Montbello Solutions Community Services
We offer no-cost group supports for community members. There are ongoing meetings and short term group meetings in addition to clinical and holistic support.
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Spiral Garden Building & Wellness
Hosted by Austine A Luce
Gardening is a great way to focus your mental energy on something constructive and rewarding. Join community members every Monday from 4-5pm for a session of social distanced gardening. This is a great family event for individuals of all ages.
Artists as 1st Responders
Hosted by Colorado Black Arts Movement
Calling All Artists 18yrs and Older! The Colorado Black Arts Movement (CBAM) is piloting the Artists As 1st Responders Initiative the summer of 2021. The Artist As 1st Responders Initiative is an innovative collaborative that will allow artists to work towards obtaining health certifications, while expanding the impact of the arts on addressing the trauma being experienced in Denver, CO and specifically the Montbello community. The Artists As 1st Responders will address the disproportionate health and wellness access and treatments that have plagued our community and many like it throughout the United States and around the world. The application process will open mid-May 2021. Please check Colorado Black Arts Movement FB page for more information.
Regando Las Raices
Hosted by Angie Alvarado
Mi nombre es Angie Lorena y nací y crecí en el complejo y mágico país de Colombia. Me he dedicado a estudiar y comprender cómo el trauma sociopolítico, económico y racial contribuye al sufrimiento humano y cómo las personas trascienden experiencias de desesperanza, duelo, confusión y caos a través del autoconocimiento, la espiritualidad y el sentido de pertenencia. He servido a una amplia variedad de personas durante diez años, incluidos niñas, inmigrantes, adultas mayores y sobrevivientes de violencia sociopolítica y relacional. Como psicoterapeuta contemplativa, utilizo un enfoque terapéutico que incluye la atención plena y la aceptación incondicional hacia todo lo que surge en la experiencia humana. También creo firmemente que el aislamiento intensifica el impacto del trauma y que superar la adversidad es más fácil con el apoyo de una comunidad. Mi aspiración es acompañarte en el viaje continuo de redescubrir tu sabiduría interior y desarrollar tu inteligencia emocional. Juntas cultivaremos nuevas prácticas que te ayudarán a contactar diferentes formas de conciencia, bienestar, dignidad y serenidad. ¡Será un honor acompañarte en el baile de la vida!
Express and Empower African American Girls Group
Hosted by Jordan Haley
This group is focused on the healthy development and mindfulness for our young African American Girls. The girls will build awareness and understanding of emotions, learn and improve coping skills, increase self-efficacy and self-esteem, and gain skills for developmentally appropriate communication and expression.
Emotional Emacipation Circle
Hosted by Leona Ward, M.A. and Dr. Anthony P. Young
Imagine a world in which Black children can walk the streets without fear. A world in which all Black men, Women and children know how truly beautiful, lovable, capable, and worthy they are. A world in which all Black people are safe, valued, and free to soar. We can create that new world, but only if we free ourselves and our children from the burdensome and, too-often deadly, stereotypes grounded in the lie of White superiority and Black inferiority. This lie was first told centuries ago to justify the enslavement and colonization of African people and the exploitation of the African continent. The lie declared that Black people are “less than”—that we are not as human, beautiful, capable, intelligent, worthy, valuable, as White people. The lie created negative stereotypes and fostered unconscious biases that are still haunting us and our children today.
Sugga & Spice Girls Support Group (13-17)
Hosted by Sonya Beauman
Sonya Beauman challenges young people to think independently, develop self-governance skills, and cultivate a love for all people. She has taught, tutored, volunteered, served on youth committees, advised, and worked with youth from diverse backgrounds for over 28 years. She is currently the CEO of Beauman’s 2ⁿᵈ Chance 4 Change, and Juvenile Program Coordinator for Aurora Municipal Court.
To ensure the success of children and youth she worked tirelessly to encourage youth to work cooperatively to problem-solve, debate, and reach conclusions, while standing beside them as a facilitator of knowledge, carefully orchestrating the process as they discover their interests, talents, and inspirations.
Hosted by Families Against Violent Acts (FAVA)
The FAVA grief support group is an open support group that meets virtually (because of covid restrictions) on every Wednesday. The group is available to anyone who has suffered loss due to the death of a loved one. The group helps members to navigate their journey to healing by defining and sharing the stages of grief as well as allowing attendees to share their personal stories and ask questions regarding the exploration to healing.
We also discuss self care practices, learn about the physical and mental impacts of grief and provide external therapy resources (when requested).There are times when we expand our conversations to include topics such as health and wellness and self rediscovery.
