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​Community Outreach

Welcome! ¡Bienvenidos! 
If you are in need of assistance, please contact us at 720-977-5800 or at Outreach@cityofthornton.net. ¡Se habla español!

Upcoming Events

Registration forms for the Relatives Raising Children conference are available here, or you can visit the Eventbrite page here.

If you are in need of assistance this holiday season, please click here to view a list of resources that may be available to help.

The Mayor's Food and Sock Drive is from November 7 - December 14. Please click here to view a list of where you can donate and help out your Thornton neighbors. 

Community Outreach Programs:

Please click on the topics below to learn more about each program.

 People Experiencing Homelessness

Resources for People Experiencing Homelessness

If you are experiencing homelessness or are at risk of becoming homeless, please click here to view a brochure with resources you may be able to use, or give us a call at 720-977-5800 if you'd like to chat or schedule an appointment to come see us. We believe that asking for help is a sign of strength, and we're here for you.

Si está sin hogar o está en riesgo de quedarse sin hogar, haga clic aquí para ver un folleto con recursos disponibles, o llámenos al 720-977-5800 si desea hablar o programar una cita con nosotros. ¡Creemos que el pedir ayuda es un signo de fortaleza, y estamos aquí para ayudarle!


 Get Involved

Drives

The City of Thornton hosts three separate drives:

  • Random Acts of Kindness - This February drive seeks to encourage Thornton community members to embrace the importance of kindness by donating food to local food banks and pet supplies to give to local seniors.
  • Food and School Supply Drive - This drive, in July and August just before the start of the back to school season, collects food and school supplies to distribute to local food banks and agencies that hand out supplies to kiddos in need.
  • Mayor's Holiday Food and Sock Drive - This drive, right around Thanksgiving, seeks to distribute food for holiday meals and socks to Thornton's homeless community at a time when they are most needed.
For more information on drives, please contact Patty McLaughlin at 720-977-5819.

Perfect Holiday Gift

The Perfect Holiday Gift program pairs generous donors, who donate gifts and meals, with familes in need of a little help during the holiday season. Families in need are added by case managers from local agencies.

For more information on the Perfect Holiday Gift program, please visit the program website here. If you are interested in volunteering with the Perfect Holiday Gift program, please send an email to Krista Berkey at Krista.Berkey@cityofthornton.net.

 

 Food Access

If you're hungry in Thornton...

...please click here to find out how to get food assistance in Thornton. Please don't hesitate to give us a call at 720-977-5800 for additional assistance or to make an appointment to come see us.

Farmers' Market

The City of Thornton, with the Tri-County Health Department and Anythink Libraries, holds a farmer's market at the end of summer at Anythink Huron, to provide fresh fruit and vegetables to the neighboring community at an affordable cost. Local artisans and small businesses come to sell their crafts and share information.

WIC, SNAP, and RTD coupons are available for those who qualify!

For more information on the Farmers' Market, please contact Patty McLaughlin at 720-977-5819. 

 


 Seniors 

 

Adams County Aging Network Conference

The City of Thornton, with other area agencies that serve seniors, helps to plan the annual Adams County Aging Network Conference, which provides resources and opportunities to Adams County seniors in need. 

For more information on the Adams County Aging Network, please click here or contact Jesús Quintana Martínez at 720-977-5816.

Senior Peer Counseling

The City of Thornton, with other area agencies that serve seniors, helps to plan the annual Adams County Aging Network Conference, which provides resources and opportunities to Adams County seniors in need. 

For more information on Senior Peer Counseling, please click here or contact Jesús Quintana Martínez at 720-977-5816.

​Senior Action Event

The Senior Action Event seeks to assist seniors by providing "actionable" services in one location--services that seniors can visit and check off their "to-do" list right then and there, rather than receiving a phone number to call or a flyer to follow up on.

17th Judicial District ​Senior Law Day

Senior Law Day is a full-day conference aiming to provide seniors with the resources they need to understand their rights and to bring them information regarding legal issues that commonly affect seniors, including probate law, retirement planning, real estate, reverse mortgages, wills, and more. It also includes a handbook for all senior attendees and a free "Ask a Lawyer" session.

For more information, please call 303-500-7059.

Alzheimer's Support Group

The City of Thornton coordinates with the Alzheimer's Association to provide monthly support groups for those who have been diagnosed with Alzheimer's or other dementia.

For more information, please call 1.800.272.3900 or visit www.alz.org/co.

 

 Kinship/Relatives Raising Children

Relatives Raising Children Conference

The Relatives Raising Children conference provides resources, networking opportunities, and information to those raising children not biologically their own.

To learn more about the Relatives Raising Children conference, please contact Jesús Quintana Martínez at 720-977-5816.

Kinship Support Groups

Community Outreach co-facilitates monthly support groups for relatives raising non-biological children. Childcare is provided at these support groups.

To learn more about the kinship support groups, please contact Jesús Quintana Martínez at 720-977-5816.

 

 Learning Opportunities

Classes at Anythink Libraries

Community Outreach offers, with Anythink Libraries, biannual classes at Anythink Huron Street, with a wide variety of topics, ranging from natural health to happiness to getting in touch with nature. Check back here in spring and fall to see what classes are going on!

For more information about these classes, please contact Patty McLaughlin at 720-977-5819.