Communities That Care

Las Animas - Huerfano Counties are participating in a process called Communities that Care (CTC). This process helps communities prevent problems before they develop.

The Communities that Care Model Works

Many communities that participate in the Communities that Care model see dramatic reductions in levels of youth alcohol and tobacco use, crime, and violence.

Participating communities have seen more of their youth:

  • Graduate from high school on time
  • Do better economically
  • Have better mental health in their 20s
  • Have fewer sexually transmitted diseases
  • Have fewer teen pregnancies


Debbie Barry
412 Benedicta Ave.
Trinidad, CO 81082
719-846-2213 Ext 24

Marsy Key
119 E. 5th Street
Walsenburg, CO 81089

Communities That Care helps communities address the root causes of substance abuse so that all young people thrive. Understanding information about current risks and strengths in the Lafayette community is the first step in the CTC process. Based on the findings, the community then selects and puts in place tested and effective prevention policies, practices, and extends the reach of programs that are already working.

Huerfano Key Leaders

Judge Gerbracht - Judge
Jill Wilson - Health Solutions
Ginger Whatley - Crossroads
Kim Gonzales - Health Department
Marty Malouff - Third Judicial Probation
Andrea Montoya - Family Resource Center
Mike Moore - SuperIntendent RE-1
Gerald Cisneros - County Commissioner
Liz Kreiman - SB94
Sheila Hudson Machietto - Department of Social Services