Adult

CENTER-WIDE SERVICES

EMERGENCY SERVICES
INTENSIVE CASE MANAGEMENT
INTENSIVE CARE COORDINATION
ADVOCATES
ACQUISITION OF BENEFITS COMMITTEE (ABC)
CO-OCCURRING SERVICES
MULTICULTURAL SERVICES
OUTPATIENT TREATMENT SERVICES
PRE-ADMISSION SCREEN RESIDENT REVIEW (PASRR)
FOOTHILLS GATEWAY
ALTERNATIVES PROGRAMS
ALTERNATIVES TO INCARCERATION FOR INDIVIDUALS WITH MENTAL HEALTH NEEDS (AIIM)
COMMUNITY DUAL DIAGNOSIS TREATMENT (CDDT)
CRIMINAL JUSTICE CLINICAL SPECIALIST (CJCS)

HOUSING PROGRAMS

SUBSIDIZED HOUSING PROGRAM (HUD)
TRANSITIONAL HOUSING
SHELTER PLUS CARE
LOVELAND APARTMENT COMPLEX FOR THE HOMELESS WITH MENTAL ILLNESS

ADULT RESIDENTIAL TREATMENT

CHOICE HOUSE
PROMISE HOUSE

COMMUNITY-BASED SERVICES

PSYCHIATRIC MEDICATION MANAGEMENT
PROJECTS FOR ASSISTANCE IN TRANSITION FROM HOMELESSNESS (PATH)
SPIRIT CROSSING CLUBHOUSE AND VOCATIONAL SUPPORT PROGRAMS
CHOICES CAFÉ
SENIOR SERVICES
TEMPORARY ASSISTANCE TO NEEDY FAMILIES (TANF)
CONNECTIONS
LOVELAND COUNSELING CONNECTIONS
QOL MEDS PHARMACY
DISASTER RESPONSE
SISTER MARY ALICE MURPHY CENTER FOR HOPE

 

Center-Wide Services

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EMERGENCY SERVICES
Emergency services are operational 24 hours per day including weekends, holidays, and evenings. Care coordination, as a part of the overall plan of services to the client, is included in the provision of emergency services. Emergency services are available to children, adolescents, adults, elderly and minority populations.

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INTENSIVE CASE MANAGEMENT
Case Management involves activities that are intended to ensure that clients receive needed services, that services are coordinated, and that services are appropriate to the client's stated desires over time.

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INTENSIVE CARE COORDINATION
Intensive Care Coordinators manage all inpatient services and higher levels of care for clients. This includes assessment, referral and services assisting in transition to a less restrictive environment. The Intensive Care Coordinators are responsible for doing 27-65 evaluations (evaluations of suicidal, homicidal or gravely disabled persons) and Child Mental Health Treatment Act (CMHTA or HB-1116) evaluations for youth who need to be assessed for residential treatment due to mental illness, or youth at risk for residential placement who may be able to be maintained in the community with more supportive in-home and other community based services.

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ADVOCATES
The Advocate provides ongoing support and limited psycho-education groups for parents of children and family members diagnosed with mental illness, as well as those receiving other services. The Advocate provides support for parents who need help with an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) for their child.

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ACQUISITION OF BENEFITS COMMITTEE (ABC)
Many clients are in need of Social Security benefits (SSI or SSDI). The Acquisition of Benefits Committee (ABC) has been trained to streamline the application process in order to increase the likelihood of a successful application.

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CO-OCCURRING SERVICES
Specialized treatment services for individuals who have both mental health and substance use disorders.

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MULTICULTURAL SERVICES
Multicultural staff assist the agency in demonstrating its commitment to cultural competency through the coordination and presentation of intra-agency training opportunities as well as promoting the appreciation of diversity in our communities. Programming includes a 12-week parenting class, Strengthening Latino Families, support groups in Spanish and interpretive and case management services on and off-site.

Adult Mental Health Services

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OUTPATIENT TREATMENT SERVICES
The Adult Outpatient staff provide evaluation, diagnosis, treatment and care coordination to adults between the ages of 18 and 60. Services include the mobilization and integration of supportive resources to assist the client in maintaining or enhancing quality of life. Clients and care coordinators plan together to achieve higher levels of functioning in work or school environments, in family or social relationships and in daily living activities. Individual and group treatments in a variety of topic areas are offered to all active clients and may include co-occurring treatment for those with both mental health issues and substance use issues.

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PRE-ADMISSION SCREEN RESIDENT REVIEW (PASRR)
Persons referred to a nursing facility must be screened prior to admission to determine whether or not a psychiatric diagnosis is present. It must be determined whether the person requires mental health services prior to admission or requires special services while in the nursing facility due to mental illness. Touchstone serves as a "fact finder" for the Professional Review Organization (PRO), acting through contract with the State Department of Human Services.

