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Colorado Gives Day 2021 — Support CHARG Today

We have a Match Donor! Double Your Impact

Colorado Gives Day is just around the corner. Colorado’s largest day of giving takes place on Tuesday, December 7th. On this day, thousands of people come together to support Colorado nonprofits like CHARG Resource Center.

This year we have a $5,000 match thanks to Betty Bona & Philip Pearlman! Please help us unlock these funds and double the impact of your dollars by scheduling your donation today for Colorado Gives Day.

When you donate to CHARG, you transform lives by helping us continue providing personalized, respectful, and supportive mental health services that have a high-impact on the quality of life for our members.


“Before coming to CHARG, I was admitted to the hospital nearly every two weeksh. After switching to CHARG for my mental health treatment, and for the last twenty years of being part of this supportive community — I’ve only been hospitalized twice.”

– CHARG receptionist & board member



Raine started coming to CHARG Resource Center in 2019, when she was experiencing severe emotional distress and looking for help. CHARG clinicians listened to her history, spent time developing an individualized treatment plan and, in her words, saved her life.

Listen to Raine’s story of heartache, resiliency, personalized health care, and hope to learn more about how your support of CHARG saves lives. 

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Introducing our Interim Executive Director

Please Welcome Jim Goebelbecker, Interim ED

After a brief Interim Executive Director search, we were fortunate to find Jim Goebelbecker! Jim is a leadership coach and has an M.B.A. and Ph.D. in Organizational Development, which he’s utilized in a variety of roles from finance, to business technology, CEO/COO positions at large nonprofits, and most recently as CEO at Denver Kids, Inc. Currently, Jim sits on the Executive Board of Social Venture Partners Denver. He started in his role with CHARG this July.

Working alongside Jim, the joint Board of Directors plans to launch a permanent Executive Director search late this year. This process will include a needs assessment and input from our partners and clients — we hope you will participate! More information on how to get involved will be forthcoming. In the meantime, we will work together to serve our CHARG members and elevate our impact in the Denver community.

Thank you for continuing to support CHARG!

Brooke Powers
HEART Board Chair

P.S. You can contact Jim directly at or 303-830-8805 ext. 102.

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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.

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