Remington House

The Remington House Facility is a twenty-four hour staff secure setting for at-risk youth ages 10-18. This program offers Education Services, Therapeutic Services as well as Residential Services.

The Remington House services a range of behavioral and emotional issues including all types of abuse, family relational issues, trauma issues, adjustment issues, thought disorders, delinquency issues, suicidal behaviors, grief and loss issues, attachment issues, and substance abuse. A psychiatrist meets with the youth on an as-needed basis (about one time per month) to monitor medication needs. The youth are assigned a primary therapist that meets with them a minimum of once a week as well as provides family therapy and crisis intervention. The youth attend therapeutic groups Monday through Friday that include substance use, psychotherapeutic issues, dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), anger management, teambuilding, social skills, coping skills, art therapy, and conflict resolution. The youth earn privileges by working through a level system that encourages self-awareness, self-discovery, and autonomy.

The Remington House also has an on-site year round school that the youth attend.  School is held Monday through Friday from 7:30am-3:00pm. Each student is assessed and taught according to their Individual Education Plan (IEP) or Individual Learning Plan (ILP).

The Acute Treatment Unit (ATU) is part of the Remington House on-site facility for children ages 10-18, who are in an emotional crisis or have a serious psychiatric issue. ATU placement at Remington House serves as an alternative to mental health hospitalization for those youth in emotional crisis. The ATU provides a safe and secure environment for individuals who do not require hospitalization or an extended length of stay by providing 24 hour staff supervision and support. 

The ATU youth are placed into group therapy, family therapy, and daily individual therapy sessions.  If a change of medication is needed, then patients are evaluated by a psychiatrist and assessed on a day-to-day basis while they stabilize. ATU placement ranges from 24 hours to 2 weeks and serves the purpose to reintroduce youth to a community based placement with support as soon as possible. When clients are released from the ATU, their treatment continues with continuity of care that includes discharge planning, safety planning, and assessment of the appropriate type of care in the community. Clients and families are encouraged to work together in order to continue the recommended care at home.

If you have any questions regarding the Acute Treatment Unit, then please contact Barb Montoya, Clinical Director, at (970) 484-7447.

ATU services are offered around the clock.  We have on-call therapists available 24 hours per day to help assistant families and clients in crisis.

Services the Remington House offers include:

–          a day treatment program:   Day Treatment

–          an intensive outpatient program (IOP): IOP page

–          an acute treatment unit (ATU):   ATU Page

–          residential child care facility:  RCCF Page

–          respite care:  Respite Page

The Remington House employs a Licensed Professional Counselor as well as certified substance abuse counselor. A case aid helps to ensure that all medical needs are met in a timely manner, including the refilling of medical prescriptions. The staff is required to complete training regarding medication management and administration, supervision, non-violent crisis intervention, milieu management, and conflict resolution.  All staff members are CPR and First Aid certified.

Referrals for the Remington House go through our Clinical Director, Barb Montoya, who can be reached at (970) 484-7447.

Day Treatment at the Remington House

The Remington House Day Treatment Program is a school program that serves families of dependent and neglected, delinquent, and voluntary youth. The program involves a mixed milieu of males and females, who are of the age of 10-18 years old.  The program is offered full day and year round, including summer sessions.  School runs from 7:30am to 3:00pm Monday through Friday. Students in the Day Treatment program participate in 6 classes per day including Math, Language Arts, Science, Social Studies, Vocational and Physical Education.

 The day treatment students are also required to attend group therapy after school from 3:45 to 4:45.  Day treatment clients are encouraged to participate in individual, group, and family therapy as part of their discharge plan.  The education and academic services include assessing and developing Individual Education Plans (IEP) and Individual Learning Plans (ILP) for each of the students, and helping students to complete credit hours towards a diploma or GED.  Daily transportation is provided, within specified boundaries, by trained staff members to and from The Remington House.  The students also participate in vocational classes, including being active participants in The Growing Project (a community gardening project).

If you are interested in learning more about if our day treatment program would be the right fit for your child, please contact:
Erin Spies at (970)484-7447 ext.0.

Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) at The Remington House

The Intensive Outpatient (IOP) program was developed to meet the needs of youth who benefit from increased supervision, structured peer interactions, and continued therapeutic support in order to maintain placement within the community. IOP clients spend scheduled time at Remington House in a staff-secure setting.  They are encouraged to arrive after school and join group therapy sessions from 3:45-4:45.  They then participate with the rest of the milieu in various structured activities, recreation, homework time, and dinner.   It is requested that IOP clients have transportation arranged to and from The Remington House. IOP clients are at the Remington House anywhere from 2-5 times per week, usually in the afternoons, and occasionally on weekends.

If you have questions about the IOP program, please contact Erin Spies, Assistant Director, or, Barb Montoya, Clinical Director, at (970) 484-7447.


The Remington House is also proud to be a part of The Growing Project!   The Growing Project is a 501(c)3 nonprofit that promotes the value of a strong, diverse, and just local food system to all residents of Northern Colorado through direct agricultural experiences, education, and advocacy.  The youth are part of the community garden program and are taught the skills needed to produce food from the ground up.