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DATE: Thursday, August 27
9:00am – 1:00pm
RTD Central Park and Ride
8200 Smith Rd, Denver, CO 80207

Saturday, August 29
9:00am – 1:00pm
Mexican Consulate
5350 Leetsdale Dr. Denver 80246

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Recommendations for Disaster Sheltering of Household Pets, Service Animals, and Support Animals during the COVID-19 Pandemic

This information is provided to assist emergency planners who may need to consider local conditions, statutory authorities, resources, agreements, and other critical factors to form the final plan for disaster sheltering of household pets, service animals, and support animals during the pandemic. More information here:

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Grand Opening September 19th

Guided By Humanity offers adaptive yoga for people with disabilities from 12pm - 8pm (MST). Free classes will be offered to the community in person and virtually at 3496 S Broadway Englewood, CO 80113. 

For more information and to register for classes visit this link:

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.)

Auraria Mobile Food Pantry

The Auraria Mobile Food Pantry will be distributing pre-made boxes of supplies from the Walnut Lot, West 4th Street. Walnut Lot is next to the Auraria West station by light rail and close to Auraria Parkway & 7th by bus. Students (with campus ID) can drive up or walk up! 

  • Every 2nd & 4th Tuesday of the Month
  • 9 - 10:30 a.m.
  • Walnut Parking Lot, Auraria Campus

The Action Center
8755 W. 14th Ave., Lakewood, CO 80215 (between Carr and Garrison)

  • Call for times, Photo ID and proof of Jefferson County resident.
  •  5 day supply, up to 6 times per year. Will work with special diets or allergies. 
  • Meals: J-HELP provides hot meals five days a week for some that do not qualify for Meals on Wheels.

Get help with groceries, rental & utility assistance, mail, and more! Vist:

Mental Health Resources


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

Spark The Change Colorado 

Pro Bono Mental Health & Counseling Program: Spark the Change Colorado's, Formerly Metro Volunteers' Pro Bono Mental Health Program connects licensed, or those seeking licensure, and insured volunteer therapists, counselors, and other professionals with low-income individuals in Colorado in need of counseling.

 If you are seeking Pro Bono Mental Health Services, please call our hotline number below to learn if you qualify.We will do our best to match you with a Pro Bono Mental Health Counselor. Call 1-844-380-6355 for more information or to learn if you qualify.

Music Minds Matter

Music Minds Matter seeks to address mental illness and how it affects a musicians’ ability to live a healthy life. They offer a safe space for musicians and those involved in the music scene to chat about successes or challenges they're facing while participating in the music scene. They offer virtual mental wellness meetups. 

Find out more information here:

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Colorado General Election is November 3, 2020!
Early Voting: Oct 26, 2020 - Nov 2, 2020 In-Person Absentee Voting: Not available

Voter Registration Deadline:

Request for Postal Ballot by Mon Oct 26, 2020

Election Day Registration & Voting Tue Nov 3, 2020

For more information on voter registration and other voter, info visit the Rock the Vote website found here.
Current Events by Maryann C.

As of 8/25/2020: 55,341 cases

1,919 deaths among cases
(1,824 due to COVID-19)

To read more use this website:

Gov. Jared Polis has extended the mandatory statewide mask order for another 30 days from August 14, 2020.

The Modeling COVID-19 in Colorado app was released. This app allows the user to generate projections of COVID-19 cases, hospital needs and deaths in Colorado under scenarios that can be altered interactively.

Denver's COVID-19 Testing Site. Pepsi Center. 1000 Chopper Circle. Enter at 7th Ave. & Auraria. 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. 7 days per week. Closed holidays. *Gates close at 4 p.m.* Denver The Mile High City logo
Free testing located at the Pepsi Center and other locations.  Visit the state's map of testing sites here.

If you experience an accessibility issue please email our Associate Director, Anaya Robinson at

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  • The Chronicles Peer Support:

    First and third Thursdays of the month from 11:00am - 12:00pm (MT). **August 6 & 20, 2020**

  • Self-Empowerment Peer Group:
    Every Thursday, from 11:00am - 12:00pm (MT).

  • Youth Connect Call:
    Every Friday, from 1:00-2:00pm (MT).

  • Art Group:
    First Wednesdays of the month, from 10:00am-12:00pm (MT).

RSVP to Peer Support groups by emailing Mollie at
or call (303) 733-9324

Graphics: Blue, purple, teal, squiggles, circles, and blob shapes at all corners of the image and one large blob in the middle with a white square surrounding text. Text: Drumming and Drinks! Grab a beverage and your favorite rhythm instrument and join us on zoom for 30 – 45 minutes of rhythm and music! Wednesdays at 3:30 PM

To be added to the group send an email to
with Drum and Drinks in the subject line.


Cripping The Resistance: No Revolution Without Us

This blog shares some strategies and ways that you can be involved with movement building and community organizing even during a pandemic. 

"I want us all to live, especially BIPOC disabled people, to survive both the pandemic and the ways we might transmit it on the streets. I also don’t want us disabled and sick BIPOC people to be cut out of the revolution." - Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha

Anthologies by Disabled Editors with Kelly Jensen and Alice Wong. September 27th, 2020, 4pm PT/7pm ET. Join us for a conversation between Kelly Jensen and Alice Wong, two disabled writers/editors who both have anthologies out this summer. Kelly Jensen’s
Webinar: Anthologies by Disabled Editors with Kelly Jensen and Alice Wong

This webinar is co-organized by the Disability Visibility Project and the Longmore Institute on Disability. Join us for a conversation between Kelly Jensen and Alice Wong, two disabled writers, and editors who both have anthologies out this summer.

Register Here:

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