Colorado Child Abuse and Neglect Hotline:  1-844-CO-4-KIDS  (1-844-264-5437)

Swing for Hope 2024 Registration Now Open

Swing for Hope

Join DCAC for our 2nd annual Swing for Hope fundraiser. Encourage friends and family to unite in raising funds this March through April for Child Abuse Prevention Month. Every team can have up to 6 members and each member invites friends, family, and colleagues to support their team by donating to their personal fundraising page. […]

Join us at the Denver Colfax Marathon!

If you’re running in the Denver Colfax Marathon on May 18-19, 2024, we’d be honored if you’d select DCAC as your nonprofit of choice! Over 21,000 runners from all over the world are coming together on May 18-19, and we’re an official charity partner, which means you can select us as your nonprofit when signing […]

DCAC Celebrates Black History Month

February is Black History Month, where we all come together to pay tribute to culture and acknowledge the adversity many have faced. DCAC would like to highlight our partner organizations working with families of color in our community in honor of Black History Month. We are grateful for the work you do in our communities. […]

Coming Soon — Swing for Hope 2024!

Swing for Hope

Get ready to tee off for a cause! Registration opens on February 10th for our Swing For Hope Fundraiser. Secure your spot as a team captain now, and rally your friends and family to join in and fundraise during Child Abuse Prevention Month to support DCAC. Stay tuned for registration information!

DCAC Receives Grant to Carry Out Our Mission

kids holding thank you sign

Denver Children’s Advocacy Center (DCAC) was recently awarded $100,000 of grant funding by The Colorado Health Foundation to support our Community Outreach Program and specifically Education and Support For Family, Friend and Neighbor and Childcare Providers. This funding helps us carry out our mission by providing culturally responsive and inclusive outreach, training, support, and customized […]

The Colorado Child Care Tax Credit Ends Soon

Did you know that if you donate to the DCAC, you may qualify for up to 50% of the donation amount back? Your contribution of $250 or more to our Early Childhood Mental Health training programs may qualify for a 50% Colorado Child Care Contribution Credit. The state of Colorado allows you to claim a […]

Colorado Gives Day Raises $30,000!

Colorado Gives Day 2023 took place November through December 5, 2023, and you helped us raise over $30,000 for kids and families in the Denver community! We are so grateful for your generous donations that will help us continue our mission to prevent abuse, strengthen families, and restore childhood. Thank you from everyone at DCAC!

Give a Larger Gift at No Extra Cost with the CCCCC

The end of the year will be here soon, and now’s the time to finalize your end-of-year giving to save on your 2023 taxes. Did you know that if you donate to the DCAC, you may qualify for up to 50% of the donation amount back? Your contribution of $250 or more to our Early […]

Community Outreach Program

Community Outreach Program at DCAC

We want to thank Para ti MUJER for inviting us to their resource fair this month! Thanks to this wonderful organization, we were able to not only offer resources to the immigrant community, but also to live with our friends!

Welcome Adrian Helfert, New DCAC Board Member

Adrian Helfert joined the board in 2023. He is proud to be involved with a mission-based organization focused on childrens’ well-being. His motivation for involvement is contributing to the Denver community and the DCAC staff in improving the mental and physical health of abuse and neglected children. He believes the DCAC organization and its role […]

4th Annual KB Home Charity Golf  Event

Arrowhead Golf Course

Wednesday, September 20, 2023 Join KB HOME and DCAC on September 20 at Arrowhead Golf Course for a great time while raising money to help DCAC carry out our mission to serve child victims of abuse, neglect, and violence. Stick around after the tournament for lunch and awards banquet. Register here!

Clays for Kids 2023

Friday, October 6, 2023 Join us for our 6th annual sporting clays tournament at the beautiful Colorado Clays Shooting Park. Clays for Kids will bring sporting enthusiasts together to spread awareness about our mission. For sponsorship opportunities, please email mdavis@denvercac.org. Register here!

