Search Engines

  • Metro Crisis Services

Search engine has over 5,000 different providers, assistance programs, and support resources throughout the community. It is currently the region’s largest and most up-to-date directory of services.  By design, it is available to help people find the right provider for themselves or someone they are concerned about, and learn ways to navigate the mental health system, free of charge. The directory offers google translation capabilities for non-English speaking users, allows for search by provider, type of problem or illness and location, and utilizes an automatic update system to ensure the correct contact information for each resource.

Many different options to search by. Includes searching by:

  • Location
  • Insurance Accepted
  • Age Group

Find alcohol and drug abuse treatment or mental health treatment facilities and programs around the country.

Find information on locating physicians and treatment programs authorized to treat opioids, such as heroin or prescription pain relievers.

Find treatment programs in your state that treat addiction and dependence on opioids, such as heroin or prescription pain relievers.

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Search resources specific to Denver, including: child care, health services, education, cultural resources and more.

Able to search by neighborhood

  • United Way (211)

Connects you with resources that provide food, shelter, rent assistance, clothing, child care options and other types of community assistance.

Can also call 2-1-1

Can also text

To access the text services text your zip code to 898-211


  • Denver After School Alliance

The Denver Afterschool Program Locator provides information on programs offered to youth after-school and in the summer in the city and county of Denver.

Can search by:

  1. School
  2. Age
  3. Grade Level
  4. Focus
  5. Day
  6. If financial aid is available or there is no charge


  • Linking Care

A Colorado referral resource: Statewide access to information and services for prevention, treatment and recovery from substance use and mental health conditions.


After School Activities

After School is Cool

Multiple Locations

  • Visit participating Denver Public Libraries for games, crafts, science experiments, cooking, puzzles, magic, music and a lot more! From art and dance to culture and food, these programs will amaze and entertain you.

Art from Ashes


1310 W 10th Ave, Denver, CO 80204

  • Art from Ashes exists to empower struggling youth by providing creative programs that facilitate health and hope through expression, connection and transformation.

Art Street


1079 Osage St, Denver, CO 80204

  • Youth 11-18 can participate in Physical Arts| Visual Arts| Video Mapping through Global Positioning| and Open Studio with mentors for art of your choice.

Augustana Arts


5000 E Alameda Ave, Denver, CO 80246

  • First class musical instruction in instrumental performance and in voice to students of all ages throughout the Metro Area.

Bladium Sports and Fitness Club


2400 Central Park Blvd, Denver, CO 80238

  • Bladium welcomes kids, with an array of fitness and sports programs, camps, birthday parties, and other activities.

Catholic Charities


6240 Smith Road, Denver, CO 80216

  • Quality before & afterschool age care daily for children 6-12. Activities include arts| crafts| science| math| music| language| and meal services. Program is open during school breaks.

City Wild


1620 E. 36th Ave., Denver, CO 80205

  • cityWILD’ After School Program is offered four afternoons a week for students, and is held on-site at cityWILD facilities. During programming, 30-45 minutes is dedicated for students to do homework and/or participate in educational activities such as trivia games, chess/checkers and crossword puzzles.  Each day has different programmatic focus opposite to homework;
  • Life Skills – cityWILD students participate in experiential lessons around skills such as financial education and management, drug/alcohol/tobacco prevention, health and nutrition, etc. Lessons from Life Skills are translated to outdoor activities and vice-versa.
  • Service Learning – cityWILD utilizes the EarthForce 6-step process for service learning. Students identify issues in their neighborhood, investigate them, and come to consensus on what issues to address.  After deciding on the issue they wish to address for the year, students create a project that will create sustainable, positive change for their neighborhood.
  • Outdoor Education – cityWILD students learn about a variety of outdoor activities throughout the course of the year and the skills they need to participate in them such as knot tying and belaying for rock climbing. Students also learn additional skills to help them in them be safe and succeed in the outdoors.  These skills include but are not limited to; Leave No Trace principles, First Aid, Hydration, and Water Treatment.
  • Outdoor Activity – One day a week students get to participate in activities to practice the skills they have learned in Outdoor Education, and prepare for more expansive trips into the field through cityWILD’s Weekend Adventures and Summer Expeditions. Activities that student participate in include but are not limited to rock climbing, white water rafting, hiking, biking, and swimming.
  • All programs are provided at no cost.

