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Community Resources

Ann Hyink  - Ann runs teen programs through Mental Health Partners and they provide individual therapy for drug use and dual diagnosis. 303-247-8089. This website provides free mental health and substance abuse resources for people at any stage of their recovery journey, including resources/treatment, warning signs, how to talk to a family member, definitions of different types of treatment and a local treatment center directory.

Boulder County Department of Human Services - provides services, in partnership with the community, that enhance quality of life, support and protect our county’s diverse community of adults, children, families and elders, and promotes economic independence and self-sufficiency.

Boulder County Safehouse - A human rights organization committed to ending violence against adults, youth, and children.

Centennial Peaks Hospital​ - Centennial Peaks’ adolescent program treats teenagers aged 13-17 who are struggling with mental illness. They offer a confidential environment and multiple levels of care so each patient receives customized treatment.

Child Mind Institute- Resources to Help Our Kids Thrive

Children’s Hospital​ - The Psychiatry and Behavioral Health team provides a full range of behavioral and mental health services, from creative arts therapy to intensive care programs.

Community Connections is a resource guide created to connect parents and students with groups and individuals that offer youth-oriented activities and services – from academics to athletics, from arts to adventure and more. We hope this publication will be a valuable resource for families seeking fun and educational community opportunities. Advanced recovery systems addressing drug use in high schools. 

Hope Coalition of Boulder County Supporting Depression Awareness and Suicide Prevention in Boulder County

iThrive Groups  - ITHRIVE is a program for 12-17 year old teens who are wanting to take a look at their lives, and see if they can figure out who/why it is that drugs/alcohol are getting them in trouble.

Jefferson Hills Hospital - Jefferson Hills is committed to Colorado’s at risk children, youth, and families with mental health, child welfare, and juvenile justice issues

Live Another Day - Addiction & mental health resources for all

Mental Health Partners - Mental Health Partners has a 24/7/365 Walk-In Crisis Center at 1000 Alpine Ave., Boulder, for immediate assistance with a mental health crisis - 303-447-1665

MESA - Moving to End Sexual Assault. Through client services we help survivors and their loved ones. Through our prevention education programs we are working toward changing tomorrow to ensure a world free of sexual assault.

OASOS - LGBTIQ resources

Out Boulder County - Our Youth Program is Out Boulder County's social and educational space for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer & Questioning (LGBTQ+) youth and their allies ages 11-18.

Parent Engagement Network​ The Parent Engagement Network (PEN) is a grassroots, parent-led 501 (c)(3) non-profit that uses a strength-based approach to engage, educate, and empower parents to promote the social- emotional and mental wellbeing of youth and families.​

Seth Perler  Solid, unconventional approaches to helping struggling students.  For Seth's Student Success Tookit, please click HERE.

Peg Shippert, MA, LPC  Peg did a presentation about sexual consent at New Vista High School on Feb. 14, 2018.  Please click HERE to view her presentation.

Teen Topics/ Resources

Suicide Prevention
Suicide Prevention Hotline: 1-800-SUICIDE (784-2433)

Great website regarding signs, symptoms, and resources

You Matter is a movement to spread the word that your problems, your worries, your fears, and above all you—unique and real you—matter. And because just about everyone—at some point—hits the wall, we’re here to help.

You Matter was created by the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline to let people know that suicide is preventable. If you need support, call 1-800-273-8255 or chat with the Lifeline.


Alcohol Rehab Guide
Underage Drinking
Get help for alcoholism today.


Teen Clinic- Free and confidential services

Al-Ateen--A fellowship of young Al-Anon members, usually teenagers, whose lives have been affected by someone else’s drinking. Thursdays, 6:15.  Trinity Lutheran Church, Youth Room, 2200 Broadway​

Healthy Kids Initiative--Does your student need health insurance?  Get free support in enrolling in Medicaid and the Child Health Plan Plus.  720-561-6466​

Self Harm Support Group-- Thursdays 4:30-6:00 PM. InReach, 311 Mapleton Ave, Boulder CO
Cost: $40 per session (Reduced Fee Available) 
Eight-week program geared for teenagers to learn skills centered in DBT (Dialectical Behavioral Therapy). The group will focus on learning how to be fully aware and present in the moment, how to deal with stressful situations and unpleasant emotions, how to ask for what you want while maintaining respect for yourself and others, and learning how to regulate emotions. Contact for more information: Andrea Alvarado: 303-313-1716, Catherine Mathon: 303-313-1719

Youth Coping With Loss Support Group--
Everyone experiences grief in their own unique way. This group is an opportunity for youth to walk side by side with others who have experienced their own personal loss.  Our 4-week group for youth ages 11-17 is designed to help youth gain a deep understanding of their grief, know that they are not alone, and empower them to embrace their experience and move forward. 
100 W. Arapahoe Lane, Ste 12, Boulder, CO 80302 
Cost: $140
CONTACT:  Jennifer Melvin, MSW, LCSW & MaryAnn McGinnis, MA, NCC.  T: 303-885-7239;

REHABSPOT: Our web guide would help teens, and their families, learn about the dangers of alcohol and gain the confidence to commit to a life of wellness and sobriety

AddictionCenter: Young people are more likely to experiment with drugs and alcohol than adults, and these habits could follow them into adulthood. Preventing teenagers from abusing drugs and alcohol means getting them through a vulnerable time in their life.

Vaping:  How to Get Teens to Stop Vaping:  A Guide for Parents and Educators from Sunshine Behavioral Health