News/Updates

NEW! Read this inspiring story about the life and accomplishments of our Founder and Executive Director, Shari Shink that was recently published in Voyage Denver.

http://voyagedenver.com/interview/check-out-shari-shinks-story/

NEW   Proposal calls for free college tuition for Colorado children in foster care. Colorado is one of only 15 states that doesn’t have a tuition waiver program for kids who grew up in foster care.

https://coloradosun.com/2022/02/11/foster-kids-free-college-tuition/

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Check out this article written by Cobbled Streets Founder and Executive Director, Shari Shink. It focuses on the youth mental health crisis that has occurred since March, 2020 and what it means especially for children in foster care.

The Pandemic That Never Ends

Federal funding and awareness about the need to provide affordable housing to youth exiting foster care have increased over the past decade - but is it enough? What are we doing to help these youth before they turn 18? And can we keep up with the demand to meet the housing needs?

https://coloradosun.com/2021/12/07/adams-county-new-affordable-housing-units/

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Cobbled Streets and our partner, Just As Special, have joined forces to support the foster care community through the creation of a resource database for the state of Colorado.

Read more here ---

https://yourhub.denverpost.com/blog/2021/12/statewide-resource-database-launches-to-fight-the-colorado-foster-care-crisis/286502/

Check out this expose from Colorado Sun and 9 News Denver regarding the safety of residential childcare in Colorado. 

*Warning: Parts of these stories can be hard to read/watch/listen to.

https://coloradosun.com/2021/05/19/colorado-residential-center-abuse-neglect-death/

https://coloradosun.com/2021/05/18/residential-centers-youth-colorado-staffing-finances/

https://coloradosun.com/2021/05/17/children-teen-runaways-colorado-residential-centers/

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Pediatric Care for Foster Children | Children's Hospital Colorado

https://www.childrenscolorado.org › foster-care-covid19

Pediatric Care for Children in Foster Care During COVID-19: Part I (S4:E6)

Children in out-of-care home settings face unique healthcare challenges due to adverse childhood events that affect their mental and physical health. Families who take these children into their home face unique challenges as well, so they need support to meet their needs. Consequently, it’s important for primary providers to be aware of the tenets of care for this important patient population.

Kids in Foster Care: Part II | Children's Hospital Colorado

https://www.childrenscolorado.org › foster-care-health

Pediatric Care for Children in Foster Care During COVID-19: Part II (S4:E13)

Listen to pediatric experts discuss healthcare considerations for children living in foster care and other out-of-home settings.

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4,000 to 4,500 children in Colorado are currently in the foster care system. Torn from their homes through no fault of their own, these children face extreme emotional trauma from the uncertainty that follows. Ensuring they have a genuine childhood, and a future, should matter to all of us.


Cobbled Streets is providing learning experiences, leadership, and recreational opportunities to offer youth in foster care a sense of hope and the possibility for a productive future. We want them to have the opportunity to have fun - even during the hardest time of their lives. 

Join us in helping kids enjoy things like Summer camp, music lessons, sports, holiday shopping, museum visits, equine therapy, yoga or cooking classes and so much more!

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