Prevention Services

    Mapleton Public Schools is committed to providing a comprehensive and equitable system of preventative supports that reduce barriers to learning and increase supports for all students. 


    Social-emotional learning, a topic gaining recent attention in public schools and education organizations throughout the country, has long been an integral part of Mapleton's 'whole-child' approach to education. In Mapleton, fostering the development of healthy, successful students goes well beyond academics, to include mental, emotional, physical and social support.


    Mapleton has taken two big steps in ensuring the needs of all students are being met. The first bold step combined the departments of Special Education and Student Support Services to become the Integrated Services Department. The second move was to place full-time mental health support in every school. The Board of Education prioritized this expansion of mental health services in their 2018-19 budget planning. Mapleton's partnership with Community Reach Center and grant opportunities through the Colorado Department of Education were also instrumental in this expansion of services.


    Information and Referral - Community members can call City of Thornton’s main number at 720-977-5800 when in need of resources. Connections to information on programs and services in the community, and the Denver Metro Area, are provided by their team.

    Homeless Outreach Team (HOT) Team - The City of Thornton's HOT Team is a group dedicated to investigating encampments, contacting Thornton's unhoused population, and providing resources to those experiencing homelessness. The team regularly does outreach, taking to the streets and investigating commonly inhabited areas in order to provide hygiene items and referrals to shelter, food, and any other needed services.

    Water Assistance Program – This program helps low-income individuals and families struggling to pay their water bill. Thornton Water customers and residents living in apartment complexes, manufactured home parks, condominiums and townhomes that receive water through the City of Thornton can apply for the program once per calendar year. Those who meet the program qualifications will receive a credit on their water account.

    Help for Homes - This City program helps low-income homeowners in Thornton with minor home repairs, including accessibility modifications, plumbing repairs or electrical repairs.









    Prevention Specialist

    Jacque Ewing
    Bullying Prevention Implementation Coach


    7350 Broadway, Denver, CO 80221