Community Resources

Select a topic for more information below.

National Institute of Mental Health
This is a government site with information on mental health problems. Find downloadable resources about specific mental health challenges and disorders. Click here to go to the website.

American Self-Help Clearinghouse
This website provides a database of self-help support groups. Click here to go to the website.

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance
This alliance intends to increase understanding of the impact and management of Depression and Bipolar Disorder. The site provides tools, resources, and information. Click here to go to the website.

Families for Depression Awareness
This organization informs and supports the family members of people experiencing depressive disorders. Click here to go to the website.

Anxiety Disorders Association of America
This association provides information and resources for children living with anxiety. Click here to go to the website.

Anxiety Panic Attack Resource
This website provides info and resources for managing anxiety. Click here to go to the website.

National Eating Disorders Association
This organization provides information about seeking treatment for eating disorders, and resources for caregivers. Click here to go to the website.

National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders
This website includes information about eating disorders, treatments, and support groups. Click here to go to the website.

In an Emergency…
Call 911 for all emergency services.

Safe2Tell is an anonymous reporting system for safety concerns. Call 911 for all emergency services.
Click here to visit the Safe2Tell website.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
This is a crisis hotline that can help with many issues, not just suicide. Callers are connected with a professional who will talk with them about what they are feeling or concerns for other family and friends. The hotline is available 24 hours/day, 7 days/week. Call 911 for all emergency services.
Call 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

Colorado Crisis Services
1-844-493-TALK (8255),
Includes phone, walk-in, mobile care and respite services throughout the state of Colorado. Walk In Centers:
Boulder: 1000 Alpine Avenue (West Entrance)
Fort Collins: 525 West Oak Street
Greeley: 928 12th St

Mental Health Partners
Emergency Psychiatric Services: 303-413-6388
After hours mental health crisis support number.

North Range Behavioral Health
Crisis number: 970.347.2120
After hours mental health crisis support number.

Rise Against Suicide
Match children and youth at risk for suicide with licensed therapists in their communities. If a financial or social barrier to treatment is present, they pay for up to 12 sessions of therapy. Aimed to serve underinsured or uninsured youth. Ages 19 and younger. Referrals for Second Wind funded therapy must come from a school mental health staff or another qualified referral source (QRS) who is a mental health professional.

Al-anon & Al-ateen Colorado Hope and help for friends and family of alcoholics

SmokeFree – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention   Information and resources pertaining to tobacco use and quitting. 

The Partnership at Drug  Helps parents prevent, intervene, and find treatment for drug and alcohol use by their children. 

Alternatives for Youth iTHRIVE Program:   Created to address the need for a program in and around Boulder County for teens struggling with substance abuse

Mental Health Partners Addiction Resources

Community Substance Abuse Prevention

Mental Health Partners- Longmont

Mental Health Partners is a community supported non-profit providing comprehensive psychiatric services to county residents regardless of their ability to pay. Many programs and services are available including school-based programs, substance abuse treatment, rape crisis counseling, advocacy, and education.  Mental Health Partners offers bilingual/bicultural services and an in-house pharmacy.

Click here to visit the website.

Safehouse Progressive Alliance for Nonviolence (SPAN) – Boulder

Safehouse Progressive Alliance for Nonviolence (SPAN) offers support and services that provide healing, hope and opportunity to adults, youth and children who have been impacted by domestic or dating violence.  Services include:

  • Safe, confidential emergency shelter
  • 24 hour crisis and information hotline
  • Individual and Group Counseling for adults, youth and children
  • Support for LGBTQ survivors
  • Latina Services
  • Support for immigrant survivors
  • Legal Advocacy
  • Transitional Services
  • Violence Prevention Education
  • Information and Referrals

Click here to visit the website.

Journey Counseling Center- Longmont Ending Domestic Violence Initiative (LEVI) 

Longmont Ending Domestic Violence Initiative’s goal is to help empower the community to end domestic violence through educational and informative presentations, trainings and public events.

  • Educating clubs, groups and organizations throughout the Longmont area
  • Special events to educate the public
  • Prevention/education materials such as brochures, articles and newsletters to the public
  • Quarterly professional trainings for LEVI members and other agencies focused on domestic violence
  • Regular contact with the local news media to provide and heighten domestic violence awareness

Journey Counseling Center is a for profit agency. The mission of Journey Counseling Center is to provide tools that will empower individuals to make choices which will positively impact their livelihood, their loved ones, and their community. Journey Counseling Center serves the geographical jurisdiction of Boulder, Weld, Adams, Larimer and the Denver Metro Area.
Counseling includes: anger management, addictive behaviors, relapse prevention, stress management, teen addiction program, individual, couple and family counseling.  Journey Counseling Center accepts client personal insurance. A sliding scale is available.

Click here to visit the website. 

