• Sagebrush Elementary
    Family Resource Directory

    Aurora and Arapahoe County house a multitude of extra curricular resources for students, parents, and families that attend the Cherry Creek School District, or live within its boundaries. Within this document, you will find the most up-to-date knowledge regarding resources housed within our community to best assist families and students in accessing support in the Denver/Aurora Metro Area.

    This guide contains information regarding resources related to: Employment, Mental Health, Extra Curriculars, Respite Care/After School Care, Parenting, Immigration/Citizenship Information, Housing/Section 8, and Academics/Tutoring.

    If you have any questions or needs, please do not hesitate to reach out to Sagebrush Mental Health and 720-886-8313, or 720-886-8312, or at shea@cherrycreekschools.org or dsironen@cherrycreekschools.org.

    • All health network (Arapahoe/Douglas) and Colorado Crisis Services~ https://coloradocrisisservices.org/ www.allhealthnetwork.org Phone: 303-730-8858 155 Inverness Drive W 1-844-493-TALK (8255) Englewood, Co 80112
      • 24/7 Colorado Mental Health Crisis Response. If you don’t know where to begin getting help with a mental health, substance use or emotional concern for yourself or someone you know—start here. We provide confidential and immediate support, 24/7/365. If you are in crisis or need help dealing with one, call this toll-free number 1-844-493-TALK (8255) or text TALK to 38255 to speak to a trained professional.
    • Angels of Colorado~ https://www.angelsofcolorado.com/ Phone: (720) 747-8228 1276 S Chambers Rd, Aurora, CO 80017 frontoffice@angelsofcolorado.com
      • Angels of Colorado has provided short-term and long-term respite care to families of children and adults with physical and cognitive disabilities. We offer a wide variety of different services and programs to fit your needs. Angels of Colorado serves all of the Denver Metro area and continues to grow in the effort of bringing more programs, services, and support families and their loved ones.
    • Arapahoe/Douglas Works!~ http://www.adworks.org/ Phone: 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. Arapahoe/Douglas Works! serves as a critical resource to connect people and businesses in Arapahoe and Douglas Counties, and throughout the Denver/Aurora metropolitan region. The workforce center offers an array of tools to support local job-seekers, including offering resources and workshops for a self-directed job search, one-on-one employment counseling, and training assistance. We utilize Connecting Colorado, an online database of statewide job openings and registered job-seekers, to facilitate the match between skilled workers and businesses.
    • Arapahoe Mental Health/Health One Behavioral Health and Wellness Center~ 5500 S. Sycamore #301 14100 E. Arapahoe Rd. Ste. 330 Littleton, Co 80120 Centennial, Co 80112 303-797-9346, 303-797-9440 303-269-3304 303-795-6187 Emergency.
      • Multiple agencies across Arapahoe county, providing mental health services and supports to children, teens, adults, and families.
    • Art from Ashes~ https://www.artfromashes.org/ Phone: 303-837-1550
      • Art from Ashes exists to empower struggling youth by providing creative programs that facilitate health and hope through expression, connection, and transformation. Art from Ashes (AfA) uses a nationally-recognized, award-winning curriculum designed to facilitate creative transformation through the power of artistic expression. AfA is the first youth arts agency in Colorado to use a process of creative expression to facilitate personal resiliency and self-determination among high-risk youth age 9 to 24 years old.
    • Aurora Community Connection~ http://www.auroracommunityconnection.com/ Phone: (720) 975-0147 contact@auroracommunityconnection.com
      • Aurora Community Connection offers 20+ programs and services designed to celebrate families’ strengths and respond to community needs, including but not limited to insurance support, adult education, after school tutoring, health programming, and resources and referrals.
    • Aurora Family YMCA~ https://www.denverymca.org/aurora-family-ymca Phone: 720- 274-5759
      • The YMCA operates out of multiple locations in the Aurora area. We provide programing at various HOAs, schools, and at the Southlands Shopping Center. Programs include sports, kids night out, before & after school care, fitness classes and youth programs.
    • Aurora Mental Health Center~ www.Aumhc.org Phone: 303-617-2300 (8-5 pm,)
      • Aurora Mental Health Center is committed to creating healthy and secure communities by providing the least restrictive service that ensures quality, appropriate, and efficient care.
    • Aurora Public Library~ library@auroragov.org Phone: 303-739-6600
      • Today, six library branches, two computer centers in recreation centers provided in collaboration with the Parks, Recreation and Open Space department and one Smart Locker serve Aurora's more than 330,000 residents, providing access not only to hard-copy books and periodicals, but the Internet, online databases, job resources, homework assistance, DVDs, CDs, plus online books and media.
    • Aurora Youth Options~ http://www.aurorayouthoptions.org/ Phone: 303-617-2660
      • Navigation of Community Resources, Mentoring, Tutoring, Substance Use Prevention and Youth Leadership.
    • Boys and Girls Club of Metro Denver~ https://www.bgcmd.org/ Phone: 303-892-9200
      • To empower every Club member, through safe and impactful experiences, to: graduate high school with a plan for college or career, contribute to their community and live a healthy life.
    • CCSD Parent Academy~ Meena Sheehan, CCSD Wellness Office, 720-554-4247 msheehan4@cherrycreekschools.org
