Earlier this week, over 200 guests joined us for an evening full of laughs and tears as we kicked off the start to AllHealth Network's 65th Anniversary Celebration happening in 2020. Through his stand-up performance, Comedian Adam Cayton-Holland shared his refreshingly honest story of how suicide and mental health has affected him and his family first-hand.
Thanks to all who attended and to Citywide Banks for being our presenting sponsor!
It's important to consider how we speak about suicide by choosing compassionate & accurate language. Visit http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vM09w for more information.
Englewood Homeless Along the Platte
The Englewood Police Department launched a intervention along the Platte River over the past few weeks to help clean up the area and increase safety. A natural consequence is that homeless individuals living there in the camps are being asked to move. There has been a great collaboration with organizations from Change the Trend to do this in the most peaceful and humane way possible.
The Co-responder team has been pivotal in reaching out to homeless individuals to provide resources and connection to help them find a place to relocate. June 4th is the deadline for having people relocate from their camps at the Platte River. There are an estimated 50 camps in that area.
You can see Brytany Wynne, CIT Co-responder, helping Englewood Police Department in this short news clip: http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vM9Og.
AllHealth Network has clinicians available and a group for STEM students starting 5/29. Sliding scale is available. Our staff have been at the crisis support center all week sharing other resources and info about accessing care.
Please feel free to contact Cynthia Grant directly with any questions at cgrant@AllHealthNetwork.org
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THIS JUST IN: We’re first-timers in Denver! 2019 marks our first time making the Denver Post Top Workplaces list, and we got to celebrate the honor on Friday, May 3rd, with many of our staff at Hudson Gardens. We look forward to being back again next year, fingers crossed!
Check out the AHN Video: http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vMPcf
On Wednesday afternoon, Cynthia Grant, Chief Clinical Officer, presented a brief testimony to the Colorado Senate Judiciary Committee on SB19-222 to request amendments be made to this powerful bill to expand safety net programs to serve individuals living with severe and persistent mental illnesses. Cynthia's testimony was one of three from area CMHCs. It was an opportunity for legislators to hear from Colorado's providers about their commitment to communities and how we focus many of our resources to provide services to the "hard to serve". Testimony included a brief history of our organization and highlighted recent work to develop partnerships in communities to address behavioral health issues. The goal was to educate the committee and other legislators that there is an existing safety net system in Colorado and it is worth investing in and building upon.
Great day of collaboration and discussion with stakeholders from the 18th Judicial District as we gear up for the launch of the Bridges Court Liaison program with new AllHealth Network staff including Ali Moaddeli as our Criminal Justice Administrative Officer. Thanks to Kally Enright, Ph.D., Todd Spanier, 18th District Court Executive, Shaun Clark and the incredible leadership by Jennifer Turner, Statewide Bridges Program Coordinator. The planning meeting was an excellent opportunity to prioritize where to start and to set “pie in the sky” goals for the future of this much needed program to bridge criminal justice and mental health systems.
We had more than 146 hungry eaters at the annual Thanksgiving feast. Coordinated by our very own Renee Haspel, Culinary Lead for Center Point, the team worked hard to plan, shop, prepare, serve, and clean up for the event. AllHealth had 45 staff and staff family volunteers on hand to help serve last week. Elite Home Health provided 25 giant pies and whipped cream. It was a great event for which we are incredibly thankful!
Check out the photo gallery here: http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQhLD
"AHN Family Information Night." Attendees will learn about what services we have to offer, how to communicate with the care team and how to find support for themselves.
The next 3 Family Nights are October 25th, January 24th and Feb. 28th at the Wellness Center (5554 S. Prince St., Littleton) from 5:30p-7p. Registration is not required and the event is offered at no charge.