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Penrose House Provides a Space for Nonprofits to Collaborate and Grow

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Penrose House, the historic home of Spencer and Julie Penrose, provides nonprofit organizations and inspiring setting to strategize, convene and collaborate. Hundreds of organizations conduct meetings and training's at Penrose House each year.
Recently, two local mental health agencies, Safe2Tell and Youth Mental Health First Aid, utilized the amenities of Penrose House to convene and educate staff members.

Safe2Tell is an anonymous tip line providing young people a way to report concerning behaviors endangering themselves or someone they know. The program is run through the State Attorney General’s Office, and was created in response to a need for students to have a safe avenue of communication.

The Youth Mental Health First Aid is an evidence based program which delivers mental health information at a basic first aid/CPR level. The training's have assisted school and law enforcement personnel in increasing their mental health literacy and intervention strategies. While at Penrose House the organizations focused on coaching youth development professionals on how to recognize mental health crisis and non- crisis scenarios, how to respond effectively to such situations, and how to best connect to key resources within Colorado.

“Thanks to the Penrose House, our two agencies have been able to train over 60 individuals in our programs at over 25 different community agencies, churches, government offices, and for profit entities.”

- Mark Lanning,
Central Colorado, AHEC, Youth mental Health First Aid Instructon

Penrose House is the former home of El Pomar founders Spencer and Julie Penrose. It now serves as an education and conference center available exclusively for the nonprofit community to gather, discuss issues, and discover innovative solutions to challenges.  Approximately 32,000 people representing nearly 1,000 local, state, national, and international organizations meet at Penrose House annually. El Pomar Foundation utilizes this neutral meeting place to promote cooperation across organizational and/or philosophical boundaries.

For more information about Penrose House visit: http://www.elpomar.org/what-we-do/penrose-house-conference-center