Working with youth, families, and the community to

Foster resilience. Promote felt safety. Inspire lasting change.


About us

finding direction. creating connection.

The Jacob Center is a nonprofit agency serving youth and families in Larimer County and beyond since 1988.

Our team helps youth build new skills, families navigate resources, and peers build relationships.

As a trauma-informed agency, cultivating resilience and felt safety is at the heart of all we do.

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community members, caregivers, and professionals trained using the TBRI® Caregiver Series in 2022.


Served over 500 youth and caregivers in 2022.


Advocated for youth voices in more than 1,000 meetings in 2022.


Spent over 8,000 direct hours with clients in our coaching program in 2022.

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our core programs

Trust Based Relational Intervention® (TBRI®)

A holistic, attachment-based, trauma-informed intervention with specialized training for caregivers and professionals.

Family Resilience Coordination

Help families heal and navigate community resources while ensuring appropriate treatment goals are being met.

Youth & Family Coaching

Relationship-based, goal-focused support to teach independent living skills, regulation skills, and self-sufficiency for youth, caregivers, and families.

Supervised Family Time

Program to enable children to visit with their family members in a safe and therapeutic environment.

Connection Groups

A facilitated peer learning program to cultivate resilience, build relationships, and learn new skills.

Family Visitor

Our team makes in-home visits with families identified by Larimer County Department of Human Services (LCDHS).

our work

serving youth and families

What is felt safety?

Creating an intentional environment where kids can learn and experience positive relationships without fear. TBRI® teaches us that felt safety — when a child feels safe for themselves — is necessary before trust can develop and healing can begin.

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Meet our leadership

Emily Brown.

Emily Brown

Co-Executive Director

Steph Magnie.

Stephanie Magnie

Co-Executive Director

Erin Zeiner

Co-Executive Director, TBRI® Practitioner

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from the community


“The [Jacob Center] team just gets it. They show up in a nonjudgmental way to help us step back, rest, and problem-solve. I don’t know how we could do this work without them.” — Foster Parent

“The emotional calm and grounding that is created when you know that someone’s in your court and they know what is going on…. and that they will drop everything to come and help you in the moment that is the most out of control, the most emotional, the most painful part of your week. Not only does [The Jacob Center] support our child through that, but they support us.” — Foster Parent

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The latest updates & TBRI® Tips


Fall Harvest Party

A portion of the event sales will go to The Jacob Center

Save the date: Rooted in Resilience July 18th!

Please join us for food, live music, a silent auction, drinks and fun! All ticket sales will benefit Youth Programming at The Jacob Center! Get …
A picture of Jach, who works at the Jacob Center, and was recognized as employee of the month.

Employee of the Month: Zach

On this glorious Friday, we would like to recognize recent Employee of the Month, Zach K.! Zach joined our Coaching team last summer which is …

Thank you to our partners, collaborators & supporters

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The Jacob Center is a proud partner agency of Realities for Children Inc., receiving emergency funding support, activity opportunities, community outreach and awareness so we can better serve those in need. Learn more >

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