Black and African-American Resources

Mental Health Resources  Find a variety of resources at the link below.
https://www.mentalhealthcolorado.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/2020-BIPOC-MHM-TOOLKIT-FINAL-6.29.20-7-8.pdf  

Melanin and Mental Health
melaninandmentalhealth.com   
A group connecting individuals with culturally competent clinicians committed to serving the mental health needs of BIPOC.  

REAL (App Rethinking Therapy)  
An app offers free therapy services to help people of color cope, including group support series 4 times/week.  

Resources for Women  

The Loveland Foundation: A non-profit organization offering financial assistance to Black women and girls seeking therapy. 

Therapy for Black Girls: This space was developed to present mental health topics in a way that feels more accessible and relevant. They offer resources, guides, and a directory of mental health practices run by Black women for Black women.  

Sista Afya: A social enterprise that provides low-cost mental wellness services that center the experiences of Black women. They are dedicated to sustaining the mental wellness of Black women through connection to resources and the support of one another.  

Pretty Brown Girl: This organization empowers Black and Brown girls while encouraging self-acceptance by cultivating social, emotional, and intellectual well-being.  

Black Women’s Health Imperative: A non-profit organization created by Black women to help protect and advance the health and wellness of Black women and girls.  

Black Girls Smile: This non-profit provides young black women education, resources, and support to lead mentally healthy lives and highlights young Black women’s under-served and underrepresented mental health needs.  

National Indigenous Women’s Resource Center: A Native-led non-profit with goals to end violence against Indigenous women by uplifting the collective voices of advocates and offering culturally grounded resources, assistance, and training to strengthen tribal sovereignty.  

Resources for Men 

Mental health and substance abuse are often overlooked or even stigmatized in BIPOC communities. These helpful resources can connect BIPOC men who are struggling with the care and support they may need. Some of these BIPOC men mental health and substance abuse resources include:  

Brother, You’re on My Mind: This organization was created by Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc. to change the stigma surrounding the mental health of Black men through education and community.  

Black Men Heal: A program that provides access to mental health treatment, psycho-education, and community resources to men of color to remove the stigma.  

Therapy for Black Men: This rapidly growing directory of 135 therapists and 27 coaches throughout the fifty states provides judgment-free, multiculturally competent care to Black men to break the stigma that asking for help is a sign of weakness.  

Black Men Speak An inspirational speaker’s bureau that informs, educates, and enlightens the general public about issues concerning African American males and Men of Color suffering from mental health and substance abuse challenges utilizing storytelling.  

YBMen Project: This is an educational and social support program for young Black men, teaching the strategies that influence and shape young Black men’s ideas and experiences with mental health.  

Transparent Black Guy: An online community working to destigmatize the mental health of Black men through their social media, which includes witty commentary, photography, and art centered on Black people and mental health resources.  

LGBTQIA+ 

House of Rebirth: A transformative housing initiative and community safe space led by Black Trans Women to assist Black Trans Women affected by oppression by offering resident services and community programs. 
houseofrebirth.org/  

Center for Black Equity: This international LGBTQ+ network is dedicated to improving health and wellness opportunities, economic empowerment, and equal rights while promoting individual and collective work, responsibility, and self-determination. 
centerforblackequity.org/

National Queer and Trans Therapists of Color Network: This organization is committed to transforming the mental health of queer and trans people of color. 
nqttcn.com/en/ 

The Lesbians of Color Symposium (LOCS) Collective: A non-profit dedicated to enriching the lives of LBTQ+ women and non-binary people of color through providing services and programming designed to educate, encourage and empower. 
locscollective.org/    

Psychotherapists of Color: A directory that matches LGBTQs of Color with licensed psychotherapists that are also a part of the same community. They also provide support, networking, leadership development, and community-building opportunities for LGBTQs of Color in psychology, social work, and counseling. 
lgbtqpsychotherapistsofcolor.com/  

The Trevor Project: National organization that provides crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to all LGBTQ+ youth, emphasizing protecting the Black community. 
thetrevorproject.org

LGBTQIA+ Resources

Inside/Out Youth Services 719- 329-1056 
www.insideoutys.org 
223 N. Wahsatch, Suite 101,  CO SPGS, CO. 80903 
Inside/Out educates, empowers, and advocates for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, and questioning youth. Inside/Out emphasizes a broad range of support services and programs for youth ages 13-22 including support groups, peer counseling, safe recreation activities, community referrals, HIV/STD prevention education, community education and advocacy, and youth leadership development. 

Safe2Tell Colorado 1-877-542-7233 
https://safe2tell.org/ 
Provides an anonymous way for students, parents, school, and community members to report their concerns regarding their safety or the safety of others through a mobile app – available on Apple and Android devices – or by calling 

Rest for Resistance: This site contains articles written for queer persons of color by queer persons of color, providing reminders and tips to help you rest and recover. 
restforresistance.com/  

Trans Lifeline: This grassroots hotline and non-profit organization offers direct emotional and financial support to trans people in crisis. Ran by trans people, for trans people. 
translifeline.org/  

The Trevor Project: National organization that provides crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to all LGBTQ+ youth.
thetrevorproject.org

Native-American Resources

Indian Health Service Alcohol and Substance Abuse Program (ASAP) 
ihs.gov/asap  
The Alcohol and Substance Abuse Program (ASAP) aims to reduce the incidence and prevalence of alcohol and substance abuse among American Indians and Alaska Natives (AI/AN) to a level at or below the general U.S. population. ASAP strives to meet this goal through the implementation of alcohol and substance abuse programs within Tribal communities, including emergency treatment, inpatient and outpatient treatment, and rehabilitation services, in rural and urban settings. 

