Advocating for Children

Colorado Child Welfare System Legislative Interim Committee

  The Child Welfare System Legislative Interim Committee met throughout this summer, with significant engagement from the Kempe Foundation. This Committee, made up of eleven members of the Colorado General Assembly, focuses on Children & Domestic Matters as well as Human Services. The Kempe Foundation presented before the committee on August 22nd, 2023 with leadership from …

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Policymakers Breakfast: A Chance to Advocate and Connect

What is the Policymakers Breakfast? The Kempe Foundation is hosting an in-person breakfast where participants can hear from Kempe Center experts, members of the General Assembly, County and State Partners for a roundtable discussion on programs and clinical initiatives aimed at creating better outcomes for children. and families. Why is this important? It may be …

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Summer 2023 Advocacy

Building a safe, healthy and happy future for children requires collaboration between parents, providers, and policymakers. The Kempe Foundation’s policy team collaborates with Kempe professionals, child welfare advocates and legislators to push forward child-focused policies that will improve the lives of children and families in Colorado and beyond. We work with state and national lawmakers …

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Kicking Off Child Abuse Prevention Month at the Capitol

  Around the month of April, for more than ten years now, you may have seen gardens of pinwheels planted in the community, at school, day care or a local hospital or nonprofit organization, and wondered, why? It’s because planting pinwheels represents the bright childhoods we all want for children. In 2008, Prevent Child Abuse …

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A Unique Holiday Gift Guide for Children & Families

We all know that the holiday season is a time for gift-giving as well. People tend to correlate better gifts with spending more money, but great gifts don’t always have to be expensive. In a past blog post, we discussed how everyone can lend a helping hand for the children and caregivers around them. The same concept applies to the holiday season. Sometimes, …

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Kempe and United Energy Trading Team Up to Distribute Toys

The Kempe Foundation understands that many children and families find the holidays difficult for various reasons including the costs associated with making positive holiday memories. Food costs, presents for children, and an increase in basic needs costs due to inflation all contribute to difficulties for families during the holiday season. Kempe’s focus remains improving the …

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Colorado Gives Day: How to make your fundraising page stand out!

What is a fundraising page? Think of Colorado Gives Day fundraising pages as creating your own personal page for friends and family to donate to an organization of your choice. If you choose, you can build one that funnels directly to the Kempe Foundation. Here are some tips to make your fundraising page stand out. …

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