Our leadership team sets the vision for the department and guides staff in our mission to partner with the community to protect those in harm’s way and help all people in need. They also provide oversight of service delivery; policy development and compliance; strategic planning; coordination with the Mayor’s Office, City Council, the City Attorney’s Office, and the Office of Children’s Affairs, among other city agencies and departments; as well as coordination with other counties, state and federal legislators the State Department of Human Services, and the Department of Health Care Policy and Financing.
Executive Management Team:
Denver Human Services (DHS) receives and disburses property taxes collected in support of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Historically, those funds have been used to purchase services through the local community centered board, Denver Options, Inc., dba Rocky Mountain Human Services. An ordinance passed by Denver City Council authorizes DHS to purchase services from either the community centered board or other entities or organizations that provide such services.
DHS will be convening two forums to hear from the community regarding the use of the dedicated property taxes. Each forum will be held at Denver Human Services headquarters, located in the Richard T. Castro building at 1200 Federal Blvd., just a few blocks south of the Sports Authority Field.
Please RSVP your attendance by April 14 by contacting Brenda Lechuga at Brenda.Lechuga@denvergov.org, or by calling 720-944-2670. If you are unable to attend either of the forums but would like to provide written feedback, please let Mrs. Lechuga know.
The Denver Human Services Advisory Board advises the Department Director and provides consultation about issues that are core to our vision and values.
The Board meets quarterly and the public is invited to attend. Board meeting dates/times are posted below.
Advisory Board Members
Current members of the Denver Welfare Reform Board:
Welfare Reform Board – Denver Human Services Staff List
Child Abuse Hotline
Statewide: 1-844-CO-4-Kids (264-5437)
or in Denver: 720-944-3000
Adult Protection Hotline
DHS Customer Service
Child Support Services
Denver City & County Information