Our organization was founded in 1989 as the community mental health center serving the people of the City and County of Denver. Over the past three decades, our organization has grown and evolved to meet the changing needs of our communities. We have added a range of new programs, including ones developed and piloted as the first in the nation, and expanded our workforce from a few dozen to nearly 1,000 staff.
At WellPower, we believe that everyone deserves to have what they need to live their best life. This looks different for every single person. We want everyone in Denver to think of our organization as a place where they belong – where they’re seen, where they’re valued and where they can come to get closer to the life they want to live.
A common challenge preventing many people from accessing care with us is the idea that they need to be “sick enough” to go to a “mental health center.”
WellPower knows that people are more than their diagnoses. Everyone has a unique set of strengths, challenges and goals. In addressing the aspects of life that work in conjunction with a person’s diagnosis, we take a comprehensive approach to helping people get the support they need to thrive.
This includes supportive housing, education and employment opportunities, financial health, access to nutritious food, in addition to the nationally recognized mental health treatment for which we are known.
This is a critical time to invest in our community's well-being. The world has changed dramatically over the past three decades and the pace of change was accelerated by the pandemic. Support for our work will help us meet the rapidly increasing need for care that is stretching capacity for behavioral healthcare nationwide.
Our approach to serving our communities – meeting people where they are, serving those who have been given up on by everyone else, continuously developing new and better ways of helping adults, families and children thrive – is based on the belief that we can, and must, change the landscape of behavioral health in the state of Colorado.
We look forward to continuing to serve our community in the years to come.