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The milieu of Avalanche Lodge.

Griffith Centers for Children Chins Up (GCC) has 89 years of experience providing residential services to at-risk youth in Colorado.  The GCC Residential program is located on the Colorado Springs campus.  The residential program provides placement for males, ages 12-18.  It serves youth from counties throughout Colorado as well as out of state referrals.  The residential program provides comprehensive services to the youth and the families.

These services include:

  • Trauma Informed Care
  • Sex Offense-Specific Treatment
  • Independent Living Programming
  • Strength-based Approach
  • Community-Based Aftercare Services
  • Intensive individual, family, equine and group therapy
  • Structured milieu with behavioral level system
  • On-grounds educational and vocational skills program
  • Weekly community-based curriculum activities
  • Experiential-wilderness adventure programming
  • Nursing/psychiatric services
  • Full service cafeteria

The following provides a more detailed description of the individual residential lodges and population served:

  • Avalanche Lodge – Males, ages 15-18
  • Rockies Lodge – Males, ages 12-15
  • TSP House – Males, ages 17-20
  • Independent Living – Males, ages 17-20