Public Safety & Health Resources

The City of Centennial hosted two public meetings to discuss and develop a Community Value Statement. The goal was to support the efforts already undertaken by our school districts and others to be an inclusive and supportive community. These meetings were held on Nov. 28, 2017 and Jan. 30, 2018. Over 70 stakeholders were invited, representing students, parents, teachers and school administrators; members of the mental health community, faith community, seniors, public safety, City Council and staff.

Together, the following statement was crafted:

In Centennial, we value kindness, integrity and diversity in order to build a strong, unified and inclusive community in which all citizens feel welcome and safe. In Centennial, we value protecting the community’s physical and emotional wellbeing. The City of Centennial is committed to upholding, demonstrating and living these values and takes pride in this statement.

The safety and health of our community is strengthened by the mental and physical wellbeing of all of our residents. Below is a compilation of resources available to the Centennial community in the areas of public safety and health.

*Please note: This is not a comprehensive list of all resources in Centennial.

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Public Safety 

Arapahoe County Adult Protection

Abuse / Neglect Hotline: 303.636.1750

The Adult Protection Services Division serves vulnerable adults who are victims or at-risk of abuse, neglect, self-neglect or financial exploitation. This Division serves individuals age 18 and older who lack sufficient understanding or capacity to make or communicate responsible decisions concerning their affairs, or are unable to perform or obtain services necessary for their health, safety or welfare. If you have concerns that an elderly or at-risk adult is being mistreated or is self-neglecting, please call the 24/7 hotline at 303-636-1750. Your report is anonymous and confidential.

 

Arapahoe County Child Protection

Abuse / Neglect Hotline: 303.636.1750 or 1.844.CO.4.KIDS

The Child Protection Services Division receives reports of child abuse and neglect and works with families to identify and resolve concerns for children’s safety and wellbeing. If you believe a child is in immediate danger, please call 9-1-1. If you have concerns that a child is being abused or neglected but is not in immediate danger, please call our 24/7 hotline at 303-636-1750 or the statewide hotline at 1-844-CO-4-KIDS. Your report is anonymous and confidential.

 

Arapahoe County Sheriff's Office
Non-Emergency Dispatch: 303.795.4711
Emergency: 911
Headquarters: 720.874.3600
Detentions: 720.874.3500

The City of Centennial contracts with the Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office (ACSO) for law enforcement services. The ACSO is committed to quality service with an emphasis on integrity, professionalism, and community spirit. The ACSO has earned multiple accreditations and was awarded with the National Sheriff’s Association Triple Crown Award, which goes only to agencies that have received accreditation with the American Correctional Association (ACA), the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA), and the National Commission on Correctional Health Care (NCCHC). The Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office received the Triple Crown Award again in 2017. It is the second agency in the country to receive this designation under three different sheriffs.

 

Arapahoe County Sheriff's Office Victim Assistance Program

720.874.4038

The Victim Assistance Program is dedicated to providing help to citizens who have been victimized or otherwise traumatized within our community. They provide support and assistance with emotional needs to the victims and their families following a traumatic event. Program members serve as liaison between the victim and the people who are charged with the responsibility of investigating the scene (deputies, investigators or other emergency personnel). If you would like to talk to someone about your victimization, call the Victim Assistance Program at 720-874-4038 for a referral.

 

The Blue Bench – Sexual Assault Assistance

24/7 Hotline: 303.322.7273

The Blue Bench is a community resource to help survivors of sexual assault and abuse to healing no matter when the incident occurred. We provide individual and group therapy including yoga and art programs, case management and more to survivors age 13 or older.

 

Cherry Creek Schools - Bullying Prevention

Bullying includes actions such as making threats, spreading rumors, attacking someone physically or verbally, and excluding someone from a group on purpose. In Cherry Creek Schools, we take a proactive approach to preventing bullying by educating students and parents about how to recognize the signs of bullying and how to take action to prevent or stop it from happening.

