News about services & upcoming events from Community Reach Center
A Note from the  CEO
Dear Friends and Supporters,
Rick Doucet, CEO

According to the Centers for Disease Control, approximately 18% of all Colorado adults engage in heavy or binge drinking monthly - 1 out of every 5.  Currently, alcohol is the "main factor" in 2% of all deaths for Colorado adults between the ages of 20 and 64.   The damage caused by substance use disorder is significant in terms of lost wages, overall health and impacts on relationships and families.  

In response to a growing need for broader and more intensive services in Adams County, Community Reach Center has recently expanded its substance abuse programming.  On March 30th, we will launch full operations for outpatient social detox services at Community Reach Center's Center for Detox Treatment - formerly known as Arapahoe House, located at 7373 Birch Street in Commerce City.  This is where individuals in Adams County deemed to be in need of detoxification services for alcohol or drug consumption will be cared for.  Community Reach Center aims to provide a 24/7 monitored, safe and supportive social detox environment for the Adams County community. 

Interventions and after care supports will be tailored around health and wellness education, recovery, coaching and referrals to appropriate treatment based on individual need.  The facility will be staffed 24/7/365 by multi-disciplinary staff who specialize in substance use services and assist individuals in what is often the first step in their recovery process. 

Once discharged from detox, many will be referred to our Intensive Outpatient Program where they will benefit from 48 weeks of individual and group therapy, case management and a wide variety of other services that will support them in their recovery.

There continues to be a great deal of shame and stigma associated with addiction.  Please know that whenever someone decides that today is the day to get help, Community Reach Center is ready to provide them with evidence-based therapies and all the restorative services necessary to support a happier, healthier life-style free of addiction.  Click here for more information. 


Rick Doucet
Chief Executive Officer

Service Highlight
Dining room at Stages
New Residential Facility

Next month Community Reach Center will open its new residential facility called Stages, located on our 10-acre Northglenn campus. Stages is specifically designed as a residential stabilization facility for men and women 18 years of age and older.
The single-story 15,000-square-foot building features clear sight lines between staff and consumers, lots of natural light, and hallways and rooms specifically designed for sub-acute treatment.  The setting is designed to help consumers avoid costly hospitalization. 

This type of sub-acute facility offers the highest quality care for consumers needing a period of bed-based services in a less restrictive setting than a hospital.  To the health care provider community, Stages also provides an excellent step-down option for patients who are discharged from psychiatric hospitalization and would benefit from a short period of residential services in a community setting.
"We are very proud to have this new facility in our continuum of care, and we encourage clinicians and providers to make referrals accordingly," said Amanda Jones, clinical director of Recovery and Transition Services. "It is a pleasure to open this new facility that shows Community Reach Center's commitment to provide the very best services to enhance the health of our community."
Linda Hamaker, CAO
Center Welcomes New Chief Administrative Officer

Community Reach Center is pleased to welcome Linda Hamaker, PhD to its leadership team.  The position of Chief Administrative Officer is new to Community Reach. Hamaker will provide oversight for non-clinical support teams such as Quality Assurance and Compliance, Front Desk staff, Community and External Relations and Human Resources. COO Clay Cunningham will continue to provide comprehensive oversight of clinical operations.

CEO Rick Doucet said, "We like to keep our administration lean, but due to growth we needed more help. Linda has exceptional project management skills and the right perspectives to advance our mission. We are proud to have her on board."

She  comes to Community Reach most recently from VitalVantage360 in Houston, TX and brings experience in process improvement, change management and communications, among other valuable talents.   

"I look forward to meeting everyone behind our successful programs and learning about the strategic initiatives that continue to make CRC an employee and consumer destination!", said Hamaker.

Reaching Out to the Community
Mental Health First Aid (Youth Module) Classes

Friday, April 7th
8am to 5pm
Community Reach Center
1870 W. 122nd Ave.
Westminster, CO  80234

Mental Health First Aid (Adult Module) Classes

Friday, April 28th
8am to 5pm
Community Reach Center
1870 W. 122nd Ave.
Westminster, CO  80234

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) training is a fast-paced, dynamic class that teaches you to recognize risk factors and warning signs for a range of behavioral health problems.
The Youth Module is for any adult who is involved with adolescents.  The course covers various mental health challenges common among youth 12 to 18 years of age.   The Adult Module covers signs, symptoms and behaviors associated with mental health distress in adults.  Both modules teach the  evidence-based five-step Action Plan to provide basic assistance to someone experiencing a mental health crisis.
CLICK HERE to register. More class dates are frequently added to this site.
Speakers Bureau
Free Speakers Bureau

Would your staff or community group like to learn more about stress management? Post Traumatic Stress Disorder? How to help someone living with depression? Would you like to better understand the realities of mental health disorders? Community Reach Center can provide a skilled, engaging speaker to present on these and other topics at your next Rotary Club, staff or church group meeting.   CLICK HERE to learn more!

Get Your STOMP On!

Join Community Reach Center's Stigma Stompers team at the 2017 NAMI Walk on May 20th! 

Stigma Stompers is committed to raising funds to help the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) provide more supports and resources for people living with mental health challenges. Half of all the funds that our Stigma Stompers team raises will go directly to NAMI of Adams County.  Our team fundraising target is $4,000.  Please outreach your like-minded friends to help us reach - better yet - exceed our goal! 

Thank you in advance for your support !

Community Reach Center offering free stress/anxiety screens at 9Health Fair

Sat., April 22nd, 7am to 12pm
Platte Valley Medical Center | 1600 Prairie Center Pkwy, Brighton, CO

Mon., April 24th, 7am to 12pm
Crossroads Church | 10451 Huron St, Northglenn, CO

Sat., May 6th,7am to 12pm
Margaret Carpenter Rec Center | 11151 Colorado Blvd., Thornton,CO

Stop by and see us!

Community Reach Center is a top-tier behavioral health and wellness provider serving people of all ages at seven outpatient offices and more than 100 community-based sites throughout Adams County, Colorado.   The Center has worked diligently to preserve and promote a commitment to excellence, professionalism and integrity within our community healthcare system for nearly 60 years - currently serving more than 13,000 individuals annually.  We employ more than 500 highly trained professionals committed to health and wellness.  Community Reach Center was awarded the 2016 Governor's Service Award for Outstanding Non-Profit. 
Community Reach Center is a leading integrated care partner in Colorado - meaning that mental healthcare, primary medical care and dental services are provided in one location at dozens of clinics throughout the north Denver metro area.  Additionally, Mountainland Pediatrics, Inc., an affiliate of Community Reach Center, provides primary pediatric care for children from birth through age 21, and is co-located with Community Reach Center's Child Development Center.

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