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CCSF Mental Health Relief Fund


The Cherry Creek Schools Foundation, in coordination with the district, has established the Cherry Creek Schools Mental Health Relief Fund to aid our students, families and local communities. CCSF is working closely with district staff to monitor and respond to the areas of greatest need and utilize this fund to help our students and staff and support mental health services like these and more

Targeted (Tier II) Mental Health Services

•Mental Health Interventions

•Screen for Suicide with Depressed Students

•Referral to school-based mental health therapist

•Social Emotional Learning at Tier II level (small groups and

•Mental Health Small Group Intervention

•Check In/Check Out

•Check and Connect

CCSD Mental Health Resource Program

The CCSD MHRP was created to ensure that any student who is seeking mental health support does not encounter barriers that would prohibit them from getting help. We will be able to do so with the help of the donor based MH Relief Fund that was created by the CCSD Foundation.

The process of finding quality therapists can be very difficult for families and the goal of the MHRP is to make the process as convenient as possible for students and families.  The MHRP coordinator will help connect students and families with quality therapists who specialize in your child’s needs.

Universal (Tier I) Mental Health Services

•Establish Safe & Inclusive Environment

•Practice Cultural Humility

•Increase training opportunities for all staff on Early Warning Signs of Suicidal Ideation, Reporting Procedures, Promote Tip Line & Crisis Line Awareness

•Explicit Teaching of Social-Emotional Skills (Second Step, SOS, Sources of Strength, Ripple Effects, Brain Wise,  Social Express)

•Promote Relationships (Adult to Student & Student to Student)

•Parent Education and Outreach

Intensive (Tier III) Mental Health Services

•Special Education Services

•One-on-One mental health interventions

•Safety Assessments

•Crisis Response

•Access to emergency behavioral/mental health care

•Increasing school based therapists through partnership with Aurora Mental Health and All Health Network

There are 3 conditions that need to be met to be a good candidate for this program. 

1.  Students have had a negative previous therapy experience

2.  Students need specialists due to complex diagnoses, high intensity behaviors, complicated trauma history, or because they are seeking therapist with specific cultural background

3.  Students who have financial needs, which can include no insurance, underinsured, doesn’t qualify for 2nd Wind Fund

Current State:

Began accepting student referrals on a case by case basis to pilot program.

Vetted 30 therapists to participate in program

Full launch of program anticipated for February 2022 through presentations to mental health and counseling departments

Our Impact This Year

  • Grants Awarded to Educators


  • Students Impacted


  • Scholarships Awarded


  • Donated to Mental Health


  • JHL Constructors
  • MDC Richmond Foundation
  • Aon
  • Plante Moran
  • Butler Snow
  • 1st Bank
  • DLR Group

    DLR Group

  • Westerra Credit Union
  • Alpine Bank
  • GE Johnson
  • Saunders
  • Cuningham Architecture
  • Health One
  • CCA Foundation
  • CCA
  • ANB Bank
    ANB Bank

    ANB Bank

  • Aurora Housing Authority
    Aurora Housing Authority

    Aurora Housing Authority

  • Powered by Purpose
    Powered by Purpose

    Powered by Purpose

  • Ed and Kacy Adams
    Ed and Kacy Adams

    Ed and Kacy Adams

  • Johnson Controls
    Johnson Controls

    Johnson Controls

  • JP Morgan
    JP Morgan

    JP Morgan

  • Kaiser Permanente
    Kaiser Permanente

    Kaiser Permanente

  • The Knoll Team
    The Knoll Team

    The Knoll Team

  • Kore


  • Margie and Joe Adams
    Margie and Joe Adams

    Margie and Joe Adams

  • United Healthcare
    United Healthcare
  • CU Denver
    CU Denver
  • Westerra
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