March 2020
Your monthly news & updates
Dear Maria Droste Family,

Who inspires you to speak up for what's right? What motivates you to step up and serve? How do you show up in your community? These are questions our youth are actively tackling and many are changing the way we think about and respond to mental health. Find inspiration from some  young folks changing the conversation  across the country.

Every day Maria Droste Counseling Center makes quality mental health services available regardless of ability to pay. Join us to increase access to mental health care for our schools and communities. We can do so much more with your support. Speak up, step up, show up. Join us at our  Spring Blossoms Gala on April 30 th   and be part of the solution.
Chief Executive Officer
Early bird rates end March 31st
Click here to learn more about our partnership with Teachers Rising Up and our Spring Blossom's Gala on Colorado's Best (photo right).

Enjoy wine, hors d’oeuvres, a sumptuous dinner, a silent and live auction, and the opportunity to experience our inspiring program alongside over 300 community leaders at our 2020

Mental Health Matters: An Intern Success Story
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"When I am sad, I just think of what you would say and I feel better," 8-year-old Quinton* told his Children First therapist after a long week at school.

"It is sometimes tricky to tell how kids are responding to therapy," says J.C., a play therapy intern at Maria Droste. "Play is the language of children, and when an adult is simply present and tuned in to it, it helps them heal."

"This really brought home the idea that the changes we see in the playroom go into the world with them, and can really improve their lives. "

*All names and identifying details have been changed to protect client privacy.
Programs like MDCC's Children First allow our community's most vulnerable youth to access mental healthcare.
March 10, 2020  Women Powering Change

Maria Droste is excited to participate in this year's Women Powering Change  expo-style event  on Tues, March 10th, 4:00 – 7:00 pm at EXDO Event Center. This inspiring event brings together more than 1,000 community members, leaders, activists, volunteers and philanthropists with more than 100 Colorado-based organizations to showcase what women are doing to catalyze social change locally and globally to create a better world. Registration is free.  Learn more here .

April 30, 2020  Spring Blossoms Gala

Save the date for our largest event of the year, with over 300 in attendance you don't want to miss this.

September 2, 2020  Maria Droste's 8th Annual Golf Tournament and Canvas and Cocktails event

Now You Can Use Your Tax Refund to Support Us!
There's a new way to support Maria Droste Counseling Center's critical work!
The  ReFUND CO   program enables you to donate some or all of your 2020 state tax refund to support  MDCC's ongoing work serving low-income, uninsured/under-insured, working-poor individuals and families who receive counseling services every day.
ReFUND CO   puts you in charge of where your donation goes.

It’s as simple as 1,2,3: 

1.  Decide  how much of your refund to donate.

2.  Enter  Maria Droste Counseling Center   and our registration number  20043010956  in the "Donate to a Colorado Nonprofit Fund" line on your state income tax return or tax software – or just give this info to your tax preparer.

3.  Smile  knowing you’ve helped a cause that matters to you!
Continue to help us cultivate a healthier Colorado today by donating to
Maria Droste Counseling Center.