Since 1875, AspenPointe has provided innovative solutions to many of our community’s largest social issues (access to healthcare, unemployment, lack of education) one person at a time.
Our unique approach to whole-person wellness and our breadth of services maximizes the potential of every person and provides the tools necessary for long-term, sustainable success for individuals and our community.
Each year we serve more than 37,000 people and families through mental health and substance abuse care, career and education services, housing, jail diversion/reintegration, telephonic wellness and care management.
We collaborate with regional health care providers, government and civic agencies and other organizations to better our communities and the lives of its residents.
For more information please visit AspenPointe.org or call (719) 572-6100.
We offer a comprehensive and integrated system of care that addresses the overall wellness of each client through a multidisciplinary approach which draws from the services below:
• Individual & Group Therapy
• Psychiatric Consultation &Therapy
• Advocacy & Case Management
• GED Preparation & Testing
WHOM WE HELP
We serve families and individuals – adults, children, infants, the homeless and military/veterans. We collaborate with clergy, educators, employers, other health and human service agencies, the legal/criminal justice system, other behavioral health providers, insurers, and many other organizations to leverage our collective resources in order to better our communities and the lives of its residents.
OUR REGION’S UNIQUE PROBLEMS & OPPORTUNITIES
• Colorado ranks 8th in the nation for highest suicide rates.
• According to a SAMHSA study, rate of dependence on or abuse of illicit drugs or alcohol in Colorado was among the 10 highest in the country.
• Unemployment in Colorado is at 8 %, compared to the U.S. average of 7.9% (BLS, 2012)
• 30% of 75 million students will drop out of high school (Gallup, 2011)
• El Paso County is home to more than 40,000 military members; an estimated 20 percent of returning Iraq/Afghanistan veterans suffer from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and severe substance abuse problems (2008 Rand Study)
• One in four adults experiences a mental health disorder in a given year. (National Institute on Mental Health)
• 5-9 percent of children have a serious emotional disturbance. (NAMI)
• 25 percent of the country’s inmates have chronic mental illness. (Harvard University, American Journal of Public Health, January 2009)
• Mental Health is one of the top five most costly medical conditions in the U.S. (NAMI, 2010)
• Each dollar invested in research-based substance abuse prevention programs saves up to $10 in treatment for alcohol or other substance abuse. (Center for Abuse and Treatment)