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Lists of Lists for local COVID-19 shopping and support

Lists of Lists for local COVID-19 shopping and support


Updated 1/13/2022 – Grocery section revised


We are building lists of where to shop locally, how to support local businesses during this difficult time. We are hoping to expand this list each chance we can get during our Social Distancing and now lock down. We are currently looking for licensed therapists that are setting up teletherapy for our community, as well as lists of local services that are going virtual with classes, workouts, and anything else, we can help get the word out. Please email us your information and we will post for free.


The YS Directory is pretty complete (although not every business) and can help you find local businesses to support. Pick your category, then narrow by town. It will auto filter for you.



YS Directory of area businesses:



Local Area Hospitals:


Feed the Frontlines


Here are some of the lists we are compiling.

The almighty TP:




Coffee & Tea:




Local Chocolate and Ice Cream:

(always a necessity)




Fabric Stores:


Sew it for COVID

Local Face Masks:


YS Directory of Local Restaurants:


Erie Restaurants:


Local Retail

For the love of God, before shopping Amazon, please support our local retailers. Most are actively working to provide virtual services. You can filter by town and category with Yellow Scene Magazine’s Online Directory:



Governor’s Rally for Volunteers & Support Services:

(It does require a background check.)


Medical Reserve Corps of Boulder County needs Volunteers

Did you know that you can dial 2-1-1 or visit www.211colorado.org for help with Coronavirus concerns? There’s a list of local organizations there as well.


Local groups rallying support:

Help for Boulder County COVID-19

Erie Group:

Feed the Frontlines

Sew it for COVID

Dena’s Mask Making Bitches

How to make a pleated mask video


Business Networking & Funding:

Funding Checklist

SBA COVID-19 Funding Application

Small Business and Entrepreneurship Council

Payback Protection Program Application

SBA Guide to Economic Injury Disaster Relief Loans

Guide to Employee Retention Tax Credit



Multiple Groups listed here:



Mental Health Resources & Tips (we will be adding to this):


Local therapists offering sliding scales, reduced rates, and virtual services:

Naropa Community Counseling Center

Metis Center for Psychological Services

Stephanie Small-Psychotherapist

Stacy Ruse Counseling


Mental Health Partners is accepting new patients and is screening virtually

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

Mental Health America

Social Work License Map

Anxiety and Depression Association of America


Mayo Clinic online support groups

Resources for Social Workers and Therapists

BrainCraft a Youtube channel by Vanessa Hill, an award-winning science educator, host and STEM advocate with several videos on coping through COVID.

Boulder County sent us this list as well:

Resources From Mental Health America Website

Mental Health America (MHA) is the nation’s leading community-based nonprofit dedicated to addressing the needs of those living with mental illness and to promoting overall mental health. Their website has resources specifically pertaining to: Parents, Caregivers, Financial Support, Tools and Info on Anxiety, Tools to Connect with Others, Suicide Prevention/Immediate Response, Domestic Violence Survivors Info, LGBTQ+ Individuals, Veterans, and Older Adults. They also have free webinars, live events, and workshops available.


Additional Resources For Immediate Response

Disaster Distress Helpline
Call 1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746.The Disaster Distress Helpline (DDH) provides crisis counseling and support for anyone in the U.S. experiencing distress or other behavioral health concerns related to any natural or human-caused disaster, including public health emergencies.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals at 1-800-273-8255.


Colorado Suicide Prevention

Need help now? Call 1-844-493-TALK (8255), text TALK to 38255, or access chat via www.coloradocrisisservices.org. Help and hope are available 24/7.


Crisis Text Line
Text MHA to 741741 and you’ll be connected to a trained Crisis Counselor. Crisis Text Line provides free, text-based support 24/7.

The Trevor Project
Call 1-866-488-7386 or text START to 678678. A national 24-hour, toll free confidential suicide hotline for LGBTQ youth.

Trans Lifeline
Dial 1-877-565-8860. Trans Lifeline’s Hotline is a peer support service run by trans people, for trans and questioning callers.

Dial 2-1-1
If you need assistance finding food, paying for housing bills, accessing free childcare, or other essential services, visit 211.org or dial 211 to speak to someone who can help. Run by the United Way.

National Domestic Violence Hotline
For any victims and survivors who need support, call 1-800-799-7233 or 1-800-799-7233 for TTY, or if you’re unable to speak safely, you can log onto thehotline.org or text LOVEIS to 22522.

The National Sexual Assault Telephone Hotline
Call 1-800-656-HOPE (4673) to be connected with a trained staff member from a sexual assault service provider in your area.

Caregiver Help Desk
Contact Caregiver Action Network’s Care Support Team by dialing 1-855-227-3640. Staffed by caregiving experts, the Help Desk helps you find the right information you need to help you navigate your complex caregiving challenges. Caregiving experts are available 8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. ET (M-F).

The Partnership for Drug-free Kids Helpline
Call 1-855-378-4373 if you are having difficulty accessing support for your family, or a loved one struggling with addiction faces care or treatment challenges resulting from COVID-19 circumstances, the Partnership for Drug-free Kids’ specialists can guide you. Support is available in English and Spanish, from 9:00 a.m.- midnight ET weekdays and noon – 5:00 p.m.



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