DCAC Backpack Drive

The kids at DCAC are getting ready for their 2023-2024 school year! In order to prepare them and set them up for a successful year, we’re asking for your donations. We’re looking for ALL types of back-to-school supplies for kids 4-18, including:– Backpacks– Notebooks, pencils, pens, and crayons– Personal items, such as underwear, clothing, and […]

Your vote(s!) could help DCAC win $25,000!

State Farm has selected DCAC as one of 200 finalists for their Neighborhood Assist grant program. The news gets even better: half of the finalists will win! This year, State Farm Neighborhood Assist is giving out more grants than ever before. You can help Denver Children’s Advocacy Center become one of the 100 organizations to […]

ReFUND Colorado 2022

ReFUND CO highlights an easy way to support our mission. If you get a state income tax refund for 2021, you will have an opportunity to donate some or all of it to support our ongoing work with children who have experienced abuse. This program from the ReFUND CO initiative puts you in charge of […]

Jane Doe, age 4

Jane was 4. Her parents were divorced. Her dad was a truck driver, and her mom lived in an assisted living facility because of a terminal illness. Jane?s loving grandparents cared for her, except when her father was in town once a month. After spending time with her father, Jane would often seem to describe […]

Jane Doe, age 11

Jane is the oldest of three siblings. Her mother and father fought often, so she tried to shield her siblings from the abuse and chaos in their home. Exhausted at school, she was written up for sleeping in class. Jane?s mother senselessly beat Jane for getting in trouble in school and began to strangle her, […]

Jane Doe, age 9

Jane is 9 years old. She lives in Denver with her parents and two siblings. Her father?s business partner and fraternity brother had always been close to the family, but only he and Jane know his deepest secrets. When Jane began to regress in school, a caring teacher ? who had been trained by DCAC […]

You can donate some or all of your state tax refund to DCAC

ReFUND CO highlights an easy way to support our mission. If you get a state income tax refund in 2020, you will have a new opportunity to donate some or all of it to support our ongoing work with children who have experienced abuse. The new program from the ReFUND CO initiative puts you in […]

Colorado Gives Day 2020

Because of you, we reached our goal and raised $30,000! To all of the wonderful supporters who generously supported us on #COGivesDay, thank you so very much! The pandemic has many families in a constant state of change and worry. As economic instability, food and housing insecurities, and parental stress escalate, so does the risk of […]

New Webinar Series: Developing Trauma-informed Organizations

Day after day, many of us work with children, families, and staff who have experienced trauma, yet we often do not know how to respond to their needs. As a result, more childcare centers, schools, and agencies are expanding their work to become ?trauma-informed and resilient organizations,? which is defined as: The program, organization, and […]

Part 2 of our Webinar Series!

The Denver Children’s Advocacy Center has launched part 2 of our free webinar series! Choose from a number of interesting topics and learn directly alongside our mental health professionals. This page will be updated with registration links and more detailed information as it becomes available. We look forward to seeing you soon!   – January 19th, 1pm: Coping with Anxiety […]

The Work Ahead of Us

The recent killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and Ahmaud Abrbery have provoked a great range of feelings and emotions amongst all of us at the Denver Children?s Advocacy Center. We have felt saddened, enraged, hopeless, frustrated, and now inspired by protests throughout our nation and hopeful at the possibility of change. This moment feels different. […]

DCAC is here to help! Check out our Facebook page for resources

At DCAC we are working hard every day to creatively continue to serve the mental health needs of our clients and families! Guess what?! We want to share some of our resources and expertise with YOU! Check out DCAC?s Facebook page to see bi-weekly posts on what we do, mental health resources, online support groups, […]

A message regarding DCAC’s approach to COVID-19 from our Executive Director, Dr. Gizane Indart

At the Denver Children?s Advocacy Center (DCAC) we recognize that the local, national and global threat as a result of COVID-19 has all our lives in a constant state of change and, for many, increasing fear. We want you to know that we are part of a dedicated network of professionals and agencies in Denver and the Metro area that are committed to protecting the mental as well as […]

Thank You, Meg & William!

