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Our Mission (Adopted 6.17.19)


Who We Are:

Tri-Lakes SEW Coalition is a group of students, parents, community members, professionals, and agencies, who meet to foster youth social emotional wellness in the Tri-Lakes community.


What We Do:

We will enrich, improve, and save lives. To do this we will evaluate the current social emotional climate and provide opportunities to work together to construct sustainable community-wide strategies for improved youth social emotional wellness, learn about resources and projects already existing in our area, discuss ways we can better connect with one another, and offer community programming (i.e. Sources of Strength, Community Conversations, Evidence-Based Trainings etc.) that strengthens individuals and families.


Our Mission:

The SEW Coalition will work together to ensure that youth in the Tri-Lakes community who need mental health support will be seen and heard. Someone, somewhere will notice and know how to direct the individual to the appropriate resource(s).



Guiding Principles:

  • We acknowledge and value the good work that is already being done by our partners.
  • We will maintain a flexible structure in order to fit the evolving needs of our partners and the Tri-Lakes community.
  • We value transparency, collaboration, inclusion, and best practices.
  • We recognize the gift that each of our partners gives to this cause through the time spent in our meetings and recognize the extra work that it will take to build a coalition that provides quality presentations and support of special projects.
  • We hope to highlight, support, and synergize with this work rather than duplicate or compete.
  • We believe in acknowledging all aspects of trauma and its impact on well-being.



Our coalition will prioritize communication above all. This will include interagency, family, and community communication. We will also work to improve mental health outreach and education for youth and parents, to normalize the conversation around mental health, and to increase access to mental health care for all children, youth, and families. We will work to support and actively participate in the state and county suicide prevention initiatives. Ultimately, we will shift the culture of the Tri-Lakes community to prioritize and improve the social emotional wellness of our youth.


Get Involved


Join One of the SEW Coalition Workgroups 

Meeting every month during our regular coalition meeting.


Community Education & Outreach
Training, awareness, communication, and stigma reduction


Research & Data Collection
Understand, interpret, and improve acccess to care/safety


Community Spaces & Family Connections

Increased connection


Resources, Partnerships, and Advocacy

Reduce duplication, coordinate services, and fill gaps


Who is participating?

Tri-Lakes UMC

Lewis Palmer SD #38 (Employees, Parents, Board Members, Students)

El Paso County Youth Suicide Prevention Workgroup




Tri-Lakes Monument Fire Department

Hard Beauty

Local Counselors & Therapists

Community Members

Young Life

Boy Scouts of America

Monument Hill Kiwanis Club

Regional Youth Suicide Prevention Coordinator

Ryan Pappas Mem. Fndtn/RAD

Sources of Strength

Value Up

Tri-Lakes Cares

St. Peter's Catholic Church


Hard Beauty

The Ascent Church 

Tri-Lakes Collaborative Counseling

Mayfield Counseling

Want to get involved?

Contact us at


Our next full coalition meeting will be on Monday, October 12th @ 6:30 PM.


Meetings are held on the second Monday of each month at Lewis-Palmer High School in the Distance Learning Lab


Upcoming Meetings:

November 9th

December 14th

Meeting Schedule


Next Meeting

October 12th @ 6:30 - 8:00 PM


Zoom (Link available by request)


Upcoming Meetings:

November 9th

December 14th




Coalition Resources

SWOT Analysis


Mission Document



Monday, April 22nd


Monday, May 13th


Monday, June 17th


Monday, August 5th


Monday, September 9th


Monday, October 14th


Monday, November 11th


Monday, December 9th


Monday, January 13th


Meeting Minutes

Monday, April 22nd


Monday, May 13th


Monday, June 17th


Monday, August 5th


Monday, September 9th


Monday, October 14th


Monday, November 11th


Monday, December 9th



Partner Resources

NAMI Programs


NAMI Cheat Sheet


Colorado National Collaborative Settings and Strategies (The 6 Pillars)


Colorado National Collaborative Overview


Email List



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