Where to find emotional support in the aftermath of the Marshall Fire

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A resident assess the damage to homes in his neighborhood, Dec. 31, 2021, in Superior, Colo. An estimated 580 homes, a hotel and a shopping center have burned and tens of thousands of people were evacuated in wind-fueled wildfires outside Denver, officials said Thursday evening. (AP Photo/Brittany Peterson)

SUPERIOR, Colo. (KDVR) — Emotional support is available for people affected by the Marshall Fire that swept through parts of Boulder County on Thursday.

A total of 991 structures were destroyed and another 127 damaged, leaving many people experiencing hopelessness, shock, anger and depression.

Where to find behavioral heath support resources

  • Colorado Crisis Services provides professional counselors online, and by phone: (844) 493-8255 or text “TALK” to 38255
  • Jewish Family Service and Community Foundation Boulder County has partnered to offer counseling services in response to tragic events to Boulder County residents.
    • The program offers up to $500 toward five individual counseling sessions (a maximum of $100 per session), or up to $875 towards five family counseling sessions (a maximum of $175 per session) and provides a pool of licensed providers to choose from.  
  • IMatter provides three free mental health sessions for any youth in the state, mostly through telehealth.
  • The National Disaster Helpline provides crisis counseling and support to people experiencing emotional distress related to natural or human-caused disasters 24/7, 365-day-a-year. Call (800) 985-5990
  • Support is available at each of the evacuation shelters

Other resources and how to help

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