational.

Homebuyer Education Workshops:

​In light of Governor Polis declaring a state of emergency for Colorado, the Colorado Housing and Finance Authority (CHFA) will be temporarily covering the cost of online homebuyer education. Starting on March 16, 2020, individuals may choose a free online homebuyer education option. More information and a list of homebuyer workshops can be found here. Note: The Community Resource and Housing Development Corporation (CRHDC) Homebuyer education workshops scheduled for March 28th and April 4th have been cancelled.

Colorado Legal Services Eviction Clinics:3

Colorado Legal Services (CLS) offers a program to prevent homelessness by providing low-income renters facing eviction free legal assistance. CLS staff are going to “staff” the court eviction clinics (Adams, Denver, and El Paso Counties) on an applicant call-in basis, instead of being at the courts as they have been, awaiting applicants who wish to speak with one of their grant-funded staff members.  More information can be found here.

Adams County Severe Weather Activation Plan (SWAP):  SWAP is active today 4/2/2020.

SWAP accesses and administers hotel/motel stays when the weather poses a threat to the well-being and/or lives of people sleeping or living outdoors during the winter months. SWAP is activated when the temperature drops below 32 degrees and wet or 20 degrees and dry. Due to COVID-19 precautions, assessments will take place at Almost Home, 231 N Main St, Brighton, CO 80601 from Noon to 4:00 PM when SWAP is activated. More information can be found at acchonline.comPlease note: the Human Services Center, among other county buildings, will be closed for until Monday, March 23.

Federal Moratorium on Evictions and Foreclosures:

The Trump Administration has directed the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to suspend evictions and foreclosures through April. The moratorium will apply only to homeowners with mortgages insured by the Federal Housing Administration, or backed by Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac. Additionally, there is a moratorium on evictions for renters of public housing units.

Cold Weather Care:

Cold Weather Cares will honor their commitment to clients already enrolled in the program and will assist them as they transition to permanent housing. However, they will not be accepting any new clients for the remainder of this shelter season.

Housing Assistance:

Homeowners experiencing difficulties paying their home mortgage loan due to impacts of COVID–19 or other financial circumstances should contact their Loan Servicer as soon as possible to learn about options that may be available at this time.

Housing Counseling:

Housing Counselors are available to help residents seeking information about housing assistance. Contact a counselor for more information.

Colorado Housing Connects:

For additional housing related questions and/or additional rental assistance contact Colorado Housing Connects at 1-844-926-6632 or visitit their website at http://www.coloradohousingconnects.org/.

 Health (Updated as of 03/31/2020 at 2:30 pm)

Health

Mental Health Resources:

Pennock Center for Counseling is offering:

  • Scheduled phone sessions.
  • E-therapy using a program (doxy.me) that is HIPAA compliant and allows you to use your computer, phone or tablet, as long as there is a camera on the device.
  • Either phone or e-therapy sessions when requested but not regularly scheduled.

Please visit their website for more information https://pennockcounseling.org/. They also shared a post on Coping with Anxiety and Coronavirus: https://mailchi.mp/11982fd80a95/news-from-pennock-center-3883993?e=474052b9db

Community Reach Center https://www.communityreachcenter.org/

Living Room Conversations

Colorado Crisis Line

  • You don't have to go through it alone. Reach out for free, confidential, professional, 24/7 support. https://coloradocrisisservices.org/
  • CALL 1-844-493-TALK (8255) or TEXT TALK TO 38255

Disaster Distress Helpline - Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

Calm

Provides tools to take care of our minds and stay grounded. All of the resources on this page are free of charge. Enjoy this curation of meditations, sleep stories, music and more, all handpicked to support your mental and emotional wellness through this time. https://www.calm.com/blog/take-a-deep-breath?utm_source=lifecycle&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=difficult_times_subs_031720#resources

Virtual recovery resources

In an infectious disease outbreak, when social distancing and self-quarantine are needed to limit and control the spread of the disease, continued social connectedness to maintain recovery are critically important. Virtual resources can and should be used during this time. This tip sheet describes resources that can be used to virtually support recovery from mental/substance use disorders. It also provides resources to help local recovery programs create virtual meetings. https://www.samhsa.gov/sites/default/files/virtual-recovery-resources.pdf

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

SAMHSA recognizes the challenges posed by the current COVID-19 situation and is providing the following guidance and resources to assist individuals, providers, communities, and states across the country. https://www.samhsa.gov/coronavirus

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)

