Mental Health

We are deeply committed to and invested in providing the best ongoing mental health support to our members and staff.

Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Denver has a team of full-time mental health professionals to support the mental health needs of kids in our community. Each of our 25 Clubs has a mental health team member present multiple times each week to facilitate individual connection sessions and small social-emotional learning groups that support a wide range of mental health needs.

Read about our award-winning Mental Health team here.

Community Resources for Families in Metro Denver

When crisis strikes, having access to reliable support and resources is more critical than ever. These moments can be overwhelming and difficult to navigate. Whether you are dealing with emotional distress or any other pressing issue, this flyer aims to connect you with the assistance and guidance you need.

Linked below is a list of resources designed specifically for families facing crisis situations.

Across all Clubs, 93% of surveyed Club members reported feeling better because of the support they received from the mental health team member at their Club.

Mental Health Highlights

  • In 2023 Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Denver was named the winner of Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s Trauma-Informed Practice Honor Award
  • We have a full-time staff of mental health professionals to support our kids and staff 
  • During the 2022-203 school year, 1,623 one-on-one case management sessions  and 1,324 Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) group sessions were provided by the Mental Health team, indicating knowledge-building in emotion regulation and stress management
  • Each week, every Club receives an onsite visit from a social worker, who facilitates individual connection sessions and small social-emotional learning groups that support a wide range of mental and behavioral health needs. 
  • When appropriate, our mental health professionals provide referrals to specialists, acute care, and additional resources 

Mental Health Programs

Social-Emotional Learning Groups 

Our mental health team facilitates small, social-emotional learning (SEL) groups that serve as safe spaces where kids practice navigating big emotions, conflict resolution, and skills necessary for being a good friend.  

Individual Support  

Social workers work one-on-one with members to support a variety of mental health needs, from navigating common struggles of growing up to coping with depression and more severe mental health challenges.  


Our connections with local mental health organizations and clinicians allow us to make timely referrals when needed, connecting you and your child to the resources you need.  


Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Denver partners with other mental health organizations, including The Crown Institute, Hazel Health, and the University of Denver Social Work department, to serve kids and families in our communities. We’re proud to provide consistent services to thousands of kids a year and connect them with more targeted support when they need it. 

Mental health support is just one part of our holistic Club experience. Join today to access sports, academic enrichment, daily meals and snacks, support, and more!