As state restrictions/guidelines ease, we are continuing to follow best-practice safety and social distancing norms and are not planning on fully reopening at this time. As an essential service, Sister Carmen Community Center is committed to providing assistance to residents of Eastern Boulder County who are in need. In order to keep supporting our community during the COVID-19 situation, we are taking steps to keep our staff, volunteers, participants, and the community at large safe and help prevent the spread of the illness. In order to follow social distancing recommendations from CDC and Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, we are changing our operations as follows:
Advocacy Appointments: as of Monday, March 16, all appointments for financial or other assistance with SCCC Advocates will be conducted by phone. Please call if you need financial assistance. Walk-ins will not be accepted. To set up a phone appointment, call (303) 665-4342.
Food Bank: as of Friday, March 13 our food bank will move from a shopping model to distributing pre-packaged food boxes. Food boxes will be distributed in a drive-through model Monday – Friday, 1:00pm – 5:00pm. Please remain in your car, and our staff and volunteers will load food into your trunk or backseat. If these hours do not work, please call (303) 665-4342.
Thrift Store: as of Monday, March 16, the thrift store is closed until further notice. Unfortunately, we are unable to accept thrift store donations during this closure.
Trainings, Classes, and Events: as of Monday, March 16, all classes and events held at or sponsored by SCCC are cancelled until further notice.
Meetings with Outside Agencies: as of Thursday, March 12, all meetings with outside agencies will be conducted by phone.
Volunteering: 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. Staff and volunteers who travel out of the State of Colorado must quarantine from SCCC for 14 days upon their return to the state.
Donations: 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 a cash donation, please visit our donation page. Food donations can be dropped off at the dock at 655 Aspen Ridge Drive from 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM Monday through Friday. Items currently needed include:
- Canned proteins (tuna, chicken)
- Canned fruit
- Canned meals (chili, ravioli, etc.)
- Toilet paper
- Household cleaning products
We are so appreciative of the support of our community during this challenging time. Please take good care.