A Way Forward

Removing barriers to recovery from substance use disorder.

No Insurance. No Fee. No Delay. No one left behind.


We are honored and thankful to receive the 2022 Longmont Area Chamber of Commerce People’s Choice Award.

The community support we have received since we opened our doors in 2021 has been outstanding.  We want to thank our donors and grantors for their financial support, our staff and volunteers for their hard work and being with us on this journey and our clients for their trust in our staff and services.

Support a Way Forward

We couldn’t do it without our donors!


How will my donation help? 

$6000 – Host the entire Hazelden Mental Health series (6 modules X 6 sessions each) Sessions include:  Anxiety, Grief, Self Esteem & Self-Compassion, Shame & Guilt, Depression, and Anger

$1,700 – 1 client, 10-weeks of structured Intensive Outpatient Program 

$1000 – facilitate a structured class (six sessions) 

$500 – 1 client, 2 weeks of structured Intensive Outpatient Program 

$100 – 2 sessions of peer support with a Certified Recovery Coach 

$50 – Class material for 2 students/clients 

Our Mission

Our mission is to smash barriers to recovery and create more access to comprehensive, evidence-based services focused on substance use and mild to moderate mental health disorders and create a community of belonging and healing in the St. Vrain Valley.

We envision eliminating substance use disorder in the St. Vrain Valley.

Our Services

Veterans Group

Topics are broad including PTSD, anxiety, depression as well as alcoholism and addiction.

Recovery Groups

These are always evolving and never boring. AA, CODA,  Dharma, LifeRing Secular Recovery, Red Road and more.


Intensive Outpatient Program

We offer an Intensive Outpatient Program using the Hazelden Betty Ford evidence based 12 Step Facilitation program.

Individual & Family Support

Peer support, life coaching, recovery coaching, licensed social worker counseling available

Mental & Emotional health

Sometimes it is not clear which came first, depression or substance use.

Self Esteem/ empowerment

Many of our visitors have experienced disempowerment in their lives through being economically/socially marginalized.

wellness & community groups

When dealing with substance use disorder a strong sense of community is of utmost importance.

harm reduction services

We receive regular shipments of NARCAN which is available to clients for free.  We offer free NARCAN training as well.

Access for All

We believe that everyone should have access to quality health care regardless of the individual’s race, ethnicity, gender, socioeconomic status, sexual orientation, or geographical location. This includes access to prevention, treatment, and recovery services for mental health and substance use disorders.

Everyone is welcome and all services are at no cost to our clients

…but we happily accept donations.

Core Values

“I can do things you cannot.  You can do things I cannot. Together we can do great things.

– Mother Teresa


We practice integrity in all we do; we create a safe environment to nurture and foster trust and confidence.


We responsibly manage and mobilize donor funds honoring our stakeholders and leveraging assets to effect meaningful change in our community.


We walk the recovery path together, with no power dynamics. We strive to help people feel valued and proud of who they are and lead to smash stigma while supporting people for success.


We strive for an inclusive culture in which the existence of many unique individuals in the workplace and community is celebrated and personal journeys are respected. We foster a company culture where every voice is welcome and heard.

Instill experience, strength, and hope

Through sharing our common experiences, we share each other’s strengths, learn tools for recovery, and revive hope for a full, rewarding life. We establish a foundation for sobriety using evidence-based programs.

What our clients say


“A Way Forward has given me a safe place to explore a and find who I am since being sober. I’ve found a new way of life by attending a variety of groups, making new sober friends and being a part of the recovery community. I wouldn’t have been able to get to where I am now without the support of AWF.”


What our clients say

“I came here when I was at my lowest and found a safe space with dedicated, experienced peers. Now I am on the right path.”
Alex L.

What our clients say

“I found a community of Veterans at A Way Forward. At first I didn’t want to come because I thought everyone would hate me. But that is not the case – that is not what a community is.”
Odom D.

What our clients say

“At A Way Forward I have found opportunity for immense personal growth, a renewed purpose in life, and a deep sense of belonging. I have found not only a community, but a family. Now, I strive to give others what was so freely given to me by this amazing organization!”


What our clients say

“I really got a lot out of the codependency group.”

Nan M.


(303) 630-1400


600 Terry Street
Longmont, CO 80501



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