COVID-19 Resource and Information Guide

https://www.nami.org/getattachment/Press-Media/Press-Releases/2020/COVID-19-and-Mental-Illness-NAMI-Releases-Importan/COVID-19-Updated-Guide-1.pdf?lang=en-US

Mental Health America (MHA)

The mental health effects of COVID-19 are as important to address, as are the physical health effects. MHA has compiled a range of resources and information. https://mhanational.org/covid19


Community Health Clinics Resources:

Community Health Clinics are committed to provide care to all community members regardless of finances, insurance coverage, or ability to pay. They can provide a sliding fee scale based on family size and income. The clinics accept Medicaid, Medicare, CHP+, and most private insurance plans.  They also have team members that can assist with insurance enrollment. 

Clinica Colorado

  • In response to the growing COVID-19 outbreak in our state, Clinica Colorado is offering $10 virtual visits via phone or video call no insurance necessary. This service allows patients to receive the medical care they deserve, while maintaining the safety of all patients, families, staff, and the community. Visit their website at https://clinicacolorado.org/

Salud Family Health Center  https://www.saludclinic.org/covid-19

Kids First Health

  • Kids First community pediatric clinics in Commerce City and Westminster are OPEN. The Westminster location will close from March 20-27 for electric maintenance. You may contact our Commerce City clinic at 303-289-1086 and our Westminster clinic at 303-428-4384.
  • Kids First school-based health centers will remain closed until the schools reopen.

Benefits

  • Please visit the PEAK website for a faster process to apply for or inquire on benefits such as medical, food, cash, and early childhood assistance programs. https://coloradopeak.secure.force.com/

Medicaid

Testing:
  • Health First Colorado will cover testing for coronavirus (COVID-19). Members will not have co-pays for testing.
Treatment: 
  •  Information will be provided once it has been made available by the state
Telehealth: 
  •  Information will be provided once it has been made available by the state

Health insurance through Connect for Health Colorado

The State has opened an emergency Special Enrollment period from Friday, March 20 thru Friday, April 3, 2020 to help as many people as possible protect their health and safety during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Call the Customer Service Center at 855-752-6749 or apply online at https://connectforhealthco.com/get-started/covid-19-support/

 

 Food (Updated as of 04/1/2020 at 3:45 pm)

Food Resources

Senior Hub Food Bank

Monday – Friday:  APPOINTMENT ONLY from 9am – 3:30pm. Call to make an appointment at 303-426-4408. Serves our senior community.  They also have Senior Food Boxes (CSFP).


Growing Home Food Bank

Monday - Saturday, 10am-noon. 3489 West 72nd Avenue #112 in Westminster. Call 303-426-0430 or visit www.growinghome.org for the latest information.


Meals on Wheels

Provides delivered meals to homebound adults who qualify based on income. Generally, programs serve adults 60 and over, although age requirements can vary by program and areas served.


Food Bank of the Rockies Mobile Pantry 

  • Is still operating on the third Thursday of every month in a drive thru setting (walk ups will not be turned away) at 9065 Grant St - Parking lot on the northwest corner of Grant St and Russell Blvd.  Distribution begins 1:00 pm and ends when all the food is distributed, usually in about an hour. Arriving no later than 1:30 is recommended.


Schools Food Programs:

Adams 12 School District: 

All families will receive lunch for the day and breakfast for the next. These meals will be available for all children ages 1 through 18 regardless of what school they attend. No paperwork is required.

Weekday Meals:

 Meals will be served at the following locations from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

  • Horizon High School - 5321 E. 136th Avenue, Thornton, CO
  • Legacy High School - 2701 W. 136th Avenue, Broomfield, CO
  • Mountain Range High School - 12500 Huron Street, Westminster, CO
  • Northglenn High School - 601 W 100th Place, Northglenn, CO
  • Thornton High School - 9351 N Washington Street, Thornton, CO

Weekend Meals:

Thanks to the support and generosity of Food for Hope in Thornton, pre-packed bags of food will be available for families at all pick up locations to be taken home for the weekend. Each bag will include (at minimum) two protein items, one vegetable, one fruit, one grain and two breakfast/snacks. Bags will be distributed on a first come, first serve basis and will be available starting at 10:30 a.m. on both Friday, March 20 and Friday, March 27. Limit one bag per family. All pick up locations will have these bags available for families on Friday. 

