Caring for the next generation

Denver spoke. We listened. The earlier and more resources we can provide Denver’s youth, the less crisis and need for costly services later in life.

Address mental health and substance misuse issues early.

Right now, resources are limited. By creating more opportunities that tackle problems at the source, youth are more likely to avoid downstream problems later in life, like justice involvement.

Improve resilience to life stresses and pressures.

Unsurprisingly, today’s youth face a lot of life pressures and stresses. For many, that leads to anxiety and depression, and for some, more severe mental health concerns. This can impact success and school, or lead to negative coping strategies like substance misuse, self-harm, and involvement in criminal behaviors.

Increase awareness of and participation in well-being and help-seeking, particularly for youth allies.

Parents, caregivers, schools, and others are critical allies for Denver’s youth. We must help these allies better recognize, address, and talk about mental health and stress—just like we do with physical health.

The Youth funding opportunity is now open.

View the Call for Proposals, learn more about how to apply, and read about our timeline and eligibility guidelines. Be sure to join us for a Facebook Live event on November 18 at 10:00 a.m. (MT) at facebook.com/caring4denver.

We want to hear your ideas.

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