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 are protecting ourselves, loved ones and community is by getting vaccinated. Due to misinformation about COVID-19 vaccines, some people in our communities remain hesitant to be vaccinated.

We’re here to provide accurate information and encourage Black Beloveds to get vaccinated. 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 the COVID-19 Vaccination Incentives for Black People Program, a summary of the Juneteenth COVID-19 Cash Assistance for Black Women Project, frequently asked questions (FAQs), and support services ranging from housing, food access, childcare, transportation, and more.

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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 are protecting ourselves, loved ones and community is by getting vaccinated. Due to misinformation about COVID-19 vaccines, some people in our communities remain hesitant to be vaccinated.

We’re here to provide accurate information and encourage Black Beloveds to get vaccinated. 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 the COVID-19 Vaccination Incentives for Black People Program, the Juneteenth COVID-19 Cash Assistance for Black Women Project, frequently asked questions about COVID-19 vaccines, and support services ranging from housing, food access, childcare, transportation, and more.

We Keep Us Safe.

COVID-19 Vaccination Incentives for Black People Program - Get Vaccinated TODAY!

In the U.S.A., approximately 57% of Black people are fully vaccinated. Beautiful! And, since Black people are disproportionately impacted by COVID-19, so many of us nationwide are working to ensure that more Black people receive the vaccine – we’re determined to save black lives, BLACK LIVES MATTER. Here in the Denver metro area, three Black Women-led entities – Apex Pharmacy, Colorado Black Health Collaborative, and Soul 2 Soul Sisters – are hosting the Vaccination Incentives for Black People Program, providing COVID-19 vaccinations, Uber codes to help with transportation costs, and $100 Visa gift card vaccination incentives to at least 400 Black people who are Colorado residents. Vaccinations are given at Apex Pharmacy (12597 E. Mississippi Ave., Unit 300 Aurora CO 80012) by medical professionals. The collaborative of Black Women-led organizations provides each Black person age 5 and older who receives the vaccination with the following:

  • Uber codes for two free rides up to $25 per ride. Click here to learn more
  • The Pfizer or the Moderna COVID-19 vaccinations – you choose, both are FREE!
  • $100 Visa gift card incentive for each Black person receiving their FIRST vaccine shot and is 5 years of age or older young people age 5-17 must be accompanied by their parent or guardian to receive the vaccination and $100 gift card incentive.

Not yet vaccinated? Please come and bring your Black beloveds to Apex Pharmacy (12597 E. Mississippi Avenue, Unit 300 Aurora CO 80012). If you have any questions, please contact CovidAssistance@soul2soulsisters.org. We look forward to seeing you all soon!

Frequently Asked Questions About COVID-19 Vaccines

Juneteenth COVID-19 Cash Assistance for Black Women Project

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." 

On July 1, Soul 2 Soul Sisters launched a fundraiser to help provide financial support to the 749 Black Women who submitted requests for our Juneteenth COVID-19 Cash Assistance project. In total, the community raised $124,915.82 which is an organizational fundraising record and we are absolutely elated ~ Thank You!! Thank You!! THANK YOU! And overall, Soul 2 Soul Sisters sent $244,000 in cash assistance to 749 Black Women!!! We are so thankful to you all for your support, generosity and participation in helping Black Women financially recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.

COVID-19 Support Services/Resources

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

Housing

  1. Colorado Poverty Law Project - Free legal services to fight evictions and housing injustice, requesting no walk-ins. Email: 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. Call: 303-742-0828
  4. Colorado Coalition for the Homeless - Assists in matching people 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. Email: fssintake@coloradocoalition.org, Call: 303- 293-2217 Website: 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. Call: 303-355-4896, Website: 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. Call: 303-321-4198, Website: https://tgpdenver.org/what-we-do/programs-services.html

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., Website: https://www.heartandhandcenter.org/programs
  2. Venture for Success Preparatory Learning - Call: 303-373-1243. Website: vfsprep.org

Food Access

  1. Salvation Army (Denver) - Call: 303-295-3366 – Support with food needs: https://denver.salvationarmy.org/
  2. Metro Caring - Make an appointment for food shopping by phone, Call: 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. Call: 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, Call: 303-322-5733 Website: https://www.churchinthecity.org/aboutus

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. Call: 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. Website: 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. Call: 303.881-1101. Website: 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. Website: 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, Website: 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. Website: https://providers.therapyforblackgirls.com
  7. Authentic Mamas Project - Clinical Psychologist & Maternal Wellness Consultant Contact: Patrece Hairston Peetz, Email: 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. Website: http://traumahealth.org/

Health Resources

  1. Colorado Black Health Collaborative - Email: Info@coloradoblackhealth.org, Call: 720-579-2126, Website: https://coloradoblackhealth.org
  2. Families Forward Resource Center - Contact: Shawn Taylor, Call: 303-307-0718, Email: shawn@familiesforwardrc.org, Website: https://familiesforwardco.com
  3. The Center for African American Health - Crisis resource navigation, utility bill assistance, workforce readiness and more. Call: 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 - 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/Call: 303-296-1767, 3800 York St, Denver, CO 80205
  10. Families Forward Resource Center - full service community service center. Website: https://familiesforwardco.com/contact/, Call: 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 to 57890.
  12. Elephant Circle - limited direct legal representation, family formation legal services. Call: 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. Email: latoya.petty@montbelloorganizing.org Website: https://www.montbelloorganizing.org 
  2. Dress for Success- In Denver, clothing for women entering the job force. Website: https://denver.dressforsuccess.org/
  3. Athletics & Beyond - Summer programming for youth, recently opened in a new building in Montbello - Coach Narcy. Website: http://www.athleticsandbeyond.com/