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Caring Connection's 2012 member organizations are 68 nonprofits that serve the needs of our Colorado communities.  We connect donors to causes they care about!

Academy of Urban Learning
303-282-0900 www.auldenver.org
Offers an individualized diploma program and extensive wraparound services to address the needs of students experiencing homelessness and other unstable living conditions.

ACCESS Housing
303-289-7078 www.acchouse.org
Help homeless families regain their independence, achieve economic self-sufficiency, and sustain permanent housing.

ACS Community LIFT
303-935-7389 www.acslift.org
Serves the community through three programs: Family Care, Medical Services & Disaster Response. ACS serves everyone from anywhere. There are no boundaries.

Action Center, The (fka Jeffco Action Center)
303-237-7704 www.theactioncenterco.org
Provides Jefferson County residents basic human services and promotes pathways to self-sufficiency through programs that focus on three main areas: Intervention, Prevention and Connection.

Alternatives Pregnancy Center
303-298-8815 www.youhavealternatives.org
Our programs meet the complex needs of women, teens and men faced with the decisions in unintended pregnancy.

American Council of the Blind & Visually Impaired of Colorado
303-831-0117 www.acbco.org
Provides free support to promote independence, equality, and opportunities for blind and visually impaired individuals by offering resources/referrals, adaptive aids, education, emergency services, and advocacy.

Arc - Arapahoe & Douglas Counties, The
303-220-9228 www.arc-ad.org
Our organization enables people with disabilities and their family members to access community resources, to protect their rights and enrich their lives


Arc Thrift Stores
303-231-9222 www.arcthrift.com
Fundraising arm of the Arc chapters in Colorado; dollars raised through sales of donated goods are distributed to 12 chapters helping people with developmental disabilities.

ArtReach
303-433-2882 www.artreachdenver.org
Exists to ensure people of all ages who are at risk or underserved have an opportunity to experience arts and cultural events.

Arvada Community Food Bank
303-424-6685 arvadacommunityfoodbank.org/
Food bank serving northern Jefferson County providing food for children and families in need through its Client Choice Food Selection, Mobile Pantry and Backpack Program.

Aurora Community Connection Family Resource Center
303-617-2582 www.auroracommunityconnection.com
Promotes family capacity and empowerment through health access services, Family Development counseling, English classes, tutoring for children, exercise opportunities and resident leadership development.
 
Aurora Interchurch Task Force
303-360-0260
Provides emergency services for Aurora residents: food, clothing, layettes and household supplies; bus tokens; and assistance with pharmacy, and utility needs when funds are available.
 
Aurora Mental Health Center
303-617-2300 www.aumhc.org
Committed to creating healthy and secure communities by providing our clients with the least restrictive mental health services that ensure quality, appropriate and efficient care.

Bessie’s Hope
303-623-1176 www.bessieshope.org
Enhances the lives of nursing home/assisted living elders, and "at-risk youth", adult volunteers and families through intergenerational programs that cultivate mutually beneficial relationships.

Bienvenidos Food Bank
303-433-6328 www.bienvenidosfoodbank.org
We provide a weekly distribution of staples and emergency food to families and individuals in Northwest Denver in a respectful and dignified manner.

Camp Id-Ra-Ha-Je
303-838-5668 www.idrahaje.org
Exposes youth to outdoor activities such as horseback riding, rock climbing and sports that serve to build leadership skills in a Christian camp setting.

CASA of Jefferson & Gilpin Counties
303-271-6535 www.casajeffcogilpin.com
Our mission is to provide trained volunteers to advocate in court for the safety and well-being of abuse and neglected children.

Center for Hearing, Speech and Language, The
303-322-1871 www.chsl.orgwww.chsl.org
Services include: audiology (testing, hearing aids, aid repair), speech/language therapies, auditory processing evaluations, FastForward, hearing/speech/vision/developmental screenings and early literacy program.

cityWild
303-227-6862 www.citywild.org
We provide low income, culturally diverse youth with outdoor and environmental service learning opportunities that promote developmental themes of personal empowerment, leadership and community expression.

Clinica Colorado
720-443-8461 www.clinicacolorado.org
To provide low cost healthcare for those who are indigent, without health insurance or unable to obtain primary care services.

Colorado Christian Services
303-761-7236 www.christianservices.org
Provides professional counseling to women in crisis pregnancies, serves children through foster care, and helps couples build their families through adoption.

