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The Angel Relief Fund

The Colorado Restaurant Foundation wants to express our concern for the situation faced by so many in our restaurant and hospitality community due to the Covid-19 pandemic.  We are working to support you, your restaurant, and hospitality workers with financial assistance and access to a hub of support services that provide federal, state, and community resources for housing, transportation, mental health, medical care, child care assistance support and more. 

Angel Relief Fund Hardship Grants

We understand that we are a safety net for those workers who are employed and who are experiencing general hardship, and we will continue to provide financial assistance (up to $1,000) to those in crisis due to an unexpected illness, injury or natural disaster (including COVID-19).

ELIGIBILITY

 Available for any Colorado hospitality worker who: 
• has a primary source of income rooted in food and beverage 
• lives in the state of Colorado and is facing an unanticipated hardship (within the past 6 months) 
• has worked at current employer 90 days + (considerations may be given from previous employer) 
• encounters an emergency that’s unexpected, unforeseen, non-recurring crisis 

TYPES OF ELIGIBLE HARDSHIPS
 Unanticipated hardship that fits into one of the following categories: 
• Injury: slip, fall, crash and work or home 
• Illness: sickness causing a worker to miss work 
• Death: of an immediate family member imposing a financial burden on the worker 
• Disaster: flood, fire, COVID-19, storm damage disruption of a worker’s job, and other natural disasters

Apply for a General Hardship Grant


As of May 2022, we're expanding the Angel Relief Fund to cover mental healthcare as well. Once you apply and are approved, we'll work with a mental health provider of your choice (and that meets specific criteria) to cover one-time or ongoing expenses of up to $1,000. Direct reimbursement payments to your provider will be set up to protect your privacy. Find the Angel Relief Fund mental healthcare application form here.

For questions about this program, contact Program Manager Stacy Griest at 303-830-2972 x149, or sgriest@corestaurant.org.



For Mental Health Care Solutions, go here.



Additional Resources:

We understand how important it is to employers, like yourself, to care for your staff, and we are continuing to evaluate our funds, explore government assistance availability, and determine additional ways in which we can help many more restaurant and hospitality workers during these uncertain times.



For those experiencing lost wages, we recommend applying for:
Unemployment: https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/cdle/start-a-claim
Disability: https://www.ssa.gov/coronavirus/
Emergency Mandatory paid Sick Leave: https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/cdle/information-and-resourcescoronavirus
FAQs about Emergency Mandatory paid sick leave: https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/cdle/colorado-healthemergency-leave-pay-%E2%80%9Ccolorado-help%E2%80%9D-rules

We are working tirelessly to address an influx of requests for financial assistance and it is our goal to support as many in our restaurant and hospitality community as possible. Please support your local restaurants by dining in, ordering take-out or delivery and buying gift cards.

Donate

Your donation to the Angel Relief Fund goes to industry workers who are suffering and in need due to business closures and restrictions caused by the COVID-19 crisis. Any amount you can donate, no matter how small, will help. Make a donation here.

Do you know of someone needing help?

ELIGIBILITY
Available for any Colorado hospitality worker who:
• has a primary source of income rooted in food and beverage
• lives in the state of Colorado and is facing an unanticipated hardship (within the past 6 months)
• has worked at current employer 90 days or longer (considerations may be given from previous employer)
• encounters an emergency that’s unexpected, unforeseen, non-recurring crisis

TYPES OF ELIGIBLE HARDSHIPS
Unanticipated hardship that fits into one of the following categories:
• Injury: slip, fall, crash and work or home
• Illness: sickness causing a worker to miss work
• Death: of an immediate family member imposing a financial burden on the worker
• Disaster: flood, fire, storm damage disruption a worker’s job

Apply for a General Hardship Grant

For questions about this program, contact Program Manager Stacy Griest at 303-830-2972 x149, or sgiest@corestaurant.org.


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