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Human Services
 Child Placement Agencies
(Foster Care)

El Paso County Department of Human Services contracts with several Child Placement Agencies that provide placement for foster care, group home care, treatment or adoption for county children. If you are interested in becoming a foster parent in El Paso County please contact one of the following agencies. 

A KIDZ HOPE HOMES

1401 W. Colorado Ave., 

Colorado Springs, CO 80904

Phone:

(719) 442-1954

Fax: 

 (719) 575-9683

E-mail:

 pkinglcsw4@msn.com


A Kidz Hope Homes is a non-profit agency providing group home and foster home placements for females from birth to 21 years old. We strive to provide a continuum of care for our children to encourage stability and decrease disruptions in their already chaotic lives. We serve children and their families as well as many children who have little or no family support. These children are desperate to be part of a family. If you are interested in joining “our team” and providing a service to children please contact:  Pam King at (719) 442-1954. 

 

BETHANY CHRISTIAN SERVICES

4820 Rusina Road, Suite A,

Colorado Springs, CO 80907

Phone:

(719) 591-7595

Fax:  

 (719) 598-3204

E-mail:

 Jbradley@bethany.org


Bethany Christian Services is a non-profit agency providing services in Colorado for over 25 years. At Bethany, we are committed to providing our foster families, adoptive families and birth parents with support and resources to meet their many needs. We offer initial and on-going trainings, support groups, 24/7 crisis intervention, participation with Care and Share Food Bank, and the opportunity to get to know other families at Bethany activities. We work closely with the Social Service agencies in Colorado to help find temporary and permanent homes for children.  Are you looking to make a difference in the life of a child? If you are ready to open your heart and home to a child or children in need, please contact Jill Bradley at (719) 591-7595 ex 106 for more information.

 

 

We also invite you to visit our website: http://www.bethany.org/colorado

 

 

CHINS UP/EMILY GRIFFITH CENTER

10 North Farragut Ave.,

Colorado Springs, CO 80909

Phone:

(719) 327-2013

Fax:

 (719) 634-0482

Placements: (719) 494-4890

E-mail: marsha.hilty@griffithcenters.org


 Chins Up Center/Griffith Centers for Children - 80 years of Healing today, Hope for tomorrow.CHINS Up Center/GCC has served the Springs Community and the State of Colorado as a non-profit organization, creating healing opportunities for troubled children and their families.  CHINS UP provides foster care, foster-adopt, short-term respite and sibling group placement services for all ages and backgrounds as well as individual, group and family therapies. We also have one of the largest family preservation departments in the state and we teach our staff and foster families the “Family to Family” model. Our families and therapists work together to provide stability and the opportunity for all families and children to grow and learn. Continuity of care is important. We don’t just place a child in any foster home. Our goal is to place foster and adoptive children with the home that best meets their needs and personalities. Our foster and adoptive families are provided with free initial and on-going trainings, professional support, 24/7 crisis intervention, financial reimbursement and Medicaid assistance. Rooms are available for supervised and/or unsupervised family visits and Life Skills therapy. Clothing resources and food bank access provide our families with additional resources. Foster and adopt families are also welcome to borrow books and videos from our training library and are encouraged to attend our monthly foster parent support meetings where guest speakers provide additional training, skills and experience. When you are looking for a special child to fill that empty place in your heart, look no further…hook up with CHINS UP and become a foster or foster/adopt parent! We’ll support you all along the way!  Please contact our Foster Care Recruiter at (719) 327-2013 or our main office line at: 719-327-2042 for more information.

 

We also invite you to visit our website: www.griffithcenters.org

 

COURAGE COMMUNITY FOSTER CARE

P.O. Box 262, Cascade, CO 80809

Phone: 

 (719) 321-4319

Fax:  

(719) 466-2046

E-mail:

kerrih@fostercourage.com

After working in foster care for a decade, I decided to become the change I wished to see in the world, and so Courage Community Foster Care was born. I am passionate about working with foster families to help alleviate the suffering of children in our county.  I believe that is best achieved by keeping services very small in scope and local, and by offering the most comprehensive education on brain development and trauma-informed care.  

In commitment to these principles, I am certifying only a handful of families in El Paso County who are open to developing their understanding of the children and families we serve, so that together, we can provide an optimal environment for healing.

