Kempe’s Response to the ‘State of Emergency’ for Youth Mental Health

On May 25th, for the first time in its 117-year history, Children’s Hospital Colorado declared a “State of Emergency” for youth mental health. This declaration comes following the release of staggering statistics revealing a 90% increase in youth mental health emergency visits between April 2019 and April 2021. These statistics give us a glimpse into… MORE +

Updates from Under the Gold Dome: May 2021

As of May 20, 2021 The 2021 legislative session is making progress in the Colorado Capitol! Throughout this legislative session, the Kempe Foundation has been active in advancing child focused policies and advocating for funding for Kempe Center programs. Below is an update on the status of our legislative priorities: SECURING FUNDING FOR KEMPE PROGRAMS  On… MORE +