Moving to End Sexual Assault- Boulder

MOVING TO END SEXUAL ASSAULT (MESA) is a 501(c)3 agency in existence since 1972. MESA believes every person has the right to live free of sexual assault. We are moving to end sexual assault and the suffering it causes in our community. We challenge all forms of oppression and recognize their connection to sexual violence. MESA serves the geographical jurisdiction of Boulder & Broomfield Counties. 24-Hour Crisis and Information Hotline: 303.443-7300.

  • The Peers Building Justice Program is a collaboration between MESA and the Safehouse Progressive Alliance for Non-violence (SPAN). This program trains high school students to become Peer Educators on the issues of sexual assault, sexual harassment, dating abuse, and other forms of oppression. Peers in the program participate in awareness-raising events to end violence in our community.
  • The Community Education Program provides presentations to any community or school group, ages teen through adult, on issues related to understanding and preventing sexual violence.

Direct Services

  • 24-hour sexual assault crisis/information line for Boulder & Broomfield Counties.
  • Low cost individual counseling for sexual assault survivors, families, and friends.
  • Information and assistance with protection orders.
  • Support during court hearings.
  • Assistance, information and support with seeking medical attention and forensic examinations at the hospital following a sexual assault.
  • Individual psychotherapy on a sliding scale fee.
  • Support group therapy for survivors, their families, and friends.
  • Assistance, information, and support with reporting to law enforcement.
  • Assistance with Victim Compensation.
  • Information on victims rights.
  • Services to clients are available in both English and Spanish.

Click here to visit the website.

Blue Sky Bridge – Boulder

By providing a centrally-located, child-focused facility and a coordinated response by all investigative agencies, Blue Sky Bridge is proactive in its approach to helping families through the investigation and prosecution of child abuse cases. Blue Sky Bridge seeks to decrease trauma experienced by children and families during investigations by providing immediate intervention, forensic interviews, crisis intervention counseling, family support and follow-up services to child victims and non-offending family members at the onset of child abuse investigations.

Click here to visit the website.

OASOS (Open and Affirming Sexual Orientation and gender identity Support)
Support for LGBTiQ youth ages 13-18. Support group available in Boulder. OASOS also supports schools, families and community, and provides youth leadership opportunities. Boulder group meets Wed 6-830.

OUT Boulder
2132 14th St, Boulder, CO 80302 (303) 499-5777
Provides support to LGBTiQ community through advocacy for social justice, celebration of the community, direct services for youth and adults, and education of the public.

PFLAG (Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays)
Mission of support, education and advocacy. Includes transgender persons. Reaches out to family members as they also transition when a family member is gender-variant. Monthly meetings 2nd Tuesday of the month at 7pm; First United Methodist Church, 1421 Spruce St, Boulder.

College Guide and Resources for LGBTQ+ Students

Comprehensive guide and resources to answer questions about LGBTQ+ students attending college.

Parent Toolkit

Parent Toolkit is a one-stop resource developed with parents in mind. It’s produced by NBC News Education Nation and supported by Pearson and includes information about almost every aspect of your child’s development, because they’re all connected. Healthy, successful children can excel in many areas – in the classroom, on the court, and in their relationships with peers and adults

The Learning Community

The Learning Community is at its core people dedicated to providing the parenting resources and school help parents need to lovingly, supportively and successfully raise their children.

2-1-1 Colorado

2-1-1 Colorado streamlines services and provides one central location where people can get connected to the resources they need. With a database that is updated daily, 2-1-1 Colorado can connect you to critical resources simply by dialing a three-digit number. Whether you are searching for a shelter availability, childcare, or rent payment assistance – 2-1-1 can connect you to available resources in your community.

Click here to visit their website

Longmont Children, Youth, and Families

Children, Youth and Families mission is to “inspire and empower children, youth and families to be active responsible members of society while strengthening the connection with the community.” They provide short-term counseling services, after-school programs, bilingual (English/Spanish) services, family assistance services, and more.

Click here to visit their website.

Mental Health Partners- Longmont

Mental Health Partners is a community supported non-profit providing comprehensive psychiatric services to county residents regardless of their ability to pay. Many programs and services are available including school-based programs, substance abuse treatment, rape crisis counseling, advocacy, and education.  Mental Health Partners offers bilingual/bicultural services and an in-house pharmacy.

Click here to visit the website.


SVVSD Homeless Education Liaison
Luis Chavez
Supports students that fall under McKinney-Vento services. Students in foster care or kinship care do not fall under McKinney-Vento. Assist with access to transportation, free/reduced lunch, and community resources.

Boulder Shelter for the Homeless
Shelter Services for ages 18+

Broadway Youth Shelter (Attention Homes)
303-447-1206 x 30
Temporary Shelter for ages 12-18

Longmont Housing Opportunities Team
303-651-8736 |
Emergency Shelter options and After Hours Street Outreach Services available. Work with multiple partner agencies to reduce homelessness.