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FOOTHILLS GATEWAY
On-site services are provided to individuals with developmental disabilities at Foothills Gateway. Specialty services include anger management groups, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy groups, men's and women's issue groups, as well as individual work. Consultation is provided to Foothills staff and annual psychiatric reviews are provided to Foothills Gateway participants who are not active clients with Touchstone.

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ALTERNATIVES PROGRAMS
Touchstone partners with Larimer County Community Corrections to provide post-sentence diversion programming for clients involved in the criminal justice system that experience mental illness and may also experience co-occurring substance diagnoses. Programming includes daily case management, medication monitoring, and group activity. Services are offered at Community Corrections and at other off-site locations.

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ALTERNATIVES TO INCARCERATION FOR INDIVIDUALS WITH MENTAL HEALTH NEEDS (AIIM)
An intensive program offered to individuals with major mental health needs, with supervision as established by Probation. Services include: mental health counseling; substance abuse counseling; medication (funding and monitoring); group therapy; intensive case management; housing assistance; employment and basic needs. Referrals made to other internal and external resources.

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COMMUNITY DUAL DIAGNOSIS TREATMENT (CDDT)
CDDT is provided in coordination with Fort Collins Housing Authority and the Health District of Northern Colorado and provides services for adults who have both serious mental illness and serious substance use disorders. This program provides for all the treatment needs of the participants, as well as all basic living needs.

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CRIMINAL JUSTICE CLINICAL SPECIALIST (CJCS)
The purpose of the grant-funded program is to coordinate and case manage clinical treatment services to adult offenders 18 years and older with behavioral health problems. The CJCS connects clients referred by judicial and correctional personnel with mental and behavioral health services, supportive resources and supportive relationships to promote recovery, encourage responsible living and facilitate positive community involvement.

Housing Programs

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SUBSIDIZED HOUSING PROGRAM (HUD)
Section 8 certificates are administered by staff and are used at various housing locations in our communities. Subsidized housing is available to clients who live independently with minimal supervision. Care coordination is available for clients in this program.

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TRANSITIONAL HOUSING
This grant funded program is administered by Colorado Coalition for the Homeless and provides two years of subsidized housing and intensive case management to assist people who are homeless and who have a mental illness in becoming independent.

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SHELTER PLUS CARE
This program, funded through a grant from Supportive Housing and Homeless Programs, provides permanent housing vouchers and case management for people who are homeless.
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LOVELAND APARTMENT COMPLEX FOR THE HOMELESS WITH MENTAL ILLNESS
The seven unit apartment complex is designed to provide low-cost housing for clients who are homeless but are capable of independent living. The complex was made possible through funding from Touchstone Health Partners, a HUD Grant, and a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) from the City of Loveland. Both therapy and intensive case management services are provided to the residents to assist them in maintaining independent living.

Adult Residential Treatment

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CHOICE HOUSE
Choice House provides room, board and 24-hour supervision in a safe, structured environment. Intensive staff oversight provides structure and support for transition to semi-independent or independent living and offers a viable alternative to hospitalization.

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PROMISE HOUSE
Promise House provides regular daily supervision in a more independent level of living support and empowers residents to assume primary responsibility for managing their daily lives and attending to their basic needs in preparation for transition to independent living.
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Psychiatric Medication Management

Medical services are provided under the general medical supervision of the Chief Medical Officer. Medical staff provide psychiatric consultation to staff, case conferences, psychiatric diagnostic evaluations, medication management and prescriptions.

Medication evaluation and monitoring services may be provided in conjunction with psychotherapy or may stand alone if the client is stable and not needing ongoing psychotherapy services. Medical staff prescribe only medications to address psychiatric symptoms/illnesses. The use of medications is not a prerequisite for services and clients will not be denied access to other services as a result of their reluctance to use medications.

Community-Based Services

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PROJECTS FOR ASSISTANCE IN TRANSITION FROM HOMELESSNESS (PATH)
This grant-funded program provides care coordination and clinical intervention to homeless individuals.

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SPIRIT CROSSING CLUBHOUSE AND VOCATIONAL SUPPORT PROGRAMS
Spirit Crossing Clubhouse is a certified Model of Rehabilitation with the International Center for Clubhouse Development. Vocational support includes transitional employment, supported employment and job development, career counseling, supported education, and job-seeking skills training. Clubhouse members and staff operate the facility jointly. Clubhouse work-ordered day activities include preparing and serving lunch daily, clerical and retail work, computer and data entry, newsletter publishing, and facility maintenance. Recovery oriented activities include weekly socials and recreational outings, wellness classes, fundraising, client advocacy, community education and program development responsibilities.

