Mount Saint Vincent is the Rocky Mountain region’s premier provider of mental health treatment, foster care services, preschool through eighth grade education, and trauma-informed training — all focused on children and their families. Our innovative programs help children reach their full potential within their homes, schools and communities. Our focus on trauma-informed care makes us one of the most highly regarded human services agencies in Colorado.
Our approach to care is based upon the Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics, a trauma-informed and developmentally sensitive model that builds upon a child’s strengths. For 135 years, we have helped over 18,000 children realize their potential to succeed. Our newest program, Foster Care, brings our continuum of care full circle, as we place vulnerable children into the secure, nurturing homes of caring adults. We are child-focused and also family-centered, believing that building on individual and family strengths results in happy children and healthy families.
Mount Saint Vincent implements a developmentally sensitive approach that reflects the most up-to-date research about the impact of trauma on young children and what they need to begin to cope and eventually thrive. We provide adjunct therapies such as art, animal-assisted, dance/movement, and music. As part of a mental health treatment plan, these specialized services allow young children to express themselves nonverbally. We employ these gentle, nonthreatening approaches to help children feel safe as they learn to trust, form relationships, self-regulate, and eventually re-integrate into their communities.
We serve children and their families through a variety of therapeutic, educational, and counseling programs, including:
• Residential treatment
• Short-term intensive stabilization
• Respite care
• Individualized day treatment
• Foster care training and services
• In-home treatment
• Community education and training to develop trauma-informed skills
• K–8 school addressing cognitive, social, and behavioral needs
• Community early learning center serving the local Denver metro area
Mount Saint Vincent has served the needs of children since our early beginnings as an orphanage established by the Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth in 1883. We continue that tradition today, providing treatment, services and help — as well as care and hope — for children in need.