Who We Are?
The Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health-CO Chapter (CO Federation), founded in 1993, is a family-driven and family-run non-profit organization that provides the “Family Voice” in Colorado’s behavioral health care system through advocacy, leadership, technical assistance, and collaboration. The CO Federation is also one of 120 chapters and state organizations affiliated with the National Federation of Families.
Using System of Care values, the primary activities of the CO Federation are to help families and their children with mental health issues maneuver through the complicated behavioral health care system in Colorado by providing education, support, advocacy, and promotion of mental health needs of families and children.
Mission and Purpose
The mission of the CO Federation is to be an advocate for children, youth and families impacted by mental health issues while striving to improve and strengthen related systems, programs, and policies across the state of Colorado.
We empower families of children, adolescents, and young adults with emotional, behavioral, or mental disorders; assist in accessing effective community-based services and supports; promote family leadership; develop necessary training, policies and resources in the field of children’s mental health; and promote peer family support workforce development.
Our Core Values
At the CO Federation we know that….