DENVER, Colo., August 26, 2015 – Mount Saint Vincent, a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of children through clinical treatment, education, and family services, announced it has begun the Colorado state licensing process in preparation to offer foster care services for children beginning in the spring of 2016.
The nonprofit organization has a 132-year history of caring for children, first as an orphanage, then as a clinical treatment provider. Mount Saint Vincent currently provides residential treatment, day treatment, in-home therapy, K–8 education, and community training. The addition of foster care services will expand upon the continuum of care currently offered by the agency. Services to be provided through the new program will include comprehensive parent education, training in trauma-informed care of children, and family support.
“The decision to offer foster care services aligns with Mount Saint Vincent’s longstanding mission to serve the needs of children,” said Interim Executive Director/Clinical Director Kirk Ward. “As a child-focused agency, we are uniquely positioned to provide foster caregivers support and instruction based on the principles of trauma-informed care. Our ultimate goal is to keep children where they belong — in safe, loving, and supportive homes.”
Once licensed, Mount Saint Vincent’s foster care program will provide services for infants and children up to age 18. For more information about the foster care program, contact Melissa Maile at 303-458-7220 ext. 204.
About Mount Saint Vincent
Mount Saint Vincent, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit agency founded in 1883 by the Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth, provides clinical treatment for children with severe behavioral issues due to abuse, neglect, trauma or mental illness. Mount Saint Vincent is a leader in the application of the Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics (NMT) and trauma-informed care. The agency is one of only seven organizations worldwide designated as a flagship site for NMT, an honor bestowed by the ChildTrauma Academy of Houston, Texas. Mount Saint Vincent’s extensive program offerings include residential treatment, day treatment, in-home treatment, parent education, community training services, a K–8 school, and a community early learning center. For more information, visit www.msvhome.org.
Elizabeth Roberts, Marketing & Communications Specialist
Phone: 303-458-7220 ext. 241