For the Whole Family
Outside of parenting, there are many challenges that teen parents and their families face.
Hunger and Homelessness
2-1-1 Colorado is an online search engine where families can find statewide community resources for a variety of services.
Find Your Local Food Bank through this easy-to-use website!
Also check out this list of Arapahoe County food banks
Colfax Community Network seeks to provide needed services. CCN works with families to recognize their value and offer tangible resources to encourage stability. This program provides housing, employment, outreach, after school programs, and summer camps.
Aurora Warms the Night provides shelter and comprehensive services for Aurora’s homeless. All services are provided free of charge to homeless clients including men, women, children, and families. Cold weather shelter provided via motel vouchers when temperatures drop to 20 degrees or below. Vouchers provide safety, an opportunity for showers, and prevent frostbite, illness and potential death from winter elements.
Comitis Crisis Center offers a comprehensive program of services, from emergency housing, crisis intervention, short term treatment, aftercare, outreach, and education and prevention services to Aurora persons ranging from infants to senior citizens. Call (720)975-0155 for more information.
Do you need help getting a birth certificate?
Families Forward Resource Center seeks to enrich entire families through partnership and services that create a safe, healthy, and connected community.
Interested in becoming a US citizen? Catholic Charities Immigration Services may be able to assist!
APS provides families with a list of Community Resources in the Aurora area.
Aurora Youth Options (AYO) connects middle school and high school students with community activities and may assist with funding for youth participation in those activities. In addition, AYO provides a youth mentoring program for qualifying youth.
Child Protective Services
Arapahoe County Child Abuse Hotline: 303-636-1750
Adams County Child Abuse Hotline: 303-412-5212
Statewide Abuse/Neglect Hotline: 1-844-CO-4-KIDS
County Human Services for TANF
Colorado Works is the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program in Colorado; it provides public assistance to families in need. Colorado Works is designed to assist customers in becoming self-sufficient by strengthening the economic and social stability of families. Colorado Works operates in all 64 counties, and is delivered locally through each county's department of human or social services.