Cleo Parker Robinson Dance


119 Park Ave. West, Denver, CO 80205

  • Professional multi-cultural dance-arts institution dedicated to providing instruction| performances and programs for students

Colorado Children’s Chorale

2420 W 26th Ave. Suite 350-D, Denver, CO 80211


  • Participants receive instruction in choral singing and performing.

Colorado Honor Band Association

216 S Grant St., Denver, CO 80209


  • A year-long program for youth| ages 10-18 that engages them in instrumental music and performance.

Colorado State University Denver Extension 4-H Youth Program

888 E Iliff Ave., Denver, CO 80210


Youth development program focused on leadership| citizenship| and life skills.

Denver Botanic Gardens

909 N York St., Denver, CO 80206


  • The Gardens offers a wide variety of opportunities for children and families to explore plants and the natural world.

Denver Center Theatre Academy

1101 13th St., Denver, CO 80204


  • Available for kids 3 to 18, our classes offer beginning to advanced acting lessons, and cover everything from beginning acting to singing to stage combat. Much more than performing arts skills, our expert instructors help children build confidence, critical thinking skills and creativity in a fun, energetic and dynamic environment.

Denver PAL – Denver Police Activities League, Inc.

1240 West Bayaud St. Denver, CO 80223


  • Provides a variety of youth recreational| educational| and athletic programs for youngsters ages 5-14.

Denver Young Artists Orchestra

1385 S. Colorado Blvd. Suite A-722, Denver, CO 80222


  • The Conservatory Orchestra and String Ensemble provide high-level music training to young musicians ages 8-17| preparing them for positions the advance-level DYAO.

Denver Zoo

2300 Steele St., Denver, CO 80205


  • Various programming for children and youth at the Zoo or in schools.

Environmental Learning For Kids (ELK)

14460 E 50th Ave., Denver, CO 80216


  • ELK offers a selection of science and natural resource programs to public and private schools| youth organizations| home school groups and other community-based groups in Colorado.

Girl Scouts of Colorado


3801 E Florida Ave, Denver, CO 80222

  • Try new things. Make new friends. Go on more adventures than you can count. With us, there’s a whole world of new opportunities waiting for you.

Lighthouse Writers Workshop

1515 Race St., Denver, CO 80206


  • A year-round weekend program for young, high-school age writers that engages them in various forms of creative writing including poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and screenplays.

Open Media Generation

700 Kalamath st.


  • Open Media Generation is a free, weekly after-school program for Denver Metro youth ages 11-18 and young adults ages 19-21 are welcome to join as peer leaders. The program is designed to involve students in community activism, organizing and social justice issues while learning to powerfully use video and new media production skills.


2400 Curtis Street Suite 100, Denver, CO 80205


  • Introduces youth to the world of art and provides a chance for youth to participate in intensive workshops led by master artists.
  • Paid internships available for high school students.

Rainbow Alley

1301 E Colfax Ave, Denver, CO 80218


  • Drop-in center for GLBT with youth-led events and activities.

Rocky Mountain Children’s Choir

430 W 9th Ave, Denver, CO 80204


  • World-class music program with progressive choirs.

Rocky Mountain SER Pecos Community Center

3555 N Pecos St, Denver, CO 80211


  • A 9 month program for youth| ages 6-12 that engages them in sports| chess| table games| and after school snacks. Tutoring is also available.

The Urban Farm – Embracing Horses

10200 E Smith Rd, Denver, CO 80239


  • Ages 5-18 learn to care for and ride horses

Wings Over The Rockies

7711 E Academy Blvd #1, Denver, CO 80230

(303)-360-5360 Ext. 106


Child Care

Catholic Charities


4045 Pecos Street Denver, Colorado 80211

Offers six (6) child care centers in the Metro Denver Area. We provide early childhood education for infants – preschool as well as educational services to parents and families.

