About Us

The Aurora Strong Resilience Center is a free place of healing for all those in our community whose lives have been affected by trauma of any kind.

All of us experience trauma in our daily lives, most are minor, but, while rare, a single traumatic event can be life altering. Many people will have no long-term affects, while others may carry the mental and physical scars from that trauma for days, weeks, months, even years. The Aurora Strong Resilience Center is a single source of free, direct services and resources for anyone to learn how to build personal resilience skills to help manage stress and its impact on their lives. The Resilience Center was established by a consortium of concerned citizens and organizations for anyone who is trying to build a stronger, healthier life and a greater sense of well-being after experiencing trauma.

The Resilience Center was founded for anybody and everybody who was affected by the 7/20 shooting at the theater. We have been, and always will be, there to support the people affected by that tragedy, and that will never change. Since then we have recognized many other people who have experienced a traumatic event who need our support, and now we are open to everybody who walks in our door. We strive to be a safe place where people can learn resilience skills to help them bounce back from difficult situations. We have a variety of free classes and activities that you can take part in, or check out our abundance of resources. Feel free to stop in and say hello!


Recently The Aurora Strong Resilience Center added three programs to its umbrella. Prevention Awareness through Core Training (PACT), Strive For Purpose, and Aurora Substance Abuse Prevention (ASAP) are all now incorporated with Aurora Strong. We are happy to have these wonderful programs join us in building resilience in the community as they can reach new populations and make a bigger difference in the lives of the community. These programs have been around the center previously, and many of you might know about them. PACT brings trained facilitators into the classroom to teach an evidence based curriculum focused on social skills, personal self-management skills, and drug resistance skills. We are excited to be in Aurora Public Schools, and offer interactive and engaging classes to middle and high school students. Strive For Purpose is a group of youth leaders that promote the prevention of youth substance abuse through acceptance, youth voice and fun. They meet two times a month to plan future events and focus on youth leadership development. Finally, ASAP is a community coalition that is comprised of community members and professionals from many different sectors in Aurora. Active participants in the coalition include police officers, teachers, nurses, youth serving professionals, faith leaders, and concerned parents who work together to understand community and state level data to better understand how to most effectively work together to decrease underage use of marijuana, alcohol and prescription drug misuse in Aurora. These three programs are very strong, and hope to have a great impact on those around Aurora. All three programs help build and foster resilience in individuals and communities. For more information on them please visit their respected websites at http://www.asapaurora.org/ www.striveforpurpose.org  www.aurorayouthoptions.org