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


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*
Camp Jackson*
Catamount Institute
Eagle Lake Camp*
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
Pro Football Camp
Spark Mindset Cybersecurity
Lions Camp (special needs)

Camp Lists
Colorado Springs Kids
Colorado Springs Summer Camps

Flying Horse Foundation
J & J Hip Hop Dance
Kids on Bikes
Local Activities Under $10
STEM Activities


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
The Hanger
The Men’s Xchange*
Plato’s Closet
WeeCycle Consignment

*The Men's Xchange will provide one free full outfit per month for foster teens. Please email for information.

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Education & Leadership

Many educational and leadership opportunities exist for youth in Colorado Springs, from preschool to college. Here are some resources to explore for both in-person and online learning.

After School University
Catamount Institute YES Club
CPCD Head Start through Preschool
Foster Care Education
Open University on iTunes U
Khan Academy
Leadership Pikes Peak’s Leading Edge (HS)
PPSC Concurrent Enrollment (HS)
Rise and Shine Reading Tutorial
SAT Prep
Stroud Scholar Summer Program at CC

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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
Family Unification Program (FUP) - Dept of Local Affairs
(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
Lutheran Family Services
Mercy’s Gate
Partners in Housing
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
Sunshine Homeshare
Westside Cares

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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

Amaze Jr. (ages 4-9)
El Paso County Public Health Family Planning Clinic
Inside Out Youth Services (LGBTQ+ teen)
Love Is Respect
National Domestic Violence Hotline
Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains
Recognizing & Intervening in Emotionally Abusive Teen Relationships
Responsible Sex Education Institute
Safe2Tell Colorado (Anonymously reporting)
Safe2Tell 24-hour crisis line: 1-877-542-7233
Second Chance Through Faith Gang Intervention
Sex, etc. (By teens, for teens)
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 for Under 21
MasterDrive Licensing Information
Foster Care Transition Tool Kit
Teens With Promise
MasterDrive Drivers Education
Sunshine Homeshare