Family Resources

We are in this together.

天涯社区 and Community Support

Numerous resources and services are available to families in Northern Colorado. You'll find several 天涯社区 support resources and community crisis services highlighted in the green boxes on the right. Links to community organizations and additional services are listed below. 

Free caregiver summit on Aug. 3

Parents, grandparents and caregivers interested in enhancing their parenting skills and learning how they can better support their children are encouraged to attend the Parent, Grandparent, Kin Caregiver Summit on August 3.

The free summit will be held 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 3, at Rocky Mountain High School, 1300 W. Swallow in Fort Collins.  

The summit will feature expert-led workshops on trauma-informed care, understanding the iGen generation, managing social media influence and addressing school avoidance. Attendees will have the opportunity to network with other caregivers and gain valuable insights to enhance their parenting and grandparenting skills. 


Resources

NoCo Community Resource Guide 

Not sure what you may need or who can help? Being well-resourced in basic needs, such as food, clothing and housing, all support mental well-being. This guide has information to help find programs to support basic needs, as well as crisis counseling, substance use and abuse. 天涯社区 is sharing this guide as a community service; making it publicly available does not constitute an endorsement of any business, organization, or resource. 

Another option - call , the 24/7 go-to resource that helps people across the U.S. and Canada, find the local resources they need.

Childcare Assistance

  •  - Before- and after-school childcare service at 天涯社区 schools

Child Protection Resources?and Hotline

    • - For reports of child/adult abuse or neglect. Provides resources and intervention for youth (ages 0-17) and families struggling with a variety of circumstances.
  •  - Call  844-CO-4-Kids; Available 24 hours a day, every day. Don't hesitate to call and get help.
    •  Anyone witnessing a child in a life-threatening situation should call 911 immediately.

Community Services

  •  - Online service to apply for medical, food, cash, and early childhood assistance programs
  • :
    • - Programs:
      • Food Assistance
      • Health First Colorado
      • Cash and Employment Assistance
      • Child Care Assistance Program
      • Aid to the Needy Disabled
      • Medicare Savings Program
      • Old Age Pension

 

Utilities: 

  • 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
  • City of Fort Collins Utilities, to set up a payment arrangement: call 970-212-2900 or email utilities@fcgov.com or visit
     
  • If you need help finding resources:  

Enrichment - Reduced-Fee or Free Activities and Resources

  • The City of Fort Collins offers a reduced fee program for qualified families to purchase passes and pay for activities (community centers, pools, Recreator activities, sports teams) at a significantly reduced price. Families who qualify for 天涯社区’s free or reduced meals program are eligible for the city’s reduced-fee activities program by submitting their 天涯社区 free or reduced meals notification letter from the current school year. Families who did not keep their original 天涯社区 eligibility letter may get a replacement letter by contacting Linda Graham, 天涯社区 Child Nutrition office manager, at 970-490-3568 or lgraham@psdschools.org. Learn more about the program and how to apply on the  

  • Poudre River Library District 
  •  
  •  to the Denver Post, Boulder Daily Camera, Longmont Times-Call and Loveland Reporter-Herald. Digital publications also include Kid Scoop (ages 4 to 8) on Mondays, Colorado Kids (ages 8 to 14) on Tuesdays and Mini Page (ages 4 to 8) on Wednesdays. 
  •  - Free virtual tours 
  •  -  Online collection includes a searchable database of approximately 8,000 artworks. 
  •  - Virtual tours and online learning opportunities
  • The British Museum, London, United Kingdom 
  •  

Food

Gun Safety

Unfortunately, Larimer County is not immune to gun violence or its permanent impact on our youth. We have lost too many young people in our community. In 2019, a county coalition came together with the intention of reducing risk and enhancing our community’s safety.  

The Juvenile Gun Safety Coalition and involve many partnerSpeak up if someone talks of suicide, don't keep it a secret. organizations representing the areas of law enforcement, mental health, education, suicide prevention and more. 天涯社区 is part of this group and offers resources through the coalition’s site to support our staff, students, families and communities. 

What is the campaign’s focus?  

  • Responsible gun ownership and safe handling and storage of firearms
  • Encouraging students to report concerning behavior or guns in schools using tools like 
  • Working with youth in the community justice system who have been involved in gun-related incidents.  Learn more about one of the initiatives that came out of this campaign:  

Learn more: 

  • Get free gun locks and access resources on the
  • Video -  (Juvenile Gun Safety Coalition, 2019)
  • Video -  (Juvenile Gun Safety Coalition, 2021)

Homelessness Resources

Mental Health Support

  • 天涯社区 Mental Health Services, Resources
  •  - Anonymously report anything that concerns or threatens you, your friends, your family or your community; Open 24/7 to take reports.
  •  - If you or someone you know is struggling or in crisis, help is available - call or text 988 or chat .

  • -  Colorado youth are eligible for free therapy sessions. Visit the to take a confidential online survey about their mental health and schedule sessions with a licensed behavioral health clinician, primarily online over telehealth. State law allows youth ages 12 and up to use the platform independently; youth ages 11 and younger will need their parent or guardian's consent to sign up. Learn more on the .

 

Technical Assistance and Videos

Service providers: Internet Access

天涯社区 tech help:

Poudre River Library tech support videos:

Espa?ol videos - 

  • Espa?ol -  
  • Espa?ol -  
  • Espa?ol -  
  • Espa?ol -   
  • Espa?ol - How to setup  
  • Espa?ol - Installing 
  • Espa?ol - 天涯社区 Tools 

English videos -