The Autism Society of Colorado was founded in 1970 to fight for the right of students with autism to attend public schools. Our mission is to promote the quality of life for people with autism spectrum disorders and their families. The Autism Society of Colorado is the premiere information and referral source for autism information in Colorado; advocates for systems change to benefit all Coloradoans affected by autism; and develops support programs to help meet the needs of individual and families in Colorado affected by autism.
The Bell Policy Center is committed to reinvigorating the debate on issues affecting the well-being of Coloradoans and to promote policies that open gateways to individuals and families' access to opportunity to move toward self-sufficiency. By drawing on the expertise of a strong staff and a wide network of supporters and consultants, BPC shares the results of our research with policy-makers, community leaders and the people of Colorado to encourage responsible public dialogue and debate.
The Center is the only statewide, nonprofit community center dedicated to providing support and advocacy for Colorado's gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (GLBT) population. The GLVT center serves as a catalyst for community organizing support services, social activities, and cultural events. Our program include for example: Legal Initiatives, Advocacy, Support Groups, Cancer Support Services, and Youth Services.
The Children's Hospital is a nationally-ranked, nonprofit hospital for children located in Colorado, serving children across Colorado and the west. The hospital is located on the Anschutz Medical Campus near the interchange of I-225 and Colfax Avenue in Aurora, Colorado, in the eastern portion of the Denver-Aurora Metropolitan Area. The Children's Hospital Network of Care provides pediatric healthcare at many locations across the Denver metro area. For more than a decade, U.S. News & World Report has recognized The Children's Hospital as one of the nation's top 10 children's hospitals. The Children's Hospital was ranked 7th in 2008.
Clínica Tepeyac was created in 1995 to serve Metro Denver's uninsured Latinos and to empower families to be proactive with regard to their own health in a culturally specific manner. Clínica Tepeyac is a model for transforming the way in which health services are delivered to the underserved and to culturally diverse communities.
Colorado Coalition for the Medically Underserved is committed to access to affordable, timely, quality health care for everyone in Colorado recognizing that health care coverage should be universal and continuous for individuals and families. CCMU recognizes that only a comprehensive solution will ensure health care for all while controlling costs and promoting quality care and that in the absence of a comprehensive solution, they will embrace policies and programs that improve and expand existing health care access, and protect and strengthen the medical safety net.
Bright Beginnings founded in 1995, is an organization dedicated to the healthy growth and development of Colorado children. Without regard to ethnicity, income or age, parents are educated with high quality, developmentally appropriate materials and tools, focusing on the critical first three years to enable children to reach their full potential to succeed in school and throughout life.
The Colorado Children's Campaign (CCC) is the leading bi-partisan voice for children, focusing on expanding access to quality healthcare, early childhood experiences and K-12 education. For every $1 spent on public engagement and advocacy, $10 of public money is channeled to direct service programs for children. CCC's independent, evidence-based proposals and grassroots connections make them the state's trusted leader on children's health, education and early childhood education.
The Colorado Consumer Health Initiative (CCHI) is a statewide, unified membership organization comprised of organizational and individual health care consumer advocates that influences and shapes effective health care policy ensuring barrier-free access to quality health care for all Coloradoans.
The Colorado Refugee Service Program (CRSP) Lowry Clinic in Denver provides evaluation, treatment, and referral for all classes of refugees entering Colorado. Refugees are seen for public and mental health screening and a physical examination with follow-up treatment and scheduling of referrals as necessary. There are 38,000 refugees and former refugees residing in Colorado with 1,000 new refugees resettling in Colorado each year.
The Colorado Rural Health Center (CRHC) is an independent, non-profit, membership-based organization that serves as the State Office of Rural Health for Colorado. The CRHC offers programs and services to ensure that rural communities have access to adequate healthcare, information, and education.
Harm Reduction Action Center (formally known as the Harm Reduction Project/Drop-in Center) is a recognized expert in providing HIV & Hepatitis C prevention programming, using harm-reduction principles to reduce the negative consequences of drug use impacting individuals, families and the larger community. Harm reduction enables us to meet drug users "where they're at," addressing the conditions of use along with the use itself. The Harm Reduction Action Center develops personal relationships with clients, guided by compassion, mutual respect, and evidence-based solutions, empowering clients to reduce the harmful effects of marginalized lifestyles.
