Jaywalker Online Alumni Meetings

ONLINE ALUMNI MEETING Please join us on the Zoom platform for our Jaywalker Lodge Alumni Meeting!We will be hosting Alumni meeting on Wednesday’s @ 6pm MST. Jaywalker is continuing services with online support and weekly meetings for our Alumni. Although we can not gather to break bread at The Lodge, we look forward to hosting this online meeting.  CLICK TO JOIN ALUMNI MEETINGVisit www.zoom.us/join to attend! Enter Zoom code 512-769-1436 to joining the meeting.ONLINE AA MEETINGSWe have compiled a resource list for online 12-Step meetings that are Colorado specific and hosted through www.zoom.us CLICK HERE FOR ONLINE 12 STEP MEETINGS Please let us know if you need any support with meetings or resources while COVID-19 has all mass gatherings restricted. We are thinking about all of you!‌‌‌ “Life will take on new meaning. To watch people recover, to see them help others, to watch loneliness vanish, to see a fellowship grow up about you,…

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Experience, Strength, & Hope

Hello everyone my name is Stuart.  I am a alcoholic/addict in recovery.  A little about myself I grew up in a very small rural town in Montana. My early childhood was very stable and had a loving home to grow up with my brother in. At seven years old things took a drastic turn for the worst. I suffered a severe and nearly life ending leg injury in a Go-cart accident. I won’t go into detail because it is very graphic.  I was rushed to the hospital in Bozeman MT, where it was decided immediately that in hopes to save my leg I needed to be taken to an advanced surgical center. I was taken by life flight to Primary Children’s Hospital in Salt Lake City, UT. I was hospitalized there 1.5 months there requiring massive amounts of surgeries to be able to save my leg from being fully amputated.  I was…

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Jaywalker & COVID-19

March 13, 2020 Dear Jaywalker Family and Community, At Jaywalker, we take our responsibility to the safety of our clients and our community seriously. For the past few weeks, we have been closely monitoring the spread of COVID-19 throughout the United States, following guidance from the CDC and local health authorities, and consulting with community health experts to ensure we have the right plans and resources in place to safeguard the health and wellbeing of all the people we serve. Nothing is more important. Over the past two weeks, we have taken the following actions: Instituted a screening process for admissions and outside visitors that includes questions about recent fevers, overseas travel, and family members’ risks to reduce the possibility of introduction of the virus into the treatment environment. Anyone deemed a possible risk to our clients or staff will not be admitted to our facilities. We will be offering our family…

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Dank Recovery

Before Christmas we had the pleasure of hosting the absolutely hilarious and infectiously grateful Tim K., the mastermind behind Dank Recovery Memes.  I had been following Tim for a few years now on social media and found myself constantly laughing at his recovery-based jokes throughout my sobriety.  His sense of humor is pretty dark and inappropriate, but littered with shreds of truth, which is why I think his content has gone so viral.   Not so long ago I was in a place in life where the last thing I could do was laugh.  I was hopeless, alone, and scared of the direction things were going.  Everything of value in my life had been destroyed through addiction and I no longer felt an ability to crack a smile.   When I came to Jaywalker as a client one of the first things that stood out to me was the fun-loving…

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Changing Seasons – Changing Lives

When the weather started to drop quickly in Colorado this October alerting us that autumn was here (with winter not too far behind), most people in our community were just finishing up their outdoor camping, fishing and hiking. Not the Jaywalker Solutions program! We quickly packed up our things and set off on a 7-hour trip to Pagosa Springs, Colorado, for an outdoor men’s retreat. Up and over Independence Pass, across the Continental Divide, and down into a beautiful autumn picture that could have only been painted by Mother Nature herself.  We traveled down a long dirt road surrounded by deep reds and vivid yellows the whole way, until we finally found ourselves in a magical open field with five large tents and a refurbished old barn surrounded by the San Juan mountains. It was here that the magic of our journey happened. Each day began with a taste of…

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Life on Two Wheels

Looking back at my past, I have always had a fascination for motorcycles and life on two wheels. My pops has been riding motorcycles ever since he was a teenager and would tell me stories of all the joy and dangers of riding. He was very wise to explain the differences of dirt riding and road riding. At a young age I learned how much joy motorcycling could bring me as long as I learned how to ride safely. He shared his knowledge and experience with me as to how he has been able to enjoy riding most of his life. When I was ten years old, my pops took me on a week long road trip to New Mexico from California. We trailered three motorcycles with us. His cruiser, his dirt bike, and a child sized dirt bike that we had borrowed for me to ride. I thought I…

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Service at Mission Wolf

On the surface, sending a group of newly sober men to spend time with wolves, camp, and use power-tools probably does not seem like the smartest idea. Wolves, like addicts, are big, bad, and scary! They are not to be trusted! Especially with power tools! But, this is exactly where I spent the last 4 days and my experience could not have been more peaceful or rewarding. Mission Wolf is a non-profit, educational wolf sanctuary in the remote mountains of Southwest Colorado. It is run largely by volunteers and focus on sustainability, operate on solar power, and build with recycled materials. They focus on connecting people with nature through hands-on experiential education; they believe the best way to build empathy and understanding is through experience. Mission Wolf is home to over twenty wolves or wolf-dog mixes. Because of the wolf content, they are not able to be adopted or released…

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A Decade Sober

Pat Celebrates 10 years! Pat is the Chief of Admissions and Marketing at Jaywalker, but more importantly an alum. Pat enjoys snowboarding, hunting, mountain biking, cycling, and hanging out with his wife and dog. To celebrate his ten years, Pat went on a 100 mile bike ride around the Roaring Fork Valley.  Pat has been a true example of what is possible for an alumni of Jaywalker. He lives a life full of happiness and joy that is grounded in a program of recovery. He lives by the principles and always is giving back to the people around him. He continues to be a pillar in the Jaywalker community and we are that much stronger for having him in it. Thanks for all you do, Pat! Congratulations on ten!

San Diego Alumni Trip 2019

Jaywalker is excited to announce the next alumni trip to beautiful San Diego. August 7th to the 11th Jaywalker alumni will descend upon the sunny beach town of Ocean Beach in San Diego, California. The Colorado Rockies will be in town to play the San Diego Padres. We will have the opportunity to do anything and everything San Diego has to offer. Mountain biking, surfing, laying on the beach, and watching baseball games are just some of the options available. The cost is $200 that includes food, lodging, and a seat in trusty Sprinter number 5 to get out there. Any activity out there will be on your own dime so just know you will want to bring some extra cash if you want to catch a game, rent a surfboard, or do something outside of the normal activity. We are staying in a gorgeous house only 5 blocks from the coast,…

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Clinical Director Announcement

CARBONDALE, CO – Jaywalker Lodge, a leading provider of addiction recovery services for men, is excited to announce that Kelsey Huberty has been promoted to the position of Clinical Director. In her new role, Kelsey will oversee the clinical operations of the Landing, Lodge, and Solutionsprograms; and will report directly to Jaywalker’s Chief Clinical Officer, Stefan Bate.  “Kelsey’s expertise with program development, administrative operations, and staff development make her an outstanding addition to our clinical leadership. I’m grateful for the opportunity to bring her talent and dedication to the leadership team at Jaywalker.”In her new post, Kelsey will be utilizing her extensive experience as a clinician and a program administrator.  Kelsey received her master’s degree in addiction counseling from the Hazelden Graduate School of Addiction Studies and has worked as a counselor and program manager for the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation and Northbound Treatment Services respectively.  Prior to joining the Jaywalker team last October, Kelsey served as…

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