On December 10th, Meg and her five-year-old son, William, visited DCAC to drop off toys they collected and money they raised for DCAC?s holiday toy drive! We were thrilled to see William making a difference in his community and learning about giving at such an early age. Every year, we host a toy drive and […]

Thank You to the Colorado Young Credit Union Professionals!

Thank you so much for our friends from the Colorado Young Credit Union Professionals (CYCUP) for volunteering at DCAC yesterday! We 21 volunteers on campus yesterday to help us decorate for the holidays. This is the second year that CYCUP has helped us prepare for the holiday season. They strung lights, put up christmas trees, decorated […]

Thank You, KB Home!

We want to say a huge thank you to our friends at KB Home! On September 12th, they hosted their second annual KB Home Charity Golf Tournament benefitting the Denver Children’s Advocacy Center. The second annual tournament raised over $32,000 for DCAC’s programs that serve child victims of trauma in our community.  Everyone at DCAC […]

You Can Support DCAC through Workplace Giving!

DCAC is proud to partner with Community Shares of Colorado in workplace giving campaigns. Making charitable donations via paycheck contributions is a convenient option that allows incremental gifts to add up over the course of a year. A paycheck contribution of $1 a day – $5 each work week ? adds up to a  $260 annual donation!  Do you […]

DCAC’s 2018 Annual Report is Published

We are excited to announce that our 2018 Annual Report has been published. Thank you so much to all of our partners, supporters, and friends for another impactful year of preventing abuse, strengthening families, and restoring childhood at DCAC. Our mission would not be possible without all of you! To view the 2018 Annual Report, please click […]

Thank you to Hensel Phelps and Amp the Cause!

On Saturday, we had a group of volunteers from Hensel Phelps on our campus for Amp the Cause’s 14th annual Community Day! Commuity Day, a citywide volunteer day, is hosted by Amp the Cause. Amp the Cause pairs a business with a nonprofit partner for a day of volunteering on the nonprofit’s campus. This year, DCAC […]

Thank you, DaVita!

This month, Meghan, DCAC’s Develompent & Marketing Manager, was invited to speak about DCAC at a DaVita corporate event. Meghan explained our programs at DCAC and how we serve Denver’s children who have been victims of trauma. After speaking, Alissa from DaVita presented DCAC with 40 stuffed bears that her team at DaVita created for […]

Thank You, Denver Technology Services!

We had a very special visitor at DCAC this week! Christopher from the City and County of Denver’s Technology Services Department stopped by our office to drop off a donation. The Technology Services Team hosted a chili cook-off benefitting DCAC earlier this year! DCAC is partnering with the Technology Services Department this year for a variety […]

Thank You to All Problematic Sexualized Behaviors: Advanced Interventions Attendees!

Thank you to everyone who attended Dr. Gizane Indart’s Problematic Sexualized Behaviors: Advanced Interventions training on April 18th! This training was attended by 40 individuals and it was the second training in a two part series on Problematic Sexualized Behaviors. Thank you so much to the Denver Police Department District 1 for the use of their […]

There is Something You Should Know…

There is Something You Need to Know… Child abuse affects absolutely everyone. 1 in 10 children will be sexually abused before the age of 18. 1 in 4 girls. 1 in 6 boys. As high as 81% of patients in psychiatric hospitals were physically of sexually abused as children. On average, child abuse and neglect […]

Thank you to Connie, Bridger, and Shepard!

Yesterday, Connie and her grandsons, Bridger and Shepard, stopped by DCAC to drop off a donation of handmade, crochet stuffed animals! Connie made them and brought her grandsons along to deliver this special gift. These stuffed animals will be given to children who come to DCAC for forensic interviews. We know that our clients will absolutely […]

Cherokee Trail High School Students donate Build-a-Bears to DCAC

Earlier this week, we had the honor of meeting a group of students from Cherokee Trail High School’s DECA program. The students came to DCAC to deliver a very special donation for our forensic interview program. When the students visited our campus, we were able to explain to them that every child that we see […]

Become a 2019 DCAC Event Sponsor!

