How You Can Help

You can improve the lives of Colorado's children and youth in your community. Everyone plays a role in preventing child abuse and neglect. Take the first step toward making a difference by using our online search tool featuring CO4Kids campaign partners. Find ways to volunteer, mentor a child or teenager, become a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA), help a parent, become a foster or adoptive parent or invest in one of the many programs that support Colorado kids. These are just a few ways you can get involved.

Connect with local organizations to help the children and young people in your community. Use our online How You Can Help search tool, today.

Foster and Adopt 

Foster parents are ordinary people who do extraordinary things for children and families in crisis. Colorado needs foster families, particularly parents willing to care for older youth and siblings.  

Children and older youth in the foster care system are waiting for a family. They can overcome anything and reach their full potential with help from the community and a supportive family.  

Give your time

Simple support for children and parents can be the best way to prevent child abuse. After-school activities, parent education classes, mentoring programs, and respite care are some of the many ways to keep children safe from harm.

Become a CASA 
CASA volunteers are everyday citizens that advocate for the safety and well-being of children and youth who have experienced abuse and neglect.

Raise Awareness 

The importance of raising awareness about child abuse and neglect cannot be understated. Using our voices together to amplify a common message to protect Colorado's kids is one of the easiest, yet most effective ways for individuals and organizations to get involved.

  • Use your voice now to drive local conversations.
  • Get connected to our social media channels and speak out in your social media networks.
  • Take a moment to order campaign materials to share with others.
  • Discover other campaign partners and collaborate. Connect with community partners already making a difference, or become a campaign partner.

Help a Parent

Every parent struggles. Know the resources available to parents in your community.

Invest in Kids

Investments are needed in programs that have been proven to stop the abuse before it occurs, such as family counseling and home visits by nurses who provide assistance for newborns and their parents, as well as programs working to end the cycle of abuse. Consider donating to a Colorado community partner and encourage leaders in the community and lawmakers to be supportive of programs for children and families.

Colorado Child Abuse and Neglect Hotline
Available 24 hours a day, every day. Don't hesitate to call and get help. 
Anyone witnessing a child in a life-threatening situation should call 911 immediately.