Our Partners – Colorado Springs

Participating Faith Communities

Thanks to the following communities of faith which provide the volunteers in teams to support the foster families in need:

Calvary United Methodist Church *St. Dominic’s Catholic Church
Church in the Wild Wood, UCC *St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church
Corpus Christi Catholic Church *St. Gabriel the Archangel Catholic Church
Divine Redeemer Catholic Church St. Michael the Archangel (Episcopal)
Holy Apostle Catholic Church **St. Patrick’s Catholic Church
Holy Trinity Catholic Church St. Paul’s Catholic Church
*International Anglican Communion Vanguard Church
Our Lady of the Pines Catholic Church Woodmen Valley Chapel
*Sacred Heart Catholic Church High Plains Church, Unitarian Universalist
* two teams ** three teams ***  four teams Aspen Ridge Church 

Child Placement Agencies

The following is a list of Child Placement Agencies that work in partnership with the El Paso County Department of Human Services. Fostering Hope Program is active in the agencies marked with an asterisk (*). (View and print as a PDF file)

A KIDZ HOPE HOMES

Phone: (719) 442-1954
E-mail: pkinglcsw4@msn.com

* BETHANY CHRISTIAN SERVICES

Phone: (719) 591-7595
Email: jbradley@bethany.org

* CHINS UP/EMILY GRIFFITH CENTER

Phone: (719) 327-2013
Email: marsha.hilty@griffithcenters.org

* HOPE & HOME

Phone: (719) 575-9887
Email:info@hopeandhome.org

* KIDS CROSSING

Phone: (719) 632-4569
Email: mparkowski@kidscrossing.com

* KIDS’ RESOURCE NETWORK

Phone: (719) 227-7477
Email: krncs@hotmail.com

* LUTHERAN FAMILY SERVICES

Phone: (719) 227-7571
Email: gwendolyn.white@lfsco.org

* MAPLE STAR COLORADO

Phone: (719) 635-6080
Email: jchisum@maplestar.net

ROCKY MOUNTAIN KIDS

Phone: (719) 330-7244
Email:rockymountainkids@live.com

El Paso County Department of Human Services (DHS)

For more information about the foster and adoption process in El Paso County, visit the Department of Human Services.

For concerns about a child’s safety, contact the Child Abuse or Neglect Hotline

719-444-5700 or  email hotline

Business Partners

These businesses offer an internship opportunity to teens from our foster families that are interested in “learning the ropes” of work life and skills. Through their efforts and generosity, our teens receive exposure to the world of work in a demanding but respectful environment. These businesses support the community by giving a teen in foster care the first step in learning how to be employable and productive.

Fostering Hope thanks these forward-thinking businesses:

Ranch Foods Direct – Mike Callicrate, Owner

C & C Sand and Stone Co. – Bill Johanssen, Owner

Faricy Brothers – Ben Faricy, Owner

Signature Homes – Steve Scott, Owner

Stinar & Zendejas – John Stinar, Owner

CS Flea Market – Randy Cloud, Owner

We are grateful for these businesses who contribute to Fostering Hope when someone identifies him or herself as being affiliated with us!

It’s simple!

  1. Go to their place of business
  2. Select items to purchase
  3. Tell the cashier you are part of Fostering Hope (doesn’t matter how – as a donor, a foster parent, a fan – whatever!)
  4. The business will send us a contribution of some kind, usually a percentage of your purchase.

Ranch Foods Direct

Meadow Muffins Sports Grill & Saloon