 

Douglas Arapahoe Suicide Prevention Alliance

1.800.273.TALK (8255)

The Douglas Arapahoe Suicide Prevention Alliance (DASPA) is a coalition of organizations representing mental health providers, law enforcement agencies, coroner offices, school districts, fire rescue departments, hospitals, private citizens and faith communities for preventing suicide in Douglas and Arapahoe Counties, Colorado. “Aiming for Zero” is DASPA’s commitment to eliminating suicides in Douglas and Arapahoe Counties. To learn more about DASPA and what you can do to save a life contact our Vice Chair Jon Larson at jonlar0316@comcast.net.

 

Families First Colorado

1.877.695.7996

Families First provides services which strengthen families and protect children from the cycle of child abuse and neglect. Their vision is a community that welcomes the responsibility to nurture children and strengthen families.

 

Gateway Domestic Violence Services

303.343.1851

Gateway offers counseling, residential care and court advocacy services for domestic violence victims in Arapahoe County, with the mission to prevent and eliminate partner violence and to empower people for social transformation.

 

Littleton Public Schools - Social, Emotional & Behavioral Services

Littleton Public Schools is committed to helping all students develop strong social and emotional skills.  This includes building a strong multi-tiered system of support in every school. View information on the various programs, initiatives and procedures supported by the Social, Emotional and Behavior Services Department.

 

Project Safeguard

303.799.3977

Project Safeguard is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing safety planning, legal advocacy, and direct court support to victims of domestic violence and abuse, ensuring their safety and survival.

 

safe2Tell Colorado

1.877.542.7233

Anonymously report anything that concerns or threatens you, your friends, your family or your community. Safe2Tell was founded on the idea that prevention and early intervention is the key to preventing violence and saving lives. The guiding principles of this safety and prevention initiative model include educating young people and school staff on critical issues; encouraging them to play a role in prevention; equipping them with a tangible direct way to report anonymously, while empowering them to make a difference.

 

Score A Friend

Score a Friend focuses on inspiring, educating, and activating a new generation of youth leaders to advocate for and transform their schools and communities into environments of authentic social inclusion to create opportunities for research and development, jobs, housing, and resources for a new generation. These youth-led clubs grow opportunities for youth of all abilities to open up their worlds, face fears, break boundaries, and experience exploration, new challenges, possibilities, and camaraderie. Additional resources include Buddies Programs, Unified Elective Courses and Unified Booster Clubs.

 

South Suburban Parks and Recreation District (SSPRD)

303.798.5131                      

South Suburban Park and Recreation District (SSPRD) is a regional provider of parks and recreation services for six municipalities south of Denver, including Littleton, Lone Tree, Sheridan, Columbine Valley, Bow Mar, western Centennial and portions of unincorporated Jefferson, Douglas and Arapahoe counties. SSPRD’s mission is to foster healthy living through stewardship of the environment, parks, trails and open space and by providing recreational services and programs. SSPRD offers several programs and classes that promote public safety, including Community First Aid, CPR and AED Training, Women’s Self Defense Workshops, an AARP Smart Driver Course, Quarterly Blood Screenings, year-round swim lessons for all ages, and more. Learn more online at SSPRD's Catalog

 

 

Mental Health 

Adolescent Behavioral Health Program - The Medical Center of Aurora

844.556.2012

The Adolescent Behavioral Health Program is committed to providing short-term behavioral health treatment services for adults and seniors, and offers the same, high quality level of care for adolescents between the ages of 11 – 17. Our physician-led, interdisciplinary treatment team of individual/family therapists, behaviorists, social workers, music therapists, recreational therapists, and psychiatric nurses have developed programs that integrate approaches supported by evidence-based cognitive and dialectical behavioral health treatment therapies resulting in a teenage mental health treatment plan that extends into everyday life long beyond the point when treatment ends. 

