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Posted on: January 29, 2024

City of Wheat Ridge Investing in Mental Health Resources for the Community

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Spreading mental health awareness and providing resources for the community is an important initiative at the City of Wheat Ridge. The city is investing $400,000 of its American Rescue Plan dollars into Jefferson Center for Mental Health over four years.  

“The partnership with Jefferson Center is a way for the city to support the mental, emotional, and overall well-being of our citizens. Together we will offer information, tools, and resources to help our community thrive,” said City Manager Patrick Goff.  

The investment helps support a community engagement manager at Jefferson Center, professional development courses, Jefferson Center’s overall mission, and presentations specifically designed for the Wheat Ridge community.  

“Through this partnership, the City of Wheat Ridge is making the mental wellness of its residents a priority. We are grateful for this opportunity, and proud to bring important information, resources and tools to support the wellbeing of our shared community,” said Jefferson Center Public Information Officer Stephanie Schiemann. 

The presentations are free to the public and lunch is provided. Advanced registration is required. Presentations will be offered at the Wheat Ridge Recreation Center located at 4005 Kipling St. from 12-1 p.m.  

Mental Health and Wellness Series GraphicSeries Includes:

  • Self-Compassion Friday, February 16 
  • Mindfulness Friday, March 15
  • Finding Joy in Times of Stress Friday, April 19 

Please register in advance for one or all of the programs.   

If you or someone you know is struggling with mental health or thoughts of suicide, please call 988. You can also visit the Jefferson website for additional resources.  

About the City of Wheat RidgeThe City of Wheat Ridge offers a mix of retail/commercial businesses and unique residential neighborhoods with easy access to the Denver metropolitan area. The community of nine square miles is located immediately west of Denver with a population of 33,000 residents. This home rule city was incorporated in 1969, however, its rich heritage extends back to the 1800s.  

About Jefferson Center   
Jefferson Center is a nonprofit, community-focused mental health care and substance use services provider. We offer hope and support to individuals and families who are struggling with mental health and substance use issues. Serving our community is at the core of everything we do. Jefferson Center is an integral part of the communities it serves, understands the needs of communities and has an extensive network of community partnerships and collaborations. Jefferson Center has a variety of programs for people of all ages, from all walks of life. For more information about Jefferson Center, visit

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