This Colorado Gives Day please support Denver Indian Family Resource Center as we continue to strengthen vulnerable American Indian and Alaska Native children and families through collaborative and culturally-responsive services.
As you may have heard, the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA), is yet again under attack. This in spite of the evidence that not only is ICWA good for Native children and families, but ICWA-like practices may be beneficial for all children involved in the child welfare system. ICWA has been endorsed by 17 different national child welfare associations as the “gold standard” of child welfare practice.
The threats to ICWA make the work of agencies like DIFRC even more important. DIFRC works collaboratively with social service agencies and Native families to help foster understanding, progress, and better outcomes for Native children in the Denver-metro area. DIFRC’s relationships with county child welfare departments allow us to solicit buy-in from those who decide whether or not a child will be removed from their parents, or where they will be placed if they must be removed. Since 2000, DIFRC has been on the ground, working with Native families and with Denver-area counties to advocate for ICWA, for Native families, and most importantly – for Native children.
On Tuesday, December 4, nonprofits throughout Colorado will celebrate philanthropy and compete for a share of the $1 million dollar incentive fund offered by the Community First Foundation. Please consider making a financial donation to DIFRC on this day. You can schedule a donation in advance or wait to donate on December 4th at www.coloradogives.org/DIFRC.
Together we can make a difference for Native families in the Denver area!