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Information on local resources that support youth and families in Colorado Springs and the Pikes Peak region.


2-1-1 Information and Referral
2-1-1 provides toll-free one-call access to over 400 service providers in El Paso, Teller, and six other Colorado counties.  2-1-1 Call Center is brought to our community by Pikes Peak Untied Way.

The 2-1-1 service is designed to help those in need get easy and quick access to agencies that can assist them. Call 2-1-1 to speak with a knowledgeable operator who will look up important agency, program, and service information and provide referrals to the caller. For a link to 2-1-1 services online visit, http://211colorado.org.


The AspenPointe Crisis Stabilization Unit
The Crisis Stabilization Unit is open 24-hours-a-day, seven days a week and is available for all ages, regardless of ability to pay. Citizens in crisis have immediate access to licensed professional counselors, peer specialists and care coordinators and referral assistance for a broad range of other community services as needed. Many people can be treated in the center and returned to the community without the need for inpatient treatment. The more quickly someone receives treatment the less likely his or her condition will worsen. Respite is available on a limited basis for children and adults.

If you or someone you know is in crisis or in need of immediate assistance, call: 844-493-TALK (8255).
Learn more about services available here.


Center on Fathering
Offers a continuum of services designed to meet the needs of fathers in our community: Education/Training, Support Groups, Outreach, and Resource/Referral.

325 N. El Paso Street
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
Phone 719-634-7797
Fax 719-634-7852
dhs.elpasoco.com/Pages/COF.aspx


Cedar Springs Hospital
Provides services to individuals and their families who are dealing with the ramifications of mental illness or chemical dependency (substance abuse). Ongoing Lunch and Learn seminars and community presentations.

Non-Resource and Sliding Scale Referrals for Mental Health, Physical Health and Wellness

Phone:  719.633.4114
Web: http://www.cedarspringsbhs.com/


Centro de la Familia
Provides information and resources to Hispanic and Native American families.

122 E. Las Animas St.
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
(719) 227-9170 Phone
(719) 227-0185 FAX
www.elcentrodelafamilia.org


Colorado Child Abuse Hotline
Everyone in the community plays a role in the prevention of child abuse and neglect.
Call 1-844-CO-4-Kids to report child abuse and neglect.
More information about reporting abuse.


Colorado Springs Independent Living Guide
The Colorado Springs Independent Living Guide was developed by Leadership Pikes Peak (LPP) for youth aging out of the foster care system.  There are a lot of resources in the Colorado Springs community that could be utilized by foster care youth and LPP has gathered these resources, with information from cooking to health care to voting and many things in between. Colorado Springs Independent Living Guide 8-4-14


Colorado Springs Teen Court 
Teen Court is a unique justice program for first time offenders of misdemeanor crimes. It is designed to give youth between the ages of 11 and 18 who have broken the law and admitted their guilt, a second chance. Those who are accepted into the program must go “to a sentencing trial” in a real courtroom with teens serving as prosecuting and defense attorneys. An adult judge presides and a teen jury determines the sentence, which includes mandatory community service and jury duty in future Teen Courts. Upon successful completion of the program charges against the defendant are dismissed.

c/o Municipal Court
P.O. Box 2169
Colorado Springs, CO 80901

Phone: (719) 475-7815
Website: www.csteencourt.org


Community Partnership for Child Development
CPCD provides more than 1,900 children living in poverty or challenged by special circumstances with an early childhood education through Head Start, Early Head Start and the Colorado Preschool Program.

Phone: 719.635.1536
Website: http://www.cpcdheadstart.org/

CPCD Community Resource Directory: Overview and contact information for agencies providing assistance to families in the Pikes Peak region. 2016-2017 Community Resource Directory


Court Care for the Pikes Peak Region
Court Care is a non-for-profit organization that provides child care for children whose parents or guardians have court related business. Court Care serves the Fourth Judicial District and Colorado Springs Municipal Court and is managed and operated by the Child Nursery Centers.

Phone: 719-452-5499
Website: http://www.courtcare.org


El Paso County Department of Human Services
To report child abuse or neglect call 719-444-5700 or 1-844-CO4KIDS or email childabusereport@elpasoco.com

Website: dhs.elpasoco.com


El Paso County Domestic Violence Legal Resource Guide
Legal and Community Resources to Help you Navigate the Legal System
Download (.pdf)

Espanol (.pdf)


Emerging Leaders Development Program
The Emerging Leaders Development Program (ELD) is a collaborative effort among the El Pomar Foundation, community leadership development programs, and ethnic minority-focused community organizations. Through this program, ethnic minority emerging leaders receive leadership skills training, and are presented opportunities to become involved in broad-based community activities, civic engagement and service on nonprofit boards and commissions. El Pomar scholarships enable these individuals to participate in programs offered by noted leadership development organizations in Colorado Springs and Pueblo.

