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​Community Connections           Enlaces Comunitarios                           

Welcome! ¡Bienvenidos!

If you are in need of assistance, please contact us at 720-977-5800 or at Connections@thorntonco.gov. ¡Se habla español!

What's new?  

  • The 2019 Mayor's Food and Sock Drive will be from November 6 - December 12. We are accepting new socks, as well as nonperishable food items. Click here for more information!
  • The 2019 Perfect Holiday Gift program is live! To donate, please click here. If you are in need of assistance this holiday season, click here for resources.
  • Cold Weather Care has beds open! Please click here or call 303-847-9072 for more information.

Outreach Events

If you would like Thornton Community Connections to attend a resource fair or event, please send an email to Connections@thorntonco.gov or call 720-977-5800.

Community Connections:

Please click on the topics below to learn more about each program or initiative.

 Information and Referral to Community Programs

Information and Referral

Community members can call our main number when in need of resources. Connections to information on programs and services in the community, and the Denver Metro Area, are provided by our team through our Thornton Cares database powered by United Way 2-1-1.

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.

 People Experiencing Homelessness

Resources for People Experiencing Homelessness

If you are experiencing homelessness or are at risk of becoming homeless, please click here to view a brochure with resources you may be able to use, or give us a call at 720-977-5800 if you'd like to chat or schedule an appointment to come see us. We believe that asking for help is a sign of strength, and we're here for you.

 Get Involved

Drives

The city of Thornton hosts three separate drives:

  • Random Acts of Kindness - This February drive seeks to encourage Thornton community members to embrace the importance of kindness by donating food to local food banks and pet supplies to give to companion pets of local seniors.
  • Food and School Supply Drive - This drive in July and August, just before the start of the back to school season, collects food and school supplies to distribute to local food banks and agencies that distribute school supplies to children and youth in need.
  • Mayor's Holiday Food and Sock Drive - This drive that starts right around Thanksgiving, seeks to distribute food for holiday meals and socks to Thornton's homeless community at a time when they are most needed.
For more information on drives, please contact Community Connections at 720-977-5800.

Perfect Holiday Gift

The Perfect Holiday Gift program pairs generous donors, who donate gifts and meals, with families in need of a little help during the holiday season. Families in need are added by case managers from local agencies. For more information on the Perfect Holiday Gift program, please visit the program website here. If you are interested in volunteering with the Perfect Holiday Gift program, please send an email to Krista Berkey at Krista.Berkey@thorntonco.gov.

Community Gardens

The city of Thornton is home to ten community gardens! All of the Thornton community gardens accept gardeners of all ages and abilities, and they are all open to Thornton residents. Click here for more information.

If you're looking to start a community garden, you may qualify for a water rebate! Click here to apply.

If you have any questions about community gardens or about starting your own garden, contact Community Connections at 720-977-5800 or Connections@thorntonco.gov.


 

 Food Access

If you're hungry in Thornton...

If you're looking for food resources in Thornton please click here for information about local food banks and other food related resources. Please don't hesitate to give us a call at 720-977-5800 for additional assistance.  We want to help.

Farmers' Market

The City of Thornton, in partnership with the Tri-County Health Department, the American Heart Association, and Anythink Libraries, holds a summer farmer's market series at Anythink Huron Street, to provide fresh fruit and vegetables to the neighboring community at an affordable cost. Local artisans and small businesses come to sell their crafts and share information.

WIC, SNAP, and RTD coupons are available for those who qualify!

For more information on the Farmers' Market, please contact Community Connections at 720-977-5800. 

Community Gardens

See the "Get Involved" section above for more information on community gardens.


  

 Seniors 

 

Adams County Aging Network Conference

The City of Thornton, with other area agencies that serve seniors, helps to plan the annual Adams County Aging Network Conference, which provides resources and opportunities to Adams County seniors in need. 

For more information on the Adams County Aging Network Senior Conference, please click here or contact Jesús Quintana Martínez at 720-977-5816.

