What is the PACT program?
PACT stands for Pitkin Area Co-Responder Teams, a collaborative community program between law enforcement and mental health professionals. The co-responder team jointly responds to calls where substance abuse and/or mental health challenges may exist in the community and other at-risk populations.
Who makes up the PACT team?
How does the PACT program work?
On scene, the mental health co-responder works with officers and deputies to coordinate access to resources and provide necessary support.
For clients who meet certain criteria, a full-time case manager follows up after the co-response to support individuals and discuss next steps.
Some clients also meet with a full-time peer support specialist who utilizes lived experiences that help model moving through mental health challenges.
What are PACT’s goals?
PACT in the Media
Photos of the PACT Team
At the PACT Launch Party June 28, 2019
From left to right: Jose Saez, Karen Koenneman, Suzuho Shimasaki, Katie Hundertmark, Jordana Sabella, Lara Xaiz, & Lance Nabers
PACT & Aspen Strong joined together to raise mental health awareness and host approximately 60 people at last winter’s Uphill Social, a hike/ski up to the Cliffhouse at Buttermilk!
From left to right: Andrew Shewmaker, Alex Durant, Jeff Hembury, Lindsay Maisch, Jess Beaulieu, Lori Maloy, Nan Sundeen, and Schuyler Clay.