Resiliency and Strength 2020
We are celebrating our 2 year anniversary with a virtual fundraiser:
Resiliency and Strength 2020
Our mission to provide high-quality therapy, specialized EMDR trauma treatment, and mental health support and education to our community continues. This year has been at times surprising, challenging, stressful, and exhausting. Mental health care and awareness is more important than ever in how we get through current crisis'. The Ardent Grove Foundation is dedicated to providing these services but we need your help to give more support to you and our community.
On December 3rd, at 12:00, grab your lunch, log on to our Zoom link to learn about resilience and what you can do to thrive during this 2020 year and ongoing. And, because laughter is the best medicine, and music feeds the soul, join us at 5:00 for an evening with comedian Adam Cayton-Holland and Andy Thomas and Jen GaNun of Lost Walks and Dust Heart to relax and laugh.
PLEASE MAKE A DONATION TO CONTINUE TO HELP OUR COMMUNITY:
Ardent Grove is able to provide these services through the generosity of our donors. If you could help with any sort of donation, singularly or monthly, please follow the link to our Donation page. We are a tax-exempt 501(c)(3). Any donation to help our efforts at promoting mental healthcare are so appreciated.
Therapy Clinic and Community Outreach by Ardent Grove:
The Ardent Grove Clinic offers therapy for all ages and genders, including both family systems and individuals. Ardent Grove focuses primarily from trauma and attachment perspectives, and believes that addressing difficulties through a trauma lens will vastly improve a person’s functioning. All therapists are Masters-level and are asked to obtain trauma-specific training while working at Ardent Grove (with partial scholarship funding). Accordingly, our therapists offer trauma-based approaches such as EMDR that are not readily offered by other affordable clinics. All therapy services are available at reduced rates or sliding scale for uninsured individuals. Fees range from $5/session to a maximum of $75/session.
At it's inception and throughout last year, 2019, the Ardent Grove Foundation’s community outreach program was a response to the urgent and undeniable call for decreased violence in Colorado schools. Among other violent situations, we were seeing instances of complex and cyclical trauma with survivors of Columbine whose children were students at STEM School Highlands Ranch during the 2019 shooting. Ardent Grove is committed to leveraging our staff’s collective knowledge of trauma and resiliency to support healing and violence prevention in our state. All community outreach is led by qualified therapists and is free-of-charge. Last year, two examples of our work include Ardent Grove therapists delivering a “Trauma In Schools” presentation at the University of Denver’s Morgridge College of Education during a conference for gifted children. We also completed a series with the Broomfield Library System on parental stress management.
Ardent Grove continues to navigate the health regulations of the COVID-19 pandemic by flexibly altering in-person events to online recorded presentations as necessary. This year we completed 9 podcasts and video blogs and gave 4 presentations to the community. All of these were both live and recorded and will continue to be re-distributed on a regular schedule in hopes of reaching more people through online platforms. The content of all of these outreach programs, as well as much fo the content in our clinic's therapy sessions, is related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Topics included stress management and symptoms reduction, trauma awareness and resiliency, parenting difficulties related to the pandemic and virtual schools, and also increasing resiliency and strength for front-line workers, teachers, other professionals and people in the community working to endure the pandemic.
We are proud of our transition in our outreach efforts, instead of meeting with just a few, specific presentations for various smaller groups of people, we can use our online platforms to spread education and support for mental healthcare to youth all across Colorado, in every community, and at any time of day.
Below are a few highlights of what we accomplished in 2020:
Doubled our therapy team and doubled the amount of clients we can support, a valuable service during this pandemic
Provided educational scholarships for EMDR training to all of our student therapists, which increased their knowledge of specialized therapy techniques
Pivoted all services to a virtual therapy model during the worldwide pandemic
Graduated 4 student therapists from our program with specialized trauma therapy experience
Provided community outreach education to educators, medical providers, first responders, librarians, and other practitioners through virtual interviews and discussions
Increased our outreach abilities for therapy services and education discussion to reach all areas of Colorado using tele-health platforms
Became a fully-approved 501(c)(3)non-profit foundation in Colorado