A Story of Collaboration

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November 30, 2018

Libraries can change lives, and High Plains Library is no exception. The High Plains Library District “connects their communities to information, inspiration, and entertainment for life.” No longer just a place to get books or movies or use the free WIFI, our libraries are where you’ll find specialty items such as projectors, laptops, and telescopes…

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Taking Flight with Wings Intensive Addiction Services

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November 21, 2018

In August 2018, North Range Behavioral Health launched Wings, a residential and outpatient treatment program for women struggling with substance use disorders. Wings is designed for expectant mothers and mothers with children under the age of 5. Kathryn Warner, Wings Program Director, says she repeats the oft-quoted flight attendants’ orders: “In case of an emergency,…

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Supporting Families with SafeCare®

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November 21, 2018

North Range Behavioral Health offers SafeCare® Colorado, a voluntary program for parents and caregivers with children ages 5 and under who need extra support to keep their families safe and healthy. The North Range SafeCare team has served families in Greeley and throughout Weld County, from Hudson to Erie, Pierce to Windsor and every community…

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Been There, Done That: Peer Specialists

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November 21, 2018

Ten years ago, Jae Novotny was an accountant who had been diagnosed with bipolar disorder. Then, the 2008 financial crisis hit, and she lost her job and health insurance. On the recommendation of her doctor, she contacted North Range. After success in treatment, her therapist recommended that Novotny become a Peer Specialist. Today, Novotny is…

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Co-Responders: Changing the Story

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November 21, 2018

“If it looks like a mental health call, they call us,” says Kimberly Collins. Collins oversees North Range Behavioral Health Crisis Services, which includes the new Co-Responder program. The “us” is North Range’s Co-Responders, clinicians who accompany the “they”—law enforcement in Evans and Greeley, plus firefighters and EMTs. Co-Responders assist with individuals who are in…

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