PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS


SKSF FOSTER CARE & ADOPTION PROGRAM
MOVED TO A NEW LOCATION
620 Southpointe Court,  Suite 155
Colorado Springs, CO 80906

We still have our SKSF Administration office at  424 W Pikes Peak Avenue,  Colorado Springs, 
which will continue to serve as the mailing address and finance office for the Foster Care & Adoption program.  Phone numbers and office hours will remain the same.

WE ARE SO EXCITED ABOUT OUR NEW LOCATION  and plan to have an Open House to share our  new space with you!  Look for more information soon.  We look forward to continue to serve our families and children!
Have you ever considered becoming a
Respite or Foster Care Provider?
 
Do you believe that your gifts and talents lie in helping others?  We have a need for caregivers who are willing to be trained, who can work with children, teens or adults.  

COME JOIN US to learn more about becoming a Respite or Foster Care Provider. SKSF is offering FREE informative sessions to answer questions, discuss the application process, certification and qualifications.

Visit our website to learn more: 

WHEN:
Saturdays, 10:00am - 11:30am
February 17th, 2018
March 24th, 2018
April 21st, 2018
WHERE:
Special Kids Special Families
Adult Services facility
3450 N Nevada Avenue, Suite 110
Colorado Springs, CO  80907




 
VOLUNTEERS 

Thanks to the USAFA cadets for volunteering their time to help with a HUGE mailer!  They all were a tremendous help and worked diligently to get this completed.  From left to right:  Zack Lindsey, Winston Meyers, Taylor Hill, Kayla St. Pierre, Collin Gwaltney, Kyle Cox, Shaun Mize, Cole Trimble, Madison Smith.


Thank you for your generosity!
YOU MAKE A DIFFERENCE!


We would love to have you join our fundraising committee to creatively express ways to raise support and awareness for our mission.  Effective fundraising committees are vital to the life and financial well-being of our organization.  Members create, design and shape SKSF fundraising events.  Events include our St. Patrick's themed Bowlathon event (3/10/18), the summer Bluegrass, Brews & Brats event (6/23/18) and the 7th Annual Night of Comedy (10/13/18).

Help us encourage support for our cause, build relationships and raise money to meet our ongoing needs.  We are looking for active, productive and dedicated committee members so we can ensure the success of our events.  Our fundraising committee meetings are held at our Adult Services Conference room monthly.
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Contact Volunteer Coordinator, Theresa Jordan for more info
719-447-8983 or tjordan@sksfcolorado.org


SKSF IN THE NEWS 
Special Kids Special Families Zach's Place program was FRONT PAGE NEWS
in the Woodmen Edition. 

"Playground designed for children with special needs opens in Mountain Shadows"
January 17, 2018: Woodmen Edition
Article written by: Teryn O'Brien

Special Kids Special Families Executive Director, Linda Ellegard was one of the first interviews on the NEW FOX21 Living Local program.



UPCOMING EVENTS
QMAP TRAINING
OPEN TO PUBLIC!
February 16, 2018
8:00am - 4:00pm

SKSF Adult Services 
Conference Room A
3450 N. Nevada Ave, Suite 110
Colorado Springs, CO  80907

Special Kids Special Families is a Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment (CDPHE) Approved Training Entity and offers courses monthly for Support Staff and Host Home Providers caring for individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities.  
$65/person.   
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SIBSHOPS Workshops
February 24, 2018
3-5:00pm |  Theme: Jumping Fun!
at SKYZONE
1750 E. Woodmen Road
Colorado Springs, CO 80920


Sibshops is a monthly program run by SKSF connecting and supporting siblings of children with disabilities (grades K-6th), helping them recognize a community of peers in similar situations.  Through fun and age appropriate activities with their peers, they develop bonds, understanding and a support group all their own.

Our popularity of this program has grown!


Advanced Registration is required and space is limited!  Sibshops is sponsored by  The Arc Pikes Peak Region .

For future dates, to print a flyer, or to be placed on our E-mailing list contact:  Julie at 719-375-9285 or  Linda at 719-447-8983 x19 or lellegard@sksfcolorado.org.


BOWL-A-THON!
REGISTER YOUR TEAM!
Lanes are limited!

$30/person; $15/children 15 & under
Includes 2 games of bowling, shoe rental, goodie bag & participation in contest prizes and drawing.

All proceeds from this event help support programs for  children & adults with disabilities and their families.

THANKS for helping us spread the word!

Shonda White
Foster Care Home Supervisor
CPA program
Nicholas Mauch
 Adult Mentor II
Adult I-CAN program
Marcie Oakes
Residential Services Nurse
Host Home program

Laura Grubbs
 Direct Care Provider
Zach's Place program

WELCOME

NEW

TEAM

MEMBERS!

Janet Farris
Direct Care Provider
Zach's Place program


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We are hiring.








Thank you for your donation in any amount!
All donations support our programs for individuals with disabilities and special needs and their families to support with respite care.