Temporary Care Assistance Program - Safe Families for Children
Safe Families for Children
Data Provided By
Mile High United Way - MHUW
Description of Service
Offers short (2 day) to long-term care for children in the home of a safe and verified volunteer while parents take care of whatever issues are preventing them from caring adequately for their children (e.g., hospitalizations, rehab, homelessness, etc.). The program is intended to keep families together and keep children out of the foster care system. Parents will always maintain full parental rights, while signing documents that allow host families to care for the children and provide necessary care (e.g., hospitalization in case of emergencies). Parents matched with a family will enter into a relationship with the host family and a family coach while hosting is provided. Background checks are conducted on all host families.
Adams, Arapahoe, Broomfield, Denver, Jefferson, El Paso counties
Call the hotline to complete an initial intake conversation over the phone. A one-on-one in-depth interview will follow to understand the needs and ensure ability to adequately place the child(ren).
Applicants will need to provide the following:
- Completed questionnaire for self and child(ren)
- Completed signed liability documents and power of attorney
- Copies of insurance cards, if available