Denver EFFECT

The prevalence of substance abuse among families involved with child protective services is estimated to impact between 70- 80% of families. Denver EFFECT is a family-focused, collaborative program that integrates the child welfare, substance abuse treatment and criminal justice systems to coordinate care for families affected by substance abuse.

Families that are referred to Denver EFFECT receive specialized care including:
  • Individual, group and family therapy
  • Trauma-informed and gender-specific substance abuse counseling
  • Psycho-educational multifamily groups
  • Child care
  • Criminal court advocacy
  • Case management services
  • Referrals for pediatric assessment and care, domestic violence, mental health, vocational services and aftercare and transportation bus

Denver Effect Model (pdf)

If you are a professional that would like to know more about this program and how to implement it into your organization, please contact Nachson Zohari, LCSW, at 720-944-6375. 



Report Child Abuse

Report suspected child abuse and neglect 720-944-3000

Useful Phone Numbers

Child Abuse Hotline
720-944-3000 
 
Adult Protection Hotline
720-944-2994 
 
DHS Customer Service
720-944-3666

Colorado Relay/TDD 
711

Child Support Services
720-944-2960

Foster Care
720-944-4000

GIVE Denver
720-944-GIVE (4483)

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