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Outreach Fort Collins to expand in 2018

According to the Coloradoan, Outreach Fort Collins expects to expand its hours which will help increase its services due to a 73 percent increase in community need. They have an on-the-street, professionally staffed team to help build relationships with community members, service providers, businesses and city services as a means to address and deescalate disruptive […]

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Loveland police life-saving initiatives push officers outside of traditional law enforcement duties

The police department has received overdose reversal drugs, heart-attack revival devices and mental health professionals to work alongside officers By Sam Lounsberry – Reporter-Herald Staff Writer Posted: 11/04/2017 06:58:53 PM MDT Within the last year, Loveland police officers have gained resources to revive both drug overdose and cardiac arrest victims, as well as provide residents […]

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Gratitude for the Generous Support at SummitStone Breakfast Event

SummitStone Health Partners would like to express our gratitude to each and every community member who attended our recent Annual Breakfast Event. We had a record number of people who came to learn more about the behavioral health services we provide across Larimer County, and to support our free Mental Health First Aid training program. […]

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Larimer County law agencies seek grant to pair more counselors with officers

Funds will expand program to have counselors work with officers in Larimer County, Loveland, Fort Collins By Pamela Johnson – Reporter-Herald Staff Writer Local law enforcement agencies are hoping for a $362,000 grant to multiply the number of certified counselors available to respond to crisis calls with officers. Larimer County is leading the grant application […]

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Loveland, Fort Collins police team up with behavioral health specialists

Not every person with a mental health issue who gets reported to police is engaged in criminal activity. Yet police are often called to respond to incidents where a person may need crisis assistance but not necessarily criminal justice intervention. That takes up limited police resources and emergency services and doesn’t get the person the […]

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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 […]

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SummitStone hosts grand opening

The agency that services adults, children and families who are dealing with mental health crises and addition issues held a celebration for its new building at Orchard’s Shopping Center By Saja HindiReporter-Herald Staff Writer |Posted:   05/03/2017 07:43:45 AM MDT   If there’s one message SummitStone Health Partners Chief Executive Officer Michael Allen wants people […]

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SummitStone Health Partners has a new leader

Michael Allen of Fort Collins becomes CEO of the behavioral health nonprofit By Shelley Widhalm  –  Reporter-Herald Staff Writer The new CEO at SummitStone liked his old job. When a recruiter called Michael Allen about taking over for longtime chief executive officer Randy Ratliff, Allen decided to check out the position at SummitStone Health Partners, […]

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