Sobriety House - Signal's Provider of the Month for February

by Kristy 5 February 2013 14:06

For over 45 years, Sobriety House, Inc. has served those struggling with substance abuse.  At Sobriety House, they believe that recovery is a gift that changes and saves lives.  They have experienced this gift themselves and want to share it with others.  Sobriety House providers a full-continuum of 12-step based programs for adult men and women. 

Sobriety House's primary goals are:

  • Eliminate substance abuse
  • Maintain sobriety
  • Promote self-sufficiency

They offer the following services:

  • Intensive Residential
  • Transitional Residential
  • Outpatient
  • Independent Sober Living
  • 12-Step Meetings

Check out the Sobriety House Provider Showcase page at:  http://www.signalbhn.org/Provider-Showcase.aspx

You can also visit their website directly at:  www.sobrietyhouse.org

 

Congratulations Sobriety House!  Signal is proud to have you in our provider network!

December Provider of the Month

by Kristy 4 December 2012 10:21

Signal's Provider of the Month for December is Community Alcohol, Drug, Rehabilitation & Education Center (CADREC)!

CADREC provides basic addiction treatment services to adults, youth and families on a sliding fee scale.  Services are designed to meet the needs of the individual.  Located in the Five-Points area, CADREC offers services that satisfy the legal requirements associated with drug offenses as well as DUI, DWAI and domestic violence charges.  

CADREC's mission is to serve and empower individuals and families through education and counseling in order to modify violent and addictive behavior.  

Check out CADREC's Provider Showcase page at:  http://www.signalbhn.org/Provider-Showcase.aspx

Check out their great testimonial video on the showcase page and stay tuned throughout the month to learn more about CADREC and their services.

Congrats to CADREC for being Provider of the Month - Signal is proud to have you as part of our network!

Serenity @ Stout Street Foundation is our November Provider of the Month

by Kristy 2 November 2012 15:33

A BIG congratulations goes out to Serenity @ Stout Street Foundation for being our Provider of the Month for November!

For 35 years, Stout Street Foundation has been a service leader in and around the Denver community. It all began at a house on Stout Street in Denver providing a 2-3 year residential treatment program. Residents attend therapeutic classes and learn to reside in the world as responsible, sober adults.

Then, in 2005, due to growing needs of the community, Serenity was created as a 28-day IRT program. Serenity is a 24-bed facility in Commerce City which provides intensive inpatient services to adult men and women who have identified substance abuse as a major life problem.

 

When working with Serenity on their Provider Showcase Page, we decided to create a visual that would help folks understand the differences in the two programs:  Stout Street Foundation and Serenity @ Stout Street Foundation.  Here is the graph: 

 

 

To learn more about Serenity @ Stout Street Foundation, go to their Provider Showcase page here:  http://www.signalbhn.org/Provider-Showcase.aspx

 

Signal is proud to have Serenity in our provider network!

October Provider of the Month Announced

by Kristy 4 October 2012 10:14

The Provider of the Month for October is:  PARTNERSHIP FOR PROGRESS!

Partnership for Progress offers the following outpatient services to folks in Otero, Bent, Crowley, Baca, Prowers and Kiowa counties:

  • Substance Abuse Treatment
  • Anger Management Counseling
  • Domestic Violence Counseling
  • Drug Test

It is the goal of Partnership for Progress, LLC to assist consumers by providing access to compassionate understanding counselors in a relaxed environment that facilitates self-improvement and change. The staff also excels in their depth of understanding of rural nuances and being able to connect clients to other appropriate resources.

Join Signal in congratulating Partnership for Progress in being our October Provider of the Month! 