 

I pursued a career in social work because I am fascinated by humanity- and the power that we have to help each other heal.  As such, I decided that it was important for me to be directly involved with the foster families I certify, and to see the children who I place in their homes with my own eyes.  I am able to do this because I will only work with a few families at a time, in the community where I live. 

 

I am happy to talk about foster care any time, and welcome your questions! 

 

Definition of COURAGE:

Mental or moral strength to venture, persevere, and withstand danger, fear, or difficulty- c.1300, from the French word, Coeur, meaning "heart”, which remains a common metaphor for inner strength.

 

If you are ready to become part of a foster care revolution with me, please contact:

Kerri Hankin, MSW at (719)321-4319 or email me at kerrih@fostercourage.com  for more information

 

We also invite you to visit our website: www.fostercourageCO.org

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HOPE & HOME

4945 N. 30th Street,

Colorado Springs, CO 80919

Phone: 

 (719) 575-9887

Fax:  

(719) 575-0553

E-mail:

info@hopeandhome.org

 

Hope & Home, "My husband, Rod, and I joined Hope & Home 10 years ago because we wanted to help kids in crisis and provide a permanent home to those who needed one. Six months later, we adopted our preschool foster kids Nathan and Amber. Then we fell in love with a teenager and adopted Tasha when she was 17. Finally, newborn Gracie blessed our lives. Our family was complete, and I am now a full-time soccer mom, chauffeur, cook, bedtime story-reader, homework teacher and boo-boo fixer. Over the five years that we were certified, we also took care of more than a dozen other children. Each one left footprints on our hearts! Saying goodbye was hard, but we got through it with the love and support of “Team Hope & Home.” We are no longer licensed, but we are still an active part of Hope & Home. They promise, and deliver, long-term support for all their families and kids. We love this. We are part of a community of loving, caring parents. My kids love the Summer O’ Fun picnics, campouts, and activities during support groups. When we visit, they check out the Zoondoogle Factory and Woodsum Daniel Store and inevitably end up outside at Ta's Place, their fun, private park. During visits, I enjoy a cup of coffee at the Jericho Java coffee shop, then head upstairs to the red couch room for foster parents, where there’s a big screen TV and views of the city. Whew! Peace and quiet at last. I drink my latte and enjoy a book as the kids play outside at the park. If I'm feeling ambitious, I'll work off some energy in the spacious exercise room. There is always something going on at Hope & Home. This year, Amber sang a solo at the Christmas Pageant!  As foster parents, we are linked together through support groups, activities, newsletters and Facebook. That's where I recently learned that Hope & Home won El Pomar Foundation's Outstanding Service Award for the fifth year in a row! That tells you something about the quality of their program. Simply stated, if you're looking for an agency that loves kids, supports parents and does everything with the highest standards of care, call them and say Toni sent you! Telephone: 575-9887.   

 

We also invite you to visit our website: www.hopeandhome.org

 

KIDS CROSSING

1440 East Fountain Blvd.,

Colorado Springs, CO 80910

Phone: 

 (719) 632-4569

Fax:

  (719) 632-6573

E-mail:

tgonzales@kidscrossing.com


Kids Crossing's foster parents are everyday superheroes!
  Find out how you can become a superhero too by coming to one of our monthly open houses held at the address above on the first Tuesday of each month from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm. Calling to let us know you are coming is suggested – not required. Kids Crossing, founded in 1992 by foster parents, is a private non-profit Child Placement Agency that recruits, licenses, and supervises foster and foster/adopt families for children. 
Kids Crossing has the stability, expertise, and commitment necessary to effectively work with children and families.  Services we offer include:  24 hour crisis response and support, on-site child/parent visits supervised by our staff, clothing bank, Care & Share food bank, foster parent support group, ongoing training, and more. To find out more, please visit our website. Call or email us to see how YOU can help the children & families we serve. Please contact Tiffany Gonzales at (719) 632-4569 or email her at tgonzales@kidscrossing.com.

 

We also invite you to visit our website: www.kidscrossing.com

 

KIDS’ RESOURCE NETWORK, INC.

