For more than 25 years, Western Colorado AIDS Project (WCAP) has been providing comprehensive and individualized care to men, women and children in Western Colorado who are living with HIV/AIDS.
As the only AIDS service organization in Western Colorado, WCAP’s geographic service area encompasses 22 counties in Western Colorado spanning from the Continental Divide
to the Colorado/Utah border, and stretching from the Colorado/Wyoming border to Colorado/New Mexico border. We provide complete confidentiality and our staff is dedicated to providing the most complete, accurate information available.
Today, the organization’s programs include case management, access to healthcare, mental health and substance abuse counseling referrals, a food bank, emergency financial assistance and legal referrals, in addition to a wide array of prevention outreach, testing, and education programs.
WCAP operated collaboratively with AIDS Service Organizations (ASOs) along Colorado’s front rage for many years. However, as the disease became much more manageable and transitioned into more of a chronic disease, federal funding began to decrease. To maintain a consistency in the services provided to WCAP clients, the organization underwent a big change.
In October 2011, WCAP merged with three other ASOs across Colorado: Denver Colorado AIDS Project serving the Denver Metropolitan area, Southern Colorado AIDS Project in Colorado Springs and Pueblo, and Northern Colorado AIDS Project in Fort Collins and Greeley. Together these agencies formed the new Colorado Health Network, streamlining funding and increasing the ability to sustain necessary services to meet the evolving needs of those impacted by HIV in Colorado.
In the summer of 2014, Howard Dental Center merged with Colorado Health Network, allowing CHN offices the opportunity to expand oral health care services offered in various parts of the state.