Colorado Coalition for the Homeless

Renaissance Children’s Center

1797 Kendall St., Lakewood, CO 80214


65 child care slots targeted for homeless and low-income families


Clothing Assistance

Clothes to Kids Denver


2890 S. Colorado Blvd. Unit M-3, Denver, CO 80222

Clothes To Kids of Denver provides new and quality used clothing to preschool – 12th grade students from low-income or in-crisis families in the Denver Metro Area, free of charge.




Health Care 

Asian Pacific Development Center


1537 Alton Street, Aurora, CO 80010

  • Intended to serve the Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities in general. However, integrated Care Services also targets the indigent, refugees and first-generation immigrants.
  • Integrated Care Services provides
    • Comprehensive screening and referral
    • Co-location of services
      • Navigation
      • Primary medical care
      • Behavioral health services
      • Health literacy and wellness education
      • Cultural sensitivity and competency
    • Basic health care services include:
      • Wellness and physical exams
      • Pediatrics
      • Immunizations for adults and children
      • Care of acute illnesses
      • Management of chronic illnesses
      • Diabetes management
      • Breast, cervical and colorectal cancer screenings
      • Behavioral health services

LightHouse Women’s Center

(303) 320-8352

3894 Olive St, Denver, CO 80207

  • Provides free pregnancy testing




ACCESS Housing

(303) 289-7078

6978 Colorado Blvd.

Commerce City, CO 80022

-Family Shelter Program

Provides short-term shelter for up to 90 days for families with children in on-site private apartment units.

-Home Again Family Support Program

Seeks to prevent homelessness and to support the transition of homeless families into permanent housing. Eligible families receive case management and financial and rental payment assistance as well as funds to pay medical, education, utility, and transportation expenses.

Almost Home, Inc.


231 North Main Street Brighton, CO 80601

Emergency shelter

Rental & utility assistance

Catholic Charities

(720) 442-8007

4045 Pecos Street Denver, Colorado 80211

Offers affordable housing for seniors, families, disabled persons, as well as farm labor housing.

Also provides shelters for homeless

Colorado Coalition for the Homeless

2111 Champa Street, Denver, Colorado 80205

(303) 293-2217

Their integrated approach combines high-quality housing for homeless families with affordable homes for individuals and families with lower incomes. Services such as counseling, life skills training, financial literacy and employment assistance contribute to living stability for those that once were homeless.

Urban Peak 

2100 Stout Street, Denver, CO 80205


Urban Peak is the only non-profit organization in Denver that provides a full convergence of services for youth ages 15 through 24 experiencing homelessness or at imminent risk of becoming homeless. Provides:

  • an overnight shelter
  • a daytime Drop-In Center
  • Street Outreach
  • Education and Employment programming
  • Supportive housing




Mental Health


Colorado Al-Anon/Alateen Inc.
Multiple Locations

Alateen is a fellowship of young Al-Anon members, usually teenagers, whose lives have been affected by someone else’s drinking. 

Asian Pacific Development Center


1537 Alton St., Aurora, CO 80010

Provides outpatient mental health services to AAPI clients. Services include individual, couples, family, and group psychotherapy and counseling; psychological evaluation; psychiatric medication evaluation and monitoring; case management services; and senior outreach. These services, as well as mental health consultation and education activities, are provided by clinical staff in Hmong, Japanese, Khmer, Korean, Laotian, Mandarin, Cantonese, Taiwanese, Thai, Vietnamese, and English.

The Blue Bench


Sexual assault support center

Must be 13 and over with parent release.

Catholic Charities


4045 Pecos Street Denver, Colorado 80211

Offers several types of counseling including pregnancy, individual, family, marriage, school based and outpatient counseling services in the Denver Metro Area.

The Conflict Center

4140 Tejon St, Denver, CO 80211


  • Ages 11-18. Classes in critical decision making and emotional intelligence

Project PAVE Inc.

