Summer Mental Health and Belonging Resources

The end of the school year brings joy for many students as they look forward to playing outside, engaging in camps and activities, and traveling to exciting places. For others, summer can be difficult, as daily interaction with peers, teachers, and counselors is paused. 

PSD values mental health and belonging year-round, and we want to provide the following information about mental health resources before classes dismiss for the summer. What follows is: 

  1. Summer opportunities and information about spaces of belonging from our dedicated community partners. This list is not exhaustive or representative of all resources or activities in our community.  

  1. Contact information for resources that are available to families at any time of the year. Save these resources in your phone – you never know when you may need them for yourself or someone else. 

We wish you a fun, safe summer and look forward to welcoming you back for the 2023-24 school year! 

Spaces of belonging, opportunities to connect  

Summer Mobile Program: The program will be delivering warm meals, bilingual story time, STEM programming, crafts, books, music, and prizes. The Lunch Lab mobile food ( and Evie mobile library trucks will be at various neighborhood sites . The program runs on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays May 31-Aug. 4. 

Poudre Libraries  

  • The library’s Summer Learning Challenge begins May 22. Learn more here

  • The Monday Morning Series will take place from 10:00-10:45 a.m. on Mondays in June and July at Old Town Library Park. Learn more here

  • Computers and private rooms will be available for check-out. This provides an opportunity for students to have a computer, internet access, and a confidential space to access virtual health and mental health services over the summer. 

Fort Collins Museum of Discovery: 

CAYAC (Child, Adolescent, and Young Adult Connections) - Helps Larimer County youth 24 and younger (and their families) find mental health and behavioral health support. 

SummitStone Community Crisis Center – Provides 50+ services related to mental health and addiction orders for people of all ages. 

City of Fort Collins 

  • The city offers a reduced fee program that allows families who qualify for free or reduced-price school meals to pay a reduced rate for passes and activities, such as community center and pool entry and Recreator and sports activities. Learn more at this link.   

Community QPR Training – Free 60-90-minute course that offers suicide prevention information. 

Family/Community REPLY (Resiliency Education Protecting the Lives of Youth) - free suicide prevention program for Larimer County middle and high school students. 

Heartbeat support group for people grieving the loss of a loved one to suicide offered free of charge on the first Tuesday and third Wednesday of every month, 6:30-8 p.m. 

Yarrow Collective 

  • ECHO is a free, drop-in, mental health support group for 14- to 18-year-olds, facilitated by trained peer facilitators. The group meets every 5-6:30 p.m. every Tuesday at the Matthews House Youth & Family Center, 415 Mason Court #1, Fort Collins.   

  • Seed Circles is a free community circle for 14- to 18-year-olds that creates a connection to self and community while exploring identity and life with curiosity and compassion. Registration is required for the 8-week summer sessions. The program will take place from noon to 2 p.m. on Fridays June 16-Aug. 4 at TAC212, 212 W. Mountain Ave. in Fort Collins. Click here to register.  

  • Check for a full list of support group offerings.  

PSD is sharing these resources as a community service; making it publicly available does not constitute an endorsement of any business, organization, or resource. 


Mental Health Resources 

988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline: 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress and crisis resources for loved ones 

  • Text or call 988 to talk with a trained counselor  

  • Visit 

  • Click here for site for people who are deaf and hard of hearing 

I Matter Colorado: Youth get up to six free virtual counseling sessions (some in-person appointments available too). The program has been approved to continue through at least June 30, 2024.  

Safe2Tell: 24/7, free and confidential reporting to law enforcement and school security and administrators about many topics, from suicidal ideation to bullying to school threats and more. 

  • Call 1-877-542-7233 

  • Download the free app to text anonymously 

  • Visit 

Colorado Crisis Services: 24/7, free and confidential access to crisis clinicians and peer specialists to support you or a loved one. 

  • Call 1-844-493-8255(TALK) 

  • Text TALK to 38255 

Behavioral Health Crisis Center  

  • Walk Into our Behavioral Health Urgent Care 

  • Our Behavioral Health Urgent Care offers assessments between 8 a.m. and midnight to anyone who may be experiencing a self-defined behavioral health crisis. 

  • Address: 1217 Riverside Ave., Fort Collins 

  • Phone: (970) 494-4200 ext.4 

Northern Colorado Resource Guide: This 47-page guide was updated in February and includes information about local enrichment activities, social and emotional development resources, and support for basic needs. 

  • Not sure what you may need or who can help? This guide has information to help find programs to support basic needs, as well as crisis counseling, substance use and abuse. 

  • PSD is sharing this guide as a community service; making it publicly available does not constitute an endorsement of any business, organization, or resource. 

Colorado 2-1-1: The 2-1-1 database includes behavioral health and mental health resources for families. Call 2-1-1, visit, or text your zip code to 898-211.