Emergence Health Network offers a variety of services for individuals involved in the legal system starting from when they are booked into a detention facility in El Paso County, to when they are released and/or placed on probation or parole. The goal of the EHN Jail Diversion programs is to stabilize the individual’s mental health, prevent further criminal activity and assist the individuals with managing their mental health diagnosis throughout their daily lives.
Israel Orozco says the EHN Outpatient Competency Restoration (OCR) program made a difference in his life. “The program really taught me the advantages of being positive and staying sober. My caseworker helped me focus on staying out of trouble and taught me that there are different solutions to problems. I thought I was going to go to jail no matter what, but this program gave me a second chance to prove to be a better man.”
Since completion of the OCR Program, Orozco is employed in a full-time job, no longer requires medication for stabilization; he is able to identify trouble triggers and depressive episodes and uses his newfound coping skills to deal with challenging situations.
“This program saved my life. There are people who care and want to help you; you just have to allow them to be there for you. It is not just about mental health; it helped me with my sobriety and being a better family man,” added Orozco. “Before I was placed in this program I did not have goals, I didn’t have direction in life, no mental stability. After the program, I feel like I have a real future and I have plans in my life and with my family.”
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