Strengthening Colorado communities one family at a time.
Since 1927, Griffith Centers for Children (GCC) has been addressing the needs of at-risk and traumatized children. What began as a short-term shelter and group home for boys in Denver has evolved into a wide range of residential and community-based programs for children (ages 0-21) and families throughout the entire state. GCC offers a comprehensive continuum of care unlike most other treatment providers in Colorado. All services are available in both English and Spanish and include intensive, individualized case management. Specific programs include: Residential/Staff Secure Treatment Programs; Independent Living and Group Homes, a Special Education School and Community Day Treatment program; Truancy Prevention Programs; Family Preservation Services; Parenting Life Skills; Experiential therapeutic programs (including equine and wilderness therapies); a nondenominational voluntary Spiritual Program; and Foster Homes and Foster to Adopt Homes.
GCC strives to provide community-based and residential clinical services that are developmentally appropriate, trauma-informed, and family focused to improve child and family stability and functioning. The community-based programs play a crucial role in helping teach caregivers how to read a child's play and engage children positively. In-home therapy helps children be more at ease therefore more themselves and provides an avenue for the entire family to participate.
In 2017, GCC agency-wide impacted closed to 3,500 children and families. Expected results of our programs include increase in obvious change milestones such as: students graduating high school or transitioning back to their public schools; youth in residential programs going to a lower level of care; children and families in community programs remaining together or reunifying; and truancy students re-engaging in school and having consistent attendance.
Many clients come to GCC via the Child Welfare system and while Medicaid does cover many costs, there are families who are not eligible for Medicaid who desperately need assistance.
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