We are excited to invite you to partner with the Denver Children?s Advocacy Center (DCAC) as a 2019 sponsor. We have three major events happening this year: Clays for Kids on May 3rd, the KB Home Charity Golf Tournament in September of 2019, and our 4th annual Art from the Heart on September 26th. Additionally, […]

Thank You, Denver Active 20-30 Children’s Foundation!

In mid January, Meghan Parman, DCAC’s Development & Marketing Manager, attended the Denver Active 20-30 Children’s Foundation’s grant ceremony. DCAC was awarded a grant from the foundation to support our programs that serve children who have been traumatized by abuse, neglect, and violence and their families.   The Denver Active 20-30 Children?s Foundation (?Denver Active 20-30?) is a […]

Thank You, Innospec!

Thank you to our friends at Innospec Fuel Specialities for their very generous gift to DCAC this holiday season! This is the second year that Innospec has decided to make a holiday contribution to our Center and it is greatly appreciated. We are so honored to partner with such wonderful companies in our community! Thank […]

Thank You, CYCUP!

Earlier this week, we had a volunteer group from the Colorado Young Credit Union Professionals (CYCUP) on campus to help us with our holiday decorating! Each year, we decorate our campus for the holidays and this year, we were lucky to have this awesome group to help us out. We decorated Christmas trees in our forensic […]

Happy Halloween! Have a Spooky & Safe Night with these Safety Tips!

With Halloween just a few weeks away, we know parents and kids are busy preparing for a night full of trick-or-treating, costumes and fun. At DCAC, we want Halloween to be as fun, and safe, as possible. Here are our safety tips to make sure your little ones have a great night! Costume Safety Choose […]

Support DCAC Through Workplace Giving!

DCAC is proud to partner with Community Shares of Colorado in workplace giving campaigns. Making charitable donations via paycheck contributions is a convenient option that allows incremental gifts to add up over the course of a year. A paycheck contribution of $1 a day – $5 each work week ? adds up to a  $260 annual donation!  Do you […]

We Need Your Help! Vote for DCAC to Win $15,000!

DCAC has a chance to win $15,000 in the Plante Moran Care Charity Contest! But, we need your help to win. Voting will occur in three rounds: Round 1: Oct. 16 ? 29; the top 20 vote-getters proceed to Round 2 Round 2: Nov. 1 ? 7; the top 10 vote-getters proceed to Round 3 Round 3: […]

THANK YOU, KB HOME!

On September 13th, KB Home hosted their 1st Annual Charity Golf Event supporting DCAC! We cannot thank them enough for their kindness and generosity. It was an amazing tournament that raised over $39,000 for DCAC. We are already looking forward to 2019! We cannot express our gratitude to KB Home enough. They are longtime supporters […]

Thank You, Art from the Heart Supporters!

Thank you so much to everyone who made our 3rd annual Art from the Heart a huge success! We had a wonderful evening with all of you. With your help, we were able to raise over $80,000 for DCAC. We want to say a special thank you to Lucy Ana, the event honoree, and her […]

Thank You for One Year of Volunteer Service, Thomas!

On August 21st, we celebrated Thomas Yi’s one year of volunteer service at DCAC. Thomas has spent the last year helping us out with various projects on campus. Thomas currently attends Metro State University and originally began volunteering at DCAC for class credit. Once his class was completed, he decided to continue volunteering on our […]

Welcome, Fall 2018 Interns!

Welcome to DCAC’s Fall 2018 Interns! We are so excited to have a new group of interns on campus to help us out of the semester. On August 16th, Cathy Hay, Prevention Program Manager, and Angela Davidson, Director of Assessment and Treatment, met with all the new interns and completed an orientation. This semester, Akhari Davis, Brittany Hayes, Carrie […]

Help Every Child Be Ready to Learn in School This Year!

