Life Stories Child & Family Advocacy

Life Stories Child & Family Advocacy, formerly A Kid's Place, is an important advocate for children and families. We are the only Child Advocacy Center and CASA Program serving abused and neglected children in Weld County, offering hope and resources for our county's most vulnerable victims. Please help us reach our goal of $15,000 to continue to provide our comprehensive programs. The need continues to grow and your donation will help us "Turn the page for a better tomorrow" for our kids. At our Child Advocacy Centers in Greeley and Ft. Lupton, when a child or teen makes an outcry of abuse, they are brought to our safe, child-focused centers where they can tell their story of abuse in the greatest detail and not be re-traumatized in the process. Investigators can gain the evidence they need to take perpetrators off the streets and non-offending family members are given the resources to move forward. Our trained CASA volunteers play an essential role in both the child welfare and legal systems, by providing an important sense of stability to the children they are representing. Our CASAs commit to staying on that case until the child is placed in a safe, permanent home. While others may come and go, CASA volunteers provide that one constant that children need in order to thrive. No one wants to think about or talk about what we at Life Stories Child & Family Advocacy face every day. Our trained professionals work hard to protect children every day. The children of our community depend on all of us. When you make a donation to Life Stories Child & Family Advocacy, you can reduce your taxes by 50% through the Colorado Child Care Contribution Credit. We can provide you with the Form DR 1317, certifying the child care contribution. For more information, consult your tax advisor or call our office.

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General Information

General
Official Name
A Kid's Place, Inc.​​​​​​​
DBA/Trade Name(s)
Life Stories Child & Family Advocacy
Former Name(s)
(2016)A Kid's Place
Acronym
CASA of Weld County, A Kid's Place, Weld County Child Advocacy Center
Date Established
1998
Offers Additional Colorado State Tax Credit
Child Care Credit
Tax ID
84-1469488
Addresses
Headquarters Address
1610 29th Avenue Place
Suite 201
Greeley, CO 80634
Colorado Location
N/A
Mailing Address
N/A
Phone/Fax
Main Phone Number
970-353-5970
Fax Number
N/A
Other Phone Number
N/A
Web/Email
Email
gwen@lifestoriesweld.org
Website
www.lifestoriesweld.org
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Mission Statement

The mission of A Kid's Place is to provide advocacy and support for abused or neglected children by advancing coordinated investigations, prosecution and victim services

Organization History

A Kid's Place was founded in 1995 by the Weld County Child Abuse Coalition as the child abuse assessment center for Weld County. In 1989, United Way of Weld County undertook a needs assessment to identify significant community health and human service problems within Weld County. Gaps in service delivery and agency coordination in the child abuse arena were the most critical issues identified by this community-wide evaluation process. The Weld County Child Abuse Coalition was formed under the auspices of United Way to create solutions to these needs. Pilot projects of the Coalition would be formed as internal programs of United Way until they could be evaluated for effectiveness and then developed into separate non-profit agencies. The Child Advocacy Center and CASA programs are both such programs. The Child Advocacy Center (CAC) was formed in 1995 to reduce trauma to victims of child abuse by providing a multidisciplinary response in a neutral, child-friendly environment. CASA of Weld County was created in 1997 to train community volunteers to speak for the best interests of abused and neglected children within the court system, and to advocate for timely case resolution. In July of 2000, CASA merged with A Kid's Place. This merger enables us to provide a continuum of services to the abused and neglected children involved in the criminal and Dependency and Neglect court system. Since January 2010, we have operated a satellite CAC in south Weld County, now located in Ft. Lupton to better serve children and families in that section of the county.

In January 2016, A Kid's Place added a "Doing Business As" and re-branded our logo and website. We chose the name Life Stories Child & Family Advocacy because we felt that it uniquely and succinctly summarized and united our two programs and will be a driving force in our future decades of work. Our message remains the same: children and special needs adults who experience abuse and neglect deserve our attention, advocacy and support.

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