Aug. 19—Boulder County has launched a new site for those seeking disaster relief help.
The Navigating Disaster for Boulder County program now has its own dedicated website at bouldercountynavigatingdisaster.gov.
The webpage provides information on utilizing a recovery navigator for victims of the Dec. 30 Marshall Fire and wind events, and offers long- and short-term support to help residents navigate the recovery and rebuilding process.
Navigators are assigned to individuals and families and work one-on-one to provide support, including referrals to human service agencies 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 claims advisors, volunteers, and other experts.
"This new program is a valuable asset for Boulder County residents," said Boulder County Assistant Disaster Recovery Manager Katie Arrington in a statement. "Unfortunately, in our beautiful county, we are highly prone to potentially catastrophic events such as wildfire, blizzards, and flash flooding. Recovering from a disaster can take a toll both mentally and physically. Those impacted by the Marshall fire know there is a lot of paperwork, procedures to follow, and deadlines to make, all while trying to manage the needs of their everyday life. We want to help relieve that burden as much as possible."
The Navigating Disaster for Boulder County program is funded by Boulder County and the Community Foundation of Boulder County's Boulder County Wildfire Fund. Boulder County is partnering with Lutheran Family Services Rocky Mountains on the administration of the program. Other partners include 211 Mile-High United Way Help Center, the United Methodist Committee on Relief and the city of Louisville, which is donating the initial space for the recovery navigators.