Blue Star Families
Blue Star Families builds communities that support military Families by connecting research and data to programs and solutions, including career development tools, local community events for families, and caregiver support. Since its inception in 2009 Blue Star Families has engaged tens of thousands of volunteers and serves more than 1.5 million Military Family members.
Eligibility: Active duty, National Guard, Reserve, care-giver, and transitioning Service Members and their Families from all ranks and services, as well as Veterans.
Colorado National Guard Family Assistance
Buckley AFB: 720-250-1963
Colorado Springs: 720-250-4885
Grand Junction: 720-250-5771
Recruit Sustainment Program: 720-250-2773
The mission of the Family Assistance Team is to provide support and resources to Service Members and their Families regardless of their location, deployment status, branch of service, or duty status (active, reserve, retired). We are here to provide the six essential services in addition to a multitude of other necessary resources; Legal resource and referral, financial resource and referral, TRICARE resource and referral, ID Cards/DEERS information, Crisis Intervention and referral and Community Information/Outreach.
Eligibility: Service Members and their Families regardless of their location, deployment status, branch of service, or duty status (active, reserve, retired).
CPCD-Giving Children a Head Start
Free tuition preschool program for prenatal women and children ages 0-5. Variety of class times. We operate more than 65 locations, including Fort Carson, Falcon, and surrounding areas.
Eligibility: Income based or developmental concerns.
At Military OneSource, we have one mission-to connect you to your best MilLife.
Eligibility: Active Duty, Military Spouse, dependent, surviving spouses and dependents, Veterans up to 180 days after separation.
Regis Centers for Counseling & Family Therapy-Regis University
500 E. 84th Ave.
Thornton, CO 80229
Colorado Springs Campus
7450 Campus Drive, Suite 100
Colorado Springs CO 80920
The Regis Centers for Counseling and Family Therapy have been set up to provide low to no-cost counseling services for our surrounding communities. Master’s Level therapists-in-training will meet with you once per week for an average of 14 weeks per semester. You will have a consistent counselor over those 14 weeks, and your appointment will be at the same time each week. Many students are Veterans or Spouses and/or have advanced training in our Counseling Military Families Certificate program. We do ask that those receiving therapy agree to be video recorded, as this provides real-time feedback for the therapist to evaluate their skills along with their supervisor. You can look forward to an authentic and growth-oriented relationship with your therapist, as well as to the development of your own base of life-skills derived from the latest research and best practices offered in the field.
Eligibility: Individual, family, couple, and children/adolescent outpatient mental health counseling services provided for any discharge status, any era, and any affiliation (Active/Guard/Reserve/Veteran).
6391 Wetzel Ave. Building 1524, Fort Carson
Regardless of what stage of life you and your family are in, Army Community Service has services and programs to make your Army life more successful. If you are new to the Fort Carson Colorado area, make sure to stop in and pick up a welcome packet, get maps and directions about the local area, and meet our professional staff. ACS offers monthly classes on parenting, finances, relationships, volunteerism, exceptional family members, and much more, all designed to improve the quality of your life.Our mission at ACS is to prepare and empower our Total Military Family to meet the challenges of military life by providing essential programs, resources, and services that enhance knowledge, life skills, well-being, quality of life, and retention. ACS supports the Commanders’ ability to sustain mission readiness to fight and win on any battlefield.
Eligibility: Active duty and retired service members, spouses, DA Civilians
Airman & Family Readiness Center- Peterson AFB
135 Dover St #1203
Peterson AFB, CO 80914
Provide targeted Airman and Family support and services, contributing to the mission readiness, resiliency, and well-being of the Air Force community.
Eligibility: Active Duty Military, Retirees, and DoD-connected Civilians.
Airman & Family Readiness Center- Schriever AFB
101 Falcon Pkwy
Schriever AFB, CO 80912
This Family Support Center offers transition training including deployment support, personal financial management, personal and work life skills development, relocation assistance, employment assistance, volunteer resources, military child education information, exceptional family member support, transition assistance, wounded, ill and injured support services, and support to the community during disaster crisis/evacuation situations.
Eligibility: DoD military, AFR, ANG, DoD civilians and their eligible Family Members
Airman & Family Readiness Center- USAFA
6248 W Pine Loop
USAF Academy, CO 80840
The Airman and Family Readiness Center (A&FRC) serves as a one-stop information and referral center and is the cornerstone of the AirForce Academy’s family support system, helping Airmen and their Families enhance their readiness and quality of life. The A&FRC offers proactive, prevenative, and remedial services that foster self-sufficiency and sustain the personal and family readiness of the Total Force.
