Support

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Support Groups

Support groups help ease the journey grandparents and kinship providers experience when raising children. It is common that you may feel lost or nowhere to turn. If this is happening, we encourage you to check out a local support group in your community.

We have taken considerable time to connect with state and local agencies to find grandfamily support groups in the state. If you are currently a support group leader and we do not have your meeting listed on the website, please contact Christine Fruhauf at christine.fruhauf@colostate.edu so that we may post your information. If you find that there is not a support group in your community and you are interested in starting a grandfamily support group, please read the section on "How to start a grandfamilies support group" on this website.

Please note: information on meeting dates, times, and locations may have changed since we posted this on the website. It is wise to contact the person indicated to make sure the information is correct. Also, if you find that something has changed, please contact Christine Fruhauf at christine.fruhauf@colostate.edu so that we may update the website.

Adams County
Arapahoe County
Bent
Boulder County
Clear Creek County
Crowley County
Denver County
Douglas County
El Paso County
Gilpin County
Jefferson County
Larimer County
Lincoln County
Logan County
Mesa County
Montrose County
Otero County
Pueblo County
Weld County

ADAMS COUNTY

Aurora
Contact: Carrie Savage
Supporting Agency: Catholic Charities
Phone: (303) 742-0823 x2071
Email: csavage@ccdenver.org
Date/time: 2nd Wednesday 10am-noon
Location: St. Stephen's Episocopal Church at 1 Del Mar Cir. – Aurora

Brighton
Contact: Janet Benavente, Extension Agent, Family and Consumer Science
Supporting Agency: Adams County Extension
Phone: (303) 637-8113
Email: scorbett@brightonco.gov
Date/time: 3rd Thursday from 6-8pm
Location: Almost Home Community Room, 231 N. Main - Brighton

Thornton
Contact: Dora Bonilla
Supporting Agency: Catholic Charities/City of Thornton
Phone: (303) 742-0823 x2072
Email: dbonilla@ccdenver.org
Date/Time: 2nd Thursday from 10am-noon
Location: Margaret Carpenter Rec Center at 11151 Colorado Blvd – Thornton

ARAPAHOE COUNTY

Aurora
Contact: Dora Bonilla
Supporting Agency: Catholic Charities
Phone: (303) 742-0823 x2072
Email: dbonilla@ccdenver.org
Date/Time: 3rd Monday from 5pm-7pm
Location: St. Stephen's Episocpal Church at 1 Del Mar Cir. – Aurora

Supporting Agency: Families First
Phone: (303) 745-0327
Date/Time: 1st Monday, 3rd Monday, and 5th Monday from 6pm-8pm
Location: Families First Center at 2163 S. Yosemite St. – Denver

Primary Contact: Aline Ratliff
Secondary Contacts: Anne Shaul or Nancy Regalado
Supporting Agency: Aurora Mental Health
Phone (303)885-5163 (Ratliff) or (303) 617-2457 (Shaul or Regalado)
Email: nacks3@comcast.net
Date/time: 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month from 9:00 to 10:30am
Location: 11059 E. Bethany Dr. Aurora, CO 80014

BENT COUNTY

Rocky Ford
Contact: Nancy Harrington
Supporting Agency: Tri County Family Care
Phone: (719) 254-7776
Email: tricountysda@hotmail.com
Date/Time: 1st Tuesday from 7-9pm
Location: Tri County Family Care Center at 512½ N. Main – Rocky Ford

BOULDER COUNTY

Lafayette
Contact: Cathy Bolton
Supporting Agency: Boulder DHS
Phone: (303) 441-1512
Email: cbolton@bouldercounty.org
Date/Time: 4th Wednesday 6pm-7:30pm
Location: Eternal Savior Lutheran Church at 2688 Northpark Dr. - Lafayette

Lafayette
Contact: Cathy Bolton
Supporting Agency: Boulder DHS
Phone: (303) 441-1512
Email: cbolton@bouldercounty.org
Date/Time (Fecha/Hora): 3rd Wednesday of each month (El primer lunes de cada mes) a las 6pm-7:30pm
Location (Lugar): Sister Carmen Community Center at 910 Longs Peak Ave. - Longmont

Longmont (for Spanish-speaking Relative Caregivers) (Para Familiares que hablan Espanol)
Contact: Cathy Bolton
Supporting Agency: Boulder DHS
Phone: (303) 441-1512
Email: cbolton@bouldercounty.org
Date/Time: 1st Monday 6pm-7:30pm
Location: Longmont Senior Center at 910 Longs Peak Ave. - Longmont

