The Generational Opportunities to Achieve Long-Term Success (GOALS) program provides comprehensive, residentially-based services to Arapahoe County families experiencing homelessness. Using a 2Gen framework, GOALS was initiated and developed collaboratively by Arapahoe County Human Services and Family Tree and is implemented through a partnership with Family Tree. The mission of GOALS is to effectively help families Read More
The Colorado Rural Collaborative for Homeless Youth was established in 2008 to collectively address the unique needs of rural runaway and homeless youth and the challenges geography poses for them to receive support and services. Namely, this means connecting Colorado’s network of Runaway/Homeless Youth and Child Welfare providers in order to serve youth in rural Read More
The Children’s Bureau, within the Administration for Children and Families (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services), is funding a multi-phase grant program to build the evidence base on what works to prevent homelessness among youth and young adults who have been involved in the child welfare system. This program is called Youth At-Risk of Read More
The Colorado Pathways to Success Program is a multi-phased program funded by the Children’s Bureau with the aim of developing new initiatives aimed at preventing youth homelessness among current and former foster care youth aged 14-21. This report outlines the key intervention components of the model and reviews the evaluation, lessons learned, and preliminary outcomes Read More
The Generational Opportunities to Achieve Long-Term Success program (GOALS), takes a two-generation (2Gen) approach to improve the overall wellbeing of families experiencing homelessness by enhancing self-sufficiency through residentially-based whole family services (parent, child and family). GOALS serves families primarily from the City of Aurora, Colorado, and Arapahoe County, Colorado, who are eligible for or currently Read More
In this brief, local evaluators working with two Youth at Risk of Homeless grantees, Alameda County, California, and the Colorado Department of Human Services, describe how their teams used continuous quality improvement (CQI) to learn from the initial implementation of their model interventions and refine them.
In 2013, the Colorado Department of Human Services, Division of Child Support Services (CSS) underwent a name change from Child Support Enforcement to Child Support Services. Along with this shift in name, a shift in perspective and priorities took place. Child Support Services began a transformation in agency culture toward a family-centered approach. As part Read More
In 2013, Colorado’s Department of Human Services (CDHS), Division of Child Welfare (DCW) was chosen as one of eighteen grantees to receive a planning grant (Phase I) from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Children’s Bureau under their Youth-At-Risk-of-Homelessness (YARH) demonstration projects. Since then, Colorado was selected as one of six grantee sites Read More