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.
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.
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.