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
- How to help people impacted by the Marshall Fire
- Resources for those impacted by the fire
- Map: Fire evacuation zones and shelters
- Embers, like snowflakes in a blizzard: Fire behavior expert explains
- Watch: Flyover above what many describe as ‘war scene’
- Photos: Aftermath of the Marshall Fire in Superior, Louisville, Broomfield
- Marshall Fire is already most destructive fire in Colorado history
- NWS data: Winds of 110-115 mph fueled devastating wildfire
- FEMA to pay 75% of Marshall Fire costs
- Major Disaster Declaration approved for Colorado