for Teens & Young Adults
Emerson St. provides a supportive community for teens and young adults, ages 15 – 26, seeking connection and belonging. This inclusive, welcoming place offers a variety of activities and services that support young people in enhancing their mental health and overall well-being.
How to Get Involved
Classes & Workshops
Our workshops are free and open to youth between the ages of 15-26. We offer a diverse array of wellness classes and sober activities, including:
Emerson St. offers a range of services for those enrolled in our Therapeutic Services. If you or someone you know would like get enrolled in our therapeutic services, call our Access Team to schedule an an initial appointment at (303)-504-7900 and ask to be scheduled at Emerson St. Our approach to mental health treatment is collaborative and takes the whole person into account. The following services are offered to those enrolled at Emerson St.
Check out this month’s free workshops, groups, classes and activities offered at Emerson St. by viewing our class schedule. You can also pick up a printed monthly calendar in person at Emerson St. Please call our main line for any last-minute class confirmations or cancellations.
About Our Services
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For the Community
Find Our Story in the Denver Post
Denver Post | November 2, 2016
At the community mental health center east of downtown, people scheduled for therapy appointments stamp out cigarette butts on the sidewalk after a few last drags. Inside, others picking up prescriptions sit in a hospital-like waiting area, some with everything they own stuffed in backpacks and shopping bags. Fairly often, someone shouts or sings or talks to themselves. Teenagers don’t like it here much.
So they don’t come often — to the Mental Health Center of Denver’s clinical offices or to its adult psychiatric rehab center south of downtown, where instructors teach culinary job skills in a cafe and art classes in a basement studio. In fact, the age group least likely to seek and get help at the mental health center is 17 to 25, about the same age range when many serious mental health issues — including depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder and schizophrenia — typically first emerge.