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When tragedy strikes, local communities jump in with tangible relief efforts. Foster care exists as disaster relief in the most tragic of life events for a child. Through Random Acts of Foster Kindness, we connect neighbors with foster parents to meet a simple need like a delicious feast delivered at dinnertime, or transportation for a child’s therapy appointments. We make it easy. We make it fast. We make it relational
By working together, child welfare professionals, community partners, and caregivers can help promote family stability and preservation, enact positive change, and meet the diverse needs of families involved with the child welfare system. This section includes resources to help professionals learn how child welfare agencies can leverage community partnerships, establish birth-foster parent and cross-system relationships, and implement targeted support services as a means to strengthen overall family well-being.
Our mission is to provide relevant training, resources and support to foster parents from a trauma-informed approach, giving them the skills and confidence to spark healing in vulnerable children. Our classes are free for foster parents and include free childcare, giving foster parents two hours of respite and children in care 2 hours to spend with other children in care. Our resources and services help make the foster parenting experience softer, leading children to experience appropriate family experiences with trust and comfort.
“We understand that foster parents are the experts on their own needs. By asking the foster parent HOW we can help, instead of telling them what we will do, we give them the message that we are listening and ready to provide for our precious resources: foster families.”
Start Your Recovery is a website developed by bringing together experts in substance use disorder treatment from leading nonprofit, academic, and government institutions. Through this resource, you can:
- Find local support and treatment options in Colorado https://startyourrecovery.org/treatment/rehab-centers/colorado
- Hear stories from other people who are coping with trauma
- Learn about recognizing and dealing with substance use disorder
Maple Star On-Call Answering Service: (303)-249-7990
Ext 1000 and 2000 (KEEP and Clinical)
EXT 3000 (Foster CARE)
- LICENSING VIOLATION COLORADO DHS: 1-800-799-5856
- State Child Abuse Hotline: (844) 264-5437
- Colorado Human Trafficking Hotline (866)455-5075
- National Human Trafficking Hotline (888)373-7888 or text INFO or HELP to 233733
Non-Emergency Police Department Numbers:
- Wheat Ridge: 303-237-2220