COVID-19 Recovery

Soul 2 Soul Sisters is a healing, health and liberation organization. We want all Black people to be healthy and live abundantly especially as we are at the intersection of thriving while Black and surviving the COVID-19 pandemic. One of the ways that we can protect ourselves, loved ones and community, is by getting vaccinated. We understand that due to … and misinformation about the vaccines, many in our communities still remain hesitant to take the vaccine.

We’re here to set the record straight and encourage Black Beloveds to get the vaccine by ... Black people, please know that we are here to journey with you wherever you are in making your decision about whether to get the vaccine. Read on to learn more about what Soul 2 Soul Sisters is doing to help our communities recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. Then visit our other COVID recovery pages to learn more about the COVID-19 vaccines and steps you can take to get vaccinated.

COVID-19 Recovery

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Soul 2 Soul Sisters is a healing, health and liberation organization. We want all Black people to be healthy and live abundantly especially as we are at the intersection of thriving while Black and surviving the COVID-19 pandemic. One of the ways that we can protect ourselves, loved ones and community, is by getting vaccinated. We understand that due to … and misinformation about the vaccines, many in our communities still remain hesitant to take the vaccine.

We’re here to set the record straight and encourage Black Beloveds to get the vaccine by ... Black people, please know that we are here to journey with you wherever you are in making your decision about whether to get the vaccine. Read on to learn more about what Soul 2 Soul Sisters is doing to help our communities recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. Then visit our other COVID recovery pages to learn more about the COVID-19 vaccines and steps you can take to get vaccinated.

Juneteenth COVID-19 Cash Assistance for Black Women

On Juneteenth, Soul 2 Soul Sisters launched the Juneteenth COVID-19 Cash Assistance for Black Women project to help Colorado residents who identify as Black, Woman, and in need of financial assistance recover from the COVID-19 pandemic - click here to watch the Denver7 News story "Denver nonprofit offers cash assistance to Colorado Black women struggling." From now until July 31st, 100% of each donation that Soul 2 Soul Sisters receives goes to sending financial support to the Black Women who submitted request forms.

Fundraiser - COVID-19 Cash Assistance for Black Women

Through July 31, Soul 2 Soul Sisters is hosting a fundraiser for Colorado residents who identify as Black, Woman, and in need of financial assistance as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. 100% of your donation goes directly to the 749 Colorado residents who identify as Black Women, have lost 50-100% of their income due to the COVID-19 pandemic and submitted applications for Soul 2 Soul Sisters Juneteenth COVID-19 Cash Assistance for Black Women. Will you help us reach our weekly goal of $35,000 to support 100 Black Women? Consider making a recurring donation now through July 31st to help us reach our total fundraising goal of $150,000 - CLICK HERE TO DONATE TODAY.

COVID-19 Support Services/Resources

Disclaimer: This list of potential resources is not an endorsement of any particular resource by Soul 2 Soul Sisters.

Housing

  1. Colorado Poverty Law Project - free legal services to fight evictions and housing injustice, requesting no walk ins Contact: contact@copovertylawproject.org Website: https://www.copovertylawproject.org Eviction Forms: https://www.covid19evictionforms.com Assistance Intake Form: https://www.copovertylawproject.org/get-eviction-housing-help
  2. Denver Shelters - https://www.denverhomelessconnection.com/resources/shelters.htm
  3. Marisol Homes - shelter and basic needs, maternity care, case management, post shelter support services, childcare for children up to age 12 - Catholic Charities Denver 6240 Smith Road Denver, CO 80216 Phone number: 303-742-0828
  4. Colorado Coalition for the Homeless - assists in matching folks to suitable housing at one of their housing properties or through partnerships with landlords in the community. Responds to the health needs of adults and children experiencing or at-risk of homelessness through innovative health care one of five Federally Qualified Health Centers. 2111 Champa Street Denver, CO 80205 Contact: fssintake@coloradocoalition.org (303) 293-2217 - https://www.coloradocoalition.org/housing
  5. Department of Housing Stability - https://www.denvergov.org/Government/Departments/Department-of-Housing-Stability/Resident-Resources
  6. Denver Urban Ministries, emergency financial assistance to support basic needs such as food, utility bills, clinic services, job and employment services - 1717 E. Colfax, 303-355-4896, https://www.needhelppayingbills.com/html/denver_urban_ministries_emerge.html
  7. Gathering Place - provides services to women, children, and transgender individuals who are experiencing poverty, homelessness or are vulnerable. Soap, detergent, showers as well as free food from the pantry, learn about shelters, food assistance programs in Denver County, and other resources. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner is served, 1535 High St., 303-321-4198, https://tgpdenver.org/what-we-do/programs-services.html

Food Access

  1. Salvation Army (Denver), 303-295-3366 – Support with food needs, https://denver.salvationarmy.org/
  2. Metro Caring - To make an appointment for food shopping by phone: Give us a call at 303-860-7200 between 9:30am -11:30am and 12:30pm -2:30pm Monday through Friday and 6:00pm -7:30pm Tuesdays.
  3. Hunger Free Colorado - connects people to food resources to meet existing needs and drives policy, systems and social change to end hunger - (720) 328-1284 - statewide and toll-free FOOD RESOURCE HOTLINE - 855-855-4626 Website: https://hungerfreecolorado.org/find-food/
  4. Food Bank of the Rockies - Pantry Finder Website: https://www.foodbankrockies.org/find-food/
  5. Church in the City Beth Abraham – provides a wide range of services and supports the charity pantry has congregate meals, health services, free canned or fresh food, bread, meats, and other goods, 1580 Gaylord St., for hours, dial (303) 322-5733 https://www.churchinthecity.org/aboutus

