The entire Colorado Dads website is for and about Colorado dads! It is fatherhood practitioners like you and Colorado dads who make this site the go to place for resources and information on fatherhood. The links in this section are continually be updated based on your information and feedback.
A Father's Guide to Child Support (PDF File)
A handbook that is designed to help fathers understand how child support works.
The Center for Policy Research (CPR)
A private, nonprofit research agency founded in 1981 to work with public and private sector service providers to plan, develop, and test projects that improve the effectiveness and efficiency of human service agencies and the justice, health and education systems.
Child Support Enforcement
The Mission of the Colorado Child Support Enforcement Program is to assure that all children receive financial and medical support from each parent.
Child Welfare Services constitutes a specialized set of services that are intended to strengthen the ability of a family to protect and care for their own children, minimize harm to children and youth and ensure timely permanency planning. Services are aimed at stabilizing the family situation and strengthening the family’s capacity to care for their children. When safety is not possible within the family, services are focused on the child’s need for a stable, permanent home as quickly as possible.
Colorado Bar Association
Resources for the public from the Colorado Bar Association, includes information on finding a lawyer, legal assistance programs and legal resources.
Colorado Coalition Against Domestic Violence
Through community education, networking and the empowerment of battered women and children, CCADV serves as a forum for social action and the development of services for battered women and their families by bringing its membership and the community together.
Colorado Community Action Association
The Colorado Community Action Association is a statewide network of Community Services Block Grant funded programs, which serve low-income Coloradans. Colorado CSBG funded programs include food distribution, affordable housing services, senior rural transportation services, homeless prevention services, shelter services, emergency services, just to mention a few. It is estimated that Colorado's CSBG funds help leverage more than 175 million dollars in federal, state and local funds for low-income program services. Combined these agencies serve close to 120 thousand low-income citizens annually.
Colorado Department of Corrections
This website includes listing of facilities, inmate locator, visiting information and educational services.
Colorado Enterprise Fund
The Colorado Enterprise Fund was founded in 1976 as a non-profit lending source specializing in loans up to $250,000 to support small business. Many small businesses that are not able to receive traditional bank financing can get support through CEF. By offering loans, guidance, training and resources to small and emerging businesses, CEF is an important conduit to local community vitality and economic development in Colorado. Check out this website if you are seeking funding or lending opportunities for your program.
Colorado Family Education Resources & Training
Colorado Family Education, Resources and Training (CFERT) is dedicated to being a partner and resource for strengthening and supporting today's families. The program's mission is to provide leadership, education, information, resources, support and advocacy in responding to the needs of Colorado families.
They offer technical assistance and training classes focused on professional development of parent educators, prevention specialists and early childhood professionals and childcare providers. Their Resource Center, housed at Colorado State University, provides publications and disseminates information on effective programs, policies, practices and positive parenting techniques as a prevention strategy.
Colorado Legal Services
Listings of free or low-cost legal clinics occurring statewide.
Community Resource Center
The Community Resource Center provides opportunities, tools and strategies for Colorado nonprofit organizations and community groups to achieve a more just society.
Department of Education
CDE serves the pre K-12 public education, adult education and family literacy and library communities of Colorado.
Division of Behavioral Health Treatment Directory
This service will help you to quickly locate mental health treatment providers and substance abuse treatment providers in Colorado.
Domestic Violence Program
The sole government entity in the State of Colorado dedicated entirely to funding and sustaining community-based domestic abuse programs across the state.
e-Colorado Online Workforce Information
e-Colorado connects job seekers, employers, students and professionals with a powerful electronic toolbox and up-to-date information to succeed in the workplace.
Family Court Facilitators (PDF File)
A district by district list of family court facilitators in the state of Colorado.
Frontier Asset Building (PDF File)
Frontier Asset Building is an enterprising organization dedicated to promoting a better understanding of how assets and asset building opportunities improve the well-being and self-reliance of individuals and families left out of the economic mainstream. The organization is the largest and most prolific asset building education and service provider in Colorado, helping more than 11,000 underserved and low-income individuals and families break out of the cycle of poverty and achieve economic self-sufficiency annually.
Created by at-home dad Mike Bates, mile-highdads.com serves as a community resource for fathers looking for more information on unique activities and parenting resources.
Nurse-Family Partnership is a relationship-based program that partners highly-trained professional nurses with vulnerable first-time mothers and their babies. The program transforms lives through improved pregnancy outcomes, promotion of child health and development, and the encouragement of economic self-sufficiency for families.
Parenting from Prison (PDF File)
A resource guide for incarcerated parents in Colorado.
Paternity Means Fatherhood - Three Easy Ways to Establish Paternity in Colorado (PDF File)
Establishing paternity is the process of determining the legal father of a child. When parents are married, paternity is automatically established in most cases. If parents are unmarried, paternity establishment is not automatic and both parents, as soon as possible, should start the process. For more information contact The Paternity Hotline – 303.830.3572 and download the PDF file above.
School Choice for Kids
Colorado kids can "open enroll" into hundreds of public schools. Originally launched by the Independence Institute, School Choice for Kids provides a list of resources for parents to consider as they look into public, private and charter school options for their children.
Supervised Visitation in Colorado (PDF File)
Information on how supervised visitation may be ordered in the state.
Workforce Centers provide a variety of free services to assist employers and job seekers alike. These include: job listings, computer & internet access, career counseling & training for job seekers; and recruitment of workers, pre-screening & referral services, tax credits and training reimbursement for employers. Customers can choose either self-service or staff-assisted options to meet their employment needs.
YouthNet Searchable Database
A web-based resource for youth, youth service providers. This site was created to provide information about services available to Colorado's youth, especially youth with disabilities who are transitioning to adulthood.