Our mission is to restore hope, confidence and security to youth and young adults who have had their lives ravaged by childhood abuse and/or chaotic living environments. We seek to restore these crucial aspects of self-identity through a three-pronged approach:
- We receive the young person for a period of time and have the young person live at our facility in an 'in-patient' capacity. It is vital that the youth feels he or she is in a caring and nurturing environment so that the process of healing and rediscovery can take place.
- We encourage community integration and participation. Many of our youth have been made to feel segregated, ostracized, or otherwise rejected from the community at large, so we spend an inordinate amount of time and effort assimilating them into the community by enrolling them in an appropriate school system or university, helping them secure employment, networking community service endeavors, etcetera
- We create a therapeutic treatment program that is tailored to the youth's individual needs. For some, this program is highly intensive and seeks to delve deep into the youth's past hurts and pains. For others, the treatment program centers heavily on life-skills development and "emancipation skill building" activities and groups. It all depends on the needs of the youth.
Through our storied history, dating back to the mid 1990's, we have provided these and other services to thousands of youth, primarily from the State of Colorado, but on occasion, from other areas of the nation as well. Axios works heavily with the Colorado Division of Youth Corrections, as well as numerous county Human Services departments.
Private placement options are available, and we do offer scholarships or partial scholarships on occasion, so don't hesitate to contact us and ask. In addition, the Axios leadership personnel are always happy to consult with parents who find themselves at their wit's end – just use the 'Contact Us' button located under the About Us tab.