As our community weathers the COVID-19 pandemic together, we are all trying to find ways to reach out and feel connected. We know through proven research that one of the best ways to do that is by helping others.
At the Mental Health Center of Denver, our staff are working hard to help individuals and families have access to both the clinical services they require through telehealth options and meeting their basic needs, like food and hygiene items.
During the last three weeks, our staff distributed over 1,200 emergency food boxes, more than 820 of which went to people we serve. These boxes include 7 – 10 days of food and other basic necessities. The cost of one emergency food box is $25.
We ask you to please consider donating to our COVID-19 Well-Being Assistance Fund so we can continue making this critical resource available during a period of such high need. Donations to this fund allow us to continue providing essential supplies for our community members. Visit the COVID-19 Donation page to help us help others.
Masks and Sanitation Supplies
We have made every effort during this national shortage of supplies to ensure that our employees with close, direct interactions with people have appropriate protective equipment. Due to the shortages, we have a large need for items like:
- Clorox cleaning supplies
- Gloves of all sizes
- Paper products
- Hand sanitizers
- Any type of mask or face shield
Many of our staff continue to work directly with the public in delivering essential mental health services and meeting people’s basic needs. The national shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE) makes it difficult, if not impossible, to find these items to keep our staff safe and healthy.
One of the simplest ways you can help the Mental Health Center of Denver is through the donation of homemade masks. If you sew, or know of others who sew, please consider supporting us to fill this critical need. There are many great resources for patterns and material requirements online. The CDC offers helpful information about the requirements for homemade masks, in addition to both sewing patterns and no-sew options. We will gladly accept any and all homemade mask donations!
We welcome you to ship or drop off masks and other PPE to:
Procurement c/o Cody Lyman
Mental Health Center of Denver
4455 E 12th Ave
Denver, CO 80220.
The building is staffed and available for drop-off from 8 am to 5 pm, Monday through Friday. We have limited staff at our buildings for their safety and that of others. In order to ensure your materials drop-off can be received, please call the front desk ahead of time at 303-504-7700.
Despite the physical distance between us, this is a time to work together in support of our community. Thank you for your commitment to all of our well-being!