Call us:

(970) 846-8182

Find us: 

P.O. Box 773324, Steamboat Springs, CO  80477

© 2014 by IT TAKES COURAGE

ABOUT US

Heather Savalox founded It Takes Courage in response to the death of her niece Kristina Calco.  Her suicide, at the age of 15 resulted from years of bullying.   

 

Serving Northwestern Colorado communities, It Takes Courage's mission is to raise awareness about the impacts of bullying and decrease incidents of suicide among our youth.  We do this by promoting the importance of standing up and speaking out to eradicate bullying and by providing young people and families with the tools that instill courage and inspire growth of empathetic communities.​

 

It Takes Courage operates as a program under REPS, (Reaching Everyone Preventing Suicide).  REPS seeks to preserve, protect and promote life by providing the Yampa Valley with a group of trained volunteers, collaborative initiatives, educational programs, compassionate survivor-care and proactive suicide prevention.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We are run solely by volunteers, check out our amazing staff!  We welcome opportunities to share our stories of growth and resilience! Contact us if you'd like to arrange a presentation or become involved in our educational outreach. 

HELP AND HOPE ARE ALWAYS AVAILABLE!

View Kristina's story of

 

bullying and suicide.