Health & Crisis | Ensuring that everyone is health and safe

Routt County United Way fights for the health and safety of every person in Routt County, ensuring that every individual is healthy and safe and has access to crisis services when needed.

Facts:

  • 23% increase from 2012 in face-to-face crisis calls handled by Mind Springs Health 43 completed suicides in Routt County since 2008 (5 in 2013) (REPS)
  • 247 un-duplicated victim services in 2013 provided by Advocates Building Peaceful Communities
  • 40 founded child abuse reports in Routt County in 2013 (1 fata1 report) (Routt County Department of Human Services)

Successes:

  • People get help when they need it: Emergency care response team to 24 hours a day 7 days a week
  • We trained 1,134 community members on suicide prevention. More community members can recognize the signs of a potential suicide and get people to safety.
  • People in unsafe situations were moved to safety.  Our local shelter was used 1,117 nights in 2013.
  • Provide 2-1-1 help line support where 84 residents did not know where to turn for health and human services.
  • Promoted Familywize discount medicine cards where Routt County residents saved more than $3,000 in prescription drug costs.

$53,500 FUNDED IN 2018 to programs like Advocates of Routt County, which provides supportive opportunities through intervention, education, advocacy, and community awareness. They invest in the lasting change of survivors of domestic and sexual violence, resulting in communities that are forever changed

HEALTH & CRISIS SUCCESS STORY

Advocates of Routt County worked with a victim (“CT”) who was in a violent and abusive relationship. During one violent act, CT’s abuser attacked her while she was holding their baby. He threatened them both with a gun, knocked CT to the ground causing her to drop the baby, and then beat and smothered CT. When she was able to, CT grabbed her baby, a change of clothes, and a diaper bag, and fled. CT came to Advocates, where a victim advocate helped CT go from surviving to thriving. Advocates provided CT with emotional support and safety planning, as well as helped CT get a protection order, find survival
funds, and access legal services to leave her abuser for good. Advocates works with inspirational women like CT every day


Resources

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  1. Go to MyStrength.com and click “Signup.”
  2. Use code WELLNESSSTEAMBOAT for the payer code.
  3. Continue to create your personal profiles, wellness assessment, and home page.