Shelter Services: Working with the City of Denver and community partners, Catholic Charities’ Women’s Emergency and Transitional Shelter moved to the Denver Coliseum so women could receive 24/7 shelter, social distancing and full medical care. Up to 300 women are screened and provided services every day.
Shelter Services, Larimer County: With local government officials, staff established a new 24/7 shelter at the Northside Aztlan Community Center, which served 150-220 meals to men and women daily. In the evening, between 90-100 single men were given
overnight shelter. Staff were increased by 30 percent to meet the needs during the crisis.
Early Childhood Education: Staff packaged and delivered 300 boxes of food per week to meet the needs of low-income families whose children were served at its centers. Deliveries included home education kits. Families also continued to receive home-based counseling via phone and telehealth.
Marisol Health: The two clinics saw a surge in patients requesting social services and material support. Medical appointments were shifted to telemedicine and social services provided via telehealth. Staff worked to make more check-in calls to ensure the physical and emotional health of clients.
Gabriel House Project: This largest diaper bank in the state was forced to close almost all of its 13 locations due to a decline of volunteers and canceling of major fundraisers. Businesses and nonprofits stepped forward to provide extra diapers and baby supplies when a surge of new families came to its doors and staff began to reopen locations in May.
Shelter Services, Weld County: Staff temporarily moved its seasonal cold weather shelter to a larger location to allow for better social distancing. The shelter was also extended to meet the governor’s
Archdiocesan Housing: Staff set up a food bank at one of its locations to distribute needed groceries to seniors and vulnerable tenants who were sheltering at home. Staff delivered food from Food Bank of the Rockies and collected care packages to deliver to 1,000 homes.
Little Flower Assistance Center: Food Bank of the Rockies began delivering increased food orders by 4,000 pounds a week to Little Flower Assistance Center to meet the increased demand—as much as 60 percent new families seeking help—for food and assistance during the COVID-19 pandemic. Staff were redeployed to help at the food bank.
St. Raphael Counseling: Counselors moved all their sessions to telehealth.