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We have been so active this week and have awesome videos to share with you, as well as Fall initiatives coming up that we’d love for you to join us for. Peep our non profit org friends and what they’re up to as well this Fall!

Join us at Stand Up For Mental Health!

CHOW x CRF QPR Training

CHOW Checks in with Modern Eater


Envision:YOU Art Show & Auction

Young Adult Grief Group in Woodland Park, CO

Digital Peer Support Training

Every Tuesday, August 30 – September 27, 2022
11:00 am – 12:30pm Mountain / 12:00 – 1:30 pm Central 
This enhanced professional learning (EPL) series is designed for mental health and substance use peer support specialists/recovery coaches to expand their skills in the use of digital technologies to provide peer support services.  Participants will receive training on: 1) the history and role of digital peer support; 2) digital peer support competencies; 3) how to select digital support technologies including decision support tools to aid in selection; 4) specific keys to digital peer support with a focus on engagement; 5) privacy and ethical issues; and 6) how to develop a digital peer support platform.

This EPL will be taught by a digital health technology scientist and a peer certified digital peer support specialist. During the sessions, time will be built-in to practice text message-based support as well as discussions and other skill building activities as it relates to digital peer support.

Substance use peer support specialists, recovery coaches, and recovery service providers located in HHS Region 8 (Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, and Wyoming)
Attend one-hour online 
Commit to 4-weeks of live online training for 1.5 hours weeklyComplete weekly self-study learning activitiesAccess to appropriate technology to utilize videoconferencing platform (internet connection, webcam, laptop/tablet, speakers, and microphone). Be prepared and actively engage during scheduled series time.


The first 40 registrants will receive a Mountain Plains ATTC waiver that covers the $350 cost to participate. Once the 35 spots have been filled, registration will be closed. Due to limited enrollment, if you cannot commit to the full requirements, please defer this opportunity to others.   

Karen L. Fortuna, PhD, LICSW
Robert Walker, MS, COAPS

Phil Weiser Fundraiser

(A note from the organizers)

As we head into re-election time here in CO, it is becoming increasingly important that we stand up for what we believe in by supporting and championing the individuals who are fighting for justice and all of us each day. There are several deserving candidates of our time and money, but I am asking you to join me in supporting or learning more about Attorney General, Phil Weiser.   

On Tuesday, September 6th at 5:30pm, I and others will host a fundraiser and info session for Phil Weiser’s re-election at Snooze 7th and Colorado.  We will imbibe, snack, hear from Phil, conduct Q&A, and ultimately catch up as friends.

Phil has been an incredibly effective AG for our state and is incredibly hard-working, principled, and an amazing human being. Here are a few highlights from his tenure, so far… 

  • Phil has fought for equality and defended access to healthcare under the Affordable Care Act
  • Phil prevailed in the historic decision, Colorado Department of State v. Baca, ensuring that faithless electors cannot thwart the will of Colorado voters.
  • Under Phil’s leadership, the AG’s office is putting people first and leading with empathy. Phil has protected Colorado’s air, water, and land and is addressing the opioid epidemic, holding wrongdoers like Purdue Pharma accountable and bringing hundreds of millions of dollars to Colorado for treatment, recovery, and education/prevention programs.  
  • Phil has revitalized the AG’s consumer protection efforts, rooting out illegal price-fixing by generic drug companies and addressing anti-competitive health care consolidation. 
  • Phil has worked hard to improve our criminal justice system and protect public safety. He has led on gun violence prevention and worked to build trust in law enforcement through training, accountability, and transparency.

Why am I hosting? Phil is in for a tough reelection campaign because 2022 promises to be a difficult year for Democrats in Colorado. Just consider last year’s Virginia election, where incumbent Attorney General Mark Herring—who won by a bigger margin in 2017 than Phil did last time—lost his race. This result shows that in a potential Republican wave year, every Democrat is vulnerable. In 2010 and 2014, incumbent Democrats in Colorado lost in their re-election campaigns.  In Phil’s AG race, he needs to prepare for out-of-state spending by the Republican AG Association, which spent almost $6 million last time and could easily spend well beyond that this year. This is not an easy task.  

So, what is the ask?  Please join me at 5:30 on September 6th to learn more about Phil.  If you feel so inclined at that time, please make a donation to support his effort.  If you can’t join us, but want to support his efforts in getting re-elected and continuing to serve this state through very important action you can make a contribution you can do so here.

If you are able to join, please RSVP for the event HERE.  You can make a donation at that time or select one of the free ticket options and make a donation later if you feel inclined.

CHOW and Caring4Denver Collaboration!

Have a wonderful week!