Getting mental health care can be helpful and rewarding. The options below provide immediate mental health services for residents coping with anxiety, sadness, depression, fear, sleeplessness, anger and other emotional distress related to the 2013 Flood.
Foothills United Way offers free vouchers for those living in ‘Mountain Communities’
These vouchers are for anyone living in the mountain communities of Boulder County who was directly affected by the 2013 Flood. Foothills United Way’s intention is to help those with financial limitations receive the mental health services and emotional support they need.
For more information about the voucher system, view the Mental Health Voucher Program fact sheet.
Mountain residents (not those living in City of Boulder or City of Longmont) in Boulder County are able to work with the mental health practitioner of their choice, provided their practitioner is willing to contract directly with Foothills United Way with a form we provide.
Vouchers now available for those living in the plains
The Long-Term Flood Recovery Group is funding mental health vouchers for Boulder County Residents directly affected by the 2013 Flood who live in the plains areas. Foothills United Way’s intention is to help those with financial limitations receive the mental health services/emotional support they need.
Residents must work directly through the case management system of the Long-term Flood Recovery Group of Boulder County. Mental health services include trauma therapy modalities, one on one, and family counseling. Due to the restraints of available funding, vouchers do not extend to massage therapists or chiropractors.
If you would like to receive a voucher, please contact Shannon Fletcher, LTFRG Case Manager at or call 303-442-2178.
These vouchers are non-transferable and only valid while funds are available and must be used completely by December 31st, 2014.
Mental Health Partners
Mental Health Partners offers affordable behavioral health services for those living in Boulder and Broomfield Counties. Many programs and services are available including school-based programs, substance abuse treatment, rape crisis counseling, advocacy, and education. Mental Health Partners offers bilingual/bicultural services and an in-house pharmacy. Make an appointment or drop in during open hours for services. For more information, call 303-443-8500 or visit www.mhpcolorado.org. For a mental health crisis, call 303-447-1665 anytime.
Contact a therapist of your choice
Some will take private insurance, and some require full out-of-pocket payment. Sliding scale fees may be available.
Boulder Institute for Psychotherapy and Research (BIPR)
Where: 1240 Pine Street; Boulder, CO 80302
Contact: 303-442-4562 or
BIPR is a non-profit organization that makes therapy affordable for flood victims. BIPR uses a sliding scale to find a workable fee arrangement. The length of treatment is not limited. Treating trauma is one of BIPR’s major specialties and therapists uses demonstrated trauma-specific techniques to help children, adolescents, and adults deal with flood related issues.