Aurora Mental Health Center Fact Sheet
In 1975 by a group of volunteers lead by Ellin Mrachek who were determined to bring mental health services to Aurora, Colorado.
501 (c)(3) private, nonprofit organization
Aurora Mental Health Center is a community mental health organization that provides quality programs and services to people with a wide range of mental health needs.
Primarily serving individuals in Aurora, Colorado and surrounding communities.
Aurora Mental Health Center provides services in 17 specialty clinics located in eight counseling centers, six residential facilities, public schools, two county departments of human services, in homes and foster homes, and other community locations throughout Aurora. See map for counseling centers
Aurora Mental Health Center provides outpatient, day treatment, and acute treatment via individual, family, and group counseling, education, wellness classes, specialized programs, and residential programs.
|Figures as of||Total Clients Served: 14,000|
|July 31, 2007||Total Paid Employees: 404|
Total Board Members: 32
For additional information on our figures, download our 2011 Annual Report.
|Executive Management Team:||
Randy Stith, Ph.D., Executive Director
|George Gielow, Information and Operations Director|
|Debbie Grace, Administrative Director|
|Michael Kucera, M.S., LMFT, Deputy Director Adult Services|
|Leslie Winter , M.D., Medical Director|
|Kathie Snell, M.A., LPC, Deputy Director Child and Family Services|
|Richard Swanson, Ph.D., J.D., Research & Program Evaluation Director|
Dan Dawson, Chief Financial Officer
|Headquarters:||Aurora Mental Health Center|
|Viewpoint Plaza Center|
11059 E. Bethany Drive, Suite 200
|Aurora, Colorado 80014|
|P - (303) 617-2300|
|F - (303) 617-2397|
- Named Colorado's number one community mental health center in 2006 by the Colorado Division of Mental Health.
- Member of International Initiative for Mental Health Leadership (IIMHL) to exchange best practices with other world mental health leaders.
- Oversaw and managed mental health response to the Hurricane Katrina survivors who were evacuated to Colorado.
- One of the first mental health centers in the country chosen by the federal government to be part of the National Child Traumatic Stress Network.
- Partners with Metro Community Providers Network to serve homeless adults with a serious mental illness.
- Part of board of directors for the Metro Denver Homeless Initiative.
- Direct referral, collaborative and contractual arrangements with over 80 agencies.
- Opened the very first therapeutic school of its kind in Colorado.
- Pre-doctoral Internship Program is accredited by the American Psychological Association and one of the very best in the country.
- Primary provider of Medicaid mental health services in Aurora.
- Provides the widest range of services for children and teenagers in the Rocky Mountain region with more than seven teams focused exclusively on children and their families.
- Colorado Behavioral Healthcare Council has named three of the Center's programs as being the most innovative programs of the year in Colorado: Leadership, Entrepreneurship, and Development (L.E.A.D.) Program, Latino Family Connection Project, and the Wellness Program.