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Admissions


Our Admissions department handles all referrals and inquiries regarding accessing our services. We also help families navigate a complex system of service within child welfare and mental health.

“Tennyson Center for Children staff members go beyond the requirements of the job by building healthy, genuine relationships with the kids. I recall other residential placements where staff members were present in body but not in spirit.”

We receive an average of 115 initial calls per month from parents, caregivers, school teachers, insurance companies, and others. We strive to support every caller in connection to the needed services. Our primary goal is to do everything we can for each client.

The admissions staff determines if the services Tennyson Center offers are right for a client, collects the required information and consents to serve the client, and establishes initial goals for treatment.

The average child or family in Colorado facing crisis waits between 8 weeks and 6 months for services because providers are overburdened. Our No Kid Waits program – part of our Admissions department – aims to eliminate long waitlists by contacting children and families within 24 hours when in need of therapeutic support.

For more information about programs and services, please contact our Admissions Department at 303-731-4845 or email us.

Making a Referral

We accept referrals from human services agencies, mental health centers, providers, schools, and parents/caregivers. To make a referral or to inquire about any of our programs, please call 303-731-4845. Referral information may also be emailed or you can fax to 303-433-9702.

Our admissions team responds to inquiries within 24 hours. First, we will conduct a brief screening by phone to determine your needs and discuss programming options. To expedite this process, you may fax documents to ATTN: Admissions at 303-433-9702. These documents could include recent psychiatric evaluation/assessments, a current Individual Education Plan (IEP), and any other available diagnostic information.

If appropriate, we will schedule a face-to-face interview and make a plan for admission.

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