November: Stout Street Foundation
The mission of Stout Street Foundation (SSF) is to provide the necessary services and support in a totally structured therapeutic community environment to assist addicts and alcoholics to help themselves in rehabilitation, recovery, and transition in returning to society as productive and responsible citizens.
For 35 years, Stout Street Foundation has been a service leader in and around the Denver community. It all began at a house on Stout Street in Denver providing a 2-3 year residential treatment program. Residents attend therapeutic classes and learn to reside in the world as responsible, sober adults.
Then, in 2005, due to growing needs of the community, Serenity was created as a 28-day IRT program. Serenity is a 24-bed facility in Commerce City which provides intensive inpatient services to adult men and women who have identified substance abuse as a major life problem. Serenity works closely with Urban Peak on the 18-25 population and allows pregnant women in to treatment who are up to their first trimester. We also offer family therapy and opiate replacement therapy (Suboxe/Methadone). Upon graduation from Serenity, we help clients set up sober living. We recognize substance abuse as a spiritual, social, physical and family problem. We strive to reinforce clients’ strengths and hopes while providing skills to live a life of recovery.
Serenity was among the top 10% providers based upon performance according to the Colorado Division Behavioral Health’s C-Stat report. Some of the things that contribute to our high performance rating are:
- Potential residents are contacted within 24 hours of 1st contact
- Goal is to admit the resident within 24 hours of acceptance
- Personally pick up residents from home, jail, probation, & designated locations
- Willingness to work with the resident on payment options
- Intake coordinators available 12 hours a day
- Clinical staff is available 24 hours per day 7 days per week to help clients through critical events
- Residents begin working on aftercare plans as early as week 2 (i.e. Sober housing, outpatient care, medication evaluation)
- Upon discharge, the resident has been introduced to and bonded with members of programs such as acupuncture, yoga, alcoholics / narcotics anonymous, church, sober living, and other sober events.
- Staff transports graduates to their aftercare destination.
Contact Stout Street Foundation
Address: 7251 E. 49th Ave., Commerce City, CO 80022
Visit Stout Street Foundation's Website
October: Partnership for Progress
- Southeastern Colorado Service Area: PFP serves the residents of Baca, Bent, Crowley, Kiowa, Otero & Prowers counties, with main offices in La Junta and Lamar and satellite offices in Springfield, Las Animas, Ordway and Rocky Ford.
- Wide Range of Services Provided: PFP offers substance abuse treatment, drug testing, domestic violence offender counseling, court-ordered DUI/MIP treatment, anger management, moral reconation therapy, sex offender therapy, relapse prevention, medication-assisted therapy, co-occurring treatment, and Seeking Safety classes for women. PFP counselors use Brief Therapy, Motivational Interviewing and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) approaches, utilizing evidence-based practices whenever possible. Medication management, case management and family therapy are also available.
- Integrated Specialty Care: PFP has integrated its services at the High Plains Community Health Center, Lamar High School’s WHELL Clinic, the 16th Judicial District’s Drug Court, and La Junta’s Truancy Court.
- Award Winning Program: Partnership for Progress was named “Exceptional Rural Program” by the 2010 Harold E. Hughes Awards of Excellence, National Rural Alcohol and Drug Abuse Network, Inc.
