Refer A Youth

Refer a Youth and Help Save Lives

Second Wind Fund provides access to therapy for youth, 19 years and younger, at risk for suicide who are unable to afford services. Since 2002, SWF has provided access to therapy for over 7,000 youth. Those who refer youth to our program have been instrumental in supporting our program and helping to save the lives of children and teenagers across Colorado.

In order to refer a youth to SWF, you must be a Qualified Referral Source (QRS). QRS’ are school mental health staff and anyone with a professional mental health background. If you are a parent or guardian and are concerned about suicide risk, you will first need your child or youth to be assessed by a professional who is trained to assess suicide risk such as a school counselor, social worker, psychologist, or physician. After they have made an initial assessment, they will fill out an Online Referral Form (linked below) and SWF will promptly review the referral and help place the youth in therapy.

SWF currently serves the following counties:
Adams, Arapahoe, Archuleta, Broomfield, Chaffee, Clear Creek, Delta, Denver, Douglas, Eagle, El Paso, Elbert, Grand, Gunnison, Jefferson, La Plata, Larimer, Logan, Mesa, Montezuma, Morgan, Ouray, Park, Pueblo, Routt, Saguache, San Miguel, and Teller.

This form is for Qualified Referral Sources (i.e. school mental health staff or mental health professionals) to refer youth, 19 years and younger, who are at risk for suicide and who do not have any insurance or for whom the costs of therapy are a barrier to receiving treatment. Second Wind Fund can provide financial assistance and cover the cost of up to 12 sessions of therapy with one of our licensed and in-network therapists. At this time, we are unable to cover the cost of medication evaluations or the cost of medication.

If you are not a Qualified Referral Source but are concerned about the suicide risk of a youth, please refer to the resources below: