Southern Peaks Regional Treatment Center (SPRTC)

Caņon City, Colorado

700 Fourmile Parkway
Caņon City, Colorado 81212
(719) 276-7567
(719) 276-7500

Fax: (719) 276-6961

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Accredited by The Joint Commission

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Southern Peaks Regional Treatment Center (SPRTC) in Cañon City, CO is proud to be an approved provider of Medicaid services within the states of Maryland, New Mexico, and Nevada and an approved service provider for Nebraska Juvenile Services Delivery Project. 

SPRTC has achieved full approval and authority by the Illinois State Board of Education and the Illinois State Purchase Care Review Board to provide special education, school and residential treatment services for students with serious emotional and/or behavioural disorders. 

Residents are referred by local DHS and DYC agencies, Mental Health Organizations, Native American Communities, State Education Departments, Private individuals and out-of-state agencies.


  • Males and females, ages 10-21, delinquent or dependent
  • A history of behavioral and mental health disorders and drug and alcohol issues 


  • Sex Offense Specific program for males and females
  • Gender Specific & Behavioral Health Treatment programs for males and females
  • Native American programming for males and females
  • The Haven Program for Sexually Exploited Children
  • The Phoenix Academy nonpublic facility school
  • Substance abuse treatment
  • Accredited by the Joint Commission
  • Variable lengths of stay
  • Short-term, emergency and respite placements accepted
  • Transportation services provided
  • CDE licensed on-site school

Located in Cañon City, Colorado, which is approximately 40 miles southwest of Colorado Springs, Southern Peaks Regional Treatment Center (SPRTC) is a 136-bed staff secure program with three service tracks licensed by the State of Colorado Department of Human Services.  Each client receives an individualized assessment, a comprehensive treatment plan, psychiatric services, and medical screening.  All residents participate in an intensive group curriculum to include drug and alcohol, anger management, life skills, family counseling and preservation, and social skill development.  SPRTC also has a culturally-based program to meet the unique treatment needs of Native American youth.  The Medicine Bear Native American program at SPRTC is committed to the development and implementation of culturally competent programs to serve all Native American youth.  

Clients attend the on-site school, which is fully licensed by the Colorado Department of Education.  Students participate in highly individualized curricula with access to regular and Special Education services (grades 7 through 12), GED preparation/testing, and vocational exploration. The program provides discharge and aftercare planning to support a successful reintegration to the home and the community.

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