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Co-responder program yields positive results

Co-responder program yields positive results for law enforcement and clients  One of the programs I am most proud of here at SummitStone began in 2016 as a response to the increasing number of calls police were answering that were not necessarily criminal in nature, but more related to mental health concerns. Our co-responder program pairs […]

SummitStone’s Co-Responder program helps Loveland police provide mental health support to people in need

SummitStone’s Co-Responder program has been in Loveland since 2016 and has been a valuable resource for the Loveland Police Department to help build community trust and ease the strain on law enforcement. “As sweeping protests against police brutality in the wake of George Floyd’s death have led to a national conversation about policing, many communities […]

Mental health Co-responder helps free up police/EMS

A mental health Co-responder can help respond to calls in which a mental or behavioral health issue is involved in hopes of helping funnel people to the resources they need instead of just sending them into the criminal justice system and continuing the cycle. SummitStone Health Partners Co-responder, Ryan Hale feels his background prepared him […]

Grant funded Co-Responder Program meets high demands in its first year

By pairing SummitStone Health Partners Co-responder, Lesley Craig, and the Larimer County Sheriff’s Office, this has helped improve outcomes and save lives of those with mental health and substance use issues. “Long-term solutions are one of the co-responder’s goals. The program aims to help give citizens in crisis an access point to assessment and treatment, […]

SummitStone Co-Responder program continues to grow, gain recognition

SummitStone is proud to announce that Jesse Boyd, our Co-Responder with the Loveland Police Department, was recognized as the Professional Staff Employee of the Year at the Police Department’s Annual Awards Ceremony on Feb. 22. Chief Robert Ticer commended Jesse’s work ethic along with the overall effectiveness of the program, which focuses on including behavioral […]

Thompson Valley EMS embeds Co-responder for behavioral health calls

SummitStone Health Partners has paired a behavioral health co-responder with the Loveland-based emergency medical service, marking one of the first non-law enforcement agencies to do so. The CARES program connects people with resources they may not have access to that help prevent further needs for service and can also refer patients to mental health programs. […]

Co-responders for Law Enforcement Grant

Co-responders can help respond to calls in which a mental or behavioral health issue is involved in hopes of helping funnel people to the resources they need instead of just sending them into the criminal justice system and continuing the cycle. We are excited about the additional behavioral health specialists who will be helping law enforcement officers […]

Grant for Co-responders for Law Enforcement

We are excited for the additional behavioral health specialists who will be helping law enforcement officers on crisis calls in Larimer County.  The $397,000 grant from the Colorado Department of Human Services will allow specialists to respond to calls in which a mental or behavioral health issue is involved in hopes of helping funnel people to the resources […]

Expansion of co-responder program a step in the right direction in better addressing mental health crises

The next time a Fort Collins police officer is called to help someone experiencing a mental health crisis, his backup might not carry a badge or a gun. Fort Collins Police Services and SummitStone Health Partners this month will begin pairing officers trained in community policing with experts trained in de-escalating mental health crises. The […]

Panel discussion focuses on mental health during COVID

This panel discussion provides perspectives about the mental health and substance use issues in Larimer County resulting from COVID-19 and other 2020 stressors. Learn how families have been impacted, the role of disparities, and how providers have transformed their ways of working. Speakers include Marybeth Rigali-Oiler, PhD, Licensed Psychologist, CAYAC Program, Health District of Northern […]