Rainbow Center

Welcome to Rainbow Center!

Our staff and members offer a community of empowerment, care and support for members in recovery from a mental health or substance use disorder.  We look forward to having you join us!


Rainbow Center is located at 690 West 84th Avenue, Thornton, CO 80260 Google Map
Phone: 303-361-8180
Fax: 303-428-7877

Hours of Operation
Monday-Thursday from 8:30 am-4:00 pm; Friday from 10:30 am-4:00 pm
We are closed holidays. Check our calendar!

Lunch is served Monday-Thursday at 11:30am

The Food Bank and Resource Center are open Monday-Friday from Noon-3:00pm

The Nursing Home Outreach Program for Empowerment program is held Monday-Friday, from 1:00-3:00pm at Rainbow Center.

Rainbow Center Programming
 (Click here for our calendar of events!)

Our programs help you grow towards health and wholeness in all of SAMHSA’s Eight Dimensions of Wellness: social, environmental, physical, emotional, spiritual, occupational, intellectual and financial. We offer groups that focus on support, education, skill building, physical activity and fun activities.

Our programs change depending on member needs and requests. Recent programs include yoga, meditation, mindfulness, healthy cooking, GED prep, walking, improv, smoking cessation, music & movement, arts & crafts, basic computer skills, drawing, outdoor adventures and karaoke. We also offer educational programs and groups to help you learn about your diagnosis and give you support during recovery.

Nursing Home Outreach Program for Empowerment (NHOPE)
Rainbow Center’s unique NHOPE program is for residents with a history of mental health issues who live in local assisted living facilities. NHOPE offers special classes and programs to promote physical, intellectual, emotional and social wellbeing. Recent programs include classes, trivia, games, Wii bowling, karaoke, arts & crafts, current event discussion groups and peer support. NHOPE is held Monday-Friday from 1:00-3:00 pm.

Recreation and Outings
Fun, physical activity and social time are important for healing and wholeness. Meet up with other members for a game of pool, air hockey, ping pong or basketball.

Join us for trips on Fridays. We visit local museums, the zoo and other local attractions. We also go to special events like the Stock Show and the Pow Wow.

You can give back to the community by participating in service outings to the Denver Rescue Mission. We serve lunch to people who are without a home.

Peer Support Services
You can get support, hope, guidance and understanding from a peer specialist. A peer specialist is someone who has experienced living with a mental health diagnosis or substance use disorder. Peer specialists have found success and hope in their own recovery, and use their experience to support others. You can meet with an on-site peer specialist as needed.

Resource Center, Library & Computer Lab
Our Resource Center, library and computer lab are open daily. The Resource Center offers information about how to find a wide range of supports, like food and clothing banks and affordable housing. You can also get bus and train schedules.

The library offers a quiet space for casual reading. It has a variety of books and magazines to check out. You can use the computer lab to check email, stay connected and apply for jobs.

Food Bank
You can come to the food bank twice per month. The food bank offers many healthy food options, including fresh produce and dairy. It is open Monday-Friday from noon-3:00pm.

You can get a ride to and from Rainbow Center if you live in the immediate area of Thornton, Northglenn, Westminster or Commerce City.

You can get help with your RTD bus fare if you havea pink RTD card or a red, white & blue Medicare card.

Meals, Snacks & Beverages

Healthy living is an essential part of recovery. We offer free, healthy lunch and snacks Monday-Thursday.


What does it cost for me to attend Rainbow Center?
If you are a member of Health First Colorado (Colorado’s Medicaid program) and you live in Adams, Arapahoe or Douglas counties, there is no cost to attend Rainbow Center. All services are free, including programs, classes, events, outings, meals, transportation, food bank and Resource Center.

How do I become a member of Rainbow Center?
You must get a referral letter from your mental health provider to be a member. Contact Rainbow Center directly for more information. If you live in a nursing home or assisted living facility, contact Rainbow Center directly to join our Nursing Home Outreach and Empowerment Program (NHOPE).

Do you provide transportation to and from Rainbow Center?
We have three vans to bring members to and from the Center, and to appointments at Community Reach Center. Members of our NHOPE program can get transportation to and from Rainbow Center through Veyo (the non-emergent medical transportation provider for Health First Colorado members).

Is it okay for me to use the fitness equipment at Rainbow Center?
Yes. But we will ask you to sign a waiver and bring us a letter from your doctor that says you are fit enough to safely use the equipment.

Can I bring my children or a guest?
Yes, you may bring one guest per day. Guests must sign in and out at the front desk.
Children under age 18 must be with their parent or guardian at all times. Guests have some access to services, classes and groups, but children are not permitted in groups where confidentiality is an issue or content is not appropriate for children. You are responsible for your guests.

Can I bring in outside food and drinks?
No. To support wellness and healthy recovery, our members voted and decided that members must not bring outside food or drinks into the Rainbow Center.