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Our Next Chapter Unfolds

A Message from the Executive Director

Hello CHARG Community!

I’m so pleased to be able to say that CHARG Resource Center is finally mobilizing its way out from under the pandemic. We’re starting to see more vaccinated people in-person at CHARG’s Heartland Clinic, and we’re having some crucial conversations about when we will be able to return to normal functions (versus our current limited capacity) at the David Quarton Drop-in Center. Though it’s only been 14-15 months, we have certainly felt the community’s angst and eagerness around putting some normalcy back in play. We’re on the right path!

I also want convey my deepest appreciation for everyone at CHARG for welcoming me and allowing me to lead the organization for the past three years. It has been a special time that I’ve embraced, and I’ve cherished being a part of a thriving community of consumers, staff, and community partners. We’ve faced challenges big and small, and I value all of the team’s effort poured into CHARG’s progress and development.

Having said all of this, I wanted to let you know that I have accepted another position with the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE) within the leadership of WICHE’s Behavioral Health division. This new position will allow me to not only get involved in the advancement of behavioral health initiatives across the western states and territories, but to also bring with me the many lessons and experiences that I’ve gleaned throughout my
career. It will definitely be a challenge, but an adventure that I am grateful to have the opportunity to pursue.

With that I’d like to extend my gratitude for you, the CHARG family and community, and give my continued support and encouragement for the work being done at CHARG Resource Center. I have no doubt that the staff, consumers, and boards will work collectively to bring in new leadership to guide the ship from this point forward. While it feels that we’ve accomplished a great many goals during my tenure, there is still much work to do, people to serve, and a community to cultivate. I’m excited to hear how this next chapter unfolds, and will eagerly watch the evolution that results from this transition. I know that change doesn’t come easy for most of us, but it is a constant that pushes us to be our best and keep our priorities in focus.

All the best, my friends! I look forward to when and where our paths cross again.

Todd Helvig, PhD
Executive Director
CHARG Resource Center

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We’re Hiring!


CHARG Resource Center is a Denver-based mental health clinic and drop-in center providing outpatient services to adults. Services include counseling, case management, skills training, a payee program, recreational activities, medication management, and monitoring of overall health including dental. Peer specialists, therapists and social workers, a psychiatric nurse and a psychiatrist comprise the clinical team.

The Interim Executive Director (IED) will serve as the chief operating officer of CHARG Resource Center. The IED will provide organizational leadership and ongoing administrative, financial, and management oversight while CHARG searches for a permanent Executive Director.

CHARG is poised to enter a new era, building on the strong foundation of a dual-board partnership model and active consumer involvement, the organization will be embarking on a period of exploratory growth and strategic development through an equity lens. The IED will be expected to carry out the day-to-day responsibilities and, if possible, offer insight on policy development, improved systems management, capacity-building and areas for growth.

● Oversee the day-to-day operations of the organization
● Manage external partnerships and working relationships with key stakeholders
● Identify, assess, and inform the Board of Directors of internal and external issues that affect the
● Foster a positive, healthy and safe work environment
● Meet regularly with staff providing support and guidance
● Foster effective teamwork between the Board and the IED and between the IED and staff
● Oversee the implementation of the human resources policies, procedures and practices
● Participate in fundraising activities as appropriate
● Approve expenditures within the authority delegated by the Board
● Work with staff to ensure that sound bookkeeping and accounting procedures are followed
● Administer the funds of the organization according to the approved budget and monitor the
monthly cash flow of the organization
● Work with the Board and staff to maintain and enhance working relationships and collaborative
aligned partnerships with CHARG, funders, and other organizations to help achieve the goals of
the organization

● Excellence in organizational management with the ability to coach staff, manage, and develop
teams, set and achieve strategic objectives, and manage a budget in a dynamic environment
● Track record of building successful partnerships with other organizations and key stakeholders
● Past success working with a Board of Directors with the ability to cultivate existing board member
● Strong written and verbal communication skills; a persuasive and passionate communicator with
excellent interpersonal and multidisciplinary project skills and the ability to engage a wide range
of stakeholders and cultures
● Action-oriented, adaptable, and innovative approach to planning
● Ability to work effectively in collaboration with diverse groups of people
● Must be positive, strengths-based, and inclusive in decision-making

Bonus – someone with experience in the mental health recovery field is highly desirable.

Please send your resume/CV and a cover letter outlining relevant experience and salary expectations to Amanda Kearney-Smith, Board Vice Chair at: – please indicate in the subject line that this is a ‘Application for CHARG Interim Executive Director’ (.) Please NO CALLS!

