We’re calling all volunteers & community members to support the assembly of Self-care Kits. Mental and behavioral frontline workers have an incredibly important role throughout the pandemic. This volunteer opportunity allows you to thank them for their service.
How you can help:
Donate self-care items! Now through April 22nd, Otter Shop in downtown Fort Collins is hosting a community drive for basic self-care items. Donated items can be dropped off at their shop during normal business hours.
Volunteer! A community assembly day for the kits is scheduled for April 22nd at Everyday Joe’s Coffee Shop. Volunteers can come anytime 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. to assemble kits and write Thank You notes to our local behavioral health providers. More info on the event and how to sign up here (limit 10 volunteers per hour):
Share! If you cannot volunteer or donate, please share with any community members that may be interested
In early May, FCMoD will distribute the Self-care Kits to local hospitals and clinics, including SummitStone Health Partners, UC Health, Banner Emergency Department, and more.
While millions of Americans socially isolate from friends and family throughout the Coronavirus pandemic, mental and behavioral health professionals continue to provide people with the support needed during difficult times.
MENTAL HEALTH: MIND MATTERS
Last year, with generous community support, the Fort Collins Museum of Discovery brought a new and important special exhibition, Mental Health: Mind Matters, to the Larimer County community. This groundbreaking exhibition aimed to build a greater understanding of the importance of mental health while creating a safe space for important conversations around mental illness. During the run of the exhibit, FCMoD partnered with organizations leading in the behavioral health space, including SummitStone Health Partners, to connect visitors with local resources and programming to support the experience. The exhibit was a resounding success, with over 9,800 community members gaining free access during the four-month run.
Following the exhibit, FCMoD and SummitStoneHealth Partners wantedto keep theconversation around mental health alive and strong in our community. Together with United Way of Larimer County, this volunteer project wascreated to give recognition to the mental and behavioral health care workers in our community.