White Bison- (877) 871-1495
https://whitebison.org/ 
6455 N. Union Blvd, Ste. 102   CO SPGS, CO.80918 
White Bison offers sobriety, recovery, addictions prevention, and wellness learning resources to the Native American/Alaska Native community nationwide. White Bison is a NAADAC approved provider and a Combined Federal Campaign Member. White Bison is a Native American-operated non-profit company dedicated to creating and sustaining a grassroots Wellbriety Movement that provides culturally based healing to the next seven generations of Indigenous People. Wellbriety means to be sober and well. Wellbriety teaches that we must find sobriety from alcohol and other drugs addictions and recover from the harmful effects of drugs and alcohol on individuals, families, and whole communities. The “Well” part of Wellbriety is the inspiration to go on beyond sobriety and recovery, committing to a life of wellness and healing every day. 

Haseya Advocate Program- 719- 600-3939 
haseya.org  
Works to address violence against Native survivors of domestic and sexual violence.Haseya’s vision is that every American Indian/Alaska Native woman will be treated with respect, honored as a sacred being, and have a safe and peaceful life. 

One Sky Center (503) 418-1771 
oneskycenter.org   
Provide training and technical assistance to American Indian and Alaska Native programs to encourage and guide students of Tribal College and University students into the areas of training to implement effective substance abuse prevention and treatment technologies that are respectful of native life. They offer individualized consultation on topics such as community needs assessment, services planning and collaboration, program development and evaluation, and identification of funding mechanisms. like scholarships and opportunities.  

Well for Culture: A grassroots initiative aiming to reclaim and revitalize Indigenous health and wellness. 
https://www.wellforculture.com/

Tribal Affairs: SAMHSA’s mission is to provide efficient and effective delivery of resources and services to ensure that American Indians and Alaska Natives have access to prevention, treatment, and recovery support services that reflect the best of modern science and traditional cultural practices. 
https://www.samhsa.gov/tribal-affairs 

Spanish-Speaking Resources/Recursos de Habla Hispana

Vocesunidasforjustice.org- (720) 588-8219 
2519 Airport Road,  CO SPGS, CO. 80910 
Created in 2010 to protect women against domestic violence and sexual assault. It is a Spanish first organization that also can provide bilingual needs. They advocate for the rights of their participants and will accompany them to court. Participants do not need to meet any requirements. There is no requirement for citizenship or passport. The organization offers support circles, talk therapy, and a food bank every Friday. Voces Unidas will take every precaution when communicating with participants to maintain safety and awareness. Don’t hesitate to call; they can help you at any time. 

Acerca de:Voces Unidas es un grupo voluntario de mujeres que no tenían necesidades. Crearon esta organización sin fines de lucro en 2010 para proteger a las mujeres contra la violencia doméstica y la agresión sexual. Es una primera organización española que también puede satisfacer necesidades bilingües. Abogan por los derechos de sus participantes y los acompañarán a los tribunales. Los participantes no necesitan cumplir ningún requisito. No se requiere ciudadanía ni pasaporte. La organización ofrece círculos de apoyo, psicoterapia y un banco de alimentos todos los viernes. La organización sin fines de lucro recibe donaciones de Bed, Bath y Beyond todas las semanas para ayudar a las personas a comenzar en un nuevo hogar. Voces Unidas tomará todas las precauciones al comunicarse con los participantes para mantener la seguridad y la conciencia. No dudes en llamar, pueden ayudarte en cualquier momento. 

Centro de la Familia- 719- 227-9170 
www.elcentrodelafamilia.org 
122 E. Las Animas St.   CO SPGS, CO.80903 
Centro de la Familia provides information and resources to Hispanic and Native American families. Everyone in the community plays a role in the prevention of child abuse and neglect. Use the Colorado Child Abuse Hotline listed above to report any abuse and neglect. Call 1-844-CO-4-Kids to report child abuse and neglect 

Servicios de la Raza- (303) 458-5851 
www.Serviciosdelaraza.org 
3131 W. 14th Avenue Denver, Colorado 80204 
Servicios de La Raza’s mission is to build and cultivate a thriving Colorado Latino community in which all members have the opportunities, and the support systems to achieve equity, self-sufficiency, and self-determination to lead a healthy quality of life. 

Services Provided: Behavioral Health Programs, Employment Services, Colorado Spirit Crisis Counseling Program, Youth re-entry program for justice-involved youth, Adult re-entry program after incarceration, Basic Emergency Services Program, Victims in transition and self-sufficiency (VISTAS), La Raza Youth Leadership Institute, Health Enrollment, Literacy, and Promotions (HELP), Transition from jail  

Spanish-Speaking Mental Health Providers/Proveedores de salud mental de habla hispana.
https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/therapists/spanish/co/colorado-springs 

Language Assistance Services/Servicios de Asistencia Lingüística-1-877-696-6775 
https://www.samhsa.gov/language-assistance-services#spanish  

ATENCIÓN: si habla español, tiene a su disposición servicios gratuitos de asistencia lingüística. Llame al 1-877-696-6775. 
El Department of Health and Human Services (HHS, Departamento de Salud y Servicios Humanos) de EE. UU. cumple con las leyes federales de derechos civiles aplicables y no discrimina por motivos de raza, color, nacionalidad, edad, discapacidad o sexo. HHS no excluye a las personas ni las trata de forma diferente debido a su origen étnico, color, nacionalidad, edad, discapacidad o sexo.

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