|Adoption - Costilla County||Adoption services through the county Dept of Social Services (DSS)
Relinquishment counseling is provided, and the county works with a state-wide system to place children in adoptive homes.||Costilla County||Individual & Family Life - Costilla County||Costilla County |
|Adoption Services (Denver) - Bethany Christian Services of Colorado||Offers the following services to adoptive couples in Colorado:
- Home study
- Placement and post-placement services in the U.S. or abroad
- Support groups for birth parents and adoptive parents||Denver County||Denver - Bethany Christian Services of Colorado||Bethany Christian Services of Colorado|
|Colorado Post-Adoption Resource Center - Adoption Exchange||Provides a statewide community-based network of services to support adoptive families by offering one-on-one support, educational trainings and classes, support groups, peer-to-peer mentoring, information and referral, and other supportive services.
||Arapahoe County||Adoption Exchange||Adoption Exchange|
|Family Preservation - Kid's Resource Network of Colorado Springs||Family Preservation is an in-home program designed to support families in their natural environment. It is designed to be as flexible as possible and not add additional stresses on the family.
The worker's goal is to develop a plan, with the family, to focus on the positive attributes and growth area's for each family member. It is utilized for biological families and foster families to strengthen ties and maintain or establish stability.||El Paso County||Individual & Family Life - Kid's Resource Network (Colorado Springs)||Kid's Resource Network of Colorado Springs|
|Family Support Programs - Tri-County Family Care Center, Inc.||Provides the following types of support for individuals in Bent, Crowley, and Otero counties:
- Information and referrals to emergency and basic needs
- Utility (gas, electric) assistance for those with shut off notices
- Wood and propane, if needed
- Foster, adoption, pregnancy and kinship support groups and trainings/workshops
- Parenting classes
- Family building activities
- Budgeting classes
- Family advocacy
- CPR, first aid, universal precautions, and medication administration classes for child care providers and foster parents
- Car seat inspections, installations and education
- Respite care for ill or disabled children
- Respite care for seniors
||Otero County||Tri-County Family Care Center, Inc.||Tri-County Family Care Center, Inc.|
|Foster Care - Conejos County Dept of Social Services||Foster homes are available for short and long term care for children in need of protection. Social Services has the responsibility of certifying these placements.||Conejos County||Individual & Family Life - Conejos County Dept of Social Services||Conejos County Dept of Social Services|
|Fostering (Teller) - TCDSS||This service screens, trains, and certifies Teller County Parents to be foster parents for children needing safe, stable environments. The goal is to return children to their home of origin or permanent home (adoption) as soon as possible.
Kin care or adoption||Teller County||Individual & Family Life (Teller) - Department of Social Services (Teller)||Department of Social Services (Teller)|
|Foster Parent Support Group - Routt County Department of Human Services||To refine the skills necessary to care for young victims of abuse, neglect, or disruptive family conditions, the support group is organized by, and open to all Routt County Foster Parents, or people seriously interested in becoming Foster Parents.||Routt County||Routt County Department of Human Services||Routt County Department of Human Services|
|Grandfamily Program - The Kinship Program - SummitStone Health Partners||The Kinship Program is a support program for Relative Caregiver families. The Kinship navigator help relative caregivers access services and resources, help navigate the myriad of systems, and helps to present options about kinship concerns.
Navigator services are free, confidential and can meet with families in the home, in the community or at Namaqua Center
||Larimer County||Grandfamily Program - Namaqua Center||SummitStone Health Partners|
|Grandparent Advocate - Fountain Valley Senior Center||One day per week at the Center a DHS caseworker is available for Grandparents raising their grandchildren. Please call ahead for current schedule and to set appointment with caseworker.||El Paso County||Basic Needs - Fountain Valley Community Center||Fountain Valley Senior Center|
|Grandparents Raising Grandchildren - Area Agency on Aging (Weld)||Providing support services to grandparents raising grandchildren in Weld County. Legal referral and information, monthly support groups and educational workshops are offered to provide the tools needed in raising grandchildren and to improve quality of life.||Weld County||Area Agency on Aging (Weld)||Area Agency on Aging (Weld)|
|Grandparents Raising Grandchildren - El Paso County Dept. of Human Services||Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Program assist with access to appropriate community resources, facilitate support groups, sponsor periodic grandparent workshops, and provide general information about issues for grandparents raising grandchildren.
This service is part of the TANF support program.||El Paso County||Income Support & Employment - El Paso County Dept. of Human Services||El Paso County Dept. of Human Services|
|Kinship Care - Larimer County Department of Human Services||Larimer County Kinship Program assists family and friends of the children to become their foster parents, or kin providers. If the kinship family chooses to become certified, they are eligible for monthly payments to assist with the care of the children.
Relative Caregivers program allows for relatives and non-traditional kinship providers to receive a quarterly payment for children placed in their care without going through the certification process.