 

American Psychiatric Association

202.559.3900

The American Psychiatric Association is an organization of psychiatrists working together to ensure humane care and effective treatment for all persons with mental illness, including substance use disorders. Clinical resources, publications, news and advocacy, and relevant information on mental illness are available from this national association.

 

Arapahoe/Douglas Mental Health

Info & Appointments: 303.730.8858
24/7 Crisis Intervention: 303.730.3303

AllHealth Network provides professional, culturally- inclusive mental health and substance abuse services, including outpatient services such as individual, family, marital and group counseling and psychiatry. AllHealth Network is responsible for mental health programs serving residents of Arapahoe County (not including the City of Aurora) and Douglas County. Many programs are open to residents outside this area, including the insurance-only Turning Points, A Counseling and Psychiatric Practice.

 

Aurora Mental Health Center

303.617.2300

Free, professional help by phone, 24/7, for any mental health and substance abuse issues, including those involving suicide.

 

Aurora Strong Resilience Center

303.739.1580

The Aurora Strong Resilience Center serves those trying to cope with traumatic stress. The Center provides a licensed Mental Health Therapist five days a week. The Center is open Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Tuesday and Thursdays from noon – 8 p.m. and every Saturday from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

 

Colorado Crisis Services

844.493.TALK (8255) or Text TALK to 38255

Colorado Crisis Services provides confidential and immediate help for any mental health, substance use, or emotional concern, 24/7/365. Call 844-493-TALK (8255) or text TALK to 38255 to speak with a trained professional who will provide immediate support and connect you, or someone you know, to further resources. You can also visit www.ColoradoCrisisServices.org to find the walk-in location nearest you.

 

Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment – Suicide Information and Prevention Website

Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1.800.273.TALK (8255)
Colorado Crisis & Support Line: 1.844.493.TALK (8255)

Suicide and prevention site offers phone numbers for both suicide prevention lifeline and the Colorado Crisis and Support Line, which connects you to skilled, trained counselor in your area 24/7.

 

Grace Counseling

720.489.8555

Grace Counseling is a full-service family counseling agency that helps people of all ages with counseling, medication, and testing. Counseling services include marriage counseling and a variety of diverse specializations for children, adolescents, adults, and seniors.

 

IMAGINE Clinic - LGBTQ Mental Health Clinic

303.724.1000

The goal of the UCHealth LGBTQ Mental Health Clinic at University of Colorado Hospital is to provide informed, compassionate mental health care for all members of the LGBTQ community in a safe and accepting environment.  

 

Juvenile Assessment Center (JAC)

720.213.1320

The 18th Judicial District Juvenile Assessment Center (JAC) is a nonprofit organization that provides free assessment services for at-risk youth in need of intervention. This community-based program focuses on intervention, comprehensive assessments, and improving access to appropriate services. JAC provides positive alternatives to youth and their families.

 

Man Therapy

1.800.273.TALK (8255)

Man Therapy® is designed to help men deal with issues like depression, anxiety, anger and suicidal thoughts. Working aged men (25-54 years old) account for the largest number of suicide deaths in the U.S. Man Therapy is also a resource for loved ones and their friends.

 

Mental Health America

1.800.273.TALK (8255) or Text MHA to 741741

Mental Health America (MHA) – founded in 1909 – is the nation's leading community-based nonprofit dedicated to promoting mental health as a critical part of overall wellness, including prevention services for all, early identification and intervention for those at risk, integrated care, services, and supports for those who need it, with recovery as the goal. The majority of MHA’s current work is guided by the Before Stage 4 (B4Stage4) philosophy – that mental health conditions should be treated long before they reach the most critical points in the disease process.

 

Mental Health Colorado

720.208.2220

Mental Health Colorado (MHC) addresses the full range of mental health issues in Colorado. The association strives to improve diagnosis, care and treatment for people of all ages. MHC engages with policymakers, providers, the public, and the press to promote early intervention, expand access to affordable services, and eradicate stigma and discrimination. Our efforts range from the Capitol to the classroom.

