Special Kids Special Families (SKSF) is a Colorado nonprofit 501(c)3 organization. SKSF was 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.

There are many youth and adults with developmental disabilities and special needs in the Pikes Peak region who need a special place where their needs are met.   The stress of caring for an individual with disabilities can be very taxing on a family unit.   A common theme among loved ones with disabilities is finding RESPITE.   Respite care is a break from the bathing, feeding, lifting, and often times staying up all night to care for a loved one with a disability. Without the use of respite care, so many families’ only option is foster care or institutionalization.

By donating (in ANY amount) to Special Kids Special Families this holiday season, you are helping support lower income families with valuable respite care for families caring for loved ones with disabilities and special needs.  No family has ever been turned away because of an inability to pay.


CLIP_Green_SKSF_icon Children & Family Services

The SKSF Child and Family Services Program is in itself an umbrella for several direct service and care options supporting the children and caregivers of children with disabilities, including Zach’s Place Program at The Laurie Hillyard Family Center, Sibshops, Koscove Kids and The Network. The programs include advocacy as well as parent education.

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CLIP_Yellow_SKSF_icon Foster Care & Adoption

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.

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CLIP_Blue_SKSF_icon Adult Programs & Services

The 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, the I-CAN Program, and the Residential Services Program.

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…hours of respite care provided in 2017 through Zach’s Place respite and child care program serving 87 youth with disabilities and special needs


…rides in one year were given through our wheelchair accessible buses providing transportation to/from programs including activity transportation


…total hours of care provided in 2017 through our Adult Day Programs serving over 150+ adults with developmental disabilities & special needs

With YOUR help, we can continue making an impact!

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Upcoming Events

Proceeds from these events help support programming for children and adults with disabilities, as well as their families.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Special Kids Special Families are proud members of:

Special Kids Special Families
Adult Program Services
Host Home Residential Services
3450 N Nevada Avenue, Ste. 110
Colorado Springs, CO 80907
Main Office (719) 634-4675
Fax (719) 637-8660
HH Emergency (719) 439-9261

Special Kids Special Families
Administration Offices
1915 Aerotech Drive
Suite 100
Colorado Springs, CO 80916
NEW LOCATION as of 10/30/18!
(719) 447-8983 Main Office
(719) 447-9482 Fax

Special Kids Special Families
Foster Care/Adoption Services
620 Southpointe Court, Ste 155
Colorado Springs, CO 80906
(719) 345-1735 Main Office
(719) 345-1785 Fax
(719) 505-6120 CPA After Hours

Special Kids Special Families
Zach’s Place
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 Emergency