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Addiction

Animas Alano Club:

Looking for help with addiction-related behaviors? The Animas Alano club hosts a number of 12-step meetings and social functions throughout the week. A weekly schedule is housed on their website.

Information from their website: The Animas Alano Club in and of itself is not a 12-step program nor an addiction recovery center; but home to many different recovery-based programs and groups. The Club serves its purpose by providing an outwardly healthy environment, a venue that is conducive to recovery, a physical location where each group can hold its meetings that allows for fellowship activities before, after, and in between those meetings.

Department of Human Services / Child & Adult Protection

La Plata County Human Services:

Information from their website: La Plata County’s Human Services Department is dedicated to serving people. It consists of ten units responsible for administering a variety of programs, many of which are mandated and regulated by state and federal law. These programs offer a wide-range of public assistance to children, elderly, disabled and low-income residents.

Gender Services

4 Corners Alliance for Diversity:

Information from thier website: In fulfilling our mission, Four Corners Alliance for Diversity works to promote equality and social justice for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning (LGBTQ+) people in the Four Corners area. As an organization that provides education, information, support, community outreach, as well as special events and activities for the community, Four Corners Alliance for Diversity creates alliances between the LGBTQ+ community and the community-at-large, recognizing that many issues are of importance to all of us who reside in the region, and on an even broader scale that champions civil rights.

Mankind Project:

Inforation from their website: The ManKind Project empowers men to missions of service, supporting men to make a difference in the lives of others – men, women, and children around the world. We help men through any transition, men at all levels of success, men facing almost any challenge. Our flagship training, is described by many as the most powerful men’s training available: New Warrior Training Adventure. The ManKind Project (MKP) is not affiliated with any religious practice or political party. We strive to be increasingly inclusive and affirming of cultural differences, especially with respect to color, class, sexual orientation, faith, age, ability, ethnicity, and nationality.

Rainbow Youth Center:

Information from their website: The Four Corners Rainbow Youth Center’s mission is to offer a safe, non-judgmental, and visible space for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and Questioning (LGBTQ) youth, families and allies in our community. Our goal is to demystify stereotypes and empower through education. We envision that the LGBTQ youth and allies will direct and develop peer-led educational and recreational activities to youth ages 13-18. Our role is to help guide and provide resources to meet the needs of youth and allies in our community.

Women’s Resource Center:

Information from their website: The Women’s Resource Center in Durango, Colorado, advocates for the personal empowerment and economic self-sufficiency of women and families in La Plata County.

Independant Living

Southwest Center for Independence:

Information from their website: People with disabilities providing supports and training for the disability and elder communities to live well in southwest Colorado.  

We envision a world where people with disabilities and elders are respected and included members of their communities, making their own decisions, directing the supports and services they need to live well in the community, and giving back to the community from their strength

Housing Solutions of the Southwest:

Information from their website: Housing Solutions was formed in 1981 and first operating under the name Southwest Community Resources. Today we operate multiple programs, all housing related, to help people in Southwest Colorado who are struggling to meet their basic housing needs. We work in Archuleta, Dolores, La Plata, Montezuma, and San Juan Counties.

Programs include rental assistance voucher program, transitional living programs, emergency homeless prevention, housing counseling for qualifying individuals or families. We are the only HUD certified counseling agency that assists people with mortgage modification and foreclosure prevention. Also, we have multiple programs for people of different income levels including homebuyer and credit counseling, weatherization services and housing rehabilitation. Depending on income, these services may be at no cost or be through a low-interest loan.

Integrated Care

Axis Health System:

Information from their website: Since 2006, Axis Health System has been a leader in developing and offering integrated care, which blends mental health, substance use, primary care and oral healthcare and referrals at the following locations:

Partner Violence

Alternative Horizons:

Information from their website: Serving La Plata and San Juan Counties, the mission of Alternative Horizons is to provide support and alternatives to survivors of domestic violence and their families while striving to strengthen our community through education and prevention outreach. 

Domestic violence, also known as intimate-partner abuse, knows no boundaries of gender, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity or socioeconomics. We strive to be open, inclusive, and helpful toward survivors from all walks of life. 

They offer a number of services: including groups, individual counseling, legal help, and a 24-hour crisis line.

Public Health

San Juan Basin Health:

Information from their website: San Juan Basin Public Health (SJBPH) is a local public health agency serving all residents of Archuleta and La Plata counties. As the regional LPHA we monitor, investigate, and communicate the health conditions affecting our communities.

For 70 years, SJBPH has improved the health and environment of the Southwest Colorado community. We are governed by a local Board of Health whose seven members are appointed by the County Commissioners of Archuleta and La Plata counties.

Senior Services

La Plata County Senior Centers:

Information from their webstie: La Plata County Senior Services is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for all adults age 60 years or older and helping them age with dignity and purpose.

Through information, advocacy and service, we are committed to building a healthier community for all senior residents.

Sexual Assualt

Sexual Assualt Services Organization:

Information from their website: SASO is dedicated to providing advocacy to victims of sexual assault and providing education and prevention programs aimed at increasing public awareness and safety to stop sexual violence through an anti-oppression framework.

Therapist Referral List

Southwest Colorado Therapist List:

At times my schedule is full and I am unable to take on new clients for a period of time. In the event this is the case when you call, please review this list. It is a great resource created by LeAnn Shaw, LMFT another thearpist in the Durango area. It includes specialty areas, insurance coverages, and contact information for a number of mental health providers in the Southwest Colorado region.