Our Valued Campaign Partners

The entire community plays a role in the prevention of child abuse and neglect. Our partnerships strengthen everyone’s ability to speak with one voice and achieve a shared mission to protect kids in Colorado. No organization is too small, or too big, to discover the unique ways in which they can be involved. We need help from all 501c3 organizations, government agencies, schools, businesses and community groups to end child abuse and neglect. 

Get involved, make a difference. Meet and connect with our campaign partners. Does your organization share our important mission? Join the Colorado Child Abuse and Neglect Awareness Campaign today.

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Griffith Centers for Children Chins Up

Mission

Strengthening Colorado Communities One Family at a Time. To provide at-risk children and their families with the environment and opportunities to become educated, healthy, productive and participating members of society.

Opportunities to get involved:

Become a foster parent. Foster or Foster-to-Adopt a child or teen.

We License quality, energetic, safe and loving foster families that really care about foster children. We call them BFF's - Better Foster Families and they are our pride and joy! Our Core classes teach new foster parents about foster care, licensing requirements and how they can help a foster child heal from trauma, abuse and neglect.
 
Who can be a Foster Parent?
  • There are no restrictions on who can foster or adopt based on race, ethnicity, sexual orientation or expression, gender identity or marital status.
  • You must be at least 21 years old, physically, emotionally and fiscally able to care for children
  • Have a verifiable form of income
  • Able to pass criminal background and child abuse registry checks
  • Must be able to complete pre-service and on-going training (most is provided FREE by the agency):
    --Foster Parent Core Training
    --Adult and Pediatric CPR/First Aid
    --Various other trainings

Each and every family member has the secret to opening up a child’s life and making a difference:

--Foster parents – can provide a home, love, understanding, guidance, and a nurturing sense of worth to a child who has experienced trauma, abuse and/or neglect.
--Brothers and sisters – can provide a sense of belonging, friendship and cooperation and give a child needed support and love.
--Pets – can provide unconditional love, companionship and a shoulder to lean on when a foster child has lost everything they knew before coming into foster care.
--Grandparents, aunts and uncles, cousins and other extended family members – can further build a child’s self-esteem, giving experiences and family stories that can generate hope.
 
Our BFF's can help a child to smile.
Better Foster Families can help them feel safe.
BFF's can influence a child's life for a lifetime.
Won't YOU  join us and become a child's BFF?
Become a licensed foster parent to a child who has suffered from abuse or neglect.
Come create smiles and families with us!

 

Volunteer

Our Volunteers are one of our most valuable assets at Griffith Centers for Children, Chins Up. Each year, more than 300 caring individuals donate their time preparing holiday meals, collecting presents, knitting hats and gloves, painting, landscaping, providing leadership to our Peak Challenge teams, and helping out at our annual golf tournament and Griffith’s Kitchen events. Learn more.

Contact

FosterCareRecruitment@griffithcenters.org

Colorado Springs:
17 N Farragut Ave
Colorado Springs CO 80909
719-220-4066  (all foster care inquiries)
719-327-2006 (residential programs)
719-327-2012 (education program)

Denver:
10190 Bannock St, Ste 120
Northglenn, CO 80260
303-237-6865 (therapy and truancy programs)

 

If not you, then who?
Colorado Child Abuse and Neglect Hotline
Available 24 hours a day, every day. Don't hesitate to call and get help. 
Anyone witnessing a child in a life-threatening situation should call 911 immediately.