Aurora Mental Health Center is committed to creating healthy and secure communities by providing the least restrictive services that ensure quality, appropriate, and efficient care.
In 1975, Aurora Mental Health Center was founded by a group of concerned Aurora residents determined to bring mental health services to their community. The center is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation, and, since its inception, has since grown to more than 470 regular and part time employees and, at present, is a $46 million organization.
Annually, services are provided to more than 20,555 people, regardless of their ability to pay. AuMHC is state-licensed to provide mental health and substance abuse services. These services are provided by 29 specialty clinics, located in twelve counseling and specialized service centers, eight residential facilities, two county departments of human services, at two county jails, at the Colorado Department of Corrections and several district courts, in homes and foster homes, in public schools, and at other community locations.
The Center's dedicated mental health professionals develop and advance innovative programs that enhance the lives of thousands of children, teens, adults, couples, and families every year. We believe that everyone should be given the chance to live their life to the fullest.
The Center has been recognized for excellence many times. Recent accomplishments include; winning the 2010 Eli Lilly Award for Clinical Medicine; winning the annual, national, Alfred P. Sloan Award for Excellence in Workplace Effectiveness and Flexibility four times; being honored several times by the Colorado Behavioral Health Council for innovation in new programs.
Aurora Mental Health Center (AuMHC) is a private, 501 (c)(3) nonprofit community mental health center opened in 1975 to serve the city of Aurora. AuMHC is state-licensed to provide mental health and substance abuse services. It was the winner of the 2010 Eli Lilly Award for Clinical Medicine, has won the annual, national, Alfred P. Sloan Award for Excellence in Workplace Effectiveness and Flexibility for four consecutive years and in 2014 won the Colorado Behavioral Health Council's Golden Light Bulb Award for best new program for its Aurora Youth Options program.
"Before I came to Aurora Mental Health Center, I was in and out of the hospital every three or four months. I have a son who, at the times, was about nine years old. I was a single parent and when I came to the Center, I had been in the hospital for about a month. I was pretty hopeless. I really didn't see any fututre for myself. When I came to the Center I got a new therapist and joined a support group. I have gained joint custody of my son with the help of my therapist, and have started making the road back to a meaningful life. It is so different now. I have had a job for 2 12 years. I am a social worker and giving back. I basically have a productive and meaningful life that I didn't have before." -Susan