Around noon, June 23, 2012, a fire was reported in the El Paso County, Colorado, Waldo Canyon area, immediately west of the Colorado Springs metro area. Over the next five days, the fire rapidly spread west to Teller County and northeast to heavily populated areas of Colorado Springs. Persons evacuated were over 32,000; 18,247 acres were burned; 346 homes were burned; 2 people lost their lives; and over 1,500 firefighters fought the flames. All members of the community were greatly impacted.
The Colorado Spirit: Waldo Support Team is a group of community crisis counselors working in partnership with the Federal Emergency Management Agency through AspenPointe to support the community by working toward restoring peace of mind by providing the community with resources, as well as emotional and behavioral support through: Individual Meetings, Group Discussions, Information, and Referrals.
Crisis Counseling and Resource Referral (719) 572-6100 7 days a week 7AM– 7 PM WALDOSUPPORT@ASPENPOINTE.ORG
The services we offer are a collaborative, complimentary and confidential.
As the community continues to rebuild and our lives take on a new normal, we hope you plan to take time for you. Whether you are rebuilding your home, recovering from damage, or supporting your neighbors there are multiple resources available to assist you as we enter the new year. Several are listed on the back of this hanger. Some immediate ways you might consider caring for yourself and your community are:
- Be aware of and tend to your mental and physical well-being
- Become an active participant in your HOA or community association
- Take advantage of the services offered by the Colorado Spirit: Waldo Support Team, Colorado Springs Together, Long Term Recovery Group and/ or others
- Talk to friends and neighbors about how you are doing
- Volunteer to help rebuild your community
Other available resources include:
Ready Colorado - Disaster Preparedness 1-800-639-READY (7323)
211 of the Pikes Peak United Way - Find Local Resources 211 or (719) 955-0742
Colorado Springs Together - Restoring Community (719) 385-2000
Long Term Recovery Group - Case Management (719) 884- 6180
Wishing you the best in 2013!
I'm Not Scared When I'm Prepared
Emergency preparedness program offered by AspenPointe's Colorado Spirit: Waldo Support Team.
Meet Our Team
The Colorado Spirit: Waldo Support Team is a group of community crisis counselors working in partnership with the Federal Emergency Management Agency through AspenPointe to support the community.