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Grants support Health District's COVID-19 response programs

The Health District received a $25,000 grant from the Colorado COVID Relief Fund to support COVID-19 infection control, isolation, and recovery efforts for those experiencing homelessness in Larimer County.

Since March, the Health District has partnered with local shelters to support evaluation and triage for those with symptoms of COVID-19 and to help connect shelter guests to health services and emergency medical care.

To prevent the spread of COVID-19 and protect this vulnerable population at risk of severe infection, the organization also established a separate dedicated location for isolation, quarantine, and recovery for those exposed.

This summer, the Health District was also awarded a $12,500 Crisis Response Fund grant from Larimer County Behavioral Health Services for communications and advertising of the COVID emotional support line to southern Larimer County residents.

The COVID-19 emotional support line for Larimer County residents operates 7 days a week by phone or videoconferencing at no charge, thanks to a partnership between the Health District’s Connections staff, SummitStone Health Partners, and Colorado Spirit. Behavioral health specialists are available to listen and help those feeling overwhelmed or impacted by current events.

If you need someone to talk to, call the support line at 970-221-5551. If you are in crisis, call SummitStone Crisis Line: 970-494-4200; Colorado Crisis Services: 1-844-493-8255 (or text “TALK” to 38255); or call 911.