When a child needs protection and is unable to remain at home, foster parents provide a temporary environment that honors true childhood. Foster parents embrace children, value their family connections, and provide a home free of abuse and neglect until they can return home, be adopted, or live independently.
The Collaborative Foster Care Program is committed to assuring foster parents have adequate training, support, and resources to promote the child’s best interest.
The Collaborative Foster Care Program was created in August 2008 as a joint venture between Arapahoe and Jefferson Counties, with a goal to combine the best practice from both counties and improve placement outcomes for children in care. In July 2012, Douglas County joined the collaborative program.
Headquartered in Arapahoe County, the program is housed in Littleton, Colorado where supervisors and staff from all three counties recruit, train, certify and support foster families throughout the Denver-metro area.
Collaborative Foster Care Program values foster parents who bring diverse experiences, abilities, and backgrounds to the care of children and youth.
Children and youth in foster care need foster parents that will honor, respect, and welcome all diverse backgrounds. Foster parents will work diligently to meet the child and/or youth’s unique needs. This includes but is not limited to supporting: