DENVER INDIAN FAMILY RESOURCE CENTER
Phone: (720) 500-1020
Denver Indian Family Resource Center (DIFRC) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization located in the Denver metro area. The agency was founded in 2000 to respond to the overrepresentation of American Indian and Alaskan Native (AI/AN) families involved in the child welfare system, a historic and ongoing challenge within the AI/AN population. Culturally-responsive services were identified as a critical unmet need. By way of initiatory partnership with Casey Family Programs, DIFRC was founded to meet this need through direct services and systems change efforts.
DENVER INDIAN CENTER, INC.
Phone: (303) 936-2688
The Denver Indian Center Inc. (DICI) is an urban cultural gathering center for the American Indian and Alaskan Native community in Denver. Founded in 1983 to meet the unique needs and challenges facing the of the Native community; they support our Native youth and community by providing guidance for economic empowerment and self-reliance, programs that empower families and honor our elders, and by offering a space where Native culture can be preserved and celebrated.
In line with this new paradigm, the Denver Indian Center will be launching a capital campaign for massive renovations to it's building. They are committed to creating a safe, healthy space where the Native community can gather for cultural events and receive culturally informed services.
THE STRONGHOLD SOCIETY
Phone: (303) 255-1730
The vision of the Stronghold Society is to create a future where the youth of Native communities and non-Native communities live a successful, healthy way of life, both mentally and physically, to become the leaders of tomorrow. Their mission is to inspire confidence, creativity, hope, and ambition for the youth of Native communities and non-Native communities through empowerment, arts programs, skateboarding and athletic activities while encouraging youth to take action to live a healthy life in mind, body, and spirit; this is their LIVE LIFE CALL TO ACTION CAMPAIGN.
SPIRIT OF THE SUN
Phone: (303) 353-4683
Spirit of the Sun’s mission is to work in partnership with Native American communities in urban areas and on reservations to boost the resilience of Native people, especially youth and young adults. Their vision is that the Native youth of today become the next generation of Native leaders, entrepreneurs, and skilled professionals who will help guide their communities toward wellness, prosperity, and cultural revitalization.
Spirit of the Sun provides employment preparation and career development for Native youth and young adults and promotes health and wellness through improved access to and knowledge of food that is traditional, nutritious, and sustainably grown and harvested. They build cultural resilience through inter-generational programs that facilitate relationships between Native elders and youth to ensure that traditional knowledge and practices continue.
AMERICAN INDIAN COLLEGE FUND
Phone: (303) 426-1200
Founded in 1989, the American Indian College Fund has been the nation’s largest charity supporting Native student access to higher education for 29 years, consistently receiving top ratings from national independent charity evaluators. The American Indian College Fund invests in Native students and tribal college education to transform lives and communities.
DENVER AMERICAN INDIAN COMMISSION
Phone: (720) 913-8459
The Mission of the Denver American Indian Commission is to enhance present and future communications between the Denver American Indian Community and the City and County of Denver, to advocate for social and cultural awareness and to promote economic and political equality.
CENTERS FOR AMERICAN INDIAN AND ALASKAN NATIVE HEALTH
Phone: (303) 724-4585
The mission for the Centers for American Indian and Alaska Native Health (CAIANH) is to promote the health and well-being of American Indians and Alaska Natives, of all ages, by pursuing research, training, continuing education, technical assistance, and information dissemination within a biopsychosocial framework that recognizes the unique cultural contexts of this special population.
NATIONAL NATIVE AMERICAN AIDS PREVENTION CENTER
Phone: (720) 382-2244
NNAAPC was founded in 1987 by Native people working in the areas of public health, primary care, social work, and substance abuse treatment, willing to speak publicly on the need for HIV prevention and education by and for Native people. NNAAPC was formed to be the champion for Native communities against discrimination in the development of national HIV/AIDS policy, funding allocations, and testing and counseling services. NNAAPC continues to evolve with the addition of HCV and STI programs and addressing other health and mental health needs of the Native community.
CASEY FAMILY PROGRAMS | INDIAN CHILD WELLFARE PROGRAM
Phone: (303) 871-8201
Casey Family Programs has a long history of working with tribes to improve the well-being of their children and families. Their Indian Child Welfare Program (ICWP) currently works on national and tribal initiatives that aim to strengthen tribal nations’ capacity to keep children healthy, safe and connected with their families, communities and cultures. ICWP staff work directly with tribes, providing consultation and technical assistance on implementing child welfare programs.
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