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Kempe Foundation Hires Casey Carmichael as Director of Development

October 14, 2016

The Kempe Foundation is pleased to announce Casey Carmichael as its new Director of Development. With more than 15 years of experience working with nonprofit organizations, Carmichael has a deep understanding of the importance of leveraging relationships with multiple donor sectors. In her previous roles as Donor Relations Manager for the Nature Conservancy and Director of Grants… MORE +

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Kempe Partners with Colorado Department of Human Services to Fund, Expand SafeCare® Across Colorado

June 20, 2016

In May, Colorado Department of Human Services (CDHS) Office of Early Childhood announced it had secured $5 million in funding to continue operation of SafeCare® Colorado. Through this funding, Kempe will continue managing SafeCare® on behalf of CDHS through a five-year renewable contract. Since 2013, Kempe has partnered with the CDHS to implement SafeCare® through… MORE +

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Three Ways to Raise Happy Healthy Children

April 1, 2016

Encouraging words mean a lot to every child as they grow and develop. Those encouraging words are needed from parents, caretakers, neighbors, coaches and other adults who interact with children. “Children thrive when they hear encouraging words,” says The Kempe Foundation President & CEO John Faught. “Positive words like ‘You’re the best,’ ‘You are special,’ and ‘You can do it’ make… MORE +

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Kempe Receives $20,000 through the Colorado Rockies Charity Fund

February 23, 2016

Kempe recently received a $20,000 grant through the Colorado Rockies Charity Fund, a McCormick Foundation Fund. The grant supports the critical work of the IMHOFF Clinic, a behavioral health clinic that provides direct services and consultations to children, families and caregivers. “This grant enables Kempe to continue providing behavioral health services to children, families and… MORE +

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Kempe Creates New Behavioral Health Policy Position to Bolster Advocacy for Mental Health Needs of Child Abuse and Neglect Victims

December 14, 2015

Research shows 48 percent of child abuse and neglect victims need behavioral health treatment, yet only 25 percent of children in the child welfare system that need behavioral health services receive them. To address this public health crisis, Kempe, a leader in child abuse prevention and treatment, is ramping up advocacy efforts by appointing Dr…. MORE +

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Colorado Parent: Protecting Your Child from Abuse Beginning the Day They Are Born

March 30, 2017

Kempe’s Dr. Desmond Runyan was quoted in an article from Colorado Parent magazine highlighting ways parents can protect their kids from abuse and neglect starting at birth. Read the full article on the Colorado Parent website. Share!

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Kempe and Southwest Regional Training Center Featured on KOAA

March 29, 2017

In an effort to raise awareness of child abuse prevention, the staff at the Southwest Regional Training Center partnered with local law enforcement and other community agencies to create a “living blue ribbon.” Local television station KOAA News 5 in Pueblo covered the event. You can view the full news story online. The training center is… MORE +

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Our Children, Ourselves – Kempe featured in 5280

January 9, 2017

5280‘s Natasha Gardner reports more than 180 kids are born in Colorado every day, and as many as one in four will be abused or neglected by their caregivers during their early years. Why is it so difficult to stop this from happening—and even harder to find justice for victims? See her interview with Kempe’s Dr…. MORE +

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Denver Post: Kempe Foundation’s Blue Ribbon Gala puts the focus on kids, raises $480,000

April 29, 2016

From Joanne Davidson: The late Dr. C. Henry Kempe devoted his life to children, whether it was addressing their health needs or establishing a center where those who had been neglected or abused could receive life changing therapy, the pediatrician gave selflessly of his time and talent in an effort to make sure kids got… MORE +

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SMDRA Association Philanthropies awards $7,500 grant

November 16, 2015

The South Metro Denver Realtor Association Philanthropies awarded a $7,500 grant to Kempe, a leader in the prevention and treatment of child abuse and neglect, to support a foster family under its care, the Story family. The funds will be used to transform the family’s unfinished two-car garage into an expanded living area at their home. “With the definition of philanthropy being the desire… MORE +

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