Realities For Children Youth Affiliate Agencies
It is the mission of Realities For Children to unite all local youth agencies that serve children who have been abused, neglected or are at-risk. The agencies listed below are an esteemed group of non-profit organizations that are committed to collaboration, fiscal efficiency and to providing the best possible continuum of service for the needs of northern Colorado children who have been abused, neglected or are at-risk. Thus creating a collaborative environment where human services can come together and share resources, ideas, challenges and service goals. Realities For Children Affiliate Agencies receive support from our organization in the form of emergency funding, youth activities, event and community outreach.
Learn more about these agencies by clicking on their names to visit their websites.
Realities For Children Affiliate Agencies
Adopt Colorado Kids
Recruit foster and adoptive families and support youth aging out of the foster system.
Adoption Dreams Come True
Free counseling to all birth parents, for life. For adoptive parents, the agency offers a sliding fee scale.
Alternatives to Violence
Alternatives to Violence (ATV), in collaboration with individuals and communities impacted by violence, creates safe pathways away from abusive environments through education, counseling, advocacy and shelter.
Angel House at House of Neighborly Service
Provides comprehensive case management for families who are homeless, working to address financial barriers to housing. Also engage and build relationships with the children, ensuring they have the support and resources they need.
Faith Family Hospitality
A coalition of congregations providing fellowship, overnight housing, meals and support to local families experiencing homelessness.
A national non-profit, Finally Home has been training and encouraging foster and adoptive families since 2008. Created to equip and encourage families as they provide a safe and loving home where children who have been wounded can heal.
First Steps Learning Center
A model of quality infant and toddler care in the community. Accepting children between the ages of 4 weeks and 36 months whose parents are Thompson School District students, First Steps strives to create a caring community of lifelong learners through the encouragement and support of each individual to reach their fullest potential.
Foster & Adoptive Families of Larimer County
The purpose of Foster and Adoptive Families of Larimer County shall be to promote and improve the welfare of children, with special interest to foster, kinship, guardianship and adoptive children.
Healthy Harbors at University of Colorado Health
Provides a 'medical home' for children in frequent transition. Providing medical, dental and/or mental health care to Larimer County children living in out-of-home placements.
Changing Leads Program at Hearts & Horses
The Changing Leads Program at Hearts & Horses is dedicated to facilitating discovery, hope and healing of youth at risk through equine facilitated learning.
Provides homeless and near-homeless children with items they need-outerwear, clothing, hygiene supplies and more-to meet basic health & hygiene needs, protect themselves from the elements and actively participate in school.
Kids at Heart
Supports and recruits foster, adoptive, and kinship families as well as their biological children.
Laramie River Valley Rendezvous
An organization working together to bring Larimer County at-risk youth together with law enforcement officers in an outdoor adventure camp at no cost to the campers.
Larimer County Department of Human Services
Provides services which assist individuals and families to achieve self-sufficiency and social well being. Services can include financial assistance for shelter, food and medical care.
Lutheran Family Services Rocky Mountains
A faith based, non-profit human service agency helping children and families during their most challenging times. We have been committed to serving all people, regardless of race, religion, gender or age since 1948.
Family Support Services provide innovative, effective services to assist youth and their families in developing and maintaining stability and healthy levels of functioning.
Partners Mentoring Youth
Provides one-to-one mentors for at-risk youth. In July 2010, we expanded our mentoring program to Weld County and Partners now has offices in Fort Collins, Greeley and Estes Park to better serve youth throughout northern Colorado.
Assist low-income single parents in thier efforts to achieve economic independence and become free from community and government assistance while building and maintaining strong, healthy families.
PSD Teen Parent Program
The Teen Parent Program, located at Ft. Collins High School, is a self-contained district program. The curriculum combines prenatal, labor & delivery, child development & parenting classes, along with academic classes required for graduation.
Royal Family KIDS
Confronting abuse, changing lives. Timberline Church has joined with Royal Family KIDS, Inc. to hold a one-week, overnight camp designed to meet the unique and overwhelming needs of children who have been through the nightmares of abuse and neglect.
SAFY (Specialized Alternatives for Families and Youth)
Preserving families and securing futures, SAFY's model of care works with families across service systems to enhance their capacity to care for and protect their children. Focusing on safety and needs within families in their communities, they build on each individual's strengths to achieve positive, lasting change.
Sexual Assault Victim Advocate (SAVA) Center
Provides crisis intervention, advocacy, and counseling for all those affected by sexual violence and provides prevention programs through community outreach and education.
Teaching Tree Early Childhood Learning Center
Provides affordable, quality early childhood and educational programs in a culturally and economically diverse environment, ensuring a climate for individual growth, comfort and security.
Team Wellness & Prevention
Dedicated to promoting healthy lifestyles through the prevention of substance abuse. We have been providing alcohol and drug prevention services to the Fort Collins community since 1989.
The Center For Family Outreach
Offers education, intervention and support for families who are challenged by the adolescent years. Focus is on creating programs and support systems to help youth and families sustain long term, positive changes within the family unit.
The Family Center/La Familia
The Family Center/La Familia is an affordable, high quality family and early childhood center that strengthens all families.
The Jacob Center
Devoted to working with youth, families and the community to inspire positive and lasting change. Services are tailored to meet each individual's needs and involve experiential learning opportunities that promote self-sufficiency.
The Matthews House
Empowing young adults and families in transition who lack a significant support network by providing the resources and relationships necessary for them to take control of their lives and shape positive futures for themselves, while becoming successful contributors to their community.
Counseling services for whole families fighting substance abuse and other challenges.
Voices Carry Child Advocacy Center
Our vision is to eliminate child abuse through prevention and education. Where we cannot, all victims will receive comprehensive and compassionate services from an effective team of professionals.
A Christ-centered, non-profit organization that addresses the unique needs of single moms, single women and children from broken homes.
How do we choose which agencies to support?
To be an Realities For Children Affiliate Youth Agency:
- Be a nonprofit, 501c3 tax-exempt human services organization.
- Provide services to children who have been abused, neglected or are at-risk.
- Provide services in Larimer County.
- Demonstrate the principles of Realities For Children by demonstrating collaborative practices.
- Understand the funding is only available in cases where all other resources have been exhausted or are unavailable.
In the case of emergency funding, this pre-screening process allows for expedited service when funds and support is needed most. Realities For Children Charities is not only able to approve funds requests within 60 minutes but, in emergencies, have grants distributed in that timeline.