Behavioral Health Navigation for Unemployed Coloradans


From mental health resources to employment help, just call 211.

Coloradans experiencing job loss can receive support navigating available behavioral health benefits and resources through 211 Colorado thanks to a partnership between the Colorado Department of Human Services - Office of Behavioral Health (OBH), 211 Colorado and Mile High United Way.

211 is a confidential and multilingual service that can connect you to a wide range of vital resources, including mental health support. So if you’d like help accessing support for food, housing, employment, transportation, mental health and more, just call 211 and a Resource Navigator will help you connect to the resources you need. One free call to 211 puts thousands of resources at your fingertips, and it’s available to all Coloradans. Don’t wait to get the help you need. Call 211 today.

About the initiative

Senate Bill 21-239, signed by Governor Jared Polis in June 2021, appropriated funds for OBH to contract with 211 Colorado to hire and train staff to offer behavioral health navigation services. Available in all 64 counties, 211 Colorado is a confidential and multilingual service that assists people with navigating more than 7,500 health and human service resources statewide.

The $1 million appropriation funds the services and an advertising campaign to market the service to unemployed Coloradans, including Coloradans of color and LGBTQ+ Coloradans—groups that have historically faced barriers in accessing behavioral health care.