Health, Counseling, and Food Bank Resources

Health, Counseling/Behavioral Health, and Food Bank Services for the Cripple Creek-Victor School District RE-1 & the Community-Summer 2020

Health Services

  1. Penrose St. Francis Primary Care Cripple Creek located at the Cripple Creek-Victor Mountain Health Center (Attached to Cresson Elementary School-412 North C Street) 
  • Phone Number (719) 776-4310 Hours Monday-Thursday 7:30 am to 6:00 pm
  • Physical health services for the entire community with Ali Bullis, Family Nurse Practitioner THERE IS GRANT FUNDING RECEIVED FROM THE COLORADO HEALTH FOUNDATION &-STUDENT VISITS WILL NOT BE CHARGED UNTIL THIS FUNDING IS EXPENDED. THE BILL MUST BE SUBMITTED FOR PAYMENT TO LAUREEN MURRY, SCHOOL NURSE). This can be emailed to: or faxed to (719) 689-9236 Attn: Laureen Murray or mailed to CCV School District, PO Box 897, Cripple Creek, CO 80813
  1. Teller County Public Health & Environment
  • Phone Number (719) 687-6416
  • Satellite Office co-located at the Cripple Creek-Victor Mountain Health Center- provides Immunizations, Reproductive Health Services, and Women, Infants, & Children Services (WIC)  

Emergency Services,  Community Services, Counseling Services

  1. 911 for any Emergencies
  • Phone Number or text number 911
  • An emergency is any situation that requires immediate assistance from the police, fire department, or ambulance 
  1. South West Teller County Emergency Medical Services
  • Phone Number or text number 911 for emergencies
  • Phone Number for non-emergencies 719-689-0240
  • For any medical emergency
  1. Cripple Creek Police Department
  • Phone number or text number 911
  • Phone Number for non-emergencies 719-689-2655
  • For any emergencies
  1. Teller County Sheriff’s Department
  • Phone Number 719-687-9652 

To report a crime, call this number and talk to a Deputy

  1. Safe2Tell
  • Phone Number 1-877-542-7233
  • Mobile App-The Safe2Tell Colorado mobile app for reporting threatening behaviors and safety concerns in Colorado is available for students, parents, and community members on the Apple App Store for iPhones/iPads and Google Play for Android devices. The Safe2Tell Colorado mobile app is password protected, allows reporters to upload videos or photos, and features two-way dialogue functionality with the reporter and dispatcher for additional information.
  • Anonymously report anything that concerns you, your friends, your family or your community members  
  1. 211 Mile High United Way
  • Phone Number 211
  • A statewide community resource connecting individuals and families to critical resources including food, shelter, rental assistance, childcare and more
  1. Colorado Crisis Services 
  • Phone Number 1-844-493-TALK (8255) 
  • Text TALK to 38255 
  • Website:
  • Trained Professionals provide free, confidential, professional, and immediate support for any mental health, substance use, or emotional concern, 24/7/365
  1. National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
  • Phone Number 1-800-273- (TALK) 8255
  • They help prevent suicide. The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention, and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals.
  1. Teller County Department of Human Services
  • Phone Number 719-686-5550 or 911 if outside of office hours 8:00 am-4:30 pm Monday-Friday. There are other services provided that are not listed here.
  • Protective Services-Adult Protection-If you or someone you know has a concern regarding the safety, protection, or exploitation of an adult residing in Teller County.
  • Child Protection- Intake-If you or someone you know has a concern regarding the safety or protection of a child residing within Teller County
  • Child Welfare- Colorado Child Abuse and Neglect Hotline Reporting System
    • Phone Number 1-844-CO-4-KIDS (1-844-264-5437)
    • The hotline serves as a direct, immediate, and efficient route to the counties, which are responsible for accepting and responding to child abuse and neglect inquires and reports. All hotline calls are confidential.  
  • Child Welfare Services-Programs and service interventions that strengthen the ability of families to protect and care for their own children, minimize further harm to maltreated children and youth, and ensure permanency for children who cannot return home. The goal is to protect children from harm, to stabilize the family situation, and to strengthen the parents/guardians’ ability to safely care for their children. Interventions are guided by respect for the family’s integrity, knowledge of the legal base for action, and sound social work practice.
  • Youth In Conflict-Youth in Conflict services are designed to reduce or eliminate serious conflicts between youth and their family members or the community when those conflicts affect the youth’s well- being, the normal functioning of the family, or the well being of the community.
  • Public Assistance Programs: 
  • CBMS PEAK Web PortalAllows anyone to determine if they might be eligible for public assistance benefits. Existing clients will be able to view the status of their benefits. Applications for benefits are available at this website
  • Colorado Food Assistance ProgramFood purchase assistance for families and individuals that qualify. By going to the above website, you will be able to download an application to bring to the Teller County Department of Social Services for processing.
  • Medicaid ProgramMedical assistance for individuals that qualify
  • Medicare Drug PlanThe Federal health insurance program for people 65 years of age and older; certain younger people with disabilities
  • Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF)-Provides financial assistance and medical benefits to eligible families. This is a federal program providing cash assistance to needy families with dependent children. 
  • QMB Program-Qualified Medical Benefit. Provides financial assistance to pay Medicare premiums for eligible applicants.
  • Baby Care Program-Provides medical assistance to eligible pregnant mothers and children
  • Daycare Program-Assistance with daycare costs for eligible families
  • Low-income Energy Assistance Program (LEAP)Low-income Energy Assistance Program. Assistance with heating costs. The application period is from November 1 through April 30 of each year. 

