Child Support, Daycare, Foster Care
Child Support Services
The Mission of the Colorado Child Support Services Program is to assure that all children receive financial and medical support from each parent. This is accomplished by locating each parent, establishing paternity and support obligations, and enforcing those obligations.
The Child Support Services Program will put children first by helping both parents assume responsibility for the economic and social well-being, health and stability of their children. We recognize that children benefit from positive, ongoing relationships with both parents.
The County Child Support Enforcement division can establish and order. If you already have a child support order you may contact our office to enforce it. Or if there have been changes in your life you may contact our office about a “Review and Adjustment”.
For more information about Child Support Services, visit the Child Support Services Web Portal at https://childsupport.state.co.us/.
For more information on how to apply, call (970) 542-3530 or come into our local office.
Daycare (CCCAP) Program
The Colorado Child Care Assistance Program (CCCAP) provides child care assistance to families who are working, searching for employment, or are in training, and families who are enrolled in the Colorado Works program and need child care services to support their efforts toward self-sufficiency. CCCAP provides access to reduced cost child care at licensed child care facilities or qualified (unlicensed) providers.
You can apply for benefits online at Colorado PEAK, by visiting: https://coloradopeak.secure.force.com/ or by coming into our local office.
For more information about CCCAP, visit http://coloradoofficeofearlychildhood.force.com/oec/OEC_Families?p=Family&s=Colorado-Child-Care-Assistance-Program&lang=en.
Foster Care, Kinship and Adoption Programs
Foster care is a temporary home where adults provide a safe home for children and teens, because their parents need time to learn new skills to become the parents their children need them to be. Social services agencies are always in need of families who are willing to care for children with special needs, sibling groups, older youth and young people who speak a different language.
Kids are resilient. Even when they’ve experienced toxic stress, like child abuse or neglect, they can overcome and reach their full potential with help from the community. If you have time and patience to dedicate to helping a young person work through the challenges that often accompany a difficult childhood, we need your help.
For more information about becoming a foster parent, visit http://co4kids.org/foster-care-and-adoption/foster-care.html.
Contact our office at (970) 542-3530 and ask to speak with the Foster Care Coordinator.
Kinship caregivers are relatives, friends, neighbors and other people with a significant relationship to the child, youth or family. Kinship caregivers provide care and protection to children and youth who cannot remain safely in their home due to issues.
For more information about Kinship Services, visit https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/cdhs/kinship-connection.
Adoption creates supportive, loving families for children, teens and adults. There are three types of adoption: adoption from foster care, international adoption and private domestic adoption. Most adoptions in the United States are through the foster care system.
The primary goal of foster care is to reunify children with their parents. However, if that option is not available, adoption or another type of permanent home is the secondary goal.
For more information, visit http://co4kids.org/adoption-colorado.