Our Admissions Department connects kids and families with mental health services and other foundational resources. If our services are a good fit, we will also collect any relevant information and establish treatment goals so our teams are ready to go on day one.
On average, we receive 115 inquiries per month from caregivers, teachers, insurance companies, and other sources. We strive to do everything we can for each client. The average child or family in Colorado waits anywhere from eight weeks to six months for services because providers are overburdened. Our “No Kid Waits” program aims to eliminate long waitlists by contacting children and families within 48 business hours when in need of therapeutic support.
No one will be denied services due to the ability to pay. There is a discounted/sliding fee schedule available based on family size and income.
Making a Referral
We accept referrals from human services agencies, mental health centers, providers, schools, and parents/caregivers. Our admissions team responds to inquiries within 48 business 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.
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.