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The National Directory of
Family-Run & Youth-Guided Organizations
for Children’s Behavioral Health

Family Agency Collaboration/ Mental Health Center of Denver

Mailing Address:
1405 N Federal Blvd
Denver, CO 80204

Phone: 303-504-1500 or 303-504-6500
Fax: 303-757-8281

Contact Person: Deborah Ward-White, E.D.


Web Site: http://www.MHCD.org

Population Served:
Juvenile Justice,Mental Health,Other

Population Other:
'Youth with Serious Mental Health Diagnosis/ Juvenile Justice Involvement

For youth w/ SMH/SED involved in Juvenile Justice System. Provide services/ supports that are individually appropriate, culturally appropriate, community accessible, integrated, while assuring services and support are based on strengths of youth and family.

We are Denver’s source for comprehensive and accessible mental health and substance abuse treatment, housing, education and employment services for adults and the leading resource of treatment for children, teens and families. Each adult, family or child we serve has access to our full range of services.

Organization role:
• Provide family to family or youth to youth support on an individual family or youth level (e.g., peer-to-peer, family support partners, parent navigators)
• Sponsor/run support groups for families or youth
• Provide education to families or youth on issues of interest
• Provide training and mentoring of family members or youth (e.g., to assume leadership roles, act as provider)
• Provide training and presentations to system of care/child serving agencies or community
• Provide technical assistance (e.g., to other family or youth organizations, child serving agencies)
• Recruit family members or youth for positions within child serving agencies
• Organize conferences
• Participate in child serving system/system of care policy-making and leadership groups
• Participate in child serving system/system of care management meetings
• Provide quality monitoring and evaluation
• Provide advocacy
• Conduct research

Organization type:
• A local family-run chapter of a national or statewide organization
• A local youth-guided chapter of a national or statewide organization
• A family-run or youth-guided organization with a current or past affiliation with a System of Care Community of the Comprehensive Community Mental Health Services for Children and Their Families Program (i.e., CMHS System of Care grant site)

Region(s) served:
• Local

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