Since Sara established Conifer Counseling in 2012, she has been working closely with multiple local agencies to improve access to mental health services along the 285 corridor, mainly in rural Jefferson and frontier Park counties. Conifer Counseling has provided services for the Boys and Girls Clubs of the High Rockies (BGCHR), Mountain Resource Center (MRC), Evergreen Christian Outreach (EChO), Park County Department of Human Services (DHS), and Family Connections (PFC) to name a few.
In recent years, Sara began envisioning a non-profit organization that focused solely on behavioral health and wellness in this geographic area. While the partnerships and services were strong, our collaborators also focus their efforts on other important causes for our community members like childcare, youth development, food and clothing resources, advocacy, benefits, workforce, etc. What if we had a collaborative non-profit whose primary focus was behavioral health?
From this idea, hours of hard work, and funding from El Pomar Foundation, All Access Wellness (AAW) was developed and obtained 501(c)3 status in 2022.