Our mission is to strengthen vulnerable American Indian and Alaska Native children and families through collaborative and culturally responsive services.
Denver Indian Family Resource Center (DIFRC) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization located in the Denver metro area. Our agency was founded in 2000 to respond to the overrepresentation of American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) families involved in the child welfare system. Overrepresentation in the child welfare system is a historic and ongoing challenge within the AI/AN population. Culturally-responsive services were identified as a critical unmet need. In partnership with Casey Family Programs, DIFRC was founded to meet this need through direct services and systems change efforts.
DIFRC's mission is to strengthen vulnerable American Indian and Alaska Native children and families through collaborative and culturally-responsive services. DIFRC achieves this by providing clinical and community-based programs and services to strengthen support systems, decrease risk factors, and celebrate strengths of Denver's Native families. Additionally, DIFRC provides Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) advocacy to support reunification efforts for families who are involved in the child welfare system. DIFRC has established a revered reputation and demonstrated success in serving as a single point of entry for comprehensive, intensive, and collaborative community-based services to vulnerable AI/AN children and their caregivers.
"Denver Indian Family Resource Center has played an important role in mine and my children's lives. When we had open cases with the Department of Human Services they were there to support us through the difficult process of getting out of a domestic violence situation and beginning the journey of healing. They have stood by my family every step of the way, whether it was through encouragement, planting seeds of self-belief, or listening to the hardships we have faced and helping me to work through those issues. Denver Indian Family Resource Center will always be in my family's lives because of the amazing help and knowledge they have given us. Thank you DIFRC!"
- Previous Client Family