Senior Peer Counseling

The City of Thornton, with Community Reach Center, trains volunteer peer-counselors in listening skills so that they can help to reduce isolation through making regular visits to the home of a senior in need.  No experience is necessary and both the training and ongoing support are provided to peer counselors.  

For more information on Senior Peer Counseling, please click here or contact Jesús Quintana Martínez at 720-977-5816.

17th Judicial District  Senior Law Day

Senior Law Day is a full-day spring conference aiming to provide seniors with legal resources including probate law, retirement planning, real estate, reverse mortgages, wills, and more.   The ever-popular Senior Lawday Handbook is distributed to all attendees and free "Ask a Lawyer" sessions are provided by appointment.

For more information, please call 303-500-7059.

Alzheimer's Support Group

The City of Thornton coordinates with the Alzheimer's Association to provide monthly support groups for family members of those who have been diagnosed with Alzheimer's or other dementia.

For more information, please call 1.800.272.3900 or visit www.alz.org/co.

 

 Kinship/Relatives Raising Children

Relatives Raising Children Conference

The Relatives Raising Children conference provides resources, networking opportunities, and information to those raising children not biologically their own.

To learn more about the Relatives Raising Children conference, please contact Jesús Quintana Martínez at 720-977-5816.

Kinship Support Groups

Community Connections co-facilitates monthly support groups for relatives raising non-biological children. Childcare and a light breakfast are provided at these support groups.

To learn more about the kinship support groups, please contact Jesús Quintana Martínez at 720-977-5816.

 

 Learning Opportunities

Classes at Anythink Libraries

Community Connections offers, with Anythink Libraries, biannual classes at Anythink Huron Street, with a wide variety of topics, ranging from natural health to happiness to getting in touch with nature. Check back here in spring and fall to learn more about our class schedule.

For more information about these classes, please contact Community Connections at 720-977-5800.

 

  

 Water Assistance Program

Water Assistance Program

The Thornton Water Assistance Program helps low-income individuals and families struggling to pay their water bill. Thornton Water customers and residents living in apartment complexes, manufactured home parks, condominiums and townhomes that receive water through the City of Thornton can apply for the program once per calendar year. Those who meet the program qualifications will receive a credit on their water account.

For more information, please click here.

 


 Home Repair Programs

Home Repair Loans

This loan, offered through Brothers Redevelopment, is a 0% interest loan for major repairs related to health, safety or accessibility. Thornton residents must live in their home and meet income and other program criteria. For more information, click here or contact Community Connections at 720-977-5800 or Connections@thorntonco.gov.

Help for Homes

This City program helps low-income homeowners in Thornton with minor home repairs, including accessibility modifications, plumbing repairs or electrical repairs. For more information, click here or contact Community Connections at 720-977-5800 or Connections@thorntonco.gov.

  

 Mental Health 

Community Reach Center

Provides a variety of mental health care services to children and adults at multiple locations. Services include but are not limited to: individual and group services for all ages; intensive outpatient therapy; vocational services; substance abuse treatment; justice, accountability and recovery program. Medicaid, Medicare, CHP+ and many other insurances are accepted. Services can also be offered on a sliding scale for people without insurance. Walk in on a first come, first served basis for an initial evaluation at either the Brighton or Huron St. office. 

For more information please call 303-853-3500 or visit CommunityReachCenter.org

Colorado Crisis Services Westminster Walk-In Clinic

2551 W. 84th Ave. Westminster
Walk-in crisis center that offers confidential, in-person crisis support, information, and referrals to anyone in need.  Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  Crisis services are available regardless of one’s ability to pay. If an individual has private insurance, a co-payment may be required depending on the plan coverage. No one will be turned away for crisis services. A co-payment is not required at the time of service.  Walk-in for more information and/or services.

Colorado Crisis Services Hotline, Chat and Text Services

Provides crisis response through telephone, text, and chat for community members with mental health or substance abuse questions, concerns, or emergencies. Will dispatch the Mobile Crisis Service to the caller's area if needed for onsite intervention.  Call the crisis line at 1-844-493-8255; text “talk” to 38255; or begin an online chat at www.coloradocrisisservices.org (chat services available from 4:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m. daily).
For more information please call 1-844-493-8255 or visit ColoradoCrisisServices.org

Suicide Prevention Hotline
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a national network of local crisis centers that provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Call 1-800-273-8255 to speak with a trained support person.