6285 Lehman Drive Ste. # 101, Colorado Springs, CO 80918

Phone:

  (719) 227-7477

Fax:

 (719) 227-7474

E-mail:

Krncsst@hotmail.com

Kids Resource Network is a nonprofit Child Placement Agency that was established in 1985 by child advocates, and moved to Colorado Springs in 1997. We help to create nurturing and safe homes for children throughout the community. We pride ourselves in having a slow growth rate so we can ensure the best possible support for the children, foster parents, and biological parents we serve. We look for potential foster and foster/adopt homes that have the patience, love, and a family-focused approach to help the children in our care. Our goal is family reunification—but, when that is not an option, we look for a home that best suits the needs of the children and the families we serve. Our foster parents truly are The Exception! For more information on how you can help children in our community, please call (719) 227-7477.

 

 

We also invite you to visit our website: www.kidsresourcenetworkcs.com

 

 

LUTHERAN FAMILY SERVICES ROCKY MOUNTAINS

108 East St. Vrain, #21,

Colorado Springs, CO 80903

Phone:

(719) 227-7571 

Fax:

(719) 227-7583

E-mail:

 gwen.white@lfsrm.org

Refugee Foster Care and Adoption Services: Lutheran Family Services is a Christian non-profit Child Placement Agency offering foster care and adoption services. Our focus is on finding homes for children in need of permanency. The Foster Care/Foster Adopt Program recruits families who are willing to provide a nurturing environment in their home for a single child or sibling group. The children will remain with the family until a permanency plan is established. The children might be returned home, placed with relatives or continue to live with the foster family through the adoption process. For more info about Lutheran Family Services and our programs, please call Gwen White or Sandy Parker at (719) 227-7571. 

 

We also invite you to visit our website: http://www.lfsco.org/

 

MAPLE STAR COLORADO

2500 North Circle, Suite 101 

Colorado Springs, CO 80909

 

 

Phone:

 (719) 271-9644

Fax:  

(719) 635-6081

E-mail:

jrosati@maplestar.net

 

Maple Star is part of a nation-wide organization called Providence which offers services in over 32 states. What can foster parents expect from Maple Star during their foster experience? First and foremost Maple Star focuses on providing healing environments for the children in their care. Maple Star is the only foster care agency in the state to be trained by the Child Trauma Training Academy which has an international training process for working with children who have trauma histories. Led by Debi Grebenik, co-author of Thriving as an Adoptive Family, Real-Life Solutions to Common Challenges, Maple Star provides an opportunity to make a difference in the life of a child within a loving family. As part of the process Maple Star offers professional training before and during fostering, an opportunity to meet and share with other foster parents through a support network, support from a qualified home supervisor, and twenty-four (24) hour crisis availability from Maple Star Staff. Confidential information is shared about the youth before he or she is accepted into the foster home. A fair rate of financial reimbursement is provided. Foster/adoptive placements are available and foster parents can expect to be treated with the same respect due any Maple Star staff person and appreciated as an integral part of the treatment team. In addition, volunteer opportunities include mentoring, community support, and event planning.   Please call John Rosati, an adoptive father of four at (719) 271-9644 or email him at jrosati@maplestar.net.

 

We also invite you to visit our website: www.maplestar.net

 

ROCKY MOUNTAIN KIDS

2210 East LaSalle St, #219,

Colorado Springs, CO 80909

 

Phone:

 (719) 330-7244

Fax:  

(719) 635-3601

E-mail:

   rockymountainkids@live.com

 

The mission of Rocky Mountain Kids, Inc. is to help boys and girls ages 12-19, in the custody of the Department of Human Services, who have been re-moved from their home due to abuse or neglect. Our vision is to provide a safe, therapeutic environment to work on healing the effects of abuse and neglect, and to help these kids turn their lives around Rocky Mountain Kids, Inc. consists of four licensed group homes: Drew's Place, Saving Grace, Nevada House and Future Bound. With over 18 years of service to teens in Colorado Springs, The teens in our programs are supported by a caring staff in a safe environment where they can heal from the abuse and neglect in their past. Additionally, these individuals are provided with the knowledge and life skills training necessary to succeed in life, whether their goal is to return home, or to emancipate and live independently. Typically, the length of stay for a teen in our Program varies from 6 months to 2 years. Please call Felice Liquori at (719) 330-7244 for more information.

 

 

 

We also invite you to visit our website:  www.rockymountainkidscs.com