Drop-In Centers

What is a Drop-In Center?
Drop-In Centers create a safe, sober, supportive, and friendly place for recovery and connection with others. Drop-In Center programs are run by BHI professionals and members – people like you who understand the challenges of recovery.

Drop-In Center members can go to wellness classes, support groups, events and outings. Members get healthy snacks and meals. They can use the resource center, library, computer lab and food bank. Members can get transportation to and from the center within a limited area.


Purpose of BHI’s Drop-In Centers
Drop-In Centers give members programs and social supports so they can take responsibility for the next steps in recovery. The staff and peer specialists help members learn how to take care of themselves and speak up for their needs. They help members make good decisions about their lives and their care.

Members share their ideas and feedback to improve the Center’s programs and services. Members work with staff to plan programs that support growth, recovery and good health.


Recovery and Resilience
Drop-In Centers support members through recovery and help them build resilience. Recovery means something different to each person. For some, it means overcoming or managing symptoms so they can do the things they want to do. For others, recovery means finding purpose and working toward that purpose despite a disability. But recovery isn’t always easy. That’s where resilience comes in. Drop-In Centers help you get stronger so you and your family can adapt at each stage to overcome the challenges of recovery.

Who We Serve
Drop-In Centers are free and open to our adult (18+) Health First Colorado (Medicaid) members living in Adams, Arapahoe and Douglas counties and the City of Aurora. Members attending our Drop-In Centers are in treatment and maintaining recovery from a mental illness or substance use disorder.

Drop-In Center Locations
BHI has two Drop-In Centers:

  • Rainbow Center is located in Thornton, CO and draws most of its membership from the Adams County area, including Thornton, Westminster, Northglenn, Commerce City and Brighton.
  • Community Connections is located in Aurora, CO and draws most of its membership from Arapahoe county, including Aurora and the Denver metro area.

How do I become a member of a BHI Drop-In Center?
To become a member at BHI’s Drop-In Centers, you must:

  • Have a behavioral health diagnosis for a mental illness or substance use disorder
  • Be active in treatment and maintaining recovery for a mental illness or substance use disorder
  • Get a letter of referral from a provider, such as a doctor, therapist, or case manager. The letter does not need to include your protected health information.


Click below for more information on BHI’s Drop-In Centers!

Rainbow Center – Thornton
Community Connections – Aurora