Resources

State Mental Health Agency
For more information about admission, care, treatment, release, and patient follow-up in public or private psychiatric residential facilities, contact your State mental health agency:

Colorado Division of Mental Health
3824 West Princeton Circle
Denver, CO 80236
Phone: 303-866-7400 Fax: 303-866-7428 Toll-free: 800-811-7648 TDD: 303-866-7471
E-mail: lori.banks@state.co.us
Internet: www.cdhs.state.co.us/dmh/

State Substance Abuse Agency
Contact your State substance abuse agency for information about treatment and care of substance abuse disorders:

Alcohol and Drug Abuse Division
Colorado Department of Human Services
4055 South Lowell Blvd.
Denver, CO 80236
Phone: 303-866-7480 Fax: 303-866-7481
Internet: www.cdhs.state.co.us/adad/

State Protection and Advocacy Agency
Each State has a protection and advocacy agency that receives funding from the Federal Center for Mental Health Services. Agencies are mandated to protect and advocate for the rights of people with mental illnesses and to investigate reports of abuse and neglect in facilities that care for or treat individuals with mental illnesses. These facilities, which may be public or private, include hospitals, nursing homes, community facilities, board and care homes, homeless shelters, jails, and prisons. Agencies provide advocacy services or conduct investigations to address issues that arise during transportation or admission to such facilities, during residency in them, or within 90 days after discharge from them. Contact:

The Legal Center
455 Sherman Street, Suite 130
Denver, CO 80203-4403
Phone: 303-722-0300 (TDD) Toll-free: 800-288-1376 TTY: 303-722-3619 Fax: 303-722-0720
E-mail: tlcmail@thelegalcenter.org
Internet: http://www.thelegalcenter.org

Family Support
The Center for Mental Health Services awards grants to statewide, family-run networks to provide support and information to families of children and adolescents with serious emotional, behavioral, or mental disorders. For more information, contact:

Colorado Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health
2950 Tennyson Street
Denver, CO 80212
Phone: 303-572-0302 Toll Free: 888-569-7500 Fax: 303-433-1605
E-mail: mfloyd@coloradofederation.org
Internet: www.coloradofederation.org

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, which are part of the Department of Health and Human Services, investigate some complaints about treatment facilities that receive Medicare and Medicaid funding. For further information at the national level, contact:

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
7500 Security Boulevard
Baltimore, MD 21244-1850
Phone: 410-786-3000 Toll-free: 877-267-2323 TDD: 866-226-1819
E-mail: question@CMS.gov
Internet: http://www.CMS.gov

You may also share your concerns with staff at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services office in your area, which is Region 8. The regional office address and telephone numbers are:

Denver Regional Office Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
1600 Broadway, Suite 700
Denver, CO 80202
Phone: 303-844-2111 Fax: 303-844-6374

Advocacy Organizations
Local chapters of Mental Health America (formerly the National Mental Health Association) have information about community services and engage in national and State level advocacy. For more information about the association, write or call:

Mental Health America of Colorado
1385 S. Colorado Blvd., Suite 610
Denver, CO 80222
Phone: 720-208-2220 Toll-free: 800-456-3249 Fax: 720-208-2250
E-mail: MentalHealth@mhacolorado.org
Internet: www.mhacolorado.org

Spanish language assistance available

The National Alliance on Mental Illness maintains a helpline for information on mental illnesses and referrals to local groups. The local self-help groups have support and advocacy components and offer education and information about community services for families and individuals. For information about the Alliance’s affiliates and activities in your State, contact:

NAMI Colorado
1100 Fillmore Street, Suite 201
Denver, CO 80206-3334
Phone: 303-321-3104 Toll-free: 888-566-6264 (Statewide) Fax: 303-321-0912
E-mail: info@namicolorado.org
Internet: http://www.namicolorado.org

The National Mental Health Consumers’ Self-Help Clearinghouse, funded partly by the Center for Mental Health Services, promotes and helps to develop consumer-run self-help groups across the country. Technical assistance and materials are available on such topics as organizing groups, fundraising, leadership development, incorporating, public relations, advocacy, and networking. For more information, contact:

