Are you a parent or family member
at risk of separation from your child?

ORPC is here to help your family stay stronger together. Our contractors – attorneys, parent advocates, social workers and more – are court appointed advocates who are specifically trained to support parents and families as they navigate dependency and neglect (D&N) cases.

Family Resources

Quick Guide

This resource guide will help you connect to the individuals, organizations and agencies that can support you during the D&N process.


Get answers to the questions you have about ORPC and navigating D&N proceedings.

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Understand Your Rights

If your child was removed from your care, you should have received a Notice of Rights and Remedies document to help you understand the rights granted to you and your family during D&N proceedings.

What to expect from D&N proceedings

If your child was removed from your care and you are a parent or family member experiencing indigency, you may qualify to receive court appointed counsel to advocate on your behalf throughout your case.

As your case progresses, ORPC will connect you with an interdisciplinary team consisting of parent-focused social workers and advocates who have experience navigating D&N proceedings.

Our team is here to help you and your family stay stronger together.

Parent Resources Quick Guide

National Domestic Violence Hotline


TTY: 1‐800‐787‐3224

National Suicide Prevention Hotline


Colorado Crisis Services

Relationship problems, Family crises, Anxiety, Depression, Substance abuse, Suicidal thoughts, Bullying, Stress, Disability


Or text TALK to 38255

The Blue Bench

Sexual Assault Hotline for Women & Men

English: 303‐322‐7273

Español: 303‐329‐0031

Office of Respondent Parents’ Counsel

Counsel for indigent parents in dependency and neglect proceedings


Colorado Child Protection Ombudsman

Independent review of child protection services complaints


Office of the Child’s Representative

Guardian ad litem (GAL) counsel for children in dependency and neglect proceedings


Colorado Legal Services

For low income Coloradans seeking legal assistance and legal advocates

Colorado CASA

Court Appointed Special Advocates for children, services are regionally administered


Disability Law Colorado



Food/Cash Assistance

Supplemental Nutrition Program for. Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)

Child Care Assistance

Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters (HIPPY)

Parents as Teachers (PAT)

Nurse‐Family Partnership (NFP) for first‐time moms

Head Start

Healthy Steps

School Nutrition Programs

Preschool Special Education

Early Intervention Colorado for Infants, Toddlers and Families (EI Colorado)

Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LEAP)

SafeCare Colorado

Colorado Child Care Referral Line


2‐1‐1 Colorado

Connects families to social and community resources best suited to meet their needs

Rental/Utility Bills Assistance

Housing/Emergency Shelter

Food/Clothing Banks

Mental Health Assistance

Dealing With and Preventing Abuse

GED/ESL Classes

Suicide Intervention and Prevention

Medical Clinics, Rx Assistance

Youth Programs

Support Groups

Legal Assistance

Call 211

Colorado Coalition Against. Domestic Violence

303‐ 831‐9632

Colorado Cross‐Disability Coalition


Colorado Coalition for the Homeless

Moves Coloradans into safe homes, keeps families together, and provides critical health care and support services for people experiencing homelessness


Colorado Homeless Families

Long term transitional housing


Denver Alternatives to 9-1-1

A list of resources to call for assistance with mental health, homelessness, food assistance, and more.

Colorado Coalition against Sexual Assault

Provides sexual assault crisis resources and support

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