Support Services



Acquisition of Benefits
Advocates
Housing
Intensive Care Management
Intensive Case Coordination
Intensive and Enhanced Outpatient
Multicultural Services

Community-Based Services

Connections
Disaster Response
Loveland Counseling Connections
Namaqua Center for Family-Centered, Community-Based Services
QoL Meds Pharmacy
Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF)

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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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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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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INTENSIVE AND ENHANCED OUTPATIENT
Designed for individuals who benefit from a more structured setting. The Intensive Outpatient Program is a substance use disorder treatment program that provides a minimum of 9 hours of treatment per week. The Enhanced Outpatient Program is a substance use disorder treatment program that provides 3 to 8 hours of treatment per week. Treatment is provided through group therapy and individual sessions in an outpatient treatment setting.

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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.

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CONNECTIONS
The Health District of Northern Larimer County, in partnership with Larimer Center, 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 Larimer Center 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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DISASTER RESPONSE
Larimer Center 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.

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.

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 Larimer Center.

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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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Namaqua Center for Children, Community-Based Services

For more than 35 years, Namaqua Center has provided care, treatment and healing to our most vulnerable children. These children might have lived through unspeakable trauma, may have severe behavior challenges, or might even have a diagnosable emotional disturbance. Each child is unique, and so are their needs. At Namaqua, our child-centered, community based programs offer families the individualized support they need to raise healthy, successful children.

Family Support Program

Families can struggle when they have a severely behaviorally challenged child. Sometimes the entire family is disrupted or even at-risk of staying together. Families like this benefit from our Family Support Program’s relationship-based services that develop and maintain stability. Each family’s needs are unique, and may require one-to-one youth coaching, parental support, and/or community-based respite.

Family Treatment Court Mentors

Mentors offer guidance and support to families involved in court-ordered family and substance abuse treatment.

Grandfamily Support Program

Grandparents or kin members who take responsibility for their young family members face daily complications. Raising children who are grieving, traumatized, or neglected is difficult – add to that the personal and economic challenges of taking on young children, and the task can be overwhelming. Namaqua’s Kinship Care System Navigator helps grandfamilies access services and resources. Parenting the Second Time Around is an eight-week class for grandfamilies. Namaqua facilitates free grandfamilies’ networking and family-oriented events, giving families the opportunity to connect with peers facing similar situations.

Wondercamp

Wondercamp is a skillbuilding program for Namaqua Center children who have severe emotional disturbances, and who require structure and support during school holidays. Through games and activities, children learn important behaviors like sharing, helping and cooperation. Art, music and drama help build self-esteem and expression. These activities, along with appropriate treatment, create the structure needed to maintain the child’s success and stability – even when school is out.

Respite

Even Superman needs a day off now and then. Families raising children with emotional disorders can sometimes find themselves reaching the end of their rope. Respite offers skilled, competent care for children whose parents, foster parents or grandparents need a chance to rest and recharge – so that they can go back to being the “Supermom” or “Superdad” they need to be to help their children grow up healthy and happy.

Namaqua Center provides:

Early intervention
Short-term case management
Resource and referral information
One-on-one mentoring and skill development
Crisis management
Short-term respite
Peer support
Educational support
Mentoring and coaching

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QOL MEDS PHARMACY
QoL Meds is a full service pharmacy located inside Larimer Center 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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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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