Frequently Asked Questions

How much does your program cost?

There is no cost to families for youth transported to The Link by law enforcement. There may be fees associated with referrals and recommended providers or services, depending on insurance, Medicaid, and services allowed. 

Does my youth have to come home with me even if the police bring them to The Link?
Yes. Parents/guardians are required to pick up their youth or arrange for the youth to stay with a relative or other responsible adult (must be 21 years old).  The Link does not place youth out of the home and is not a drop off center or licensed placement. A parent/guardian refusing to pick up their youth could be charged with abandonment and/or be subject to involvement with Human Services.

Who needs to attend the appointment?
A parent or guardian should attend the initial appointment with the youth.  

How will my youth’s information be shared?
Information relevant to making a referral for services will be shared when a referral is made.  Also, pertinent information for coordination of services will be shared with the referring agency, such as a school or mental health services provider. Should there be an identified abuse or neglect issue, Human Services must be notified as The Link staff members are mandatory reporters.  

Does The Link provide mental health or substance abuse evaluations?
​The Link is a community assessment and resource center and does not provide mental health or substance abuse evaluations on-site.  The agency works with community based providers to make referrals for such services.   

What resources/referrals do you provide?
The Link has listings for hundreds of programs and service providers from areas such as anger management, mental health, substance use, family and individual counseling, marital counseling, educational services, treatment centers and many more.  

How are you funded?
​The Link is a 501(c) (3) non-profit. Community support is invaluable and an intergovernmental agreement supports our services to municipalities and their law enforcement agencies. Additionally our contract with CYDC provides funding for detention screening. 

We invite you to make a direct donation to support the essential services we provide to Adams and Broomfield Counties. Donations are tax deductible.  All donations will be acknowledged in writing, including the tax identification number for your records.