Lafayette
Contact: Cathy Bolton
Supporting Agency: Boulder DHS
Phone: (303) 441-1512
Email: cbolton@bouldercounty.org
Date/Time (Fecha/Hora): 1st Monday of each month (El primer lunes de cada mes) a las 5:30pm – 7pm
Location (Lugar): Longmont Senior Services Center (El Centro de Servicios para Personas de Tercer Edad de Longmont), 910 Longs Peak Dr. – Longmont

CLEAR CREEK COUNTY

Lakewood
Contact: Heather Trish
Supporting Agency: Jefferson Center for Mental Health
Phone: (303) 432-5265
Email: heathert@jcmh.org
Date/Time: 3rdWednesday from 5-7pm
Location: Shepherd of the Hills Presbyterian Church at 11500 West 20th St. – Lakewood

CROWLEY COUNTY

Rocky Ford
Contact: Nancy Harrington
Supporting Agency: Tri County Family Care Center
Phone: (719) 254-7776
Email:
Date/Time: 1st Tuesday from 7-9pm
Location: Tri County Family Care Center 512½ N. Main – Rocky Ford

DENVER COUNTY

Denver

Sites for Carrie Savage (contact):
Supporting Agency: Catholic Charities
Phone 303) 742-0828 x 2071
Email: csavage@ccdenver.org
Date/Time: 1st Tuesday from 5-7pm
Location: Catholic Charities at 4045 Pecos Street–Denver

Denver Indian Center
Date/Time:2nd Monday at 5pm-7pm
Location: Denver Indian Family Resource Center, 4407 Morrison Rd., Suite 100 – Denver

Macedonia
Date/Time: 1st Thursday at noon–2pm
Location: Macedonia Baptist Church 3240 Adams Street–Denver

Quarterly Trainings Only
Date/Time: TBD
Call Carrie for more information
Location: 4045 Pecos St. – Denver

Sites for Dora Bonilla (contact):
Phone: (303) 742-0823 x2072
Email: dbonilla@ccdenver.org
Supporting Agency: Catholic Charities

Samaritan House
Date/Time: 3rd Tuesday from 10am – 12pm
Location: Samaritan House, 2301 Lawrence St. – Denver

Spanish Speaking
Date/Time(Fecha/Hora): 3rd Thursday 5:30pm-7:30pm
Location: Location: 4045 Pecos St. – Denver

Site for Jecole Shaw (contact):
Phone: (720) 944-6230
Email: jecole.shaw@denvergov.org
Supporting Agency: Denver Human Services

Fresh Start
Date/Time: Last Thursday of the month, 5pm-7pm
Location: Fresh Start at 1633 Fillmore St. – Denver

Site for Daiga Keller
Phone: (303) 866-0660
Supporting Agency: Denver Center for Crime Victims

Words of Wisdom
8 week support group
If interested, call for dates, times, and location

Befriending the Body
10 week yoga group
If interested, call for dates, times, and location

DOUGLAS COUNTY

Castle Rock
Contact: Dora Bonilla
Supporting Agency: Catholic Charities
Phone: (303) 742-0828 x 2072
Email: dbonilla@ccdenver.org
Date/Time: 2nd Tuesday from 5:30pm-7:30pm
Location: Castle Rock Senior Center, 2323 Woodlands Blvd. – Castle Rock

EL PASO COUNTY

Colorado Springs
Contact: Sandra Watford
Phone: (719) 596-3983
Email: sewatford@juno.com

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Contact: Cindy Stapp
Phone: (719) 633-0685
Email: cinderplum3@hotmail.com
Date/Time: Every other Tuesday from 11:30am-2pm
Location: Ascension Lutheran Church (basement) 2505 N. Circle Dr.-Colorado Springs

Contact: Lindy Wetzel, Facilitator
Contact: Sheryl Sablan, Dept. of Human Services
Supporting Agency: Community Partnership for Child Development & DHS
Phone: (719) 635-1536 x 53 (Lindy)
Phone: (719)-444-5220 (Sheryl)
Email: lwetzel@cpcd.org
Email: sherylsablan@elpaso.co.com
Date/Time: Every 2nd and 4th Thursday from 6-7:30pm
Location: Community Partnership for Child Development - 2330 Robinson St-Colorado Springs

Contact: Ceci Blanco
Supporting Agency: Community Partnership for Child Development
Phone: (719) 635-1536 x262
Email: cgarcia@cpcd.org
Date/Time: 2nd & 4th Tuesday from 6pm-7:30pm
Location: Community Partnership for Child Development, 2330 Robinson St. – CO Springs

GILPIN COUNTY

Lakewood
Contact: Heather Trish
Supporting Agency: Jefferson Center for Mental Health
Phone: (303) 432-5265
Email: Date/Time: 3rd Wednesday from 5-7pm
Location: Shepherd of the Hills Presbyterian Church at 11500 W. 20th St.-Lakewood

