1690 W Littleton Blvd - Jefferson County Human Services

 
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Mile High United Way Mile High United Way - MHUW
General Information
Description of ProgramCollaborative Foster Care recruits, trains, certifies, and supports foster and adoptive families throughout Arapahoe, Douglas, and Jefferson counties. Services include foster care and adoption information for prospective parents and coordination of foster care and adoption services for children currently in custody of Human Services. Identifies families who are able to meet the needs of specific children waiting to be adopted.
LocationJefferson County
Geographic AreaArapahoe, Douglas, Jefferson counties
Facility/ADA AccessYes
Intake ProcedureCall for more information or visit the website to find out the date and location of the next mandatory orientation. During training, a packet that includes an application, autobiographies, medical forms, a letter to a birth parent, release for background checks, and a fee agreement will be provided.
Intake RequirementsThe following steps are mandatory in order to become certified with the Collaborative Foster Care Program:
- Information Night (orientation)
- Pre-application and meeting
- Pre-Service training
- Application
- SAFE Home Study
- Approval, withdrawal or denial of application (review process)
Helpful TipsOn average it takes families 4-6 months from the time a pre-application meeting occurs until a family is certified to provide care to youth in foster care. Attendance at all classes and prompt attention in completing the paperwork will expedite the process.
 
Client Information
Languages SpokenEnglish, Interpretation Available
EligibilityThe requirements to become a foster or adoptive parent include, but are not limited to:
- Be at least 21 years of age
- Be a US citizen, legal permanent resident of the US or lawfully present in the US
- Have adequate space and a bedroom available for the foster child (may be shared with another child)
- Have a stable income to support your existing family
- Be healthy enough to care for a child
- Complete the application process and pre-service training
- Pass a home study
- Be approved by our County Departments of Human Services
- Spouses or live-in partners must also be committed to the program

Also seeks individuals who:
- Support efforts to reunify the youth with their family
- Work closely with the youth’s family
- Transport youth to visitation with their family (often more than 1X per week)
- Provide a safe, stable, caring home free from abuse or neglect
- Understand that youth have experienced trauma, grief and loss
- Learn special skills and have flexible parenting style to meet the youth’s specific needs
- Utilize non-physical forms of discipline
 
Availability
Hours of OperationMonday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
 
Contact Information
Contact's NameKala Slater
Contact's PositionRecruitment and Retention Caseworker
Contact's Phone(303) 734-4354
Physical Site Address 11690 W Littleton Blvd
Physical Site Address 2Ste 123
Physical Site City, State, ZipLittleton, CO 80120
Main Phone(303) 271-4423 (Jefferson County Human Services)
Other Phone(303) 636-1543 (Foster Care and Adoption Information)
Fax(303) 734-4303
Program Emailcollaboratvefc@gmail.com
Web Addresshttp://jeffco.us/collaborative-foster-care/adoption/
 
Additional Information
SourceMHUW
 
Affiliated Agency and Services
Affiliated Agency:
Jefferson County Human Services
This Program: 1690 W Littleton Blvd - Jefferson County Human Services
Affiliated Services: Foster Care and Adoption (1690 W Littleton Blvd) - Jefferson County Human Services