Denver Health is Colorado's primary "safety net" institution, providing billions of care for the uninsured. Twenty-five percent of all Denver residents or approximately 150,000 individuals receive their health care at Denver Health. One of every three children in Denver is cared for by Denver Health physicians.
Laboratory to Combat Human Trafficking (LCHT) is committed to evidence-based research efforts grounded upon objective, verifiable, reliable and replicable data. We strive to honor history while opening the field to innovation and foster respectful, intentional collaboration and participation among academics, activists, community service providers, law enforcement, survivors and volunteers. We do so whiles holding true to our values of non-discrimination, interdisciplinary approaches and feminism.
Latin American Research and Service Agency's (LA RASA) mission is to lead and influence change to improve the quality of life for Latinos in Colorado. LA RASA's primary goal is to strengthen the capacity of the Latino community to achieve economic and physical well-being through education for youth and adults, information and advocacy, integration of support services and health prevention strategies.
Metro Community Provider Network (MCPN) has provided medical and health education services to the underserved since 1989. MCPN's mission is to provide excellent health-related services focusing on the underserved from thirteen centers and additional community based case management programs in Jefferson, Arapahoe, Adams and Park Counties and for the Cities of Lakewood and Aurora.
Metro Organizations for People (MOP) was founded in 1979 with the mission of empowering people to strengthen and transform their communities through grass-roots organizing with member churches, schools, youth and neighborhood associations. MOP trains volunteer leaders to re-weave the web of relationships in community so that they can effectively work together across race, class and language barriers to rediscover a common good leading to a higher quality of life for our families, children and neighbors.
Rocky Mountain Youth Clinics is a network of three traditional free-standing pediatric clinics, two mobile health units, and more than 20 smaller off-site satellite clinics located in Aurora, Denver, and Thornton providing health and dental care to uninsured children and adolescents. The Rocky Mountain Youth Clinics' satellite clinics are co-located with organizations including schools, residential treatment shelters, youth centers, and homeless shelters.
Salud Family Health Centers was established in 1970 to meet the health care needs of farm workers and their families in North Central Colorado. Since then, Salud has evolved into a primary health care delivery system providing care at 14 clinics, and mobile services in nine communities which cover six North Central/ Northeastern counties. Salud focuses on the needs of the medically indigent, the uninsured, and the under-insured, providing a full spectrum of high-quality, comprehensive, culturally competent, primary medical and dental care, including obstetrics and out-patient care to more than 66,000 residents and migrant and seasonal farm workers.
Urban Peak helps young people overcome homelessness and other real life challenges by providing safety, respect, essential services and a supportive community, empowering them to become self-reliant adults. Urban Peak services for homeless and runaway youth, ages 14 to 24, include: Overnight shelter and services, intensive case management, onsite medical clinic, street outreach, GED classes, mentorship, referrals, family counseling and re-unification, scholarship and financial aid.
The Colorado Coalition for the Homeless
is recognized as a national leader in the integration of housing, healthcare and support services for persons experiencing homelessness. The development of Permanent Affordable Housing is vital to our mission to create lasting solutions to homelessness. Thanks to the help of our generous donors and advocates, we now provide homes for nearly 2,100 individuals and families. The Coalition’s Healthcare Services are delivered primarily through the Stout Street Clinic – 13,947 homeless men, women and children were treated in 2009. Other homeless support services provided by the Coalition include Street Outreach, Rental Assistance, Benefits Acquisition, Employment Counseling and Childcare. Responding to the growing incidence of homelessness in Colorado’s small towns, farming communities and mountain communities, the Coalition coordinates the Rural Initiatives Program – a collaboration uniting homeless service providers in fourteen locations throughout rural Colorado. We continually raise public awareness of homelessness at local, state and national levels through Education and Advocacy programs designed for policy-makers, community and business leaders, other homeless service organizations, students, the news media and the general public.