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  • Family, Children and Youth

    The mission for Family, Children and Youth is to promote the safety, well-being, and permanency of children, youth, and families within the Jefferson County community.  

    Last Updated: 2-11-2014
    • Child Care Assistance 
      Provides financial assistance to eligible, low-income Colorado families who are working, looking for work or in training, and families receiving Colorado Works/TANF in need of child care services.
    • Child Protection 
      Provides protective services to children and youth who are at-risk, or are victims of child abuse or neglect.
    • Child Support Services 
      Provides services to custodial and non-custodial parents by establishing paternity and child support obligations, enforcing, and modifying obligations to strengthen families emotionally and financially.
    • Colorado Quest Card EBT 
      Check balances and get information on benefits issued on electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) cards.
    • Colorado Works TANF 
      Provides cash assistance to low-income eligible Colorado families, and pregnant women.
    • Fatherhood Program 
      Provides education and support for those individuals desiring to enrich their lives and their child(ren) while providing peer based engagement, motivation and indefinite support to individual fathers and families.
    • Foster Care and Adoption 
      Recruits, trains, certifies, and supports foster and adoptive families throughout the metro Denver area.
    • Head Start 
      Provides no cost, comprehensive child-focused and family-centered preschool programming for children ages 3-5. A range of individualized services in the areas of education, early childhood development, medical, dental, mental health, nutrition, family support, and parent education and training is provided to eligible families who are at 100% poverty level.
    • Kinship Relative Care 
      Provides a number of different options for financial and medical assistance for kinship care families, defined as the full-time nurturing and protection a child by kin or by someone with a significant relationship to the child.
    • Long Term Care 
      Determines financial eligibility for ongoing medical or non-medical support for adults over the age of 18 who may have a chronic illness or disability and need long term care or disabled children who are at risk of institutionalization in a hospital or nursing facility and who would not otherwise be eligible for Medicaid due to parental income and/or resources.
    • Medicaid and CHP Plus 
      Provides assistance with medical expenses for eligible low-income Colorado families and pregnant women.
    • Options for Long Term Care 
      Coordinates a variety of long-term services that include medical and non-medical care to people who have a chronic illness or disability.
    • PEAK 
      Offers online services for Coloradoans to check eligibility and apply for medical, food, and cash assistance programs.