Boulder County expands mental health resources ahead of Marshall Fire anniversary
Boulder County has expanded its mental health resources in light of the upcoming one-year anniversary of the Marshall Fire.
Mental Health Partners and the Jewish Family Service will have tables in Louisville and Superior with counselors on site until November 29 at the following times and locations:
• 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. every Tuesday at the Superior Community Center, 1500 Coalton Road.
• from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. every Tuesday; 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. every Wednesday; and 8-11 a.m. every Thursday at the Louisville Recreation and Senior Center, 900 Via Appia Way.
• 2-5 p.m. every Thursday at the Louisville Public Library, 951 Spruce St. and during story time, the times of which are scheduled on the Louisville Public Library website at bit.ly/34D3yvh .
Other upcoming programs and events include:
• The art therapy program, offered by the Superior’s Cultural Arts and Public Spaces Advisory Committee and the Superior Chamber of Commerce, will continue until the end of December. More information is available at superiorchamber.com/art-therapy-program-marshall-fire/.
• Restorative yoga at the Louisville Recreation and Senior Center will take place from 6 to 6:45 p.m. on December 8. Yoga for ages 14 and up will take place from 7-8 p.m. Hybrid course options will also be available.
• The Marshall Fire Solidarity Breakfast will be held from 7 to 11 a.m. on December 30 at the Superior Community Center, 1500 Coalton Road.
The Jewish Family Service and Community Foundation Boulder County continue to offer Boulder County crisis counseling to residents, according to a Boulder County news release. The program offers 10 free individual or family counseling sessions and provides a pool of over 200 approved providers. Additional program details are available at www.jewishfamilyservice.org/bcc.
The Boulder Valley School District provides social and emotional support to students and employees, the statement said. Employees are entitled to a maximum of eight free and confidential counseling sessions per year. Additional information is available at www.bvsd.org/current-topics/marshall-fire.
Mental Health Partners and Jewish Family Service will also provide crisis cards to all Louisville businesses and senior service and library offices in Louisville, Broomfield, Boulder and Lafayette, the press release said.
People can access counseling services and crisis support by calling 303-413-6282 or emailing MHPCares@mhpcolorado.org. Other community resources are also available at www.mhpcolorado.org/cowildfiresupport/.