The INN Between of Longmont, Inc
250 Kimbark St, Longmont | 303-684-0810
Provides transitional housing along with case management services. Housing for independent youth who are attending school. After school tutoring available for K-12 students.

Legal Services

Immigrant Legal Center of Boulder County
948 North St., #8, Boulder, Co | 303-444-1522
Provides access to reliable legal services for the immigrant community. Can help with questions regarding immigration, legal concerns, citizenship
and naturalization.

Colorado Legal Aid
Boulder County:
315 W. South Boulder Rd., Suite 205
Louisville 80027
Phone: 303.449.7575
Weld County:
912 8th Ave., Greeley 80631
Phone: 970.353.7554
Provides free and/or low cost legal services to those who qualify. Must contact county in which you live.

Longmont Community Justice Partnership (LCJP)
333 Terry St, Longmont, CO 80501 | (303) 776-1527
Provide restorative justice services for our community and schools

Basic Needs

OUR Center
250 3rd Ave, Longmont |
Food Pantry: 303-772-5529. |. M-F 9-3
Free Breakfast on weekdays
Hot lunch available 7 days a week from 11:30-1

Sister Carmen Community Center
655 Aspen Ridge Dr., Lafayette, CO
Provides assistance to East Boulder County residents without discrimination in areas of Nutrition and Healthy Living, Family Advocacy and Children’s Services. Also have on-site thrift store.

Food Stamps
Boulder: 303-441-1200
Longmont: 303-678-6000
Firestone/Frederick/Dacono: 720-652-4230
Social Services offers as aid for low income persons.
Call Local office to apply.

WIC (Women, Infants and Children)
Boulder M-F; 303-413-7520
Longmont M-F: 303-678-6130
WIC is a nutrition program that provides nutrition and health education, healthy food and other services free of charge to Colorado families who qualify. Apply for WIC through local office or call 303-692-2400.

Boulder County Department of Housing and Human Services | 303-441-1000
Offers countywide rental assistance, public housing and a wide range of housing support services to low income families, seniors, and people with disabilities.
Services include Section 8, Home ownership program, Longs Peak Energy Conservation, Family Self-Sufficiency, housing and foreclosure prevention
counseling, financial management classes.

E.F.A.A. (Emergency Family Assistance Assoc.)
1575 Yarmouth Ave, Boulder, CO 80304

EFAA helps those in our community whose immediate needs for food, shelter and other basic necessities cannot be adequately met by other
means, and supports their efforts toward financial stability or self-sufficiency.

L.E.A.P (Low-income Energy Assistance Program)
Can apply online or mail in application to local county
DHS office.

Longmont Housing Authority
1228 Main St., Longmont | 303-651-8581
Provide housing and related services to low and moderate income families, elderly and disabled households, including section 8, rental assistance

CHP Plus
1-800-359-1991 toll free/bilingual |
Low cost health insurance for Colorado children and pregnant women. Income based.

2000 W. South Boulder Rd., Lafayette, CO 80026

Family Health Clinics Affordable Care
Offering Comprehensive medical services, minor surgical procedures, behavioral health services, nutrition services, group visits, case management services, pharmacy outlet, and dental hygienist services for children. Financial screening and assistance with application for Medicaid, CHP+ and other insurance options.

Dental Aid
1715 Princess Drive, Longmont, CO 80501
Comprehensive dental care regardless of financial status. Non-profit organization. Provides free dental care for uninsured children ages 0-20 on “Give Kids a Smile Day”; watch for dates that occur annually.

Salud Family Health Center
220 E. Rogers Road, Longmont, CO 80501 | 303-776-3250
5995 Iris Parkway, Frederick, CO 80530 | 303-833-3135
Accept Medicaid and most third party insurance at this time (Medicare, Private Insurance, CHP+). Provide medical, dental, behavioral healthcare and pharmacy

Boulder County Healthy Kids Initiative
Serving children in both BVSD and SVVSD. Assist families with application for Medicaid and access to medical and dental services.

El Comite
455 Kimbark St, Longmont 303-651-6125
Services for Latino community members including advocacy, outreach, case management and consultation.

Immigrant Legal Center of Boulder County
948 North St., #8, Boulder, Co 303-444-1522
Provides access to reliable legal services for the immigrant community. Can help with questions regarding immigration, legal concerns, citizenship and naturalization.

Intercambio de Communicades
515 Kimbark St, Ste 107 Longmont, CO 80501 P: 303-776-7070
Provides services to help bring communities together. Believe that communities are stronger when everyone can communicate, and it starts with language. Many classes available for English language, financial literacy, citizenship, computer literacy and more.

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