Residential Treatment

We provide 24-hour residential treatment to children, ages five to 18, who are learning and developing skills to be safe in the community. Often, these children have lived in multiple homes within the foster care system. While at here, these children benefit from intensive therapy services, including individual, family, and group therapy.

We have five residential cottages (Warren, Tilsley, DeVita, Huston, and Miller) where children live depending on their age and needs. Two of the cottages make up our Special Services Unit for children ages five to 18 who have recently been hospitalized and/or require a higher level of support to prepare for their safe return home.

For more information about enrolling in our Residential Program, please contact our Admissions Department at 303-433-1232 or email at

Special Services Unit at Tennyson Center

Our Special Services Unit (SSU) is a short-term, residential program for children and families in crisis. SSU provides emergency and immediate access for children and their families during a mental health and/or behavioral crisis.

Our SSU team provides a safe, short term environment to stabilize the child’s current crisis situation. They work with the child and family to plan a successful transition back to the community. The length of stay for a child in the SSU ranges from three to 10 days.

To make a referral directly to this program, call 303-881-1631 or email Admission is available 24 hours, seven days a week.