The National Mental Health Consumers’ Self-Help Clearinghouse
1211 Chestnut Street, Suite 1207
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Phone: 215-751-1810 Toll-free: 800-553-4KEY (539) Fax: 215-636-6312
E-mail: info@mhselfhelp.org
Internet: http://www.mhselfhelp.org

The National Empowerment Center is a Technical Assistance Center run by mental health consumers/survivors. The Center’s mission is to carry a message of recovery, empowerment, hope and healing to people who have been diagnosed with mental illness. The Center provides information and referrals to consumer/survivor resources nationwide and offers technical assistance to individuals and groups involved in consumer empowerment activities. The Center distributes recovery-related publications and sponsors education and training activities. For information on consumer/survivor activities in your area, contact:

The National Empowerment Center
599 Canal Street
Lawrence, MA 01840
Phone: 978-685-1494 Toll-free: 800-769-3728 Fax: 978-681-6426
E-mail: info4@power2u.org
Internet: http://www.power2u.org

 

Other Sources of Information
There are many sources of information that you can tap. Your area mental health authority, which is generally a part of the local government, may be useful. Other branches of your city or county government also may be able to help. For example, the education office might have information about help for children, and the agency for the aging might know about services for senior citizens. In addition, your family physician or area hospital may be able to make referrals. For legal advice, contact your local bar association or go to www.findlegalhelp.org. Also, your local library and telephone yellow pages may have resource lists for sources of help in your community.

Addictions

Mile High Council Hot Line
303.825-8113

Arapahoe House
303.657-3700
Provide inpatient and outpatient services. They also provide a referral list for therapists who are certified addiction counselors (CAC).

New Directions (ADAD Certified)
303.756-9052

Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD)
303.797-1819

AA
303.322-4440 (Spanish Number 303.433-2080)
Listing of local chapters:http://www.daccaa.org/
CA

303.421-5120

NA
303.832-3784

Nar-Anon
303.832-3784

Al-Anon and Alateen
303.321-8788

Gamblers Anon
303.754-7119

Codependents Anon
303.592-3936

OA
303.369-7766

Sex Addiction
303.427-0176

Smoking Cessation Support

Quitza.com 

Action Parent and Teen Helpline

800.282-5660

Empowerment Counseling Services, Inc.
303.238-9689
Four locations

Counseling Center of Golden or CETP
303.279-3626
http://www.counselingcenterofgolden.com/
Substance abuse counseling for adolescents and their parents

Bear Valley Counseling Center
303.763-9367
Group: “Alcoholic Christians Together” and codependency support

Child Abuse Reporting

It is imperative that you report child abuse within 24 hours. This gives the professionals a chance to see any physical evidence as soon as possible, helping to support the case. You can remain anonymous, should you choose, or you can contact me or another mandatory reporter to assist you. Please note: the person who committed the act should not be contact, or anyone who might impede the process. Should you need someone to talk to, please feel free to contact a friend who will keep confidences, your spiritual leader, or me. This is an important service- we are keeping children safe!!!

To make a report, call the county where the person lives who is being reported. State that you would like to file a report and the operator will direct you to the correct department.

Adams: 303.287-8831
Arapahoe: 303.795-4850
Broomfield: 720.887-2200
Clear Creek: 303.679-2365
Denver: 720.944-3000
Douglas: 303.688-4825
Gilpin: 303.582-5444
Jefferson: 303.271-4131

Child and Family

Facts of Life Line
303.832-5995
Provides confidential information about birth control, reproductive health care, pregnancy, sexually transmitted diseases, rape, sexuality, alcohol, depression, and nutrition.

Family Tree
303.422-2133
Provides a wide range of services to families and youth.
Karlis Family Center
303.462-1060
Provides a safe, home-like setting for counseling, education and visitation programs.

Gemini Shelter
303.235-0630
Crisis shelter and care for 11-17-year-old abused, neglected, runaway and homeless youth.The program
offers a positive means of working through crisis, peer relationships, and finding healthy living options.