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: Tuesday, June 15th at 5:00 p.m. MST

Location: Denver, Colorado – this person may work remotely 25-30% of the time but is expected to work
at the Heartland Clinic (709 E 12th Ave) location approximately three days per week
Job Status: Full Time Interim role (temporary position estimated 6-9 months)
Reports to: Board of Directors
Salary: DOE $5,000-$6,250 per month
Benefits: Subject to eligibility requirements, the following employee benefits are currently offered; health insurance and paid time off/sick leave.

CHARG Resource Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination and harassment based on an individual’s’ age, ancestry,color,creed, disability, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, and any other characteristics protected by law. We are working toward a more inclusive and equitable culture at CHARG, while acknowledging we have a long way to go, we seek candidates who embrace diversity, work from a social justice lens and can help guide our organization to be better.

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Barbara’s Impact Story

Barbara Quarton, shares her story of how CHARG has impacted her life, and how she has given back to our CHARG community over the years. She is currently a receptionist at CHARG, one of our board of directors, and an Honorary Council member.

Our Deepest Sympathy


In the wake of the recent tragic event in Boulder, Colorado, CHARG Resource Center extends our deepest sympathy and support to the communities in and around Boulder. Our hearts are with all Coloradans who grieve the losses, and like so many, we understand and feel that pain. Our resources are here for all who could use a community of support as we look towards the resilience and recovery necessary in the weeks, months, and years ahead.

Please know that we are here for you, and that our collective strength cannot be broken.


You can also contact Colorado Crisis Services at 1.844.493.TALK or text “TALK” to 38255.


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Share your art and support mental wellness!

Art of Connection presented by CHARG Resource Center
An online art exhibition during the month of April

Humans are wired to connect, and this connection affects our health. From psychological theories to recent research, there is significant evidence that social support and feeling connected can help people have lower levels of anxiety and depression, and improve overall mental health. Research unfortunately shows that loneliness is on the rise, even before the pandemic started.

In light of the social isolation that many of us have experienced this past year due to COVID-19, our theme this year is the Art of Connection. Being part of a supportive community, and providing opportunities for connections, is what CHARG is all about!


We invite all artists AND non-professional artists who use creative expression to enhance their mental wellness to submit artwork for our event. When you submit your application, share a bit about how your artistic and creative process has connected you to others, or how it has aided in your journey toward mental and emotional well-being (optional).

Make a Transformational Impact
This is a fundraiser for our nonprofit organization. By participating in our art exhibition, your support provides funding for high-impact behavioral health services that empower individuals managing both financial instability and chronic mental illness. Our programs include individual counseling, outpatient psychiatric services, peer support, skills training and an employment program, recreational activities, medication management, support monitoring overall health, and an outreach program for individuals experiencing homelessness.

How to Apply
Complete this online application form by March 23, 2021. PLEASE NOTE: The application deadline was March 23; we are still accepting applications but any submitted artwork after this deadline will not be guaranteed to be on our art show/auction site when it opens April 6.


  1. Application Deadline: March 23, 2021
  2. Media: photography, painting, mixed media, collage, digital, poetry
  3. Maximum Dimensions: 36” x 36”
    • If you have a piece that you’d like to submit that doesn’t quite fit these dimensions, contact us at to request a possible accommodation.
  4. Price of Artwork/Proceeds: This is a fundraising event for CHARG Resource Center; event proceeds fund high-impact, behavioral health services for individuals managing chronic mental illness. We ask all artists to set the price for which they would like to sell their artwork. If the artwork sells, a minimum of 50% of the price will be donated to CHARG, and artist will receive the rest. (Artist can choose to donate between 50-100% of the proceeds).
  5. Exclusions: All submitted artwork will be considered, though there is no guarantee that your artwork will be exhibited. An Events Committee reviews and approves submissions.
  6. Images: Take a picture of your artwork and send to Include your name and the title of the piece in the email.
  7. Promotion: Artist agrees that CHARG Resource Center may use images of the artwork for marketing and promotional purposes. (If an image of your artwork is used, we will credit you along with the photo).
  8. Number of Submissions: An artist may submit up to three artworks. Please submit the form for each piece.

Please Note
Artists will be notified between March 22-31, if their artwork is selected to be displayed. We will offer dates/time to drop-off art at our Heartland Clinic in the Capitol Hill area of Denver (and will work with you if none of the proposed times work). We will take a high-resolution photo for our online bidding system. If your artwork does not sell, we will notify you at the end of April/first part of May and you will be able to pick it back up at that time. ** If artist is able to supply a high-resolution, quality photo of artwork, the piece may not need to be dropped off to CHARG for a picture.**

Learn more here and register today!


Contact Danelle Herra at or 303.830.8805, ext. 104.

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