The mission of Family Tree is to help people overcome child abuse, domestic violence and homelessness to become safe, strong and self-reliant.
Founded in 1976 as a cooperative effort with local government, civic, and private agencies, Family Tree began filling service gaps to abused and neglected children and families afflicted by domestic violence in Jefferson County. In order to offer more opportunities for the clients we serve, more than a decade later, we expanded our array of services to people experiencing homelessness and broadened our service area to include the seven-county Denver metro region. As the only organization in the Denver metro area working to address the interconnectedness among child abuse, domestic violence, and homelessness, we empower vulnerable populations on a path toward economic success through our programmatic pillars of Child and Youth Services, Domestic Violence Services and Housing and Family Stabilization Services.
Child and Youth Services: Offers community-based education, treatment, crisis intervention and case management to stabilize families with children and youth in order to prevent and help families overcome child abuse.
Domestic Violence Services: Keeps domestic violence survivors and their children safe through our crisis line, emergency shelter, safety planning and legal advocacy, and linkages to community resources.
Housing and Family Stabilization Services: Provides individual and family stabilization services through emergency shelter, our crisis hotline, homeless prevention services, case management, education and employment counseling, housing and rental assistance, along with ancillary support, for people experiencing homelessness or at-risk of becoming homeless.
Through our integrated approach, we offer supportive services to children and their families and empower thousands of individuals annually to discover their own strengths to create lasting, positive change.
"I would like to thank Family Tree on behalf of my four grandchildren for all the wonderful assistance that was provided to them. When I was first contacted, I was very hesitant because no one has ever reached out with interest or concern about my grandchildren's welfare or needs. It was very unexpected, but genuinely appreciated." -Family Tree Kinship Grandmother
"My SafeCare provider offers me support and lets me know I am doing a good job." -Family Tree SafeCare Parent
"I came to your door needing shelter and protection. You took us in and wrapped us under your warm wings of hope. I felt like a small little bird seeking shelter from the rain. My wings were soaked with despair. I stand taller since I left. I laugh louder since I left. I am smarter. I have dried my wings and made a new nest for myself and my children." - Family Tree Roots of Courage client
"[The Legal Advocates] have been such a light! I don't see how I could have done this without such amazing support and information. Thank you so much!" - Family Tree Legal Advocacy client
"By taking this group, I am another step closer to achieving my goals."- Family Tree Domestic Violence Outreach Program client
"My kids have a great time being with each other, and [Family Tree] allows for that to happen." - Family Tree Parenting Time Parent
"The support from the staff was exactly what I needed to get through this rough time. Just being able to have someone to talk to was a lot of help." - Family Tree House of Hope client
"I love you guys. You have been there for me for two years. I could not have asked for any better resource. You have helped to keep me safe with a roof over my head." - Family Tree Homelessness Program client