Aboard a Colorado National Guard helicopter, Gov. Jared Polis on Friday, Dec. 31, 2021, gets a flyover tour of Boulder County neighborhoods destroyed by wildfires the previous day. (Hart Van Denburg/CPR, pool)
How to help
Sister Carmen (655 Aspen Ridge Dr). Check the organization’s website, sistercarmen.org, for current needs.
Child care, home goods, clothing and kids stuff can be offered via this community organizing spreadsheet, run by private citizens.
Officials also encourage donations to local nonprofit thrift stores.
Paulina from Jones + Co in Boulder is working with the Red Cross to create a furniture database for displaced families. Once a family is placed the database will be used to source furniture for that family. If interested in donating please email Paulina at [email protected] with the following details:
- Furniture being donated
- Town furniture is located
- Contact information (cell#)
- If this furniture can be delivered in addition to pickup
How to get help
Disaster Assistance Center (1755 S. Public Road)
9 a.m. to 7 p.m. seven days a week
For those who lost homes or were displaced
- Consultation on property loss and filing claims for assistance
- Gift cards for replacement of food and transportation costs
- Information about short- and long-term housing
- Help with vital records
- Referrals to emergency shelter
- Food assistance
- Mental health services
- COVID-19 tests
- Transportation vouchers
- Referrals for personal finance planning
Thisle Communities is offering 12-month leases on rent-restricted rentals, regardless of income, to fire victims at affordable rates. Contact Jessica Kronfuss: 720.696.6304 or [email protected].
Lyons is offering RV spots at Laverne Johnson Park. Contact Victoria Simonsen, [email protected].
Boulder County Call Center: 303-413-7730
Victim Advocate Line: 303-441-3856
Disability and Disaster Hotline: 800-626-4959 (call or text)
Rep. Joe Neguse’s office is assisting with replacement of lost social security cards and passports, as well as help accessing FEMA disaster assistance generally. Call 303.334.1045
Full list of federal resources
Harvest of Hope Pantry (4830 Pearl St) is offering food to all affected by the fire.
Those whose places of work were impacted can file an emergency unemployment insurance claim.
From the American Counseling Association
- Allow yourself to feel
- Practice self-care
- Eat well, exercise, maintain normal sleep routine
- Recognize that you (and others) need extra support
- Lower expectation of what you “should” be doing
- Talk about it: With friends, family, your therapist
- Lean into community support
- Don’t isolate
- Focus on what you are grateful for despite the loss
More tips, including explaining fires to children: boco.org/WildfireMentalHealth
Jewish Family Services Boulder County Crisis Counseling
(funding for five individual or family sessions)
Colorado Crisis Services: Call 1-844-493-8255 or text “TALK” to 38255
Mental Health Partners
Call 303-443-8500 to schedule and appointment of visit the Walk-In clinic: 3180 Airport Road. (Closed Mondays) Community Health Workers are available for virtual services on Facebook or via mhpcolorado.org.
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