Community Economic Resources for Individuals

The Town of Frisco and the Summit County community have a variety of assistance available to individuals who may need a little bit of extra support, including rental assistance, food assistance, local mental and physical health resources and a list of employers currently hiring.

Housing

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Colorado Department of Local Affairs’ Division of Housing (DOH) has launched emergency rental assistance programs for both landlords and tenants. Visit the Division of Housing’s Emergency Rental Assistance webpage for more information and to apply.

There are several resources in Frisco and Summit County to help employees and community members with their long-term housing needs.

Colorado Unemployment Benefits

While COVID-19 expanded unemployment benefits have expired, you can still apply for regular unemployment benefits with the State of Colorado.

Step 1: Collect any income-related information like pay stubs, etc.
Step 2: Fill out an application online.
Step 3: Review your claim before submitting it and write down your payment request dates.
Go online or call (303) 318-8000 or complete a request support Mon – Friday 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

Food Assistance

  • Apply online for Food Assistance programs through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), as well as Food Distribution Programs through the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
  • The Food Assistance Program provides monthly benefits to low-income households in Summit County to assist with the cost of food. These benefits are deposited monthly onto an EBT card.
  • You may be eligible for food assistance if you:
    • Are unemployed, work part time or work for low wages
    • Only households who are or have children that are U.S. citizens and/or legal permanent residents are eligible for Food Assistance.

Breckenridge: 1745 Airport Rd, across the street from FIRC’s Breckenridge Administrative Office. Back of the building of FIRC’s Summit Thrift & Treasure thrift store. Located 50 feet from the Airport Auto Repair Freeride Bus Stop on the Yellow Route.Wednesday 11:00 – 6:00 pm

Dillon Community Food Market: 340 Fiedler Avenue, Dillon CO 80435 (former location of Dillon Thrift & Treasure store). Tuesdays 11:00 am – 6:00 pm and Thursdays 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Food Bank of the Rockies Mobile Food Pantry: Silverthorne FIRC, 251 W. 4th Street, Silverthorne, CO 80498. In partnership with Smart Bellies.  open the 4th Thursday of the month starting at 10:00 am.Distribution includes 8-15 items, including refrigerated and frozen products, protein, canned goods, fresh produce, and dairy. Please call 970-368-2848 for more information.

The Summit County Community & Senior Center – Call 970-668-2940 for more information:

  • Meals on Wheels program: available to all seniors in the County. This service is available short-term if you are recovering from surgery or other medical conditions. We also offer meals to home-bound individuals. Meals are delivered Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays. The cost is based on a sliding scale from $5 – $7/meal. Volunteers delivering meals also perform “wellness checks” and bring library materials and the local newspaper.
  • Monday Night Dinners: Monday night buffet dinners are provided weekly at 6:00 PM at the Summit County Community & Senior Center. Starting at 5:30 PM, there is a “Happy Half Hour” for those who would like to gather a bit early. Feel free to bring a beverage of your choice! Dinners are $15.00 per person.
  • Tuesday and Thursday Lunches: Starts at 12:00 pm. The cost of lunch is based on a sliding scale ($5.00-$7.00 per person).
  • For lunches and dinners, reservations must be made by 8:00 am the day of the meal by calling the meals hotline at (970) 668-2944, or by signing up in the office. Cancellations may also be made on the hotline by 8:00 am on the day of the meal.

  • Father Dyer Church: The Food Pantry, located in the basement of Father Dyer United Methodist Church at 310 Wellington Rd., in Breckenridge, is staffed completely by volunteers and serves individuals and families in need of food without regard to race, religion or financial status. It is a Partner of the Food Bank of the Rockies. and stocked primariliy with non-perishable items. Hours are Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10am to Noon.
  • Dillon Community Church: 371 E. La Bonte Street,  from 4:30 – 6:00 pm, Wednesdays 4:30-5:30pm, Fridays 12:00 noon to 1:30 pm. Please contact the church office at 970-468- 2461 with questions.
  • Elks Lodge Community Dinner – Tuesdays 5 – 7 pm, dinner/meals to go
  • Agape Church – Monday thru Thursday 10 am-3 pm BY APPOINTMENT; (970) 453-1247 ext. 101; hot meal, showers, laundry, computer
  • Lord of the Mountains (back of building) 56 US-6, Dillon – Weds & Fridays 1-4 pm; hot meal, showers, laundry, warm clothes, computers

