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US: Nonprofits in your neighborhood: Meet Harmony Foundation

Found: Fri Oct 11 16:04:43 2019 PDT
Source: Estes Park Trail-Gazette, The (CO)
Copyright: 2019 The Estes Park Trail-Gazette
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October 9, 2019 at 10:00 am

In the 1800s, tuberculosis was the nation's leading cause of death and treatment for the disease is what put Colorado on the map. People made the climb up to Estes Park, with our even drier, higher, and sunnier skies. The legacy of people coming to Estes for good health is reflected in the depth and variety of health services provided by and for our community. One such provider is regionally recognized drug and alcohol addiction recovery center, Harmony Foundation. This week, the Nonprofit Resource Center spoke with the Foundation's Chief Marketing Officer, Gina de Peralta Thorne.

What is your organization working on now that addresses your mission?

There has been a growing body of evidence that shows trauma often accompanies addictive behaviors. We have introduced Seeking Safety, a trauma informed group that teaches clients grounding skills. Additionally, over the last few years, we have advanced our clinical team to include mental health providers. This helps with trauma, but is also is a key disrupter to multi-generational addiction patterns.

Is Harmony a chain or is this the only campus?

Harmony Foundation is one-of-a-kind. We recently opened a Recovery Center in Fort Collins for alumni and families. We do not offer any treatment at this location, only post treatment recovery skills and support.

Do you treat anyone- whether they can pay or not?

We are a privately funded nonprofit program; we do not receive any state sponsored funding. We are in-network with most major insurance providers. 70% of our clients use insurance. Most of the funding we raise in our Development Department is used to support our Financial Assistance Fund, used to help offset the cost of treatment when necessary. Many of our alumni and families are in Colorado and they are our biggest donors.

What percent of your clientele is from Estes Park or NOCO vs. further away?

85% of our clients come from Colorado. We don't see a lot of Estes Park residents. However, we would like to encourage EP residents who need help to come to us; we are one of the oldest and most well respected addiction treatment programs in Colorado.

How long do most people stay at Harmony? Our average length of stay at Harmony is 23 days. When someone comes to Harmony, we assess where they fall on the addiction continuum -- some may need a few days for detox, others might need longer.

Do most of your alumni stay in Estes after treatment?

Not many stay; most return home to their communities. Others will go to the next level of care, which often is in other parts of Colorado.

Why does this Town need your organization?

The current opioid epidemic does not exclude mountain towns like Estes Park. Harmony is here to serve those who need access to resiliency skills.

How do you collaborate with other nonprofits?

We recently partnered with the Hazelden Betty Ford Children's Program to offer services to families who have children. They provide access to prevention education services that help with building positive coping skills for children who live in homes with care givers who have addiction.

Aside from unlimited funding, what is your magic wand wish for your nonprofit?

22 million people suffer from the disease of addiction and only 10% actually receive treatment. Harmony Foundation would like to have the resources necessary to treat all people who need support in early recovery.

If your organization was an article of clothing, what would it be and why?

Harmony would be a pair of shoes. Our focus is to provide balance, stability and safety for people in early recovery. We offer support and guidance to help people move to the next level of their life in recovery.

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Pot Threatens Booze Profits
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Worship of the U. S. Government (2011)
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The Threat of Authority (2012)
The Media As Enablers of Government Lies
The Statist Mindset (Jacob Hornberger, 2011)
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