Denver Indian Family Resource Center (DIFRC) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization serving the Denver metro area. Our agency was founded in 2000 to respond to the overrepresentation of American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) families involved in the child welfare system. Culturally-responsive services continue to be needed. By way of initiatory partnership with Casey Family Programs, DIFRC serves to meet this need through direct services and systems change efforts.
DIFRC’s mission is to strengthen vulnerable AI/AN children and families through collaborative and culturally-responsive services. We provide services and community programs to families who self-identify as AI/AN in the Denver area. Additionally, DIFRC provides Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) advocacy for reunification efforts for families involved in the child welfare system. Our definition of family includes relatives and close friends in order to recognize the reality for most Indian families. We have established a revered reputation and demonstrated success in serving as a single point of entry for community-based services to vulnerable AI/AN children and their caregivers.
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