Real Stories

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

Foster Care: Meet Matthew and Yvette

After Yvette served as a Court Appointed Advocate (CASA), she and Matthew decided they were ready to do even more to help kids in Colorado and became certified foster parents in Weld County. Over the last five years, Matthew and Yvette have fostered 15 children alongside their three biological children. Recently, they became one of the first therapeutic foster homes in Weld County. They build strong relationships with the young people in their homes and are a consistent presence even when they have more challenging behaviors. Matthew and Yvette also work closely with the biological families of the children and youth in their care and support their relationships so they can return home with less disruption.

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.