Tag: behavioral health

Larimer County Sheriff Office

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, […]

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Larimer coalition plans to ask for sales tax for mental health

“A coalition of mental health experts within Larimer County are working together to expand treatment options to all corners of the county and expect to ask voters for a sales tax to help pay for this behavioral health initiative. Laurie Stolen, the county’s behavioral health project director, mentioned the possible ballot issue Tuesday as the […]

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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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