Colorado Mountain College in Chaffee County offers a variety of for-credit college courses in Buena Vista and Salida. Students can complete credits towards CMC degrees or transfer credits to other colleges and universities. Colorado Mountain College also provides GED prep and ESL courses in Salida. Non-credit community education classes are also offered throughout the year at both locations.
Nature Centered, Community Driven. GARNA envisions an informed community that promotes the conservation of the unique natural, cultural, and historic resources of the greater Arkansas River region. GARNA’s mission is to foster stewardship of the resources of the greater Arkansas River region through education, volunteerism and experiences. We accomplish our mission through formal partnerships with natural resource agencies and work with local, like-minded organizations.
The Alzheimer's Association Colorado Chapter is the premiere source of information and support for Coloradans living with Alzheimer's, their families and caregivers. We offer a broad range of programs and services at no cost and fund advancements in research. Services in Chaffee County include a Caregiver's Support Group, Educational Classes, and personal Care Consultations. For more information, please call Ann Carter, Regional Director, at 719-544-5720 extension 300.
I have been I a Certified TRAGER Practitioner since 1994. TRAGER is a type of bodywork/movement education modality that uses gentle passive movement. A typical session is 1.5 hours and moves all the joints of the body. Self-care movements are also taught.
The Child Passenger Safety Program is part of Chaffee County Public Health. We offer free car seat checks with a certified technician. We also offer car seat safety classes multiple times per year where Chaffee County residents will receive a free car seat. Please call Emily at 530-2566 to schedule an appointment or to find out more information on our free car seats.
Family & Youth Initiatives (FYI) champions evidence-based prevention programs which promote healthy behaviors and prevent substance abuse and child maltreatment throughout Chaffee County. FYI offers adult to youth and peer mentoring programs, teen health and substance abuse education, parenting and family education, and voluntary services for families needing additional support or access to resources in Chaffee County.
Mindful Evolution (ME) Living Wellness was created by Kristina K Bengala. She offers integrative holistic wellness and small business services and guidance individually or in a group setting, locally and on-line, as well as in classroom, workshops, trainings and retreat formats. Kristina provides a safe and confidential container for mindful awareness and open communication about your business and/or personal life using healthy living practices. Combining ancient meditative techniques in theory and application into our modern day world, she uses yogic practices working with you to apply your passion and love for what you do with others! She has years of education, experience and professionalism which mesh well, lending to her compassionate leadership skills, inspirational writings and group dynamism. All services are by appointment only >>>>>>>> COMPLIMENTARY initial consultation by phone.
Offering one-on-one sessions, workshops and retreats including: Thai Yoga Integrative Amrit Methods of Yoga, Body Psychology (yoga therapy) and Yoga Nidra Ayurvedic Therapies
Home and Center based preschool, Early Head Start and Head Start programs. We serve pregnant moms and children from birth to 5 years old. Center based programs are Monday thru Thursday 8-3:30. Please come visit us and fill out an application at 516 Teller St, or call us at 719-539-1184.
The Salida Pregnancy & Family Center provides FREE: pregnancy tests; limited STD testing; limited ultrasounds; birth control information, peer counseling and mentorship; professional counseling; abortion education & recovery services; a full baby boutique with clothing, diapers, & toys; "Earn While You Learn", individualized education on parenting, relationships, healthy habits, pregnancy, etc. OPEN: Mondays 10am-3pm & Wed/Thurs 12-5pm
Founded in 2009, the Chaffee County Breastfeeding Coalition (CCBC) is a volunteer organization comprised of community nurses, public health officials, midwives, mental health providers, child birth educators, La Leche League Leaders, nutritionists, lactation consultants, lactation counselors, and mothers who have led the way for 92% of Chaffee infants to initiate breastfeeding. The coalition works closely with the Chaffee County Public Health and Environment, Early Head Start, Nurse Family Partnership and Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) to reach populations which have historically had low breastfeeding rates.
Colorado Heart Healthy Solutions (CHHS) seeks to improve the cardiovascular health of adults in Colorado. Cardiovascular disease is the #1 killer of men and women in Colorado yet studies show that 80% of cardiovascular disease is preventable. CHHS offers a FREE, simple blood test which will help determine your risk for a heart attack or stroke in the next 10 years. Based on those results, free lifestyle coaching will be available. If you would like to take this assessment, please call Chaffee County Public Health at 719-539-4510 to make an appointment.
As part of Chaffee County Public Health, we can help you enroll in Medicaid or the Health Insurance Marketplace to help cover your health insurance costs under the Affordable Healthcare Act (Obamacare). We will determine your tax credits (deductions on your monthly premium), assist you in navigating the online system, and get you the benefits that are provided by signing up through the Affordable Care Act. We can explain the pros and cons of the carrier choices and rules and regulations of the insurance world. We can also help you make changes to your account, including financial and household composition changes. Please call our main office in Salida, 719-530-2594 or 719-530-2547, to schedule an appointment. Our offices in Buena Vista and Leadville are by appointment only. You can also schedule an appointment online at https://connector.getcoveredamerica.org/en-us/widget/
“A nurse in the home helping your family achieve a healthy start” Healthy Start is a service provided to all families in Chaffee County. Through this program we serve new families (birth through 12 months) regardless of income and number of children. We feel we have something to offer every family, regardless if it is their first or fifth child. The nurse home visitor meets with the family in their home on an average of 10 times (twice prenatally, within the first week of the infant’s life, 2 weeks, 6 weeks, 10-12 weeks, 4 months, 6 months, 9 months, and 1 year). We can schedule additional appointments with the family as needed. The services in this program include: breastfeeding education and support, what to expect in the early days, safe sleep, depression screening and referral, Bright Beginnings, normal newborn behavior, developmental milestones, car seat inspections, Cavity Free at 3, community resources, nutrition, exercise, birth control, immunizations, infant safety, tobacco cessation education and assistance and solid food introduction among many other topics. If you have a client who you believe would benefit from this program or if you would like to enroll yourself, please contact Cassondra at 530-2562 or email@example.com