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 – Updated 12/03/2020

Through a partnership with Summit County Government, local Town Governments, and the Family Resource Center Association (FIRC), FIRC has just launched a Winter 2020/2021 Rental Relief Program.

Applicants who live and/or work in Summit County can go to www.summitfirc.org to complete an online application for rental assistance in English or Spanish. Landlords will also need to complete an application and will be notified when their tenant has applied.

  • To be considered for rental assistance funding, you must live or work in Summit County, Colorado and have been affected by COVID to apply – No exceptions.
  • FIRC’s temporary Rental Relief Program for December 2020 and/or January 2021 rent.
  • Please do not call the FIRC main telephone number as they are not assisting with the temporary rental relief application and will not be able to answer questions or give updates on your application or status. All questions will be referred back to fircrentalassistance@summitfirc.org.
  • You will need the following documents and information to successfully submit your online application.
    • Incomplete applications missing the below items will not be submitted or reviewed.
    • Photo I.D.Proof of income (paystub, letter from employer, profit & loss statement, etc.)
    • Rental Agreement (first and last page)
    • Landlord name, phone number and email address

If you have a question or barrier to completing the application, please send an email to fircrentalassistance@summitfirc.org or call 970-262-3888.

Those needing more support such as utility assistance, health insurance, or SNAP, or those who may struggle with an online application may call 970-262-3888 for a virtual appointment with staff.

Food Pantry Locations

COVID-19 Testing

Summit County is continually working with providers to ensure that anyone in our community who is symptomatic, high-risk, or asymptomatic, may easily receive a test. All providers are using the same test, so individuals may choose whichever of the following options they prefer, and all providers will contact the patient following testing with results and further guidance on care based on results.

  • Asymptomatic testing is available for high risk categories such as:
  • Health care workers and first responders
  • As a part of contact tracing for public health surveillance
  • In the context of a COVID-19 outbreak
  • Those who have been in a group of greater than 10 people where physical distancing and/or face coverings were not utilized.

Visit Summit County’s COVID-19 Testing page for additional information for information in Spanish.

Employment and Education Options

Mental Health & Recovery

Building Hope

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 and see the flyers below.



  • 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


Summit Stage Transit Service

  • Summit Stage is currently operating a limited spring schedule, because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Buses run daily and serve most existing stops.
  • FREE commuter service to and from Lake and Park counties.
  • ADA paratransit service is fully operational.

Public Health Order Compliance

  • All passengers 2 and older are required to wear a face covering.
  • The number of riders per bus is limited and some seats will be closed for use, in order to ensure appropriate physical distancing.
  • Passengers must use only the rear bus doors for loading and unloading.


2020 Limited Bus Schedule