Family Resources

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PSD and community support

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


Community COVID-19 updates and testing

Wear a mask, wash your hands, watch your distance.


Resources

Childcare Assistance

Child Protection Resources and Hotline

  • Colorado Child Abuse and Neglect Hotline - 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

  • Colorado PEAK - Online service to apply for medical, food, cash, and early childhood assistance programs

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 fcgov.com/utilities-affordability

 

Emergency Rental Support and Eviction Legal Aid

State and federal funding sources approved in late December 2020 may cover past due rent as well as future rent payments to help families with COVID-19 related financial strain stabilize their housing.

PSD LCE Family Resources Flier (English and Español):

Help with paying rent:

Eviction legal aid:

  • Contact agencies listed above for emergency rent support as soon as possible and tell them you received an eviction notice, even if you have accessed rent support in the past. 
  • Contact Colorado Legal Services for help responding to an eviction notice: 
  • Review this Housing Empowerment Guide to understand your rights and the information you will need to gather. 

Enrichment - Free Online Resources

Please note these resources are listed as a service and not as an endorsement by PSD. 

Food

Homelessness Resources

  • Homeward Alliance (in partnership with the Family Center/La Familia, Fuerza Latina and the Family Housing Network, provides services through the Camino a Casa Collective).

Mental Health Support

  • I Matter -  Every Colorado youth is eligible for three free therapy sessions. Youth and their parents can visit the I Matter platform 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 I Matter website.
  • Safe2Tell - Anonymously report anything that concerns or threatens you, your friends, your family or your community; Open 24/7 to take reports.

Technical Assistance and Videos

Service providers: Internet Access

PSD tech help:

Poudre River Library tech support videos:

Español videos - 

English videos -