RESOURCES RELATED TO COVID-19
Archuleta County DHS is working closely with local and regional agencies to provide assistance to our community. Please see below for community resources available in Archuleta County
Please click this link for updated information
The Department has emergency funding available to help the neediest (at or below 150% FPL) individuals and families in our community. However, the Department has experienced an increase in requests for help from those experiencing a financial hardship due to COVID-19. Because of this, additional funding for emergency support has been made available.
COVID-19 General Assistance (Emergency Help)
Funding is available to address issues of health, safety and/or well-being for individuals and families experiencing financial hardship due to the COVID-19 Pandemic such as: Housing, Utilities, Prescription or medical supplies, Transportation, Food/nonfood items.
Please click on the link APPLICATION to apply.
Documentation needed for assistance
- Signed application
- Statement that need/hardship is due to the COVID-19 Pandemic
- Proof of residency, if homeless, provide mailing location.
- Proof of income for the month prior to which help is needed. For example: if September rent is needed, income for August must be submitted.
- Proof of resources: a Bank Statement or other documentation showing available resources, which could include an applicant statement.
- Additional documentation may also be needed.
Funding is available through December 30, 2020 or until it runs out. Individuals and families may receive repeated help although a new application must accompany each request for help.
All payments made require a W9 and are paid to the property owner/landlord//utility company/merchant etc. Applicants will be required to repay funds if duplicate benefits occur
Archuleta County Central Call Center in Place
Archuleta County Central Call Center is active. The number for the call center is (970) 422-7084. Callers will be dialing into a main number. They may dial 1 for La Plata County or 2 for Archuleta County. When the caller makes their selection, the operator will answer questions directly or will be able to forward them to an agency that may be able to assist. The call center is designed to assist people with finding the resource that might be able to help them.
State and Area COVID-19 Updates & Information
- San Juan Basin Public Health (SJBHP) - Please visit: SJBPH website.
- State of Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment (CDPHE), please visit CDPHE
Food Assistance Information
The Colorado Department of Human Services has addressed questions about Food Assistance (SNAP). To access the document please click CDHS SNAP INFORMATION
Colorado PEAK - Online Portal to Assistance Programs – Skip the Office Visit
The Colorado Program Eligibility and Application Kit (PEAK) at https://coloradopeak.secure.force.com/ has everything you need to:
• Learn about public assistance programs
• Complete an application
• Manage benefits
Anyone can connect to PEAK 24 hours a day, seven days a week via internet access on a smartphone, tablet or computer. PEAK is safe and secure, which means your personal information is protected. You may also Google “Colorado PEAK” or visit the Archuleta County Department of Human Services web page to reach the site.
Low Income Energy Assistance Program
LEAP helps pay a portion of winter home heating costs. LEAP will begin accepting applications for the 2020-2021 season on November 1, 2020
Archuleta County Food Coalition Website please click Here
Archuleta County Food Pantries, Senior Meals and Community Meal
Pick-Up Dates, Times and Locations please click Archuleta County Food Pantries.
Additional Information Regarding Food Assistance
Axis Health System - Crisis team can be reached 24/7 via our Axis Care Line: 970.247.5245.
Axis Health is open and available for patients and the community at all Axis Health System locations. Axis Health is posting regular updates on our service availability and other helpful resources at:
SoCoCAA–The Training Advantage - Archuleta County Colorado Works/Workforce Programs
Please contact Linda Stuckwish either at 970-264-5627 or email@example.com
Pagosa Springs Chamber of Commerce
Business Updates and Information can be found at PS Chamber
Southwest Colorado Disaster Assistance
Community and business groups are working together to collect and share resources during the COVID pandemic. The goal is to support residents, businesses and visitors of Southwest Colorado with up-to-date, accurate information and resources for all those impacted by this disaster in our communities. Please visit SWCODA for more information.
State of Colorado 2-1-1 Colorado
In partnership with Mile High United Way, the Colorado State Emergency Operations Center activated 2-1-1 Colorado to connect Coloradans with human service resource statewide. Coloradans can reach Western Colorado 2-1-1 website at https://wc211.org/ or calling 1-888-217-1215.
Unemployment Insurance Benefits
If you work for an employer that closed or reduced your hours to help to the spread of COVID-19, you can file or reopen an unemployment claim. Go to Coloradoui.gov/fileaclaim
Pagosa Outreach Connection (POC)
POC is a collaborative multi-sector group of concerned citizens including non-profit, business, faith based and governmental agencies who gather weekly to screen, advocate and provide financial assistance to residents in need. Typically, the POC service is provided as a one-time intervention to support residents who are experiencing a financial hardship or crisis. For more information and an application, please click POC Application
Housing Solutions for the Southwest
Housing Solutions is dedicated to securing and maintaining affordable housing options for individuals and families in Southwest Colorado. For more information please go to their website at http://swhousingsolutions.com/
Energy Outreach Colorado (EOC)
Energy Outreach Colorado can only provide assistance for utilities. For more information and an application please click here EOC Website