To purchase our building in Fort Collins to provide residential mental health and addiction treatment for women in our community.
This project receives all donations immedately, regardless of funding goal.
What is this project about?
Our goal is to purchase the building where we house our current outpatient location in order to operate and develop our grassroots non-profit residential agency that supports holistic, person-centered, evidence based, ecologically sound and sustainable therapeutic extended-care mental health and addiction recovery treatment for women at 706 East Stuart Street, Fort Collins, Colorado. The deposit amount needed is $50,000.00 and an additional $5000.00 for administrative and real estate contract legal fees.
Asbury House intends to purchase and operate an extended-care recovery residential facility at 706 E Stuart Street in Fort Collins, where we currently offer outpatient services. It is an existing multipurpose facility that could provide residential space for 24 women.
In northern Colorado there is a paucity of programs to address the specific needs of women and assist them to effectively maintain their sobriety, enhance the quality of their lives, the lives of their families and the ecological systems that they are members of within the community. This lack of services has a drastic impact on families, employers and lost resources to the community.
This enterprise will address the central issues needed in treatment by being holistic and ecologically sound. By incorporating these practices the women consumers learn self-efficacy, use of community as a resource and sustainable recovery. This program will include teaching community building and sustainability practices such as growing one’s own food. When a person eats well they feel well. Additional therapeutic practices include such alternatives as ayurvedic medicine, acupuncture and yoga.
The purpose of this practice is to facilitate the therapeutic and spiritual journey of clients toward integration of their mind, body, and spirit, so that they are better equipped to live fulfilling, meaningful lives within their community, relationships, and ecological niche. This will be accomplished by providing an array of the most comprehensive services of the highest quality and integrity to meet clients’ needs. Community-based resources will be called upon when clients are in need of additional support, so that the whole person will be treated fairly, with dignity and insight, and with their best interests the first priority.
This will be done in a spacious living space that incorporates spaces for offices, therapy rooms and housing. This facility has been in the past a residential treatment center though currently is a health spa where it has maintained financial viability.
The business will be funded in part by client payments, grant funding, and third party insurance payments as it will be certified by the State of Colorado Department of Behavioral Health (DBH). It will employ certified practitioners per state requirements and regulated by the Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA).
Additionally Asbury House will partner with such resources as perma-culturists, acupuncturists, ayurvedic practitioners, yoga practitioners, and other holistic health partners in the community. By networking with others we demonstrate the strength of community as a resource to our consumers and the rest of the community. This improves sustainability as it reduces the need to duplicate resources, reduces barriers to treatment and increases access to providers and consumers.
Currently we are providing outpatient counseling, assessments, yoga classes, and massage.
What we are hoping to fund
The purchasing and operating startup of our project amount is $ 820,000. This includes $750,000 for purchase of land and building with the remainder for conversion of existing site to accommodate a residential program for women. We are asking to raise $55,000.00 to begin the process of purchasing the facility by October 1, 2012.
The mission of Asbury House is to provide a safe, holistic, and healthy physical environment where women are empowered to collaboratively develop their healing process keeping in mind their relationships with their families, communities, and environments, so that they are able to make more meaningful choices and achieve successful relationships, life goals, and economic productivity on their chosen paths.
Asbury House, which offers addiction and mental health treatment is a Colorado non-profit organization founded in Fort Collins, Colorado on December, 14th 2011. Currently we offer outpatient services at our Stuart Street location. We have launched a capital campaign to purchase our Stuart Street building for inpatient residential services.
Our outpatient services are located at 706 East Stuart Street, Fort Collins, Colorado, 80525. Current outpatient offerings include Mental Health and Addictions Assessments, Individual and Group Outpatient Therapy, Presentations: Holistic Health with Food Sovereignty, Handwriting analysis, Yoga, Yoga Therapy and competent and compassionate Licensed Professional Staff.
Our Treatment Program
Our program focuses on the whole person that includes issues related to mind, body and spirit. To accomplish this we utilize evidence based practice as well as accepted standards of alternative holistic healing approaches. We see our clients as partners in their recovery who are empowered to participate in the decision making process concerning their treatment. Each individual is unique and as a result we work with the client to determine their individualized treatment needs while learning values of community.
What We Will Offer Our Residential Clients
A Holistic Safe, Serene and Nurturing Environment ,Community building skills, Individual Therapy, Group Therapy, Thorough and Competent Assessments, 12-Step Based Involvement, Education, Case Management, Integrated Health and Fitness Programs and Licensed Professional Staff.
What Makes Us Special
Our program is designed as extended care as we have found this an essential component of success to treat drug and alcohol addiction in addition to the underlying issues that have contributed to substance abuse and or substance addiction. That includes the co-occurring mental health disorders that often accompany the illness of addiction, such as depression, anxiety, PTSD, self-harm and eating disorders.
Community Based Grass Roots Efforts
We are building this program as there is a great need in our community for these services. We are asking our community to come together to address this need.
Our program offers hope in the heart of the city of Fort Collins, Colorado.