Court Care provides free childcare for anyone who has court-related business in the Pikes Peak Region. Children are welcomed into a nurturing, safe space away from potentially traumatic courtroom proceedings (e.g. domestic violence, divorce, rape, child custody, etc.). Struggling parents are able to speak with dignity and participate in legal matters without children seeing, hearing or possibly distracting them.
Early childhood presents a narrow window of time for understanding and promoting resilience to conflict. Court Care fills that space and protects children from one more adverse childhood experience. Children are welcomed into a safe, secure, and engaging space away from the trauma of the courtroom that emerges daily.
Volunteers are needed to organize book drives or to collect gently-used children’s books, washable art supplies, construction paper, diapers / pull-ups (all sizes), and baby wipes.
Court Care welcomed 4,094 from 2,782 families in 2020. 95% were single-parent families who often lack the support system to secure safe, alternative childcare.
“I had to file a restraining order for the safety of my daughter and myself. Knowing my daughter was in a secure place was critical. We were warmly welcomed by the staff. Before I completed paperwork, my daughter was at the easel painting.” — Anonymous parent of a 4-year old child.