Comprehensive Housing & Services
303.467-2604
Intensive home-based case management and affordable transitional housing to homeless, multi-problem
families and individuals who are working towards self-sufficiency.

Programs for Children with Disabilities
(Ages 3-5) 303.866-6712
(Ages Birth-2) 303.866-6709

Death of a Pet

Websites and Chat Rooms:
http://www.humananimalbondtrust.org
http://www.argusinstitute.colostate.edu
http://www.aplb.org
http://www.petloss.com
http://www.deltasociety.com
www.pet-loss.net
http://www.petvets.com/petloss/

Hotline Numbers:
Iams Pet Loss Support Resource Center
888.332-7738

Support Group:
Denver Area Veterinary Medical Society Office
Thursdays from 7-8:30 p.m.
789 Sherman St.
Denver, CO 80203
303.318-0447

Divorce

Bridges Family Services
(303) 757-3824
Provides supervised visitations and exchanges for families in metro Denver

Colorado Divorce Forms and Colorado Divorce Laws Online
www.divorcelawinfo.com/states/co/colorado.htm
Provides forms and customer support.

Colorado Divorce Information
http://www.divorcehq.com/state_info/colorado_divorce_info.shtml

Karlis Family Center
303.462-1060
Provides supervised visitations and transfers in the Jefferson County area.

Domestic Violence

AMEND
303.832-6363
Treatment for batterers.

BI Community Corrections Domestic Violence & Victim Advocacy
303.832-1144

Colorado M.O.V.E.S.
303.934-7050

Treatment for batterers Colorado Organization for Victim Assistance (Statewide)
800.261-2682

Denver Victims Service Center
303.894-8000

Domestic Violence Initiative for Women with Disabilities
303.839-5510

Gemini Shelter
303.235-0630
Crisis shelter and care for 11-17-year-old abused, neglected, runaway and homeless youth. The program offers
a positive means of working through crisis, peer relationships, and finding healthy living options.

National Coalition Against Domestic Violence
303-839-1852
http://www.ncadv.org

National Domestic Violence Hotline
800.799-SAFE

Project Pave Inc
303.322-2382
Assistance filing compensation claims, criminal justice support, crisis counseling, emergency legal advocacy, group therapy, and referral resources.

Safehouse Denver Inc
303.318-9959
Crisis counseling, therapy, advocacy, claim assistance, and shelter/safe house

Servicios De La Raza Inc
303.477-3817
Crisis counseling, therapy, advocacy, and claim assistance. Specialize in the Spanish-speaking community.

Eating Disorders

Overeaters Anonymous
303.369-7766

Eating Disorder Center
303.771-0861
http://www.edcdenver.com/
Provide partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient services

Eating Disorder Foundation
303.322-3373
http://www.eatingdisorderfoundation.org
Provides education, advocacy, assessing appropriate treatment options for individuals and their families.

National Eating Disorder Association
http://www.nationaleatingdisorders.org

Something Fishy
http://www.somethingfishy.org

IAEDP International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals
http://www.iaedp.com

ANAD National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders
www.anad.org

Elder Care

Lutheran Family Services
303.922-3433
Comprehensive assessment to evaluate the needs of older adults. They look into care options including eligibility for public assistance, coordinate and monitor services, and counseling for emotional support and coping strategies for older adults and caregivers during stress and transition. In addition, they offer information and referrals, provide liaisons for families who live far away, have educational videos on aging, and offer seminars can be offered in Sunday School or other times such as: spirituality and aging, caregiver support- especially around decision making, successful aging, deciding the right time to move, the physical, mental and emotional aspects of aging.