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CHOICES CAFÉ
The Café is a drop-in center which is client run and staff supported. It is a safe place for clients to go for social interaction and fun.

My experience at Choice’s Café has really helped me stabilize. When I attend and participate in Choice’s Café activities, it helps me to know that my friends, the Peer Specialist staff, and peers that I interact with enable me to socialize, have fun, and instill in me that I can talk with others and process my feelings and thoughts. I have been volunteering in the Café for many years and I really enjoy assisting with the activities and welcoming new comers into the Café. Helping others helps me in my recovery. I really enjoy supporting others . I get excited to tell other peers that it is ok to have a bad day or to really enjoy your surroundings when you are having a great day. Choice’s Café is a safe place to have fun and to express yourself. It truly is a positive place to hang out and I am grateful for all of the good times that I have had in the Café and the wonderful relationships that I have built and maintained over the years in the Café.

~ Patricia B.

PEER SPECIALISTS

The Peer Specialist program empowers people with lived experience with mental illness the chance to help others along their journey to recovery. Trained through a rigorous evidence-based model, peer specialists are not therapists or psychiatrists. They are trained to be an advocate, support, and friend to those who are living with similar challenges due to their mental illness and addiction.

I was a Choice House resident in the fall/winter of 2003. Previously, I had spent 5 1/2 dreary months in CMHIP (Colorado Mental Health Institute at Pueblo). That was the low point of my life! I had lost my marriage, my home, and my business-all at once. Additionally, genetic depression runs in my family-both my grandfather and my father both suffered a “nervous breakdown” in mid-life just like me. I attempted suicide twice...Thank God, literally, I failed.

Today, I feel happy and blessed, partly because I know so many of you former Choice House residents and LCMH consumers who are “survivors” of mental illness. You are my heroes, some of the nicest and most intelligent people I know. I won’t name you-but you know who you are. Like my father, I attribute my recovery to my spirituality. Although medicine and skilled caregivers had a lot to do with my recovery, my higher power who created the discoverers of those “miracle drugs” and those fine caregivers truly helps me.

I am grateful for the Choice’s Café and the great people that I can hang out with. Thank you for being a part of my recovery and allowing me to be a part of yours.

~John C.

 

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SENIOR SERVICES

Services are provided to Larimer County residents 60 years of age and older and are often provided in the home, including nursing facilities. Care coordination and individual treatment are offered to active clients, as well as consultation and training in areas of mental health and aging for nursing facility staff.

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TEMPORARY ASSISTANCE TO NEEDY FAMILIES (TANF)
TANF clinicians provide services on-site in Workforce Center offices and provide individual and group work for Workforce participants.

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CONNECTIONS
The Health District of Northern Larimer County, in partnership with Touchstone, provides information, referral and assistance for residents of Northern Larimer County. The Connections program offers telephone and face-to-face screening for routine, urgent and emergency requests, as well as maintaining a community database for referral to therapy services. Connections staff make direct referrals to Touchstone as well as to community clinicians providing affordable services. Referrals can also be made to the Health District for limited psychiatric assistance.

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LOVELAND COUNSELING CONNECTIONS
Loveland Counseling Connections (LCC) is an information and referral service for low and moderate income individuals, couples, children, and families in need of mental health counseling. Clients who qualify based on income are referred to local participating therapists who agree to provide services on a sliding-fee scale. LCC staff also provide pro bono counseling services to those that cannot afford the sliding-fee scale so that no one in need of treatment is denied services. LCC staff work closely with the medical staff at our host agency, Loveland Community Health Center, providing crisis intervention, consultation, and follow-up for patients who present with both mental health and primary health problems.

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QOL MEDS PHARMACY
QoL Meds is a full service pharmacy located inside Touchstone Health Partners at the Loveland and Oak Street locations. QoL can fill behavioral health medications as well as all other medications. A compliance program helps to ensure that medications are filled on time and correctly. A Pharmacist is available any time to answer questions and discuss medications.

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DISASTER RESPONSE
Touchstone Health Partners maintains a team of specially trained Mental Health Disaster Responders who work with the local Offices of Emergency Management to provide supportive services to the community in the event of an all-hazards event such as fire, flood, tornado, or other catastrophic events.

Sister Mary Alice Murphy Center for Hope

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SISTER MARY ALICE MURPHY CENTER FOR HOPE
The Murphy Center is designed to be a "One Stop Shop" for services for families and individuals who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. Case managers connect guests with local agencies providing community resources on site. Services available include employment resources; housing assistance; financial counseling; transportation assistance; job training and educational opportunities; mental health and substance use disorders counseling; phone and computer access for employment contacts; medical room; washer/dryer, kitchen, showers and storage facilities; and play areas for children.

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