Eligibility: We serve Active duty military members from all services, Guard and Reserve members, retired military members and Department of Defense civilans. We also serve their family members.
Army Community Services-Fort Carson
6303 Wetzel Ave, Bldg 1526
Fort Carson, CO 80913
Provides a variety of programs and services that promote self-reliance, resiliency, and stablity. Core programs include Community Information, Referral, and Follow-up; Army Volunteer Corps; Family Enrichment; Mobilization and Deployment; Employment Readiness; Financial Readiness; Army Emergency Relief; Exceptional Family Member Program; Fort Carson Village Mayoral Program; Soldier and Family Readiness; and Relocation Readiness.
Eligibility: Services are available to all Military ID card holders.
CPCD-Giving Children a Head Start
2330 Robinson St.
Colorado Springs, CO 80904
CPCD is the tuition free preschool for families with children ages birth to five years old. CPCD’s two-generation programming supports children and/or parents and caregivers in the following areas: Education, Economic Supports, Health and wellness, and Social Capital.
Eligibility: Income based or developmental concerns.
Family Care Center
2860 S. Circle Dr. Ste 109
Colorado Springs, CO 80906
The Family Care Center is a leader in comprehensive outpatient behavioral health services. We offer traditional talk therapy for those dealing with depression, anxiety, trauma, a mood disorders and co-occuring substance use disorders. We provide family therapy, marriage counseling and child play therapy. We have certified DBT therapists who provide group therapy for adults, middle school and high school aged populations. Each clinic is staffed with board certified psychiatrists, psychiatric nurse practitioners or physicians assistants who offer psychiatric services for those needing medications. Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) is offered for those suffering with major depression. Family Care Center was founded with the mission of taking care of military families and Veterans. We are culturally competent and understand the challenges of military life.
Eligibility: All commercial insurances accepted; all military insurances accepted
Mt Carmel Veterans Service Center
530 Communication Circle
Colorado Springs, CO 80905
At Mt Carmel, Veterans of all eras and their Families can access many community services all in one location, making it easy for you to recieve the support you deserve after your service to our nation.
Eligibility: Mt. Carmel has no eligibility requirements.
Operation Home Front
3726 E. Pikes Peak Ave
Colorado Springs, CO 80909
Operation Homefront is a national 501(c)(3) non-profit whose mission is to build strong, stable, and secure Military Families so they can thrive — not simply struggle to get by — in the communities they have worked so hard to protect. For over fifteen years, we have provided programs that offer: RELIEF (through Critical Financial Assistance and transitional housing programs), RESILIENCY (through permanent housing and caregiver support services) and RECURRING FAMILY SUPPORT programs and services throughout the year that help military families overcome the short-term bumps in the road so they don’t become long-term chronic problems.
Eligibility: Currently serving Active Duty ranks E1-E6, wounded, ill, or injured Service Members or Veterans who have recieved honorable discharge within the past 7 years.
Peak View Behavioral Health
7353 Sisters Grove
Colorado Springs, CO 80923
Peak View Behavioral Health is 112-bed inpatient psychiatric hospital providing care for youth, adults, and seniors struggling with mental health and/or substance abuse issues. We also offer outpatient services for all populations.
Eligibility: Accepts all major insurances including Tricare, Medicaid, and Medicare.
ViewPointe Senior Living
719-528-8000 ext. 2
555 S Rockrimmon Blvd
Colorado Springs, CO 80919
Faith-based, non-profit for senior living to include, Independent, Assisted Living and Memory Care
Eligibility: Private pay. Accepts long term care insurance. Aid & Attendance.
Welcome Home Warrior-Regis University
7450 Campus Dr. Suite 100
Colorado Springs, CO 80920
Welcome Home Warrior hosts free couple and family retreats for Veterans and Active Duty Soldiers. We collaborate with community organizations who donate time and money for these retreats. The purpose of the retreats is to help couples and families reconnect, with quality time together in a quiet, stress free place. We provide child care and supervised activities for children and teens. There are daily optional activities for everyone for fun and specialized groups and classes for couples wanting some help to deal with problems.
Eligibility: Two, 3-day family retreats are offered yearly, one in Spring and one in Fall, and are open for any discharge status, any era, and any affiliation (Active/Guard/Reserve/Veteran)