Caregivers Over 50 Clinics

What are Co50 Clinics?

Nonparent caregivers – especially those over 50 – face unique challenges when raising children and youth. In 2016 alone, grandparents in Colorado provided stable homes for nearly 40,000 children who had experienced abuse, neglect, abandonment, or trauma. Countless other children were in the care great grandparents, aunts and uncles, other relatives and friends. Nonparent caregivers need specialized support to navigate complex and interrelated problems when they assume responsibility for children.

Through accessible legal services and community-based supports, Co50 Clinics will enable older adults and other nonparents to adapt to and sustain caregiving for non-biological children. Every month, caregivers can come together to learn about issues specifically affecting kinship families and find resources within their community.

Follow us on Facebook (@Co50Clinics) for updates and resources!

How do I attend?

Currently, in person clinics have been suspended due to COVID-19. Clinics will be resumed in person in Pueblo County and Huerfano County when clinics can be safely held in the community. In person clinics will be hosted in partnership with community stakeholders and provide dinner/childcare to families that register in advance.

Co50 Clinics are now virtual to ensure that legal information and resources remain available to families. Clinics will be held on Zoom and require registration for live/On Demand attendance.

Register in advance!

Registration is open for our September 24th clinic on parenting time. REGISTER NOW >

Look for our upcoming clinic links on this page or Facebook (@Co50Clinics).

You can always email us at co50@childlawcenter.org for registration information and learn about upcoming events.

Questions welcome in advance! Presentations will remain on demand via Zoom for 30 days. Access to all presentations will be available through this site!

Questions? Email Co50@childlawcenter.org or call us at (303) 692 – 1165.

Who else is involved?

The Children’s Law Center is grateful to the NextFifty Initiative for supporting the development and launch of the Co50 Clinics in Pueblo County and Huerfano County.

The involvement of these Key Partners is critical to designing community-driven services to meet the needs of kinship families in Pueblo County.

  • Pueblo County Department of Human Services
  • Hope for Children
  • Senior Resource Development Agency
  • RMSER
  • Health Solutions
  • Catholic Charities

More partners are actively being sought in Pueblo and Huerfano!

If you are a professional or advocate who works with nonparent caregivers, please submit this form to tell us about the needs of multigenerational families in your community!

Questions? Email us at Co50@childlawcenter.org or complete the form below. We’d love to hear from you and learn about your work!

Partners

How can I watch recorded presentations?

Missed a clinic? Not a problem! Co50 Clinic presentations and resources will be updated monthly.

Information cannot be downloaded, recorded, or used for group presentations without permission from Rocky Mountain Children’s Law Center. Please contact co50@childlawcenter.org if you are interested in a presentation, Q&A, or other support for your group or event.

August 27, 2020: Legal Options for Nonparent Caregivers – WATCH NOW >

September 24, 2020: Safety Concerns in Parenting Time

October 29, 2020: Education Advocacy for Nonparent Caregivers

Other resources from the Children’s Law Center may be helpful.

How can I get help?

Co50 Clinics provide address specific legal topics and answer general questions about legal options and processes. If you want to ask a question about your family, please reach out! We are happy to set legal consultations with our team of attorneys and see if information, advice, or other services can be provided to help you. 

Individual services are provided on a sliding scale basis. More information about our services is available here. Please call us at (303) 692 – 1165, email us at co50@childlawcenter.org, or fill out the form below for assistance. 

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