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The CWBA partners with a variety of nonprofit organizations in the community who do work to further our mission.  

We choose several organizations each year as our holiday party and annual benefit event beneficiaries. Each year we also give a tribute gift contribution to the charity of choice of our Annual Judicial Reception Honoree.  


Second Wind Fund

Second Wind Fund believes that every child and youth at risk of suicide should have access to the mental health treatment they need.

They match children and youth at risk for suicide with licensed therapists in their communities. If a financial or social barrier to treatment is present, we pay for up to 12 sessions of therapy from one of our specialized network providers. Their unique program helps referred youth discover hope and healing in their lives.

Learn more at the Second Wind Fund website.

Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition

The Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition (CIRC) is a statewide, membership-based coalition of immigrant, faith, labor, youth, community, business and ally organizations founded in 2002 to improve the lives of immigrants and refugees by making Colorado a more welcoming, immigrant-friendly state. CIRC achieves this mission through non-partisan civic engagement, public education, and advocating for workable, fair and humane immigration policies.

Learn more at the Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition website.

Florence Crittenton Services

Florence Crittenton Services pioneered a nationally recognized trauma-responsive two-generation program model that helps teen families break the cycle of poverty through education, health and wellness, and economic and social asset building

Learn more at the Florence Crittenton Service website.

Girls Inc. of Metro Denver

In partnership with schools, community organizations and at our center in West Colfax, we focus on the development of the whole girl. She learns to value herself, take risks, and discover and develop her inherent strengths. The combination of long-lasting mentoring relationships, a pro-girl environment, and research-based programming equips girls to navigate gender, economic, and social barriers, and grow up healthy, educated, and independent. Informed by girls and their families, we also advocate for legislation and policies to increase opportunities and rights for all girls.

Learn more at the Girl Inc. of Metro Denver website.

Legal Aid Foundation of Colorado

The Legal Aid Foundation of Colorado was founded in 1981 in response to cuts in federal funding for legal aid and is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization. 
The Foundation is governed by a volunteer Board of Trustees comprised primarily of lawyers from around the state.

Mission Statement: The Legal Aid Foundation of Colorado promotes equal access to justice by raising funds to provide civil legal services for low-income people in the state of Colorado. The Legal Aid Foundation raises money for Colorado Legal Services, its statewide legal aid program.

Learn more at the Legal Aid Foundation's website.

Family Tree

For four decades, Family Tree has provided innovative, life-changing services designed to end child abuse, domestic violence and homelessness. As the only organization in the state to actively address the interconnectedness among these issues, Family Tree is changing how individuals, families and communities see, respond to and overcome them. In the past year, Family Tree provided services to tens of thousands of people in efforts to empower individuals to discover their own strengths to create lasting, positive change.  

Learn more at Family Tree's website

CWEE - Center for Work Education & Employment

CWEE’s program operates as an integrated education and employment program that includes comprehensive services to help individuals sustain employment long-term. CWEE’s instructors focus on retaining participants and advancing them from one phase to the next. A participants’ journey at CWEE begins with a referral to CWEE from Denver and Arapahoe County to attend CWEE’s on-going Career Readiness Program, Monday-Thursday from 9am-4pm with the objective that after 3-6 months they will become employed.

Learn more at CWEE's website


Founded in 1998 by four dynamic women, Smart-Girl is a Colorado-based nonprofit organization that empowers pre-teen and teen girls to make smart choices and become confident, capable, self-reliant young women.  The Smart-Guy program prepares adolescent boys to make smart choices and grow into resilient, confident and upstanding young men.  

Its proven program measurably enhances critical thinking skills, social-emotional intelligence, optimism and resilience in adolescents.  Near-peer mentors provide positive role models while guiding girls/boys through a curriculum that addresses peer pressure, bullying, body image, refusal skills, communication, leadership, friendship and other challenging topics.  Through games, art, discussions, projects and interactive exercises, adolescents learn how to discover, strive for and reach their highest potential.  

With over a decade of experience, Smart-Girl has trained more than 1,100 peer mentors and Guides, and has worked with over 7,000 youth.  

Learn more at Smart-Girl's website.

The Gathering Place

As Denver’s only daytime drop-in center for women, their children, and transgender individuals experiencing homelessness and poverty, The Gathering Place provides a variety of programs and services those who enter our doors.

Learn more at The Gathering Place's website.


WeeCycle’s mission is to help low income families with infants and toddlers in the Denver metro area by providing them with new and gently used baby gear free of charge. WeeCycle acquires the gear through the charitable donations of individuals and businesses and distributes it through local community organizations already serving families with infants and toddlers affected by poverty, homelessness, domestic violence, teen pregnancy and under-employment.  In carrying out this mission, WeeCycle also contributes to environmental preservation by recycling and reusing baby gear and operating in an environmentally conscious manner.

Learn more at Wee Cycle's website.



The CWBA’s Annual Holiday Party is a popular annual tradition, offering CWBA members, friends and colleagues a great opportunity to share holiday cheer, as well as to support a Denver-area charity. The CWBA extends special thanks to Haddon, Morgan and Foreman, PC for so generously hosting this event for many years.

Holiday Party attendees are well known for their generous support, and beneficiaries can be assured of impressive donations of goods as well as monetary contributions. Beneficiaries have included: Central Visitation Program, The Gathering Place, CASA, Urban Peak, Mi Casa Resource Center for Women, Friends of Kids in Crisis, Excelsior Youth Center, The Empowerment Program, The Sacred Heart House of Denver, The Women’s Foundation of Colorado "Girls Graduate" Program, SafeHouse Denver, Smart-Girl, Inc. and The Initiative. 



Colorado Women's Bar Association

P.O. Box 1918

Denver, CO 80201

Telephone: (303) 831-1040


 SPRING 2023


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