Family Resources

Suicide Prevention

Below are links and information around suicide prevention. There are some great workshops available to the community for free!

Applied Suicide Intervention Training

SafeTalk October

SafeTalk November

Rocky Mountain Crisis Partners, in partnership with Colorado Crisis Services, now offers Crisis Text for Coloradans needing mental health, substance use, or emotional help. The new text services (Text TALK to 38255) are available 24/7/365 and allows Coloradans to access a master's level clinician within minutes through text messaging on their phone. This service is free and confidential (text messaging and data rates may apply; see terms here). Crisis Text is part of a growing number of services offered through Colorado Crisis Services and is aimed towards ensuring that that all Coloradans have access to mental health services when they need them.

Financial Assistance Information

Scholarships for Rec Center Programs:
Parker- 303-805-3261
Castle Rock- 303-660-1036
Highlands Ranch- 303-471-8958

Free Days at Metro Area Sites

Parenting Resources

Parent PhD

Douglas County Youth and Family Resource Guide

Youth and Family Resource Guide

Douglas County Food Banks

  • Cherry Hills Community Church – Manna Ministry
  • Contact info: 303-791-4500, Ext. 8340
  • Location: 3900 Grace Blvd., Highlands Ranch, CO 80126 in the small gym, just inside the church’s main entrance, to the left
  • Zip codes served: 80124, 80126, 80129, 80130
  • Hours of Operation: Tuesday mornings: 10:30 – 11:00 a.m. - Food bank only, Tuesday Evenings: Sign-in begins at 6:00 pm. No sign-in after 7:00 p.m. Closed Dec. 20-27, 2011.
  • Bring: Utility bill, phone bill and photo ID
  • Provides: Clothing Bank, Medical Clinic and haircuts
  • Tuesday mornings: Food Bank including meat and produce.
  • Tuesday evenings: Food Bank including meat and produce.
  • Douglas/Elbert Task Force
  • Contact info: 303-688-1114, Fax: 720-382-1249
  • Location: 1638 Park St., Castle Rock, CO 80109
  • Zip Codes Served: All zip codes in Douglas, Elbert & unincorporated communities
  • Hours of Operation: Monday thru Friday: 9:00 am - 12:00 Noon; suggest arrival by 10am
  • Bring: Photo ID, proof of residency (current utility bill)
  • Provides: Food bank, thrift store, rental assistance, utility assistance, overnight lodging, gas vouchers, emergency prescription assistance, birthday room. Clients may use the Food Bank every 30 days and receive between 3 1/2 and 5 days worth of food (depending on Food Bank stock), three meals per day, plus snacks, for each family member.
  • Living Way Fellowship Food Bank - Seeds
  • Contact info: 303-797-7076
  • Location: 345 E Wildcat Reserve Parkway, Highlands Ranch, CO 80126
  • Zip Codes Served: 80111, 80112, 80120, 80121, 80122, 80126, 80129, 80130, 80124
  • Hours of operation: Tuesday thru Friday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
  • Bring: Current driver’s license or other photo ID required
  • Provides: dry goods and canned foods, personal care items (toiletries, dish soap, toilet paper, etc.) Occasionally perishable foods (usually meats and breads) are available from Love Inc.
  • Hunger Free Hotline ~ Hunger Free Colorado
  • Contact info: Hotline: 855.855.4626 Statewide, toll-free 720.382.2920,
  • Location: by phone or on-line
  • Hours of Operation: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday thru Friday
  • Provides: Food Resource Navigators that assist people in locating both public and private food assistance program; bilingual, toll free, statewide resource.
  • Fishes and Loaves Food Bank ~ Jubilee Fellowship Church
  • Contact info: 303-738-9416,
  • Location: 9830 Lone Tree Pkwy, Lone Tree, CO 80124 (corner of Lincoln & Lone Tree Pkwy.)
  • Zip Codes Served: Highlands Ranch: 80126, 80129, 80130 Littleton: 80120, 80121, 80122, 80123, 80124, 80125, 80127, 80128 Englewood: 80110, 80111, 80112, 80113 Parker: 80134, 80138 Castle Rock: 80108 Sedalia: 80135
