We have a plan to redesign our space for families to stay together and be involved in treatment

How it works today

Eleven-year-old Sam has profound autism and a speech disorder. It is the end of his first day at an inpatient program at Children’s Colorado. Because the hospital room cannot accommodate Sam’s mom overnight, she packs up to go home. Sam breaks into a violent tantrum.

How we will get there

For kids, a stay in the hospital can be overwhelming, and often they’re comforted by one thing only: their families. 

We are redesigning our space at the Pediatric Mental Health Institute to allow families to stay overnight and relax in a private respite area. We are re-configuring our units to expand patient rooms and enable families to stay together. 

Together, we can ensure families stay together and patients have long-lasting recoveries.