Media Room


Dec 18, 2012

Our Thoughts and Prayers

The Denver Foundation, our staff and trustees, offer our deepest condolences to the families and community members affected by the Newtown school shooting. This is a senseless tragedy. As we have experienced here in Colorado, violence is a public health issue that directly affects families and children in communities all over the United States.

Click here for detailed information on how you can support the victims' families and the Newtown community.

Click here for a message from Dr. Jerry Yager of Denver Children's Advocacy Center about how to speak to children when tragic events occur.

For information on mental health services in Colorado visit

For information on mental health services in Jefferson County, including a drop-in trauma clinic on December 17 and 18, visit Jefferson Center for Mental Health.

For information on a recent study on mental health in Colorado, sponsored by The Denver Foundation and several other Colorado funder, click here.

Are you a funder or donor seeking to help address the issues that lead to this tragedy?  This article provides some practical suggestions.