We know that many of our students, faculty and staff have been affected by the Marshall Fire, and our university will do everything we can to provide support. In the coming days, we will add resources and updates to this page as they become available.
Resources for affected employees
Housing and Food Assistance
- If community members want to rent hotel rooms for short term housing needs, some hotels offer CU faculty and staff a CU rate through the Preferred Hotel Program. Payment must be on a personal credit card (not a P-Card or Travel Card).
- The Boulder Convention & Visitors Bureau is highlighting discount hotels and hotels that are offering a third night free (conditions may apply).
- The Boulder Area Rental Housing Association has a list of available properties for rent for displaced individuals.
- The Buff Pantry is open for those in need of food this week. The pantry is also accepting donations.
- Community members in need of WiFi hot spots or laptops should reach out to the Staff & Faculty Emergency Fund and Student Emergency Fund.
- Employees in need of work or leave accommodations should contact their supervisors directly.
Counseling and Advocacy
It is perfectly normal to experience a heightened sense of worry and alertness. If you are finding that your worries are detrimental to your basic functioning or if you are needing to process the traumatic event, it may be time to reach out to a close friend, trusted community leader or professional counselor.
- See a full inventory of resources available to CU employees.
- The Office of Victim Assistance (OVA) is available to all CU Boulder community members experiencing major life disruptions, and provides free, confidential counseling, advocacy, information and referrals. OVA is available 24/7 at 303-492-8855; press menu option 2. Please note that when OVA returns calls they will usually be coming from a blocked or restricted number.
- Counseling and Psychiatric Services (CAPS) provides free, confidential mental health services for students. They can be reached 24/7 at 303-492-2277.
- The Faculty and Staff Assistance Program (FSAP) offers counseling and consulting services to employees, either in-person and via telehealth. FSAP can be reached at 303-492-3020.
We understand that for many of you, there will be a long recovery from this traumatic event, and our university and campus community will support you in every way that we can.
For community members who want to help
- Many employees are asking how to donate leave to the Leave Sharing Program or directly to a colleague. The leave sharing fund is currently healthy and no additional donations are needed at this time. Direct donation to an individual is not an available option.
- FSAP has created a list of 9 tips for helping those lost their homes in the Marshall Fire.