The Family Crisis Center provides a range of services and settings that offer hope and opportunity for children and their families who are experiencing severe familial issues, including neglect, abuse and separation.
Residential Care for Boys & Girls
Our residential programs serve boys and girls from ages 12 through 17 by providing:
- Temporary shelter while children/youth are awaiting a more permanent placement setting
- Residential treatment services for youth who have a psychiatric diagnosis
- General and Special Education programming through an onsite school that is highly individualized and technologically supported
- Therapeutic services (case management; referral; community integration; crisis intervention; family, group and individual counseling; substance abuse and psychiatric services)
- Recreational programming (art therapy, physical fitness, team-building, outdoor excursions and cultural activities)
We use a “systems” approach which emphasizes working with the child’s family and environment. In order to ensure continuity of care, therapy services that begin with us can be continued as the child transitions home or to the next placement. Several hundred children are placed at the Family Crisis Center every year.
The FCC provides comprehensive, high level in-house and outpatient medical care through a partnership with Denver Health. This program provides comprehensive and coordinated management of the medical care of children in out-of-home placement through DDHS. This program ensures excellent and consistent medical, dental and mental health care for children in placement at the FCC. The clinic has state-of-the-art equipment and facilities for diagnosis and treatment of trauma and abuse, as well as for general medical conditions.
Specialized Interviewing Facilities
DHS and the Denver Police Department use these facilities to interview families when their children are suspected of being abused or neglected. The rooms allow observation and recording of the interview processes.
Family Crisis Center Values
- Providing quality, outcome-oriented treatment through therapeutic, educational, recreational, milieu, and medical services for the youth in our program and their families;
- Developing, promoting, and maintaining a sense of community through healthy relationships between staff, youth, and families;
- Respecting and valuing of the importance of all kinds of families and relationships in a youth’s life;
- Enhancing existing and creating new relationships a youth has within the community;
- Creating and maintaining a family-friendly environment in which families of all cultures and beliefs feel welcomed;
- Providing a safe and therapeutic environment where youth are encouraged to express their individuality in healthy ways;
- Using a multidisciplinary team approach for providing services;
- Maintaining a diverse, well trained, and compassionate team of staff who are dedicated to the service and success of our client and their families;
- Being proactive, responsive, and respectful to the community of which we are a part and to the professionals with whom we work.