- Paul Sedillo, BS, CPRP, Director
Ron Hawf, ThM, LAC, Clinical Supervisor
Janet Hawf, AA, CAC III, LPN, Quality Coordinator
Peggy Jo Gragert, BA, CAC III, Substance Abuse Counselor
Theresa Bauer, MA, LPC, CAC III, Domestic Violence/Substance Abuse Counselor
Barbara White, MSS, LAC, MAC, Co-Occurring Clinical Supervisor
Robin Runk, BS, CAC III, Substance Abuse Counselor
Deborah DeGrado, BA CAMSII CACII, Substance Abuse Counselor
Kathy McCorkle, AA, CAC II, Substance Abuse Counselor
Richard Hill, Drug Testing Technician
Constance Brase, MA, Behavioral Health Liaison
Donna Maurer, AA, Front Desk Supervisor
Jill Lucero, Receptionist
Leah Miller, Receptionist
Contact Partnership for Progress
La Junta Office
302 Barnes Ave.
La Junta, CO 81050
Phone: (719) 384-8503
Fax: (719) 384-8411
3500 1st Street South
Lamar, CO 81052
Phone: (719) 336-0478
Fax: (719) 336-0478
Visit Partnership for Progress' Website
September: Arapahoe House
Arapahoe House provides substance abuse treatment and mental health services to vulnerable individuals and families in metro Denver. Since 1975, Arapahoe House has been empowering members of our community to find help, hope and healing from drugs and alcohol. Today, they help more than 15,000 members of our community every year. With 13 locations and more than 20 specialized services, Arapahoe House is Colorado's leading nonprofit provider of affordable drug and alcohol treatment and behavioral health services. They provide substance abuse illness treatment for women and their children, teens, adults and families to help save and rebuild lives. The nationally recognized programs of Arapahoe House are designed to meet the unique treatment needs of clients to help give them a greater chance of recovery.
A limited amount of tickets and tables are available for the 3rd Annual Arapahoe House Luncheon with
Five-Time Emmy, Tony Award-Winning Actor John Larroquette on September 28th. Beginning in radio, Larroquette made
the move to acting in the 1970s. Small movie parts gave way to his breakthrough in 1983 with the role of philandering
but harmless prosecutor “Dan Fielding” on the hit sitcom Night Court, a part that earned him four consecutive Emmy
Awards. Larroquette took enough time off from the series to appear in a string of movies, and in 1993 he landed his
own series, The John Larroquette Show. It allowed him to play a recovering alcoholic, a role that wasn't much of
a stretch. A prolific drinker during the 70s, the actor got sober in 1982. He has since been sharing his story
so that others suffering from the same disease might realize there is a way out of the bottle and into life.
Larroquette won his fifth Emmy for a guest role on the hit series The Practice. Recent TV acting credits include
roles on Boston Legal, House, and Chuck. Larroquette won a Tony Award in 2011 for
his role as J. B. Biggley
alongside Daniel Radcliffe in the Broadway revival of the musical How to Succeed in Business Without Really
Trying. All proceeds from this event will benefit Arapahoe Houses’ life-changing addiction treatment
programs. Please visit Arapahoe House's website to purchase tickets.
Address: 8801 Lipan St, Thornton, CO 80260 (Administrative Offices)
August: Centennial Mental Health Center
The mission of Centennial Mental Health Center, Inc. (Centennial) is to achieve excellence in the provision of
behavioral health services that lead to optimal health and well-being.
Founded in 1979 from the merger of smaller organizations established in the 1950s and ’60s, Centennial serves the
10 counties of northeastern Colorado: Cheyenne, Elbert, Kit Carson, Lincoln, Logan, Morgan, Phillips, Sedgwick,
Washington and Yuma. This expansive area of farms, ranches and grasslands covers 17,647 square miles, 16% of
Colorado’s total area, while its 111,2051 people comprise only 2% of the state population.
Centennial’s comprehensive service model—providing treatment for both substance use disorders and mental
health services—creates efficiencies that ensure all services are available across its entire 10-county catchment
area and remain accessible and affordable for all clients. Centennial is the only regional provider able to
supplement traditional substance use disorder treatment with mental health, psychiatric and nursing services and,
when appropriate, psychological testing. During FY2011, 934, or 21%, of Centennial’s 4,426 clients were
provided with services though its substance abuse disorders programs.
Substance Use Disorder Services provides numerous outpatient treatment options to persons aged 11 and older,
with an emphasis on substance use counseling, support groups and case management. Specific programs include
Specialized Women’s Treatment to address the unique needs of women in substance use treatment; Special
Connections, supporting pregnant women; Minors In Possession treatment for individuals under 21 charged with
possession of drugs or alcohol; Level II Therapy and Education for people charged with DUI; Strategies for Self
Improvement and Change for people with past criminal conduct; and Relapse Prevention, teaching life-skills
training such as healthy coping skills and positive alternatives to using drugs and alcohol.
