Griffith Centers for Children, Inc.

A nonprofit organization

$6,596 raised by 17 donors

33% complete

$20,000 Goal

Griffith Centers for Children provides trauma-informed and family-focused mental health services to some of Colorado's most underserved children, adults, and families to improve stability and functioning. Donate today and help GCC provide a comprehensive continuum of services to more Colorado children.


four new children’s books to be
used in play therapy


curriculum materials for one student in school for a semester


supports substance
abuse treatment


winter coats for
three children  

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State funding only pays for a small portion of our community and educational programs. We rely on generous individuals like you to help close the gap. With your support, we are able to continue our meaningful work for the children, families, and adults in Colorado.


Our mission at Griffith Centers is to equip individuals with the resources to promote hope and healing for underserved populations.

We specialize in treating behavioral and mental health issues through various programs, serving children, adults, and families. Our services are structured to meet the specific needs of everyone with the belief that each person can heal, find hope, and build resilience. We meet our clients where they are, with an attitude of acceptance, compassion, and nonjudgment.

Background Statement

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.

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.

Please consider donating today and help GCC provide services to more Colorado children, adults, and families.

Organization Data


Organization name

Griffith Centers for Children, Inc.

other names

GCC, Emily Griffith Center

Year Established


Tax id (EIN)



Mental Health & Crisis Intervention


10190 Bannock Street Ste 120
Northglenn, CO 80260


17 N. Farragut Ave.
Colorado Springs, CO 80909


10 N. Farragut Ave.
Colorado Springs, CO 80909

Service areas

Adams County, CO, US

El Paso County, CO, US

Weld County, CO, US



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