Holding on to hope. The Castle Rock Police Department will host A Rally of Hope in Festival Park on Tuesday, Sept. 20.
Now in its third year, CRPD created A Rally of Hope as a way to connect residents to mental health organizations. Various providers from around the Denver metro area will be in attendance from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. so individuals can ask questions, discuss resources and make connections.
In addition to the numerous non-profit and private companies that will be in attendance, A Rally of Hope provides the community an opportunity to learn what CRPD is doing to handle calls for service involving those in crisis.
“Participants can meet members of our area Community Response Teams,” Officer Tom O’Donnell said. “These duos consist of an officer and mental health clinician who work together to connect individuals with mental health providers. We want people to see our teams as other valuable resources in our community.”
The Castle Rock Police Department will also have its two licensed therapy animals in attendance. Last spring, CRPD and the Douglas County School District became the first in the state to permanently pair a licensed therapy dog with a school resource officer. CRPD’s two teams currently serve the Town’s high school and middle school students and staff.
A Rally of Hope is hosted annually in September, which is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month.
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