Jail-Based Behavioral Health Services (JBBS) is a new program created in collaboration with 10 local sheriffs’
departments to provide evidence-based services to inmates through substance use disorder treatment and cooccurring
substance and mental health treatment. Expected results are to decrease recidivism, re-incarceration and
the length of incarceration while assuring continuity of care in the community after release.
Contact Centennial Mental Health Center
Phone: (970) 522-4549
Fax: (970) 522-9544
Address:211 West Main, Sterling, CO 80751
Visit Centennial's Website
35+ years providing comprehensive treatment programs for alcohol & drug use/abuse.
Alcoholism or drug addiction is a complex illness involving various mental, physical, & social aspects of a person.
To this end, a Cognitive Behavioral Change approach to treatment is offered.
This philosophy includes a long-term approach to recovery that includes client participation in support groups
such as Narcotics Anonymous, Alcoholics Anonymous, or other self-help groups after completion of treatment.
RESADA is a non-profit corporation, formed in 1977, and owned by Baca, Bent, Crowley, Kiowa, Otero and
Prowers counties. This agency is partially funded through contracted services per episode with managed care
entities (MSO's) in the State of Colorado. Other funds are obtained through contracts with agencies, grants,
donations from private and public organizations, individual donations, and collection of client fees.
To promote accessibility to treatment for residents in the
six county service area, SSPA4, as well as other Colorado
residents, the following services are available:
- Residential Treatment
- Outpatient programs
- DUI Education/Therapy
Services are provided regardless of age, race, sex, religious or political orientation, and physical or mental disability.
Visit RESADA's Website
June: Addiction Research and Treatment Services (ARTS)
The Addiction Research and Treatment Services (ARTS) is the clinical program of the Division of Substance Dependence, Department of Psychiatry at the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine. ARTS has provided residential and outpatient empirically supported substance abuse treatment services in Colorado for over 33 years, with an emphasis on psychosocial and pharmacological treatments for adolescents, women, men, families and those involved in the criminal justice system. ARTS is on the cutting edge of scientific research, medical education and clinical care for the purpose of reducing death and dying from addictive disorders.
ARTS Featured Programs of the Month: The Haven & The Baby Haven
The Haven is a Modified Therapeutic Community (MTC) which provides substance abuse treatment fot women, mothers, and their infants. The Haven
was the first program in Colorado to accept infants into residence while their mothers received substance abuse treatment—keeping
children out of the foster care system. Haven clients typically stay for 12 months in residential treatment, followed by an
additional 12 months of outpatient MTC treatment services. Some of the services offered are:
- Drug and alcohol services
- Family services/Services for pregnant and post-partum women
- Educational/Vocational Services
- Medical and mental health services
- Collaboration/Coordination/Case Management
- Doula Services
Learn more about The Haven
The Baby Haven
Baby Haven is a new, state-of-the-art, licensed childcare facility that provides child care for:
- Infants and toddlers whose mothers are in residential substance abuse treatment at The Haven
- Children whose parents have successfully completed the ARTS residential treatment programs
- ARTS staff members
- CCAP and private pay families from the community
The Facility has suffucient space for 41 infants and toddlers, with additional classrooms and meeting space. By June 2012, it is anticipated to be Qualistar rates.
Learn more about the Baby Haven in this brochure.
