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The C.A.R.E. Program supports kinship families, parents, DHS staff and anyone in need of services through onsite programming, comprehensive community resources and the visitation center.

The C.A.R.E. Center offers:

  • Intakes (walk-ins)
  • Computer and resource lab
  • Resource navigation
  • Resource/Kinship Support Line (720-944-4546)
  • Assistance with basic/emergency needs (bus tickets, food certificates, medication certificates, motel/hotel vouchers, emergency/transitional housing, car seats, hygiene products, baby items, snacks, water, clothing, etc.)
  • Classes and workshops for parents/kinship providers (parenting classes/support groups, nutrition/cooking classes, CPR/First Aid, housing, financial literacy, legal issues and other topics)
  • The DHS Fatherhood Program
  • TANF navigators
  • Meeting rooms for staffing and visitation
  • Car seats, strollers and pack-n-plays (for kinship families)


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C.A.R.E. Center
Richard T. Castro Center
1200 Federal Blvd.
Denver, Colorado, 80204
(lower level by daycare) 

Main line: 720-944-2404


Denver 311 Help Center
Call 3-1-1
Outside Denver call 720-913-1311
Emergencies: 911 
TTY Service: 720-913-8479