Community Resource Directory
Crisis Hotlines and Services
Child abuse, domestic violence, runaway, and suicide hotlines, Colorado crisis services
Child Advocacy Centers (CAC), Department of Human / Social Services Agencies, CO4Kids
Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault
Crisis Hotlines, Domestic Violence and Sexual Abuse Advocacy Centers
Legal Services & Programs, Family Resource Centers, Parent Support, Home Visiting Programs, Childcare, Early Learning
Financial and Job Assistance Services
Job Assistance Services, Financial Assistance
Food & Housing Assistance
The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Food Banks, Rental Assistance, Utilities, Homeless Shelters
Behavioral Health Centers (by county)
North/Denver Metro Region, Northwest Region, Pikes Peak Region, West Region, Southwest Region, East Region, Southeast Region, Central Region
Women, Infants and Children (W.I.C.), Public Health Facilities, Pregnancy Resources, Health Insurance Financial Programs & Assistance
2-1-1 Help Center (Dial 2-1-1 or (866) 760-6489 toll free)
"2-1-1 is a confidential and multilingual service connecting people to vital resources across the state. No matter where you live in Colorado, you can find information about resources in your local community." -https://www.211colorado.org/
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The Role of the CARE Network Provider with Community Partners
An important goal of the CARE Network is to expand the safety net for children and to reduce severe child maltreatment and fatalities. Quality evaluations will improve recognition of abuse; however, prevention of abuse remains an important priority. This will involve not only educating and training health care and behavioral health providers about signs that children may be at risk of maltreatment, but also the promotion of community collaboration with other agencies and institutions responsible for the health and safety of children.
As at risk children are identified, the goal of the network is to ensure that referrals to available resource are made. Additionally, as local “champions” are developed, providers will be positioned to recognize community-specific needs and lead prevention efforts. Network Designated Providers should work with existing programs, as well as build relationships with relevant medical and non-medical stakeholders. Ideally, Designated Providers will be viewed as a resource for the community, not just for evaluations but as a trusted source of information and education regarding childhood adversity. Training curricula will address how to screen and refer and will highlight the importance of working with local community partners.
An important framework to this work has been described by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention: Risk and Protective Factors Associated with Child Maltreatment. https://www.cdc.gov/violenceprevention/childabuseandneglect/riskprotectivefactors.html. Protective factors involve non-healthcare related issues such as housing, employment, financial supports. Parenting and childcare resources are particularly relevant.