• Employee Resources
  • Language
  • Educating

    Teaching students to stay healthy and ready to learn.

  • Intervention and Support

Department Contact

Health Wellness and Prevention

Lisa Kantor
Health, Wellness and Prevention

Zachary Hess
Health, Wellness and Prevention

Stephanie Crawford-Goetz
Director of Mental Health
Mental Health Intervention

Celia Flanigan
Nursing Services

Laurie LaComb
Healthy Schools

Betty Baptista
Medicaid Reimbursement Program

Gina Burnett
Administrative Assistant
Health, Wellness and Prevention

Health, Wellness and Prevention
620 Wilcox Street
Castle Rock, CO 80104

The McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act provides help for students who live in any of the following situations:

  • In a shelter, motel, vehicle, or campground
  • On the street
  • In an abandoned building, trailer, or other inadequate accomodations
  • "Doubled up" with friends or relatives because their family cannot find or afford housing

The DCSD Homeless Liaison provides assistance with:

  • Accountability for educational services in accordance with federal mandates
  • Case management of homeless students
  • Resource to school staff and training
  • Community resoource referral information

The DCSD Homeless Education Program provides assistance with:

  • Program enrollment
  • Transportaion to school of origin
  • Free lunch
  • Back pack and school supplies
  • Resource referrals

♦ Rights of Homeless Children and Youth

♦ Rights of Students Displaced by Disasters

Resources for Families and Youth

211 Colorado
Dialing code for free access to health & human services information & referrals


CCH- Colorado Coalition for Homeless
Emergency Services/ Motel Vouchers
2111 Champa Street

The Crisis Center  

Domestic violence services for women and men

Family Tree

Family Tree provides a broad range of services and shelter to families and youth of metro Denver
Domestic Violence Crisis Line: (303) 420-6752
Homelessness Programs Hotline: (303) 467-2604


Housing Information

Family & Senior Homeless Initiative
Provides first month’s rent & deposit for qualified homeless families and seniors

The Douglas County Housing Partnership
Home buyer education, housing referrals, foreclosure mediation, down-payment assistance

Douglas County Veteran’s Affairs
support for veterans and their families, emergency assistance


Parker Task Force
Serving Parker, Elizabeth and Franktown; food bank and emergency assistance 303-841-3460

Douglas/Elbert Task Force
Emergency assistance, food bank, clothing/household items 303-688-1114

Food bank, emergency assistance

Valley View Cares

food bank serving Roxborough and west Highlands Ranch

St. Vincent de Paul Society/ St. Francis of Assisi
Food bank twice a month

Fresh Harvest Food Bank

Food bank, clothing, wellness packs


Douglas County Human Services
Food stamps, Medicaid, emergency assistance, energy assistance, child care assistance and financial support

Arapahoe/Douglas Works
Employment and job search assistance; training
Castle Rock: 303-688-4825 X5037
Greenwood Village: 303-636-1160

Tri County Health Department

Immunizations, WIC, Family Planning, Birth Certificates

Douglas County Libraries
GED prep/ testing, adult ESL, literacy programs

Douglas County WrapArounD

303-688-4825 x5327
Youth and family resources, facilitation for families with complex issues

Doctors Care
Medical care on a sliding fee scale, can include the Doctor’s Care program, lab services, hospital inpatient care, prescriptions 303-730-1313

All Health Network

Mental and behavioral health, addiction resources, counseling

Unaccompanied Youth Shelters

Urban Peak

1630 S. Acoma Street
Denver 303-777-9198

National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth

Comitis Crisis Center
Serving children, teens and young adults.  24 hour crisis line, 24 hour emergency walk in service and counseling