Emergency Contraception

Emergency Contraception
This is used to prevent pregnancy after unprotected sex. It is not an abortion!!! A woman is only pregnant once a fertilized egg implants into the uterus. If this has already happened, the pill will not work and should have no impact on the developing fetus. There is an “abortion pill”, but it is not included in this section. EC is provided to prevent pregnancy up to 120 hours after unprotected sex; although it has a higher success rate the sooner it is used. If you would like more information about EC, please contact

NARAL at 303.394-1973
email: choice@conaral.org

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists recommend that all OB-GYNS, physicians, clinicians and hospital offer EC as part of standard care. Therefore, you may want to contact your doctor or ob-gyn to determine if it is offered. Other possibilities include:

Adolescent Medicine at Children’s Hospital
720.777-6131

Jefferson County Department of Health and Environment
303.275-7500 (Arvada)
303.239-7078 (Lakewood)

Planned Parenthood
http://www.pprm.org
303.425-6624 (Arvada)
303.832-5069 (Central Denver)
303.320-1630 (SE Denver)
303.988-3821 (Lakewood)

Grief and Loss

Please note, not all forms of death impact loved ones the same. There are some losses that are best served as specializations, rather than a general form of grief. Examples include suicide, SIDS, murder, the death of a child, and losing a partner to AIDS.

Centura Home Care & Hospice
303.561-5100
Support groups; information and referrals; retreats, and monthly education programs

Colorado SIDS Program
303.320-7771
Information, education, and family support for those who have suffered the death of a child by SIDS.

Hospice of Metro Denver
303.321-2828
The people at the center are well connected to grief services throughout the Denver Metro area so they can be gatekeepers to other programs. They provide multiple types of support groups, such as:
Bereavement Education
Pet Loss Support Group
Grieving the Loss of An Adult Child
Art Therapy Support Group
Children’s and Teen’s Groups
Men’s Grief Group
“Changes” Support Group for All Ages

Hospice of St. John
303.232-7900

Mothers Against Drunk Driving
303.425-5905
Trained victim advocates, guidance through the judicial process, civil attorney referrals, insurance advocates, memorial programs, support groups.

Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays
303.333-0286
AIDS family support group.

Parents of Murdered Children and Survivors of Homicide Victims
303.232-6343
For Denver residences.

Solace (Exempla Lutheran Medical Center)
303.425-2229
Support for parents grieving after a miscarriage, stillbirth, or newborn death.

Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender

The Center
www.glbtcolorado.org/
A nonprofit community center dedicated to providing support and advocacy for Colorado’s gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (GLBT) population. We serve as a catalyst for community organizing, support services, social activities, and cultural events.

Colorado Anti-Violence Program
303.839-5204
303.852-5094 or 888.557-4441 (hot line)
http://www.coavp.org/

Colorado Resource
http://www.glbtcentral.com/colorado.html

Equality Colorado
888-557-4441 Outside Denver area in Colorado
303 839 1361 (fax)
http://www.equalrightscolorado.org/sys-tmpl/door/

Gay, Lesbian & Bisexual Community Services Center
303 733 7743 (733 PRIDE)
303 282 9399 (fax)
http://www.ppglcc.org/

The Goldrush
This is an annual conference that serves to address the specific needs of the transgendered community, including hormone therapy, sexual reassignment, and learning how to talk/walk like a man/woman.

HIV Anonymous Test Site
303.894-7735

International Foundation for Gender Education (IFGE)
http://www.ifge.org/

Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays
303.333-0286
AIDS family support group.

PFLAG
303.573-5861
http://www.pflagdenver.org
Support for family and friends of LGBT individuals

Transgender Soul
http://www.transgendersoul.com/

World Professional Association for Transgender Health, Inc. (HBIGDA)
http://www.hbigda.org/

Dr. Kingley Lentz
A psychologist who specializes with adolescence.
303.424-7914

American Educational Gender Information Service
www.gender.org/aegis
Provides information about transgender issues.

Gender Education and Advocacy
www.gender.org
They provide education materials, advocacy, technical assistance, and an online support group.

International Foundation for Gender Education
http://www.ifge.org
Resources for transsexuals, family members, and professionals. They also publish Transgender Tapestry Magazine that covers healthy, family, medical, legal, and workplace issues.

FTM International
www.ftmi.org/

Intersex Society of North America
http://www.isna.org
This is a public awareness, education and advocacy organization devoted to systemic change.

Renaissance Transgender Association, Inc.
http://www.ren.org
Offers info, support groups, a monthly magazine, and special events.

