Colorado

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Mental health
Independent Living Program

Denver Area Youth Services offers services to children, youth, parents, and families throughout Colorado. DAYS provides mental health services, home...

Mental health

The Children and Youth Mental Health Treatment Act (CYMHTA) (C.R.S. 27-67-101, et. seq.), also called House Bill 18-1094, allows for families to...

Youth or Alumni Group

The vision of Foster Care Alumni of America is that all people in and from foster care are connected, empowered, and flourishing. This vision for...

Adoption

Since 1984, Specialized Alternatives for Families and Youth (SAFY) of America has led the charge to improve the safety and well-being of families...

Ombudsman (Complaints)

Ombudsman or Child Advocates, as they're also called, were established within states and/or Child Welfare to investigate complaints, concerns, or...

If you don't find what you're looking for, or if there's info that should be listed here, contact us.

If you are being physically harmed — or are in danger of being harmed — it's an emergency. DIAL 911

Consider speaking with a foster parent, caseworker, an Independent Living Provider, your Attorney (or CASA or GAL), your school counselor, a therapist, or church pastor. You can also contact FosterClub by clicking the talk icon in the lower right corner.

When it is safe to do so, contact your caseworker first. If you do not receive a response within 3 business days, you could contact the Manager at the branch where your caseworker works. Finally, you could contact your State's Ombudsman. Check out our Youth Guide to Complaints.

Health Care for Former Foster Youth 

Did you know that young people from foster care have access to free Medicaid after they turn 18 through their 26th birthday? Qualification to access Medicaid is NOT dependant on employment or education status. 

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