- National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) reveals that in 2009, 4.5 percent of pregnant women in the US reported using illicit drugs recently (i.e., in the previous month)
- For pregnant teenagers, the rate of recent illicit drug use was approximately 15 percent
- Secondly, a report with Colorado-specific data produced by the Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) notes that 14.5 percent of pregnant women in Colorado reported some alcohol use during the third trimester of their pregnancy
- Women who enter treatment pregnant and are eligible for Medicaid can have their treatment paid for up to 12 months post-partum
3732 W. Princeton Circle
Denver, CO 80236
The Baby Haven
3610 W. Princeton Circle
Denver, CO 80236
May: The Council
Since 1960, The Council has been helping people struggling with alcoholism, drug abuse and addiction. We are the oldest non-profit in Colorado providing substance abuse prevention and treatment services. Our services have expanded to addressing illegal drug use and prescription drug abuse as well as overall addictive behaviors. We also provide mental health treatment along with substance abuse treatment. Our integrated approach increases opportunities for recovery. We are a Colorado Access Medicaid provider, a Signal Behavioral Health Network in-network provider, Colorado Access to Recovery provider, a Ryan White Provider and the lead agency for the Jump-Start Re-entry Project. We accept referrals from multiple sources and accept some private insurance plans. We offer a broad range of programs including DUI Education and Therapy, RISE Program, Mile High Meth Project, individual, group and family counseling, sobriety monitoring, gender specific groups, and intensive outpatient along with weekly outpatient treatment. We also offer a different twist on treatment by providing our clients with the option of partaking in yoga, acupuncture and quilting. Please feel free to check out our website and attached links for a full description on our programs.
Mile High Council
- Project Recovery
- DUI/DWI Education and Treatment
- The Mile High Meth Project
- Gay Men’s Wellness Initiative
- Beat the Street
- Jump Start Reentry Services
- Community Reentry Project
- Short term homeless family shelter
- Runaway and homeless youth shelter (The Fort at Comitis)
- Emergency cold weather shelter 24/7
- Crisis referral line 24/7
- Functional Family Therapy
- Mental health & substance abuse treatment
Contact Our Team!
Mile High Council
655 Broadway, Suite 200 - DENVER
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Comitis Family Services
2178 Victor Street - AURORA
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Arapahoe/Douglas Mental Health Network (ADMHN) provides professional, culturally inclusive mental health and substance abuse services in the south metro Denver area. We offer programs for adults, seniors, families, couples and children. These services include counseling, psychiatry, crisis services, case management, substance abuse treatment, victim services, an adult acute treatment unit, supported and residential housing, services to the criminal justice system, vocational and social rehabilitation, a therapeutic day treatment school and school-based services. ADMHN has an on-site pharmacy and also offers community education, wellness programs and a Speakers Bureau.
As a private, nonprofit mental health provider for more than 55 years, ADMHN has been serving the communities of Arapahoe and Douglas counties. Many programs are open to residents outside this area, including our substance abuse treatment programs – Aquarius Center and the dual-diagnosis Substance Abuse & Mental Illness program – as well as Turning Points, our insurance-only counseling and psychiatric practice.
Recovery Story of the Week
Each week in April, Arapahoe/Douglas Mental Health Network will feature a recover success story in the hopes to provide inspiration and hope to other who struggle with mental illness. Recovery IS possible even when there are challenges, obstacles and barriers to overcome. For most people with a severe mental illness, recovery is an ongoing process. Since the illness is not likely to get totally resolved, there will be ongoing management of the condition. Recovery is the process of reclaiming one’s life from mental illness. As with other difficult events in life, over time, people learn to adjust to their challenges.
April Is Substance Abuse Awareness Month
Substance Abuse Awareness Month was created to increase public awareness and the understanding that alcoholism is a chronic brain disease that is treatable. If you or someone you know is struggling with substance abuse, Arapahoe/Douglas Mental Health Network can help. We serve both adults and adolescents struggling with addiction issues – including drugs, alcohol, medications and substances – with comprehensive services that lead to recovery.
Click here to learn more about our Aquarius (substance abuse) program
To provide mental health and substance abuse treatment services that are professional, comprehensive, culturally inclusive and fully integrated across health care; to create opportunities that empower people to recover and to improve their quality of life; and to promote public acceptance of mental illness.
Find information about Arapahoe/Douglas Mental Health Network's upcoming events by visiting ADMHN's website.
