Children and Youth Services

The Resource Coordination Department at North Metro Community Services offers case management for several programs for children and youth with intellectual and developmental disabilities. If you or your family member is already enrolled into a program at North Metro, please contact your assigned Resource Coordinator with questions about these programs.  If you are just starting out or on a wait list, please feel free to email us at Intake@nmetro.org, or to call our main number (303) 457-1001 with any questions. The resource coordination department oversees programs for children up through the age of 17 and their families, including:

  • Family Support Services (FSS Program)
  • Children’s Extensive Support Program (CES Waiver)
  • Children’s Home & Community-Based Services (CHCBS Waiver)
  • Children’s Habilitation Residential Program (CHRP Waiver) Serves youth up to age 21

For children birth to three years of age, North Metro offers Early Intervention service coordination.  For more information about Early Intervention Services, scroll down or click here

To learn how to apply for services through our agency, click here.

Many of the programs that North Metro Community Services provides case management for, require eligibility for Health First Colorado (Colorado’s Medicaid Program). Please visit the Colorado Department of Health Care & Financing (HCPF) website to see all of the Health First Colorado benefits and programs that are available through the State of Colorado, for adults and children with intellectual, physical, and/or financial needs.

The Resource Coordination Department at North Metro Community Services provides Case Management services for several programs for children and youth with intellectual and developmental disabilities from birth, through age 18. If you or your family member is already enrolled into a program at North Metro, please contact your assigned Resource Coordinator with questions about these programs.  If you are just starting out or on a wait list, please feel free to email us at Intake@nmetro.org, or to call our main number (303) 457-1001 with any questions.

Family Support Services Program (FSSP)

The Family Support Services Program provides individualized supports and services to families who are caring for a family member with developmental disabilities/delays. The Family Support program links families with community resources and provides limited financial resources to meet needs related to the child’s intellectual disability, which are beyond typical child-rearing and daily living expenses. There is a wait list for Family Support, and a Most in Need assessment is required initially for placement on the list, and annually. Family Support funding is limited, and is prioritized for youth through age 18, and for young adults who cannot meet Long Term Care (LTC) Medicaid eligibility criteria.  At age 18, the Supported Living Services (SLS) Waiver may be an option for your family member.  Please click here to learn about this program on our website. For more information about this State-Funded program, please click here to visit the Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing website. 

Children’s Extensive Support Services (HCBS-CES)

The Children’s Extensive Support (CES) Program is a Medicaid waiver designed to serve children with an intellectual or developmental disability, who have intensive behavioral and/or medical needs There is no wait list for this program, however the child must reside in the family’s home and require direct supervision and physical intervention to keep them and/or others safe at minimum every 2 hours during the day, and every 3 hours overnight, or approximately  20 out of 24 hours each day. Requires that the child meet disability and financial criteria initially, and annually for Long Term Care (LTC) Medicaid eligibility. For more information about this Waiver program, please click here to visit the Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing website:  

Children’s Home and Community-Based Services (C-HCBS)

The Children’s Home and Community based services waiver is Program designed to provide Medicaid benefits to children with disabilities or medical conditions who are at risk of hospitalization or nursing facility placement, and who would otherwise not be eligible for Medicaid due to parental income. There is no wait list for this program, however, the child must meet disability and financial criteria initially, and annually for Long Term Care (LTC) Medicaid eligibility. For more information about this Waiver program, please click here to visit the Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing website.

Children’s Habilitation Residential Program (HCBS-CHRP)

The Children’s Habilitation Residential Program (CHRP) Waiver provides services for children and youth from birth through 20 years of age who have an intellectual or developmental disability, meet functional eligibility for placement in an Intermediate Care Facility, and who have extraordinary medical and/or behavioral needs. Their high need for support puts them at risk of, or in need of, out of home placement. Waiver services are available either in the family home or in conjunction with Habilitation services if child is placed outside of the home.  Waiver services help children and youth learn and maintain skills needed to live in their communities. Requires that the child meet disability and financial criteria initially, and annually for Long Term Care (LTC) Medicaid eligibility. For more information about this Waiver program, please Click here to visit the Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing website.

Early Intervention

Early Intervention services offers therapy and educational supports to children birth to three with developmental delays or disabilities. These services are designed to enhance the capacity of families to support their child’s well being, development, learning and full participation in their communities. Services are coordinated by a Service Coordinator to address desired functional outcomes and are provided in families’ everyday routines and activities.

North Metro Community Services is also a Program Approved Service Agency (PASA), and offers a wide array of direct services to children and adults.

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Support Services

Provides an array of services for children and adults enrolled in the HCBS-SLS, CES, and State SLS programs.  This includes services for children who live with their families, and adults who live at home with their families or on their own.