Social Services in Garfield County
Advocate Safehouse Project
The only program in Garfield County offering comprehensive services to victims of domestic and sexual violence and their children. They are dedicated to eliminating domestic violence and sexual assault by providing victim/survivor assistance, community education, and awareness.
phone: 970-945-2632, online at www.advocatesafehouse.org
Alpine Legal Services
Gives civil legal assistance, information, and education to the low-income population of Garfield County. They strive to give clients the knowledge to present themselves in court cases or by matching volunteer attorneys to work with them. For instance, they have assisted hundreds of domestic violence victims and advocated for the rights of elderly residents in nursing homes and assisted living facilities.
phone: 970-945-8858, online at www.alpinelegalservices.com
Provides immigration services and immigrant community advocacy.
phone: 970-945-9562, online at www.ccdenver.org/Services/Immigration-Services.aspx
Childhelp Colorado River Bridge Center
Childhelp exists to meet the physical, emotional, educational, and spiritual needs of abused, neglected, and at-risk children. They focus their efforts on advocacy, prevention, treatment, and community outreach.
phone: 970-945-5195, online at www.childhelp.org/programs/entry/childhelp-colorado-river-bridge-center
Colorado West Regional Mental Health
Provides a broad array of mental health and substance abuse services. Outpatient services are available in Glenwood Springs and Rifle. Detox and residential substance abuse services for adults are available.
phone: 970-945-2583, online at www.cwrmhc.org
Early Learning Fund (and Raising A Reader)
Roaring Fork Valley Early Learning Fund supports quality educational, outreach, mentoring, and collaborative programs that focus on early childhood development and family involvement. Their signature early childhood program, Raising A Reader, provides an opportunity for families with children ages birth to five years old to build early literacy skills critical for their children's kindergarten readiness, school success, and live success.
phone: 970-379-0950, online at www.earlylearningfund.org
Family Visitor Program
Works with families during pregnancy and continues the support through the baby's first year. Parents are provided with support, education, and advocacy services, which include specialized developmental education.
phone: 970-945-1234 x10, online at www.familyvisitor.org
Hospice of the Valley and Home Care
Hospice serves to provide caring, compassionate, practical, and high-quality non-medical support services, without charge, to anyone who is facing a life-threatening illness or is grieving the death of a family member or loved one. Hospice of the Valley serves adults and children in the Roaring Fork and Colorado River valleys from Aspen to Parachute. Hospice of the Valley is an initiative of the Aspen Valley Medical Foundation.
phone: 970-927-6650 or 888-927-6650, online at www.hospiceofthevalleycolorado.org
Dedicated to giving emergency services, Lift-Up meets the social and humanitarian needs created by unemployment, under-employment, and poverty in the Garfield County area.
phone: 970-945-2005 or 970-625-4888, online at www.liftup.org
Professionally trains community volunteers to work one-on-one with an adult student with literacy skills below the 4th grade level. Students work with volunteers to increase their knowledge of reading, writing, math, or English language skills. Individualized instruction allows students to continue their education while addressing issues of low skill level, privacy, work schedules, and lack of child care. Increased adult literacy leads to improved employment status, enhanced self-esteem, and self-sufficiency.
phone: 970-945-2306, online at www.literacyoutreach.org
Mountain Valley Developmental Services
This is the only agency in Garfield County that provides services to individuals with developmental disabilities. Mountain Valley encourages and supports these individuals to enhance their ability to live, learn, and work in an independent and inclusive manner. Many individuals are able to work and become self-sufficient because of the job training and community living environments that Mountain Valley offers.
phone: 970-945-2306, online at www.mtnvalley.org
Provides affordable, confidential reproductive health care that includes education, screening for breast and cervical cancer, testing and treatment for sexually transmitted diseases and contraceptives.
phone: 970-945-8631, online at www.pprm.org (this link will take you directly to the Glenwood Springs health center; or, from the PP home page, use "Find a Health Center" at the top right of the page)
Roaring Fork Family Resource Centers
The Basalt, Carbondale, and Glenwood Springs Family Resource Centers connect families, schools, and communities to improve student health and academic achievement. These school-based familty resource centers link needy RE-1 (Roaring Fork School District) students and their families with health and human services through the provision of information, referrals, education, transportation, translation, and financial assistance.
phone: 970-384-5697, online at www.rffrc.org
Sopris Therapy Services
Meets the rehabilitation needs of disabled citizens in the community, regardless of financial status. Focus is on those with disabilities and daily challenges.
The Salvation Army
Meets basic human needs and helps in cases of emergency, disaster, and extreme need from Aspen to Parachute without discrimination.
YouthZone is dedicated to providing opportunities for all youth to be responsible, contributing members of society and working with their families and the community towards this end. Through prevention, advocacy, and direct services, Youth Zone strives to strengthen families and teach youth and their families how to make positive, healthy choices in solving their own problems.
phone: 970-945-9300, online at www.youthzone.com