A Note from our CEO


Dear Friends,

Thank you for taking a moment to better understand this important news about Excelsior and its plans for the future. By the end of August, Excelsior will transition from a campus-based, residential treatment facility for at risk youth, to a network of responsive, community-based services for youth and their families where they live.

This major transition was precipitated by our genuine desire to provide the youth who need our services with the best and most comprehensive care that we believe will be the most likely to help them chart their own course to a better future. This evolution, while painful for our organization, is essential if we are to create lasting permanence and healing for the youth we serve and their families and reach an even greater number of youth and families with our services.

For 43 years, Excelsior has relied on the support of its numerous community partners and advocates to assist it in its mission. We hope we can rely on that same support as we work through this necessary transition. As we always have, we will strive to earn that partnership with you every day.

Sincerely,SusanHebert photo2

Susan Hébert
Chief Executive Officer


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                 
July 7, 2016                                                                          

Excelsior announces evolution to community-based care
Long-standing treatment facility will transition youth off Aurora campus to focus on care centers

(Aurora, CO –July 7, 2016) Excelsior, a 43-year-old residential and community-based treatment facility for at risk youth based in Aurora, will begin focusing exclusively on supporting and expanding its network of responsive, community-based services for youth and their families where they live.

As already provided by Excelsior across the Denver metro area and in Logan County, community-based services assist families and youth in crisis while building a sustainable network of supports to preserve family unity where possible and encourage a positive path forward for the at risk youth and their family.

The current 18 youth residents will transition off the campus on East Oxford Avenue in Aurora by August 31 to other appropriate care. This realignment of services will require a reduction of the workforce of approximately 90 of the non-profit’s more than 150 employees. The school on the campus will be closed and educational services will be provided in community settings. Aurora campus space not used by Excelsior have been and will continue to be leased to organizations that share the organization’s goal of supporting youth and their families…

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