The CDHS Division for Regional Center Operations (DRCO) oversees the three Regional Centers in Grand Junction, Pueblo and Wheat Ridge. The Regional Centers serve people with intellectual and developmental disabilities who have intensive needs. The Regional Centers currently operate 44 group homes across the state. The Regional Centers serve residents within three treatment models:
- Short-term treatment and stabilization - Individuals are admitted for short-term services and have acute needs that cannot be met in the community. Individuals in this program are stabilized and transitioned to a less restrictive environment, within the community, once they have met transition criteria.
- Intensive treatment program - This program provides treatment for individuals who demonstrate problematic sexual behavior who have not responded to supervision and treatment in the community. Individuals in this program receive treatment and transition back to the community once they meet transition criteria.
- Long-term habilitation - Individuals are no longer admitted into this program. The Regional Centers have residents in the long-term habilitation model. As individuals are stabilized, they are transitioned to a less restrictive environment in the community.
The Regional Centers offer a variety of services to residents including:
- Residential care
- Health services
- Psychology services
- Therapeutic recreation and community therapy
- Speech/language therapy
- Physical therapy
- Occupational therapy and adaptive equipment services
- Case management and social work services
- Day program
For information regarding admissions, please contact:
Jodi Merrill Brandt, Regional Centers Community Services Director