JEFFERSON COUNTY

Lakewood
Contact: Heather Trish (Mon & Wed)
Supporting Agency: Center for Mental Health
Phone: (303) 432-5265
Email: heathert@jcmh.org
Date/Time: 3rd Wednesday from 5-7pm
Location: Shepherd of the Hills Presbyterian Church at 11500 W. 20th St-Lakewood

LARIMER COUNTY

Fort Collins
Contact: Craig Callan
Supporting Agency: Namaqua Center
Phone: (970) 494-4231
Email: craig.callan@summitstonehealth.org
Date/Time: Every 2nd Tuesday of each month 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Location: Community Life Center. Dinner and childcare is provided

Fort Collins
Contact: Gail Engel
Supporting Agency: Grand Family Coalition, Inc.
Phone: (970) 699-2837
Email: gail@grandfamilycoalition.org
Website: www.grandfamilycoalition.org
Date/Time: Every 4th Thursday of the month, with the exception to November and December at the 3rd Thursday, Noon to 2:30pm
Location: St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish Catholic Church, Room 107

Loveland
Contact: Gail Engel
Supporting Agency: Grand Family Coalition, Inc.
Phone: (970) 699-2837
Email: gail@grandfamilycoalition.org<
Website: www.grandfamilycoalition.org
Date/Time: Every 2nd Thursday of the month, Noon to 2:30pm
Location: Loveland Life Center House of Neighborly Service, Upstairs Conference Room 202

Loveland
Contact: Craig Callan
Supporting Agency: Namaqua Center
Phone: (970) 494-4231
Email: craig.callan@summitstonehealth.org
Date/Time: 4th Monday of each month 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm, 3rd Monday only May and December
Location: Life-Springs Covenant Church. Dinner and childcare provided

LINCOLN COUNTY

Limon
Contact: Cindy Tacha, Therapist, Lincoln County Dept. of Human Services
Supporting Agency:
Phone: (719) 775-2367
Email:
Date/Time:
Location: Plains Medical Center at 820 1st Street, Limon

LOGAN COUNTY

Sterling
Contact: Julie Robbins-Kilpatrick x 234
Phone: (970) 522-2194
Email:
Date/Time: 1st Thursday from 6:30pm-8:30pm
Location: Logan County Social Services at 508 S. 10th Ave. – Sterling

Family Resource Center
Contact: Karen Ramey-Torres
Phone:
Email: thefamilyresourcecenter@yahoo.com
Date/Time: Fridays at 9:30am
Location: 120 Main Street - Sterling

MESA COUNTY

Grand Junction
Contact: Kim Cannedy
Supporting Agency:
Phone: (970) 260-8187
Email:
Date/Time: 3rd Thursday from 5:30pm-7pm
Location: Appleton Christian Church, 2510 I-70 Frontage Rd. – Grand Junction

MONTROSE COUNTY

Montrose
Contact: Eva Veitch
Community Living Services Director for Region 10
Phone: (970) 765-3127
Email: eveitch@region10.net Date/Time: Kinship Support the first Thurs of each month 6-8 pm at Region 10, 300 N Cascade Ave. Enter on the east end of the building. 6-7 educational topic, 7-8 fellowship.

OTERO COUNTY

Rocky Ford
Contact: Nancy Harrington
Supporting Agency: Tri County Family Care Center
Phone: 719) 254-7776
Email:
Date/Time: 1st Tuesday at 7pm
Location: Tri County Family Care Center at 512½ N. Main – Rocky Ford

PUEBLO COUNTY

Pueblo
Contact: Leslie Kammeier
Supporting Agency: Hope for Children
Phone: (719) 545-6821
Email: hfcleslie@hotmail.com
Date/Time: 1st & 3rd Tuesday at 9:00-10:30am
Location: Hope for Children at 801 W. 4th Street Suite 104 – Pueblo

WELD COUNTY

Greeley
Contact: Joan Bertram, case manager, Kinship Coordinator
Supporting Agency: Catholic Charities Northern
Phone: (970) 353-6433 x 43
Email: jbertram@ccdenver.org
Date/Time: 2nd Thursday from 6pm-8pm
Location: Salvation Army, 1119 6th St. – Greeley

Contact: Janelle Aspromonte, information & assistance Program Coordinator
Supporting Agency: Weld AAA
Phone: (970) 346-6950 x 6133
Email: jaspromonte@co.weld.co.us
Date/Time: 3rd Thursday at 8:30 – 10:00am
Location: First United Methodist Church at 917 10th Ave.– Greeley