FAMILY RESOURCES

 

PREGNANCY/POSTPARTUM

Pregnant? Recently have a baby? Experiencing perinatal loss?
The following resources may be helpful for you:

NURTURING CONNECTIONS NOCO

If you recently had a baby and are feeling especially sad, unmotivated, anxious, uncertain, or lonely, this program can help. Mothers receive individual and group support, and babies participate too.​​

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FUSSY BABY NETWORK COLORADO

If your baby is crying so much that it is difficult to handle, or if you are feeling stressed caring for your baby, there is help.

Call the warmline at 1-877-627-9227

NURSE FAMILY PARTNERSHIP

In this program, pregnant mothers get regular home visits from a nurse during pregnancy and through their child's second birthday. Visits are focused on health, preparing for birth, parenting, and social support. First-time mothers qualify based on income.

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PRENATAL PLUS PROGRAM

This program also offers home or office visits by nurses during and after pregnancy. Any pregnant mother who is Medicaid-eligible can enroll (not only first-time mothers). Even if you do not yet have Medicaid, reach out and they can help you enroll in both Medicaid and Prenatal Plus.

EARLY HEAD START

Did you know you can apply for Early Head Start while pregnant? Early Head Start provides home visits, early childhood education, and parent groups until your child is 2 years old, after which he/she may be eligible for Head Start.

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POSTPARTUM SUPPORT INTERNATIONAL

Are you struggling emotionally during or after pregnancy? You are not alone, and support is available. PSI offers resources to parents struggling when pregnant or after having a baby. They have online support groups, peer mentors, and a hotline in English and Spanish.

Call the PSI HelpLine: 1-800-944-4773
#1 En Español or #2 English

Text “Help” to 800-944-4773 (EN)
Text en Español: 971-203-7773

3 HOPEFUL HEARTS

If you have experienced the loss of a child, born or unborn, 3 Hopeful Hearts can help you through your grief. They offer individual services, support groups, and events.

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INFANCY/EARLY CHILDHOOD

Caring for an infant or young child? Concerned about your child's development? Looking for fun things to do?
The following resources may be helpful:

CHILD FIND & EARLY INTERVENTION

If you are worried that your child is not meeting developmental milestones, a Child Find evaluation can identify any delays. Early Intervention (ages 0-3) provides home-based services to address delays, or the school district offers support (ages 3-5). Their goal is to get your child back on track. All support is free.

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BABY SLEEP

Worried about your child's sleep? This website has tips about sleep for children ages 0-3, including age-based information and ideas for specific problems (e.g., nightmares).

BE READY

Looking for ways to help your child learn? This local website has free educational resources to use with your young child, as well as tips about development. This program also offers "Be Ready Navigators," who meet directly with families to support child development (ages 0-8).

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BRIGHT BY TEXT

Interested in daily tips about your child's growth and learning? This website sends free text messages with information about your child's development.

POUDRE RIVER PUBLIC LIBRARIES

Enjoy storytime (for all ages, in English and Spanish), special events, and the opportunity to check out not just books but also passes to parks and museums.

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THE MATTHEWS HOUSE

The Matthews House offers a variety of family-friendly programs, including recreation, child education, adult education, career development, and parent groups.

 

CHILD CARE/EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION

Looking for child care? Needing financial support? The following resources can help:

FINDING THE RIGHT FIT

The Early Childhood Council of Larimer County. The ECCLC can help you find the right fit for child care. Visit their website/contact them here, or use the web portal linked below.

United Way of Larimer County. The United Way can help you navigate financial assistance for child care, as well as find the right center. Call 211 to get support. 

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POUDRE SCHOOL DISTRICT PROGRAMS

Early Head Start provides home visits, parent education, parent groups, and early childhood education to eligible families of children ages 0-3. 

Children ages 3-5 can enroll in PSD preschool. Tuition and availability is listed on website. Children requiring special education are eligible for no-cost education, and families may be eligible for no-cost based on income. Application assistance is available. 

NEED FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE?

If you think you may need financial support to pay for childcare, you may qualify for the Colorado Child Care Assistance Program.

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BASIC NEEDS AND SAFETY

The following resources may help support the overall well-being and safety of you and your family:

BENEFITS & MEDICAL CARE

Larimer County offers low-cost or Medicaid-funded medical care, as well as a centralized hub for connecting to a variety of benefits (such as food stamps, Medicaid, child care assistance, etc.). Click here for medical care and here for benefits.