  • Horizon High School - 5321 E. 136th Avenue, Thornton, CO
  • Legacy High School - 2701 W. 136th Avenue, Broomfield, CO
  • Mountain Range High School - 12500 Huron Street, Westminster, CO
  • Northglenn High School - 601 W 100th Place, Northglenn, CO
  • Thornton High School - 9351 N Washington Street, Thornton, CO

Mapleton Public School District:

Meals may be picked up from the following locations Monday-Friday, between 11:00 a.m. -12:30 p.m.

  • Meadow Community School (9150 Monroe St, Thornton) - Pick up will be on the west side of the building.
  • Skyview Campus (8990 York St., Thornton) - Pick up will be in the parent drop off pick up loop located to the north of Academy/ Clayton building.
  • Welby Community School (1200 E. 78th Ave., Denver) - Pick up will be in the bus loop beginning on the north side of the building.
  • York International School (9200 York St., Thornton) - Pick up will be in the bus loop
  • Global Primary Academy (7480 N. Broadway, Denver) - Pick up will be in the bus loop by GPA.

Pinnacle Charter School:

  • Please note that sack meals WILL CONTAIN peanuts. Will provide food for anyone ages 1-18 regardless of their affiliation with Pinnacle. Delivery and distribution will begin Monday, March 16th and run through Friday, March 20th.  There will be 12 delivery locations near regular Pinnacle bus stops to distribute food to our students between 8 a.m. and 9 a.m. You can find their schedule on their website at https://www.pinnaclecharterschool.org/apps/news/article/1184245. There will also be the opportunity to pick up sack meals at the Pinnacle Charter School K-8 building from 8am-9:30am.

27J School District: 

  • Free Grab N' Go meal service for children ages 1-18! Drive by or walk up with your children between 11 AM-1 PM at Vikan Middle School (879 Jessup St., Brighton) and Overland Trail Middle School (455 N 19th Ave, Brighton) on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. One lunch and a breakfast will be provided for each child present.


Hunger Free Colorado

  • Food Resource Hotline: Anyone who might need help locating food can call their Food Resource Hotline (855-855-4626), M – F (8 am – 4:30 pm). The Food Resource Hotline keeps all information confidential and has bilingual staff ready to help Coloradans find food and nutrition resources in their community, as well as provide assistance for applying to federal nutrition programs such as SNAP.
  • They also provide a wonderful food resources webpage that lists information regarding school meals near you, SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program), WIC and food pantries. Please visit their site at https://www.hungerfreecolorado.org/covid-19/.


WIC (The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children)


SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program)

SNAP enrollment is continuing and benefits will continue to be available on the regular schedule, including application submissions, submitting paperwork, reporting changes and interviews. There are many options available to you to apply for Food Assistance (SNAP) benefits. Try to provide as much information as you can on the application to make the process faster.

  • By Phone: Outreach partners can help you apply by phone. Call Hunger Free Colorado Hotline at 1-855-855-4626 or Mile High United Way at 2-1-1
  • Online: Visit the Colorado PEAK website at https://coloradopeak.secure.force.com/ from a computer or tablet to complete an application online.  
  • Mobile App: Download the MyCOBenefits app to apply from a smartphone. If you are approved, you will be able to see benefit amounts.
  • Paper: Paper applications are still available at your county office, even if it is closed. Once you complete your paper application, you can drop it off at the county office or send it in by mail, fax, or email. (keep in mind that this method may be the most delayed)
  • For other food assistance: You can also find food banks and pantries during the COVID-19 Outbreak. Visit https://www.hungerfreecolorado.org/covid-19/ for more information. If you have children under 18, some public schools are offering, "grab and go" break snacks and lunches that you can pick up at any school that is near you. See https://www.cde.state.co.us/nutrition/nutriemergencyfeeding for a list of locations.


Benefits

  • Please visit the PEAK website for a faster process to apply for or inquire on benefits such as medical, food, cash, and early childhood assistance programs. https://coloradopeak.secure.force.com/

 

 Education (Updated as of 03/30/2020 at 5:30 pm)

 For Students and Families

 

Supporting Students During a School Closure:​ 

Helping children cope with stress during the 2019-nCoV outbreak
Talking to Children About COVID-19 (Coronavirus) (A Parent Resource)
Just For Kids: A Comic Exploring The New Coronavirus
Answering Kids' Questions About the Coronavirus (Video)

School District Status


 For Professionals / Service Providers

 

Interim Guidance for Administrators of US K-12 Schools and Childcare Programs to Plan, Prepare, and Respond to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

 Faith-Based Community (Updated as of 03/30/2020 at 5:30 pm)

