Special Kids Special Families celebrates 25 years serving the Pikes Peak region

By Published On: June 25, 2024
A group of people standing indoors, with some holding a certificate. A sign on a podium reads "Special Kids Special Families: Promote Strengthen Support." Celebrating 25 years of service in the Pikes Peak region.

June 19, 2024, Colorado Springs, CO – 2024 marks a considerable milestone for Special Kids Special Families (SKSF) – a celebration of 25 years of service! As we reflect over the past quarter-century, we are filled with gratitude for the unwavering support that we’ve received from our community! As part of our year of remembrance, we are hosting a special invitation only 25th Anniversary Significant Supporter Celebration event on June 20th 5pm – 7pm at our Zach’s Place Center.

“Through the dedication, passion, and generosity of our supporters and community partners, we’ve made a lasting impact by providing individuals with disabilities and special needs valuable services to achieve community integration and independence throughout their life,” stated Executive Director, Kevin Porter.

Porter went on to say, “we also want to take this moment to express our deepest gratitude to everyone who has contributed to our success – whether through volunteering, fundraising, advocacy, or simply sharing SKSF stories of impact with your spheres of influence. Your dedication has been the driving force behind our impact, and we look forward to continuing this journey together.”

When SKSF launched we started with a handful of staff, no vehicles, 1 program, and served less than 50 clients.

Today we’ve grown to more than 70 dedicated staff, 16 vehicles providing rides to essential appointments, more than 10 dynamic and wide-ranging critical service offerings, and serve more than 700+ amazing clients annually!

One thing that has remained for 25 years, and will continue far beyond, is our commitment to making this the best community in the nation for individuals with disabilities, their families and caregivers by offering high-quality, compassionate, wraparound care across the lifespan.

To our many community stakeholders–thank you for being a vital part of Special Kids Special Families’ story.  Here’s to 25 years of achievement, progress, and positive change, and to many more years to come!

If you are interested in making a difference in the lives of individuals with disabilities, or someone you know could benefit from our services, SKSF needs you.  Discover how you can make a difference by connecting with us today.  We serve families without discrimination including all ethnicities, ages and situations.

About Special Kids Special Families (SKSF): a non-profit umbrella organization with several unique programs designed to support people with disabilities of all ages from early childhood through senior adult as well as their families and caregivers. SKSF offers programs for individuals with disabilities including:

  • Child and Family Services that encompasses Zach’s Place child & respite care center, and Foster and Adoption Care services;
  • Adult and Senior Services offering day programs and Host Home opportunities for adults and seniors with disabilities;
  • Support and Empowerment Services offering a range of assistance including: transportation, home care, Veterans Services, counseling and specialized therapy to individuals ages 4 to adulthood.

We serve families without discrimination including all ethnicities, ages and situations.

For more information about SKSF programs and available job opportunities call (719) 447-8983 or visit www.SKSFcolorado.org.

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Thanks to everyone that came out to celebrate SKSF’s 25 year anniversary! El Paso County Commissioner Chair, Cami Bremer, presented a Certificate of Appreciation to SKSF Board of Directors during the event (left to right: SKSF Board Members, Kate Singh, David Thorsby & Amber Osika, Derek Wilson (SKSF Senior Director of Development & Communications), Toni Major, SKSF Board Secretary, Daniel Frasier, SKSF Board President, Cami Bremer & Kevin Porter, SKSF Executive Director.

 

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