Childcare

  1. Heart and Hand Center – After school and Summer programing for youth, Career and College Readiness beginning in 9th grade, Wrap-around supports for the entire family, 2758 Welton St., https://www.heartandhandcenter.org/programs
  2. Venture for Success Preparatory Learning - Contact: (303) 373-1243 Website: vfsprep.org

Mental Health

  1. Maria Droste Counseling Multi-racial therapist: Taija Thomas, MSW (Specializes in adults & children & LGBTQ+ clients as well as teens Black therapist: Binta Cross focuses on seniors (303) 867-4600
  2. Elements of Discovery- Multi-racial & Black Collective of therapists *Potential clients seeking therapy can contact the collaborative and "shop" for and be matched with a therapist that is appropriate for them https://www.elementofdiscovery.com
  3. Therapist of Color Collaborative - serves individuals of color with therapeutic services that are culturally responsive, culturally sensitive, trauma-informed, and delivered with compassion to advance racial equity in the mental health setting, (303) 881-1101, https://www.therapistofcolor.com/
  4. The Center for Trauma & Resilience (Black & multi-racial therapists specializing in trauma) – Trauma informed services. Must be a survivor of crime but not necessarily a reported crime. Low or No cost for counseling *Several Black mental health staff available http://traumahealth.org/contact-us/
  5. Mental Health Center of Denver - The Mental Health Center of Denver is committed to ending racism, discrimination, & bias and ensuring equity for all. Our conversations must lead to meaningful action. Need Help Now? Call 1-844-493-8255) or text, TALK to 38255, https://mhcd.org/access-services/#crisis, call 303-504-7900 to schedule an appointment
  6. Therapy for Black Girls - Therapy for Black Girls is an online space dedicated to encouraging the mental wellness of Black women and girls with a directory of therapist nearby https://providers.therapyforblackgirls.com
  7. Authentic Mamas Project - Clinical Psychologist & Maternal Wellness Consultant Contact: Patrece Hairston Peetz, patrece@authenticmamasproject.com Website: https://www.authenticmamasproject.com
  8. M.A.I. Therapy Services - Contact: Shanae Adams, Individual, Couples, and Group therapy sessions. Specialities include LGBTQIA, Trauma, Sex therapy for Black Women and Femmes Website: http://maitherapyservices.com
  9. The Center for Trauma & Resilience - Black & multi-racial therapists specializing in trauma-Low or No cost for counseling *Several Black mental health staff available http://traumahealth.org/

Health Resources

  1. Colorado Black Health Collaborative - Contact: Info@coloradoblackhealth.org (720) 579-2126 Website: https://coloradoblackhealth.org
  2. Families Forward Resource Center - Contact: Shawn Taylor 303-307-0718 shawn@familiesforwardrc.org Website: https://familiesforwardco.com
  3. The Center for African American Health - Crisis resource navigation, utility bill assistance, workforce readiness and more Contact: 720-780-5619 connect@caahealth.org Website: https://caahealth.org
  4. Farm to Prison - community apothocary, abortion doula support - Contact: Jasmine Kraff Website: http://farmtoprison.org Instagram: @farmtoprison
  5. WIC - free healthy food, breastfeeding support, nutrition education, referrals to services beyond WIC Website: https://www.coloradowic.gov/ https://www.coloradowic.gov/find-wic-clinic
  6. Colorado Mountain Children's Health Foundation - Best Start Program Website: https://rmchildren.org/best-start-program/
  7. Colorado Mountain Children's Health Foundation - Patient Assistance Website: https://rmchildren.org/pfa/
  8. Colorado Mountain Children's Health Foundation - Mother's Milk Bank Website: https://rmchildren.org/mothers-milk-bank/
  9. Inner City Health Center - Our skilled, dedicated providers offer comprehensive medical care including pre and postnatal care, pediatrics, adult care through geriatrics, as well as dental care and behavioral health counseling. Our multilingual staff is experienced in working with all populations, as well as linking patients to Medicaid and to sliding-scale, workable payment plans. Website: https://innercityhealth.org/ (303) 296-1767 3800 York St, Denver, CO 80205
  10. Families Forward Resource Center - full service community service center Website: https://familiesforwardco.com/contact/ 303-307-0718
  11. Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains - general health and wellness, STD testing, abortion care, HIV services, pregnancy testing, men's health, LGBT services, contraceptive care Website: https://www.plannedparenthood.org/planned-parenthood-rocky-mountains Chat Services: Text us and get answers to your sexual health questions from a trained educator. If you live in Colorado, text "ICYC"; Send your keyword to 57890.
  12. Elephant Circle - limited direct legal representation, family formation legal services Contact: (720) 335-5033‬ Website: https://www.elephantcircle.net Links and resources specific to COVID: https://www.elephantcircle.net/covid-19

Social Wellbeing

  1. Black Women Support Groups - Contact: Latoya Petty at Montbello Solutions: https://www.montbelloorganizing.org latoya.petty@montbelloorganizing.org
  2. Dress for Success- Denver- Clothing for women entering the job force https://denver.dressforsuccess.org/
  3. Athletics & Beyond - Summer programming for youth-Just opened in a new building in Montbello - Coach Narcy http://www.athleticsandbeyond.com/