Colorado Coalition Against Domestic Violence (CCADV)
303-831-9632 www.ccadv.org
Inspiring Colorado to end domestic violence by providing training to domestic violence shelters; education to the general public; and expert guidane to elected officials and policy makers.

Colorado Coalition Against Sexual Assault (CCASA)
303-839-9999 www.ccasa.org
Workplace giving funds support our mission to promote safety, justice, and healing for survivors across Colorado while working toward the elimination of sexual violence.
 
Colorado Drug Endangered Children
303-413-3460 www.coloradodec.org
A statewide organization promoting the health, safety and well-being of drug endangered children through training, technical assistance and advocacy efforts.

Colorado Homeless Families
303-420-6634 www.coloradohomelessfamilies.org
Provides transitional housing and the following support services; case management, counseling, educational seminars, support group meetings, food bank, furniture, clothing to homeless families with children.

Colorado Parks & Recreation Association Foundation
303-231-0943 www.cpra-web.org
We provide grants to Colorado communities for tree planting and community gardens and support economically disadvantaged cancer survivors in CancerFit exercise programs at recreation centers.

Colorado Renewable Energy Society (CRES)
303-806-5317 www.cres-energy.org
Advances a sustainable energy future by promoting renewable energy and energy efficiency. Your funds will support Denver's Sustainability Park and youth and community programs.

Colorado UpLift
303-830-6615 www.coloradouplift.org
We are a non-profit, youth service organization teaching character, leadership and life skills to at-risk youth in Denver, increasing graduation rates and college enrollment

Denver Area Youth Services
303-698-2300 www.denveryouth.org
Promotes and provides a continuum of human services to over 1,500 children, youth and families in the greater Denver area.

Denver Homeless Voice
303-539-7226 www.denvervoice.org
A nonprofit newspaper that provides a means for people who are homeless to earn a self-sustainable income by purchasing and vending the paper.

Denver Indian Family Resource Center
303-871-8035 www.difrc.org
Assists American Indian children and families in Metro Denver with child welfare issues through culturally-appropriate services and case management.

Denver Indian Health and Family Services, Inc.
303-781-4050 www.dihfs.info
Our agency’s activities are based on the physical, mental, social, and spiritual health of Native Americans while providing culturally acceptable personal and public health services.

Denver Rescue Mission
303-297-1815 www.denverrescuemission.org
Helps the needy to become self-sufficient citizens by providing education, free medical/dental services, shelter, food, clothing, long-term rehabilitation and transitional housing.

Developmental Disabilities Resource Center
303-233-3363 www.ddrcco.com
Provides services for 2,902 people with developmental disabilities, birth to the elderly, and their families to live meaningful lives. 100% of your donation addresses emergency needs.

Douglas/Elbert Task Force
303-688-1114 www.detaskforce.org
Provides emergency financial assistance: food, clothing, household goods, rent, utilities, etc., to residents of Douglas and Elbert counties in economic crisis or at risk of homelessness.

Excelsior Youth Center
303-693-1550 www.excelsioryc.org
Considered the expert in treating troubled teenage girls, Excelsior is the largest residential treatment center in Colorado. Despite difficult pasts, 85% successfully complete Excelsior’s program.

Firefly Autism
303-759-1192 www.fireflyautism.org
Funds will support the therapies we provide to children with autism in our center and in the homes of families throughout the Front Range.

Focus Points Family Resource Center
303-292-0770 www.focuspoints.org
Primarily serves low-income, Spanish-speaking families in northeast Denver. Programs include English and GED classes and Early Childhood Education

Forward Steps
303-404-9972 www.forwardsteps.og
Helps Colorado youth transition from foster care to independent by investing in their development and well-being.

Friends of Paha
303-987-7146 www.friendsofpaha.org
Raises funds for two summer day camp programs serving people with disabilities: Camp Paha (ages 6-17) and Paha Adult Transition (ages 18-25).

Frequent Flyers
303-245-8272 www.frequentflyers.org
Create and promote the magic of Aeriel Dance through performances and education.

Hero Alliance
720-941-8901 www.heroalliance.org
We promote homeownership counseling, outreach and resources for persons with disabilities in Colorado. Funds provides classes, individual homeownership counseling, referrals, ongoing support, and outreach activities.

Hope Communities
303-860-7747 www.hopecommunities.org
Provide affordable housing, and offer services such as one-on-one case management, English as a second language, pre-school, after-school, health care literacy.

