Resources for Youth and Families

Abuse and Safety

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

Child Abuse and Neglect Hotline
KidPower Colorado
KPC Respite Center
Peaceful Households
SafeCare Colorado
Safe Kids Colorado Springs
TESSA (Domestic violence)
TESSA Resources for COVID-19

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Camps & Activities

This is not an exhaustive list of camps and activities, but just a few of organizations youth have requested. Check with your youth’s school, local community center, YMCA, faith community, etc. for additional ideas. Youth who qualify for MFCF funding can use funds toward these camps and activities. Learn more about MFCF funding.

Overnight Camps
Camp Shady Brook* (no overnights in summer 2020)
Camp Jackson* (no overnights in summer 2020)
Catamount Institute (overnights are occurring)
Eagle Lake Camp* (camp closed)
Royal Family Kid’s Camp ($25!)

*These camps partner with CASA to provide free camps

Day Camps
Building Resiliency Through Horsemanship
Catamount Institute
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
Kids on Bikes
Millibo Art Theatre
Pikes Peak Community College Teen
Pro Football Camp
Spark Mindset Cybersecurity
Lions Camp (special needs)

Camp Lists
Colorado Springs Kids
Colorado Springs Summer Camps

Activities
Flying Horse Foundation
J & J Hip Hop Dance
Kids on Bikes

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Clothing & Personal Items

From prom dresses to suitcases, and professional clothing to maternity wear, here is a list of low-cost or free options for youth, teens, and families.

Becca’s Closet
Cases of Love
Clothes Mentor
The Hanger
The Men’s Xchange
Plato’s Closet
WeeCycle Consignment
Women’s Resource Agency

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Diversity & Inclusion

These programs are open to all youth.

African American Youth Leadership Conference
All Children All Families (LGBTQ+)
Educating Children of Color
Inside Out Youth Services (LGBTQ+)

 

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Funding & Requests

If you are looking to meet a need for a youth or a family in our community that cannot be met through other organizations, check out this list of resources.

Junior League of Colorado Springs Fostering Change Fund
Milton Foster Children’s Fund
Sachs Foundation Community Assistance

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Housing & Assistance

Catholic Charities
CO Department of Local Affairs Housing Voucher
(Vouchers for homeless youth aging out of care)
Colorado PEAK (Apply for medical, food, cash, and early childhood assistance program)
Colorado Springs Salvation Army
Crossfire Ministries
Ecumenical Social Ministries
Lutheran Family Services
Mercy’s Gate
PCs for People (Computers and internet)
The Place Youth Homelessness)
Project COPE (Colorado Springs Utilities)
Springs Rescue Mission
Rocky Mountain Community Land Trust (Assistance for buying a home)
Sachs Foundation Community Assistance Program
Westside Cares

Jobs & Training

Teens, use these links to help you navigate the many career options out there and ultimately find success in landing a job.

Auto Shop Vocational
Career Boost
Colorado Department of Labor and Employment Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
Discover Goodwill Career Development Center
My Colorado Journey
Pikes Peak Workforce Young Adult Job Readiness Service (ages 16-24)
TwoCor (traumatized youth vocational training)
Spark Mindset (cybersecurity career prep for HS)
Women’s Resource Agency

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Relationships & Sexuality

This list of resources and educational materials help teens find the support they need to develop healthy and safe relationships, or to leave unhealthy and unsafe relationships.

Local 24 Hour Safe Line – 719-633-3819
TESSA Domestic Violence Ages Chat Line

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Amaze Jr. (ages 4-9)
El Paso County Public Health Family Planning Clinic
Inside Out Youth Services (LGBTQ+ teen)
The Journey’s Workshop (LGBTQ+ community)
Love Is Respect
National Domestic Violence Hotline
Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains
Responsible Sex Education Institute
Safe2Tell Colorado (Anonymously reporting)
Safe2Tell 24-hour crisis line: 1-877-542-7233
Scarleteen
Second Chance Through Faith Gang Intervention
Sex, etc. (By teens, for teens)
Southern Colorado AIDS Project
TESSA (Domestic violence)
TESSA Suggested Resources

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Teen Resources, Aging Out, & Life Skills

Attention teens who will or already have aged out of foster care, here are some great resources to help you make a successful transition!

Casey Life Skills Assessment
Chafee Foster Care Independence Program Referral Form
Colorado Driving License Information
MasterDrive Licensing Information
Foster Care Transition Tool Kit
FosterClub
FosterPort
Teens With Promise
MasterDrive Drivers Education

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