COVID-19 | Student Resources
We know that fear around this public health emergency has already resulted in increased acts of bigotry and discrimination against Chinese and Asian Americans. Racism and Xenophobia are never acceptable responses to fear. Our campus community is stronger, and safer when we support each other. Below are some community-based resources if you are experiencing, or witnessing, anti-Asian racism:
CCD Incident Report
If you are subject to discrimination or discriminatory harassment associated with CCD, please report the incident by filling out a report form here.
American Friends Service Committee has put together this resource on bystander intervention.
Asian Pacific Development Center (Aurora) | 303.923.2920
Serves and supports all immigrant, and refugee communities with a whole health, community-based engagement approach through health, education, and advocacy. Visit apdc.org to learn more.
OCA - Asian Pacific American Advocates
Dedicated to advancing the social, political, and economic well-being of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs). Learn more at ocanational.org
Showing Up for Racial Justice
A national network of groups and individuals working to undermine white supremacy and to work toward racial justice. Visit showingupforracialjustice.org
Census 2020 Support
Every 10 years, the U.S. Census Bureau undertakes a mammoth task: counting all the people residing in the United States. This count affects the allocation of funding for our community’s public resources (e.g., roads, hospitals, schools). Learn more 2020census.gov
Not sure how to fill out your Census form? Have questions about the Census? Tune into this Virtual Meeting held every Wednesday from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. (MST) to get your questions answered. #AurariaCounts
CCD Counseling Center | 303.352.6436
Counseling Services are available to registered CCD students from Auraria, Lowry, and the Advanced Manufacturing Center. Each student is eligible for 4-8 sessions each academic year. Services include stress management, grief support, crisis intervention, and self-care support.
Student Conduct & Care Office | 303.352.3205
The Care team can help connect you with different campus and community resources and provide overall support for any campus community member experiencing significant stress. If you are concerned about yourself or another campus community member, you can file a care report here or visit CCD.edu/Care to learn more.
CCD Human Services | 303.352.3202
For non-urgent requests. If you’re feeling stressed, need help answering school-related questions, or would like support in finding community-based resources, please fill out this form to schedule a 30 minute (phone or video) meeting with one of our peer mentors. We will get back to you as soon as possible.
Auraria Campus Crisis Line | 303.615.9911
If someone is in crisis, call the Auraria Campus Crisis Line at 303-615-9911.
Phoenix Center at Auraria (PCA) | 303.556.2255
The Phoenix Center provides free and confidential resources and assistance to survivors of interpersonal violence and their friends and families. The PCA provides victim advocacy and support that includes academic advocacy, assistance reporting to your school, and/or police, safety planning, and a listening ear. ThePCA.org
Colorado Crisis Line | If you need to talk right now, text TALK to 38255
This free and confidential crisis phone line is available 24/7 to help in all mental health situations ranging from anxiety and depression to suicide and self-harm. This resource is also available to consult with those supporting individuals going through a crisis. Mobile units and walk-in clinics are available. Learn more here.
We found this really great news story collected resources listed in the Metro area: Way to Keep Your Pantry Full Amid COVID-19 Outbreak
CCD Food Pantry | 303.352.3202
Auraria Mobile Food Pantry will be distributing pre-made boxes of supplies from the Walnut Lot, West 4th Street. Walnut Lot is next to the Auraria West station by light rail and close to Auraria Parkway & 7th by bus.
Students, Staff and Faculty (with campus ID) can drive up or walk up! Social distancing measures will be in place. The Mobile Food Pantry will be at this same time, the same place every two weeks until this service is no longer needed.
Auraria Mobile Food Pantry
Tuesday, June 9 | 9 - 10:30 a.m. (or until supplies last) - CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER
Tuesday, June 23 | 9 – 10:30 a.m. (or until supplies last)
Walnut Lot, West 4th Street Denver
Denver Area Food Resources
- Denver Public Schools extended spring break food distribution locations for breakfast, lunch, and dinner: http://bit.ly/2vqKtmJ
- Denver Area Food Pantries
- Food Bank of the Rockies | To respond safely and as effectively as possible, Food Bank of the Rockies has created an Emergency Support Team, prepared to assist people in need during the COVID-19 pandemic.
This list will be updated daily or more often as we receive input from our team. Please check the list before you plan to go to a location in the event hours, locations or days have changed.
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is a Food Assistance program in Colorado, formerly known as Food Stamps. SNAP provides food assistance benefits as part of a federal nutrition program to help low-income households purchase food.
Community Food Resources
Health Center at Auraria | 303.615.9999
If you are experiencing undue stress, anxiety or sense any type of discrimination to your presence on campus, but do not have any symptoms associated with the Coronavirus, we encourage you to call the Health Center at Auraria to talk to a medical professional or counselor. Simply call us and indicate that you would like to schedule a “Coronavirus Consultation”. There will be no charge for this visit.
CO-Help | 303.389.1687
Colorado’s call line for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). People who have general questions about COVID-19 can call for answers in many languages, or email them at COHELP@RMPDC.org for answers in English.
Colorado Connect for Health
To ensure that Coloradans have the health coverage they need, especially because of the coronavirus (COVID-19), Connect for Health Colorado, working with the state Division of Insurance, will offer a Special Enrollment Period (SEP) for those who are not insured. Learn more here.
Have Symptoms? - Colorado Department of Health
If you have a fever, cough, or shortness of breath, but have not been around anyone you know has COVID-19, read here on how to help prevent your illness from spreading to people in your home and community. Learn more here
United We Dream provides a list of resources for those seeking healthcare resources.
Housing & Utility Resources
On April 30, 2020 Colorado Governor Jared Polis issued an executive order limiting evictions, foreclosures, and public utility disconnections.
Denver Temporary Rental and Utility Assistance Program
The Temporary Rental and Utility Assistance program (TRUA) offers resources to Denver residents who are facing a housing crisis or hardship to help prevent eviction or displacement. Learn more.
Jobs & Unemployment Resources
Are you looking for employment? Here are some resources we know about to help you in your search:
- Connecting Colorado Virtual Job Fair
- Grocery stores and delivery companies like Amazon are actively hiring.
- Colorado State Jobs
- City & County of Denver Jobs
- Colorado Nonprofit Association Job List
- Check out Purple Briefcase - CCD students can access through CCD Connect Student Success Page (scroll to the bottom and click on Purple Briefcase Portal)
If you have been recently laid off, you may be eligible for unemployment compensation. Learn more here.
You may qualify for 2 months of free internet from Comcast. Visit CCD.edu/ComcastIE for more information.
Online Excel Zone Tutoring
CCD Excel! Zone will be offering online tutoring support. To learn more about this service or request a tutoring session, visit: CCD.edu/ExcelOnlineTutor
Videos & Guides
Taking care of yourself during this time will be very important. The activities and tools to support one person may be very different for another person. In being mindful of this time, we are sharing resources here that have helped us.
VA Benefits Update (as of March 23, 2020): The Senate and House passed S.3503, which will give the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) the authority to continue GI Bill payments uninterrupted in the event of national emergencies. The new law allows for the VA to continue to pay benefits regardless of the fact that the program has changed from resident training to online training. Also, students will continue to receive the same monthly housing allowance payments that they received for resident training until 12/21/20, or until the school resumes normal operations. VA is working to immediately implement the new changes to ensure students continue to receive their education benefits. What should GI Bill Students know? There is no action required from a student.
For more resources for Veteran students, visit CCD Veterans Services Center