Resources For You
This page provides online resources to help families caring for children in foster care. We have made these important resources accessible. We hope it's beneficial please take a look!
Just As Special
Just As Special aggregated more than 200 resources throughout the state of Colorado to address the challenges and triumphs foster families and former kids in care face every day. Listed resources are pre-screened to ensure inclusivity and are trauma-informed whenever possible.
Two local organizations – Just As Special and Cobbled Streets – have joined forces to support the foster care community through the creation of a resource database for the state of Colorado.
America's Kids Belong
Hundreds of thousands of kids in the U.S. foster care system are unseen and suffering, left to feel like they don’t belong. We equip communities to dramatically improve their experiences and outcomes so they can thrive in safe, loving families and supportive communities where they belong.
In 2013 Adopt Colorado Kids began. In 2015 the team embarked on a mission to scale its impact nationwide, founding America’s Kids Belong, and our flagship chapter became Colorado Kids Belong.
Who we are: Foster Source is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization offering trauma education, relief services and therapeutic services to foster and kinship families throughout Colorado. We partner with the Colorado Department of Human Services, many of Colorado’s 64 counties, as well as dozens of child placement agencies, partner non-profits and schools
Why we Exist: Up to 70% of new foster parents quit within the first 1-2 years. Foster Source is changing that. We know that when we pour services into foster parents, they foster better and they foster longer. When this happens, children remain in stable placements and heal.
Educate individuals about state laws, legislation and policy in support of grandfamilies. Assist interested policymakers, advocates, caregivers, and attorneys in exploring policy options to support relatives and the children in their care. Provide technical assistance and training
Our Vision: Project VOYCE envisions a world with representative leadership for a more just and equitable society.
Our Mission: Project VOYCE’s mission is to partner with youth to cultivate transformational leadership that addresses the root causes of inequity in underrepresented communities by training, employing, organizing, and building equitable youth-adult partnerships.
CO4Kids is Colorado’s campaign to raise awareness of ways to prevent child abuse and neglect and the need for foster and adoptive families in every community. The campaign, which is run by the Colorado Department of Human Services, includes the Child Abuse and Neglect Hotline, 844-CO-4-Kids (844-263-5437). This 24-hour-a-day, 365-day-a-year hotline is a resource for Coloradans to connect families to the support they need to thrive.
Our Approach: FosterClub’s approach is to engage and empower those who have the most at stake in transforming the foster care system: young people themselves. FosterClub creates and connects young people from foster care with unique tools and programs, and engages young people to transform life for themselves, their peers, and to ultimately improve the child welfare system.
Lutheran Family Services
Our Mission: Rooted in the values of kindness, dignity, and social justice, LFSRM strengthens communities by providing support, guidance, and resource coordination to individuals and families throughout the rocky mountain region.
Our Vision: Every individual and family is safe, supported and thriving and part of a resilient and flourishing community.
Youth on Record
YOR recognizes that education alone can not solve for systemic injustice, nor can it alone liberate youth. Art is a powerful tool, but it also cannot bear the sole responsibility for creating more equitable communities. Still, education and art, when integrated under the right framework, are powerful tools toward liberation and equity.
YOR designs and implements strengths-based, music-centered programs intended to equip young people from historically under-resourced communities with the skills needed to find success in life by advancing their academic success, increasing their economic opportunities and career skills, and strengthening their community connections and networks.
Colorado Crisis Services
Our centers are open 24/7 unless otherwise noted. Walk in and get in-person, confidential crisis support, information and referrals right when you need it most.
Colorado Crisis Services' Walk-In Center locations are open and continue to serve Coloradans in need by providing counseling support and resources throughout the COVID-19 public health emergency. Note that individual locations may be subject to temporary status changes related to COVID. We encourage you to reach out to the crisis line by phone or text at any time.
Hope & Home
Foster care agency that trains, licenses, and supports foster families across Colorado. Hosts special, one-of-a-kind events and activities for children in foster care, as well as provides resources such as clothing, toys, shoes, and much more to foster families.
As a nondenominational Christian charity, Hope & Home trains and actively supports foster families all across the Front Range who feel compelled by Christ’s command to take care of “the least of these.”
Abused and neglected children who’ve been removed from their birth homes get a stable and nurturing family to live with until it’s safe to go home again, or — when that safety isn’t possible — a family to give them a “forever home” through adoption.
Creating a Family
Creating a Family is the national adoption & foster care education and support nonprofit. Our mission is to strengthen and inspire adoptive, foster & kinship parents and the professionals who support them. Our vision is that every adopted and foster child has a family who understands their unique gifts and challenges and is equipped to help them thrive. All of our resources are expert-based and trauma-informed. Creating a Family does not discriminate against age, race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, disability or national origin.