Family services

Family Services

Intervention Programs


Colorado Community Response (CCR)

The primary goal of the CCR team is to provide short-term assistance and case management for families in Larimer County that have recently been involved with the Department of Human Services (DHS), and the case been closed. CCR also serves families identified by DHS as needing additional support, but involvement with DHS is not needed. The CCR program is voluntary and all referrals come from DHS. For more information on this program, please contact Nicole Armstrong at or (970) 449-5191.


Family Advocate Program

The Matthews House Family Advocates walk alongside families and support them throughout their involvement with the Department of Human Services (DHS). The Family Advocate Program empowers parents to find their voice and take an active role in their cases with DHS, while helping families to navigate and understand the various systems they are involved in. Family Advocates also help families to build a natural support network and connect with community resources.


Family Coaching

Family Coaching is designed to help families establish a safe and healthy environment within their home. Coaching is a strength-based service where the coach works side-by-side with the family to rebuild relationships. Coaches connect families with community resources, as well as help build natural resources within families’ networks. Referrals for coaching services come exclusively from the Department of Human Services.


Foster & Kinship Support

The Matthews House provides in-home, trauma informed support to children placed in Larimer County Foster and Kinship homes. The goal of this program is to provide foster and kinship parents with the support they need to maintain the children in their homes, and to create a positive and healthy home environment in which the children can heal from their past trauma.


Prevention Programs


Parent Café

The Parent Café program supports and educates parents and caregivers, utilizing the Strengthening Families Protective Factors that give parents the skills and resources they need to parent effectively, even under stress. Click to learn more or sign up for Parent Café.


Early Childhood Navigator (ECN)

The Early Childhood Navigator Program promotes school readiness by focusing on health and activity, language and learning, feelings and behaviors and family/parenting and parent engagement resources. The ECN provides support to residents in Fort Collins, Laporte and Wellington with children aged 0-8. The ECN can accommodates one-time needs, as well as provide longer term support. Contact our Navigator, Lisa Auer, at or (970) 449-5191 for more information, or complete our online referral form HERE.


Extended Coaching

Extended Coaching works with families who have no involvement with the Department of Human Services. This service aims to prevent court or DHS involvement in the future by establishing safety and well-being within the family. This coaching is unique, as it is a voluntary, self-referral program and the level of the service is based on the family’s risk assessment.


Family to Family Program (F2F)

The Family to Family (F2F) Program provides support to families in Fort Collins, Laporte and Wellington who have at least one child in the home under the age of 18. By focusing on education, sustainable and safe housing, and community connections/resources, the F2F Program helps families move towards self sufficiency. All services are free, voluntary and open to the community. For additional questions please contact Nicole Armstrong at or 970-449-5191 or complete our online referral for HERE.