Boulder Valley School District

Helpful Resources for Families

Boulder Valley School District wants all families to have access to helpful resources and supports.

Below you will find information about:

  • Key BVSD supports
  • Ways to get involved and stay informed
  • Who to contact if you need help
  • A wide array of community resources and services

Key BVSD Supports and Services

Don't know where to start? Contact the Family helpline at 720-561-5200 or via email at or

You can also start by calling your child's school front office. Contact information for all schools can be found here.

Get Involved and Stay Informed

Issues and Concerns

Start an Unemployment Claim – CO Department of Labor and Unemployment

A step-by-step guide to applying for unemployment benefits through the CO government.

Phone: 303-318-9000

Discount fares are available for all seniors 65+, individuals with disabilities, Medicare recipients, and youth (ages 6-19). Children five years of age or younger ride free with a fare-paying adult (limit three children with each fare-paying adult). An income-based fare discount is available for qualifying riders who enroll in RTD’s LiVE Program.

Phone: 720-944-4347     

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Services for survivors of domestic violence and their children. Their shelter continues to operate at this time. Currently they are also offering counseling and legal advocacy services through phone or video conferencing. If you or someone you know needs help with an abusive relationship, contact them: 

24/7 crisis and information line: 303-444-2424

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El Círculo de Bienestar Emocional (Emotional Wellbeing Circle) is a program for Spanish-speaking community members ages 18+ in need of emotional support or coaching and who are unable to otherwise access mental health services. CBE also offers workshops and group therapy, currently being conducted via Zoom.

Phone: 303-443-9899   

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Providers of harm reduction supplies (sterile supplies for injecting, smoking and snorting drugs, as well as overdose prevention materials), safe syringe disposal kiosks, and free HIV and hepatitis C testing to people who use drugs in Boulder County. They have offices in Boulder, Lafayette, and Longmont.

Boulder: 303-444-6121
Lafayette: 720-564-2708 
Longmont: 720-864-6515



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A Queer Endeavor is a nationally recognized center for gender and sexual diversity in education. They support teachers and school communities to organize safer, more humanizing learning environments for LGBTQ+ youth, families, and staff. Aiming toward creating schools that are safer and more affirming of LGBTQ+ and gender-expansive youth, A Queer Endeavor seeks partnerships with educators and school communities to make “unworkable” the silence that historically has surrounded topics of gender and sexual diversity in education.

Phone: 303-492-8399

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Working independently and in collaboration, Out Boulder County facilitates connection, advocacy, education, research, and programs to ensure LGBTQ+ people and communities thrive in Boulder County and beyond.
They envision a world where LGBTQ+ people and communities thrive in an inclusive, equitable, just and connected world. 

Phone: 303-499-5777
Email: (Mardi Moore)

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The Education Committee is focused on the opportunity gaps between students of color, students in economic need, and students learning English. The committee addresses structural racism within our schools, including disproportionate discipline, bullying, and special education identification of students of color as well as advocating toward more equitable long-term outcomes and access. 

Phone: (720) 310-5165  

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Boulder County provides services to our community members with respect and regardless of race, ethnicity, gender expression, sexual orientation, socio-economic background, political affiliation, age, religion, body shape, size, and ability. All people deserve to be treated with dignity and respect, regardless of citizenship status. In the link above, you will find immigrant resources that help Boulder County residents know their rights and where to get help.


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The program offers up to $500 towards 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 from which to choose. Call or register online. They have had 60 new therapists join the panel and now have more than 100 therapists willing to see people at no cost.

Phone: 720-248-4686

Read More about Jewish Family Service (JFS) Boulder County Crisis Counseling

Colorado House Bill 21-1258 established this temporary behavioral health services program to provide access to mental health and substance use disorder services for youth, including addressing needs that may have resulted from the COVID-19 pandemic. The program is open to youth 18 years of age or younger or 21 years of age or younger if receiving special education services, and offers three free therapy sessions for youth.

Phone: 1-800-985-5990 

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BVSD Mental Health Resources

See the Help for Students page for extensive BVSD and community resources around all topics of mental health.

Parks and Recreation

There are many benefits to Parks and Recreation, and BVSD encourages families to participate in recreation activities and get involved within their community.

Did you know:

  • Parks and Recreation promotes health and wellness.

  • Parks and Recreation is a leading provider of childcare and out-of-school time programming.

  • Parks and Recreation is a leader in youth sports, providing opportunities for children of all skills and abilities to play and introducing kids to a wide variety of sports activities.

  • Children who spend a significant amount of time in nature also experience better emotional stability and improved mental health.

  • Parks and Recreation teaches kids about environmental responsibility, provides better cognitive and emotional stimulation, and promotes creativity and imagination.


The City of Boulder has three community recreation centers as well as several other facilities that provide indoor and outdoor spaces for recreation. Boulder Parks and Recreation also maintains parks, natural areas, and trees throughout the city where community members can gather, exercise, rest, build social relationships and enjoy the outdoors close to home.

Boulder Parks and Recreation operate the North Boulder Recreation Center, East Boulder Community Center, and South Boulder Recreation Center;  Scott Carpenter Pool and Spruce Pool; several sports complexes, Valmont Bike park, two outdoor skate parks, the Boulder Reservoir, and the Flatirons Golf Course. Staff also manage, operate, and maintain more than 1,800 acres of urban parkland and natural areas.

Boulder Parks and Recreation partners with local organizations and groups to offer over 2,500 diverse types of recreation programs that promote physically and mentally active lifestyles for people of all backgrounds, ages, and abilities. Some programs include a fee, while others are subsidized to ensure all members of the community have access to recreation.

To find out more about Parks and Recreation near you visit Parks & Recreation | City of Boulder (