Ignacio Area Resource Center
Is making a difference..."One Life at a Time!"Every life is sacred! The I.A.R.C. was created in 2007 by a collaboration of concerned professionals and agencies in the Greater Ignacio and Durango Area.
Its purpose is simply to assist Ignacio Area residents to address their mental health needs and enhance their lives. One of the keys to I.A.R.C.’s success is that its services are provided locally in Ignacio.
During the past year, over a hundred children, youth and adults have received services from the I.A.R.C. without charge.
- Crisis and Emergency Calls
Ignacio Area Residents will call Southwest Colorado Mental Health Center’s Emergency Services Crisis Team:
- Initial Assessments/Screenings
Residents may call the Ignacio Area Resource Center (office 970-563-4517 or cell phone 970-764-0727) Monday through Friday between 8 AM and 5 PM for mental health services of an urgent nature.
These assessments are utilized to determine the level of need of the resident and are not for emergency situations. Upon the determination of need, the Mental Health Therapist will either refer the resident to the appropriate level of treatment or provide mental health services (individual, family or group counseling for children, youth and adults) or case management. Assessments may be initiated by self-referrals or professionals.
- Mental Health Counseling Services
- Follow Up Care
- How to Access
- In the Event of an Emergency
The licensed Mental Health Therapist will provide individual, family and group counseling to children, youth and adults. The I.A.R.C. will either provide or refer the resident to specialized groups (A.A, N.A., Parenting, Women’s, Men’s Grief). The Mental Health Therapist is a community resource person who will assist the residents match their needs with the network of community resources. The management of this process will assist the residents address their activities of daily living (legal, medical, educational, leisure and vocational).
The Mental Health Therapist will provide brief follow-up counseling to residents who have had a crisis, as well as check-in calls for support. This is a pro-active support process that helps to prevent re-lapse. Those residents who have received Emergency Services from S.W.C.M.H.C. may also receive follow-up care upon returning to the community.
All Ignacio area residents (children, youth and adults) are eligible for mental health services at the area Resource Center. Any resident may make a self-referral or any professional may refer someone in need. Call the Mental Health Therapist Office: (970-563-4517) Cell: (970-764-0727) or you may go to the I.A.R.C. Office at SUCAP, 285 Lakin St., Ignacio, CO 81137.
- For Emergency and Crisis Mental Health situations, call the Emergency Services Crisis Team at Southwest Colorado Mental Health Center at 970-247-5245.
For all other emergencies, call 911.
Services are provided by the Ignacio Community Collaboration and supported by the Colorado Trust's Partnerships for Health.