MHP Represents Boulder Community at the White House

Co-CEOs Jenn Leosz and Dixie Casford were honored to represent Mental Health Partners at the White House on Monday, July 11th as President Biden signed the historic Bipartisan Safer Communities Act.


This bill not only establishes the most significant piece of gun legislation in the past 30 years, it also directs over $13 billion in federal funding to bolster public safety and innovative programs through substantial investments in mental health, school safety, and state-led crisis intervention programs. In a time of such persistent political turmoil, this is a moment that brings hope and marks change.

As the President and others spoke, MHP was honored to witness this historic moment for our nation and acknowledge the critical work our team does each day. Most importantly, we remembered and honored the victims of tragedies like the Table Mesa King Soopers in South Boulder in 2021.

“It’s going to be humbling and emotional,” Casford told The Daily Camera during an interview before the event. “Through the families, we got to know the 10 victims, so we’re standing there for them. This is for them.”

Though the need for this legislation is sobering and heart wrenching, we were proud to know that when a great need arose, we answered the call – and the impact of our work is felt to our nation’s capital and beyond. Importantly, this effort continues today through ongoing work like the #BoulderStrong Resource Center.