Local and Community Resources

In a cooperative effort by Summit County, the Towns, and various non-profits, there are many resources available to get residents who lost income due to COVID-19 the aid they need. This page has information about rental assistance, food pantries and meals, employment options, and mental health resources.

Rental Assistance

Frisco Residential Rental Assistance Program

During a special meeting on April 7, 2020, Frisco Town Council adopted the Frisco Residential Rental Assistance Program to support individuals working or living in Frisco.

  • The Family and Intercultural Resource Center (FIRC) will administer the $250,000 program and FIRC staff will also help guide individuals through accessing other resources and assistance.
  • Grants are up to $1,500, and may not exceed the amount equal to the individual’s monthly rent payment or their share of the monthly rent payment if they reside with others.

How to Apply

In order to apply for this rental assistance program, individuals will need to:

  • Call FIRC to make an appointment at 970-262-3888 from 8:00am – 4:00pm, Monday through Friday, and participate in a needs assessment. This assessment will explore what steps individuals have taken with their landlords and evaluate their financial situation.
  • FIRC will then reach out to landlords and schedule a virtual appointment with the applicant. All appointments are virtual and people should not physically go to FIRC offices. Landlords will be required to provide a W-9 completed.
  • Individuals should be prepared for their call with photographs of an ID, two pay stubs, and their lease.

Rental Assistance Program Conditions and Details

  • Recipients must live in the Town of Frisco or have been employed by a business operating within the Town of Frisco.
  • Recipients must have lost their employment as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, and remain living in the same residence as that resided in on March 1, 2020, or at another location within the region.
  • Recipients must apply for all in which they are eligible for: federal and state unemployment benefits.
  • Applicants may not be a recipient of a similar grant funded by Summit County, or any other town within Summit County, for rental assistance related to COVID-19.

Food Assistance

Food Pantry Locations

  • The Family & Intercultural Resource Center (FIRC) is providing packaged food kits for drive-through service. You can use this service twice a month, and the other pantries weekly.
    • Breckenridge: 1745 Airport Rd, back of building. Mondays and Wednesdays, 12:00pm to 1:00pm.
    • Silverthorne: 251 W. 4th St. Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays, 12:00pm to 1:00pm.
  • Weekend (Saturday and Sunday) Pantries, 12:00pm to 1:00pm, curbside pickup:
    • Town of Frisco – NEW LOCATION: Walmart parking lot.
    • Town of Breckenridge – 1095 Airport Road at Public Works Bay #28
    • Town of Dillon – Dillon Valley Elementary
    • Town of Silverthorne – Silverthorne Pavilion, 400 Blue River Parkway
  • The Summit County Community & Senior Center – Call 970-668-2940 to receive (if qualified):
    • Meals on Wheels program
    • Delivery of medication, groceries, and meals for those who are over 60, don’t have transportation, or if someone in your household is sick.
  • Father Dyer Church in Breckenridge from 10:00am to 12:00pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays
  • Dillon Community Church from 4:30pm to 5:30pm on Mondays and Wednesdays; 1:30pm to 2:30pm on Fridays.
  • Food Bank of the Rockies Mobile Food Pantry – Frisco Bus Barn, April 23, 2020 at 10:00am.

Prepackaged Community Meals

  • Father Dyer Church in Breckenridge: Sundays 6:00pm to 7:00pm
  • Rotary at the Elks Lodge in Silverthorne: from 5:00 – 7:00pm on Tuesdays
  • Agape Church between Breckenridge and Frisco: meals and shower/laundry services Monday -Thursday, 10:00am to 3:00pm; BY APPOINTMENT ONLY, call 970-453-1247 ext. 101
  • Lord of the Mountains Church: Meals, showers – Mondays and Wednesdays, 1:00pm to 4:00pm (Call FIRC to set up)

School Food Programs

  • Smart Bellies and Summit School District will be providing meals for pickup Mondays through Fridays at the following times and locations:
    • Summit High School, Dillon Valley Elementary, Swan Meadow Village Park in Summit Cove: 11:00am to 1:00pm
    • Soccer Fields in Silverthorne, 5th Ave, and Upper Blue Elementary: 12:15pm to 1:00pm
    • Silverthorne Library and Frisco Elementary: 11:00am to 11:45am
  • To sign up for Smart Bellies home delivery, please email smartbelliesco@gmail.com or call 970-368-2848

Employment and Education Options

Employment

  • The Colorado Workforce Center in Frisco has additional resources for helping you apply for unemployment or visit connectingcolorado.com, where you can look for local jobs. They are operating remotely and can be reached at 970-668-5360, or by email.
  • Locally, Whole Foods, Natural Grocers, Walmart and City Market are hiring, and want the community to be aware of this.
  • The Summit Connect Expo and Job Fair will be held virtually this year on Tuesday, April 28th. Job seekers will have scheduled 15-minute blocks on video chat to speak with each prospective employer about employment opportunities. Go to the website to learn more, sign up, and submit your resume.

Education

  • Colorado Mountain College (CMC) will waive tuition, books, and fees for certain categories of students for the Summer 2020 term.
  • This includes students taking for-credit ESL (English as a Second Language) and GED courses who qualify as in-district; in-state students who took credit courses in spring 2020; and displaced workers who live in the CMC district.
  • CMC will also be providing community outreach and aid in the form of funds, scholarships, tutoring services, laptop donations, and Internet service. Visit CMC’s website for more information.

Mental Health & Recovery

  • Building Hope: buildinghopesummit.org or call for English 970-389-1151 and Spanish 970-485-6271
  • FIRC Mental Health Navigators: English or Español, 970-262-3888
  • Mental Health Crisis Line- 844-493-8255
  • Mind Springs Health has several services including a mental health support line. Call 1-877-519-7505 from 8:00am to 5:00pm, Monday through Friday. This line will be staffed with mental health professionals who will provide help to those experiencing increased anxiety and stress due to social distancing and others issues surrounding the virus outbreak. Staff will also refer callers with more acute needs to additional resources for care and guidance if needed.
  • Summit School District Mental Health Activities and Resources