Resources are changing at a rapid rate due to COVID-19 and local needs. We will update this resource guide as we learn more information.
Southwest Colorado Disaster Assistance (SWCODA) website is up! This community site offers up-to-date resources available across La Plata County.
As of March, 26, 2020, the Colorado State Emergency Operations Center activated 2-1-1 Colorado to connect Coloradans with human service resources statewide.
Coloradans can reach 2-1-1 Colorado online at 211Colorado.org, by dialing 2-1-1 or texting your Zip Code to 898-211.
2-1-1 provides navigation services to resources such as:
This form can be used to support Durango residents with either offering a service or requesting a need. It will allow families to easily connect with community-based services and resources, as well as offer their support, during this challenging time.
Mental Health Support
Please still use SAFE2Tell if you want to report a student in crisis or connect with crisis response services.
Axis 24 hour Crisis
970-247-5245. Call and talk with a local therapist 24 hours/daily.
Axis Crossroads (Crisis) is still seeing patients in person.
Address: Medical Center at 1125 Three Springs Blvd. Durango, CO 81301
Colorado Crisis Services
1-844-493-TALK or for text support text “TALK” to 38255
Monday, March 16, they are offering free access to internet and WiFi for 60-days for new Pre-K to 12, college student and teacher households who don't currently have internet or WiFi service. This discount will be applied as a credit for your first two months of internet services. Installation or pre-payment fees will be waived to help get you started.
You can qualify for this offer if you:
Durango School District 9-R Meal Services
Manna Soup Kitchen
Durango Food Bank
SAFE house (battered women’s shelter)
La Plata Youth Services
As school nears its end, we at The Grief Center of SW CO are accepting referrals for our summer grief programs for children and teens. We have scheduled two week-long grief camps for La Plata County and one for Montezuma County at the end of the summer. We are preparing for the possibility of a different approach this year, and our child therapists are currently holding our ongoing groups online and meeting with bereaved kids by phone or video in many creative and successful ways.
Please reach out to us at [email protected] if you or your child would benefit from grief services at this time. Although we work primarily with children bereaved by death of a loved one, we are expanding our services to include children bereaved by family illness, abandonment, deportation and loss of homes during this challenging time.
Watch Bright Spot with Shelley Millsap, our Behavioral Health Manager. This week’s mindfulness topic is focused on cultivating loving kindness for self and others. Shelley says, “It’s a most important message during stressful times, when we might overlook taking the time to do so.” Video is 12 minutes.
Watch What Teachers Know with KD Bryant, LPC at Cortez Integrated Healthcare. This week she describes talking about fairness when teaching children at home. Video is 2 minutes.
Colorado Department of Health Care Policy & Financing
Please see the included informative handout for families to reference should they need health care coverage during this time. This includes links to further information regarding enrollment in Medicaid through Health First Colorado, Child Health Plan Plus (CHP+) or support for financial assistance to buy private health insurance.