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Posted on: March 27, 2020

Human Services Available to Parker Residents

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Our area residents have a number of human services resources available to them to assist with the human impact of the COVID-19 health emergency. If you or someone you know finds themselves in need of assistance with things like food, child care, shelter, mental health and more, we encourage you to check out one of the resources listed below.

State of Colorado - 2-1-1 Colorado

The Colorado State Emergency Operations Center activated 2-1-1 Colorado on March 26 to connect Coloradans with human service resources statewide. Coloradans can reach 2-1-1 Colorado online at 211Colorado.org, by dialing 2-1-1 or texting your Zip Code to 898-211. Do not call 911 for COVID-19 questions unless it is a medical emergency.

2-1-1 Colorado is a confidential and multilingual service connecting people across the State of Colorado to vital resources in their local community. 2-1-1 serves as one central location where people can access over 7,500 health and human service resources.

Callers may experience long wait times, as demand for information is high at this time. Coloradans are encouraged to access services online whenever possible at 211Colorado.org.

2-1-1 Colorado provides navigation services to resources such as:

  • Housing, including shelters and transitional services
  • Rent and utility assistance
  • Applying for SNAP benefits by phone
  • Childcare
  • Food/meals
  • Transportation
  • Clothing/personal/household needs
  • Mental health and substance use disorders
  • Employment
  • Education
  • Medical clinics
  • Mental clinic
  • Other government/economic services

Douglas County Human Needs

For a list of local resources available right here in Douglas County, visit the Douglas County Community Response website at www.DouglasCOVID19.com. In addition to public health updates from government and other organizations through the county, information about human needs recovery, economic recovery and even volunteer opportunities is available.

Town of Parker Local Resources

Information about additional local resources that area available right here in Parker can be found in the "Resource Roundup" section on the Town of Parker’s official Coronavirus New and Resources page at www.ParkerOnline.org/Coronavirus. Featured information includes details about resources available for individuals and families, as well as local business owners. 

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