A Colorado Where All Children and Families Thrive
Strong economies and communities where our children thrive are built when we harness the power of government, business and philanthropy and the nonprofit sectors to effectively strengthen families together.
Our children are our future employees, leaders and neighbors. No matter where they live, children need high-quality experiences and loving relationships to support healthy development.
Everyone in the community needs to get involved to prevent child maltreatment.
How We Work
With a research-based approach that emphasizes building promotive and protective factors, we address systemic and multi-sector issues by collaborating with families and partners at the community, state and national level to develop and implement powerful programs, policies and initiatives that keep kids safe in Colorado.
In 2017, several nonprofit organizations in Colorado consolidated to leverage resources and increase capacity to more effectively prevent child maltreatment in Colorado. Since then we’ve grown exponentially in service of our mission to strengthen families, organizations and communities to prevent child maltreatment.
We Work Upstream and Downstream to Strengthen FamiliesOur Work Spans the Continuum of Prevention
We work upstream to strengthen all families and stop child maltreatment before it ever starts.
We bring focused energy and attention to strengthen families with risk factors associated with child maltreatment.
We collaborate to strengthen families involved in the child protection system to give children who have experienced maltreatment brighter futures.
Creating Transformational Change
We Mobilize People and Organizations to Tackle Complex Issues Across the Spectrum of Prevention
Strengthening Individual Knowledge & Skills
Bringing Support Directly to Children and Families
Promoting Community Education
Educating Community Members, Raising Public Awareness and Changing Social Norms
Training Professionals on a Variety of Topics Across Sectors
Fostering Coalitions & Networks
Providing Support for Positive Collaborative Change Across the State and in Communities
Changing Organizational Practices
Driving Quality Improvement Projects and Building Community Capacity
Influencing Policy & Legislation
Building Public Will to Influence State and Local Policy and Legislation
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News & Updates
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Share Your Experience
Join us by sharing your lived experiences with policymakers or contributing your story to the narrative in Colorado promote positive community norms that strengthen families.
Communities have a huge influence in families’ lives. Look for ways to promote protective factors in your community and put prevention in action with the children and families in your life.
Support Our Work
Your investment empowers us to strengthen families, organization and communities to prevention child maltreatment in Colorado.
National Affiliations and State Chapters
Illuminate has strong partnerships with several national organizations to develop and implement powerful programs, policies and initiatives that keep kids safe in Colorado.
National Alliance for Drug Endangered Children
We are home to the Colorado Chapter of National Alliance
For Drug Endangered Children.
Darkness to Light
We are the State Intermediary & Authorized Facilitators of Darkness to Light’s Stewards of Children® and a proud Partner in Prevention.
National Organization on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders
We are home to the Colorado Chapter of the National organization on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders.
Circle of Parents
We are home to the Colorado Chapter of Circle of Parents.