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 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 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 […]

Summer 2019 Calendar

9:00 – 10:00
Stretching &

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)
10:00 -11:30
Creativity Group
at the clinic
July 18, Aug. 1, Aug. 29
(Margie Carlin)
9:00 - 10:00
Stretching & Beyond
at the clinic
(Margie Carlin)
10:00 - 2:00
at the Drop-In
All Welcome
2:00 – 3:00
Writer’s Group
at the clinic
(Peggy Daniel)
12:00 – 1:00
Fee is $1.50
at the Drop-In
All welcome!
10:00 - 1:00
Resilience and Wellness Story Circles
at the Drop-In
July 11 & July 25
All welcome; lunch included!
10:00 – 12:00
Gardening Group
at the clinic
(Margie Carlin)
All welcome!

Special Events:

12:00 – 3:00
Peer Advocate
at the Drop-In
(Tom Edilla)
1:00 – 2:00
at the Drop-In
(Tom Edilla)
All welcome!
12:00 – 4:30
at the Drop-In
All welcome!
Denver Sheriff's BBQ
Tuesday, July 23
1:00 – 2:00
Adventures Group
at the Drop-In
(Margie Carlin)
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!
Colorado Springs Outing
10 - 4:30
Monday, Aug. 26
Van leaves from Drop-In
2:00 – 3:00
CHARG Board Meeting
at the Drop-In
All welcome!
4:30 - 6:00
Every 4th Thursday HEART Board Meeting
at the Drop-In
All welcome!
SAVE-THE-DATE: 30th Anniversary Celebration
5:00 - 8:00
Thursday, Nov. 7
Space Gallery Annex
Registration opens Aug. 1


  • Resilience and Wellness Story Circles

    Join us at the Drop-in Center for a resilience and wellness story circle to learn from others’ points of view and experiences. CHARG Resource Center is excited to partner with Poetry for Personal Power for this program. You don’t need to be a poet to participate. Come hear and be heard! Thursday, July 25 10am-1pm […]

  • 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 […]


    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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