CHARG Resource Center Clinic and Offices 709 E. 12th Avenue Denver, CO 80203 303-830-8805 | CHARG Drop-In Center 920 Emerson Street Denver, CO 80218 303-830-2130

Our Story

An innovative community established in 1989, CHARG serves adults with major mental illnesses such as schizophrenia, bipolar illness, and major depression. It is a joint venture of people who believe that effective & lasting empowerment of persons with mental illness occurs when they can make decisions regarding their needs, and that they thrive with dependable Read the full article…

Mission/Values

“The mission of CHARG Resource Center is to advance a model of genuine partnership among individuals who live with mental illness, mental health professionals, and the larger community through respectful and comprehensive services”. In pursuit of our mission, CHARG promotes certain values to guide the actions and decisions of boards, staff and consumers, and the Read the full article…

Services

In addition to providing opportunities for human support & friendship, CHARG offers specific services at its various locations that include a mental health clinic, a drop-in center, and homeless outreach. The Heartland Clinic 709 E. 12th Ave, Denver 80203 HOURS: Monday – Friday, 8-5 The Heartland Clinic is licensed by the state of Colorado to Read the full article…

Calendar Summer 2015

 

MONDAYTUESDAYWEDNESDAYTHURSDAYFRIDAYSATURDAY
1:00 – 2:00
Coping Skills Group
at the clinic
(call Stephanie Frank)
10:00 – 11:00
Men’s Group
at the Clinic
All Men Welcome
10:00 – 2:00
Peer Specialist
at the Drop-In
(Penney Collins)
10:30 – 11:30
Beyond Depression Group
at the Clinic
No Meetings:
June 4 / July 9 / August 6
(call Isabel Kotnour)
10:00 – 12:00
Gardening Group
begins May 22
at the Clinic
(call Margie Carlin)
All Welcome
10:00 – 2:00
Socializing
at the Drop-In
All Welcome
2:30 – 3:30
Writer’s Group
at the clinic
(call Peggy Daniel)
12:00 – 1:00
LUNCH
1.25
at the Drop-In
All Welcome
10:30 – 1:30
Women’s Lunch
leaves from Clinic
June 4 / July 9 / August 6
(call Stephanie Frank)
All Women Welcome
12:00- 4:30
Movies
at the Drop-In
All Welcome
Photography Outing
Wed, June 10 @ 9:30
at the Drop-In
(call Margie Carlin)
3:30 – 4:30
Dental Group
by appointment only
at the Clinic
(call Margie Carlin)
12:00 - 3:00
Peer Advocate
at the Drop-In
(Tom Edilla)
12:00 - 3:00
Peer Advocate
at the Drop-In
(Tom Edilla)
1:30 - 2:30
Social Club
at the Drop-In
(Josi Stewart)
All Welcome
Camping Trip
June 24-26
FULL but waiting list is available
(call Margie Carlin)
1:00 – 2:00
Adventures Group
at the Drop-In
(Margie Carlin)
All Welcome
1:00 – 2:00
Bingo
at the Drop-In
(Tom Edilla)
All Welcome
Denver Museum
Mon, June 29 @ 10:00
at the Drop-In
(call Margie Carlin)
2:00 – 3:00
CHARG Board Meeting
at the Drop-In
ALL WELCOME
After Bingo
Digging up the Roots of Music
Starts June 4
at the Drop-In
(call Margie Carlin)
4:30 – 6:00
4th Thursday
Heart Board Meeting
at the Drop-In
All Welcome

News

  • Featured Speaker Allie Wren brought the crowd to it's feet!

    Friends @ CHARG 2015

    On a clear & bright April morning, over 100 friends of CHARG Resource Center gathered to celebrate the accomplishments of the past year and to induct new members to the Honorary Council. The featured speaker was Allie Wren. She brought the crowd to its feet with her eloquence, humor and courage. In telling her story, it Read the full article…

  • David Portillo, David Burgess & Christiano Sosa - March 2015

    “Partners for Change” 2015

    The Denver Foundation, recipients of the Spirit of CHARG award for TRANSFORMATION, has been helping CHARG Resource Center transform how mental health services are delivered in the Mile Hi City for 25 five years. This spring, David Portillo and Christiano Sosa (pictured with David Burgess) were the keynote speakers at the 2015 CHARG Retreat for Boards & Read the full article…

  • Santa

    Santa @ CHARG ! 2014

    As 2014 neared its end, CHARG Resource Center was uplifted by Santa’s annual visit. Who can resist the jolly laugh & his bags of treats? As each “kid at heart” was called to receive their gift, smiles & hugs were the order of the day. This holiday tradition is brought to CHARG each year by Read the full article…

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    25: THE PARTY! 9/18/14

    It was a balmy 18th of September when CHARG luminaries gathered at the EXDO Events Center to celebrate CHARG@25! Sultry tunes were provided by BLUES, INC., the evening’s live entertainment. The birthday candle  was lit by long-time CHARG board member Victor Smith, accompanied by his dog CRACKEL and Honorary Chairs Bill & Jeannie Ritter. The Read the full article…

  • CHARG@25forNEWS

    CHARG @ 25 years

    CHARG Resource Center is celebrating a Quarter Century of transforming how mental health services are delivered in Denver! Our BIG PARTY  on Sept. 18th is a tribute to the Spirit of CHARG. The celebration will include live entertainment, a seated dinner, a silent auction, and MORE! Suggested attire: anything you own in hot pink & lots Read the full article…

  • The HEARTLAND CLINIC

    Home for the Holidays

    At certain times of year,  places where you spend regular hours are closed for the holidays. Staff are given time off to be with  friends & family, and you are left with the aloneness of your existence. At certain times of year, with normal services suspended, the Heartland Clinic comes alive with aromas of special Read the full article…

  • Dr. Jed Shapiro, David Burgess, and Dr. Alan Fine
outside the Heartland Clinic, 2013

    Changing of the Guard

    CHARG Resource Center bid farewell to a beloved medical director with a well attended celebration at the Heartland Clinic. The CHARG Cooking Group prepared a gourmet luncheon with the finest ingredients, befitting Dr. Fine’s delectable taste. The coffee bar was especially popular. Dr. Fine was presented with many gifts, including a poem written for the Read the full article…

  • David Quarton Drop-In Center @ CHARG

    David Quarton Remembered

    David Quarton’s plans to become a medical missionary  ended when he was diagnosed with schizophrenia. It did not stop him in his tracks, however. He lived a long & full life advocating for the rights of the mentally ill. He helped establish CHARG Resource Center and pursued a new mission: helping others with mental illness Read the full article…

  • David Burgess surrounded by well-wishers, 2010

    David Burgess wins AWARD!

    David Burgess, Executive Director of CHARG Resource Center, received the William Funk Award for Building Stronger Communities from the Colorado Non-Profit Association. There was strong representation of the CHARG community at the awards banquet. Members of the staff and boards posed for a keepsake photo with David and his proud family. Way to go, boss!

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