BEE Heard: Family Resource Guide and other supplies now available

Photo Credit: Southern Ute Native Connections

Family Resource Guides and Emergency Contact List stickers are now available.

So many organizations and programs have taken time to try to compile a list of county, state, and nationwide resources that could benefit families looking for assistance with childcare, mental health services, and even addiction services. Well, the Southern Ute Native Connections Program has come out with a list of resources for this area of Colorado. Our primary audience is families with Native American youth who are struggling finding assistance outside of immediate local services.

Having access and information about services that could help with access to childcare, mental health care, addiction services, and food/utility assistance can help ease the stress some families might be experiencing during this pandemic. Access to these services means access to support and hopefully a brighter future for you and your family.

For a copy of the Native Connections Program’s Family Resource Guide, stop by the SunUte Community Center. Due to a limited supply, we ask that you only take one Family Resource Guide per family. A digital copy will also be available on the Southern Ute Indian Tribe’s website.

We will also include an Emergency Contact dry ease sticker with each Family Resource Guide so that your family has peace of mind when it comes to who to contact in case of an emergency. Big shout out the Southern Ute Risk Management Division for their help and collaboration with the Native Connections Program in making this sticker possible!

Family Packets available for pick up at the SunUte Community Center.

Needing some ideas or helpful items to keep you and your family interacting with one another? A great group of different departments and programs have come together to create packets full of ideas and fun activities that the whole family can enjoy!

Current packet includes:

  • Buffalo meat recipe;
  • Gratitude white board and markers;
  • Crayons, pens, stickers;
  • and Emergency numbers sticker.

If you’re interested, please stop by the SunUte Community Center and ask for one of the family packets.

Together we can be here for one another.

Want to help and be a part of the change? Looking for community members and youth to join the Prevention Coalition tasked to reduce youth substance usage, eliminate mental health stigma, and start the discussion around suicide and prevention.

Upcoming Prevention Coalition Meetings: We are going virtual! For more information please contact Precious Collins, Native Connections Program Coordinator for more information 970-306-8131.

Upcoming Training: FREE online Suicide Prevention Training: Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) for Southern Ute tribal employees, and Southern Ute tribal members. Let’s all learn the warning signs and what to do if someone is experiencing a crisis.

Please contact Precious Collins at 970-306-8131 or email to sign up.


  • Southern Ute Health Center: Behavior Health 69 Capote Drive, Ignacio, CO 970-563-4581. For local Native Americans. Call to schedule a counseling appointment.
  • Southern Ute Division of Social Services: 116 Capote Drive, Ignacio, CO 970-563-2331 for local Native Americans needing assistance with child welfare needs and family support.
  • St. Ignatius Catholic Church: Pastor Cesar Arras, 14826 CO-172, Ignacio, CO 970-563-4241.
  • Ignacio Community Church: Pastor Randall Haynes 405 Browning Ave, Ignacio, CO (currently located inside ELHI) 970-759-3633
  • Second Wind Fund of the Four Corners: Believes that every child and youth at risk of suicide should have access to the mental health treatment they need. We match children and youth at risk for suicide with licensed therapists in their communities, 720-962-0706.
  • Women’s Resource Center: Creates personal, social, and professional growth opportunities for all women in La Plata County, 970-247-1242.


  • 24/7 Axis Crisis Line: Southwest Colorado 970-247-5245 or Text 741741
  • Colorado Crisis Line: 844-493-8255 or Text “TALK” to 38255. You’ll immediately be put in contact with a trained counselor, ready to text with you about anything.
  • The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: Has both an online chat and a 24/7 phone line at 1-800-273-8255 if you are thinking of suicide or need help for a loved one.
  • The Trevor Project: Seeks to serve LGBT youth, has a 24/7 suicide prevention line at 866-488-7386.
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