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This is a note from our Disaster Preparedness Coordinator to remind you to keep following COVID-19 guidelines. Colorado COVID-19 cases are rising so we must make sure we are following these guidelines to protect ourselves and others. 

1. Wear a face covering when outside of your home. 

2. Social distance by staying home if possible. If leaving home, stay at least 6 feet apart from others. The number of non-related people allowed to gather in unregulated settings is currently only 5.

3. Wash your hands frequently!

Graphic of the risk of contracting Covid-19 from an Asymptomatic Covid-19 Carrier to and Uninfected Person. Very High if both are unmasked, high is the person in uninfected but masked and if the infected person is not masked, medium if the infected person is masked and if the uninfected person is not masked, low if both people are masked, very low if both people are masked and practicing social distancing, virtually none is both individuals are housed separately.
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Website Survey: Atlantis Community, Inc.

Yay! The survey link has been fixed! 

We are redesigning our website and need your input please submit your responses by November 11th.

Link to Survey
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Being there makes a difference, especially when exercising your right to vote! This is why MobilityWorks is offering a $1 Rental Special on Election Day on November 3rd. Take advantage of this one day offer by calling (877) 275-4915. Reservations will only be taken over the phone for this offer. Call today!

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Image Description: A flyer with the Denver Human Services Logo, a large yellow dollar sign with a white outline. Text: Get Help Paying Your Bills! Qualifying Denver residents can getup to $4,000 (depending on need) to help cover the cost of a COVID-19-related emergency. The funds can be used to: Pay rent or mortgage, Pay for medical or mental health services, Pay for child care, Pay for a home or auto repair, Cover basic bills, And more! To qualify, you must be a Denver resident with an COVID-19-causedemergency, have at least one dependent child living with you, and make up to $75,000 per year. Go to Colorado.gov/PEAK and apply for Colorado Works/TANF to see if you qualify. Questions? Call 720-944-4DHS (4347)

DENVER RESIDENTS: If you have been financially impacted by COVID-19 have a child living with you at home, and make up to $75,000/year, you may qualify for up to $4,000 in emergency assistance.

This money can be used to pay rent/mortgage, cover home or auto repairs, pay medical or mental health bills, buy food, and more!

To apply, visit https://lnkd.in/g58NipV and apply for Colorado Works/TANF by clicking “Apply for Benefits”. Questions? Call 720-944-4DHS (4347).

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A Message from The Pushy Lawyer about NuMotion
Calling all wheelchair users!

ENOUGH IS ENOUGH! 

Do you believe the mobility equipment giant NuMotion, with its 170 locations and 250,000+ customers, is getting too BIG? 

Are you hearing stories of how NuMotion is cutting corners resulting in harmful experiences to our community members? 

Have you experienced an unfortunate wheelchair repair and/or equipment purchase? 

If so, share your story with SPINALpedia through this form TODAY!

NuMotion can and will change its practices if we speak up together.

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Online Trainings Available for Community Emergency Preparedness for Older Adults and People with Disabilities

HHS's Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) has a new online training on older adults and disasters that is designed to improve public health and emergency medical responders’ capability to address the access and functional needs of community-dwelling older adults in disasters.

This new training complements ASPR's previously-released Access and Functional Needs (AFN) web-based training defines the concept and requirements for addressing the AFN of at-risk individuals, and provides tools and resources to help you address the AFN of at-risk individuals in your community during disaster preparedness, response, and recovery activities.

The trainings are at-your-own-pace and free, although participants will need to create an account in the TRAIN system to access training.

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Bayaud Enterprise's Laundry Truck 


NEW LOCATION! 

Crossroads Community Church

Tuesdays 9 a.m - 2 p.m.

10451 Huron Street

Northglenn, CO 80234

48th Avenue Shelter (shelter residents only) 

Monday- Saturday 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.

4330 East 48th Avenue, Denver
Denver Coliseum (shelter residents only) 

Monday-Saturday 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.

4600 Humbolt Street, Denver

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*NEW* The Access-a-Ride Customer Portal

The Access-a-Ride Customer Portal allows you to track your ride in real-time, book new trips and cancel scheduled trips, all from your computer or mobile device.

Food Resources

Food Resource Hotline

Call the bilingual Food Resource Hotline toll-free at (855) 855-4626or in 

Metro Denver at (720) 382-2920

It’s open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Messages left after-hours or on a weekend will be returned the next business day. 

