COLORADO KIDS 1ST GRANT RECIPIENTS & BENEFICIARIES
The Center for Hearing, Speech and Language - Denver, CO
This grant was used to provide hearing, vision, speech/language development and learning skills screenings for low income children in predominately at risk populations.
Second Wind Fund - Lakewood, CO
The Second Wind Fund provides professional counseling services to uninsured or underinsured youth deemed at-risk for suicide, usually by school mental health staff. Youth referred to the program are eligible to see licensed therapists, experienced in working with youth at risk for suicide and working at a reduced rate. The funds will be put directly toward therapy expenses for youth at-risk for suicide referred by local schools to Second Wind Fund.
YMCA of Metropolitan Denver - Denver, CO
It is a goal of the YMCA to promote physical activity and lifelong wellness. One way in which we do this is by introducing children to youth sports. Funding from Colorado Kids 1st License Plate would assure that children from low income families would have the opportunity to take part in our youth sports programs even though they are unable to pay the entire fee.
Gabby Krause Foundation - Denver, CO
This grant was used to fill “Bags of Fun.” These bags are filled with educational, interactive and silly toys that give a child a better day, a smile and something to focus on other than their illness. Every child in Colorado who is diagnosed with cancer, awaiting a transplant or is diagnosed with another long-term illness receives a bag. There are current requests for bags from The Children’s Hospital and other hospitals in Colorado.
How Are the Children? Child Abuse Prevention - Mesa County, CO
The funds were used to create magnets for Mesa County’s "How Are the Children" Campaign. These magnets contain information for a toll-free child abuse hotline. The hotline is staffed by trained professional that help prevent and control child abuse.
The Carson J. Spencer Foundation - Westminster, CO
The funds were used to help bring a program called "Working Minds" into employers. This program trains individuals to notice the signs of potential suicide in individuals. The focus is on young men commiting suicide and the children left behind in this tragedy. The children should be viewed as "anchors" to stay alive.
CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children) - Denver, CO
The funds were used towards the cost of recruiting, training, and supervising CASAs or Court Appointed Special Advocates. CASAs are volunteers to child victims of abuse and neglect in the 18th Judicial District of Colorado.
Mountain Resource Center, Inc. - Conifer, CO
The funds were used to benefit programs offered to Middle and High School students in five focus areas: Emotional/Mental Health, Physical Health, Social/Relationship Health, Environmental Health and Community Health. The geography for the programs includes Jefferson, Park and Clear Creek Counties.
The Children’s Hospital - Aurora, CO
The Children's Hospital used the funds to provide 2 separate flu shot clinics to administer influenza vaccine to familes in our community who might lack the resources to obtain the vaccine elsewhere. The goal was to prevent influenza infection and its complications which will promote health and productivity in the community.