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Welcome from the Colorado PRA Board Chair


Welcome to the spectacular Mile High City! We are so excited that you are joining us for the first Wellness and Recovery Summit to ever be held in Colorado. Every year the Summit proves to be an informative and inspirational opportunity for the recovery workforce. We feel that our wonderful community and the natural beauty of our state will further lend to an exceptional Summit experience for 2018.

The Colorado chapter is the newest chapter to join the Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association, formed just over a year ago. We recognized a strong need to expand psychiatric rehabilitation in our state. With the help of a few dedicated and passionate individuals, operation “Start the Colorado Chapter” was in full force. We have concentrated our early efforts on networking and educating people about Psychiatric Rehabilitation. This past year we hosted 2 screenings of Ming Lai’s Visions of Warriors film, also shown at last year’s Summit in Atlanta. These screening events gave us a great opportunity to start networking and we were able to share this excellent film with our communities. Next year we plan to continue exploring opportunities to further educate and expand our network of psychiatric rehabilitation providers. I would like to extend a special thank you to our COPRA founding family: Ray, Heidi, JoAnn and Vanessa! These devoted, recovery focused individuals were at the forefront of getting COPRA off the ground and will continue to help make strides with Psychiatric Rehabilitation in the state of Colorado.

Now, let me tell you a little about our amazing state!  Did you know that Colorado boasts 300 days of sunshine or that Colorado has the most 14ers of any single state, that is mountain peaks over 14,000 feet above sea level? If you truly want to experience being at 5280ft (a mile high) during your visit, walk on over to the 13th step of the capital building or sit in a purple seat at Coors Field. There are plenty of things to see in and around Denver, but If you have some extra time during your stay, be sure to explore our breath taking Rocky Mountains. If you are looking for some authentic Colorado cuisine jump on the light rail and head over to the Buckhorn Exchange. There, you can experience one of the oldest restaurants in town, with food from the wild west like; elk, quail, rattlesnake and even our local favorite, Rocky Mountain Oysters. If rattlesnake isn’t really your thing don’t worry, Denver is a hub for chef owned restaurants and farm to table dinning; as well as, well known Mexican eateries with fabulous green chili. You might also find that orange and blue are pretty prominent colors in this area. Denver is home to the Denver Broncos (NFL), Colorado Rockies (MBL), Colorado Avalanche (NHL), Denver Nuggets (NBA) and Colorado Rapids (MLS).  As an experienced Colorado native, I’m always happy to help you find things to do, see, and eat!

We are extremely grateful that you have chosen to come to this year’s Summit in order to grow professionally and provide the most effective care to the people we serve. We look forward to networking and learning from professionals around the globe. The meaningful work you do has such an immense impact on our communities, so reenergize and have fun.

Tosha Foreman

Chair, COPRA Board of Directors