Support Non-Profits in Colorado During COVID-19

By JJ Pellini on April 9, 2020

Here are some non-profits in Colorado that could use your help during the COVID-19 crisis:

A Precious Child
“A Precious Child is a Colorado nonprofit that empowers children and families in need. Last year alone, they provided opportunities and resources valued at $15 million to more than 57,000 underprivileged children and 7,000 adult caregivers. As a designated essential organization, their team is rising up to an unparalleled challenge during the coronavirus pandemic. They are on the frontlines, providing emergency essentials, such as hygiene items, cleaning supplies, diapers and wipes, clothing and other basic needs. These resources are vital to help limit the spread of COVID-19 and provide much needed relief to Colorado’s most vulnerable population. Help A Precious Child meet their Match 4 Mission Campaign goal! Donate or start a virtual drive to further your impact and support families in need.
https://bit.ly/thefandonate

American Cancer Society
Cancer patients are among those at high risk for serious illness from an infection, which presents concerns during the COVID-19 pandemic for those experiencing a cancer diagnosis. The American Cancer Society is here to help anytime, day or night, through the National Cancer Information Center at 1-800-227-2345. Live specialists are available to work with cancer patients and their caregivers to identify their needs and match them with resources and support. The Society’s website, cancer.org, provides information on the coronavirus, questions patients can ask of their care team, tips to manage emotions and stress as well as podcasts focused on the coronavirus and cancer care with American Cancer Society leaders and funded scientists.
COVID-19 is putting a lot at risk right now, including the fight against cancer. Fight back and donate at cancer.org.

American Prevention for Suicide Prevention
AFSP joins the COVID-19 Mental Health Resource Hub, a collaborative effort of the nation’s leading mental health advocacy groups, largest insurance companies, and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to offer a free collection of videos and other digital assets developed to help individuals and providers address their mental health needs during the COVID-19 pandemic.
https://afsp.org/mental-health-and-covid-19

Arvada Center
The Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities’ announced its call for entry to their new ongoing art exhibition Viral Influence: Art in the Time of Coronavirus. This tumultuous period of social distancing, isolation, quarantine, cancellations, and closures is having an immense impact on the art community and society at large. While we are still very early in this new era, we are already beginning to see how these changes in our daily lives are shifting the work and art practices of local creatives. This juried exhibition is open to all Colorado artists working in all media, concepts, and processes.
https://arvadacenter.org/galleries/art-submissions/viral-influence-call-for-entry

Aurora Interfaith Community Services
Aurora Interfaith Community Services (AICS) provides emergency assistance to Aurora residents through food, clothing, utilities assistance and case management. During the COVID-19 pandemic, the number of residents requesting assistance has nearly doubled while monetary and in-kind donations have dwindled.  funding will help AICS serve the influx of Aurora residents in need by increasing AICS’s food inventory, volunteers and staff, and case management services.
http://www.aurorainterfaithcommunityservices.org/donate/

Colorado Cancer Coalition
The Colorado Cancer Coalition is a statewide collaborative working to eliminate the burden of cancer in Colorado.
https://www.coloradocancercoalition.org/for-patients-survivors/covid-19-and-cancer-patients/

Colorado Prairie Arts and Music Council
The Colorado Prairie Arts and Music Council (CPAM) is a start-up non-profit focused on hosting artistic and musically focused events and promoting and supporting programs that encourage growth in the arts in rural areas on the plains of Eastern Colorado. The Colorado Prairie Music Festival is still scheduled for August 8th featuring headliner Aaron Watson. Tickets on Sale Now.
http://coloradoprairiemusicfest.com/

Gateway Domestic Violence
Gateway is fully operational, to include our emergency shelter, therapy, court advocacy and crisis line for victims of domestic violence and their children in Aurora.
https://www.coloradogives.org/GatewayDomesticViolenceServices/overview

Historic Denver Walking Tours
https://historicdenver.org/tours-events/walking-tours/

