***Last Updated April 8, 2020***
Stay tuned as this Resource Guide will be frequently updated with new resources.
COVID-19 (coronavirus disease 19) is having an immense impact on communities around the world. Locally, we are seeing an increased demand for resources to support individuals in need, as well as businesses and nonprofit organizations struggling with the economic impacts of the pandemic.
Help is needed for a wide array of items and services, including: food insecurity, housing assistance, bill payment, unemployment, healthcare, childcare, business loans, and more. This is impacting people from all walks of life, no matter where they live.
Our national government has been busy working on relief packages and options for those affected. On March 18, 2020, the “Families First Coronavirus Response Act” was signed into law, which put together a wide relief package for families, workers, and businesses. This includes provisions to expand access to food and nutrition services for low income families, emergency paid leave for employees, support for health care professionals, and also requires private health plans to cover costs associated with COVID-19 diagnostic testing. The federal government is also offering additional programmatic support. The Small Business Administration's, Disaster Relief Loan program is available for affected small businesses. FEMA's Public Assistance program is available for eligible governments and non profits, and the IRS is introducing a number of measures to provide tax relief. This is an evolving situation, and we expect programmatic offerings to increase.
Meow Wolf is currently assessing the best way we can partner with existing organizations to support our local communities, artists, and humanity as a whole. We believe that if we work together, lift each other up, and share our resources with those who need it most, we can navigate these uncertain times. Let’s do this together!
Our company believes that partnerships are the best way to both strengthen ties with our neighbors and give back to our communities in need. To that end, we have put together a list of Denver and Colorado Resources below.
Denver hotlines related to COVID-19:
- Denver Public Health - Health related issues COVID-19 hotline: 303-389-1687 or 1-877-462-2911
- If you are ill: Denver Health Nurse Line 303-739-1211
- Agency for Human Rights & Community Partnerships (720) 913-8450 | TTY: (720) 913-8475
- Dial 311: Operators ready to help you find the City of Denver resources you need
- Dial 211: Operators ready to help you find the resources you need
- National Domestic Violence Help phone number: 1-800-799-SAFE (7233)
COVID-19 Information For Colorado
Services Industry Resources
Resources for Families
Beginning March 16, 2020 through Friday, March 27, JeffersonCounty “Grab and Go” meals will be available for collection for breakfast from 8:00-9:00a and lunch from 11:30a - 12:30p at the following school locations:
• Arvada K-8
• Colorow Elementary School
• Edgewater Elementary School
• Foothills Elementary School
• Lasley Elementary School
• Parr Elementary School
• West Jeff Middle
All children (ages 1-18) can go to any of the above school locations, to receive a no-cost meal. We will be serving anyone in need. Each person will be required to be present and pick up their own meal. We will also be donating perishable foods and working with our local food banks in order to mitigate the community impact of missing food services in schools. Additional school distribution locations will be added as needed.
For your convenience, we’ve also provided a list of Santa Fe & New Mexico Community Resources, Las Vegas & Nevada Community Resources, and Artist Resources. Please share these lists with anyone and everyone who might be in need.