Pregnancy Prevention Resources in the Roaring Fork Valley

With the advent of the World-Wide-Web, online pregnancy prevention resources and questionable information are not in short supply. Combine that with eight very different communities; each with their own service providers, values and resources, spread from Parachute to Aspen, and figuring out what resources or websites are medically accurate, age-appropriate and factual becomes a daunting task. Here you will find resources for parents, adults, educators and youth aimed at helping our county reduce teen pregnancy and STD rates.

PREP Curricula in RE-2 and RFSD Schools

Garfield County PREP supports RE-2 and RFSD schools in their implementation of Draw The Line, Respect the Line (DTL), Be Proud! Be Responsible! (BPBR) and Street Smart to students ages 10 – 19 in the following schools:

DTL (Middle Schools)

  • Rifle
  • Riverside
  • Two Rivers Community
  • Glenwood Springs
  • Carbondale
  • Carbondale Community
  • Ross Montessori
  • Basalt

BPBR (High Schools)

  • Rifle
  • Coal Ridge
  • Roaring Fork
  • Basalt

Street Smart

  • Yampah Mountain
  • Bridges

Trained teachers and staff are a great pregnancy prevention resource for helping parents to support the education their children are getting in class in relation to their family values. Contact Garfield County PREP for trained facilitators in your child’s school.

PREP Partners and Advocates

Agencies

Advocate Safehouse Project – The Advocate Safehouse Project’s mission is to promote healthy relationships free from violence through education, advocacy, empowerment, and safehousing. Sarah Buckley, Outreach Coordinator, supports PREP with age appropriate classes on healthy relationships and is becoming a Street Smart facilitator. Contact them 24/7 at 970 945-4439 or 970 285-0209.

Teen GEMS Coaching – Carrieann Asani coaches teen girls and young women as they discover their true identity, become knowledgeable of their self worth and value, and express it in the world.  Carrieann supports PREP as a Street Smart facilitator, helps to create film intensive projects for youth using the Adobe Voices platform and works to create space for youth voice in the valley.

Stepping Stones of the Roaring Fork Valley is a drop in center for teens offering arts, music, a place to hang, share a meal and more. Together with professional musician, performer and music therapist, Mack Bailey, PREP is helping to bring songwriting and guitar lessons to the center in order to develop a theme song and fundraising platform with their live performances. Drop in at 1010 Garfield Ave in Carbondale. Call 715 937-4176 for hours. PREP provides FREE CONDOMS for youth dropping in.

Planned Parenthood is located on the edge of the Glenwood Springs Mall parking lot between the Alpine Bank and Big O Tires. They support PREP as a great resource for birth control, family planning, and answers to your questions. Call 970 945-8631 to set up an appointment or ask questions anonymously.  In Case You’re Curious (ICYC), text 57890 and fact check what your friends are saying. Planned Parenthood provides FREE CONDOMS for youth dropping in.

River Bridge Regional Center is located at 520 21st St, Glenwood Springs, CO 81601 and home to Frasier, the facility dog. Garfield County is fortunate to have a warm, child-friendly environment to provide hope and healing to neglected and abused children and their families. Don’t miss Meghan Hurley’s class, 10 Tips to Preventing Child Sexual Abuse. Call (970) 945-5195.

Public Health offices are in Glenwood and Rifle. Free HIV and Hep C testing is available for anyone 13 years and older. Results are available in 10 minutes. Testing is offered the second Friday of each month from 1:00 – 4:00 in Rifle at 195 W. 14th St, and the fourth Friday of the month in Glenwood Springs at 2014 Blake Avenue from 1 – 4 pm. No appointment or parental consent necessary. Public Health offers many other services as well; like FREE CONDOMS.

Youth Zone – Youth Zone is a regional asset that provides services, education and opportunity to youth, parents and families helping to unlock their potential to experience a better quality of life.

Defiance Thrift Store – Defiance offers fashion and finds. But did you know they also have FREE CONDOMS? Stop in today.

Many other agencies, programs and individuals work with PREP to spread prevention messages, programming and education and are too numerous to mention. If you would like to get involved please contact PREP at 970 319-2182.

Youth – Community Engagement

  • Game On Basketball Camps
  • TriColor Spanish Radio
  • Cradle to Career Coalition
  • Garfield County
  • Glenwood Chamber
  • Live Well
  • Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers
  • Valley View Hospital
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Evergreen Events