Community Connections Resources

Welcome! ¡Bienvenidos!

The city of Thornton's Community Connections Division serves as a one-stop resource shop for Thornton residents. Community Connections provides a wide range of resources and services that support residents as they improve their quality of life in Thornton. English-Spanish bilingual team members offer a tailored selection of programming and referrals to meet individual needs for food, clothing, shelter, social/mental health support, homeless resources, employment assistance, and much more. The Thornton Community Connections Division team provides a welcoming and safe space for all Thornton residents to connect with life-enhancing support, referrals, and services. We look forward to hearing from you soon!

Our Mission: Improve lives through connection.
Our Vision: Build a foundation of community empowerment where everyone in Thornton reaches their full potential.

Thornton Community Connections will be happy to assist you during walk-in hours Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Please contact us at 720-977-5800 or Connections@ThorntonCO.gov. Spanish spoken! If you prefer self-service, visit ThorntonCares.com for resources.

What's New?

Thornton School Supply & Food Drive

Help us collect school supplies and non-perishable food items starting July 1-31 to help local Thornton families in need. For more information, contact Community Connections at 720-977-5800.  Learn more about Thornton's School Supply & Food Drive [PDF/851KB]

Ayúdenos a recolectar útiles escolares y alimentos no perecedores para ayudar a las personas y familias de Thornton necesitadas.  La colecta será  del 1-31 de julio.  Para mas información, llama a Enlaces Comunitarios al 720-977-5800.  Aprenda mas acerca de la Colecta de Alimentos y Útiles Escolares. [PDF/851KB]

Back-to-School Event: Sat. August 10, 9AM-12PM

Community Connections is partnering with the community and local organizations to help you prepare for going back to school. 

Date: Saturday, August 10, 2024
Time: 9:00a.m. - 12:00p.m. 
Location: 9471 Dorothy Blvd. Thornton, CO 80229

  • Free backpacks and school supplies (while supplies last)
  • Community resources and services
  • Fun activities & food trucks
  • Student must be present to receive backpack

For more information, visit the School Supply Resources

Community Connections Lending Library

Do you need a laptop or iPad?

We have both available for loan on site and completely FREE! We also have books ready to check out. Our books include topics like cooking, mental health, credit maintenance and much more! WiFi is available in our building at no cost.

Adams County Public Assistance Available at Community Connections

On the second Tuesday of each month, from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., learn about all the assistance programs and get your questions about SNAP, Medicaid, and cash assistance answered. Walk-ins are also welcome. For more information, contact Community Connections at 720-977-5800. 

Next date: Tuesday, July 9, 2024

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Outreach events

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