An Update from CARE Housing

Due to Social Distancing recommendations, CARE Housing has decided to close the community gardens and postpone the arrival of our yearly roll off dumpsters. Both of these services will resume once Stay at Home and Social Distancing orders have been lifted.

Our community is coming together to provide much needed resources to help reduce economic hardship related to the COVID-19 pandemic. CARE Housing is here to help you navigate these resources. In addition to this newsletter, please check our website and follow us on facebook for updates and information.
Social Distancing and Stay At Home

CARE Housing asks that you all do your part to help reduce the spread of the coronavirus disease and keep our communities healthy and safe. Please click image below to view CDC videos.
For information on the Larimer County Stay at Home Order, click here .

For information on the State of Colorado Stay at Home Order, click here .
CDC Information on Cloth Coverings

The CDC recommends the use of cloth face coverings to help slow the spread of COVID-19. Check out the links below for information on how to property wear a face covering and how to make your own!


How to make you own face covering .
General Resources

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment’s (CDPHE)  website  has the most up-to-date information on COVID-19 and additional resources.

Colorado Center on Law and Policy posted a blog listing a variety of resources and information for Coloradans.

United Way has also updated their website to provide resources and information.

The Social Security office is closed but they do have online services available.  

The City of Fort Collins Adopt a Neighbor program is pairing volunteers with people who need assistance with daily tasks such as running errands or delivering groceries. Those interested in receiving help must fill out the form on their website .

The income tax deadline has been extended to July 15th.
Employment Resources

The Colorado Department of Labor and Employment (CDLE) has a variety of resources for  workers  and employers  who are impacted by the COVID-19.

Follow this link to file for unemployment.

The Larimer County website has posted resources for workers and businesses impacted by COVID-19.

The United States Bartenders Guild (USBG) National Charity Foundation is providing assistance for those who fit the criteria through their Bartender Emergency Assistance Program . Their website also lists other resources and updates .

Mental Health Resources


  • In-person services closed starting on March 17.
  • Current clients will be contacted to make arrangements.
  • 1217 Riverside Avenue in Fort Collins remains open for Behavioral Health Urgent Care, mobile Response, and Crisis Stabilization Unit Services.
  • Community members in crisis who are experiencing symptoms are encouraged to call the crisis line. (970) 494-4200, ext. 4 or text "TALK" to 38255.
  • The Genoa Pharmacy will continue to be available and open for clients at Wilson and Centre locations.


  • For adult mental health services, call Connections at (970) 221-5551.
  • For CAYAC (Child Adolescent And Young Adult Connections), call (970)221-3308.
Food Resources

For information on Volunteers of America's Meals on Wheels, follow this link .

Instacart delivers groceries from local stores. For more information, follow this link .

Food Bank For Larimer County- School Meals

Fort Collins (beginning Wednesday, March 18)
  • Laurel Elementary School: 11-11:30 am, M-F
  • Beattie Elementary School: 11:45 am-12:15 pm, M-F
  • Bauder Elementary School: 12:30-1 pm, M-F
Loveland (beginning Friday, March 20)
  • Lincoln Elementary School: 11-11:30 am, M-F
  • Monroe Elementary School: 11:45 am-12:15 pm, M-F
  • Winona Elementary School: 12:30-1:00 pm, M-F
School Meals Process
  • Student(s) must be present to receive meals
  • Identification or paperwork will not be required
  • Please check labels for any allergen concerns

For more information and other food locations follow this link

School Specific Food Resources



Senior Resources
A Little Help offers services to seniors in the community. Follow the link for more information.
Education Resources

With schools closed until at least April 17th many parents are unsure of how to entertain or educate their children. Below are some free online places for learning and fun things to do at home.

Follow this link to find a list of education companies offering free subscriptions.

Kahn Academy has free online classes

Easy at home science experiments!

Fort Collins Museum of Discovery is turning virtual with bunch of different activities to offer and is in the process of coming up with more! Follow this link to find out more and see a list of other places doing something similar!
Child Care Resources

Colorado Child Care Collaborative - Essential personnel are being matched with a provider closest to them. The first two weeks of care is being paid for by the philanthropic community. Care is for children ages 0-13.

Boys and Girls Club is opening their site for emergency child care of essential personnel in Fort Collins on March 30, 2020. Families must register using this link. Care is for children ages 5-13.

Boys and Girls Club is opening their site for emergency child care of essential personnel in Loveland on March 26, 2020. Families must register using this link. Care is for children ages 5-13.

Base Camp has an online portal that connects their staff to families in need of child care. Follow this link to sign up. This resource is not limited to essential personnel.

The Nappie Project has a list of organizations that can provide diapers to families with babies in need. Follow this link for more information.
Utilities Resources

Local utility companies will not be disconnecting services for a specified amount of time if households are unable to pay their bills due to COVID-19 . Follow the link for details.

Xcel Energy and FCGov Utilities will not be disconnecting services for non-payment until further notice. Contact them to make them aware of your situation and arrange assistance or payment plans.

Comcast is offering 60 days of free internet for new Internet Essentials Customers . They will not be disconnecting customers' internet service or assess late fees during this period but they require that customers contact them and make them aware of the situation. Comcast is also pausing data plans for 60 days and giving all customers unlimited data at no additional charge.

Xfinity WiFi hotspots across the country will be available with no charge to anyone who needs them including non-subscribers. Follow this link for Xfinity WiFi maps.
Loveland/Thompson School District Resources

House of Neighborly Services is providing food baskets to families in need. Households must provide proof of address within Thompson School District. Follow the link for more information

Weld County Resources

Weld RE-4 school district is running a mobile meal distribution service on Mondays and Wednesdays. Follow the link for more information and distribution routes.

Stepping Stones of Windsor has a detailed list of local resources. They are still doing rent assistance for Windsor residents but residents should call (970) 371-0632 instead of the normal number. Follow the link for more information.

United Way of Weld County has a COVID-19 webpage that provides updates, information, and lists of local resources. Follow the link for more information.

Weld County Human Services website has county updates, building closures, and a list of services still available. Follow the link for more information.

Windsor-Severance Food Pantry at Faith UCC offers a freshly cooked meal every Wednesday from 6 pm to 7 pm. This meal is take out only. Follow the link for more information.

Weld County Utility Suspension Notice:
Weld County Senior Meals:
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