Mount Saint Vincent is the Rocky Mountain region’s premier provider of mental health treatment, foster care services, individualized education, and trauma-informed training— all focused on children and their families. Our innovative service offerings help children reach their full potential within their homes, schools and communities. Our focus on trauma-informed care make 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 model that builds upon a child’s strengths. For more than 45 years, we have helped hundreds of children who have been abused or neglected improve their functioning, unlocking their potential to succeed. We are child-focused but also family-centered, believing that building on individual and family strengths results in happy children and healthy families.
Adjunct therapies like art, animal-assisted, dance/movement, and music allow young children to express themselves nonverbally. These gentle, nonthreatening approaches 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
- A 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 more than 18,000 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 and help, as well as care and hope — for children in need.