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.
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.
- 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.
Board of Directors
The Colorado Trust
Gary Community Investments
Charles Everill, MBA
Retired, Fortune 250 Executive & Entrepreneur
Nancy Gary, PsyD
Neuro Development Center & Private Practice
Peggy Kozal, JD
Gordon & Rees Scully Mansukhani
Marjorie Lewis, PhD, D.Min
Center for Community Excellence and Social Justice
Officer, Denver Police Department
Cigna Mtn. States
Hannah Schechter, PhD
Bruce Schroffel, MPH, MS
Rick Simms, CPA
WeeSchool and Personal Financial Specialist
Edie Sonn, MPP
Les Wallace, PhD
Signature Resources Inc.
Barbara Yondorf, MPP
Yondorf & Associates