As kids head back to school, there will be heartwarming stories in the media about donated school supplies, and more hard-hitting features about academic achievement and standardized tests. At DCAC, we think the bigger question is: Are these children ready to learn? For too many students, the answer is NO. Children who have been subjected to sexual and […]

DCAC’s 2017 Annual Report has been Published!

We are thrilled to announce that our 2017 Annual Report has been published. Thank you so much to all of our supporters, partners, and friends who helped us have another impactful year in 2017. We cannot express our gratitude enough. In addition to our annual report, we have also published our 2017 Donor List.  To […]

DCAC’s New Programs and Partners Flyer

We recently published a new marketing flyer that explains all of DCAC’s programs and each program’s partners. We are excited to share this new flyer with you to help clarify the services we provide Denver’s children and their families. If you would like to view a PDF version of this flyer, please click here. 

DCAC receives grant from Ent Credit Union!

Earlier this Spring, DCAC received a grant from Ent Credit Union’s annual Youth Endowment Series (YES) grant program. We were 33 organizations chosen to receive a grant from Ent Credit Union. Recipient agencies are selected by a volunteer panel of Ent employees. Grant applications are evaluated on criteria including: general benefit to the community, potential ability to use […]

Thank You, KB Home!

Thank you so much to our friends from KB Home! In early June, they spent a morning at DCAC helping us freshen up our campus. They coordinated the repair of the ramp on our medical house, repainted the ramp after it was rebuilt, and repainted the trim in our therapy house. KB Home has been […]

Thank You, Wells Fargo!

On Saturday, May 12th – Amp the Cause, a nonprofit in Denver that raises critical health and education funds, generates awareness of local charities, uses monetary and in-kind donations to help children with life-threatening illnesses, and provides opportunities for kids to participate in educational programs in a safe and healthy environment, hosted it’s 2018 Community Day. […]

Thank You to Everyone Who Attended Clays for Kids!

On Friday, April 6th, we hosted our inaugural Clays for Kids event presented by SM Energy at Colorado Clays Shooting Park. Despite the snowy and cold weather, we had a great turn out and 33 teams joined us for our tournament.  The event raised a total of $44,108 for our programs at DCAC and we cannot thank […]

SM Energy presents Clays for Kids

In March, a few of our friends from SM Energy stopped by DCAC for a special visit. Yvette & Nate brought a car load of donations to DCAC to give to our client’s families and to use in our waiting rooms. Our clients have already put these items to good use and are enjoying the news […]

Location 3 Media Volunteers at DCAC

On Friday, March 23rd, several staff members from Location3 Media joined us at DCAC to work on a few special projects. They spent the morning deep cleaning our therapy rooms, organizing our waiting areas, picking up our campus, and refreshing our flower pots and playground area for spring! Every at DCAC is wowed by all […]

Congratulations to our Board Chair, Craig Johlfs!

We are pleased to announce the recognition of our distinguished Board Chair, Craig Johlfs, as a Denver Business Journal 40 under 40 award winner! Craig is the President of Climb Financial Group. Craig, thank you for your time, dedication, and commitment to making our community a brighter place for children! Click here to learn more about Climb Financial […]

Trauma-Informed Care Trainings in Denver & Colorado Springs

We are grateful for an incredible attendance at our Denver Trauma-Informed Care training on February 10th and our Colorado Springs Trauma-Informed Care on February 22nd & 23rd! Both of these trainings were generously sponsored by VOCA and we had over 350 attendees.  Thank you again!

Young Philanthropist Raises Donations for DCAC

A young donor named Jude reached out to DCAC in late February about a special gift. Jude is turning 9 in March and decided to raise money for DCAC in honor of his special day! We were are so grateful for Jude’s kindness and generosity and we are thrilled that he decided to donate to DCAC! We are […]

Thank You, Denver Active 20-30 Children’s Foundation!

