Family and Preventative Services in Colorado
Colorado Department of Human Services
In Colorado, county human service and social service departments provide a range of programs for adults, youth and relative caretakers to help stabilize families, increase self-sufficiency, and prevent the intergenerational transmission of welfare dependency. This report provides an overview of services offered in Colorado. The report also highlights three broad areas of innovative family-related and prevention services, including collaborations with child welfare and other efforts to prevent out-of-home placements, programs designed to increase child well-being through parental involvement and access to quality child care, and a broad array of youth programs including non-marital pregnancy prevention programs, summer employment and training initiatives, and in-school services for high-risk youth.