By Denny Patterson
Envision:You, a Colorado, LGBTQ, mental health and substance use disorder initiative, has been awarded a grant from Caring for Denver Foundation for increasing awareness and availability of affirming and culturally relevant behavioral health services for LGBTQ Denver residents.
The nonprofit will use the $71,589 grant to expand the “How to Have the Talk” campaign and launch its LGBTQ-affirming training for behavioral health therapists.
“We are grateful for Caring for Denver’s support of Envision:You’s mission to support, educate, and empower LGBTQ individuals living with a mental health and substance use disorder,” CEO and co-founder Steven Haden said. “We know that individuals who identify as part of the LGBTQ community are disproportionately affected by mental health and substance misuse. Our programs are rooted in cultural relevance and target to the specific issues that are prevalent in the queer community to increase access care and breakdown barriers.”