To inspire a more compassionate, trauma-informed foster care experience and eliminate the pipeline from foster care to homelessness.

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Cobbled Streets provides life changing experiences, opportunities and relationships for children in foster care.


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The countdown to Colorado Gives Day is now! Preschedule your donation (starting on Mon, NOV 1st) for Cobbled Streets and it will count toward earning us a part of the $1.6 million Colorado Gives Day Incentive Fund! All participating Colorado Gives Day nonprofits earn a percentage of the fund, so the more we raise, the more we get!

Please consider making a tax-deductible gift to Cobbled Streets to help children in foster care. Your support and generosity of any kind is appreciated now more than ever. Go directly to our fundraising page at this link

The kids are counting on us!

With gratitude,
Shari Shink, Cobbled Streets Founder and Executive Director


My Journey through Foster Care

I’m moving again, leaving myself behind.
I’m moving again, losing some of my mind.
It doesn’t seem right, it never seems fair,
I thought I was someone, more than a chair.

The words hung between us, just dangling, not said.
The look in her eye, the whisper of dread.
It must be a mystery, a puzzle, a crime.
Her heart was broken, as broken as mine.

If they walked in my shoes, if they lived in my head,
For a minute, an hour, to hang by a thread.
Afraid to belong, afraid to need much,
Afraid of the doorbell, a siren, a touch.

Why can’t they see me? They watch me, they stare.
I’m a person with feelings. I am, I swear.
Never at peace, never at home,
Surrounded by people, always alone.

I’m moving again, leaving myself behind.
Moving again, losing some of my mind.

Someday will be different, they’ll see into my heart.
They’ll know I am human. I guess that’s a start.
Someone will love me, someone will care,
Someone will see me…more than a chair.

Want to help make a difference while you shop in the Amazon phone app, at no extra cost to you? Simply follow the instructions below to select "Cobbled Streets" as your charity and activate AmazonSmile in the app. They'll donate a portion of your eligible mobile app purchases to us.
How it works:
1. Download/Open the Amazon app on your phone
2. Select the main menu (top left corner) & click on See All Programs
and then on "AmazonSmile"
3. Select "Cobbled Streets" as your charity
4. Follow the on-screen instructions to activate AmazonSmile in the mobile app