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. While many of our programs and services are now offered in-person again, we still have the following guidelines in place::
- Masks are not required for most activities and for individuals visiting Sister Carmen Community Center buildings, including the Food Bank and Thrift Store.
- However, masks ARE required for in-person appointments with a staff member if that staff member requests you wear one. Please respect the safety and wishes of our staff members.
- 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
Most SCCC meetings, trainings, and classes are back to being provided in person. However, some activities and programs still offer a virtual option or component. 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. Please wear a mask to your appointment if the Advocate requests you do so.
The food bank has re-opened to an in-person self-shop grocery model again. Masks are currently optional, however we ask that you stay home if you are ill or wear a mask if you are feeling unwell. We reserve the right to ask patrons to wear a mask if we feel it’s necessary for the safety of our staff and volunteers.
To shop at the food bank, please add yourself to the waitlist at the iPad at the food bank entrance and pickup a beeper. You may wait anywhere on Sister Carmen property until your beeper goes off. When your beeper goes off, check-in with one of the Advocates at the desks in the food bank waiting area (inside). We will only allow a limited number of shoppers to shop at one time. If we are at capacity, we will ask shoppers to wait in their vehicles or on the benches outside. For the safety of our community, we ask that all shoppers maintain a safe distance of 6 feet from other individuals.
If these hours do not work or if you need a delivery, please call (303) 665-4342 and we will work with you and your situation.
Food bank hours are:
Monday: 1:00pm – 5:00pm
Tuesday: 1:00pm – 5:00pm
Wednesday: 1:00pm – 6:00pm
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!
Masks are currently optional, however we ask that you stay home if you are ill or wear a mask if you are feeling unwell. We reserve the right to ask patrons to wear a mask if we feel it’s necessary for the safety of our staff and volunteers.
Unfortunately, we are not able to offer special discounts or accept coupons at this time.
We are asking that our volunteers use their best judgment 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.