2nd Annual Benefit Dinner, Show, and Live Auction!!
Please join us for a wonderful Mexican Fiesta with food catered by Acapulco Bay and entertainment provided by All Those Who Wander! The live auction of a variety of fantastic items and gift baskets will follow the concert!
Fort Morgan Elks Club
430 State St, Fort Morgan, CO 80701
Friday, July 20, 2018, 6-8PM
To reserve tickets, click here: Benefit Registration
718 Industrial Park Road
Brush, CO 80723
Who We Are
Converge is a K-12 day treatment center and a CDE-approved facility school serving students ages 5 to 21 with emotional disabilities or autism spectrum disorders. These students attend school all day, while also receiving individual, group, and family therapy, all within a Trauma-Informed Care setting. Many of our students have experienced significant trauma in their lives and need intensive treatment and support to move forward! We are a 501c3 nonprofit agency and depend on generous donations to help provide the high-level care, education, therapy, and activities our students need to gain skills to be successful in life! Please consider donating to our school using the donate button or mailing a check to:
Converge Day Treatment Center
718 Industrial Park Road, Brush, CO 80723
All funds are used to cover the cost of providing educational and therapeutic services to our students, in addition to daily community-based activities, such as swimming, bowling, and therapeutic horseback-riding.
We are also raising funds to put in an adaptive playground! If you are interested in supporting this project, please indicate that your donation is for the "playground fund."
Our vision is to “converge” educational and therapeutic services to promote children’s social-emotional development, prevent the development of significant mental health challenges in the future, and effectively treat current emotional and behavior concerns.
Converge Day Treatment Center is dedicated to serving children and strengthening families through the convergence of high-quality, effective educational and therapeutic interventions that are both family-focused and child-centered. Converge aims to provide exceptional academic instruction and therapy services to elementary students with emotional disabilities or autism spectrum disorders. Our secondary aims are to reduce the need for residential treatment, and to promote the successful transition of students with serious emotional disabilities back into their regular school setting.
Converge in the News:
Converge Day Treatment Center Offers Support for Struggling Students
So Proud of our Converge Basketball Team! They are headed to State with Special Olympics!
We are very excited about this school year and wanted to give you an update and thank you again for your interest in and support for our students and program.
We were very excited to welcome the following new staff members to our program. We have grown quickly, have been so fortunate to have such qualified, experienced, and skilled people willing to join our team this year.
Wyne Lundy, a highly experienced special education teacher, is now our half-time Life Skills teacher, and half-time Literacy teacher. Nicholas Booker, of the indie folk group All Those Who Wander, joined our team as an assistant teacher for the elementary program, and is also bringing a new music program into our school. Pam Jones started full time as our new office secretary. Sunnie Paintin took on an administrative assistant position, and will be both coordinating our special education IEP schedule, and working as a family and school district liaison, with the goal of increasing the level of close communication with all of those who partner with us in student treatment. Lacey Whorton, Kyle Trautwein, Coreen Bilisoly, Kelsey Barker, Amy Deaver, and Lee Willis have also joined us as educational and behavioral aides this year.
We were also very excited to welcome Katelin Mullekin, who is our first full time psychologist intern as part of our affiliation with the High Plains Psychology Internship Consortium. She moved here from Kentucky to work with our program this year, and specializes in animal-assisted trauma therapy. We also welcomed two counseling interns from UNC (Esther Camacho and Phoenix Brown), and two school psychology doctoral practicum students (Stephanie Luallin and Shaun Severin).
As for other new changes, we were very excited to have the opportunity to purchase our building this summer, with great support and assistance from Nick Erker, and now have a new sensory integration room. In addition, thanks to the tremendously generous support of Bill and Sammy Gramlich, we were able to match the USDA community grant funds to purchase a second van. We now have the two vans for our daily community outings and recreational activities. Thank you so very much to Bill and Sammy Gramlich!!!! We are working on fundraising to put in an adaptive playground in our recreation area outside. We had a very successful first annual benefit dinner and show, and are so grateful to all who came out to join us and to all of those who helped make it such a success, including Shirley Bowles, who organized a fantastic show for our event! At that event, we launch our new fundraising program, Catch-A-Kid, which is a way to help ensure that our students receive a wide variety of therapeutic programs based on their individual needs.
In January of 2017, we had relocated to our new address at 718 Industrial Park Road in Brush, CO, where we expanded to a larger space, with ten full-size classrooms, five dedicated therapy rooms, a TaeKownDo room, a sensory integration room, a library, a computer lab, and an outdoor recreational area with a running track, basketball court, baseball diamond, volleyball court, and gardening area for our horticultural program.
We are so very grateful to all of our generous donors and supporting agencies. We rely strongly on donations to provide a wide variety of educational and therapeutic services and activities for our students, and are so greatly encouraged by the generosity of our many donors and their investment in children with disabilities in Northern Colorado!
Our First Annual Benefit Dinner and Show!
Thanks for visiting!
One of our awesome students showing off his epic basketball skills at recess!
We love our two vans! Our huge thanks to the USDA Community Grant Foundation, Ehrlich Toyota East, the Leprino Foods Company Foundation, Joyce Decamp, and Bill and Shirley Gramlich for making this dream a reality! A wide variety of community-based recreational and academic activities is a vital part of our programming, and this van is contributing greatly to our ability to transport our students safely and efficiently!