Inner City Health Center
720-296-1767 www.innercityhealth.com
A volunteer supported healthcare facility committed to providing medical and dental care for low-income and medically uninsured families.

Inter-Faith Community Services
303-789-0501 www.ifcs.org
Provides food, clothing, financial assistance, transitional housing, victim assistance, senior, youth, and enrichment programs to low-income families, individuals and senior citizens.

KidsTek
303-589-7498 www.kidstek.org
Provides Colorado's underserved youth with an invaluable technology education.

La Raza Youth Leadership Institute
303-556-6730 www.larazayouth.org
We host an annual youth leadership conference. The conference includes 40 workshops presented by community leaders.

Laradon Hall
303-296-2400 www.laradon.org
Serves individuals who have developmental disabilities and special needs through community participation, residential support and employment programs for adults; education and therapeutic services for children.

Legal Center for People with Disabilities and Older People, The
303-722-0300 www.thelegalcenter.org
Protects human and civil rights of adults/children in education, housing, rehabilitation, employment, voting and abuse/neglect in residential and long-term care.

Mercy Housing
303-830-3300 www.mercyhousing.org/mountainplains
Building Homes, Rebuilding Lives. Housing program to develop and manage affordable, program enriched rental housing for low-income families, seniors and people with special needs.

Metro CareRing
303-860-7200 www.metrocarering.org
A hunger relief organization that provides emergency and self-sufficiency services to low-income and homeless individuals, offering food, utility and transportation assistance, and identification documents.

National Sports Center for the Disabled
303-293-5711 www.nscd.org
Provides adapted therapeutic recreational and sports activities to people with cognitive, developmental, physical and behavioral disabilities of all ages regardless of their ability to pay.

Native American Cancer Research Corp
303-975-2449 www.natamcancer.org
Develop and test primary, secondary, and tertiary interventions and influence the early adoption and prevention & control of cancer.

Open World Learning
303-832-0066 www.openworldlearning.org
Supports the academic success of 3rd through 8th grade students from low-income families by using digital technology to ignite a love of learning.

Qualistar Colorado
303-339-6800 www.qualistar.org
Works to improve the quality of Colorado’s early care and education programs and help parents find and choose high-quality child care.

Ralston House
720-898-6745 www.ralstonhouse.net
A safe, child-friendly place offering interviews, medical exams and victim advocacy to complete the investigative process of children's outcries of sexual or physical abuse.

Rocky Mountain Cancer Assistance
720-229-0303 www.rockymountaincancerassistance.org
Provides financial assistance for basic expenses to adult cancer patients in Colorado. Assistance is for housing, utilities, transportation, telephone, and health insurance.

Rocky Mountain Multiple Sclerosis Center
303-788-4030 www.mscenter.org
Patient-centered organization for people with multiple sclerosis and their families. Services include medical treatment, adult day services, counseling, support, hydrotherapy, education and cutting-edge research.
 
Rocky Mountain PBS
303-892-6666 www.rmpbs.org
Enriches the lives of Coloradans through engaging and essential television programs, services and community partnerships that inform, enlighten and entertain.

Roundup Fellowship
303-757-8008 www.rup.org
Through providing services to people with developmental disabilities, we seek to recognize each person’s worth and dignity, while affirming their ability to contribute to society.

Sacred Heart House of Denver
303-296-6686 www.sacredhearthouse.org
Provides a continuum of services to homeless mothers with children and single women to help them achieve and maintain self-sufficiency.

SafeHouse Denver
303-318-9959 www.safehouse-denver.org
Provides emergency shelter, counseling and advocacy services to women, children and youth experiencing domestic violence through 24-hour crisis line, shelter and nonresidential counseling center.

Third Way Center
303-780-9191 www.thirdwaycenter.org
Saves lives by teaching Colorado’s most at-risk teens an alternative to homelessness and incarceration – a “third way” of living.

Wapiyapi
303-534-0883 www.wapiyapi.org
Provides healing programs for families facing childhood cancer in the Rocky Mountain Region through friendship, laughter and fun at camps and retreats.

WINGS Foundation
303-238-8660 www.wingsfound.org
Works to break the cycle and heal the wounds of childhood sexual abuse by providing support groups, education, and advocacy to survivors throughout Colorado.

You Can Begin Again
720-300-0029 www.youcanbeginagain.org
Two year transitional housing program that provides comprehensive outreach and case management for women, 18-25, emancipated from foster care, who are neither pregnant nor parents.


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