  • Hours of operation: 2nd Wednesday of the month - 5:00 p.m. - line up at 4:45 p.m., no appointment needed
  • Bring: Photo ID and proof of address (utility bill)
  • Provides: Individuals may choose items themselves. Meat is sometimes available, also haircuts and in-season clothing, school supplies in the fall; for Thanksgiving 5-6 boxes of food including Thanksgiving Dinner, breakfast, baking goods and flowers!
  • Southeast Community Outreach (SECOR)
  • Contact info: 720-842-5621,
  • Location: Southeast Christian Church, 9650 Jordan Road, Parker, CO 80134
  • (inside the Mainstreet Ministries Room, at the front/right side of the Lobby area)
  • Zip Codes Served: Please call SECOR at 720-842-5621 to check the boundaries
  • Hours of Operation: CLOSED Monday and Tuesday
  • Wednesday - 9:00am to 4:00pm
  • Thursday - 12:00 noon to 6:30pm
  • Friday - 9:00am to 4:00pm
  • CLOSED Wednesday and Friday 12:00 Noon to 1:00 p.m.
  • Bring: Photo ID and proof of residency (phone and utility bills)
  • Provides: The SECOR food bank is open to families facing hardships throughout the year. May visit twice per month.
  • Inter-Faith Food Bank – Inter-Faith Community Services
  • Contact info: 303-789-0501
  • Location: 3370 S. Irving St, Englewood, CO 80110 Enter at second driveway, follow Enter signage
  • Bring: Current photo ID, proof of income or completed job application and proof of address. Call to determine eligibility.
  • Serving: Arapahoe and Northern Zip Codes Served: Douglas Counties, Un-incorporated Arapahoe, Centennial and Lone Tree.)
  • Hours of Operation: Monday thru Friday 8:30 a.m. to 12 Noon
  • Monday, Thursday & Friday – 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday – 8:30 a.m. to 12 Noon, 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday – 8:30 a.m. to 12 Noon
  • Provides: Food, clothing, rental and utility assistance. No appointment necessary for food or clothing. Appointments required for rental and utility assistance.
  • Parker Task Force/Food Bank
  • Contact Info: 303-841-3460,
  • Location: 20118 E Main Street #D, Parker, CO 80138-7404
  • Serving: the communities of Parker, Elizabeth and Franktown.
  • Hours of Operation: NOTICE Effective January 3rd, 2012 the Parker Task Force will be open on Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 9:00 am until 1:00 pm. Clients must arrive no later than 11:30 to receive services.
  • St Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, Castle Rock ~ Saint Vincent De Paul Food Bank
  • Contact Info: 303-688-3025, Fax: 303-688-4016
  • Location: 2746 Fifth Street, Castle Rock, CO 80104
  • Hours of Operation:
  • December 17, 2011
  • 9:00am - 11:00am Parking lot of St Francis church - if weather is bad we will move inside to the Assisi Hall
  • January 14, 2012
  • 9:00am - 11:00am
  • Basement of St. Francis of Assisi Church, 2746 Fifth St, Castle Rock
  • January 28, 2012
  • 9:00am - 11:00am Parking lot of St Francis church - if weather is bad we will move inside to the Assisi Hall.
  • General Office Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Food Bank of the Rockies and Pax Christi Catholic Church
  • Contact Info: 303-799-1036,
  • Location: 5761 MacArthur Ranch Road, Littleton, CO 80124
  • Zip Codes Served: All zip codes in Douglas County.
  • Hours of Operation: 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month
  • Required Documentation: NONE
  • No qualifications, membership fee or eligibility forms to complete
  • Product distributed to ANYONE seeking extra food assistance (self declaration of need)
  • Please bring bags, a sturdy box or basket to transport product home
  • Product distributed on first come, first serve basis
  • Extra product will be available for re-distribution once everyone has been assisted