Thank you Denver Active 20-30 for your continued & generous support of the programs that make such a difference in the lives of Denver’s most vulnerable children!  In late January, two staff members, Meghan Parman & Anna Friedman, accepted a check from the Denver Active 20-30 Children’s Foundation on behalf of DCAC. This grant will make […]

Thank you, Cherokee Trail High School

On February 1st, we had a special group of vistors at DCAC. Students from Cherokee Trail High School’s DECA Program came to DCAC to deliver Build-A-Bears for our forensic interview program! Each year, they create bears and give them out to various nonprofits in the Denver Metro. This is the second year, DCAC has received bears. We […]

Partner with DCAC in 2018!

We are excited to invite you to partner with DCAC for our two largest events in 2018, Art from the Heart and Clays for Kids. Our third annual Art from the Heart event draws attention to the transformative power of art and the art therapy utilized by DCAC?s therapists in working with traumatized children. This […]

We are Hiring!

Do you want to join our team at DCAC? We are currently hiring! See below for our opening: Community Connector This position would focus on Spanish-speaking immigrants and refugees from Central and South America with a special focus on Southwest Denver. We are seeking someone who would play a key connector role in two major […]

Thank you, SM Energy!

Right before Christmas, we had a volunteer group at DCAC that helped us with a very special project. Our friends from SM Energy spent the morning preparing backpacks for children who come to DCAC for forensic interviews. Sometimes children are brought to DCAC for an interview in the middle of the night or right after […]

Innospec Fuel Specialities makes Holiday Donation

In early December, we got a call from Maggie at Innospec Fuel Specialities. Maggie explained that every year Innospec makes a holiday donation to a charity and that this year they wanted to make it to DCAC. We were absolutely thrilled when we got the call and completely humbled by their generosity. Their gift made such […]

Thank you, Olivia!

Right before Thanksgiving, we had a special guest at DCAC. Olivia visited us to give us toys that she had been collecting for our holiday toy drive. Olivia collected new children’s toys that will use for our toy drive next month. Every family at DCAC will receive a gift for every child in their family. […]

Thank you, Ground Floor Media!

Every year, we decorate our campus to celebrate the holiday season at DCAC. This is a very special time because we know that the children we serve love to see the trees decorated in the lobbies and the lights sparkling from the porch. This year, we luckily had the help from our friends at Ground Floor […]

Happy Halloween from DCAC!

This Halloween, DCAC’s clients and families received a special treat when visiting our campus. Thomas, one of DCAC’s wonderful volunteers, prepared and planned a trick-or-treat event for the children who visited our campus on Tuesday. He donated candy to DCAC and made individual bags for each client to take home with them! He spent the day […]

Thank You to the Mountain West Young Credit Union Professionals!

On Friday, September 22nd, we had a group of 19 volunteers on campus from the Mountain West Young Credit Union Professionals group (MWYCUP)! This is the second year that MWYCUP has volunteered at DCAC and we were so excited to have them back. The group tackled a huge amount of helpful tasks on Friday morning […]

Art from the Heart 2017

Art from the Heart 2017 was last week. It is crazy to us how quickly this event comes and goes each year. With all of planning and preparation before and the coordination during, we often do not get the chance to say “thank you” to everyone. With that being said, we want to thank all of the wonderful […]

DCAC Hosts Community Resiliency Training with Launch Together & DECC

On Wednesday, September 13th, DCAC hosted a community training with the Southwest Denver LAUNCH Together Initiative and Denver’s Early Childhood Council. The training focused on developing a resilient community and was hosted at the Redeemer Lutheran Church in southwest Denver. With over 50 participants, the training went wonderfully and was followed by a community dialogue […]

Thank You to the McCormick Foundation & the Rockies Charitable Fund!

In early August, DCAC staff and their family members were invited to a Colorado Rockies game against the Philidelphia Phillies. This game was part of a special grant presentation from the McCormick Foundation and the Colorado Rockies Charitable Fund. During the game, Angela Davidson, DCAC’s  Assessment and Treatment Program Director, went down on the field to accept a check […]

Welcome, Fall 2017 Interns!

