Foster Care

This section includes places where you might get help if you’re currently in the foster care system, or if you were formerly in foster care.

Colorado Chafee Program

helps youth transitioning from foster care

Statewide

The Chafee program helps youth who have been in foster care. Eligibility includes those who had an out-of-home placement at age 14 or older (through their 21st birthday), those who transitioned to adulthood from foster care at age 18, 19 or 20 (through their 23rd birthday), and youth who were in a community placement through DYS. Youth who left foster care for other reasons, including adoption, legal guardianship, or aging out may also be eligible. Services include help with education, job training, life skills, connections to housing, and more. This program is voluntary and free but may be limited by funding. The Chafee program is provided through the Colorado Department of Human Services and available throughout Colorado. The best way to get connected (and to verify if you're eligible) is to call one of the numbers below or email cdhs_fosteryouth@state.co.us. Leave a message and they will get back to you.

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project Foster Power (pFP)

project Foster Power is a group of current and former foster youth, ages 15 to 25+, who are using their voices and experiences to improve the Colorado child welfare system through youth-led organizing and advocacy. pFp is hosted by the Rocky Mountain Children's Law Center and a partner of Foster Youth in Action, a network of groups across the United States and Canada that believe in the power of foster youth voice. To learn more about project Foster Power or attend an upcoming member meeting/event, email projectfosterpower@childlawcenter.org or call 720-691-5901. You can also follow pFp on Facebook or Instagram @projectfosterpower.

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