 

MentalHealth,gov

1.800.273.TALK (8255)

MentalHealth.gov provides one-stop access to U.S. government mental health and mental health problems information. MentalHealth.gov aims to educate and guide: The general public; Health and emergency preparedness professionals; Policy makers; Government and business leaders; School systems; and Local communities.

 

National Alliance on Mental Illness

800.950.6264

The mission of NAMI Arapahoe/Douglas Counties is to build a community of recovery and hope by educating, supporting and advocating for individuals and their families affected by mental illness. Resources available include educational programs, mental health advocacy, a toll free HelpLine, and several awareness events and activities.

 

The Second Wind Fund

General Information: 720.962.0706
24 Hour Crisis Support: 1.844.493.TALK (8255)

Second Wind Fund believes that every child and youth at risk of suicide should have access to the mental health treatment they need. They match children and youth at risk for suicide with licensed therapists in their communities. If a financial or social barrier to treatment is present, we pay for up to 12 sessions of therapy from one of our specialized network providers.

 

South Suburban Parks & Recreation District (SSPRD)

303.798.5131                      

South Suburban Park and Recreation District (SSPRD) offers several programs and classes for improving mental health, including Couples Workshops, an Essential Oils for Relaxation class, Dementia Caregiver Support Groups, a variety of art, meditation and mindfulness classes, and more. SSPRD prioritizes wellness by offering close-to-home and affordable indoor and outdoor recreation opportunities to a diverse community. Learn more online at SSPRD's Catalog

 

The Trevor Project

1.866.488.7386

The Trevor Project is a national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) young people ages 13–24. The Trevor Project offers a 24/7 phone lifeline for LGBTQ youth in crisis, crisis services via chat and text, as well as TrevorSpace, an online social networking platform for LGBTQ youth. The Trevor Project also provides educational resources, research and social advocacy programs.

 

Veterans Crisis Hotline

1.800.273.TALK (8255) and Press 1 or Send a text message to 838255

The Veterans Crisis Line is a toll-free, confidential resource that connects Veterans in crisis and their families and friends with qualified, caring VA responders. Veterans and their loved ones may call 1-800-273-8255 and Press 1, chat online at www.VeteransCrisisLine.net, or send a text message to 838255 to receive free, confidential support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year, even if they are not registered with VA or enrolled in VA health care. VA also provides support for Service members through the Military Crisis Line. Service members and their families and friends may call and text the Veterans Crisis Line numbers and can chat online at the Military Crisis Line website.

 

 

Physical Health

Arapahoe Park and Recreation District (APRD)

303.269.8400    

The Arapahoe Park and Recreation District (APRD) is a relatively young park district, but growing along with residential development. The District has developed 22 parks, 15 miles of trails, the Trails Recreation Center, Lookout Park and Pool and the APRD Skate Park. It also maintains over 300 acres of natural areas. The District shares elementary school play fields under a joint-use agreement with Cherry Creek School District at nine in-district elementary school locations. 

 

South Suburban Park and Recreation Department (SSPRD)

303.798.5131    

SSPRD offers several opportunities for improving physical health, including aquatics and learn to swim classes, golf, dance classes, including line dancing; yoga, weight training, free equipment orientations, a variety of sports programs and leagues, camps, martial arts, specialty fitness classes, Tai Chi and Yoga for Older Adults, Functional Motion, race series, adaptive recreational programs for individuals with disabilities, and more. Learn more online at SSPRD's Catalog.

 


 

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Arab American Institute

202.429.9210

The Arab American Institute (AAI) is a non-profit, nonpartisan national leadership organization created to nurture and encourage the direct participation of Arab Americans in political and civic life in the United States.

