Illuminating Support

Community Resources Strengthen Families

General

2-1-1 Colorado is a statewide community resource connecting individuals and families to critical resources including food, shelter, rental assistance, childcare, and more. 2-1-1 is a confidential and multilingual service connecting people to vital resources across the state.
Call 2-1-1 or (866) 760-6489  Text your ZIP CODE to 898-211

Case Management Services assist a person in accessing necessary services and supports to meet his or her needs. Services include intake, eligibility determination, service plan development, arrangement for services, delivery of services, service and support coordination, monitoring, any safeguards necessary to prevent conflict of interest between case management and direct service provision, and termination and discharge from services.

Child Care

Colorado Shines connects you to quality child care and preschool programs to help your children start early and start strong. If you have any questions or need additional assistance please call their help desk at 844-447-4441.

Health

Children’s Hospital Colorado 720-777-1234 

Kempe Center 303-864-5200 

CO-HELP Colorado’s call line for general questions about the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), providing answers in many languages including English, Spanish (Español), Mandarin (普通话) and more. Call 303-389-1687 or (877) 462-291

Mental Health

Mental Health Center of Denver 303-504-6500

Colorado Crisis Services provides free, confidential, professional and immediate support for any mental health, substance use or emotional concern, 24 hours a day, 365 days per year. Call 1-844-493-TALK (8255) or text TALK to 38255 to speak to a trained professional. Learn more at coloradocrisisservices.org

Parenting Education

Bright by Text provides tips, information, and resources to help all parents and caregivers give every child a bright beginning. Text GREATCHILDHOODS to 274448 to sign up to receive FREE text messages with easy, practical tips and info for parents-to-be timed exactly to your due date and and families and other caregivers for children from before birth to age eight in English or Spanish – you choose.

Vroom Tips™ help you do more with your shared moments. Add learning to mealtime, bathtime, bedtime, or anytime with 1,000+ fun, free activities.

Safety & Relationships

Call to Report Abuse and Neglect

Colorado Child Abuse and Neglect Hotline (24 hour/365 days) 1-844-CO-4-KIDS (844-264-5437)
1-844-CO-4-KIDS is the Colorado Child Abuse and Neglect Hotline. The line is available 24 hours a day, every day. Anyone witnessing a child in a life threatening situation should call 911 immediately. You are not required to provide proof. Anyone who makes a good faith report based on reasonable grounds is immune from prosecution. For more information, visit co4kids.org.

Some people are obligated by law in Colorado to report known or suspected incidents of child abuse and/or neglect. These mandatory reporters are part of the safety net that protects children and youth and have the ability to provide lifesaving help to child victims in our community.  To learn more about mandatory reporting in Colorado or find out if you are a mandatory reporter, visit www.co4kids.org/mandatoryreporting

Helplines 

Rocky Mountain Crisis Partners-Crisis Helpline (24 hour) – 1.844.493.TALK

Domestic Violence and Rape Helpline (24 hour) – 800.799.SAFE

Colorado Coalition Against Domestic Violence – ccadv.org/resources

Mile High United Way – 2-1-1

DOVE: 24 Helpline for deaf and hard of hearing victims of abuse – 303-831-7874

Victim Advocacy

Victim Advocates – Denver DA – 720.913.9000

CO Organization for Victim Assistance (COVA) – 303.861.1160

CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) Program – 303.623.5380

Colorado Children’s Alliance: List of Child Advocacy Centers – coloradocac.org/findacoloradocenter

Arc of Colorado – https://thearcofco.org/

Support Group for Survivors & Parents/Families of Children Who Have Been Abused

Wings Foundation  The mission is to break the cycle and heal the wounds of childhood sexual abuse by providing education, advocacy, and support to adult survivors, loved ones, providers and communities

Colorado Coalition Against Sexual Abuse Colorado Coalition Against Sexual Abuse (CCASA) provides leadership, advocacy, and support to address and prevent sexual violence. To find out more information about programs you can call this number, 303-839-9999

1in6 – Support for men who have been sexually abused

Additional Training

Illuminate Colorado Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Training  Illuminate Colorado works to ensure that every child grows up healthy and free from sexual abuse by educating and empowering adults. Our certified staff offer evidence-based training and on-going support to local organizations and facilitators through the following programs to increase Colorado’s capacity to create safe spaces where children can thrive.

Darkness to Light is a leader in child sexual abuse prevention and uses the power off behavior change to protect children by providing education to further knowledge and awareness about the problem.

Stop It Now! Prevents the sexual abuse of children by moblizing adults, families and communities to take actions that protect children before they are harmed. They provide support, information and resources to keep children safe and create healthier communities. 

Violence Free Colorado – Advancing the well-being of all Coloradans through relationships free from abuse and oppression. 

Social Connections

Circle of Parents in Colorado

People raising children of all ages can find statewide and local circles of parents connecting at CircleofParentsCO.org. Groups come together based on their location as well as shared experiences, like:

  • military service,
  • parenting while in recovery from a substance use disorder,
  • parenting a child with special needs, including children impacted by Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASDs)
  • parenting when you are not the biological parent. This includes kinship and grandparent groups, and
  • fatherhood Circle groups.

Facebook Groups

NOFAS Colorado – Bring together families impacted by Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders. This group is supported by Illuminate Colorado, the Colorado affiliate of the National Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (NOFAS).

Substance Use Treatment & Recovery Support

Colorado Crisis Services provides free, confidential, professional and immediate support for any mental health, substance use or emotional concern, 24 hours a day, 365 days per year. Call 1-844-493-TALK (8255) or text TALK to 38255 to speak to a trained professional. 

Circle of Parents Recovery Groups

Tough As A Mother

Alcoholics Anonymous

Celebrate Recovery 

Narcotics Anonymous

Wellness

Bloom Yoga offers mindfulness practices, promoting self-awareness and self-management skills for adults, families and children alike. Visit the Illuminate Colorado YouTube channel to watch yoga sessions for adults and kids, as well as a series of yoga tips and tricks for caregivers.

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