We recognize & assist
Here at Life-Line Colorado, we assist our local at-risk population in finding love, acceptance and safety. We focus on youth and adults alike, offering support and resources they may not have, to help them discover opportunities they may not have been given. Our mission is to spread love, security and safety throughout Denver, CO, and to see it ripple through our local communities.
Leo Alirez Ph.D., CACIII, NGCRC
The Life-Line Re-entry Team,
Operates the WAGEES Program which is designed for individuals at medium to high risk who are either re-entering the community after being in prison or are on parole. The program provides healing and recovery housing for those without a place to parole to, along with psychoeducation and individualized mental health therapy in collaboration with Elements of Discovery. It also offers educational opportunities, including GED, diploma, and post-secondary education options, as well as assistance in finding and maintaining employment. The program is accredited to work with the Security Threat Group (STG) population and provides services for gang disengagement, such as tattoo removal, clothing exchange, and sometimes assistance with relocating from their current residence.
Urban Impact Team
Youth ages: Middle School-High School. Gang Associated, or Affiliated. Urban Impact is a multi-layered program which addresses the individual’s basic needs, Safety needs, and Psychological needs to assist the individual in Healing from destructive patterns and traumatic experiences while giving the ability to fade away and disengage from the sub-culture of Gangs. The Urban Impact Program also includes services that consist of Violence Interruption (community shootings) and Community Mobilization (Healing circles, peace marches, alters, and mural projects). In addition, Urban Impact offers Professional Development/entrepreneurial opportunities.
Violence Interruption Team
A multifaceted initiative by Life-Line Colorado that comprehensively tackles the challenges of gang violence, trauma, and destructive patterns within our communities. This program, designed to intervene in violent cycles and prevent future harm, offers a healing space for individuals. It includes gang intervention and prevention, trauma healing, mentoring, and violence mediation. Participants are also provided with employment opportunities, professional development resources, and support for community mobilization efforts. Violence Interruption is a holistic approach that addresses the root causes of violence and empowers individuals to build brighter, violence-free futures, ultimately fostering safer and healthier communities.
Pathfinders at Life-Line Colorado, a program designed to cultivate the next generation of community leaders, all within the framework of our forward-thinking preventative strategy. As a cornerstone of our organization, Pathfinders stands committed to empowering young individuals with the knowledge and skills to not only steer their own destinies but also serve as catalysts for positive change within their communities. Through Pathfinders, our youth leaders embark on a transformative journey. They take on the responsibility of planning and orchestrating events that are tailor-made to address critical needs and offer invaluable resources to our community members. These events are a testament to the dedication and innovative thinking that our Pathfinders bring to the table, focusing on the betterment of our neighborhoods.
A strategic and community-driven endeavor aimed at elevating the quality of life for Colorado residents with barriers through comprehensive efforts, we’re committed to enhancing living standards by creating employment opportunities, advancing vital infrastructure and promoting educational access. Our mission is to foster economic growth and prosperity in our participants, ensuring that our community thrives in every aspect of life, by investing in job creation, building resilient infrastructure, expanding educational opportunities we are dedicated to shaping a better future for our participants and people of Colorado.
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Our outreach programs target at-risk individuals of all ages, regardless of their situation. We work with youths, teenagers and adults with unstable homes, gang backgrounds, traumatic events and much more. We nurture every person’s mind and spirit, to show them there’s a path outside of drugs, violence and crime. Click here to learn more about our programs, substance abuse treatment programs and family counseling services.
We offer mental and emotional counseling with a broad range of focuses, as well as individual and family programs
Some of our focuses include breaking dependencies, overcoming trauma, rehabilitation after incarceration and more.
- Beyond counseling, we also provide the resources people need to take positive steps in their lives. This includes access to recreational sports and arts, GED and post-secondary education preparation, job services and more.
- Everything we do is geared towards prevention, intervention, and re-entry programming, with an emphasis on love, security, and safety.
- The Executive Director of Life-Line Colorado is Leo Alirez, a former gang member and Denver native who has worked with at-risk populations and those struggling with substance abuse for over a decade.
Our Executive Director
Leo is a Certified Addictions Counselor (CAC III) and licensed with the National Gang Crime Research Center (NGCRC). He has a bachelor’s degree in Addictions with a minor in High-Risk Youth from Metropolitan State College of Denver, as well as a PhD from the University of Urban Studies and Adult College. For more information about Life-Line Colorado and our outreach efforts, we encourage you to reach out to us today.