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May 2024:: Queering Mental Health

Our Executive Director, Lorez Meinhold, and Caring for Denver Foundation were recently spotlighted in Out Front Magazine's May edition, titled "Queering Mental Health." The true emphasis of Caring for Denver is its community impact and telling the stories of our...

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Lorez Meinhold recognized as 2024 Colorado Titan 100 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  April 22, 2024  Titan CEO and headline sponsor Wipfli LLP recently announced Lorez Meinhold, Executive Director of Caring for Denver Foundation, as a 2024 Colorado Titan 100. The Titan 100 program recognizes Colorado’s Top 100 CEOs...

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More Meaningful and Balanced Data Practices

TRENDS IN NONPROFIT DATA + EVALUATION ResultsLab The burden of data collection and right-fit data collection methods have been long-standing data and evaluation challenges in the nonprofit sector. Historically, nonprofit leaders have found themselves navigating a...

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These are the 2024 finalists for 9NEWS Leader of the Year

The 9NEWS Leader of the Year will be honored at the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce Leadership Foundation‘s Leading Colorado Luncheon. Credit: Denver Metro Chamber Leadership Foundation Author: KUSA Staff Published: 2:16 PM MST January 24, 2024...

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Denver teens get free 24/7 mental health support with a text

CBS Colorado https://youtu.be/2lf-3YPRivw?si=pJygY8auwCzn31tg BY Tori Mason Adults know the stress that comes with holiday cheer. Across the country, teens are also feeling a mental health slump as they step away for Christmas break. Students in Denver have a new...

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Building and Sustaining Denver’s Peer Support Workforce

https://youtu.be/INybm26f7JU The positive impact of having someone with lived experience who is trained to support people with mental health conditions and substance misuse has been widely researched and well-documented. Yet the peer support workforce is an emerging...

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New crisis text line ‘741741’ launches in Denver

9 News By Jaleesa Irizarry According to the state health department, suicide is a leading cause of death for Colorado's young adults. The crisis text line is open 24/7 and it's anonymous. Young adults in Denver have a new way to connect to help during a mental health...

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Elevated Denver

https://open.spotify.com/episode/21chxbd3SsvXifbTIFnn8o?si=0TtprTnJS5yWHVQXwKOnvw In this episode, the last of the season, Elevated Denver digs into the housing and homelessness system, as well as the other systems that intersect homelessness. They also dive into the...

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What More Can We Do for Veterans? 

Tim Cortez, Caring for Denver Foundation Program Officer I am one of the lucky ones. Besides my deployment to Afghanistan being a major disruption in my life and highly stressful, I returned largely unscathed. Moments where I could reflect and decompress through...

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A new team will help DPS students cope with trauma.

By Kevin Beaty Denverite The flexible TRUST crew will bounce between emergencies to make sure kids have the resources they need to bounce back. When a crowd of shaken and crying students poured out of East High School last March, there weren’t many professionals...

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Rocky Mountain PBS presents STAR Program

Colorado legislature is working to revolutionize the way Colorado handles mental health and wellness crisis calls by introducing the S.T.A.R van program, a trained response unit of crisis intervention staff. Click here to watch STAR Program by Rocky Mountain PBS.

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September is National Recovery Month

Recovery is possible. And, it's personal. What works for one person may not work for another. What gives one person strength may send another into a deeper spiral. Every story of recovery is as unique as the person undertaking the journey. The what, the when, the...

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Dot Org: Caring for Denver and Denver STAR program

KGNU August 25, 2023 Caring for Denver was created from a Denver Ballot initiative to help direct funding toward addressing mental health and substance misuse needs in Denver.With this enduring investment, Caring for Denver works with Community organizations and...

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Caring 4 Denver gives $13M to 22 nonprofits

https://youtu.be/YM0Mak1u4MA?si=n06vEKa-uyh5Al_K Denver7 Caring for Denver Foundation announced it has awarded $13 million in grants to 22 community-based organizations that provide alternatives to jail solutions for the community. "Recovery is hard, and it's really...

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Kunsmiller Creative Arts Academy opening decompression room

Denver 7 May 25, 2023 (Description Text below from DPS Public Schools) DENVER – We could all use a place to go when we just need a minute. A way to let off steam or find inspiration. “It’s super rad,” said 11th grader, Piper Morian, who helped design the space. “I...

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Denver Dream Center offers second chance

"It's helped me figure out who I am": Denver Dream Center offers second chance with mental health and substance abuse resources BY MEKIALAYA WHITE https://youtu.be/wVJZvJoXZA8 APRIL 20, 2023 / 7:23 PM / CBS COLORADO On Thursday morning, a group of men walked down...

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Stories on Screen – May 17

Healing and recovery happen when people have support that reflects and affirms their cultures, identities, and values. Meet four Caring for Denver grantee organizations that embody this truth, and help us celebrate their stories through short films...

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Funding Opportunity Open: Alternatives to Jail

Caring for Denver Foundation is currently seeking proposals to address its Alternatives to Jail focus area. The total amount available for all grant awards in this funding area is $14.8 million for services and supports that reduce the likelihood of...

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Speaking openly about mental health and substance misuse

The city of Denver is working to create a culture where people can speak openly about mental health and substance misuse. Last week grantees of Caring for Denver Foundation spoke about their lived experience in a session hosted by Denver City Council Member at Large,...

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Caring 4 Denver Foundation helping 35 non-profits

Caring for Denver announced more than $14.6 million in funding to meet Denver’s higher demand for behavioral health care with services that reflect and affirm individuals needs and identities, while also supporting care providers....

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