Check out their provider showcase page at: http://www.signalbhn.org/Provider-Showcase.aspx

 

What was in the night sky on Saturday September 15, 2012 in Greeley?

by Kristy 20 September 2012 09:17

People all over town are talking about it.  What resembled a stream of twinkling lights in the sky, were actually illuminated balloons with messages of hope and healing written on them.  Supporters of North Range Behavioral Health’s Suicide Education and Support Services program gathered in Bittersweet Park from 5 pm to 9 pm for the Glimmer of Hope.  Participants of the Glimmer of Hope completed a 3k walk/run as well as participated in a ceremony inspired by the concept that “hope shines brightest in the darkest moments”.  The illuminated balloons you saw were representative of the idea that there is hope in this world and life is worth living.  Each light you carried a message with it that brought light to the difficult subject of suicide.  If you would like more information about participating in the Glimmer of Hope next year please contact krismichelle.nohavec@northrange.org or call 313-1089.  If you are bereaved by suicide, support groups are available by contacting patty.lloyd@northrange.org or calling 313-1095.  If you are in crisis please call 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or visit your nearest emergency room.  Help is available for those suffering from depression at North Range Behavioral Health 347-2120.

Article and picture submitted by: Krismichelle Nohavec, NRBH

Arapahoe House is our PoM for September

by Kristy 4 September 2012 10:54

Our Provider of the Month (PoM) for September is Arapahoe House! 

 

About AH:  Over the past 35 years, Arapahoe House has been a champion for families and individuals with alcohol, drug and other behavioral health issues.  Today, they help more than 15,000 members of their community find help, hope and healing from addiction every year. They have a national reputation for innovative and effective treatment programs including residential, outpatient, detoxification and DUI services. Arapahoe House has 13 locations and more than 20 specialized services for individuals and families serving the five-county metro Denver area.

 

Upcoming Event: The 3rd Annual Arapahoe House Luncheon with Five-Time Emmy, Tony Award-Winning Actor John Larroquette. 

Out of the Bottle and Into Life: A Personal Account of Achieving Sobriety

 

Friday, September 28, 2012
The Seawell Grand Ballroom at The Denver Center for the Performing Arts

11:30 a.m.   Registration
12:00 p.m.   Luncheon and program with emcee Ed Greene from CBS4 and keynote address by John Larroquette

 

Visit the Arapahoe House Provider Showcase page at:  http://www.signalbhn.org/Provider-Showcase.aspx

Congrats to AH for being our Provider of the Month for September!

Centennial Mental Health Center

by Kristy 28 August 2012 09:28

In my role at Signal, I get to interact with some great people and great provider agencies.  As the Provider of the Month for August, I have had the pleasure to learn a lot more about Centennial Mental Health Center (CMHC).  They offer a wide range of substance use disorder and mental health treatment services and they cover a very large area of northeastern Colorado. 

 

I love their mission.  It says…CMHC’s mission is to achieve excellence in the provision of behavioral health services that lead to optimal health and well-being.  They believe in the preservation of human dignity, self-respect and client rights. Clients are their highest priority and best served through collaboration. Centennial Mental Health Center is dedicated to maintaining communications with the public the serve and participating actively in our communities.

 

Here are some resources to learn more about CMHC.

 

Here is the list of CMHC services: http://www.centennialmhc.org/files/en/user/cms/CMHC_Services.pdf

 

They have 12 locations across the 10 NE Colorado counties.  Click here to see a list of their locations:  http://www.centennialmhc.org/files/en/user/cms/CMHC_Services.pdf

 

To see their Provider of the Month page, click here:

http://www.signalbhn.org/Provider-Showcase.aspx

 

 

Huge thanks goes to CMHC for all the hard work they do for their community.  Signal is proud to have them part of our network!

Making Parity a Reality

by Erik Stone 24 July 2012 09:14

Everyone knows that health care reform is a big, big thing.  Or should know.  I’m always surprised by those who aren’t paying attention.  As Biden said, it’s a BFD.  But I digress.  One piece of health care reform is parity.  Officially known as the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equality Act, the parity law went into effect in 2010. It requires most insurance plans that pay for treatment of substance abuse disorders to provide that coverage with requirements and limitations similar to those for medical/surgical benefits.  So, no greater financial requirements such as co-pays, deductibles, annual or life-time dollar limits. No greater treatment limitations such as the number of visits than the plan applies to substantially all medical/surgical benefits. 

