COLORADO SPIRIT
(970) 221-5551

SummitStone Health Partners, in collaboration with the Health District of Northern Larimer County, has been selected to provide mental health disaster response due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. A 24-hour counseling and resource call-line is available free of charge to anyone impacted by COVID-19. Services provided by the grant from FEMA, known as Colorado Spirit, can be accessed by calling the Health District’s Connections line at (970) 221-5551.

This warm-line provides a safe, anonymous outlet for those who may be experiencing a number of emotions due to the effects of the pandemic. Trained counselors are here to talk to people of all ages who may be experiencing anxiety, depression, hopelessness, worry or even cabin-fever at levels they never have before. People may not be at the crisis level but are feeling like they need someone to talk to and help them work through this extremely difficult time.

SummitStone will employ two crisis counselors, three warm-line staff, a senior care specialist, and a childcare specialist to supplement the Health District’s counselors and allow for the Connections line to be staffed 24/7. Anyone who may need these services can call (970) 221-5551.

INFORMATION & RESOURCES

Funded through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) with oversight by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE), the Colorado Spirit support call-line will provide short-term interventions to assist those impacted by COVID-19 in understanding their current situation and reactions, mitigating stress, promoting effective coping strategies and resilience, and providing emotional support. Crisis counselors, working closely with community organizations, will be able to distribute available resources and refer survivors to behavioral health treatment and other services in the community. Services are provided at no cost and are available to anyone who has been impacted by the COVID-19 crisis.

SummitStone Health Partners is the not-for-profit behavioral health provider for Northern Colorado and Larimer County. Since 1957, SummitStone’s mission has been to provide unsurpassed mental health and substance use prevention, intervention and treatment services. SummitStone now serves more than 10,000 community members across Larimer County annually, which includes a Behavioral Health Urgent Care and Crisis Stabilization Unit located at 1217 Riverside Ave. in Fort Collins.

The Health District of Northern Larimer County has been meeting local healthcare needs since 1960. Today they provide dental, mental health, prescription assistance, cholesterol, and blood pressure testing, quit tobacco, health insurance assistance and advance care planning services to the residents of northern Larimer County. The Health District partners with other local organizations to assess and plan for the larger health-care needs of the community.

SummitStone Crisis Services offers free, confidential, professional, 24/7 support

If you or someone you know is experiencing a self-defined behavioral health crisis, call 1 (844) 493-TALK (8255) or text TALK to 38255. We can help manage your situation, provide immediate support and consultation, and connect you to resources. You can also call SummitStone directly at (970) 494-4200 anytime day or night.

Visit our Crisis Services page for more information.

For further information about this topic, please contact marketing@summitstonehealth.org