Transsexual Women’s Resources site
http://www.annelawrence.com/twr/index.html
Includes medical information, mental health professionals, selected organizations, and resources for family and young transgendered individuals.

TS Roadmap
www.tsroadmap.com.
Focuses on empowerment, sel-acceptance, and assimilation for M-T-F transsexuals.

Medications

HealthAnswers
http://www.merck.com
Provides general health information. Type the drug name in the database and you will receive information about the purpose, proper dosing, precautions, and side effects.

Inner Church Arms
303.424-6283
Assist individuals with their medication needs

Jeffco Action Center
303.239-9964
They have a specific insurance program for the indigent. Be sure to meet with a financial advisor before using their services!

needymeds.com
Significantly discounted rates for medications

Persistent Mental Illness

CO Assoc. for Mentally Ill
303-466-2705

Mental Health Assoc. of CO
800.456-3249

Consumer Centered Services of Colorado
303.839-1579
Statewide network of individuals dealing with mental illness who are involved in mutual support, education, and advocacy.

ERIC (Everyone Remains In Control)
303.663-3709
Peer support for youth

EMPOWER Colorado
303.367-8927 or 1.866-213-4631
http://www.empowercolorado.com
Provides support, education and advocacy for parents and families of children and adolescents with brain disorders and mental health issues.

Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health
303.572-0302

Mental Health Association of Colorado
303.377-3040

NAMI (National Alliance for the Mentally Ill)
303.321-3104

Pregnancy/Adoption

Alternatives Pregnancy Center
303.295-2288
Hotline: 303.298-8815

The Birth Network
http://www.birthnetwork.org

Provides a resource guide intended for anyone seeking maternity care providers that have endorsed the Coalition for Improving Maternity Services’ (CIMS) Mother Friendly Childbirth Initiative (MFCI). Providers include Doulas, Midwives, OB/GYNs, Massage Therapists, Acupuncturists, Chiropractors, Child Birth Educators and more. Birth Network National does not endorse or recommend providers, but lists those providers who endorse the Mother Friendly Childbirth Initiative and are paid Birth Network National Members.

Resource guides are FREE and will be distributed to all BNN members, friends and family, as well as to local libraries, community centers, health food stores, universities, public health departments and health care provider offices. This Resource Guide is also available online.

Bridgeway
(303) 969-0515
http://www.bridgewayhomes.org/
Helps pregnant teens through housing, education, and case management services

Facts of Life Line
303.832-5995 or 800.322-1020

Jeffco Health Department Family Planning Services
303.761-7236

Lutheran Family Services: Adoption Services
Karen English 303.217-5850
www.lfsco.org
They have an open adoption program where mothers can select a family to raise the baby. They are encouraged to participate in the baby’s development.

Planned Parenthood
www.pprm.org
303.425-6624 (Arvada)
303.832-5069 (Central Denver)
303.320-1630 (SE Denver)
303.988-3821 (Lakewood)
303.988-9153 (Rocky Mountain)

Women Infants and Children (WIC)
303.239-7143

Sexual Abuse/Trauma

Child Abuse Prevention information
http://www.karen@familiesfirstcolorado.org

National Hotline
Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network
1800-695-HOPE
They will route you to the nearest rape crisis hotline in your area.

Newsed CDC
303.534-8342
Assistance filing compensation claims, criminal justice support, crisis counseling, emergency legal advocacy, group therapy, and referral resources.

RAAP (Rape Awareness and Assistance Program)
303.329-9922
Hotline advocates are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. All information is confidential. It is not necessary that you report the assault to have access to services. Includes personal safety courses, case management, outreach, prevention education, expert testifying and consultation, and counseling services.

SafeHouse Denver
303.318-9989 (crisis)
303.318-9959 (Administration)
Aimed at prevention through education, advocacy, and shelter services.

Women In Crisis
303.420-6752 (Crisis)
303.420-0412 (Administration)
Crisis, shelter, emergency food/personal care/clothing, individual and group counseling, referrals for resources, parenting education, and health clinic.

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