Our Mission, Programs, Story and Staff
Building Hope Summit County is a community-wide initiative designed to create a more coordinated, effective and responsive mental health system that promotes emotional health, reduces stigma and improves access to care and support for everyone in Summit County.
Building Hope was launched in 2016, after a rash of local suicides in Summit County. Among those was Patti Casey, a long-time and beloved Breckenridge resident with deep roots in the community. To honor her, Patti’s family created the Patti Casey Memorial Fund to provide the initial support for the Building Hope Initiative to honor Patti’s incredible spirit and kindness, and work to prevent the loss of others. Initially spearheaded by the organization’s first staff and director, Betsy Casey; community organizer, Gini Bradley and The Summit Foundation, as well as the FIRC (Family and Intercultural Resource Center).
Building Hope has grown tremendously over the last several years and now includes support from Summit County Government, many local agencies and thousands of local residents.
Building Hope was launched in 2016, after several well-known Summit County locals took their own lives. Among these individuals was Patti Casey, a long time and loved Breckenridge residents with deep roots in the community. Patti’s family created the Patti Casey Memorial Fund to provide the initial support for the Building Hope Initiative to honor her life. With the support of the Casey Family, Gini Bradley, a skilled community organizer and The Summit Foundation, a series of large stakeholder meetings were convened to launch this important community effort. Almost two years later, the effort now includes support from over 25 local agencies and hundreds of local residents.
Therapists Credentialed To Accept Insurance
Therapy Scholarships Awarded Since 2017
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Staff and Board
Building Hope is a team of passionate individuals with huge hearts for our community in Summit County. It is a joint effort of Board Members, Staff, and support from our incredible community.
As the Executive Director at Building Hope, Jennifer has been focused on de-stigmatizing mental health and working to provide access for all to this vital health service.
Our partners include local businesses, government organizations, non-profits, local and national organizations, towns, and other individuals. We are grateful for each of them and could not pursue our mission without their continued support.
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Mail: PO Box 1771, Frisco, CO 80443