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RESOURCES FOR SUPPORT

Listings at the Local, State and National Levels

WHY AT THE LOCAL, STATE AND NATIONAL LEVEL?

There's a few key reasons:

  • Durango tends to be a transient population and we want our people to be able to easily find support whether they're on vacation, or move away permanently

  • Locals may be hesitant to use local resources because they prefer to stay as anonymous as possible in our small town

  • People here have friends and family across the state and the country who might need support as well

  • These resources may be a jumping-off point for others to utilize in building their own local restaurant support network

See Also: Who's Hiring?
 

LOCAL RESOURCES IN DURANGO

A list of items we've put together at In the Weeds - from yoga to meditations

A comprehensive list of local therapists

A local nonprofit that assists in home buying and down payment assistance.

Oak Tree Resources offers opportunities and encouragement to young people who need support with Education, Job Skills, Employment and Avoiding Homelessness. We exist to help young people begin to heal while moving towards independence.

Alcoholics Anonymous meetings welcome anyone looking to live a life free of his or her addiction to alcohol. During meetings, members work through the 12-steps in the program and share their struggles and celebrations with other members. As you make your way through the steps in the program, you become more empowered to continue in your recovery and abstain from drinking.

NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS

NA shares many features with AA, but it focuses on helping those who struggle with an addiction to drugs rather than alcohol. The only requirement to attend NA meetings in Durango is a true desire to stop using drugs and live a sober life. Durango NA meetings provide a space for support and acceptance where you can share your struggles with addiction.

The Durango Dharma Center offers meditation and teachings steeped in the tradition of Theravada Buddhism. Dedicated to the Buddha’s practices, we support awakening and mindful living, cultivating refuge, freedom, and well-being in the midst of everyday life.

The La Plata Family Centers Coalition provides direct support to families: health insurance enrollment, utility assistance, or a housing payment.

Housing Solutions was formed in 1981 and first operating under the name Southwest Community Resources. Today we operate multiple programs, all housing related, to help people in Southwest Colorado who are struggling to meet their basic housing needs. We work in Archuleta, Dolores, La Plata, Montezuma, and San Juan Counties.

Compañeros is a grassroots nonprofit immigrant rights organization that strives to serve and empower immigrants in the rural Southwest through community organizing, education outreach, and bilingual direct assistance.

SASO is dedicated to providing advocacy to victims of sexual assault and providing education and prevention programs aimed at increasing public awareness and safety to stop sexual violence through an anti-oppression framework.

Individual and group therapy for children, teens and adults experiencing a loss in their lives. Support groups for bereaved individuals.
Special programs for bereaved children and their families. Pre- and neo-natal loss support. Community resources on grief, loss and trauma-informed care. Assistance with memorial service planning and facilitation.

 

STATE RESOURCES IN COLORADO

THIS SECTION STILL UNDER CONSTRUCTION

 

NATIONAL RESOURCES ACROSS THE U.S.

NAMI works to educate, advocate, listen and lead to improve the lives of people with mental illness and their loved ones.

This community is a safe space for those affected by anxiety and depression to talk to others who truly understand. ADAA is a nonprofit dedicated to the prevention, treatment, & cure of anxiety, depression, OCD, PTSD and co-occurring disorders through education, practice, & research.

The mission of Recovery International is to use the cognitive-behavioral, peer-to-peer, self-help training system developed by Abraham Low, MD, to help individuals gain skills to lead more peaceful and productive lives.

Alcoholics Anonymous meetings welcome anyone looking to live a life free of his or her addiction to alcohol. During meetings, members work through the 12-steps in the program and share their struggles and celebrations with other members. As you make your way through the steps in the program, you become more empowered to continue in your recovery and abstain from drinking.

Text HOME to 741741 from anywhere in the United States, anytime. Crisis Text Line is here for any crisis. A live, trained Crisis Counselor receives the text and responds, all from our secure online platform. The volunteer Crisis Counselor will help you move from a hot moment to a cool moment.

NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS

NA shares many features with AA, but it focuses on helping those who struggle with an addiction to drugs rather than alcohol. The only requirement to attend NA meetings in Durango is a true desire to stop using drugs and live a sober life. Durango NA meetings provide a space for support and acceptance where you can share your struggles with addiction.

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a national network of local crisis centers that provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We're committed to improving crisis services and advancing suicide prevention by empowering individuals, advancing professional best practices, and building awareness.

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is the agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that leads public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation. SAMHSA's mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America's communities.

RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network) is the nation's largest anti-sexual violence organization. RAINN created and operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline (800.656.HOPE, y rainn.org/es) in partnership with more than 1,000 local sexual assault service providers across the country and operates the DoD Safe Helpline for the Department of Defense. RAINN also carries out programs to prevent sexual violence, help survivors, and ensure that perpetrators are brought to justice.

24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year, the National Domestic Violence Hotline provides essential tools and support to help survivors of domestic violence so they can live their lives free of abuse.

24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year, the National Domestic Violence Hotline provides essential tools and support to help survivors of domestic violence so they can live their lives free of abuse.

Utilizing a diverse group of LGBT volunteers, we operate three national hotlines, the LGBT National Hotline, the LGBT National Youth Talkline, and the LGBT National Senior Hotline as well as private, volunteer one-to-one online chat, that helps both youth and adults with coming-out issues, safer-sex information, school bullying, family concerns, relationship problems and a lot more.

 

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