Parent Resources

  • Parents/Guardians:
    There are many resources available to you in Elizabeth and surrounding areas. I have listed a few of them here but please feel free to contact me if you are in need of further information/resources. I will do whatever I can to help you get connected with the proper resource.
    Monet Schwegel


    Elizabeth Community Mental Health Resources for Families:

    • Legacy Comprehensive Counseling       Love and Logic Parent Courses    To learn more: or (303)841-4005
    • Centennial Mental Health  650 East Walnut Street, Elizabeth   (303) 646-4519
    • Tanya McCrea 720-507-5761   email:  Tanya has a Master in Social Work degree from the University of Denver and is licensed in the State of Colorado as a Social Worker. She has an emphasis on child development and trauma within her bachelor and master’s programs. Tanya has worked at Denver First Church in the Children’s Department as well as a therapist and has worked with Pinecrest Community Church since Jan. 2016. She specializes in individual and family counseling, crisis management, anxiety, depression, trauma and parenting skills. Tanya has worked with children as young as 6 years old utilizing play therapy as well as EMDR (eye movement, desensitization, reprocessing).  EMDR is a highly researched therapy used to reduce the affects of trauma.


     *Sleep is so important for our students! Check out the link with information on healthy sleep:

    Child/Youth Advocacy Resources:
    *Anonymous reporting for kids and teens
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    Families First:
    Family Support Line- For Times When Parenting Gets Tough

    Family Support:
    Colorado Family Support Line- Parenting Support and Advice
    Toll free: 877-695-7996
    Espanol: 866-527-3264
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    Food Assistance:
    Douglas/Elbert Task Force: 303-688-1114

    Parker Task Force (serving Parker, Elizabeth and Franktown residents only) (303) 841-3460
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    Food Assistance:
    Elizabeth Presbyterian
    Open 2 days per week
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    Food Assistance:
    High Plains SHARE
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    LEAP Assistance:
    Colorado’s Low-income Energy Assistance Program (LEAP), which provides financial assistance with home heating bills, has announced additional federal funding of $2 million, allowing the state to increase LEAP’s average benefit by nearly 15 percent.

    LEAP is a federally funded program that provides cash assistance to help families and individuals pay a portion of winter home heating costs. The program pays the highest benefits to those with the highest heating bills and lowest incomes by family size. Applicant income cannot exceed 150 percent of the federal poverty index, which equals a maximum income of $2,794 per month for a household of four people. 

    “This season more than 100,000 Colorado families have applied for LEAP and the program has helped more than 75,000 families cover heating costs but there are thousands of additional Coloradans who are eligible for program benefits and have yet to apply,” said Todd Jorgensen, LEAP director. “ Our goal is to make sure that everyone needing assistance knows help is available and where they can find it. “

    To qualify for LEAP, applicants must be responsible for paying heating costs directly to an energy provider, fuel dealer or as part of rent; be a permanent legal resident of the United States and Colorado or have household members that are U.S. citizens.

    LEAP applicants must provide a copy of valid identification and a completed affidavit indicating that they are lawfully present in the United States. Valid forms of identification include, but are not limited to:

    1. Colorado Driver’s License or Colorado Identification card; or
    2. United States Military Identification card or Military Dependent’s Identification card; or
    3. United States Coast Guard Merchant Mariner card; or
    4. Native American Tribal document.

    As defined by the Colorado Department of Revenue, other forms of identification may be required as well. For more information on lawful presence requirements, contact the DOR or visit

    Completed LEAP applications can be faxed, mailed or delivered to the appropriate county office. Potential program applicants may obtain an application through the following:

    • Call 1-866-HEAT-HELP (1-866-432-8435) to have an application mailed.
    • Visit any county department of social/human services across the state. To locate your county’s office, visit the program’s website at
    • Download and print an application from

    LEAP eligible households may also qualify for the Crisis Invention Program [CIP] and the Governor’s Energy Office’s Weatherization Program. The CIP operates year-round and provides assistance with a home’s primary heating source such as a furnace or wood-burning stove. The Weatherization Program improves the energy efficiency in homes throughout Colorado, thereby permanently reducing heating costs.

    To find out if you qualify for LEAP, call toll free 1-866-HEAT-HELP (1-866-432-8435) or visit to view the most current program application requirements.