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Third Way Center

Leadership Circle Member

Contact Information
Phone Number: 303-780-9191
Mailing Address: PO Box 61385, Denver, CO, 80206
County: Denver
Colorado Region: Ft.Collins/Greeley, Denver Metro, Pikes Peak Region
Organization Information
Mission Statement:

A continuum of several schools & residential treatment programs throughout Denver, all set in a home-like environment where youth can work through their problems, learn to take responsibility for their actions and become productive members of society.

Year founded: 1970

Third Way Center provides traumatized teens with truth in the form of accurate assessment and diagnosis, as well as hope through individual, family and group therapy, education, vocational training, parenting skills training, after care and emancipation programs, and more.

At Third Way Center, teens receive round the clock mental health treatment in a residential setting where they are given the stability and attention they need from our experienced staff. We have 120 full time staff and 40 part-time staff including state-licensed Master Level Therapists, Mental Health Counselors, and more than 25 educational staff. Combined, our five licensed Residential Child Care Facilities (RCCFs) are capable of serving up to 119 teens and 12 babies at one time. The average length of stay for teens at Third Way Center is approximately 7.5 months.

Our programs have a 71% success rate in treating teenagers who have been unsuccessful in up to 30 other foster homes, treatment programs, failed adoptions and youth correction settings. We successfully break the cycle of intergenerational abuse by empowering traumatized teens to become successful adults and productive members of the community.

Populations Served: Children and Youth


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