Colorado Newcomers Support & Response Efforts

Colorado Voluntary Organizations Aiding in Disaster members, partnerships, and resources to support newcomers as they look to settle or pass through Colorado. Please visit coloradoresponds.org for more information and the latest updates for volunteer and in-kind donation needs!

Colorado Newcomers – Get Help Now

If you are in need of help or supporting someone in need of help with immigration services and supports:

Dial 2-1-1 or text 898-211 to reach the 211 Colorado Help Center to speak with a live navigator. Available Monday – Friday, 8am – 5pm. For 24/7 information & resources, visit 211colorado.org.

  • Spanish-speaking navigators are on staff and able to provide free translation services, as well as direct services for free transportation through Lyft rides, and much more.
  • View the 211 Colorado Immigration Resource Guide: This resource guide supports individuals, case workers, and partners through listed direct service offerings that have verified they support undocumented citizens.
  • Colorado Newcomer’s 211 Resource Page

Denver Public Library Resources: https://www.denverlibrary.org/ci/resources

View and share the Migrant Welcome Guide recently compiled and shared by the Office of New Americans:
Migrant Welcome Guide (Spanish)
Migrant Welcome Guide (English)

Colorado Entities Interested In Supporting The Migrant Influx

If you are a government, nonprofit, or faith-based organization providing (or interested in providing) shelter, food, basic needs, and additional supports to Colorado’s newcomers:

Community Supports – Volunteer or Give Now

For the latest updates, needs, and supports for the City of Denver, click here. 
If you are a community member looking to help now:

Newcomers Fund: Give now!
In partnership with Colorado Governor Jared Polis, Denver Mayor Michael B. Hancock and peer funders, Rose Community Foundation is launching the Newcomers Fund to mobilize the community’s philanthropic interest in supporting the incoming migrant population fleeing unrest in South and Central America. All dollars raised through the Fund will be deployed quickly and strategically to Colorado nonprofits and government entities providing essential services. Grant decisions will be made with guidance from the City of Denver, State of Colorado and other community/philanthropic partners closest to the evolving situation.

Denver Immigrant Legal Services Fund, providing funding through grants to nonprofits that provide direct legal representation to immigrants in detention and/or subject to removal proceedings, affirmative relief services, and expands the capacity of immigration attorneys in the Denver Metro region.

In-Kind Donations:
Beginning Monday, Dec. 26, we are only accepting physical donations on Mondays from 5-8 p.m. and Thursdays from 9 a.m.-noon at Temple Emanuel. Please only bring items that are listed below. Storage space is limited and we will update this list with additional needs when they arise.

  • New or very gently used men’s winter clothes (small and medium only) – especially jackets, hats, and gloves
  • Sweat pants
  • New socks, underwear/boxers (primarily small, medium men’s), and sports bras
  • Backpacks and/or medium-sized duffel bags – this is our biggest need
  • Belts to be able to utilize large and extra large men’s pants
  • Men’s work boots
  • Sandals (for shower)

Where to drop off:
Temple Emanuel
51 Grape St.
Denver, CO 80220

Map of where to drop off donations


Directions: Enter the parking lot on Grape St. and 1st Ave. at the north entrance. Enter under the portico from the north side. Volunteers will be waiting to help you unload your donations. Once you have dropped off your donations, please continue to exit through the south side of the parking lot.
Groups interested in getting involved can contact the Emergency Operations Center at donations@denvergov.org.

Colorado Voluntary Organizations Aiding in Disaster Members & Government Parnters List

Colorado Voluntary Organizations Aiding in Disaster (CO-VOAD)
Members:
CO-VOAD Government Partners:
Rocky Mountain Seventh Day AdventistColorado Division of Homeland Security & Emergency Management (DHSEM)
American Red CrossFEMA Region 8
Church of ScientologyColorado Emergency Management Association (CEMA)
Colorado Baptist Disaster ReliefColorado Department of Human Services
International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC)Colorado Crisis Education and Response Network 
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS)Ready
Lutheran Family ServicesReady Colorado
Operation BBQ ReliefColorado Business Emergency Operations Center
Our Front PorchCitizen Corps
Presbyterian Disaster AssistanceAdministration for Children and Families
Serve 6.8National Weather Service
Spark the Change
Team Rubicon
The Salvation Army
Mile High United Way & 2-1-1 Colorado
United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR)
Volunteers of America