Resources for artists experiencing mental health crisis or housing or food insecurity. You can also find grants and community programs that will welcome you. If you know of a resource that isn’t listed please email us at


Rocky Mountain Mutual Aid Network

RMMAN began operating in 2020 in response to a need in during the pandemic. In partnership with a local food rescue, Joy’s Kitchen, volunteers deliver groceries to approximately 15-20 households across the Denver metro every week.

PlatteForum Food Pantry

Free food, drop-ins welcome.
2700 Arapahoe St. Suite 102, Denver, CO 80205

Tuesdays 2-6pm
Fridays 10-3pm
Saturdays 10-2pm

Food Bank of The Rockies

10700 East 45th Avenue, Denver, CO 80239 303-371-9250

Metro Caring

Metro Caring works with their community to meet people’s immediate need for nutritious food while building a movement to address the root causes of hunger.


Funding Opportunities through the State of Colorado

Artists Grants at RedLine


Reach at RedLine

Reach is an open studio program for artists who may be in recovery, unhoused, or experiencing financial hardship to create within an inclusive community.

Walk-in Crisis Clinic:

2206 Victor Street, Aurora, CO 80045

8am-11pm, 7 days a week

National Suicide and Crisis Lifeline:

Dial 988

Colorado Crisis Line: 

1-844-493-8255 or text “TALK” to 38255

Find a comprehensive list of Mental Health resources for low cost, bilingual & LGBTQIA+ here:


Five Coping Skills Teens Need to Know:

Urban Peak Youth Drop-in Center

Safe housing for youth experiencing homelessness


ArtLab is PlatteForum’s flagship arts education internship program for high school age teens from historically marginalized communities, living in the Denver metro area. 

Interns and artists work together to create bodies of work that speak to the social justice issues that matter most in their lives. ArtLab programs are provided over an extended period of time to allow for the building of long term relationships between youth, staff, and professional artists.