Kinship Advisory and Advocacy Network Team (KAAN)
“Nothing About Us Without Us!”

Denver Human Services understands that the needs of Kinship Providers are different
than those of Foster Parents.  We have developed the KAAN Team driven by and for
kinship families to address program concerns, increase support and to expand
services to families. We invite you to attend a KAAN meeting to help us improve
our services to kinship families. Lunch and child care are provided.

KAAN Network Meeting Schedule


More About the Denver Kinship Support Program

The Kinship Support Program at Denver Department of Human Services offers a variety of services for relatives/caregivers who are raising children other than their own. The services that are offered are as follows:

Navigation Services: We help you move through the systems

  • Court systems
  • Denver Department of Human Services
  • Foster Care Certification Process

Referral Services:

  •  Community Resources
  • Referrals for Legal Assistance
  • Financial Assistance:
  • Direct Financial Assistance
  • Assistance with TANF Application
  • Budgeting

Advocacy Services:

  •  Educational
  • Professional and Peer Support

Training Services: 

  •  Kinship Orientation Kinship
  • Precertification Classes (PRIDE curriculum)
  • Legal Workshops
  • Support Groups

Intensive Family Finding and Diligent Search


Kinship Toolkit Downloadable Resources:
From the Colorado Department of Human Services



Thank you to Colorado Kinship Connection and the Colorado Department of Human Services for the use of their
resources in support of our families.  Please visit the Colorado Kinship
Connection site for more resources for Kinship Providers