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. 

Our Mission

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 Families

Our Work Spans the Continuum of Prevention

Primary Prevention

We work upstream to strengthen all families and stop child maltreatment before it ever starts.

Secondary Prevention

We bring focused energy and attention to strengthen families with risk factors associated with child maltreatment.  

Tertiary Prevention

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  

Educating Providers 

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

Make a Difference

The number of people, organizations and communities that are
getting involved to strengthen families grows every day.


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Call (303) 413-3460 Or Contact Us to Make a Difference

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.     

Promote Prevention

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.

Prevent Child Abuse America

We are home to the Colorado Chapter of Prevent Child Abuse America.

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. 

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