Faith-Based Community
Live Streaming Services
Village Church4
550 E 128th Ave
Thornton 80241
303-452-3169
North Metro Church
12505 Colorado Blvd
Thornton, CO 80241
303-457-8560 ext 312
Temporary changes to contact information:
  • Are able to monitor both email and phone messages. The campus is currently closed, and they do not have office hours in-person.  There is not a person answering the phone, but they are checking the messages and will respond as appropriate.
Days and times of live stream services:
  • Our primary service is streamed on Sundays at 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.
  • Live streaming services for middle and high school students at 6 p.m. on Wednesdays
  • Live streaming Bible study on Thursdays at 6 p.m.
The web link to online services
Rock AG Church
8891 Poze Blvd
Thornton, CO 80229
303-255-5692
  • Services are pre-recorded and shown "live" at 10 a.m. on Sundays via their church website at https://www.rockagchurch.com/
  • This allows participants to watch the services together and share comments together throughout the service.
Crossroads Church - Thornton Campus
53 E. 128th Avenue,
Thornton, CO 80241
303-452-5332
email: info@crossroadsabc.com
Facebook: @crossroadsabc  https://www.facebook.com/crossroadsabc/
Instagram: @crossroadsabc  https://www.instagram.com/crossroadsabc/
  • Youth Nights Wednesday, 6:30 p.m.
  • Online Prayer Gathering, Thursday 12 p.m.
  • Sunday Services
    • Traditions Sunday 8 a.m.
    • Contemporary Sunday 9:30 a.m. & 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. & 6 p.m.
Additional Resources:
Get Help Give Help visit: 
Family resources for kids and youth 


 Communication (Updated as of 03/30/2020 at 5:30 pm)

Communication

Ding - All fees removed

  • In light of COVID-19, Ding has removed all processing fees, making it easier to stay in touch. As the number one international mobile top-up platform in the world, Ding has been delivering mobile top-up to millions keeping people connected since 2006. Please visit https://www.ding.com/topup

Internet Essentials by Comcast

Century Link - Federal Lifeline Program in Colorado

  • On a limited income? You can save money with Lifeline services from CenturyLink. This government assistance program can help you save on your monthly local phone service or qualifying broadband service.
  • Lifeline provides a discount of $9.25 on monthly service for qualified subscribers.
  • Lifeline eligibility is determined by the Federal Communication Commission’s (FCC) Lifeline National Verifier. Qualifying customers (or a qualifying member of a household) must have household income at or below 135% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines or participate in one of the following programs:
    • Federal Public Housing Assistance
    • Food Stamps
    • Medicaid
    • Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
    • Veterans and Survivors Pension Benefits

 

 Employment (Updated as of 03/30/2020 at 5:30 pm)

Employment

Colorado Department of Labor and Employment (CDLE)

  • Colorado workers affected by temporary closures due to COVID-19 are eligible to receive unemployment benefits, the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment announced Monday. The Colorado Department of Labor and Employment (CDLE) has a variety of resources for workers and resources for employers who are impacted by the Coronavirus.
    • If your employment has been interrupted, you may be able to get help. Contact the Colorado State Unemployment Office at 303-318-9000 or, en español, 303-318-9333.
    • The best way to submit a claim is through their website.
    • CDLE suggests, to those submitting a claim online, to hit the “save and finish” button every five minutes.

Unemployment Insurance Benefits

 

 

 Financial Assistance (Updated as of 03/30/2020 at 5:30 pm)

Financial Assistance

Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)/Colorado Works

  • TANF provides temporary cash assistance, and other assistance options to families with children under age 18 who meet the requirements of the program. TANF is not an entitlement program and is subject to availability of funds. For more information about receiving TANF in Adams County, please call 303-227-2700.

2020 Recovery Rebates

  • The United States government is offering a $1,200 "stimulus" check to each resident with a social security number. There is an additional $500 for children in the household that qualify for the child tax credit, and the rebate is reduced for each $100 made over the "phase-out threshold" of $75,000. The amount is completely phased out with single filers' incomes being over $99,000, $146,500 for head of household filers with one child, and $198,000 for joint filers with no children. For a summary of the 2020 recovery rebate, please click here: https://crsreports.congress.gov/product/pdf/IN/IN11282

Emergency Rent/Mortgage and Utility Assistance

  • Community Connections partners with several agencies to provide emergency rent/mortgage and utility assistance to income-eligible households. Please contact Adam Lyons, Grant and Housing Supervisor, at 720-977-5812 or adam.lyons@ThorntonCO.gov for more information, or click here to see a comprehensive list of service providers.


