Mental Health Supports
The following organizations provide services related to mental and emotional health in the metro Denver area. This list is intended to be a helpful resource for students, families and educators, and it is a “living document.”
Please contact us if you have suggestions for other resources that should be included.
Crisis Support Services
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Free and confidential support 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Call 1-800-273-8255 to speak with someone for help for yourself or someone in crisis.
Operates 6 walk-in crisis centers across metro Denver. The centers are open 24/7, and offer confidential, in-person crisis support, information and referrals to anyone in need.
You can also call 1-844-493-TALK (8255) if you are in crisis or need help dealing with one to speak to a trained professional or text TALK to 38255
Locations can be found at below.
Behavioral Health Services
MHCD is a community mental health center serving children, youth, adults and families in need of mental health services living in Denver.
To schedule a first time appointment for yourself, your child or a loved one, contact their Access Center by calling (303) 504-7900 or email AccessCenter@mhcd.org.
AuMHC is a community mental health center serving children, youth, adults and families in need of mental health services living in Aurora.
For more information call (303) 617-2300
JCMH is a community mental health center serving children, youth, adults and families in Jefferson County. They offer services and resources to support the mental health of children, youth and families.
For more information or to schedule an appointment call (303)-425-0300
The mission of Denver Children’s Advocacy Center is to prevent abuse, strengthen families and restore childhood. DCAC serves children who have been sexually abused, neglected, or traumatized by witnessing violence. They provide friendly, family-supportive services including investigation, assessment and, if needed, mental health treatment. DCAC services are free.
Maria Droste Counseling Center offers psychotherapy and counseling services for adults, children, teens, couples, and families.
To ensure access to services, the program utilizes a sliding fee scale, providing counseling to those who otherwise would have no options for mental health care.
For more information or to schedule an appointment email Intake@MariaDroste.org or call 303-756-9052.
Denver Family Institute provides individual, couples, and family counseling therapy to Denver metro area residents at an affordable rate. Therapy services fees are calculated using a reasonable sliding-fee scale based on the client’s annual household income. For more information, please call the main office at 303-756-3340.
Under the supervision of licensed professionals, students from the Graduate School of Professional Psychology offer a broad range of confidential mental health care to the Denver community. Services are offered at low cost at a variety of local specialized clinics.
For more information, visit or call 303-871-3626.
The Blue Bench provides support, answer questions and provide information 24/7, 365 days a year for anyone who has experienced a sexual assault, or who knows someone who has. Call or Sexual Assault Hotline at 303-322-7273 (English), 303-329-0031 (Spanish). or toll-free at 888-394-8044. We use RELAY Colorado for those who are deaf and/or hard of hearing.
Homelessness and Housing Resources
The Colorado Coalition for the Homeless provides housing, healthcare and support services to those at risk of or experiencing homelessness. Resource specialists provide outreach to shelters and housing programs for families. For additional information and referrals, please call (303) 312-9700 to speak with a resource specialist.
Help Center that provides critical resources including housing, childcare, food bank and other needed referrals and information about how to access services across the state.
You can call, text, live chat, or search the online database to get help. Dial 2-1-1 to reach Mile High United Way’s 2-1-1 Help Center, or text your zip code to 898-211. You can live chat or search the database below.
GLBTQ Youth Resources
The Center provides a wide range of programs, including Rainbow Alley. Rainbow Alley is a safe space supporting LGBTQ youth and their allies ages 11 to 21. We provide a drop-in space, youth-led events and activities, counseling and support groups, health services and life skills.
Rainbow Alley drop-in hours are 2:00-7:00pm on Tuesdays/Wednesdays and 2:00-8:00pm Thursdays/Fridays. Programs are also available on select Saturdays with dates and times to be determined. Rainbow Alley is located at 1301 E Colfax Ave, Denver, CO 80218.
For more information click below.
24/7 resource for LGBT youth struggling with a crisis or suicidal thoughts. The line is staffed by trained counselor and can be reached at 1-866-488-7386.