Community Based Treatment and Support

Mental illness affects many of us. It is one of the most common health conditions in the United States and it affects our friends, our families, and ourselves.

For those of us who are experiencing mental health disorders, community based mental health treatment and supports can promote a positive outlook on life and enable people to participate in life and accomplish life goals. Our community-based programs are built on the belief that effective treatment must also address the social and environmental factors that underlie an individual’s mental health issues.

Supported Employment through Individual Placement and Support (IPS)

Supported Employment through Individual Placement and Support (IPS) employs a psychosocial rehabilitation model that focuses on wellness and recovery through work. Integrated with treatment provided by North Range, this program helps individuals with mental illness and/or substance use disorders find steady, competitive, supported employment to enhance recovery.

Frontier House

Frontier House is an innovative community-based program that follows the Clubhouse Model of Psychosocial Rehabilitation first established in New York City’s Fountain House over 70 years ago. Considered a model program in Colorado, Frontier House is founded on the commitment and belief that individuals with mental illness can and will actively engage in a recovery process given the opportunity to do so. Membership to the clubhouse is open to anyone over 18 with a diagnosis of mental illness or substance use disorder. To learn more about the Frontier House, visit

Peer Specialist Support Program

Our Peer Specialist Support Program pairs adults with lived experience to support individuals through struggles with mental illness, psychological trauma, crises, and/or substance use. Peer Specialists work in a variety of North Range programs with the goal of helping people to learn to advocate for themselves and develop effective coping techniques and self-help strategies. This group of trained individuals support individuals throughout the recovery journey by:

  • Helping people in recovery articulate their recovery goals
  • Modeling, encouraging, and supporting the use of new coping skills
  • Monitoring recovery progress

Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) Program

Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) Program provides outreach, case management, medication monitoring, stabilization and wellness support for those living with severe and persistent mental illness. The goal is to reduce hospitalizations and help people with significant challenges become more engaged in the community and live independently.

For more information on any of these programs, contact us or call 970.347.2120.