Angel Eyes is a credited 501(c)3 non-profit organization, formally The Colorado SIDS Program, incorporated in 1981. The Colorado SIDS Program was the first, and one of the few, SIDS organizations to combine a parent and a professional organization into one agency to provide a statewide approach to SIDS services.
In 2008, Angel Eyes recognized the need to expand services and began to provide a comprehensive array of risk reduction and awareness services concerning all cases of sudden, unexpected infant and toddler death with the only exception being cases where there is parental involvement in the criminal justice system (e.g., homicides, assault, criminal neglect) as a result of the death.
Beginning in 2012, Angel Eyes expanded their bereavement services to include more consistent individualized grief counseling to those affected by child loss through individual/ family/couples/child counseling. Services were also expanded to support siblings of the deceased child.
Our core values are:
- Counseling and Support – compassionate and professional bereavement counseling and support services at no charge to families, caregivers and others that are impacted by the sudden, unexpected death of an infant or toddler.
- Education and Awareness – awareness and risk reduction education to the Colorado community.
In 2018, Angel Eyes served 58 families and 89 individuals who lost a child within the last year. Angel Eyes is located in Denver but does provide services to families statewide. As a part of the mission at Angel Eyes, we seek to provide services, education and awareness to families statewide. In 2017, 4.7 out of every 1,000 infants born died. With 64,382 births in 2017, Angel Eyes recognizes that there are many more families out there that could benefit from our services and with donor support we will be able to continue to give these families hope.