Well Body Class
Hosted by MHCD
A class for Adults where you will learn information and skills that can be used to build a healthy lifestyle. The activities in the class are designed to help participants define for themselves what it means to be healthy.
Facilitator Bio: Cassandra Garcia, Group Facilitator with the Healthy Living team through the Mental Health Center of Denver (MHCD). I have been with MHCD for 11 years. I have a Bachelor’s degree in Community Health and I’m a Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) and a Certified Addictions Specialist (CAS II). I love working with youth and young people. I currently teach Youth Mental Health First Aid to those working with children or youth. I have a great passion for facilitating prevention-education groups. In particular I like facilitating groups on well-being, living healthy, physical activity, social emotional skills, and life skills. I am married to a combat veteran and we have one dog and one cat. In my spare time, I like to play sports, work-out, travel, watch movies, read and root for the Denver Broncos.
Struggle of Love Foundation Youth Programs
Struggle of Love Foundation is offering an Array of programs through the Love Center located on the 4th floor of Academy 360. 12000 E. 47th Ave. Denver ,CO 80239.
Young Father's Workshop
Mentor and Leadership
Rocky Mountain Soldierz Youth Sports Program
The Whimsical Factory of Global Thinkers
Anime Comic Book
Melanin MAGIQ+ (CLOSED)
Hosted by Marissa Moore
Led by a member of the QTBIPoC community, the hope is that this space will allow teens a safe and confidential space to come together to have open and honest discussions about challenges that are unique to QTBIPoC folx. Topics that may arise include but are not limited to: systemic injustice and oppression, understanding intersectionality, education, healthy relationship communication, faith and spirituality, building self-esteem and self-worth, and ways to resist and rise up to support communities of color. Living with multiple oppressed identities can be challenging, but finding a space where others can identify with these struggles can help. Join us each Tuesday from 4-5pm to build community, have a chance to decompress, and enjoy creative expression in a place where acceptance and understanding is the culture.
Voz y Corazon (CLOSED)
Hosted by MHCD
Voz Y corazon is a weekly free ART group that was designed by teens, for teens. Learn from a professional Artist and Mentor how to express yourself through art, make friends and develop strong self-esteem. No Art Skills Needed.
Voz y Corazon - Art Group for teens (11-14 years old).
Facilitator Bio: Shaudae Bryant-Collins was raised in Montbello, attended Montbello high school and completed an undergrad at Regis University in West Denver, recently I received my masters. I am a part of the LGBT community, I am a teacher, artist, and advocate. As a contract artist with the Mental Health Center of Denver I have been a part of the Voz Y Corazon program for almost 9 years, and it has been one of the most beautiful experiences of my life in Denver. Being an artist, myself who does print making and multimedia art. I love using art to get people connected and let them know how amazing they are. We all have hidden talents and we’re all worth it is my favorite motto.
Aging With Grace (55+) (CLOSED)
Hosted by Rhonda Juett
A.W.G is a gathering of any adult 55 or older who are interested in developing a social network who are committed to learning and practicing health, wellness, and life skills that will nourish your, mind, body, and spirit to maintain your best self as we continue our life journeys.
AIR (African, Immigrant, Refugee Senior Group (CLOSED)
Hosted by Florence Onabolu
This group is for AIR seniors looking to navigate the systems and be supported in their overall health and quality of life.
Week One: Health Promotion and Aging
Week Two: Paying Attention to Your Biology
Week Three: Empowering Older Adults
Week Four: Diversity & Aging
Week Five: Mental Health and Aging
Week Six: Public Health Policy & Aging
She Ready! Black Women Matter (CLOSED)
Hosted by Dr. Darlene Sampson
Black Women are asked to be all things to everybody. The Black Women’s Virtual Mental Wellness Workshop was created to provide a safe place for Black women to be in sistahood and in support of each other while telling our authentic truths about mental wellness. This is a safe space to connect and unwind, receive support, learn new perspectives, and leave with resources. Ultimately, our goal is to normalize discussions about mental wellness, build upon our strengths, and honor our resilience. Through spirituality, humor, camaraderie, and self-love, we together create a space of mental wellness.
Family Fun Wellness Friday (CLOSED)
Hosted by Academy 360 & MOC
Family Fun - Wellness Friday Camp is a one day a week opportunity for families to join Academy 360 in a summer camp experience. At least one adult is required to accompany the children for 4 hours of fun - including lunch. Every Friday from 9am-1pm Academy 360 will open their doors to community wellness and family fun. Families will engage in physical activities promoting movement and healthy heartrates and then a fun activity that is good for the mind body and soul! This fun activity can be Art, Movement, Dance, Drumming, Yoga - Each week will be a new surprise!