DCAC has officially welcomed our Fall 2017 interns to campus! We are thrilled to have Francesca, Darcy, Raquel, Christa, and Michele spending their semester with us. These four interns join Shelby and Ciara to complete our intern team! Check out more information about each intern below.  Francesca studies at la Universidad de Desarrollo in Chile […]

DCAC’s Training Program Expands

DCAC’s training program has been expanding in 2017 and with the help of many kind individuals and organizations, we were able to conduct two trainings on Saturday, August 19th. The first training was conducted by DCAC’s Executive Director, Gizane Indart. This training focused on the Impact of Trauma on the Developing Child and was held […]

Nonprofit Finance Fund at DCAC!

DCAC has been working with the Nonprofit Finance Fund for the last several months. Today, Peter and Renee from the Nonprofit Finance Fund were on campus to teach our staff members about financial situation analysis, to take a took a DCAC’s business model, and to help us draw a web of connectivity between our program models […]

DCAC Hosts Training at Re:Vision

Gracias a todos los que participaron de la clase abuso sexual en la infancia el Sábado 29 de Julio. En particular, agradecemos el auspicio de SW Denver Launch Together, y el trabajo de organización de Rosa Vergilio y de Re:Vision. Compartimos algunas fotos del evento!   

Do You Want a Chance to Win a Trip to Costa Rica?

Our annual event, Art from the Heart, is just around the corner. We have had a busy summer at DCAC planning and preparing for the event on Thursday, September 14th. In the last few months, we have been securing auction items, vendors, sponsors and finalizing the details of the evening. With that being said, we […]

Support DCAC Through Workplace Giving!

DCAC is proud to partner with Community Shares of Colorado in workplace giving campaigns. Making charitable donations via paycheck contributions is a convenient option that allows incremental gifts to add up over the course of a year. A paycheck contribution of $1 a day – $5 each work week ? adds up to a  $260 annual donation!  Do you […]

DCAC attended the Safe Summer Kick-Off Fair

Earlier this month, two DCAC employees, Micaela & Lucero, attended the Safe Summer Kick-Off Fair at Kepner Legacy Middle School. DCAC represented Southwest Denver at the fair that was hosted by the Southwest Denver Coalition, the Department of Public Safety’s Gang Reduction Initiative of Denver (GRID) and Denver Public Safety Youth Programs.  The Safe Summer Kickoff […]

Thank You to the Denver District Adult Probation Department!

At our Annual Breakfast Open House on June 8th, employees from the Denver District Adult Probation Department presented us with a check for a recent fundraiser they held for DCAC. The Denver District Adult Probation Department has made several contributions to DCAC in the past. We are incredibly grateful for their ongoing support and thankful for such […]

Thank You to all who Attended our Breakfast Open House!

On June 8th, we hosted our annual Breakfast Open House! This special event is a way to say “Thank You!” to all of our amazing partners, supporters, and friends. With the help of so many others, we are able to do the work that we do at DCAC. The Breakfast Open House turned out to […]

Deloitte’s Impact Day 2017!

Last week, we had an amazing group of volunteers from Deloitte on our campus. June 9th was Deloitte’s 18th annual Impact Day. Impact Day is a celebration of Deloitte?s year-round commitment to local communities. Member firms around the world host Impact Day activities where Deloitte professionals spend the day volunteering (click here to learn more). Nineteen […]

Thank You, Sage Hospitality!

On Saturday, May 20th, Amp The Cause hosted their 2017 Community Day! During Community Day, a business or corporation is paired with a nonprofit organization for a day of volunteering. Each year, over 1,000 individuals dedicate 6 hours to 50+ nonprofits to improve their facilities.  This year, DCAC was paired with Sage Hospitality and we […]

“This Does Not Look Like Work…”

In early January, a group of children donated stuffed animals to our forensic interview program for our clients to take home with them. One little girl from the group, Ella – age 5, was wowed by the beauty of our campus and our three homes. When she walked in the front door of our Forensic […]

Thank You, KB Home!