 

Angel Eyes - Child Loss Awareness

303.320.7771

Angel Eyes provides bereavement support to families whose lives have been impacted by the sudden, unexpected death of an infant or toddler, including SIDS, SUID, SUDC, miscarriage and stillbirth loss. Free professional bereavement counseling, a support group, peer connections, and community referrals are offered to those who are grieving. Angel Eyes helps those grieving get through the trauma, redefine who they are and find the path to recovery. Angel Eyes does not provide bereavement services where there is parental involvement in the criminal justice system (e.g., homicides, assault, criminal neglect) as a result of the death. In addition to the bereavement services, Angel Eyes also provides a comprehensive array of risk reduction and awareness services concerning sudden, unexpected infant and toddler death. 

 

Arapahoe County Senior Resources Division

303.738.8080

The Arapahoe County Senior Resource Division offers several resources for seniors, including chore services, homemaker programs, transportation, and assistance for veterans. 

 

Arapahoe/Douglas Works! Workforce Center

303.636.1160

Arapahoe/Douglas Works! Workforce Center is a member of the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment’s statewide network of workforce centers, which provide a variety of no-cost services to job seekers and businesses. 
The workforce center offers an array of tools to support local job-seekers, including resources and workshops for a self-directed job search, one-on-one employment counseling, and training assistance. Connecting Colorado, an online database of statewide job openings and registered job-seekers, is available to facilitate the match between skilled workers and businesses. 
Arapahoe/Douglas Works! offers free workforce development services to businesses in the metro Denver area, to ensure the region remains economically competitive and boasts an adequately skilled workforce for the future.  The Workforce Center is guided by a Workforce Investment Board comprised of local community members.

 

Arapahoe Libraries

303.542.7279

Arapahoe Libraries serves more than 250,000 people at eight library locations and a library within the Arapahoe County detention center. It brings the library to the community through daycare, school and business visits and even has a Library on Wheels that visits apartment buildings, assisted living centers, area businesses, schools and local events. Arapahoe Libraries offers book clubs, workshops, genealogy resources, computer classes, walking groups, and more. 

 

Asian Pacific Development Center

303.923.2920

Asian Pacific Development Center is a provider of, and advocate for, the whole-person and whole community health of Asian American, Native Hawaiian, Pacific Islander, immigrant, and refugee communities. APDC predominantly serves members of these communities through the main office in Aurora and satellite offices through the Metro-Denver area. Resources include behavioral health and medical services, adult education, victim assistance services, youth leadership programs, interpretation and translations services and more. 

 

Centennial 101

303.325.8000

Centennial 101 is an interactive seven-week program to discover how our City works. In just 7 weeks, participants will be involved in fun and engaging lessons while learning how Centennial is unique and finding opportunities to get more involved in our community. Centennial 101 is also an opportunity for us to learn from you. What are your priorities for improving the quality of life for all in Centennial? What do you care about? What are your ideas? We want to know. We will also encourage graduates to serve on one of the City's boards and commissions, where volunteers like you work to improve our community. Enrollment is limited to 30 participants and attendance at all seven sessions is highly encouraged. 

 

Centennial Active Seniors

303.325.8000

The Centennial Senior Commission offers a series of FREE programs for seniors in our community. Programs focus on a variety of subjects, including caregiving, fraud protection, fun historical speakers and more. 

 

Centennial Community Events

303.325.8000

Centennial offers a variety of free community events throughout the year at the award-winning Centennial Center Park, located at 13050 E. Peakview Avenue. 

 

Centennial People's Art Gallery

303.325.8000

The Centennial People’s Art Gallery is a space in the Centennial Civic Center dedicated to the display and appreciation of art from the Centennial community. Applications are available every August. 

 

Centennial Senior Commission

303.325.8000

The City of Centennial values senior citizens and benefits from having an open forum for seniors to discuss issues affecting them. Since 2010, the Centennial Senior Commission has encouraged older adults' involvement in community issues by, among other things:
•    Advising the City Council on matters affecting seniors;
•    Serving as a forum for the expression of ideas, needs, concerns and goals relating to community issues, particularly as they may affect seniors;
•    Offering hands-on experience and learning by and for seniors of our community;
•    Enlisting community-wide participation in resolving senior concerns; and
•    Providing senior opportunities to participate with other citizens in activities and programs that benefit all of the citizens of Centennial.
Applications for the Senior Commission are available every June. 

