Real Stories

You don’t have to be a hero to change a young person's life. Meet ordinary people from throughout Colorado who are making our state a better place for children.

Foster Care: Anna and Joseph

Anna Lucero and her adult son Joseph are a part of Colorado’s new Treatment Foster Care program. Treatment Foster Care parents are highly trained to provide more intensive care and treatment for young people who have complex needs. The Luceros work closely with the young people they care for to overcome past traumatic experiences and learn independent living skills. Like all Treatment Foster Care parents, the Luceros have a professional team that provides them with additional resources, training and 24/7 support services. In addition to skill building and therapeutic treatment, the Luceros emphasize that they provide a caring home for young people who need a family connection. In fact, Anna and Joseph maintain that connection even after young people leave their home.

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