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Referrals, Admissions and Intake Services

Thank you for your interest in Tennyson Center for Children. We work with children, youth and their families to overcome a variety of life crises. As professionals, we strive to provide competent and caring treatment, education and advocacy services. We serve and support families and children who are experiencing challenges in their home, school and/or community.


We believe that with the proper support, children and families possess the capacity to heal. It is our role to help children and families identify what strengths they posses and aid them in leveraging these skills and resources to overcome obstacles and live empowered lives.

Our Approach

• Strengths-based, individualized and trauma-informed assessment and treatment.
• Systems approach to services – focus on the individual, family and community.
• Use the least restrictive level of care to meet the needs of the child(ren) and family.
• Evidence-based practice promotes successful outcomes.
• Children and their caregivers benefit from active participation in the process.
• Engage the compassion and generosity of our community.

For detailed information about the programs we offer, please click here

Making a Referral

Thank you for your interest in the Tennyson Center for Children. We accept referrals from human services agencies, mental health centers, providers, schools and parents/caregivers. To make a referral or to inquire about any of our programs, please call 303-433-1232. Referral information may be emailed to or faxed to 303-433-9702.

Our admissions team responds to inquiries within 24 hours. First, we will conduct a brief screening by phone to determine your needs and discuss programming options. To expedite this process, you may fax documents to ATTN: Admissions at 303-433-9702. These documents could include recent psychiatric evaluation/assessments, a current Individual Education Plan (IEP), and any other available diagnostic information. Next, if appropriate, we will schedule a face-to-face interview and make a plan for admission. In the event we do not offer services that meet your needs, we will do our best to recommend alternative resources.

For more information about programs and services, please contact our Admissions Department at 303-433-1232 or email by clicking here.