Sharon Longhurst-Pritt has been named the new Garfield County Human Services director. An employee of Garfield County since 2006, she is excited to oversee and support the Human Services Department.
GARFIELD COUNTY, CO – The River Bridge Regional Center is officially opening its doors at its new home in Glenwood Springs, and the public is invited to a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 11 a.m. on Dec. 7. The facility is also home to Mountain West SANE (Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner) Alliance, which serves residents of the Ninth Judicial District, including Garfield, Rio Blanco, and Pitkin counties. River Bridge provides services to child-abuse victims, their families, and the community, including sex assault examinations for both adults and children. The nonprofit works with law enforcement, mental health therapists, medical providers, prosecutors, and victim
GARFIELD COUNTY, CO – The Child and Family Services Review (CFSR) team of the federal Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Children’s Bureau recently evaluated the State of Colorado Human Services child welfare practices. Garfield County Department of Human Services volunteered to be one of three counties reviewed on its child welfare practices. Of the 17 cases reviewed in Garfield County, nine received a 100 percent strength rating on every criteria level. The CFSR review team praised the county for its “ubiquitous hard work and dedication” and remarked that Garfield County exhibits a “culture of caring” Statewide, 65 cases