Special Kids Special Families (SKSF) is a Colorado nonprofit 501(c)3 organization 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.
CAN YOU HELP? We are doing a back to school drive for our foster kids. Most children are going back to school this week and school districts are requiring them to have their own supplies with no community sharing this year. This can be a financial hardship for some foster parents with multiple children. We are looking for donations: new backpacks, pens/pencils, notebooks (single subject), folders, etc. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated. Contact Sandra at 719-345-1735 for drop off/pick up information or firstname.lastname@example.org. THANK YOU!!
PROGRAMS & 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.
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.
…of Zach’s Place families say that without respite, their child would need to be placed in out of home care. In 2018, 102 children were served – 53% diagnosed with Autism.
…rides in 2018 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 2018. 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