COVID-19 | Student Resources

Anti-Discrimination 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.

Bystander Intervention 

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

Counseling Services

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.

Food Resources

Mobile 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.

Denver Area Food Resources

  • List of Food Pantries: Real-time updates with current hours of operation
  • FoodPantries.Org:  Lists food pantries in the Denver Metro Area (can search by city or zip code for closest location) 

Health 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.

Healthcare Resources for Undocumented Students

United We Dream provides a list of resources for those seeking healthcare resources.

Housing & Utility Resources

Colorado Covid-19 Eviction Defense Project  

 The COVID-19 Eviction Defense Project (CEDP) was formed in April 2020 by The Community Firm, a Colorado non-profit, social enterprise law firm.  Our mission is to Keep Coloradans Housed by helping to prevent mass evictions and homelessness during and after the pandemic. 

Colorado Housing Connects 

 Colorado Housing Connects can help renters find affordable housing, work through tenant-landlord issues, find rental assistance when they are unable to pay their rent or are facing eviction, address housing discrimination and other related questions. 

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.

Denver's Department of Housing Stability

The Department of Housing Stability helps build a healthy, housed, and connected Denver. The department invests resources, creates policy, and builds partnerships with organizations to keep you in your home, quickly resolve an experience of homelessness, and connect you to affordable housing opportunities. Call 3-1-1 for additional information or online denvergov.org/housing.

Resources for Immigrants

Recursos Nacionales 

COVID-19 Recursos para Comunidades Indocumentadas: English or Para ver esta lista en Español, haga clic aqui! 

Informed Immigrant Colorado Covid Resource Guide 

InformedImmigrant.com is dedicated to increasing access to resources and knowledge for the undocumented immigrant community across the U.S. We understand that these times are especially hard on immigrant communities dealing with the unique challenges of coronavirus and immigration status.

Left Behind Workers Fund (Direct Cash Grants)

Tens of thousands of workers in Colorado won't receive stimulus checks or other Federal financial aid. These are the undocumented and other workers in our community that have lost their jobs due to COVID-19, and they need our help. They are not eligible for both unemployment insurance and the Federal stimulus funds.

To fill this pressing humanitarian need that could linger far beyond the reopening of the U.S. economy, a Left Behind Workers Fund has been established. We are distributing cash grants to individuals and families across the state, and are seeking to rapidly grow this fund to serve the thousands of more people in need. Apply today 

Jobs & Unemployment Resources

Are you looking for employment? Here are some resources we know about to help you in your search:

Colorado workers affected by COVID-19 closures are eligible for assistance

Remote Learning

Internet Resources

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

Self-Care Resources

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.

Veterans Resources

H.R. 8337 Continuing Appropriations Act, 2021 and Other Extensions –

The Student Veteran Coronavirus Response Act of 2020 has been extended to December 21, 2021. When courses have to be converted to remote modality solely due to COVID, students using VA education benefits will continue to receive the monthly housing allowance (MHA) for resident training.

For more resources for Veteran students, visit CCD Veterans Services Center