Three Ways You Can Make A Difference For Colorado Kids In Foster Care

May is National Foster Care Month, and we’re highlighting the important role foster parents play in supporting children and their communities. Today in Colorado, there are 2,058 children and youth in foster care. There is always a need for individuals to become foster parents. However, if you aren’t able – or aren’t ready – to foster, there are still many opportunities to support children in foster care and their parents.

Three Ways You Can Make A Difference For Colorado Kids In Foster Care

  1. Become a foster parent. The first step is to attend an info meeting and learn more about the foster care program and supports available from a licensed child placement agency of county foster care program. Find county and child placement agency information here.
  2. Mentor. The Mentor Colorado website allows individuals to search for mentoring programs in their communities. Visit the website to find a program that’s right for you and make an impact on a young person’s life. Consider becoming a court appointed special advocate, known as a CASA, to volunteer to advocate for a child or youth in foster care.
  3. Volunteer. Contact your county or a local nonprofit that serves children in foster care and ask what you can do to help. If you’re able to care for a child in foster care for a short amount of time to give foster parents a break, talk with your county or a child placement agency about respite care.

Visit our campaign partner page to find more information about the organizations that support foster parents and children and youth in foster care.

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