Four years ago, Family Voices Colorado received funding from the Department of Health Care Policy and Financing to start a pilot program at Children’s Hospital Colorado, in which a Family Voices staff member would be based at the hospital three days a week to help families navigate systems and connect with community resources. Read on to learn more about the origins, focus, and growth of the hospital-based Family Navigator program.
On this day of celebrating love, we at Family Voices Colorado want to celebrate all the forms and shapes of love that enrich our lives, and especially we want to thank you: our friends, supporters, partners, clients, and community.
Training & Resources: Webinars to increase family leadership, Parent Support Provider certification, and the Bright Futures Family Network.
Executive Director Tom Rose offers season’s greetings in our December newsletter.
Early Intervention services can help children overcome early delays and improve long-term health outcomes. Yet the National Survey of Children’s Health found that in the past year, 4 in 5 young children did not receive age-appropriate screening for developmental, behavioral, and social risks and delays, leading to missed opportunities for early intervention and advancing school readiness.
The Rockwell family knew their daughter, Sarah, needed the round-the-clock care and supervision that only her residential treatment center could provide. But the cost-conscious managed care system wanted to send her home. Learn how Family Voices empowered Sarah’s parents to advocate for an agreement that keeps everyone safe.
The Medicaid Buy-In Program for Children with Disabilities (Children’s Buy-In) allows eligible working- and middle-class families to pay a low monthly premium to ‘buy in’ to Medicaid benefits. Family Voices Colorado helps families of children with special health care needs understand their options and apply for the Buy-In, so that more children have access to affordable, quality health care.
Colette thought her professional background had prepared her to work with the system on behalf of her daughter, but she found she needed help along the way, and Family Voices was there to walk with her. Colette shares why she is thankful for Family Voices Colorado this month.
Read the story of the Hogarth family, whose seven-year-old son, Jake, has Angelman Syndrome, a genetic disorder involving significant developmental delay, seizures, movement and balance problems and behavioral issues. Though Jake was covered by both parents’ private insurance plans, his family faced out-of-pocket expenses in the range of $1,000-$1,500 each month.
Donate online at GivingFirst.org/FamilyVoicesCO on December 4 to help Family Voices make Colorado a better place for children with special health care needs, and your dollar goes further thanks to a special Incentive Fund.