Mountain States Children's Home is a non-profit organization created in 1960 to help troubled children that are neglected, abused, emotionally abandoned, or cannot function within the present condition at home. The 155 acre farm north of Longmont, Colorado is funded by private individuals, churches, service organization and businesses. In a “home” atmosphere children are given the opportunity through counseling and loving houseparents to find trusting relationships, improved social skills, recognized potential, and success with the goal of reuniting families with a positive environment. Programs such as an on-grounds school, a therapeutic horse program, 4H activities with opportunities in woodworking, food preparation, photography, and leadership training.
Foster care, training in independent living, and college tuition assistance are all a part of the extended boarder objective to help improve the chances for stability when the children emancipate and step into the world.