To give examples, if the plan does not require co-pays for medical visits, co-pays cannot be required for addiction treatment visits.  If prior authorization is not required for medical visits, prior authorization cannot be required for addiction treatment.  Sounds good, right?  Well, the cynical among us think that the insurance companies will be creative and find other ways to deny/limit coverage.  I’m more positive, but human nature is what it is.  If no one pays attention, people tend to do what they want.  So, how can you follow this issue?  Check out the Parity Implementation Coalition at http://parityispersonal.org/  Good information on what you can do to help make sure insurance companies follow the law.  And several congressman are holding a series of hearing on parity implementation.  Next is Chicago on August 6 and then September 18 in Los Angles. More details at the Parity Implementation Coalition.

Parity is something we wanted for years.  Now it’s up to us to make sure the law is followed, comprehensively and effectively.

America's Birthday

by Michael Jenet 3 July 2012 09:56

Tomorrow is America’s Birthday!

 

As I pause and reflect on this amazing country we live in, it’s difficult at times to see the beauty amidst all the onslaught of information coming our way.  The news with its non-stop reporting cycle about the fires in our State or flooding in another.  The instant communication from across the street to across the world via technology that allows us to connect with those far away yet stay disconnected in a real sense from those next door.  As the presidential election grows nearer so does the volume and number of barbs and jabs from one side to the other; not only by the candidates but by scores of people on Facebook and Twitter, Pintrest and email letters.

 

We watch as countries protest their elections or leaders, taking to the streets to argue and fight, as yet other countries still struggle for equality amongst classes or cultures.

We are still a young country by many standards. To some we are an experiment. Yet we are still in many ways the greatest country on the planet.  Perfect? No.  But we never stop trying to get better, to do more, to help.

 

It doesn’t matter which side of the ‘issues’ you sit on, the very fact that you are allowed to be on one side or the other, to voice your concerns, to discuss and debate with your peers and friends, openly, without reprisal, this is just part of what makes us such a great country.  Regardless of your ideology, your theology, or your lack of either, you’re welcome here. We spend a great deal of our time looking at what’s broken, what we disagree with, what we grumble about in this country from politics and war, to religion and education, to gas prices and home prices; from the cost of this and the poor service in that.  I’m not saying that we shouldn’t struggle with these things, my point is simply this.

 

Tomorrow is America’s Birthday.  For one day, just one, I challenge us all to reflect on all the great things about this country; to be grateful for all that we DO have and all that this country stands for; those things that come from good and honorable intentions to truly make life better for all who live here.  We’ll have plenty of time to complain again on Thursday, but tomorrow, as you spend your 4th of July in whatever way you choose, I ask you all to take a few moments and reflect on how fortunate we are to be living and working in this amazing experiment of freedom; pause for a moment and thank all those who make it possible:  And that includes not solely the Military, though certainly them, but all those who protect us (Firefighters, the police) and help us (doctors and hospitals) and serve us (politicians and educators) for no matter how we feel about what each of these groups, and so many more, they all contribute their part in making this country possible.

 

Happy Birthday America, may we all remember and celebrate the things that make this truly America The Beautiful.

July PoM Announced!

by Kristy 3 July 2012 08:06

The Signal Provider of the Month for July is Region Six Alcohol & Drug Abuse, Inc. (RESADA)!

RESADA is a non-profit corporation, formed in 1977, and owned by Baca, Bent, Crowley, Kiowa, Otero and Prowers counties. To promote accessibility to treatment for residents in the six county service area, SSPA4, as well as other Colorado residents, they offer the following services:

Residential Treatment
Detoxification
Outpatient Programs
DUI Education/Therapy
 
Click here to access the RESADA Provider Showcase Page:  http://www.signalbhn.org/Provider-Showcase.aspx
 
Be sure to check back to the showcase page throughout the month for updated information from RESADA! 
 
CONGRATULATIONS to our Provider of the Month!