Inspiring Change in the Life of a Child
Realities For Children provides for the emergency and ongoing support needs of children in Northern Colorado who have been abused, neglected, abandoned, or are at-risk.
- We do this through our healing philosophy that provides emergency funding for children in Larimer County when all other resources are exhausted.
- We support the process of recovery through youth activities, critical item distributions, and resources to our 40 Partner Youth Agencies.
- And, we work to break the cycle of abuse through special direct grant programs and scholarships for the youth we serve.
Because no child should be forgotten.
Realities For Children is where Business, Community and Service Come Together
The vision of Realities For Children is to educate, engage and inspire local businesses, youth agencies and the community to support and improve the lives of northern Colorado children who have been abused, neglected or are at-risk – so that no child in need is forgotten.
Last year Larimer County fielded 6,289 referrals of child abuse and neglect.
We believe collaboration is the path to greatest change and are founded on strong relationships with local businesses, youth agencies and our community. Business membership fees underwrite all administrative costs, ensuring that 100% of all donations go directly to support the needs of children in our community.
"Every day in our community children are identified as being in harm's way due to the neglect and abuse they are subjected to. It takes a community not a single agency to develop solutions to help these children and families. Realities For Children has truly made a difference in the lives of so many by connecting our community to protect our most vulnerable citizens."
Jim Drendal, Larimer County Child and Family Services Manager
"As a former prosecutor with many years working directly with youth serving agencies, I have seen the need and desire for agencies to work in concert for our youth. Realities For Children has helped to meet that need in the uniting the non-profit community and consequently improving the healing path of services for the far too many children that have been abused, neglected or are at-risk who struggle in an effort to grow into healthy, productive adults."
Larry Abrahamson - Realities For Children Charities Board Member
"In addition to the emergency funding Realities for Children provides, they impact the community on a much broader level. Above all other entities working with children in our community, Realities For Children has and continues to shine."
Kristy Volesky - Crimes Against Persons - Fort Collins Police Services
"Just as every child is unique, every youth agency brings a special set of gifts and services to assist throughout the healing process. No single organization can meet all the needs of a child that is at-risk or has experienced abuse and neglect. It is a great privilege to serve and partner with agencies that understand and embrace the life changing impact we make working in collaboration as a service community."
Craig A Secher – President, Realities For Children Charities