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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 […]

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Behavioral Health Grant Contract Signed

“The Board of Larimer County Commissioners today signed a contract for a grant award of $397,428 from the Colorado Department of Human Services Office of Behavioral Health to help fund the new Co-Responder Program in Larimer County. The funding gives local law enforcement more tools to help people with mental health and substance abuse issues. […]

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Resources for Rising Homeless Population

Homeward 2020, a City-wide think-tank dedicated to making homelessness “rare, short-lived and non-recurring,” defines as being homeless for six months or longer and has seen a rise in the numbers of people who are homeless. Fort Collins has a number of services, nonprofit organizations and businesses which are available in the City for the homeless. The […]

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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 […]

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Collaboration opens up homes for 9 people living in poverty, homelessness

Neighbor to Neighbor turned three former group homes into shared housing, a model they hope can be used in the future to mitigate homelessness for at-risk populations. N2N partnered with Homeless Gear, SummitStone Health Partners and Disabled Resource Services to support homeless residents living with disabilities and making less than 30 percent of area median income. The first of nine […]

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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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Trump Administration Declares Opioid Crisis A Public Health Emergency

www.npr.org October 26, 20175:02 AM ET Heard on Morning Edition President Trump declared a public health emergency to deal with the opioid epidemic Thursday, freeing up some resources for treatment. More than 140 Americans die every day from an opioid overdose, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. “We are currently dealing with […]

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