HistoricCorps
HistoriCorps is a national nonprofit organization created a decade ago in Denver that has completed 233 projects in 30 states and territories with volunteers contributing more than 190,000 volunteer hours. The organization saves historic places across the United States, and its territories, working with professional crew leaders and volunteers on projects that are truly an adventure in the great outdoors. Unfortunately, with the outbreak of COVID-19, HistoriCorps has been forced to temporarily close its doors. Watch Saving Places, a one-hour documentary produced and directed by Joseph Daniel and narrated by Peter Coyote, to help save HistoricCorps now.
https://vimeo.com/ondemand/savingplaces

Inner City Health Center
The mission and function of Inner City Health Center has, from day one in 1983, remained sharply focused on reducing the inequity of health and wellness access and delivery in underserved populations of Denver and the surrounding metro area.
https://innercityhealth.org/

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society is at the forefront of the fight to cure cancer.  We are the largest nonprofit dedicated to creating a world without blood cancers.  Since 1949, we’ve invested nearly $1.3 billion in groundbreaking research, pioneering many of today’s most innovative approaches.  Last week we launched a COVID-19 financial assistance program for blood cancer patients.
https://www.lls.org/support/financial-support/covid-19-assistance-program

Molly Brown House
Want to take a tour of the Molly Brown House from home? Check out a series of Virtual Tours that will take you through the home of the Unsinkable Margaret “Molly” Brown. Published weekly, these narrated tours will explore the Brown’s home and story room-by-room.
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtB075XsJDeMcCAAheZjU9w

Robbie’s Hope
These are stressful times and it is easy for your depression or anxiety to get out of control.  We are here to help.  See our curated set of resources designed for teens, and the adults in your life.
https://robbies-hope.com/covid19/

Stride Community Health Center
STRIDE Community Health Center’s mission is to partner with the community to provide excellent, culturally-sensitive health services to meet the needs of each individual.
https://stridechc.org/briefing-on-march-covid19-efforts/

The Denver Foundation
Help mobilize resources to protect the health of the most vulnerable people in Metro Denver.
http://www.denverfoundation.org/Community/Impact-Areas/Critical-Needs

The Eating Disorder Foundation
Part of the mission of The Eating Disorder Foundation is to build connections and bring people together.  We are committed to keeping our free support groups, mentorship program, and phone support running virtually so they can continue to fill critical gaps in mental health services.  A public health emergency such as this only highlights the incredible need for community mental health services: more virtual resources, people to offer support, and community for those who need it most.
https://www.eatingdisorderfoundation.org/get-help/support-groups/

The Initiative Colorado
We will continue to operate from 8:30-4:30, Monday through Friday remotely. Direct Services will be available, however, clients may experience delays due to short staffing and the limited ability of some advocates to work remotely. We will not be conducting in-person meetings or court accompaniment at this time. Remotely we will provide safety-related services, civil/criminal justice system support, long-term self-care & Recovery, and self-sufficiency services. The Self-sufficiency services are coordinating the basic needs of the survivor which include emergency financial assistance.
https://theinitiativecolorado.org/Services

Tennyson Center for Children
Tennyson Center for Children has served Colorado’s most neglected, abused, and traumatized children since 1904. We provide a safe, stable home for kids 5-18 who are facing critical circumstances and need residential care; an accredited, therapeutic K-12 school with a 3:1 student-to-staff ratio on our campus; and in-home and community services in 25 counties across the state to provide preventative services and therapy to strengthen families with children aged 0 to adulthood. During COVID-19, children are more anxious, alone, and in need than ever. With school closures at stay-at-home isolation, many children are unsafe and lacking basic resources. Additionally, our 32+ residents on campus don’t have a safe place to call home outside of TCC, and ours staff are with them in person 24 hours per day providing therapy, basic needs care, support, and education 7 days per week.
https://www.tennysoncenter.org/donate/