Diversity & Inclusiveness

Diversity & Inclusiveness

The Mental Health Center of Denver understands that people are rooted in cultures that give their lives meaning, texture and direction. We strongly believe that these multiple perspectives foster community, drive innovation, and inspire excellence and we proudly hold diversity and inclusiveness as an integral part of our mission and goals.

A Word From Our Vice President of Diversity & Inclusiveness

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Every interaction is a cultural interaction and resilience, recovery, and well-being are deeply cultural concepts. So, it is vitally important that Mental Health Center of Denver understands and honors the role that culture plays in people’s lives.

Using evidence-based practices, our Diversity & Inclusiveness approach helps us to leverage cultural proficiency in order to create a place where people are seen and can proudly see themselves—as consumers, as staff, and as community members.

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Leslye Steptoe, PhD
Vice President of Diversity & Inclusiveness
Mental Health Center of Denver

Mental Health Center of Denver is a Proud Member of:

Commitment to Diversity

The Mental Health Center of Denver understands that people are rooted in cultures that give their lives meaning, texture, and direction. We strongly believe that these multiple perspectives foster community, drive innovation, and inspire excellence and we proudly hold diversity as an integral part of our mission and goals.

About Us

At the Mental health Center of Denver our dedication to diversity & inclusiveness is a fundamental aspect of our organization, our mission and our culture.

In our work with consumers, the community, and in our workplace, we value our diverse experiences and work to create connections that enrich those experiences.

We strive to become the national leader in Diversity & Inclusiveness in community mental health. We belong to the Institute for Diversity in Health Management and have a seat on the American Leadership Council on Diversity in Healthcare. We are also a member organization of DiversityInc Best Practices, the leading evidence-based resource for diversity practitioners.

Staff Perspectives

Hear from our staff about what is important to them about working at Mental Health Center of Denver.

Community Connection

We are committed to engaging in community connections and partnership to ensure that everyone has access to the services they need.

Voz y Corazón

Suicide attempts for Hispanic girls, grades 9-12, were 70% higher than for non-Hispanic White girls in the same age group, in 2011.

Dahlia Campus for Health & Well-Being

Dahlia Campus for Health and Well-Being provides a place for community members to connect with their neighbors, learn new skills and find supports they need to increase their health and well-being.

Deaf & Hard of Hearing Services

Advancing access to behavioral health care services for deaf and hard of hearing Coloradans.

El Centro de las Familias

El Centro de las Familias is a multi-cultural clinic providing Spanish-language and bilingual outpatient mental health care to Denver’s Latino/Hispanic community.

Our Vision: A Kaleidoscope

When a kaleidoscope is in motion, new possibilities emerge at every turn, just like the interaction between cultural groups. This metaphor acknowledges that cultures keep changing through their interaction and yet maintain their basic characteristics.

Fuch, L.H.(1990). The American Kaleidoscope: Race, Ethnicity and the Civic Culture. Wesleyan University Press.