Denver Health School Based Health Centers
Denver Health’s School-based Health Centers (SBHC) form a large network of health centers located inside Denver Public School (DPS) campuses that serve any DPS student as well as children enrolled in DPS-affiliated Early Childhood Education programs at no charge to families. Click here for locations and more information.
DPS Office of Family and Community Engagement
The Office of Family and Community Engagement (FACE) fosters a school community that is educated, engaged, and empowered to share the responsibility in creating thriving schools where every child succeeds. We believe that family and community involvement is critical to the success of every student and that students with engaged families are more likely to succeed academically. Find more information about community forums, Superintendent parent forums, resource fairs, financial counseling and more on the Family and Community Engagement site here.
Boys and Girls Club
The Vickers Boys & Girls Club, located at 3333 Holly Street, is now accepting registrations for kids ages 6-18. Representatives from the Boys & Girls Club presented to McAuliffe students and shared all the club programs and resources they provide, including the following:
- sports and fitness
- reading and education
- tech and science
- college and career help
- fun games
- dinner and snack
For more information, visit www.bgcmd.org or call 303-321-0340. You may also contact club representative Jason Torrez at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dahlia Campus for Health and Well-Being
Dahlia Campus for Health and Well-Being, located at 3401 Eudora Street, opened on January 5, 2016. Dahlia Campus will provide a place for community members to connect with their neighbors, learn new skills and find supports needed to increase their health and well-being. The hours are Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 8am-5pm and Tuesday and Thursday 8am-7pm. There are activities that will take place outside of these hours. You are invited to visit this community center that emphasizes programs and services to encourage people to live well and feel good. Dahlia Campus includes a preschool, pediatric dental clinic, day treatment program, community farm and greenhouse, mental health services and will include community programs such as gardening, yoga, tai chi, parenting classes, support groups, and much more. You do NOT need to be a mental health client to enjoy the resources offered at Dahlia Campus. Additionally if you need space to host programs and meetings, Dahlia Campus has spaces available for community use. The Campus includes a community room (capacity 57), teaching kitchen (capacity 33), and gym (capacity 152) that are available for individuals and organizations who promote and encourage well-being.
Safe Families – Support for Families in Crisis
When families are experiencing social isolation and a crisis arises, they often have no one to turn to – leaving children at risk of abuse and neglect and many other adverse outcomes. Safe Families for Children (SFFC) surrounds families in crisis with caring, compassionate community by recruiting, vetting, training and supporting volunteers who come alongside struggling parents through hosting children and youth, coaching, and friendship – giving parents the time and space they need to get back on their feet. The mission of SFFC is to keep children safe, strengthen and support parents, and to keep families together while working to build strong, healthy families and communities.
Safe Families for Children is now accepting volunteer applications and taking referrals in the Denver Metro area: 303-209-8475 www.safe-families.org.