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Community Resources

Adaptive Sports Association
P.O. Box 1884
Durango, CO 81302
970-259-0374
www.asadurango.org
The Adaptive Sports Association helps to enrich and transform the lives of people with disabilities through sports. By working with students to overcome physical and cognitive challenges in a supportive environment, ASA helps students to give disability a possibility.

Adult Education Center
701 Camino del Rio #301
Durango, CO 81301
970-385-4354
www.durangoaec.org
GED, ESOL, and tutoring are offered. Our Community Education classes are available for an affordable enrollment fee as well. If you want to brush up on a few subjects, learn to speak a new language, learn computer skills, or earn your GED, feel free to contact us or stop by the Center.

Alpine Clinic
2243 Main Avenue, Suite 4
Durango, CO 81301
970-385-5868
The Alpine Clinic provides mental health services for children, adolescents, adults and families. Counseling and psychiatric services are available. The cost varies depending on insurance.

Alternative Horizons
PO Box 503
222 W 8th Street
Durango, CO 81301
Office: 970-247-4374
24/7 Hotline: 970-247-9619
http://www.alternativehorizons.org/
Supports survivors of domestic violence. 24 hour hotline, support groups in English and Spanish, legal representation for divorce/custody cases, court advocacy, community outreach presentations.

Axis Health System
281 Sawyer Drive
Durango, CO 81301
Office: 970-259-2162
24/7 Crisis Number: 970-247-5245
www.axishealthsystem.org
Crisis Mental Health Services Provides emergency mental health crisis services 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Thorough mental health assessments are conducted to determine the appropriate support for the consumer. Assessments are conducted at the Center, at Mercy Hospital Emergency Room, Southwest Memorial Hospital in Cortez or at a designated location in Pagosa Springs. Outpatient Substance Abuse Treatment Provides special therapeutic services for persons with substance abuse problems and for those with co-occurring mental health and substance abuse issues. Therapy is provide for individuals, couples, families and groups.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwest Colorado
72 Suttle St # I
Durango, CO 81303
970-247-3720
www.bbig.org
BBBS is a mentoring program whose goal is to match boys and girls with positive, safe role models, which will set them on the path of being responsible and productive adults. Children must be ages 6-17 and be willing to make a 1 year commitment to the program. Study Connection is a 1 on 1 tutoring program throughout the school year in Durango. Students must be teacher referred.

Boys and Girls Club
2750 Main Avenue
Durango, Colorado 81301
970-375-0010
www.bgclaplata.org
The mission of the Boys and Girls Club is to provide a fun, safe place that kids can call their own, where they are inspired to reach their full potential as productive, caring and responsible citizens.

Cadence Therapeutic Riding
120 CR 236
Durango, CO 81301
970-749-0607
www.cadenceriding.org
Cadence Therapeutic Riding provides professional, therapeutic equestrian services to children and adults with physical, cognitive, emotional or developmental needs.

Colorado Legal Services
1474 Main Avenue, Suite 200
Durango, CO 81301
888-298-8483
www.coloradolegalservices.org
Free legal advice and assistance to low income individuals on selected civil topics. Income qualifications - must be at 125% or less of federal poverty guidelines.

Colorado Workforce
331 S. Camino del Rio, #C
Durango, CO 81301
970-247-0308
www.coworkforce.com
Provides easy access to a wide array of employment and training services. The program will match your skills and job experience with job announcements posted by employers. Must be over the age of 16 and eligible for employment in the United States.

Community Connections
281 Sawyer Drive
Durango, CO 81303
970-259-2464
www.communityconnectionsco.org
Community Connections, Inc. offers unique and community-based services to children and adults with developmental disabilities.

Companeros Latino Resource Center
970-375-9406
www.companeros.info
Protects and expands Latino rights in the Four Corners area. Se habla Espanol.

Disability Law Colorado (formerly The Legal Center for People with Disabilities)
1-800-531-2105
https://disabilitylawco.org/
Disability Law Colorado protects and promotes the rights of people with disabilities and older people in Colorado through direct legal representation, advocacy, education and legislative analysis.

Durango Community Shelter
1055 Avenida del Sol
Durango, CO 81301
970-259-1255
www.voacolorado.org/gethelp-southernco-durangocommunityshelter
Provides emergency shelter for homeless adults and families.

Durango High School Based Health Center
2390 North Main
Durango, CO 81301
970-259-1630 x2107
dhs.durangoschools.org/dhs-school-based-health-center
The new School Based Health Center (SBHC) offers a practical and inexpensive approach for providing preventive and primary health care services to students during school hours. The center serves students who are under-insured and uninsured, are without transportation to health care providers, or those with family members unable to take time off from work to take their children to doctors during the school day. The SBHC is an extension of public health in the community and is an integrated part of the healthy schools initiative occurring throughout Durango School District 9-R.

Early Intervention Colorado Program
Cortez: 970-565-8389
Durango: 970-385-3498
www.eicolorado.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=contactus.main&CCBID=720
Early intervention supports and services for infants, toddlers and their families.

Fort Lewis College/Disability Services
1000 Rim Drive
280 Noble Hall
Durango, CO 81301
970-247-7383
www.fortlewis.edu/disability/
Provides access, accommodation and advocacy for students with disabilities.

Four Corners Alliance for Diversity
PO Box 1656
Durango, CO 81302
970-385-7202
4calliancefordiversity.org/
Works to create a safe, welcoming and empowering community for all LGBT people in the Four Corners Region.

Health Care Program for Children with Special Needs (HCP)
970-247-5702
211colorado.communityos.org/zf/profile/service/id/240696
Health Care Program for Children with Special Needs (HCP) offers services to children who have or are at risk for potentially chronic physical, developmental, behavioral or emotional condition and who also require health and related services of a type or amount beyond that required by children generally.

