Special Kids Special Families (SKSF) is a Colorado 501(c)3 nonprofit organization located in Colorado Springs founded in 1998 to provide respite and specialized care for children and adults with disabilities and special needs.
Various programs offer community support services to families and are designed to meet the needs of individuals with disabilities throughout their life span.
As the holidays approach, we’d like to share a family’s testimony of why Special Kids Special Families is so important to them. Please take a moment to read their story and consider a donation in ANY amount through ColoradoGives.org to support programming for individuals with disabilities. Thank you for your support!!
PROGRAMS & SERVICES
SKSF Child and Family Services is an umbrella for several direct service and care options supporting children and caregivers of children with disabilities, including Zach’s Place at The Laurie Hillyard Family Center, SKSF’s founding program providing childcare & respite care services to children ages 2.5-18.
Loving families caring for children of all ages and cultural backgrounds along the Front Range. Uniquely positioned as the go-to agency supporting foster children with disabilities.
SKSF Adult Services Program is made up of three major services all working to support adults with disabilities, their families and caregivers, including: Joey’s Place Program, ICAN Program, and Residential Services Program.
We offer counseling and specialized therapy to change behaviors, thoughts, emotions and how people see and understand situations. Our Behavioral Health team will consider your physical, behavioral and emotional aspects of your health and help determine a course of action that is best for you.
…of Zach’s Place families say that the reason for needing care was they needed to work. Without respite, their child would need to be placed in out of home care. In 2020, 90 children were served – 40% diagnosed with Autism.
…rides in 2019 were given through our wheelchair accessible buses providing transportation to/from programs including community activity transportation
…children were served in our Child Placement/Foster Care program in 2019. 41 of those children were placed with SKSF because of substance abuse by a parent.
Special Kids Special Families
at the Laurie Hillyard Family Center
4795 Granby Circle
Colorado Springs, CO 80919
(719) 329-1717 Main Office
(719) 329-1005 Fax
(719) 338-5769 On-Call