Raise the Future


To connect youth waiting in foster care with the adults who become stable forces in their lives, and to support those relationships so that they last for a lifetime.  

At Raise the Future, we believe every young person deserves to go through life knowing they have a caring adult by their side. 

Since our founding in 1983, Raise the Future has designed and implemented evidence-based, wraparound services that reduce the amount of time youth in foster care live without a permanent family. Our programs increase the likelihood of forming and sustaining positive connections that help to transform their futures.  

Opportunities to get involved:


Fax 303-755-1339 

Learn more about adoption and foster care

The State of Colorado works with Raise the Future to answer questions about becoming a foster or adoptive parent. Contact Raise the Future with questions.


At Raise the Future, we deeply value the time, talent, and commitment of our volunteers. Learn more about ongoing or one-time volunteer opportunities in your area by visiting our Volunteer page

Get parenting advice and support

Raise the Future Colorado office is dedicated to raising the future for children and families working to create and maintain safe, healthy, and thriving homes and families. We provide a range of family support services designed to serve families and professionals. Learn more

Raise the Future offers a statewide resource database geared towards connecting Colorado families (adoptive, guardianship, kinship, and reunified biological families) who provide permanence for children with the resources most relevant to their needs. Learn more

If not you, then who?
Colorado Child Abuse and Neglect Hotline
Available 24 hours a day, every day. Anyone witnessing a child in a life-threatening situation should call 911 immediately.