(If you need TTY, call at
7-1-1 or 1-800-659-2656.)

People’s Food Pantry

THURSDAYS 2:30 PM - 5:30 PM

October 29 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm 

The People’s Food Pantry supports those in need of food in the community (80207, 80220, 80216) by providing healthy food choices in a welcoming and respectful environment.

People do not need to be participating in services at Dahlia Campus to access the pantry.

Drive Thru and Walk-up available off of Dahlia St.

For more information :
www.mhcd.org/dahlia
Food Pantry 303.300.6290
Dahlia Campus 303.300.6333
720.459.5314
HealthyLiving@mhcd.org
3401 North Eudora St. Denver, CO 80207

Bayaud Enterprises

We continue to operate the Food Pantry on Thursdays from 11-3 p.m.
With COVID-19 still persisting, the need for emergency supplies has increased dramatically.
Please consider donating canned goods, cereal, peanut butter/jelly, toothpaste, toothbrushes, deodorant, laundry soap (pods), socks, bar soaps, travel size shampoo, and conditioner. We also have a tremendous need for feminine hygiene products.

Mental Health Resources

IF YOU OR SOMEONE YOU KNOW IS IN A SUICIDAL CRISIS CALL THE NATIONAL SUICIDE PREVENTION HOTLINE:

1-800-SUICIDE (1-800-784-2433) - English
1-877-SUICIDA (1-877-784-2432) - En español

Shine, a BIPOC-owned self-care app, can help you figure out exactly how to take care of yourself through the election. Just take its interactive election self-care quiz here to get personalized tips and reminders. You can also hit up Shine’s in-app election-anxiety meditation playlist, which includes seven free meditations.

Real is a unique and (currently) all-virtual “mental health experience” with on-demand therapy courses (called pathways), group salons, and therapist-led events. It has two upcoming Election Anxiety Town Hall events, one on October 27 and one on November 2. Space is limited, so if it fills up by the time you check it out, its What to Do With All This Anxiety pathway, available with membership, might just come in handy too.

Rent Assistance and Other Resources

Del Norte

Del Norte is a nonprofit established by a group of concerned Highland activists with the goal to create and preserve housing, and other opportunities for under-served households, including low- or moderate-income, Spanish-speaking, or special needs Coloradans. 

Office Hours are Monday – Thursday: 8:00 am – 5:00pm Fridays: 8am to 12pm

3275 West 14th Avenue, #202 Denver, CO 80204
Telephone: 303-477-4774

Colorado Homeless Families

Colorado Homeless Families is a nonprofit that focuses on transitional housing and provides a road to self-sufficiency. To reach this nonprofit please call 303-420-6634

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CCDC Ballot Guide - In English
CCDC Ballot Guide - En Español
Advocacy Denver Ballot Guide
For more information on voter registration and other voting resources, visit our website here.
Current Events by Maryann C.

As of 10/27/2020: 97,300 cases

2,226 deaths among cases
(2,082 due to COVID-19)

To read more use this website: https://covid19.colorado.gov/covid-19-data

  • Denver issues new mask rules to make wearing a mask mandatory both inside and outside in public spaces. Mayor Hancock also limited gatherings from 10 to 5 people. Read more here.
  • Gov. Jared Polis has extended the mandatory statewide mask order on October 11, 2020 for 30 days. It may continue to be extended if necessary.
  • Update on wildfires in Colorado here.
    Denver's Pepsi Center COVID-19 Testing Site closed on 9/30/20

    Free testing located near you. Click this link to find a testing center closest to your neighborhood. 


    If you experience an accessibility issue while trying to get a COVID-19 test, please email our Associate Director, Anaya Robinson at anaya@atlantiscommunity.org.

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    • The Chronicles Peer Support:

      First and third Thursdays of the month from 11:00am - 12:00pm (MT). **October 8th & 22nd 2020**

    • Self-Empowerment Peer Group:
      Every Thursday, from 12:00pm - 1:00pm (MT).

    • Youth Connect Call:
      Every Friday, from 4:00-5:00pm (MT). *New time*

    RSVP to Peer Support groups by emailing Mollie at mollie@atlantiscommunity.org
    or call (303) 733-9324

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