Enriching Denver Winter 2019

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You're Our Valentine

There's no better day to tell you just how much we appreciate you. Your support and partnership with the Mental Health Center of Denver fuels our innovations and grows our capacity to provide life-changing programs and services to our community.

This Valentine's Day, we hope you feel proud knowing that your investment in our work is an investment in the well-being of all of us. Thank you for showing love to our community, and for your friendship with the Mental Health Center of Denver.

Save the Date: Gifts of Hope 2019

 

Our annual signature event, Gifts of Hope Fundraising Breakfast, will be held this year on Wednesday, October 16.

 

Mark your calendar!

Click the image to see highights from Gifts of Hope 2018.
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Our 2018 Annual Report to the Community will be hitting your inbox next week!

Look for it on February 21.

Grant Funds Right Start for Colorado

The Mental Health Center of Denver has recently been awarded an Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health grant to build on what we've done for early childhood mental health thanks to your investment in our work. We are one of nine organizations across the country to receive this federal grant aimed at increasing access to mental health services for children ages 0-5, both within our organization and statewide, through Right Start for Colorado. This is thanks to the proven success of our Right Start program funded in part by your generous contributions.

In addition to expanding our Right Start for Infant Mental Health program at Dahlia Campus for Health & Well-Being, Right Start for Colorado will use this funding to:

  • Increase access to, and quality of, infant and early childhood mental health services
  • Build a statewide workforce capacity for individuals serving children ages birth to 5 years

The availability of evidence-based early intervention services for young children and their families is vital to the health of a community. Children can experience and internalize trauma as early as infancy, and can experience depression, anxiety, PTSD and other disorders just as adults do.

By treating this early on, it is less likely that this trauma, and its effects, will be transferred to future generations. Dr. Shannon Bekman, Director of Right Start for Colorado, says: "There’s a saying in infant mental health that ‘earlier is easier.' The earlier intervention occurs, the better the long-term prognosis.”

Click the video on the right to see the 9News story about our Right Start program at Dahlia Campus.

Get Involved

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Give

Donate online or contact Lauren Anderson, Development Officer.

Volunteer

Visit our Volunteer Opportunities page to see our current opportunities, or contact Amanda DeGruccio.

Tour

Contact Lauren Anderson to schedule a tour of one of our sites.

Horiz

Board of Directors

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Ann Boyd
Ashby West
Debra Demuth
The Colorado Trust
Luis Duarte
Gary Community Investments
Charles Everill, MBA
Retired, Fortune 250 Executive & Entrepreneur
Velvia Garner
Emeritus Member
Nancy Gary, PsyD
Neuro Development Center & Private Practice
Mary Haynes
Daniels Fund
Peggy Kozal, JD
Gordon & Rees Scully Mansukhani

Marjorie Lewis, PhD, D.Min
Center for Community Excellence and Social Justice
Robert Parks
Officer, Denver Police Department
Theresa Piarrot
Cigna Mtn. States
Hannah Schechter, PhD
Bruce Schroffel, MPH, MS
Partner, InveniasPartners
Rick Simms, CPA
WeeSchool and Personal Financial Specialist
Edie Sonn, MPP
Pinnacol Assurance
Les Wallace, PhD
Signature Resources Inc.
Barbara Yondorf, MPP
Yondorf & Associates

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Newsletter by Lauren Anderson, Development Officer of Philanthropy.