Support for inmates to cope inside and adapt outside jails

Jail Services

Axis accepts referrals for jail services from probation and parole officers, public defenders, sheriff and police departments, Department of Human Services, and other agencies. To make a referral for residents in San Miguel, La Plata, Montezuma, or Archuleta counties, call 970.259.2162.

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Axis Health System Jail-Based Behavioral Health Services

At Axis Health System, we believe in the power of comprehensive care and the incredible potential of each individual to achieve wellness in both body and mind. Our Jail-Based Behavioral Health Services and Jail Transitions programs provide crucial support for those coping with and recovering from the challenges of incarceration and transitioning back into the community. With a focus on whole-person care, we aim to be a steadfast guide on your path to well-being and a brighter future.

Whether you or a loved one are currently incarcerated or transitioning back into the community, our team is dedicated to providing compassionate, inclusive, and professional care at every step.

Jail-based services are provided in Archuleta, La Plata, Montezuma, and San Miguel counties.

Understanding Our Services:

  • Support While Incarcerated: From mental health and substance use assessments to individual and group therapy sessions, our aim is to equip individuals in jails with new skills, coping mechanisms, and a robust support network.
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy aids in identifying and transforming negative thoughts, making a significant impact on substance use and criminal behavior.
  • Our services are voluntary, offering respect and agency to those who choose to engage with us.
  • Transitioning Back to the Community: The pathway back into society can be daunting. Our Jail Transition program provides job training, housing assistance, financial planning, and mental health counseling to ensure a smooth reentry.
  • Intensive Case Management caters to immediate needs such as housing, food, and transportation.
  • We emphasize skill-building for coping, recovery, and managing stress—tools for life.

Connect to Our Services:

We accept referrals from a broad network, including probation and parole officers, public defenders, sheriff and police departments, the Department of Human Services, and more. To make a referral or learn more about connecting to our services, please call us at 970.259.2162.

Why Choose Axis Health System?

  • A Compassionate Team: Led by a passionate team of professionals, we celebrate the “little wins” with our participants, from securing housing to achieving milestones in sobriety and personal growth.
  • Comprehensive Care Approach: Understanding that every person is unique, we tailor our care to meet the needs of the whole person—mind, body, and spirit.
  • Inclusive and Respectful Service: We believe in the dignity of all individuals and strive to create a safe, welcoming environment for everyone.

Your Well-Being Is Our Priority

“It’s about learning how to cope and manage on an ongoing basis, it’s a lifelong process,” says Morgan Williams. For many, accessing support inside the jail can be a pivotal moment—a true lifesaver. By focusing on the whole-person, Axis aims to inspire those we serve to view themselves and their futures with hope and positivity.

We are more than caregivers; we are allies, advocates, and champions for your well-being. If you or someone you know could benefit from our Jail-Based Behavioral Health Services, reach out today. Together, we can pave the way to a better, brighter future.

Connect with Us: Feel called to join our mission or want to learn more? Get in touch at 970.259.2162. Together, we make wellness possible.


Medicaid is accepted, and a sliding-fee scale is available for those who qualify.

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Learn about Axis Health System jail services

People serving time in local jails can learn, grow and rebuild their lives. Axis Health System’s team of therapists, coaches and case managers are there to help them. LEARN MORE

PICTURED: Axis Health System staff serving the La Plata County Jail stand in front of the jail on Jan. 12, 2022, from left: Ashley Birmingham, Jail Transitions Case Manager; Emily Riggs, Jail-Based Case Manager; Sarah Halls-Lucero, Peer Recovery Coach; Scott Johnson, Jail-Based Substance Use Disorder Therapist; Jodie Miller, Intern; Steven Girty, Jail Transitions Therapist; Chelsea Steck, Jail-Based Mental Health Therapist; Rick Jacobsen; Morgan Williams. Not pictured, but part of the team: Tommy Montoya. Case Manager.