Aspen Hope Center

A nonprofit organization

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$5,000 Goal


Aspen Hope Center (AHC) addresses the need for mental health support in our communities, covering its catchment area from Aspen to Parachute. The agency’s services and programs span the continuum of crisis care from prevention through recovery:

  • 24-hour HopeLine: AHC provides a confidential line to ensure that anyone who calls for help reaches a clinician any time.

  • Crisis response: Approximately 88% of the individuals who call AHC are in a state of acute crisis. Clinicians conduct a brief assessment 
    on the phone or arrange for an in-person evaluation, at which time the crisis team becomes ‘mobile’ and meets the person wherever 
    they may be at the time. Calls are also frequently received by law enforcement and a co-response to a scene is mobilized when someone 
    is facing a mental health challenge that they are not equipped to handle. 

  • Intensive Stabilization Program (ISP): If an individual evaluated is deemed high-risk, they may be entered into the ISP, an alternative 
    to inpatient hospitalization. This allows a client to remain at home with loved ones/friends to support them while receiving specialized, 
    wraparound services from local professionals.

  • School-based services: AHC currently staffs 17 clinicians across the Roaring Fork School District (Re-1), Carbondale Community School, 
    Yampah Mountain High School, Aspen School District. AHC continues to provide education and support to Garfield Garfield Re-2 and Re-16 districts. 

  • Education and outreach: AHC offers various trainings including suicide awareness, psychiatric emergencies, resilience and growth, 
    crisis avoidance and de-escalation, and neurobiology of stress.

  • Consultation: AHC has successfully replicated its mobile crisis and co-response service in other communities in ways that meet the 
    individual community needs. 

  • Therapy: AHC employs a team of licensed therapists who provide solution-focused support for clients experiencing various types of life struggles. 


Our mission is to extend a beacon of hope to those in emotional crisis and offer a continuum of comprehensive care while steadfastly working to decrease the stigma of mental illness through expert clinical treatment, public education, community collaboration and outreach.

Background Statement

Aspen Hope Center was formed in 2010 after the University of Colorado Depression Institute conducted a nine-month gap analysis. With a report and 50 recommendations in hand, the Hope Center opened with the following pillars of service meant to fill the gaps identified:

1. 24-hour HopeLine answered by local, experienced clinician

2. Mobile crisis team who can meet people at their location with any need

3. Education and outreach for professionals and lay people alike

4. Community partnerships

Organization Data


Organization name

Aspen Hope Center

Year Established



Mental Health & Crisis Intervention

Organization Size

Large Organization


Aspen Hope Center P.O. Box 1115
Basalt, CO 81621

Service areas

Eagle County, CO, US

Pitkin County, CO, US

Garfield County, CO, US





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