 

Centennial Youth Commission

303.325.8000

The Centennial Youth Commission was formed by City Council in July 2003 to provide a voice for the City’s youth. The Commission is composed of eleven teens from the City of Centennial, ranging in age from 13 to 18. The Youth Commission meets twice a month and participates in City-wide events, develops community programs, performs community service projects and participates in the policy-making process. This year the Commission has been very busy in the Centennial community. The Centennial Youth Commission meets on the second and fourth Thursdays of every month. Meetings begin at 7 p.m. at the Centennial Civic Center. Applications for the Youth Commission are available every August. 

 

The Center for African American Health

303.355.3423

The Center for African American Health is dedicated to improving the health and wellbeing of the African-American community. It provides culturally-sensitive health education and health promotion programs to African-Americans living in the metro Denver area.

 

Colorado Minority Business Office

303.892.3840

The Minority Business Office (MBO), located within the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade, is dedicated to advancing the efforts of Colorado’s minority and women-owned businesses. 

 

Denver Indian Center

303.936.2688

Denver Indian Center's mission is to empower Native youth, families, and community through self-determination, cultural identity, and education.

 

HEARTBEAT of Southeast Littleton - Suicide Survivor Support Group

Carol: 720.328.9229, Shelly: 303.378.5028, Lisa: 303.697.6984

HEARTBEAT is a group for mutual support of those who have lost a loved one through suicide and is facilitated through the efforts of volunteers who have also lost loved ones to suicide. Meeting are at 7 p.m. on the second Thursday of every month at Littleton Adventist Hospital, located 7700 S. Broadway, Littleton, CO, 80122. HEARTBEAT is affiliated with the American Association of Suicidology, a national organization of mental health professionals and non-professionals who combine efforts toward the study and reduction of human self-destruction. 

 

Resources for Older Adults

303.866.5563

The Colorado Department of Human Services and the State Unit on Aging offer several resources for older adults, including Adult Protective Services, aging and disability resources, Veterans Community Living Centers and more. 

 

Servicios de La Raza

303.458.5851

Servicios de La Raza’s mission is to provide and advocate for culturally responsive, essential human services and opportunities. Resources range from HIV/AIDS support, education and employment programs, youth support, assistance for victims of domestic violence, emergency and mental health services.

 

South Suburban Park and Recreation District (SSPRD)

303.798.5131    

SSPRD offers several community programs and classes, including art classes, recreational and sports programs and leagues, educational classes like Lunch and Learns; Heal your Feet, which offers foot massage and reflexology; camps, race series, Touch-A-Truck events, concerts, free yoga in the park series, Yappy Hour (where dogs rule the Holly Pool!), concerts, and more. Tots through seniors can engage in a variety of programs to help expand their mind, build strong bodies, and make meaningful connections. Licensed preschools at two recreation centers; a robust summer camp program and day camps when school is not in session for kids up to age 14 are offered. Additionally, SSPRD’s Youth Commission gives teens an opportunity to volunteer in the community and learn about the parks and recreation industry. Everything from ballet and tap, arts and crafts, pottery, yoga, hip hop dance and youth theater, plus year-round swim lessons are available for the younger set. Our Active Adults program offers programs for those 55+ to connect with peers through monthly Lunch and Learn programs. Programs at Goodson Recreation Center include Line Dance, Low Vision and Dementia Caregiver Support Groups and Heal Your Feet, which provides foot massage and reflexology. The Active Adults Trips and Tours program includes hikes and visits to local museums, art galleries, theaters and more. South Suburban’s free Healthy Living Expo showcases local health and wellness resources. Learn more online at SSPRD's Catalog.

 

 

 

 

 

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13133 East Arapahoe Road
Centennial, CO  80112

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