In December 2016, Arapahoe House announced that we will no longer provide detox services by June 30, 2017. Detox is one of 20 services we provide to the metro Denver community.
We have great news – all three of our detox programs will continue under new providers. We are grateful that valued community partners will assume operations of this essential public safety service.
These mental health partners include:
- Community Reach Center is now operating our detox location in Commerce City.
- Aurora Mental Health Center will assume operations of our detox location in Aurora on May 18.
- Jefferson Center for Mental Health will assume operations of our detox location in Wheat Ridge in late June.
Detox has been an important part of Arapahoe House’s history and a valuable safety net service. However, over the last 41 years, the way we accomplish our mission and responsibly allocate our resources has evolved to meet the needs of our community.
Arapahoe House is exiting detox to ensure that we are able to continue our mission. With addiction now more prevalent than cancer, there is an overwhelming need for substance abuse treatment in Colorado.
We are directing resources to our most impactful therapeutic services—residential treatment, outpatient services and medication assisted treatment. We are as committed as ever to breaking the cycle of addiction in families and helping individuals improve their lives. We feel compelled to expand our geographic footprint to respond to treatment needs across the community.
If you have any questions, please contact Kate Osmundson, director of communications: firstname.lastname@example.org or 303.412.3640