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• The Arc of Larimer County’s Advocacy and Office During COVID-19
Due to COVID-19, The Arc of Larimer County’s office will be closed to outside visitors until further notice. Our staff will be working in the office and/or remotely (as appropriate) and will be able to participate in meetings virtually. We recognize that there is still important work to do, and we’re striving to perform those vital services while helping stop the community spread of Coronavirus.
If you are currently working with an advocate, rest assured that they will still be able to continue to provide advocacy services. If you are in need of advocacy services and are not currently working with an advocate, please fill out our on-line advocacy form (opens in new tab).
We have below some additional information and resources for families. Please note this is a rapidly changing situation. You can check back frequently to find updates. If you know of a resource that should be added to this page, please email email@example.com.
• COVID-19 Vaccine Information
• Colorado’s COVID-19 Page
Colorado’s COVID-19 page (opens in a new tab) has consistently updated information.
• COVID-19 Information For People with Disabilities
The Arc of The United States COVID-19 Resource Guide:
Visual Supports and Social Stories:
Resources for Caregivers:
Considering Returning to Day Programs?
Please use our interactive tools to help you consider the options, risks, and benefits. We recommend opening these tools and converting them back to a word document in order to fill them out, or using an online fillable PDF tool.
Navigating Respite Care During COVID-19:
• Food Resources
KidsPack (Loveland) (opens in new tab)
Larimer County Food Bank (opens in new tab)
Larimer County Public Assistance Support
970-498-6300 or firstname.lastname@example.org
House of Neighborly Services (Loveland and Berthoud) (opens in new tab)
Loveland Office: (970) 667-4939
Berthoud Office: (970) 532-0161
Hunger Free Colorado (opens in new tab)
• Education (K-12) Resources
Checklists to Evaluate Return to School Options:
Resources from the National Center for Learning Disabilities:
What if I’m an Essential Employee who works at an Essential Service?
Please visit covidchildcarecolorado.com (opens in new tab) to learn more about the Colorado Emergency Childcare Collaborative and support available to qualified essential employees.
AdvocacyDenver Webinar: Navigating Special Education During COVID-19 (view below or on their webpage here: https://www.advocacydenver.org/webinar-navigating-special-education-during-covid-19/)
Social Stories about COVID-19 for Children:
• Financial Counseling Resources:
Green Path offers Financial Education (opens in new tab) counselors have completed comprehensive training and certification from the National Foundation for Credit Counseling (NFCC). This ensures our ability to provide quality education and assistance. NFCC is the oldest and largest organization of its type in the US. Learn more at
• Grocery Delivery Options
Please note the list below is for informational purposes only as The Arc of Larimer County does not endorse any of the following companies or services:
A Little Help (opens in new tab)– please note age qualifications may apply
• HCPF – Updates from The Department of Health Care Policy and Financing
Please visit this page to see guidance from The Department of Health Care Policy and Financing about COVID-19 (link opens in new tab), including guidance for Host Home Providers, Day Programs, etc.
• Housing and Shelter Resources
Catholic Charities – The Mission in Fort Collins for emergency overnight shelter. Call for an appointment:
Phone: 970-484-5010. Hours: M-F 8:30 – 4:30, 460 Linden Center Dr. Fort Collins, CO 80524
COVID-19 Eviction Defense Project (opens in new tab)
The COVID-19 Eviction Defense Project is a collaborative, community legal project. Our mission is to provide Coloradoans who are unable to pay their rent during the COVID-19 crisis with information and support.
Colorado Legal Services (opens in a new tab)
Contact Colorado Legal Services for help responding to an eviction notice. Phone: 970-493-2891, 211, W. Magnolia St. Fort Collins, CO 80521
Family Housing Network (opens in new tab)
Day Center and offices: 1606 S Lemay #103, Fort Collins, CO 80525. Phone: 970-484-3342. Hours: M – Sa
9:00am – 4:00pm
Homeward Alliance (opens in new tab)
Neighbor to Neighbor (opens in new tab)
Property Owner Preservation (POP) Program (opens in new tab)
If you cannot pay rent, ask your landlord if they are accessing the POP program.
• Larimer County Specific Information
The Larimer County Department of Health and Environment (opens in new tab) is posting updates and guidance for families, businesses, etc.
Call the Larimer County Department of Health and Environment’s Joint Information Center: 970-498-5500
Open Monday – Friday, 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
Or text the Larimer County Department of Health and Environment questions: 970-999-1770
(they try to respond within 4 hours during the day)
The Larimer County Food Bank is striving to provide meals to those affected by school and other closures. If your family is in need of assistance, visit https://foodbanklarimer.org/news/covid-19/ for updated information about the Food Bank’s operations during COVID-19.
• Mortgage Relief
Some borrowers may be eligible for Mortgage Relief if your income has been impacted by COVID-19. Please contact your borrower directly as each lender may be handling the situation differently.
• Other Resource Guides
• Unemployment & Other Benefits
Closures due to COVID-19 can create a financial burden due to loss or reduction of employment. Visit the Colorado Department of Labor (opens in new tab) to explore options if your employer is closing or your hours are being reduced due to COVID-19.
The United States Department of Labor (opens in new tab) has additional resources
• Utility Payment Assistance
Energy Outreach (opens in new tab)
Energy Outreach Colorado was established in 1989 and we believe everyone deserves affordable access to the vital resources that power their homes. When everyone can afford and maintain their home, then they can focus on living, rather than merely surviving.
We have been told that some of these agencies may be able to provide one-time bill payment assistance:
- Catholic Charities Larimer County, 970-484-5010
- The Family Center/La Familia, 970-221-1615
- Goodwill of Colorado, 888-775-5327
If you live in Fort Collins:
- Contact the City of Fort Collins Utilities to set up a payment arrangement:
970-212-2900, V/TDD: 711 or email email@example.com
- Visit: fcgov.com/utilities-affordability (opens in new tab)