Family – Kinship Support

Kinship Caregiver program

Across the nation, four percent of all children — more than 2.6 million individuals — are in kinship care. In this arrangement, relatives raise kids when their parents cannot care for them.

Kinship Caregiver Program at Catholic Charities supports caregivers of all cultural and faith backgrounds who are raising their relatives’ children due to circumstances such as the death or illness of the biological parents, drug abuse or incarceration. We offer monthly support groups, fun family events, special trainings and individual resource referrals to kinship families in five counties: Denver, Arapahoe, Jefferson, Adams and Douglas. Our programs are free.

We strive to help

Participants tell us that these programs make a world of difference to their families.

We strive to help

Participants tell us that these programs make a world of difference to their families.

WHAT WE PROVIDE

Kinship Caregiver Program is here to serve and assist our community of families in the following areas:

  • Monthly support groups
  • Childcare at support groups
  • Resources and helpful information
  • Short-term case management
  • Monthly newsletters on kinship care topics
  • Special family activities throughout the year
  • Connections with local agencies and caseworkers
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WANT TO ATTEND A SUPPORT GROUP?
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HOW CAN WE HELP?

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I AM A CAREGIVER

I would like to learn more about your Kinship Caregiver Program and how I can receive support.

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I WORK WITH CAREGIVERS

I am an Agency or Caseworker and need assistance for a family who is involved in kinship caregiving.

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VOLUNTEER/DONATE

I would like to volunteer my time to assist with childcare or donate to the Kinship Caregiver Program.

HOW TO GET INVOLVED

CONTACT US:

6240 Smith Road
Denver, CO 80216
Tel: 720.799.9254

Para Español: 720.799.9253

kinship@ccdenver.org

 

 

If you are interested in learning more about the Kinship Caregiver Program, attending one of our support groups, becoming a child-care volunteer, or making a donation to this ministry, please fill out Kinship Resources Form below or call 720.799.9254.

Thank you!

Kinship Resources Form

Kinship Resources Form

ADOPTION RESOURCES

For many people, the most positive experience they’ve had with Catholic Charities of Denver extends to our past adoption work. Thousands of children found their forever families through Catholic Charities since we were established in 1927. While we no longer provide search and reunion and records services, we do want to connect you with the best information to help you find the information you seek.

  • Adoptions that were completed through Catholic Charities of Denver can now be accessed by contacting Colorado Department of Human Services. https://cdphe.colorado.gov/adoption
  • Inquiries pertaining to adoption records can be sent directly to CDHS_COAdoptionRecords@state.co.us
  • Letters, updates and any adoption communication can be sent to Colorado Department of Human Services, Placement Services Unit. Attn: Cheryl Estrick, 1575 Sherman Street, 2nd Floor, Denver, CO 80203
  • 2014 Colorado legislation granted that adoptees be given access to certain documents from their adoption record, including the adoptee’s original birth certificate and amended birth certificate; the final decree of adoption; and the final order of relinquishment and the order of termination of parental rights. For additional information on the current law regarding adoption, please see The Colorado Children’s Code (19-1-103)(6.5)
    • To obtain these documents, you may contact the court where your adoption was finalized. If they aren’t able to provide the birth certificate, contact Colorado Vital Records at https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/cdphe/adoption or call 303.692.2226.
  • Updates on adoption law and practices regarding access to records are found at the Colorado Department of Human Services. https://cdphe.colorado.gov/adoption
  • There are two state approved Certified Confidential Intermediary Contacts who are available to help members of the adoption triad/community with search and reunion services in Colorado. Each Confidential Intermediary is trained per the Colorado Adoption Commission approved curriculum and has a personal connection to the Adoption/Triad community. Each intermediary is unique in their experience, investigative skills, adaptation and sensitivity to adoption issues. Eligible person(s) may select the Confidential Intermediary of their choice. NOTE: The Confidential Intermediary Program is a fee-based search service:
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