  • Summit County School District is currently giving out free lunches to all of their students. Make sure your student continues to receive free or reduced meals at school by registering today.
  • Smart Bellies is offering home deliveries for students in the Summit County School District. Smart Bellies packs a bag of weekend food for each kid and some produce for the family and delivers it to homes on Fridays. Produce comes once per month. Register for home deliveries via the form. Please email smartbelliesco@gmail.com or call 970-368-2848 with questions.

Child Care

In January 2022, Frisco Town Council approved a child care tuition assistance program for residents who live and/or work within the Ten Mile Basin to better retain the community’s character by supporting local residents to live, work, and raise their families in this community. The Town of Frisco, in partnership with the Town of Breckenridge, will be managing the Town of Frisco Tuition Assistance applications. The Frisco application is hosted under the Town of Breckenridge’s Survey Monkey Apply platform. Child care assistance is limited to households that:

  • Live and/or work in the Ten Mile Basin which includes the Town of Frisco and Copper Mountain, as well as unincorporated neighborhoods around Frisco including Summit Middle School, County Commons, and the St. Anthony Summit Hospital campus.
  • Earn less than 150% of the local AMI (Area Median Income)
  • Household assets do not exceed $225k (excludes a primary residence, college funds, and retirement funds)
  • Have children (ages birth through four-years-old in the year before they enter Kindergarten), who attend a licensed child care provider
  • If your household has a qualified change outside of the regular enrollment period after March 31, 2022 (such as move to the area, new baby, change in work status, etc.), please email with questions to see if you are eligible to apply out of application cycle.

The application is open through March 31, 2022, and any tuition assistance will apply to child care costs from May 2022 through August 2023.

Summit Pre-K Program (managed by Early Childhood Options) was established when Summit County voters approved measure 1A in 2018. The Summit Pre-K Program (SPK) helps offset the high cost of quality preschool for all Summit County 4-year olds in the year before they enter Kindergarten.  Many local households qualify for this incredible program, in addition to Frisco’s Child Care Tuition Assistance Program. More information, including how to apply is available at EarlyChildhoodOptions.org.

Health Resources

Connect for Health Colorado is an nonprofit health insurance marketplace whose mission is to “increase access, affordability, and choice for individuals and small employers purchasing health insurance in Colorado.” Visit connectforhealthco.com for more information and enroll.

  • Building Hope has a wealth of resources and events in Summit County to help those who are struggling with mental help, or even those who just need a sounding board. Check out buildinghopesummit.org or call for English 970-389-1151 and Spanish 970-485-6271 for a full list of resources, education, and events.
  • 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

  • For those with questions about COVID-19 and their own health status, CO-HELP is Colorado’s call line for general questions about the virus, providing answers in many languages including English, Spanish, Mandarin and more. It can be reached at 303-389-1687 or 1-877-462-2911, seven days a week between 8:00 am and 7:00 pm.
  • Telephone consultations with nurses – including free options – also can be arranged through this State of Colorado website.

All community members are strongly encouraged to get tested if they have symptoms of COVID-19 or have been in contact with someone who has tested positive for the virus. Community testing for COVID-19 provides critical information and data to public health officials. Testing helps stop the spread of the COVID-19.

Visit Summit County’s COVID-19 Testing page for additional information about testing locations, the at-home testing program, and quarantine requirements.

Summit County encourages ALL individuals to receive the vaccine. All individuals age 12 and older are now eligible. Individuals under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Vaccines are currently widely available and easy to schedule. Please visit Summit County Government’s Vaccination page to find out when and where to get the vaccine.

Industry Specific Employee Support

Below are resources and emergency assistance opportunities for workers in the hospitality and domestic industries.

National Domestic Workers Alliance Coronavirus Care Fund provides emergency assistance for home care workers, nannies and house cleaners.

Additional Information and Resources