Housing Solutions for the Southwest
295 Girard Street
Durango, CO 81303
970-259-1086
www.swhousingsolutions.com
Housing Solutions has a variety of programs such as Emergency Homeless Loan Program, Section 8 Housing and the Weatherization Program.

La Plata County Department of Human Services
1060 East Second Avenue
Durango, CO 81301
970-382-6150
co.laplata.co.us/departments_and_elected_officials/human_services
Plata County Human Services Department is dedicated to serving people. It consists of nine units responsible for administering a variety of program, 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.

La Plata County Family Centers Coalition
129 East 32nd Street
Durango, CO 81301
970-385-4747
www.lpfcc.org
The mission of the La Plata Family Centers Coalition is to build healthy communities by promoting the growth and development of families through programs such as parent education and family advocacy.

La Plata Youth Services
2301 Main Avenue
Durango, CO 81301
970-385-4440
www.lpfcc.org/cares/search_detail.asp?ID=69
Provides pre-trial family support services, transitional care, day reporting, advocacy, Work It Out, life skills, respite care, short-term detention and intensive family support. Juevenile Diversion, Community Service hours and Intake screening/assessment services available.

Mercy Medical Center-Department of Social Work
970-247-4311
www.mercydurango.org/mdu/for-patients-and-families/for-patients-and-families/social-work-services/

Manna-The Durango Soup Kitchen
1100 Avenida del Sol
Durango, CO 81301
970-385-5095
www.mannasoupkitchen.org
Provides a free hot meal for those in need daily. There is also a shower and laundry facility available at a low rate or guests may help out in the kitchen or around the grounds in exchange for these services.

Medicine Horse Therapeutic Riding
PO Box 1074
Mancos, CO 81328
970-533-7403
www.medicinehorsecenter.org
Horses and human working together to foster healthier communities. The Medicine Horse Center's family of program offers a platform for healing by providing therapeutic, psychological and developmental assistance to both children and adults with varying degrees of abilities.

Pathfinder Clinic
3473 Main Ave. #23, Durango ~ 970-259-6588
Pagosa Springs 970-264-6072
Cortez 970-565-5448
Provides a mixture of mental health and substance abuse treatment. Special programs for adolescents, DUI/DWI offenders and criminal justice clients.

Pine River Community Learning Center
535 Candelaria Drive, Ignacio ~ 970-563-0681
54 E. Mill Street, Bayfield ~ 970-884-7765
www.prclc.org/
Providing Educational Opportunities in Southeast La Plata County.


Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains
46 Suttle Street
Durango, CO 81301
970-247-3002
www.plannedparenthood.org/health-center/colorado/durango/81303/durango-2174-90210
Offers family planning, reproductive health, gynecological and STD services.

RN to BSN
http://www.rntobsn.org/resources/school-nurses-guide-to-kids-health-and-safety/
The team at RNtoBSN created an online guide to help school nurses and teachers combat misinformation about children's safety and health since children spent most of their waking hours at school.

San Juan Basin Health Department
281 Sawyer Drive
Durango, CO 81301
970-247-5702
www.sjbhd.org
Preventing disease & disability, Promoting healthy lifestyle choices; Preserving and restoring the environment; Assuring basic health services for all people.

School-to-Work Alliance
201 East 12th Street
Durango, CO 81301
970-247-3261
www.sjboces.org/swap.htm
School to Work Alliance Program (SWAP) addresses the needs of those students who have experienced obstacles to getting or keeping a job, but have not necessarily been identified as requiring any type of special ancillary services. SWAP offers vocational assessments and exploration, interviewing skills training, job shadowing, jab placement, on-the-job training, follow-along services and referral services. Students must be ages 16- 25 to participate.

Sexual Assault Services Organization
PO Box 2723
Durango, CO 81302
Office: 970-247-3074
24-Hour Hotline: 970-247-5400
www.durangosaso.org
24-hour rape crisis hotline staffed by trained advocates. Also offer advocacy at the hospital, court and police department. Survivor support groups with a trained therapist, information and referrals to community agencies, community outreach presentations and comprehensive age appropriate prevention programs for elementary (using the national elementary CAPP curriculum), middle and high school students are all available.

Southern Ute Community Action Program
PO Box 800
Ignacio, CO 81137
970-563-4517
www.sucap.org
Provides a variety of community programs: including Peaceful Spirit, a residential and outpatient substance abuse treatment program, Colorado Preschool Program, Youth Drop In Center, Senior programs, Native American job training and employment services and programs for families.

Southwest Center for Independence
835 East Second Avenue, Suite 200
Durango, CO 81301
970-259-1672
www.swilc.org
Independent Living Program Advocates for individuals with disabilities and for system-wide change to ensure full-inclusion of all people with disabilities. Provides information and referrals to other community organizations. Operates peer support groups for people with disabilities, provides life-skills training to help with issues such as employment, housing, transportation, education, personal finances, decision-making, social issues and other areas of concern.

Southwest Conservation Corps
701 Camino del Rio, Suite 101
Durango, CO 81301
970-259-8607
www.sccorps.org
Places young adults into diverse crews of 6 members and 2 crew leaders. The crews spend a minimum of 4 weeks working together on conservation projects in the Four Corners area. While completing the work, the participants learn about the environment, and how to be part of a team. This program is also a resource for employment. Youth ages 14 to 25 are eligible.

Women's Resource Center
679 East Second Avenue, Unit 6
Durango, CO 81301
970-247-1242
www.wrcdurango.org
Works to help women and girls help themselves by providing education, resource and referral, mentoring, community building, and networking opportunities. Programs include career services, life skills training, youth services and connecting women with women.


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