The State of Colorado Judicial Department has received a federal Regional Partnership Grant, titled Circle of Parents Expansion (COPE), from the Office on Child Abuse and Neglect, Children’s Bureau. Through this grant the Colorado Judicial Department is partnering with Illuminate Colorado, the State Lead for Circle of Parents, to expand Circle of Parents in Recovery support groups for parents involved with the child welfare system and the courts. Illuminate Colorado is seeking a Sustainability Consultant to identify and recommend long term sustainable funding approaches for Circle of Parents groups, including but not limited to medicaid and behavioral health billing as well as potential federal, state, and local funding streams.

Circle of Parents Program Overview

Circle of Parents is a national, evidence-informed program that envisions a world where all caregivers have the knowledge, skills and support to raise children that are healthy, valued, and thriving. The Circle of Parents program operates as a peer support and mutual self-help model for anyone in a parenting and/or caregiving role. Through free and routine group sessions, participants are provided a safe, confidential, and non-judgmental space to discuss the successes and challenges of raising children, share ideas, resources, and support, and build their confidence, skills, and knowledge as caregivers. Groups may be formed around general caregiving roles or shared perspectives, identities, or experiences, such as groups for Spanish-speaking caregivers, caregivers in recovery from Substance Use Disorders, caregivers of children with developmental disabilities, single caregivers, kinship, foster, or adoptive caregivers, father figures, veterans, and more. As a concurrent offering, Children’s Circle serves the children of the Circle of Parents participants.

Term of Contract

June 1, 2024 – September 30, 2024


Up to $10,000

RFP Submission

Proposals should be digitally submitted to tkorb@illuminatecolorado.org with “Circle of Parents Sustainability Consultant” in the subject line by 5:00 p.m. Mountain Time on May 30th, 2024. Proposals should not exceed 4 pages, excluding budget and other attachments.

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