Phone: El Pomar Foundation, 719-577-7081
Website: www.elpomar.org/emergingleaders


FIRST VISITOR
Welcomes New Babies with a homecoming visit from a caring volunteer and continuing calls or visits for as long as desired.

2132 E Bijou Suite 2-E
Colorado Springs, CO 80909
Phone: (719) 444-4550


Foster Care Transition Toolkit
The U.S. Department of Education and other partner agencies developed this toolkit to inspire and support youth currently in foster care and young adults who have aged out of care to pursue college and career opportunities. Download the toolkit here.


FosterPort.org
FosterPort is a highly-specialized, curated list of the best available resources on issues impacting older foster youth transitioning out of foster care. This site was created for youth service providers, youth advocates, and funders who need a reliable list of resources to deepen their knowledge about emerging issues.  FosterPort.org


Inside/Out Youth Services
Inside/Out educates, empowers and advocates for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and questioning youth. Inside/Out emphasizes a broad range of support services and programs for youth between the ages of 13-22 including support groups, peer counseling, safe recreation activities, community referrals, HIV/STD prevention education, community education and advocacy, and youth leadership development.

412 S. Tejon Street
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
Phone: (719) 328-1056
Website: www.insideoutysf.org


KIDPOWER
Provides comprehensive safety education and confidence-building skills to children ages 3-18 and their families. KIDPOWER’s mission is to teach young people to use their own power to stay safe from abuse, assault and abduction.

627 N. Weber, Suite 6
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
Phone: (719) 520-1311
Email: coloradosprings@kidpower.org
Website: http://www.kidpowercs.org


Life Support Center 
Supports and empowers pregnant women and families in their role to provide a nurturing and safe environment for themselves and their families.

228 N. Cascade Ave.
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
Phone: (719) 475-2347, x12
Email: info@ccharitiescs.org
Website: http://www.ccharitiescs.org


KPC Respite Care/Lutheran Family Services
Temporary crisis and planned childcare for infants and young children at no cost to parents or guardians.

Family Advocacy and Crisis Care

Available 24 Hours a Day/7 Days a Week via Crisis Line: (719) 634-5439.


Parenting Matters of El Paso County
El Paso County Parenting Matters works with families, schools, and the community to organize and coordinate parenting education and resources to help families raise healthy children.

2340 Robinson St. Colorado Springs, CO 80904
Ph: (719) 632-0290
www.parentingmatters-epc.com


Peaceful Households (formerly the Coalition for the Prevention of Child Abuse & Neglect)
Child Abuse Prevention, Education & Resources. peacefulhouseholds.org


Peak Parent Center
Ensures that people with disabilities are fully included in their neighborhood schools, communities, employment, and all walks of life. Offering an array of free and low-cost services to families of children with disabilities and self-advocates across Colorado.

Phone: 719-531-9400 or 1-800-284-0251
Website: www.peakparent.org


SafeCare® Colorado
In support of child abuse and neglect prevention, SafeCare Colorado offers proactive in-home, voluntary services that support at-risk families in understanding the health, development and safety needs of young children. In El Paso County contact: Lutheran Family Services Rocky Mountains.

Phone:  719-368-7005
Email: SafeCareCO@lfsrm.org
State Website: www.coloradoofficeofearlychildhood.com/safecarecolorado


School District Child Welfare Education Liaison Directory
Each Colorado school district and the state charter school institute, designates a person to act as the Child Welfare Education Liaison (CWEL) for the district. The duties of the liaison include; working with child placement agencies, county departments, and the state department to facilitate the prompt and appropriate placement, transfer, and enrollment in school of students in out-of-home placement.

Download the directory from the Colorado Department of Education website now >


TESSA
Providing confidential programs that empower victims of domestic violence and sexual assault in El Paso and Teller counties. TESSA helps women and their children achieve safety and well-being while challenging communities to end sexual and family violence.

General Information: (719) 633-1462
Crisis Line: available 24/7 for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault (rape): 633-3819
Website: http://www.tessacs.org/


Women’s Resource Agency
Assists women in attaining and maintaining self-sufficiency through individual counseling, classes, groups, a school program and more.

750 Citadel Drive East, Suite 3116
Colorado Springs, CO 80909

Phone: (719) 471-3170
Website: http://www.wrainc.org