Mental Health Mondays

Happy new year, CHOW community!

Written by: jasparkspapa

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As one year ends and a new one starts, we wish you joy, wellness and lightness of heart. From our community to yours, we wish you a wonderful 2022 filled with resources, opportunities and experiences shared with your chosen people!

As the world resumes a post-holiday pace, here is a highlight reel of relevant resources that may support your wellness this coming week.

Start the new year with a cHOW Meeting

Join us for a weekly CHOW meeting!

What can you expect?

  • CHOW Meetings last 60 minutes
  • They are attended by a Peer Support Specialist who can offer extra help or resources
  • They typically revolve around a chosen theme
  • Sobriety is not required! (Come as you are!)
  • They involve an ice breaker exercise for everyone in the room (these are fun!)
  • They are easily accessible, in person and online with varied times

Visit for more information!

January FREE Amuse Mental health training

Join us for this FOUR Week (90 minute sessions) FREE Mental Health Training. We will be covering mental health basics and pressing issues influencing workplace wellness for hospitality industry professionals!

Register at:

CRF Angel Relief Fund

Our hearts go out to every individual and business impacted by the Middle Fork and Marshall wildfires that swept through Superior, Louisville, and Boulder County yesterday. Please let any restaurant workers who have been directly impacted by the fires know that they can apply for an Angel Relief Fund (ARF) hardship assistance grant of up to $1,000 through the Colorado Restaurant Foundation. 

These ARF hardship grants are available for any Colorado hospitality worker who:
• have a primary source of income rooted in food and beverage 
• lives in the state of Colorado and is facing an unanticipated hardship (within the past 6 months) 
• has worked at current employer 90 days + (considerations may be given from previous employer) 
• encounters an emergency that’s unexpected, unforeseen, non-recurring crisis.

For more information visit

Voces Unidas Healing Circle

This is a space to create kinship and care for ourselves and each other.

Join us to individually and collectively process our current circumstances. In this sacred space we share our burdens and acknowledge our blessings.

Visit for more details!

Mindful Life Program

Mindfulness in Recovery® (MIR) is an inclusive, skills-based, accessible, and comprehensive mindfulness program designed specifically for people in recovery. MIR supports all recovery pathways helping members develop mindfulness skills to more effectively use their chosen tools of recovery.  

MIR supports:

  • People in recovery (all pathways, including 12-step)
  • Family and friends affected by addiction 
  • Clinicians, therapists, and addiction treatment professionals

Visit for more information!

a thank you to our 2021 sponsors

CHOW is about serving those who’s serve us. 

Our mission is to return the favor and in 2021, we were able to do just that!

We support a community where there are no barriers to support and resources, and organization’s mission reflects that. 

THANK YOU, to the businesses and organizations that contributed to our cause this year. 

Through your generous contribution and support, we are able to continue doing impactful work in the hospitality community. 

🗯 Smedley Events: A full service event production, experiential marketing and fundraising agency with the goal of bringing communities together. 

🗯 Denver Five: Twelve years ago, Leigh Sullivan started the Denver FIVE as a means to promote the growing Colorado culinary scene. Since then, she has expanded it to encompass the talents of the entire state, rebranding it as the Colorado FIVE.

🗯 Colorado Health Foundation: To ensure Coloradans across our state can achieve better health outcomes, the Colorado Health Foundation supports impactful work, ideas and policy in communities and across our focus areas.

🗯 Restaurant Workers Community Foundation: Restaurant Workers’ Community Foundation is an advocacy and action nonprofit created by and for restaurant workers. 

🗯 Lever Lab: LeverLab is a venture philanthropy group that provides human and financial resources to accelerate organizations dedicated to social change: specifically those that support disadvantaged youth and their families.

🗯 Hinman Pie: Pie and stories make this business what it is. Locally owned and operated, by CHOW’s founder, John Hinman. 

🗯 Leevers Locavore: A family run company with 80 years in the food service industry, Leevers Locavore has learned to adapt to changing grocery environments and has been thriving by being responsive to ever changing customer needs. 

🗯 The Rx Abuse Leadership Initiative (RALI) convenes National, state and community leaders to exchange best practices and provide resources that help prevent misuse of prescription medicines. 

🗯 Rooted Craft American Kitchen: Using local farms as the root that their restaurant stands on. 

Thank you for making an investment in 2021 into the future of wellness and recovery for hospitality industry professionals!