4130 Tejon St. Suite C, Denver, CO 80211


  • Provide effective culturally relevant violence prevention education victim identification and counseling services.

Savio House

(303) 225-4100

325 King St, Denver, CO 80219

Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Functional Family Therapy

Multisystemic Therapy

Servicios de la Raza

(303) 458-5851

3131 W. 14th Ave., Denver, CO, 80204

Individual, couple, family and group therapy

Medication management for clients on Medicaid or those identified as Indigent

Substance use therapy for youth and adults

EMDR therapy

Tennyson Center

(303) 433-2541

2950 Tennyson Street, Denver, CO, 80212

Treatment for emotionally and crisis-affected children and youth age 5-18, particularly those suffering from abuse and neglect.



Asian Pacific Development Center

1537 Alton St, Aurora, CO 80010


APDC Youth Leadership Academy™ (APDC YLA™) is an integrated, comprehensive program APDC offers for API youth in Colorado. From middle school through college, APDC YLA™ provides services to foster future leaders in our community, with a mission“to help youth discover their potential to become strong leaders who embrace and balance their cultures and identities.” The program requires a one-year commitment and membership can be renewed every year for multiple years until the youth reaches the age of 21. Then the youth can return and become Junior Counselors in the intense leadership track to provide mentoring and leadership training to the younger youth in the YLA™. The APDC YLA™ has a system that fosters youth leaders for as long as they would like to be trained and nurtured, then invites them back to directly give to the youth taking the same course they did. The system truly creates a cycle of giving back, one of the core concepts we encourage our youth leaders to carry on for a lifetime.

*No referral process

Big Brothers Big Sisters

1391 N Speer Blvd. Denver, CO 80204

(303) 433-6002

Provides one-on-one mentorship opportunities between adult volunteers and children. The original program involves meeting at least twice a month for activities based on common interests. The Sports Buddies program meets once or twice a month to either play sports or attend a sporting event. Sports Buddies plans all the activities, provides all equipment, tickets and transportation.

*Online form to fill out for referrals

*Must be age 7-12

Colorado “I Have a Dream Foundation”

1836 Grant St

Denver, CO 80203


Homework help tutoring mentoring and enrichment activities.




Multiple locations

One-on-one or small group in-home tutoring instruction using the student’s classroom curriculum. Competitive rates. Convenient schedules mornings afternoons weekends and summers. Servicing grades K-University.

Denver Inner City Parish

2525 S. Decatur St., Denver, CO 80219


Provides low-income, working  families with a supervised, no-cost, year-round tutoring program for children ages 6 – 14.

Denver Kids Inc.

1860 Lincoln St, Denver, CO 80203

(720) 423-2470

A preventive counseling and mentoring program that currently provides one-to-one guidance to approximately 1,400 students in DPS.

*Online form for referrals 4-6 to process

*Must be enrolled before 6th grade

Denver PAL – Denver Police Activities League, Inc.

1240 West Bayaud St. Denver, CO 80223


A juvenile support program that provides a positive and exciting experience for low income youth, to guide youth to make responsible decisions in life by furnishing a positive role model, to foster communication and understanding between youth and the police, and to reduce the incidence of juvenile crime, substance abuse, and gang violence.

Friends for Youth

8008 E Arapahoe Ct.  Suite 100, Centennial, CO 80112


Serves at-risk youth, including youth in the highest levels of the risk continuum, older teens, and those who are the most difficult to access in the child welfare, foster care and juvenile justice systems.

Ages 10-18

Girls Inc.

1499 Julian St. Denver, CO 80204

(303) 893-4363


Age 6-18

GRASP (Gang Rescue and Support Project)

1625 E 35th Ave, Denver, CO 80205


GRASP (Gang Rescue and Support Project) is a peer-run, intervention program that works with youth who are at-risk of gang involvement or are presently active in gangs, helps families of gang victims, and serves as a youth advocate.

Metro Denver Partners

1525 E. 35th Ave., Denver, CO 80209

(303) 777-7000

This program serves Denver County youth ages 8-17. Youth are matched with an adult volunteer who acts as a role model and advocate.

