SISTER CARMEN COMMUNITY CENTER’S RESPONSE TO COVID-19
As an essential service, Sister Carmen Community Center is committed to providing assistance to residents of Lafayette, Louisville, Superior, and Erie who are in need.
In order to keep supporting our community during the pandemic, we have taken steps to keep our staff, volunteers, participants, and the community at large safe and help prevent the spread of the illness. We are updating our policies to reflect best practices as provided by the CDC and Boulder County Public Health. Our current operations are as follows:
- Masks are strongly recommended for all individuals over the age of 2 in all Sister Carmen Community Center buildings, including the Food Bank and Thrift Store.
- Staff and volunteers are encouraged, but not required, to wear masks when working indoors in close proximity with other individuals.
- Masks are required for in-office appointments with a staff member if that staff member requests you wear one.
If you are feeling unwell or are sick, please do not visit us in person. We can conduct appointments over the phone or have food delivered. Call (303) 665-4342 for services.
Aspen Ridge Building
Many of SCCC’s meetings, trainings, and classes are available via Zoom including Nurturing Parenting Program, Circle of Parents, Bridging Digital Divide, and Professional Development trainings. However, some activities and programs are now offering optional in-person meetings.
Please call (303) 665-4342 for details and updates on a specific program.
Appointments are required to meet with an Advocate for financial and other assistance. Please call (303) 665–4342 to make an appointment. Appointments are available in person or by phone.
The food bank has re-opened to an in-person self-shop grocery model. However, we still strongly recommend all individuals over the age of 2 to please wear a mask and maintain social distancing according to guidelines set by the CDC and Boulder County Public Health.
Check-in for the food bank will continue to happen outside by the shed. We will only allow a limited number of shoppers inside at a time. If we are at capacity, we will ask shoppers to wait in their vehicles. For the safety of our community, we ask that all shoppers maintain a safe distance of 6 feet from other individuals.
We will continue to offer the option to have food brought out to your vehicle as well as delivery options as needed. If these hours do not work or if you need a delivery, please call (303) 665-4342.
Food bank hours are:
Monday: 1:00pm – 5:00pm
Tuesday: 1:00pm – 5:00pm
Wednesday: 2:00pm – 7:00pm
Thursday: 1:00pm – 5:00pm
Friday: 1:00pm – 5:00pm
The Thrift Store is accepting donations 7 days a week 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
The Thrift Store is open for shopping 7 days a week from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. No appointment required!
We recommend that all shoppers ages 2 and up wear a mask. Children must remain with their parent at all times.
Unfortunately, we are not able to offer special discounts or accept coupons at this time.
We are asking that our volunteers use their best judgement about coming in to help. Your health is important to us. If you are at greater risk or don’t feel comfortable coming in, please stay home.
Volunteers are required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 and masks are recommended, but not required, for all volunteers and staff ages 2 and up in all Sister Carmen facilities..
We are in need of cash and food donations in order to prepare for and meet the needs of our community members for food and other assistance. To make an online donation, click here.
Food donations can be dropped off at the dock at 655 Aspen Ridge Drive from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Click here to learn more and see our list of most-needed items.
We are so appreciative of the support of our community during this challenging time. Please take good care.