Health and Community Resources
Mapleton makes the below supports available to families to provide assistance for any who are interested in seeking community resources. Mapleton Public Schools does not endorse or take responsibility for the agencies listed herein.
Housing Information and Assistance
- Adams County Housing Authority
- Unison Housing
- Denver Housing Authority
- Growing Home
- Denver Homeless Connection
- Food Banks Thornton Assistance-English
- Food Banks Thornton Assistance-Spanish
- CDE Emergency Feeding
- Hunger Free Colorado
- Colorado WIC
Area Health Care Resources
Substance Use/ Abuse Intervention Services
Crisis Help Lines
- Need2Text - A text line for teens who need to talk
- Colorado Crisis Services-Call 1-844-493-8255 to talk to a trained counselor
Community Resource Brochure - Updated June 2018
Mapleton's Homeless Liaison
If you find yourself experiencing a transition in your housing situation, you may qualify for additional support. Please reach out to Mapleton's Homeless Liaison, Kathy Duncan, at 303.853.1409 or firstname.lastname@example.org. She can provide customized community resources for your family.
“Homeless” doesn’t just mean living on the street or in a shelter. Many who may not even realize it may qualify for support through a Federal Law. Families may qualify for free school lunches, waived school fees and more through a Federal Act called the McKinney Vento Act. The following “homeless” qualifications are identified through the McKinney Vento Act:
- Doubled up with family or friends due to financial need
- In a shelter
- In a car, under a bridge, in a tent
- In a motel, campground, hotel
- In an abandoned building, park, bus or train station
- “Substandard living:" poor quality of living, no water, no heat, no electricity, etc.
Addressing School Safety with Children
Your child's safety is our highest concern. Mapleton has emergency plans in place to ensure that all schools are as safe as possible. Please access the links below for more information on addressing school safety with your children.
- Talking to Children About Violence: Tips for Parents and Teachers (National Association of School Psychologists)
- Talking to Kids About School Safety
- Managing Emotions About Community Tragedy
Loss, Death, and Grief
Great resources for tough times
We can all benefit from a little extra support every now and then. Below please find resources for your family to help you adjust, adapt and connect.
- What is the new Coronavirus? - Children's Hospital Colorado
- Tri-County Health Department #DoingMyPart
- Coronavirus in Colorado - Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
- Parent/Caregiver Guide to Helping Families Cope with the Coronavirus Disease - National Association of School Psychologists
- Helping children cope with the stress of COVID-19 - World Health Organization
- CDC Mental Health and Coping
- Rental and Mortage Relief Support
As many Coloradans struggle with job loss and uncertainty resulting from the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Colorado’s Department of Health Care Policy and Financing (HCPF) is helping to keep Coloradans covered with health insurance through Health First Colorado (Colorado’s Medicaid Program) and Child Health Plan Plus (CHP+).
Grief Resources For Families
- Helping Children Cope
- Boys and Healing from Loss
- Girls and Healing from Loss
- Adolescent Grief
- Grieving Students
- Sesame Street
- Children Grieve
CO HELP | 303.389.1687 or 1.877.462.2911
Colorado Crisis Services 1-844-493-TALK (8255) Text to Talk 38255
Safe 2 Tell Colorado 1-877-542-7233
Parents, you are not alone!
These are tough times! CU Anschutz Medical Center has many COVID-19 support resources for families, including Zoom calls every Tuesday and Thursday where parents can connect with real people for real support. Every Tuesday you can "Find Hope Through Happiness" and explore ways to bring hope to your home each week. On Thursdays, call into the "I'm Still Standing" parent support video to make valuable connections with other parents. For more information visit the CU Anschutz COVID-19 support page.
District Nurses are available
Families are encouraged to continue to reach out to district nurses for children who may have health conditions and injuries. If you do not know who your district RN is, please contact your school or the Integrated Services Department, 303.853.1149.
- CO HELP (1.877.462.2911) is activated for COVID-19 for questions from the public. As a reminder, the Colorado Health Emergency Line for the public is a toll-free hotline for up-to-the-minute public health information.
- To report a suspect case or for additional guidance, please call TCHD Communicable Disease Epidemiology: 303.220.9200 (business hours) or 720.200.1486 (after hours).
City of Thornton COVID-19 Resources
Click here for Community Connections, your Thornton resource center. Even though our buildings have closed, our bilingual English/Spanish staff are still available to serve. We are working hard to keep Thornton informed about available programs, services, and options. Resources are changing daily and sometimes even hourly so please know that while we’ll make every effort to keep information current, there may be times listings are outdated. For the most recent updates, we invite you to contact each resource directly using the information provided. If you cannot find what you’re looking for, we’re just a call or click away. Reach us at 720-977-5800 or Connections@ThorntonCO.gov.