For the past ﬁfty years, Mental Health Partners has been a proud cornerstone of our community, providing families, and individuals, in Broomﬁeld and Boulder counties comprehensive and compassionate mental health and addiction recovery services We also value our connections with community members, partners and donors through engaging in community activities, such as hosting and attending events, providing expert-level training and participating in other community awareness and educational opportunities. Here is a look back on some of these community connections from 2018.
Thank you to everyone who supported us this past year and we wish you, and your family, a Happy New Year!
Events that focus on our clients are always inspiring and enlightening! Over the holiday season, MHP hosted two client lunches, one for Thanksgiving and one for Christmas, for clients at Ryan Wellness Center. Traditional holiday food was prepared by the talented Chinook Café staff, providing clients a hearty and delicious meal and a chance to spread good cheer.
Additionally, the Ryan Wellness Center once again hosted MHP’s annual Client Holiday Art Show where clients could showcase, and sell, their handmade gifts and items to staff, clients and the public. Susan, a MHP client, sold her handmade jewelry at this year’s show. “I do all kinds of arts and crafts every week…jewelry, soap and Christmas decorations. I like that they call it now ‘art therapy’ because it really is therapy.
In 2018, MHP participated in almost over 500 community events, provided valuable information, resources and education to community groups, individuals and partners. This included tabling at Boulder’s Pride Festival and hosting the monthly Broomﬁeld Chamber of Commerce AfterHours Mixer at our Broomﬁeld Clinic
MHP is always looking for new ways to connect with our community and clients. In 2018, we were excited to welcome Fievel as our new facility dog for our Moving Beyond Trauma program. Thanks to the donors, and Canine Companions for Independence, who helped make this addition possible
Contributions by our generous donors this past year helped support MHP a diverse number of mental health and addiction recovery services programs and initiatives. In 2018, we were excited to celebrate our wonderful donors during the annual MHP Appreciation Luncheon. We also are thankful for donors who contributed to our goal of raising $20,000 for MHP’s Boulder Skyline Traverse Challenge, a 16.3 mile that traverses the ﬁve peaks that top Boulder’s western landscape. This August event raised funds to help launch our new suicide prevention campaign, “Be 1 of 4098”.