Boulder County Launches New Disaster Relief Website

Boulder County has launched a new site for people seeking disaster relief.

The Navigating Disaster for Boulder County program now has its own dedicated website at bouldercountynavigatingdisaster.gov.

The webpage provides information about using a recovery navigator for victims of the December 30 Marshall Fire and wind events, and provides long-term and short-term support to assist residents in the recovery and reconstruction process.

Navigators are assigned to individuals and families and work one-on-one to provide support, including referrals to human services and organizations, recovery planning resources, financial resources, and mental health services.

Navigators can also help fill out forms and connect residents with legal and insurance counselors, volunteers, and other experts.

“This new program is a valuable asset to Boulder County residents,” Katie Arrington, Boulder County Assistant Disaster Recovery Manager, said in a statement. “Unfortunately, in our beautiful province, we are highly susceptible to potentially catastrophic events such as wildfires, snow storms and flash floods. Recovering from a disaster can take its toll both mentally and physically. Those affected by the Marshall fire know that there is a lot of paperwork, procedures and deadlines to follow as they try to meet the needs of their daily lives. We want to help alleviate that burden as much as possible.”

The Navigating Disaster for Boulder County program is funded by Boulder County and the Community Foundation of the Boulder County Wildfire Fund of Boulder County. Boulder County partners with Lutheran Family Services Rocky Mountains to administer the program. Other partners include the 211 Mile-High United Way Help Center, the United Methodist Committee on Relief, and the City of Louisville, which is donating the first space to the recovery navigators.

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