Roots Family Center

A nonprofit organization

Roots Family Center is dedicated to providing high quality home visitation programming to Spanish speaking families with children prenatal to 5 years old living in Southwest Denver. With your support, we can help support the parents to be and their child's first and most teacher.


During our end of the year survey some parents commented
"This program has helped me understand how to have a better relationship with my daughter."
"The part of the program that I found most useful was that the home visitors came to my home to give me the program. I feel comfortable at home."
"I have seen a change in me, as a mom, because I have learned different things and how to express myself with my son and how to read to him better."
"Participating in the programs at Roots, for me, has given me an idea of how to treat my child, how to understand him and how to control myself and let my son do things at his pace."
"One thing that I would like to change in my community is have more moms interacting with their children at a very early age (0-3 years old). It's so important."


To grow the next generation of confident, compassionate and healthy children who are rooted in the culture and strengths of their families and communities.

Background Statement

Roots Family Center was incorporated as a Colorado Nonprofit in late 2016 to address an identified need in the Westwood, Barnum, and Barnum West neighborhoods in Southwest Denver. Denver Public Schools (DPS), Parent Possible (formerly Colorado Parent and Child Foundation), and other institutions have identified Southwest Denver as a critically under-served area in terms of serving Spanish-speaking families with young children. Specifically, 35% - 46% of young Spanish-speaking children are not ready to read by the end of first grade. Most young children in these neighborhoods have not been exposed to early childhood programs and as a result do not come to kindergarten with the necessary readiness skills.

In Fall, 2016, Roots founder, Crystal Muñoz, approached DPS and Parent Possible with the concept of implementing a home visitation program as a means for improving the readiness skills of young Spanish-speaking children 0 - 5 years of age. As a result, Roots Family Center was incorporated as a Colorado nonprofit, a founding board was put in place, and federal tax-exempt status was secured. In the short span of just over a year, over $300,000 was raised to start up the organization and begin providing Parents as Teachers (PAT) and Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters (HIPPY) services. The program began operation in early Fall, 2017 and served have served a total of 89 families in their first 2 program years with 1502 home visits and 37 group connections. Currently 30 families are enrolled in PAT and 31 families enrolled in HIPPY. Both PAT and HIPPY programs have an extensive wait list.

Organization Data


Organization name

Roots Family Center

Year Established


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Organization Size

Medium Organization


4200 Morrison Road, Unit 7
Denver, CO 80219


4200 Morrison Road Unit 7
Denver, CO 80219

Service areas

Denver County, CO, US