Spark a movement to support foster parents in Colorado
In 2016, the Annie E. Casey Foundation published a report entitled “A Movement to Transform Foster Parenting” exploring ways for public agencies to ensure that children receive the care they need by enlisting more volunteers to step forward as foster parents and by encouraging the extraordinary individuals who have already answered the call to continue their commitment to care. The report identifies three major themes for engaging and empowering foster parents: ensuring quality caregiving for children; forging strong relationships; and, finding and keeping more amazing caregivers.
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The Colorado Department of Human Services (CDHS) is working to spark a movement to support foster parents here in Colorado. You may have seen the recent announcement about the creation of a foster parent steering committee. In addition to the committee, CDHS and many state and local partners are holding a series of town hall discussions with foster parents to talk about some of the ideas in this report and learn more about how to better support you.
Save the date for a town hall nearest to you.
- Greater Denver Metro (Southeast) - Monday, 10/2, 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm,
Shiloh House, Family Resource Pavilion, 9700 E. Easter Lane, Centennial CO. RSVP on Facebook - Download Flyer
- Greeley - Monday, 10/16, 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm,
Location: University of Northern Colorado, Michener Library, 1400 22nd Street, Greeley, CO 80631 RSVP on Facebook - Download Flyer - Drop-in child care not available at this event.
PARKING INFORMATION: Park in lots for M or L lots. It is after 5pm so you won’t have to pay to park, but still pay attention not to park in service spots. Enter at the light on 20th Street and 14th Avenue or the entrance at 17th Avenue and Alles Drive. Here is the link for the UNC parking website for a map of parking lots: http://www.unco.edu/parking/
- Grand Junction - Saturday, 10/21, 10:30 am - Noon,
Location: Church of Christ Grand Junction, Fellowship Hall, 2893 Patterson Road, Grand Junction, CO 81506 RSVP on Facebook - Download Flyer
- Pueblo - Thursday, 10/26, 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm,
Location: Catholic Charities, 429 W 10th Street, Pueblo, CO 81003 RSVP on Facebook - Download Flyer
- Longmont - Saturday, 10/28, 10:30 am - Noon,
Location: Our Center, 220 Collyer Street, Longmont, CO 80501 RSVP on Facebook - Download Flyer
- Fort Collins - Monday, 10/30, 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm,
Location: Larimer County Human Services, 2573 Midpoint Dr Suite 108, Rm 124 Fort Collins, CO 80525 RSVP on Facebook - Download Flyer
- Colorado Springs - Wednesday, 11/1, 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm,
Location: Citizens Services Center, 1675 Garden of the Gods Road, Colorado Springs, CO 80907 RSVP on Facebook - Download a flyer
If you are not on Facebook, please contact us and let us know what event you are planning on attending.
Drop-in child care will be available at each event unless otherwise noted.
Tele-town hall coming soon!
If you are unable to attend one of these events, CDHS is also organizing a telephone town hall to listen to foster parents throughout the state. Sign up for updates from the parent partner blog to learn more about these events as they unfold or check back as the event nears.
Thank you to our community partners for helping to spread the word about these events and for supporting foster parents as you play a critical role in Colorado's child welfare system. Interested in becoming a partner? Contact us