Kinship providers who have temporary custody of the children placed in their care are assigned a kinship worker who can help them navigate the system and provide ongoing support.
||Larimer County||Children, Youth and Family Services - Larimer County Department of Human Services||Larimer County Department of Human Services|
|Kinship Family Support Group (Fort Collins) - SummitStone Health Partners||Formerly the Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Support Group, the Kinship Support Group helps families to build relationships with families who have familiar stories, share common experiences, to better understand their kinship children, locate community resources and to gain information from community professionals.||Larimer County||Grandfamily Program - Namaqua Center||SummitStone Health Partners|
|Kinship Family Support Group (Loveland) - SummitStone Health Partners||Formerly known as Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Support Group, the Kinship support group helps kinship families to build relationships with families who have familiar stories, share common experiences, to better understand their kinship children, locate community resources, and to gain information from community professionals.||Larimer County||Grandfamily Program - Namaqua Center||SummitStone Health Partners|
|Licensure - Kid's Resource Network of Colorado Springs||KRNCS' home office is located in Colorado Springs, However, KRNCS also provides licensure to families throughout Colorado. We complete the licensure process for kinship, respite, and foster and adoptive family providers.
This process is inclusive of the home study, background checks, home inspection, trainings and supports.
||El Paso County||Individual & Family Life - Kid's Resource Network (Colorado Springs)||Kid's Resource Network of Colorado Springs|
|Parenting and Kinship Programs - Grandparents Resource Center||Parenting and kinship programs teach grandparents the importance of good parenting skills, and kinship programs help resolve disputes between grandparents and families involved in conflicts regarding child abuse, parental rights, and visitation issues. Support groups are also available.
||Denver County||Grandparents Resource Center||Grandparents Resource Center|
|Parenting the Second Time Around - SummitStone Health Partners||Formerly known as Second Time Around Grandparents Raising Grandchildren; Parenting the Second Time Around is a 16 hour course that is held twice a year, once in the Spring and once in the Fall. Some of the subjects the class covers is rebuilding the family, legal concerns of relatives raising grandchildren, and grandparents and teen living together.||Larimer County||Grandfamily Program - Namaqua Center||SummitStone Health Partners|
|Relatives Raising Children (Pecos St) - Catholic Charities||Provides support for relatives raising children due to parents' death, drug addiction, incarceration or illness. Support offered includes:
- Monthly support groups
- Resources and information
- Short-term case management
- Special family activities||Denver County||Catholic Charities - Catholic Charities||Catholic Charities|
|Relatives raising grandkids (El Paso) - CS Senior Center||Grandparent Advocate services are provided by El Paso County
Department of Human Services (DHS) for grandparents and relatives currently raising their grandchildren or other related children from birth- 18 years.
**This is offered most Friday's but call and schedule appointment to secure day / time.**
Please call and schedule appointment in advance.||El Paso County||Organizational / Community / International (El Paso) - CS Senior Center||Colorado Springs Senior Center|
|Seminar Series and Large Support Group - Adoptees in Search - Colorado's Triad Connection||Provides a monthly seminar on various adoption-related topics and a space for support for those connected to adoption.||Denver County||Adoptees in Search - Colorado's Triad Connection||Adoptees in Search - Colorado's Triad Connection|
|Service Coordination (SLV) - La Gente||Domestic Violence, Mental Health, Special Needs, Adoption Support, medical||Alamosa County||Individual & Family Life (SLV) - La Gente||La Gente|
|Small Support Group - Adoptees in Search - Colorado's Triad Connection||Provides a monthly support group for individuals who have been separated by adoption. Additional phone support and sessions are available on an as-needed basis.||Denver County||Adoptees in Search - Colorado's Triad Connection||Adoptees in Search - Colorado's Triad Connection|
|Support Group for Grandparents Raising Grandchildren (Senior Services) - City of Longmont||Provides a support group for grandparents raising grandchildren. Childcare is provided.||Boulder County||Senior Services - City of Longmont||City of Longmont|
|Support Group - Grandparents as Parents (GAP)||Assistance is given to relatives who are raising their relatives' children (grandchildren, nieces, nephews, brothers, sisters, etc.) who need to find others in their same position and who want to organize their own support groups for people with visitation problems. A newsletter is published quarterly.||Out of State||Individual and Family Life - Grandparents as Parents (GAP)||Grandparents as Parents (GAP)|
|Therapy - Kid's Resource Network of Colorado Springs||KRNCS currently has an individual therapist on staff, trained to work with individuals and families on issues directly linked to family interventions.
Both individual and family interventions can be divided into sessions, and may include kin, biological and/or foster family members. This is done as to best work towards individual treatment goals. This enables the individual or family to have a safe place outside of the home to work on coping skills, build strengths, and process daily issues.||El Paso County||Individual & Family Life - Kid's Resource Network (Colorado Springs)||Kid's Resource Network of Colorado Springs|