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PEAK is an online services for Coloradoan ti screen and apply for medical, food and cash assistance programs.
Colorado Department of Education
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Parents Encouraging Parents:
What Is PEP? PEP Is Parents Encouraging Parents! The Exceptional Student Services Unit (ESSU) at the Colorado Department of Education (CDE) plan conferences throughout the year that are family-centered and designed to offer support, information, and education to parents and professionals. We call them PEP Conferences! PEP and its conferences promote partnerships that are essential in supporting and including children with disabilities and their families in schools and the community. Are you a Colorado parent or guardian who has a child with a disability from ages birth to twenty-one? Are you a Colorado administrator, principal, teacher, medical or other service provider who is interested in the family-professional partnership? We encourage and invite you to participate in a PEP Conference.
http://www.cde.state.co.us/cdesped/PEP.asp PEP information
CDE Parent Contact:
http://www.cde.state.co.us/sacpie/about_contact Parent contact
Peak Parent Center
The mission of PEAK Parent Center is to provide training, information and technical assistance to equip families of children birth through twenty-six including all disability conditions with strategies to advocate successfully for their children.
As a result of PEAK’s services to families and professionals, children and adults with disabilities will live rich, active lives participating as full members of their schools and communities.
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Denver Indian Family Resource Center
To strengthen vulnerable American Indian children and families through collaborative and culturally responsive services.
Who We Are
Denver Indian Family Resource Center was created to assist American Indian children and families in the metropolitan Denver area with child welfare issues. Our goal is to assist families to avoid involvement with the child welfare system. Where families have already encountered child abuse or neglect charges, we advocate for active efforts toward family reunification following the standards of the Indian Child Welfare Act. We provide culturally appropriate services and intensive case management using a strengths-based and empowerment-oriented approach.
Our definition of family includes relatives and close friends in order to recognize the reality for most Indian families. DIFRC will work closely with our families and other agencies to promote responsible healing
Southern Ute Community Action Programs Inc.
Southern Ute Community Action Programs, Inc. (SUCAP) is one of the largest and most diverse non-profit organizations on the Western Slope of Colorado. Created by the Southern Ute Indian Tribe on October 10, 1966, SUCAP received its non-profit corporate status as an independent entity in 1967. SUCAP has been in continuous service since then and has grown into a dynamic entrepreneurial organization dedicated to its mission.
SUCAP’s mission is to empower community members of all ages to recognize and reach their full potential by providing select programs and services in order to create better communities.
Most SUCAP programs serve the community of Ignacio, Colorado, where SUCAP is headquartered. However, some programs operate across La Plata County. One SUCAP program division, The Training Advantage, operates in 11 counties in partnership with the Colorado Workforce Center system.
SUCAP is organized into six program divisions:
- Southern Ute Montessori Head Start and Early Head Start (child and family development programs)
- Peaceful Spirit (alcohol and substance treatment for adults, youth and families)
- Ignacio Senior Center (nutrition, wellness and extended independence for the elderly)
- The Training Advantage (job training programs in 11 Southwest Colorado counties)
- Youth Services Division (youth development through outdoor adventure and community service)
- Road Runner Transit (public transit connecting Ignacio and Bayfield with Durango and Ignacio with Aztec, NM)
SUCAP values partnership and collaboration, and frequently joins with other non-profit organizations, school districts, and government units to address community needs. In response to identified community needs, SUCAP operates the Southwest Colorado Occupant Protection Program which promotes the use of seat belts and child safety seats, and the Energize La Plata AmeriCorps service program which furthers the goals of the La Plata County Children Youth and Families Master Plan.
SUCAP is a major employer in La Plata County. Its staff of over 175 people in full- and part-time positions serve the community through the various SUCAP programs.
SUCAP is governed by a 19-member board of directors following the Community Action Programs tripartite board model.
Accessing 2-1-1: Referrals on more than 4,000 health and human services are available to you through 2-1-1. Callers can speak live with referral specialists and receive comprehensive community information by dialing the three-digit number 2-1-1. 2-1-1 is accessible in nearly 100 percent of land-lined home phones and is a free, confidential call. Most call centers have Spanish speaking referral specialists available. The 2-1-1 Colorado Collaborative works with phone service providers in Colorado to provide free access to 2-1-1 for all citizens of Colorado.
You can also access health and human services online by searching the regions where 2-1-1 is available in the 2-1-1 database.