Communities That Care

Communities That Care (CTC) is an evidence-based prevention model that gives communities the tools to make positive change within their community.  CTC has been proven to reduce, youth substance use, delinquency, violence and save communities money in the long run. 

Our Mission
Create positive change within Montezuma County. 

Our Vision
Montezuma County values and empowers it’s youth and community to create a strong, diverse community.

Left to Right: Katy Maxell, Juan Soto, Shaylan Garrett, Angela Adams, Gene Peck, Arlina Yazzie, Asialynn Widen

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Get Involved

Community engagement is a critical element of CTC.  We encourage all members of Montezuma County to join one our CTC Community Coalition, Key Leader Board, or one of our Workgroups.

CTC Workgroups:
Funding: Finds funding for stagey implementation.

COY (Community Outreach and Youth): Identifies meaningful opportunities for youth and promotes CTC.
BMW (Board Maintenance Workgroup): Builds and sustains a healthy and effective community coalition.

CRAWDATS (Community Resource Assessment Workgroup & Data): Reviews and monitors local data and identifies community assets and gaps.

CTC Action Teams:
Build Public Support for Safe Community Spaces for Youth
Build Public Support for a Community Systems Change
Contact the Montezuma County CTC Community Mobilizer for more information:

Melanie Begay
Communities That Care Program Manager
Phone: 970-564-4781

Contact: Communities That Care Program Manager

Melanie Begay

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Bobbi Lock, Director
Montezuma County Annex
106 West North
Cortez, CO 81321
Phone: (970) 565-3056
FAX: (970) 565-0647
Office Hours: 8 am – 5 pm, Monday through Friday

Public Health Director

Bobbi Lock

Contact CTC

Melanie Begay
Communities That Care Program Manager
Phone: 970-564-4781

Communities That Care Program Manager

Melanie Begay
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