The Adams County Children and Family Services will open a satellite location in Northglenn.
The Board of County Commissioners unanimously approved a five-year lease agreement for the office space during its April 28 regular meeting.
The county …
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The county will lease 4,992 square feet of space at 11990 Grant St. Suite 216. According to the lease agreement, the county will pay $8,944 monthly rent for the first year; $9,152 monthly rate the second year; $9,360 monthly the third year; $9,568 the fourth year and $9,776 monthly the fifth year. The first month’s rent in June 2014 will be free.
“Our new location will have easy access by car because it’s located right off I-25 and 120th and ample parking and accessible public transportation with a bus stop right in front of the building,” said Monica Sorenson, client services manager with Children and Family Services. “This satellite location of the Children and Family Center will provide families with a friendly, comfortable, supportive and neutral setting that will allow them to meet with Adams County staff and other professionals to routinely discuss their involvement with child welfare through our Family Team Meetings.”
She explained that Family Team Meeting (FTM) process is one that allows parents, family members, children/youth, ACHSD staff, service providers, professionals and other community support people to gather and engage in discussion that creates goals and opportunities to strengthen and support children and their family.
“We anticipate holding at least 3,000 Family Team Meetings per year at this new location,” Sorenson said.
The satellite location will have five full-time FTM facilitators, two part-time contracted facilitators and three FTM support staff during the hours of 8 a.m. and 7 p.m. Monday through Friday.
The satellite site will also house the newly created Kinship Support Team, which consists of three full-time caseworkers and one full-time family advocate.
This team provides up front services and ongoing case management to kinship caregivers of children involved with the county, Sorenson said.
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