Contact Information

Jill Savage

Homeless Student Liaison


Phone: 303-387-0142

Douglas County School District

620 Wilcox Street, Castle Rock, CO 80104

The DCSD School Medicaid Reimbursement Program (also known as the School Health Services Program) allows school districts to seek partial reimbursement for health-related services provided to Medicaid-eligible students who have an Individual Education Plan. Claiming for health-related services given at school does not diminish a child’s Medicaid* benefits in other settings. Per Colorado’s School Health Services Program, reimbursements to school districts must be used to support health-related services and programs to improve or enhance health and wellness for all students.  Reimbursement funds currently support:

  • School Nursing Positions
  • Mental Health coordination and program support
  • Emergency health-related funding for uninsured and underinsured students
  • Health-related materials, equipment and supplies
  • Health-related staff development
  • Health-related resource funding for schools
  • Medicaid and Child Health Plan Plus (CHP+) Outreach and Enrollment

Directory Release: Board Policy JRA/JRC authorizes directory release of information for the School Medicaid Reimbursement Program’s eligibility match.  

Medicaid Parent Consent Form (English / Spanish)

Medicaid Annual Parent Notification Form (English / Spanish)

More Information for Parents

*Colorado's Medicaid Program is now called HEALTH FIRST COLORADO.  To determine your student's eligibility for Medicaid, you may apply online at .  For more information about applying for Colorado Medicaid or Child Health Plan Plus (CHP+), please click here


Kids playing gaga ball at Cherry Valley Elementary.

About DCSD Healthy Schools and the Whole School Healthy Child

The Healthy Schools department in DCSD believes that healthy and happy students perform better therefore they need the healthiest learning environment possible. In order to create these positive environments, we base our work on the Whole School, Community, Child (WSCC) model. Created and researched by Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development ASCD, this model provides a framework on how to best meet the needs of the whole child through coordination of school professionals, families and the community. Our schools build School Health Improvement Plans (SHIPs) with the direction of our Healthy Schools Leads. These plans focus on one aspect of the WSCC model, such as increasing physical activity throughout the day, creating no idling zones, or inspiring student-led health teams. Our work spans across the Multi Tiered Systems of Support MTSS model, in hopes of reaching all students in DCSD. Ultimately, research proves that students who work in healthy learning environments do better academically, socially, and are more engaged.  Let’s make it happen together!


Parent Resources

A wheel that shows the various areas of a whole healthy child. Inside wheel shows the words Healthy, Safe, Engaged, Supported, and Challenged. The outer edge of the wheel has the following categories: Community Involvement, Health Education, Physical Education & Physical Activity, Nutrition Environment & Services, Health Services, Counseling, Psychological & Social Services, Social & Emotional Climate, Physical Environment, Employee Wellness, and Family Engagement.

Teacher & School Resources 

Visit the Healthy Schools Resource Website

Visit the Healthy Schools Blog


Kids inside a classroom doing stretches and other exercises.

We provide assistance in all areas listed below and would love to help you in any way to bring health and wellness to your buildings.

  • Creating Healthy Schools Teams
  • Building School Health Improvement Plans (SHIPs) at each school that meets the needs of the culture and climate of each school.
  • Creating Student Led Health Teams
  • Mindfulness curriculum options, staff development, student workshops
  • Brain Booster Boot Camp for teachers
  • MindUp teacher training
  • Implementing Healthy Rewards/Snacks/Birthday Treat Policies
  • Increasing Physical Activity (PA) Before, During, & After School
  • Healthy Fundraising
  • Resource Lending Library for school wellness- please borrow our resources!
  • Great Body Shop Curriculum Health Education materials
  • Learning Landscapes Toolkit  Amazing playground game resource!
  • Kaiser Permanente Arts Integrated Theater Programs
  • American Heart Association Jump Rope for Hearts/Hoops for Heart, contact Morgan June for all details at morgan.june[at]heart[dot]org
  • Fuel Up to Play 60

Contact Us

Healthy Schools
Kimmy Romine
Healthy Schools
Office number: 303-387-0029

DCSD logo. Figures exercising. Title says DCSD Healthy Schools.


Whole Child Report and Resources

View the 2015-2016 Health and Wellness Report


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