Communities That Care

Communities That Care (CTC) in Clear Creek County!

Communities That Care (CTC) is an evidence-based prevention planning system that promotes healthy development, improves outcomes, and reduces problem behaviors among youth. The CTC process uses local data to identify a community's risks and strengths. Based on this information, the community coalition then implements strategies to decrease risks and amplify strengths.

In addition to community collaboration, the CTC process emphasizes Positive Youth Development (PYD) where youth are supported in rising to their full potential. Communities That Care Clear Creek County has prioritized the development of opportunities for youth involvement in our community.

People on a Mountain in Tie Dye ShirtsOur Vision:

Elevating YOUTH!

Our Mission:

Together in Clear Creek County, we will guide and encourage our youth on their journey to a happy, health, and successful future. 

Funding for Communities That Care

The Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment (CDPHE) provided grants to local public health agencies across the state to implement CTC. This funding is available through tax revenue from retail marijuana sales. Clear Creek County was eligible for this opportunity because mental health and substance abuse were identified as priorities in the county's Public Health Improvement Plan (PDF).

5 PhasesThe CTC process includes five phases. Clear Creek County is about to begin Phase 4: Create a Community Action Plan.

To learn more or sign up to get involved call the Clear Creek County Public Health Department or visit the Communities that Care website and the Clear Creek CTC website.

Laura Robertson

CTC Coordinator at 303-670-7539

Laura Ream

CTC Assistant Coordinator at 303-670-7538