Children & Family Services


Strong, healthy families are at the core of our goals and values. Zach’s Place at The Laurie Hillyard Family Center offers specialized child and respite care for youth with disabilities ages 2.5-21.  We provide a break and support that parents need, while giving the child a chance for fun and challenging activities in a learning environment. Home-based care, 24/7 care, sessions for siblings, parent networking groups and puppets who teach others about disabilities are all part of the Children & Family Services.

Zach’s Place opened its doors in 1998 to provide families in the Colorado Springs and surrounding areas a safe place for respite care for parents to entrust their child(ren) between 2.5 – 21 years of age with disabilities and their siblings without regard to race, religion, or ethnicity.

In November 2015, we officially named the facility Zach’s Place at The Laurie Hillyard Family Center.  The facilities’ new name is in honor of Laurie Hillyard, a woman with a disability who is loved and cherished by her family, the descendants of the Helen K. and Arthur E. Johnson Foundation founders.  Click here to read about Laurie’s story.

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We offer transportation, In Home Care, Socialization Events, and other supports that reflect our commitment to support individuals with special needs and their families.


Through the Eyes of Parents…