KB Home of Denver spent their morning volunteering on our campus today! We were so thrilled when they reached out to set up a volunteer day and their hard work has made our campus bright and beautiful for the summer. They cleaned out our flower beds, put down new mulch, repainted our parking lot lines, […]

DCAC Staff Outing!

Every few months, we like to plan an outing for DCAC’s staff members to get to know each other, have fun, and relax. Last week, we planned a trip to Ace Eat Serve, restaurant/table tennis gaming area, to have some competitive fun! Staff members were able to play some games of table tennis, hang out […]

DCAC Receives Grant from Ent Credit Union!

In April, DCAC was notified that we were one of the 34 recipients of Ent Credit Union’s YES Grant! We are absolutely thrilled to be part of Ent’s charitable giving program and we are so grateful to be chosen at a recipient this year. Since Ent’s YES Grant programs inception in 2000, they have awarded more than […]

Local Girl Scout Troop nominates DCAC as “Hometown Hero”!

A local Girl Scout Troop recently nominated DCAC as the recipient of their “Hometown Hero” award! The Hometown Hero Program “gives girls the opportunity to learn philanthropy and community service through the Cookie Program”. As a recipient of the award, we received 13 cases of cookies to give out to our families, team members, partners, […]

DCAC partners with DECC & LAUNCH Together for Southwest Denver Training

On April 5th, DCAC partnered with the Denver Early Childhood Council (DECC) & the LAUNCH Together in Southwest Denver Initiative to conduct a community training & conversation on the impact of trauma on a young child’s development at the Denver Indian Center. We really enjoyed meeting all the attendees and coming together to help others learn […]

National Child Abuse Prevention Month: Kick-Off at the Captiol

On April 4th, the Colorado Department of Human Services hosted a kick-off event for National Child Abuse Prevention Month! DCAC and various other organizations and agencies who combat and prevent child abuse and neglect in Colorado were invited to gather at the Colorado State Capitol for a rally event that would kick off Child Abuse […]

Thank You, Mark!

At DCAC, we have various individuals who volunteer their time to work for the many different programs in our organization. One of those individuals is Mark, a long-time volunteer of our prevention program, Denver Safe from the Start. Mark works with Denver Safe from the Start to coordinate puppet shows for the children at each […]

Art from the Heart 2017 Auction Sneak Peek!

Art from the Heart 2017 is set for September 14th, but we have already started receiving donations for the event! Thanks to Cate, one of wonderful DCAC’s supporters, we have a stunning piece of artwork that we will be included in our Art from the Heart auction. We are so excited about the piece, which […]

Thank you, Mark & Phylicia!

Last Friday, Amber and Meghan, DCAC staff members, attended a birthday party for one of the DCAC’s newest supporters, Mark! Mark’s wife Phylicia planned a 50th birthday party for him with a special meaning. In lieu of gifts, they collected donations for DCAC. At the party, Amber and Meghan staffed the admission sale, sold raffle […]

DCAC’s Pinwheel Garden has been Planted!

Last week, we planted our pinwheel garden on our campus for National Child Abuse Prevention Month. In 2008, Prevent Child Abuse America introduced the pinwheel as the new national symbol for child abuse prevention through Pinwheels for Prevention®. By its very nature, the pinwheel connotes whimsy and childlike notions. In essence, it has come to serve […]

Thank You to Everyone who Attended our Young Professional Event!

Thank you so much to everyone who attended our Young Professional event on Wednesday, March 22nd at Renegade Brewing Company! We really enjoyed meeting everyone and sharing our passion for the work that we do. We would also like to say a huge thank you to Waddell & Reed, the event sponsor, and Renegade Brewing Company […]

Young Philanthropist Donates to DCAC’s Forensic Interview Program

Justice just celebrated his 8th birthday! Instead of receiving gifts from his friends, he chose to collect stuffed animals for DCAC’s forensic interview program. We were so excited to learn that he wanted to support DCAC. When Justice came to our campus to deliver his 20 brand new stuffed animals, we explained to him that […]