      • To provide education, awareness and support that empowers parents, promotes resiliency and positively impacts the social-emotional development of our children. All CCSD Parent Academy classes are facilitated by trained mental health and counseling professionals from Cherry Creek Schools and are designed to pro­vide parents with a range of proven-effec­tive approaches in a supportive environ­ment. Classes are partially subsidized through the CCSD Wellness Office. Free childcare is available on a lim­ited basis.
    • Children’s Hospital, Anschutz Medical Campus, Pediatric Mental Health Institute~ www.childrenscolorado.org/doctors-anddepartments/departments/psych/ Phone: 720-777-6200; M-F, 8am-6pm 13123 E. 16th Ave., Aurora 80045
      • Provides mental health services to children, adolescents and their families.
    • City of Aurora Services~ https://www.auroragov.org/things_to_do/events
      • The city of Aurora offers free events, music, and arts shows, and cultural activities for children, adults, and families of all ages. https://www.auroragov.org/
    • Club Z Tutoring~ https://clubztutoring.com/aurora/ Phone: 303-399-2582
      • Our office provides in home and online tutoring services in the following locations including Aurora, Green Valley Ranch, Montbello, Adams County, and Arapahoe County in Colorado.
    • Colorado Safe2Tell ~ safe2tellco.org Phone: 1-877-542-7233
      • Report Tips and Safety Concerns using the 24/7 anonymous reporting tool through text or phone call.
    • Denver Center for the Performing Arts~ https://www.denvercenter.org/education/child-teen-acting-classes/ Phone: 893.4000
      • For eager students as young as three to high schoolers taking the first step towards a theatre career, our classes fuel creativity and reinforce the tools to help all skill levels improve and develop their craft.
    • Families First~ Families First Support Line 877-695-7996 (English) Consejos para Familias 866-527-3264 (Spanish) http://www.familiesfirstcolorado.org/
      • To prevent the abuse and neglect of children by providing education, family support, and treatment. Families First is guided by what is in the best interest of children. We believe children thrive in enduring and safe relationships with adults and are entitled to a place in a healthy, nurturing family. We build on existing strengths in children and parents and believe that parenting is a lifelong learning process. Families First acknowledges and respects cultural and individual differences. We are the "go to" for parents. If you're parenting a child, we're here to help.
    • Food Bank of the Rockies~ https://www.foodbankrockies.org/ 303-371-9250, 877-460-8504 (toll-free)
      • We help families thrive by efficiently procuring and distributing food and essentials to the hungry through our programs and partner agencies.
    • Highlands Behavioral Health System~www.highlandsbhs.com Phone: 720-348-2805 (intake) 8565 S. Poplar Way, Littleton 80130
      • 24/7 mental health assessments; walk-ins welcome. The facility is open for admission 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Confidential level of care assessments are provided at no charge. Walk-ins are welcome, however scheduled appointments are preferred.
    • Housing Authority of the City of Aurora~ https://www.aurorahousing.org/
      • AHA is committed to providing safe, decent, affordable housing to our community and proudly serves many different groups including: Working families, single parents, disabled residents, seniors, homeless community members, and veterans. AHA owns and manages more than 680 rental units, composed of low income and income restricted units, section 8 units, and rental units. AHA currently administers 1,197 HUD Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers (including 75 VASH and 50 FUP) and an average of 357 portable vouchers with an annual value to the community of over $15.2 million. This program allows renters to bridge the gap between normal rent and their ability to pay.
    • Junior Achievement- Rocky Mountain~ https://www.jacolorado.org/ Phone:303-534-JAJA (5252)
      • To prepare young people to thrive in the 21st century workplace and global economy by inspiring a passion in free enterprise and entrepreneurship, and instilling an understanding of personal financial literacy. We will strengthen our state’s competitiveness by bringing together the region’s largest and best trained force of passionate volunteers to teach and inspire generations of young people to be financially literate, self-sufficient, and have a shared culture of optimism, zeal and enterprise.
    • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline~ Phone: 800-273-8255 (TALK)
      • 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones.
    • Parent Information Network~ https://www.pinccsd.org/ Email: pin@friendsofccsd.org
      • PIN’s mission is to provide informative local and national speakers on topics relevant to current parenting and youth-related issues and to provide a forum for parents to connect and create a caring community.
    • Safe Families~ https://denver.safe-families.org/ Phone: 303-209-8475
      • Safe Families for Children is a movement fueled by compassion to keep children safe and families intact. Through Host Families, Family Friends, and Family Coaches, we temporarily host children and provide a network of support to families in crisis while they get back on their feet.
    • Youth Sports of Aurora~ https://www.auroragov.org/things_to_do/recreation___sports_programs/youth_sports Phone: 303-739-7000.
      • The city of Aurora Youth Sports office provides quality youth sports camps and leagues for ages 3 to 18. Recreational leagues prepare kids with the fundamentals of each sport and teach good sportsmanship and teamwork.

    Last Updated: August 2019

Last Modified on August 6, 2020