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

COVID-19 Response

How to Contact Us

Our onsite locations are CLOSED, we are providing tele-health services. For our clinic members trying to reach us about appointments, refill medications, resources, or other questions, please contact Laura Pritchard-Haile at lph@charg.org or call 720-316-4447.


Message from Executive Director

Dear friends,

As a community-centered nonprofit, we believe our community comes first. During the spread of COVID-19, we have the responsibility to protect the health and well-being of our consumers, employees, partners, staff, and community.

Beginning Monday, March 16th, CHARG Resource Center will be moving forward with the following limited operations and services plan for now.

  • The Drop-In Center is CLOSED at this time.
  • Our Heartland Clinic will continue limited services. We will not have the clinic itself open in order to minimize person-to-person contact, but our clinical staff will be using tele-health to connect with our consumers to keep people safe, healthy, and equipped with resources during this outbreak.
  • All group activities and classes will be held using phone and video conferencing for now, or will be cancelled. Please check here for details of how to join these classes virtually!
  • Staff and board members will use phone and video conferencing to continue to hold productive committee meetings and keep pushing our mission forward.

We’ll be continually monitoring the COVID-19 situation so that we can re-open when we’ve assessed that there’s a low risk to safety at CHARG. At this point the Mayor has issued a stay at home order in Denver effective until May 8, 2020. We will provide updates on this page as the situation changes.

Please know that these are not easy decisions as we provide a very social atmosphere at CHARG that people come to rely on. Being isolated and alone can be very difficult for many, especially in a time when there is so much fear and anxiety. I ask that you keep our consumers in your heart and top of your minds during this time of uncertainty.

Contact me at todd@charg.org or 720-316-4447 if you have questions, feedback, or concerns.

In health,

Todd Helvig, PhD
Executive Director


Ways to Connect While Physically Distancing (not socially!)

Check out our virtual groups and classes.

Connect with our community partner, Project Helping.


How You Can Help

1. Donate Funds & Support Consumer Employment: Make an online gift today to help us be responsive to crisis situations and enable us to keep salaries and personnel the same during this COVID-19 temporary lockdown and transition period.

CHARG Resource Center committed to maintaining our employment of both professional and consumer staff through Denver’s stay-at-home orders, and throughout this COVID-19 crisis. This is no easy task.

We have continued to pay our employees – without furloughs or layoffs – specifically because we know that for many of our employees their monthly pay is quite literally the difference in survival – or not. Without monthly pay, many of our employees may not be able to afford food, housing, or essential needs. Complicate this situation with chronic mental illness as well as social and emotional challenges, and surviving day-to-day can become overwhelming. Under certain circumstances, this recipe is life threatening.

2. Spread the word: Encourage a friend or family member to join you in creating real impact by sharing what our mission means to you and why you support CHARG. Follow us on Facebook or Instagram, and like/comment/share our #GivingTuesdayNow posts.

3. Donate items (Porch Pick-Up): We also need Clorox wipes or similar cleaning supplies, toilet paper, hand sanitizers, and postage stamps. If you have unopened, unused items that you’d be willing to donate, contact Danelle Herra at dherra@charg.org to schedule a time that we can pick them up from your home if you live in the Denver area.

4. Share your story: Take a little bit of time from the comfort and safety of your home to share your mental health story and/or why CHARG is important to you. We want to share messages of hope, resiliency, and recovery for our community on social media. Complete this online form.

Questions?
Contact Danelle Herra at dherra@charg.org or 909.810.3865.


COVID-19 is an emerging, rapidly evolving situation.

Get the latest public health information from Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) or US Centers for Disease Control (CDC) website.

Resources for Immediate Response

Seeking help is a strength—not a weakness. Text 741741 to talk with a trained crisis counselor at Crisis Text Line—it’s free, confidential, and available all hours. Crisis Text Line provides free, text-based support 24/7.

Contact Rocky Mountain Crisis Partners, Colorado’s free 24/7 resource for in-the-moment Crisis Care. Call the crisis line at 844-493-8255 or text “TALK” to 38255.

If you need assistance finding food, paying for housing bills, accessing free childcare, or other essential services, visit 211.org or dial 211 to speak to someone who can help. Run by the United Way.


Other Tools and Information on Anxiety, Wellness & Mental Health

Taking Care of Your Behavioral Health: TIPS FOR SOCIAL DISTANCING, QUARANTINE, AND ISOLATION DURING AN INFECTIOUS DISEASE OUTBREAK | SAMHSA

Pandemic Panic? These 5 Tips Can Help You Regain Your Calm | NPR

7 science-based strategies to cope with coronavirus anxiety | The Conversation

Mental Health Screening Tools | What is Anxiety? | Anxiety Information and Support | Staying Grounded | Mental Health America

Care for your Coronavirus Anxiety | Shine App

Meditations and Calming Exercises | Calm.Com

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