Teller County Food Resources During COVID-19/Coronavirus Pandemic/Crisis

  1. Cripple Creek-Victor School District Food Distribution
  • Phone Number 719-689-2661 Extension 1324 (administration will not be present during much of the summer). You may also email Laureen Murray at  
  • The Cripple Creek-Victor School District will have food distribution each Thursday from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm at the Jr/Sr High School and there will be delivery to Victor, Lost Burro Campground, and Evergreen Station 
  1. Teller Senior Coalition
  • Phone Number 719- 687-3330. Address 750 E Hwy 24 Bldg 2 #100, Woodland Park, CO 80866 
  • Emergency food pantry for pick-up by appointment, and delivery (if necessary): Providing transportation to essential medical appointments.  We will pick up and deliver prepaid prescriptions.  Order groceries online, and we will deliver them to your home—Call 687-0256 to schedule.
  1. Woodland Park Senior Center- Golden Circle Meals
  • Phone Number 719-687-3877. Address 321 N. Pine St. Woodland Park, CO 80863
  • Donations of $2.25 per meal pick-up on Mondays for one week supply frozen meals during a crisis.  Must order by Tuesday of the previous week.  
  1. Community Partnership of Teller County
  • Phone Number 719-686-0705. Address 11115 US Hwy 24 Divide CO 80814
  • Emergency food pantry opens from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday-Friday. Must call or ring the bell for entry.
  1. Little Chapel Food Pantry
  • Phone Number 719-322-7610. Address 69 Co Rd. 5 Divide CO 80814
  • Food Box and supplemental senior food box distribution on site every 2nd and 4th Monday time according to the last name by alphabet: A to H-3:30 to 4:30, I to Q- 4:30 to 5:30, and J to Z, 5:30 to 6:30.  
  1. Aspen Mine Center Emergency Food Pantry
  • Phone Number 719-689-3584. Address 166 E. Bennett Ave. Cripple Creek, CO 80813
  • Emergency Food Pantry is open 9 am to 4 pm Monday-Friday. Knock on the front door for service or call ahead.
  • Commodities (TEFAP) USDA food distribution and Senior food distribution Last Friday of each month (except around holidays) from 9 A.M. to 2 P.M. Currently a drive-through service in front of Aspen Mine Center. Must be a Teller County resident and meet financial qualifications.
    • *If you live in southern Teller County and cannot access food provisions during COVID 19 crisis, please contact the Aspen Mine Center and they will make sure to create workable options for you without putting you at risk.