Contact Arapahoe/Douglas Mental Health Network
We have 10 locations to serve you. For your nearest location, please visit our website.
March: Denver Health: BHS
Denver Health: Behavioral Health Services (BHS), assesses, evaluates and treats patients with psychiatric and substance abuse disorders. BHS consists of the adult, adolescent hospital-based inpatient services, community detoxification, outpatient programs, psychiatric emergency services and mobile crisis services.
Denver Health OBHS (Outpatient Behavioral Health Services) is a distinct part of a hospital that provides medically monitored, interdisciplinary addiction-focused treatment to patients/clients who have psychoactive substance use disorders. OBHS provides substance abuse treatment and methadone maintenance and detox - outpatient programs for persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, pregnant/postpartum women including DUI/DWI offenders and criminal justice clients. Learn more about OBHS.
Denver Health CARES (Comprehensive Addictions Rehabilitation and Evaluation Services) is a 100-bed, non-medical, clinically managed treatment facility, whose mission to provide a safe detoxification for public inebriates, and to provide assessment, education, motivational counseling, and residential treatment. Denver CARES operates 24/7, with a staff of registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, psychiatric technicians, and addiction counselors. Licensed clinical social workers are also available through Denver Health Medical Center. CARES is located at 1155 Cherokee Street in Denver. Learn more about CARES.
Denver Health BHS provides a number of services to those who are struggling with substance abuse or any emotional problems.
They provide a number of services, including:
Children and Adolescents
Learn more about Behavioral Health at Denver Health
HIV Support: Stonewall (OBHS)
HepC Support (OBHS)
Contact Denver Health
777 Bannock Street
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Denver, CO 80204
February: North Range Behavioral Health
North Range Behavioral Health is the community mental health center and substance abuse provider agency serving Weld County, Colorado. They are a private, non-profit corporation dedicated to providing professional, culturally competent mental health and substance abuse services to Weld County residents.
North Range Behavioral Health has been providing services in Weld County since the Mental Hygiene Clinic was established in Greeley in 1929. The clinic became part of the Weld County Health Department in 1938 and was incorporated as a private non-profit entity in 1971 under the name of Weld Mental Health Center. The center’s name changed to North Range Behavioral Health in 1997 to better reflect the changes in behavioral health treatment and the philosophical approaches to client care. In 2008, NRBH merged with Island Grove Regional Treatment Center and began to offer a wide range of integrated services for individuals with mental illness, substance abuse disorders, or both. As times have changed, so has North Range Behavioral Health. They are proud of their work and their long record of outstanding service to the people of Weld County.
The staff at NRBH is exceptional! They have a highly qualified staff of psychiatrists, psychologists, professional counselors, clinical social workers, case managers, administrators, and support staff. The team at NRBH works hard to provide outstanding behavioral health services to their community. Signal BHN is very proud to have NRBH as the February Provider of the Month.
Learn more about NRBH
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January: IDEA (Ideas Directed at Eliminating Abuse)
IDEA is a counseling center that provides linguistically and culturally appropriate counseling, education, therapy and referral services to prevent and eliminate all forms of abuse. Their mission is to guide individuals and families in addressing behaviors which impede healthy lifestyles and create generational cycles of substance abuse and family violence.
IDEA’s services include: DUI education & therapy, substance abuse treatment, domestic violence, general treatment, youth programs, monitored sobriety, and evaluations. The IDEA staff recently earned the Impaired Drivers Education Program (IDEP) certification and the agency has implemented this program in lieu of the Driving with Care program (for English-speaking clients only). Note: Spanish-speaking clients will continue to utilize the Driving with Care program until IDEP releases a Spanish-speaking version of their program.
1090 S. Sable Blvd., Aurora, CO 80012
Contact: Jose Soleedad
2420 E. Bridge Street, Unite B, Brighton, CO 80601
Contact: Robert Mondragon
2560 W. 29th Avenue, Denver, CO 80211
Contact: Ben Montano
9150-B N. Washington Street, Thornton, CO 80229
Contact: Steve Perez
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