Veteran’s Crisis Line
The Veterans Crisis Line connects Service members and Veterans in crisis, as well as their family members and friends, with qualified, caring VA responders through a confidential toll-free hotline, online chat, or text-messaging service.  Dial 1-800-273-8255 and press “1” to talk with someone.  Send a text message to 838255 to connect with a VA responder.  Start a confidential online chat session at VeteransCrisisLine.net/Chat. For more information please call 1-800-273-8255


National Domestic Violence Hotline
Provides crisis intervention; information and referral; and safety planning to victims of domestic violence and individuals who assist victims nationwide through a hotline and online chat. Hotline advocates are available to callers 24/7, 365 days a year, and assistance is free and confidential.
For more information please call 1-800-799-7233 or visit thehotline.org


Please don't hesitate to give us a call at 720-977-5800 for additional assistance.  We want to help.

 Substance Abuse

Community Reach Center

Community Reach Center takes an evidence-based, multidisciplinary approach to substance abuse treatment that combines medication, psychological, educational, and community-based services to address the needs of clients and their families. Treatment is available at any of the Center's outpatient offices, located in Brighton, Commerce City, Northglenn, Thornton, and Westminster.
A care team is assembled based on each client's individual needs, and may include any or all of the following:
Team leader
Case manager
Substance abuse specialist
Counselor
Physician/psychiatrist
Nurse
Vocational counselor
Housing specialist
Criminal justice specialist
For more information please call 303-853-3500 or visit 
CommunityReachCenter.org

IDEA

IDEA is a counseling center that provides linguistically and culturally appropriate counseling, education, therapy and referral services to prevent and eliminate all forms of abuse. Our mission is to guide individuals and families in addressing behaviors which impede healthy lifestyles and create generational cycles of substance abuse and family violence.
Substance Use Disorder Treatment
Early Recovery
Relapse Prevention
Smoking Cessation
Women’s Recovery
Men’s Recovery
Intensive/Enhanced Outpatient (IOP/EOP)
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
For more information please call 303-996-9966 or visit ideacares.com 

Behavioral Health Group

Our Medication-Assisted Treatment utilizes medications such as methadone, buprenorphine and Suboxone in combination with counseling services to provide a comprehensive treatment program for those struggling with opioid addiction. Our team of clinicians work with each patient to develop an individualized treatment plan that empowers patients to take their lives back. While taking part in our outpatient treatment programs, patients have the opportunity to maintain productive lives within their families, jobs and communities.
For more information please call 303-487-7776 or visit bhgrecovery.com

Magnolia Medical

Magnolia medical group is a Denver based addiction treatment center that specializes in those addicted to opioid and opioid related medications. Our addiction treatment program involves the 12-step process, individual and group counseling, and drug regimens designed to lessen opioid dependency. This is done under the watchful eyes of licensed doctors and counselors with training in these areas.
For more information please call 303-502-5880 or visit magnoliamed.com

BAART Programs

Our addiction treatment specialists understand that opioid use disorder is a chronic, relapsing disease and recognize the support our patients need to be successful in their recovery. We believe people have the ability to change their lives with the right treatment program and support system.
Our commitment to provide patients with affordable, quality, evidence-based treatment options has allowed us to help thousands of patients recover from opioid addiction. Our staff is experienced in supporting patients through the challenges of recovery, helping them to overcome those challenges and live happier, more productive lives.
The BAART continuum of care includes opioid treatment programs, behavioral health services and integrated primary care in select locations. Through these services and our connections to resources within the communities we serve, we have helped patients recover from opiate use disorder and improve their overall quality of life.
For more information please call 720.909.6008 or visit baartprograms.com


Please don't hesitate to give us a call at 720-977-5800 for additional assistance.  We want to help.