Marion Downs Center

Cause Area

  • Children & Youth
  • Community
  • Education & Literacy
  • Health & Medicine
  • People with Disabilities


4280 Hale ParkwayDenver, CO 80220 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

The Marion Downs Center provides culturally sensitive services, resources, education, and research to support the needs of individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing, or communicatively challenged, their families, and the professionals who serve them. We provide state of the art services to all ages and all economic groups. All activities value individual/family choice in communication and use of technology, while striving to optimize the quality of life for all that we serve.


The Marion Downs Centeris recognized worldwide for its leadership, progressive innovations and
cutting edge clinical service. Its mission is to value and promote individual and family choice in
treatment, technology, and communication options for individuals with hearing loss and their
families. The Marion Downs Center has merged with the Center for Hearing, Speech and Language. For 96 years, the Center for Hearing, Speech and Language has had a remarkable presence in Colorado.
Their extraordinary legacy was built through enriching peo- ple’s lives by providing innovative,
caring and high-quality services for people with barriers to communication, regardless of financial

Now, these two organizations have combined their efforts into the new Marion Downs Center, a
"Center of Excellence" with a combined vision to serve our community with the highest level of
service, support and education.

Our Purpose: To provide resources, services and education to meet the needs of individuals who are
deaf and hard of hearing or communicatively challenged, their families and the professionals who
work with them.

Our Vision: To serve as a unique organization providing outstanding and innovative service, education and support to fill a growing need locally and globally.


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by Jane N. from Denver, CO (December 29, 2014)
I feel like RISE played a crucial role in my education as an Audiology and Speech- Language Science major. It was hands on and taught me more about interacting with children than any of my classes did. I also feel close to the RISE staff, they were nurturing and served as mentors to me. I am proud of working with RISE and I recommend it to anyone interested in working with children.

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