Tennyson Center for Children believes in the future of Colorado’s kids.

Children who come to Tennyson have experienced unimaginable neglect and abuse, and many have never known a safe home or a trustworthy adult.

Tennyson’s goal is to ensure that kids and families are connected with the right resources to heal and thrive in their communities. Our team is relentlessly dedicated to serving our kids and preventing other children from experiencing neglect and abuse.

We serve children aged 0-18 through our residential, day treatment (school), and community-based therapeutic programs. We are committed to providing excellent care to all who walk through our doors.

We know that children who successfully leave Tennyson lead happy and productive lives. We trust that their deep healing will help Colorado communities in incredible ways.

Join us in supporting Colorado’s children, and awakening hope in their lives.

Program Overview


Day Treatment

On-site K-12 Educational Services where children receive an exceptional education and the needed mental health support to effectively reintegrate back into schools and communities.


Community-Based Services

Innovative services focused on keeping children in loving homes. Creating environments where children can be safe and thrive in-home, school and community.


Residential Treatment

Residential care for more than 35 kids, in five cottages where kids are learning and developing skills to be safe in homes, schools and the community.


Reflections on our work, our philosophy, and the children who bless our lives. Our blog is written by various guest writers, which can be anyone from a teacher to our CEO to a parent. We don't have all the answers—but together, we can make progress.

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Giving Hope

Not every story is a happy one, but every story at Tennyson Center has one common element—hope. We can’t change the past, but as a community, we can help these children to have the mental tools they’ll need to go forward with their lives. To overcome, to achieve, to thrive.



Every night leading up to Christmas that year, Max would fall asleep under the tree and be carried back to bed by a staff member.


My heart felt a familiar tug, and I knew I was in the same place my little seven year old heart had been some 50-odd years ago.


Picture a 5th grade classroom, state capitals on the wall, full of 10 year old children chatting with their friends, getting ready for recess. Frank is not there. Frank has not been in school for over six months.


Do you remember what it felt like to be seven years old? Close your eyes and picture yourself at seven playing on the swings with your best friend. Now imagine a seven year old living in a home where violence and neglect were everyday occurrences and the solution was to move from county to county to avoid being discovered. Until one day your mom has had enough and you witness her murder your step-father.

How You Can Help

Tennyson Center for Children is closely monitoring the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak. While this situation is rapidly developing, we are relentlessly committed to ensuring that our children and families continue to heal from trauma; trauma does not change or pause in light of the current public health crisis.

Your support allows Tennyson to respond to this pandemic with the highest standard of professionalism and expertise, which helps children continue to thrive. Each donation, regardless of the amount, enhances our efforts to create a safe and calm environment for all our children. Donate today — your support ensures Tennyson’s programs, services, and mission continue to thrive during this challenging time.

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