 

 Immigration (Updated as of 04/01/2020 at 3:00 pm)

Immigration

This section is under construction. Hang tight while we update it!

Public Charge

The Public Charge rule does not restrict access to testing, screening, or treatment of communicable diseases, including COVID-19. In addition, the rule does not restrict access to vaccines for children or adults to prevent vaccine-preventable diseases. USCIS encourages all those, including aliens, with symptoms that resemble Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) to seek necessary medical treatment or preventive services.  Such treatment or preventive services will not negatively affect any alien as part of a future Public Charge analysis. 

https://www.uscis.gov/greencard/public-charge


 Pets (Updated as of 04/02/2020 at 10:00 am)

Pets

COVID-19 and Pets

The CDC has published information for people with animals here.

Senior Hub Companion Care Program

The Senior Hub's Companion Care program provides pet supplies to seniors in need. Call the Senior Hub at 303-426-4408 for more information.

Community Pet Hospital

Community Pet Hospital is still offering curbside service. For more information, call 303-451-1333 for Washington St. or 303-501-1555 for Holly St. or visit https://www.cphvets.com/.

Guardian Angel Veterinary Care

Guardian Angel Veterinary Care is taking extra steps for safety during the COVID-19 pandemic. For more information, please visit http://gavccolorado.com/.


 Thornton Businesses and Nonprofits (Updated as of 03/30/2020 at 5:30 pm)

Thornton Businesses

City of Thornton Economic Development

  • The City of Thornton's Economic Development Office has put together a resource page to support businesses in Thornton who might need assistance during the pandemic. Please click here for more information.

State of Colorado Economic Development

  • The State of Colorado's Office of Economic Development & International Trade has a resource page for Colorado businesses during the pandemic, and for economic recovery. Please click here for more information.

Disaster Assistance Loans - Small Business Administration

Help Colorado Now 

  • If you are a nonprofit in need of volunteers, Help Colorado Now is connecting volunteers who want to help during the pandemic with nonprofits who could use a hand. Please visit https://covrn.com/ for more information.

Facebook Small Business Grants Program

  • Facebook is offering $100M in cash grants and ad credits for for small businesses impacted by coronavirus. Facebook said the grants will be available for up to 30,000 eligible small businesses in over 30 countries where they operate. That would be an average of $3,333 per business.

 

 

 Other Resources (Updated as of 03/30/2020 at 5:30 pm)

Additional Resources

Benefits

  • Please visit the PEAK website for a faster process to apply for or inquire on benefits such as medical, food, cash, and early childhood assistance programs. https://coloradopeak.secure.force.com/

Colorado Center on Law and Policy (CCLP)

Love Your Neighbor Adams County

  • Northern Hills Church has launched a public Facebook page to connect neighbors with requests and offers to help.  A time to rise to the occasion and be compassionate and generous during these unprecedented times. Reach out to your neighbors in ways of needing support, or to lend a helping hand.  For more information visit Love your Neighbor Adams County [facebook.com]

Planet Fitness

  • Planet Fitness offers free at-home workout classes via live stream to members and non-members on the company's Facebook page. The workouts started on March 16 and will be live-streamed at 7:00 pm ET each day of the next two weeks. 

SCAMS COVID-19 - Stop Fraud Colorado

The Center for People With Disabilities

  • Operating remotely, they can provide core services in independent living skills, advocacy, information and referral, and peer support. Their staff is available to assist you in developing a plan for achieving your goals of being independent.  Visit their website https://cpwd.org/ or give them a call at (303) 442-8662

Critical Personnel & Childcare Survey

  • If you are a parent who works as a "critical personnel" (Doctors; nurses; hospital support personnel, including maintenance and janitorial staff; police; firefighters; EMTs; state Department of Corrections workers; and staff at long-term care facilities, mental health facilities, and residential facilities) AND are in need of child care in order to work - please complete this survey: https://covidchildcarecolorado.com/parent-survey-home/ 

 

 

 US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The President’s Coronavirus Guidelines for America - 15 Days to Slow the Spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) [PDF] - English

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If you are in need of other resources, please contact us at 720-977-5800 or at Connections@ThorntonCO.gov.
Any of the community-based resources or service providers listed on the Thornton Cares website (http://thorntoncares.com), or to which City staff has provided a referral by email, phone or otherwise, should not be seen as an endorsement or recommendation by the City. Nor can the City guarantee the availability of any such resources or service providers.