High-quality care that fits, from the start.
Denver spoke. We listened. We must better support access to quality mental health and substance misuse care at the right time.
Provide more people access to care. And care that “fits.”
From first responders to libraries, we need more care providers. And we need more care providers that understand the unique needs of different cultures and communities.
Ensure care providers have what they need to provide high quality care.
Providers and care givers need supports and training to be more effective in their role and to better connect with and meet the needs of people seeking care. More resources are also needed to support self-care and care for others when the system doesn’t.
Improve entry and transition connections.
Quality care starts at the first point of connection. But since service information is often outdated or changes rapidly, people get frustrated and tend to give up on seeking care. Better support through transitions and coordination across providers is needed so people can easily get continuous care.
Care Provision Grants
As of May 17, 2021, Caring for Denver has approved 21 grants totaling $7.8 million to community-based nonprofit organizations and departments within the City and County of Denver in the Care Provision priority area.
Grants will address a community-identified need for care that reflects, represents, and values unique cultures and needs, while also supporting the needs of care providers.
With this investment, Caring for Denver hopes to increase availabiilty of trusted, accessible care that fits Denverites’ needs; support care providers to provide high-quality, culturally informed care; and support more effective coordination between available resources to ensure the consumer comes first.
- Asian Pacific Development Center (Denver)
- Atlantis Community Foundation
- Catholic Charities of Denver
- City and County of Denver – Department of Public Health & Environment
- Clínica Tepeyac
- Colorado Health Network Inc.
- Elements of Discovery – Therapist of Color Collaborative
- Face It TOGETHER
- First Descents
- Griffith Centers for Children
- Joy as Resistance
- Karis Community
- Maria Droste Counseling Center
- Mile High Behavioral Healthcare
- Rocky Mountain Crisis Partners
- Servicios de La Raza
- Sobriety House
- Spark the Change Colorado
- Stout Street Foundation
- TOSA: Denver
- Voluntad (formerly Street’s Hope)