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, Capitol Hill Action & Recreation Group (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 and lasting empowerment of persons with mental illness occurs when they can make decisions regarding their needs, and […]

Mission/Values

MISSION 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.   VALUES In pursuit of our mission, CHARG promotes certain values to guide the actions and decisions of boards, staff and […]

Services

SERVICES In addition to providing opportunities for human support and friendship, CHARG Resource Center 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 Avenue, Denver, CO 80203 HOURS: Monday – Friday, 8am-5pm The Heartland Clinic is licensed by the state of […]

Fall/Winter 2019 Calendar

MONDAYTUESDAYWEDNESDAYTHURSDAYFRIDAYSATURDAY
9:00 – 10:00
Stretching &
Beyond

at the clinic
(Margie Carlin)
10:00 – 2:00
Peer Specialist
10-12 at the clinic
12-2 at the Drop-In
(Penney Collins)
1:30 - 4:00
Shopping Group
leaving from the Drop-In
(Margie Carlin)
10:30 - 1:30
Women's Lunch
leaves from the clinic
Nov. 7

(Stephanie Frank)
All women welcome!
9:00 - 10:00
Stretching & Beyond
at the clinic
(Margie Carlin)
10:00 - 2:00
Socializing
at the Drop-In
All Welcome
1:00 – 2:00
Well-being Group
at the clinic
(Stephanie Frank)
12:00 – 1:00
LUNCH
Fee is $1.50
at the Drop-In
All welcome!
10:00 -11:30
Creativity Group
at the clinic
(Margie Carlin)
10:00 – 12:00
Cooking Group
Fee $2.00
at the clinic
(Margie Carlin)
All welcome!

Special Events:

2:00 – 3:00
Writer’s Group
at the clinic
(Peggy Daniel)
12:00 – 3:00
Peer Advocate
at the Drop-In
(Tom Edilla)
10:00 - 12:00
Poetry for Personal Power
at the Drop-In
Dec. 19, Jan. 16
(Margie Carlin)
All welcome!
12:00 – 1:00
FREE LUNCH
Dec. 6, Jan. 3, Feb. 7
at the Drop-In
All welcome!
Holiday Meal / Turkey Dinner
12:00
Tuesday, Nov. 19
FREE at the Drop-In
All welcome!
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!
12:00 – 4:30
Movies
at the Drop-In
All welcome!
SERTOMA Holiday Party
12:00
Saturday, Dec. 7
FREE at the Drop-In
All welcome!
2:00 – 3:00
CHARG Board Meeting
at the Drop-In
All welcome!
2:00 - 3:00
Thursdays with Carolyn
At the Drop-In
(Carolyn Hall)
1:00 - 2:00
Social Club
at the Drop-In
(Carolyn Hall)
All welcome!
4:30 - 6:00
Every 4th Thursday
HEART Board Meeting
At the Drop-In
(Carolyn Hall)

News

  • Share your art and support mental wellbeing!

    Art of Wellbeing | CHARG Resource Center 30th Anniversary Celebration Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019 | 5-8 pm Space Gallery | 400 Santa Fe Drive, Denver, CO 80204 LEARN MORE ABOUT THE EVENT HERE. CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS Wellbeing is the state of being comfortable, healthy, or happy. Wellbeing is an art form, or a journey – it is more […]

  • Denver Sheriff Department Hosts BBQ Lunch for CHARG Community

    On Tuesday, July 23, Captain Shayne Grannum and his crew from the Denver Sheriff Department hosted and cooked a BBQ lunch at our Heartland Clinic! What a wonderful partner we have! Not only has the Denver Sheriff Department hosted a BBQ lunch for our CHARG community members for the past few years, they bring law […]

  • 2019 Annual Summer Camping Trip at Snow Mountain Ranch

    In June, CHARG coordinated its annual summer camping trip and we returned to YMCA of the Rockies – Snow Mountain Ranch near Winter Park, CO.  A group of staff and consumers spent two days and two nights enjoying the beautiful scenery, canoeing, playing basketball, chatting by the fire, and more. A huge thank-you to Janyce […]

  • 8th Annual Friends @ CHARG Breakfast raises over $8,500 & new honorary council members inducted

    During the 8th Annual Friends @ CHARG Breakfast on April 4 at St. John’s Cathedral, we inducted several new members to our Honorary Council: David Burgess A graduate of Oberlin College, David moved to Denver from New York City in 1973 to pursue a Masters Degree in Social Work. In 1981, he began work for […]

  • Join us for the Annual Friends @ CHARG Breakfast on April 4

    8th Annual Friends @ CHARG Celebration Thursday, April 4, 2019 7:30 – 8:30 am (MDT) Saint John’s Cathedral, Dagwell Hall 1350 Washington Street Denver, CO 80203 We invite all friends, volunteers, consumers, and community members to join us for the 8th Annual Friends @ CHARG Celebration. Enjoy a light, complimentary breakfast while we celebrate the work […]

  • Mental Health First Aid Training

    CHARG Hosts Mental Health First Aid Training at Drop-In Center

    For the first time, CHARG Resource Center hosted a Mental Health First Aid course on Monday, January 14, at The David Quarton Drop-In Center@CHARG. Over 20 participants attended the training, including CHARG staff and consumer employees as well as a few community members. “It was a great training,” explained Zuzana Howard, Administrator Coordinator of CHARG […]

  • CHARG NEWS

    As the year neared its end, the CHARG Boards & Staff gathered at their annual retreat to map out the future with its new Executive Director, Dr. Todd Helvig. As CHARG prepares to celebrate its 30 year anniversary in 2019, the topics ranged from basic survival in today’s marketplace to fine-tuning our services to better […]

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