Empowerment groups for girls

This program serves 9 – 14 year old females in Denver. In addition to being matched with an adult volunteer mentor, girls in this program meet weekly to work on life-skills training, with a strong focus on conflict resolution, sexuality, and non-traditional careers. Components include:

Mile High Youth Corps
1801 N Federal Blvd., Denver, CO 80204


Job readiness programs to help youth enter the workforce.

Ages 18-24

Must have high school diploma or GED

Open Door Youth Gang Alternatives

1615 California Street Suite #712 Denver Colorado 80202


Mentoring to at-risk youth. Activities focus on reading skills and is supplemented with homework assistance| drama| music| creative skills and recreation activities.

Reach & Rise


27151 E. Lakeview Dr. Aurora, CO 80016

A national YMCA program designed to build a better future for youth ages 6-17 by helping them reach their full potential through the support of caring adults.

***Youth must go through referral process, I have reached out to the woman who runs the program to find out more about the requirements.

Save Our Youth


3443 West 23rd Ave., Denver, Colorado 80211

Save our Youth is a youth development organization providing at-risk youth with educational, emotional, and spiritual skills for success through long-term mentoring relationships.

***Typically have a wait list


6825 E Tennessee Ave., Denver, CO 80224


Enrichment and prevention program for pre-teen and teen girls focused on helping girls make smart choices.


Assistance for Runaway Youth

National Runaway Safeline


  • Provides
    • Help getting home
    • Someone to talk to
    • Help talking to parents
    • Help with bullying
    • Tips for parents

Urban Peak 

2100 Stout Street, Denver, CO 80205


Urban Peak is the only non-profit organization in Denver that provides a full convergence of services for youth ages 15 through 24 experiencing homelessness or at imminent risk of becoming homeless. Provides:

an overnight shelter

  • a daytime Drop-In Center
  • Street Outreach
  • Education and Employment programming
  • Supportive housing




Colorado Al-Anon/Alateen Inc.
Multiple Locations

Alateen is a fellowship of young Al-Anon members, usually teenagers, whose lives have been affected by someone else’s drinking. 

Denver Inner City Parish

2525 S. Decatur St., Denver, CO 80219

(303) 350-5565

  • Provides addiction counselling



24 9th Avenue, Longmont, CO 80501

  • Early intervention program for teens
  • iTHRIVE is a bi-lingual early intervention program for teens struggling with drugs/alcohol abuse and it is also for the parents of these teens. Through a powerful combination of group therapy, experiential learning, parent education and individual psychotherapy (optional to both parents and teens), iTHRIVE supports an adolescent’s right to joy and productivity and we also support their families in reclaiming hope and happiness. Our groups offer a place for teens and parents to talk and process, receive support, and learn the tools and skills they need for recovery and for repairing relationships.

My Life My Quite

  • Tobacco cession program designed specifically for teen.
  • Five, one-on-one coaching sessions usually scheduled every 7-10 days. Coaching helps teens develop a quit plan, identify triggers, practice refusal skills and receive ongoing support for changing behaviors.
  • Self-help and educational materials designed for teens, with input from teens.
  • Additional support by phone, by text message or by online chat.

Sandstone Care

2100 S. Cherry Street, Denver, CO 80222

(888) 850-1890

    • For ages 13 to 18, Sandstone Care’s adolescent program is over 17 hours a week, predominantly after school hours. This program includes a heavy academic and vocational component (two-hour group academic support sessions for three days a week as well as weekly individual sessions with the academic & vocational adviser), weekly family sessions (multi-family group sessions and individual family sessions, if necessary), three-hour group therapy sessions for three nights a week (process, educational, and experiential sessions), and weekly community activities (private sessions at Phoenix Multisport).

Savio House

(303) 225-4100

325 King St, Denver, CO 80219

  • Provides gender specific groups
  • Provides services to children and adolescence
  • Helps with identifying and negotiating high risk situations and developing coping skills