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Posted 4/24/19

New Spanish-only Mental Health First Aid set Community Reach Center begins offering its Mental Health First Aid class completely in Spanish to serve Adams County and the surrounding area. The class …

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News in a Hurry

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New Spanish-only Mental Health First Aid set

Community Reach Center begins offering its Mental Health First Aid class completely in Spanish to serve Adams County and the surrounding area.

The class is scheduled for April 25, at Our Lady Mother Church in Commerce City from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. It is free. and lunch and child care will be provided to participants.

Mental Health First Aid teaches how to identify, understand and respond to those who are experiencing a behavioral health crisis.

According to Community Reach, 15 percent of the Latino and Hispanic population had a diagnosable mental illness in the past year. Due to mental health stigma among the Spanish speaking populations, only two out of every 10 Latino and Hispanic people reported that they would seek treatment.

Court advocates for children host breakfast

CASA of Adams and Broomfield Counties will be hosting its newly-debuted Give a Child Hope Breakfast event on May 3 at the Denver Marriott Westminster, 7000 Church Ranch Boulevard.

Check-in will begin at 7:30 a.m. and there will be a full breakfast buffet paired with a program at 8 a.m. where attendees will hear stories from keynote speakers.

There is no fee to attend. The event is meant to spread awareness of the Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) mission.

CASA is a volunteer-based, nonprofit organization that trains and supervises community volunteers to represent the best interests of child victims of physical, sexual or emotional abuse and neglect. CASA Volunteers are appointed by judges to be a voice for these children in court.

To RSVP for the breakfast, please contact Jimmy Martin at Jimmy@casa17th.com or at 303.835.5540. You can also visit casa17th.org to learn more.

Detox services moves to Westminster

Community Reach Center has relocated its detox and withdrawal management services from Commerce City to 2551 W. 84th Ave., Westminster, — adjacent to Community Reach Center’s Walk-in Crisis Center.

The same services are being provided at the new location as the Commerce City location: monitored, safe and supportive withdrawal management services for drug and alcohol intoxication in a social detox setting 24/7/365.

The facility is staffed by a multi-disciplinary professionals who specialize in substance use services to assist people in what is often the first step in their recovery process.

For more information about withdrawal management services at Community Reach Center, please call 303-280-4000.

SBA announces Colorado Small Business Week event

Front Range Community College will host 2019’s awards event for the U.S. Small Business Administration Colorado District’s best businesses.

The event is scheduled for May 10.

Rick Schmidt, President and CEO of Cenntennial’s Tipping Point Solutions, is this year’s Colorado Small Business Person of the Year award winner. Awards will also be given for categories including Small Business Development Center’s Excellence and Innovation Award, Colorado Exporter of the Year, Small Business Prime Contractor, and several small business lender awards.

National Small Business Week is set as the first full week in May, and this year the dates are May 5-11.

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