If you need support finding health insurance, click here to set up a free appointment with the Health District, where staff can help you identify and apply for the right insurance.

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WOMEN, INFANTS, AND CHILDREN (WIC)

Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) provides nutrition support, including food, formula, breastfeeding help, and nutrition education. Parents with children under age 5 are eligible based on income.

FEELING UNSAFE? CONTACT CROSSROADS

If you are feeling unsafe in your home and/or your relationship, Crossroads Safehouse can offer support. They provide emergency housing, crisis intervention, advocacy, and legal support. Call toll-free 1-888-541-SAFE (7233) to learn more or get support.

*Be mindful that internet use can be monitored.

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SAVA CENTER

SAVA Center offers support in the case of sexual violence through advocacy, crisis intervention, counseling, and prevention programs. Call hotline at 970-472-4200. They offer immediate support in the case of sexual assault. 

*Be mindful that internet use can be monitored.

 

COUNSELING & FAMILY SUPPORT

You, your child, or anyone else in your family may be feeling down, experiencing excessive worry and tension, struggling to cope with stressful events, or suffering in another way emotionally or socially. Mental health support may be the right fit. Here are some local providers/resources:

NOT SURE WHO TO CALL?

If you are not sure who to contact, and you are searching for services for pregnancy/postpartum or a child 0-8, make a referral to us here, and we help connect you to the right provider.

Search for providers online at Psychology Today or HealthInfoSource.


You can also reach out to CAYAC or Connections to get help finding the right provider for you/your family. 

At Child, Adolescent, and Young Adult Connections (CAYAC), staff will help connect children (5+), adolescents, and young adults to a provider. They also offer temporary mental health support, including medication management. Click here or call 970-221-3308.

Connections offers crisis support and helps connect adults to mental health services. Click here or call 970-221-5551.

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IN CRISIS?

If you or somebody you know needs crisis support, use the following resources:

To get support via phone 24/7, call 1 (844) 493-TALK (8255)

or text TALK to 38255. 

SummitStone Crisis Center provides walk-in crisis support at 1217 Riverside Ave (open daily 8am-midnight).

They also provide mobile crisis response, where a clinician comes to the person in need. Available 24/7/365 - call 970-494-4200x4.

If police are needed to maintain safety, call 911. If available, mental health counselors will join to support the police.

If medical support is needed, the person does not know you have called, or if there are safety concerns, call the mental health first responders line to come to you: 970-419-FCPD (3273). They are available in daytime hours in Fort Collins only and can offer medical stabilization, assessment, and ongoing support. 

ASSESSMENT SERVICES

At The Willow Collective, we offer mental health assessments for children ages 0-5. We accept Medicaid and private pay. Complete our referral form here if you are interested. 

Colorado Center for Assessment and Counseling provides mental health and substance use assessments for a wide range of ages, as well as some counseling services. Most major insurances are accepted, including Medicaid. Call 970-889-8204 or click here.

At Colorado State University, the Psychological Services Center offers assessments, social skills groups, and counseling, all on a sliding fee scale. Call  970-491-5212 or click here.

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SUPPORT FOR CHILDREN

If you are looking for counseling support for your child and/or family, the following resources can help: 

Here at The Willow Collective, our providers serve ages 0-8, including pregnancy and postpartum. If needed, we can also help connect you elsewhere. Refer here

KidStuff Counseling offers expressive therapy services, especially for children and families. There are many locations in Colorado, and they accept Medicaid and several other major insurances companies. To reach out or make a referral, call 970-775-7061 or click here.

Parent-Child Interaction Center specializes in early childhood and parent-child relationships. Most major insurances are accepted (depending on the specific provider), and a sliding fee scale is available. To reach out or make a referral, call ​970-472-1207 ext. 1000 or click here.

SUPPORT FOR ALL AGES

LifeStance Health (previously Heart Centered Counseling) offers mental health support across the lifespan, including individual, family, couple, and group therapy. They accept most major insurances, including Medicaid. To reach out or make a referral, call 970-310-3406 or click here.

Polaris Partners provide individual, family, and couples therapy for all ages. Accept most major insurances, including Medicaid. To reach out or make a referral, call 866-285-2929 or click here.

SummitStone Health Partners offer mental health care across the lifespan, including ongoing therapy, same-day access, crisis support, group therapy, vocational support, and medication management. To reach out or make a referral, call 970-494-4200 or click here.

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