The Mental Health Center of Denver


4141 E. Dickenson Place, Denver, CO 80222


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Social Media
Twitter: @mhcd_news

President & CEO
Carl Clark, MD

Year Established

Service Area
The Mental Health Center of Denver primarily serves the residents of the City and County of Denver. We serve all ages in a variety of settings, including our community clinics, crisis walk-in center and residential treatment sites, as well as Denver Public Schools, primary care clinics, home-based services, youth centers, nursing homes, telemedicine and the court system. Our organization accepts all people into treatment regardless of ability to pay and is committed to being a safe, inclusive space for all.

Mission Statement
Enriching lives and minds by focusing on strengths and well-being.

As the national Center of Excellence in mental health, we envision a future where well-being, recovery and resilience are the expected outcomes and when mental illnesses and addictions can be prevented or cured. We envision a nation where everyone has access to early detection, effective treatment and the supports essential to live, work, learn and participate fully in their communities.


The Mental Health Center of Denver holds diversity and inclusiveness as an integral part of our values and honors the role that culture plays in people’s lives. We strive to create a supportive, inclusive environment that helps people flourish. We focus on enhancing the well-being of the people we serve – whether it’s helping them gain mental stability, find a home, stay healthy, go to school, find a job, learn new skills or improve relationships. Working together with our partners, we create opportunities for people to overcome challenges and impact communities. Last year, we provided treatment, prevention, outreach and crisis services to more than 60,000 children, families and adults. The Mental Health Center of Denver is the national leader in redefining the way mental health is addressed in our community with these innovative programs:

Dahlia Campus for Health & Well-Being – builds on the strengths of the community and focuses on services identified by neighbors, including a preschool, dental clinic, access to fresh produce and healthy protein, and mental health services.

Emerson St. – supports teens and young adults with activities and services to facilitate connections and enhance their mental health and overall well-being.
Adult Recovery Services – ensures the adults we serve have the right treatment at the right time, including comprehensive wraparound services.

2Succeed – supports adults with education and employment skills to live successful, empowered lives.

Sanderson Apartments – provides permanent supportive housing to individuals caught in a homelessness-jail cycle and is one of the nation’s only buildings using trauma-informed design principles.

If you would like a tour of any of our sites, please contact

Fundraising Events: 

Gifts of Joy
The Gifts of Joy holiday gift drive offers a rewarding opportunity for businesses, social groups and individuals to share the joy of the holidays by collecting and donating gifts or gift cards so that every child, youth and adult we serve receives a present this holiday season.

Gifts of Hope Fundraising Breakfast
Held each fall, our Gifts of Hope Fundraising Breakfast showcases inspiring stories of the impact the Mental Health Center of Denver has on our community’s well-being and provides an opportunity to make a gift or a pledge to support our work.

Volunteer Opportunities: 

Our work is possible because of our generous volunteers who give their time to support several of our sites. Volunteer opportunities include office, gardening or community event support. For more information, visit

Giving Opportunities: 

Enterprise Zone Colorado Income Tax Credit
A 25% Colorado state tax credit is available for cash donations of $200 or more to our 2Succeed employment and education program.

Solutions to Homelessness
Stable, safe and affordable housing is a crucial element of well-being. Help us expand the number of permanent supportive housing options available.

Florence Sabin Legacy Society
Our planned giving program honors those who include the Mental Health Center of Denver in their estate plans.

In-Kind Donations
Our resource centers help bridge the gap in meeting the basic needs of those we serve. We have an ongoing need for hygiene items, sunscreen, shoes, clothing, baby items, gently used furniture and household products.

Corporate Partnerships
Sponsor opportunities are available for our events with a variety of benefits that allows companies to demonstrate a commitment to our community.
For more information, visit

Board of Directors: 

Ann Boyd

Debra DeMuth
Board Vice-Chair and Treasurer

Luis Duarte

Charles Everill

Velvia Garner
Emeritus Member

Nancy Gary

Mary Haynes
Board Secretary

Peggy Kozal

Marjorie Lewis

Robert Parks

Hannah Schechter

Bruce Schroffel

Rick Simms

Edie Sonn
Board Chair

Les Wallace

Barbara Yondorf