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The youth in our program benefit from comprehensive and strengths-based treatment centered on developing life skills that will promote their personal identity, growth, self-sufficiency.

Our residential program consists of two residential lodges, two houses, and one group home.

  • Males, Ages 12-14
  • Conduct Disorder/Mental Health Clients
  • Residents attend Griffith Centers School
  • Weekly Therapeutic Services include:
    • Individual and Family Therapy 
    • Anger Management, Healthy Relationships, and Mindfulness/Mind and Body Wellness groups
    • Relapse Prevention group (substance use diagnosis)
  • Males, Ages 15-17
  • Conduct Disorder/Mental Health Clients
  • Residents attend Griffith Centers School
  • Clients are eligible to work in Griffith’s Kitchen
  • Weekly Therapeutic Services include:
    • Individual and Family Therapy 
    • Anger Management, Healthy Relationships, and Mindfulness/Mind and Body Wellness groups
    • Relapse Prevention group (substance use diagnosis)

This program is designed to provide life skills training to clients transitioning from DYS into independent living in the community.

  • Males, Ages 16-20
  • Residential Program; Group Home setting
  • Conduct Disorder/Mental Health clients
  • Typically Department of Youth Services clients
  • Attend High School or College in community
  • Attendance at Griffith Centers school is available (when appropriate) 
  • Clients are eligible to work in Griffith’s Kitchen and/or the community
  • Transportation is provided or clients use public transportation 
  • Clients cook dinner for the house once a week
  • Weekly Therapeutic Services include:
    • Individual and Family Therapy 
    • Mentorship
    • Life Skills group
    • Relapse Prevention group (substance use diagnosis) 

This program is designed to provide life skills training to DHS clients who are working towards emancipation and/or living in the community.

  • Males, Ages 16-20
  • Residential Program; Group Home setting
  • Conduct Disorder/Mental Health clients
  • Typically Department of Human Services clients
  • Attend High School or College in community
  • Attendance at Griffith Centers school is available (when appropriate) 
  • Clients are eligible to work in Griffith’s Kitchen and/or the community
  • Transportation is provided 
  • Clients cook dinner for the house once a week
  • Weekly Therapeutic Services include:
    • Individual and Family Therapy 
    • Mentorship (optional)
    • Anger Management, Healthy Relationships, and Mindfulness/Mind and Body Wellness groups
    • Relapse Prevention group (substance use diagnosis)
  • Males, Ages 13 -16 (ranges vary)
  • Department of Human Services clients
  • Attend High School or College in community
  • Attendance at Griffith Centers school is available (when appropriate) 
  • Clients are eligible to work in Griffith’s Kitchen 
  • Weekly Therapeutic Services include:
    • Individual and Family Therapy 
    • Anger Management, Healthy Relationships, and Mindfulness/Mind and Body Wellness groups
    • Relapse Prevention group (substance use diagnosis)

We maintain a 1 staff to 4 clients ratio during waking hours and 1 staff to 8 clients during sleeping hours. Clients residing in Avalanche and Rockies are in visual and audio contact with staff at all times except when they are in their bedrooms. Clients on IL, TSP, and Prospect also have the ratio of 1 staff to 4 clients, but are permitted to socialize in the common areas, possibly outside of consistent visual and audio contact with staff. 

Therapeutic Services

Our program utilizes a “systems” approach which emphasizes working with the youth’s family and environment. Our therapeutic team provides weekly services and is on call for crisis response. 

  • Individual therapy (2x)
  • Family therapy (1x/as appropriate)
  • Mindfullness/Mind and Body group
  • Anger Managment group
  • Healthy Relationships group
  • Relapse Prevention group
  • LGBTQI group

In addition, we regularly coordinate with Griffith Centers for Children, Chins Up Community Programs and various community partners to provide additional services such as EMDR, ABA therapy, Gang Diversion Mentorship, Occupational, Physical, and Speech Therapy.

Activities

Each lodge and house plan one off-campus outing per weekend. We collaborate with community partners and receive donated tickets to community events. Outings often consist of bowling, movies, and laser-tag. Twice a week the lodges and houses co-mingle to participate in team sports. Participation is determined by the staff and is dependent on safe behaviors on the milieu. Clients participate in physical activity daily which is often basketball and skateboarding.

Commitment to Our Community

While in treatment our residential clients have averaged over 1,500 hours of non-court mandated community service per year since 1999 (in addition to sentencing requirements). The organizations our clients have helped include:

  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Food Pantry at Trinity Methodist
  • List El Pomar Youth Complex
  • Rocky Mountain Field Institute
  • Kiwanis Club Service Projects
  • Pikes Peak Riding Center
Wrap Around Services

Therapeutic services will continue to be provided to the youth and family as the youth transitions home or to the next appropriate level of care, in order to ensure continuity of care. The transition services include individual and family therapy, family preservation, and skills training (Life Skills Parenting, Mentor, and Tracking). In home services recommended for the family will be provided by our Community Programs to ensure the highest quality of services and continuity of care to the client and family. 

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