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Jul 06, 2017

DHS Kicks Off 2017 GIVE Denver Adopt-a-Student School Supply Drive

DENVER – July 6, 2017 – Success in the classroom requires the right resources, but for some students in our community, school supplies are unaffordable or hard to come by. To help give students the tools they need to succeed, Denver Human Services (DHS) is hosting GIVE Denver’s 2017 Adopt-a-Student School Supply Drive, now through July 31. The annual drive helps fill backpacks with school supplies for hundreds of children each year.

Jun 16, 2017

Denver Human Services and Denver Botanic Gardens Bring Annual Farm Stand to Sun Valley, Montbello

Denver Human Services (DHS) and Denver Botanic Gardens kick off their annual fresh foods farm stand season this week at DHS, bringing nutritious, locally-grown produce to Denver neighborhoods lacking access to fresh fruits and vegetables.

Jun 15, 2017

Denver Human Services Joins World Elder Abuse Awareness Day Efforts

Denver Human Services (DHS) is joining forces with the Denver Police Department, the District Attorney’s office, and the City Attorney’s office for several initiatives planned around World Elder Abuse Awareness Day.

May 31, 2017

Denver Homelessness Commission Moves to Restructure to Reflect Changing Needs of People Experiencing Homelessness

DENVER – The City and County of Denver, led by Denver’s Road Home and Mayor Michael B. Hancock’s new Office of Housing and Opportunities for People Everywhere (HOPE), announced today the city’s longstanding Commission on Homelessness will dissolve and reform with new purpose and focus on serving the city’s changing population of people experiencing homelessness. The move came after more than two hours of discussion at the commission’s most recent regular meeting. Re-engaging the commission is one of the 30 short-term action items unveiled by Mayor Hancock and the Office of HOPE on Friday at the Denver Housing Summit.

May 24, 2017

Office of HOPE Brings Together City Programs to Help More People Facing Eviction

DENVER – Denver Mayor Michael B. Hancock’s Office of Housing and Opportunities for People Everywhere (HOPE) today outlined a new citywide partnership aimed at providing coordinated, strategic assistance for people facing eviction, and support for vulnerable neighborhoods. The initiative is one of the 30 short-term action items unveiled by Mayor Hancock and the Office of HOPE on Friday at the Denver Housing Summit.

May 23, 2017

City Increases Storage Options for People Experiencing Homelessness

The City and County of Denver, through Denver’s Road Home and the Office of Housing & Opportunities for People Everywhere (HOPE), is adding 210 new storage units for people experiencing homelessness through two pilot projects announced today: a sidewalk storage pilot and expansion of day shelter storage.

May 08, 2017

Denver Recognizes May as Mental Health Awareness Month

May is National Mental Health Awareness Month and Mayor Michael B. Hancock and the Office of Behavioral Health Strategies are encouraging residents to actively think about mental wellness, learn the signs of and how to get help for themselves others living with mental illness, and to share stories of recovery.

Apr 24, 2017

Third Annual Spring Showers Hygiene Drive Starts Today

Denver Human Services’ (DHS) GIVE Denver program helped thousands of people obtain basic hygiene items in 2016, thanks to the generosity of hundreds of donors. DHS’ Give Denver is kicking off the third annual Spring Showers Hygiene Drive today with a goal of bringing in donations to support even more people in the coming year.

Apr 07, 2017

Denver Human Services Promotes Whole Family Wellness During 2017 Child Abuse Prevention Month

DENVER – March 31, 2017 – When families are happy and healthy, children are able to grow and thrive in a safe environment. April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month and Denver Human Services (DHS) invites all of Denver to take part in activities to raise awareness and promote child safety and whole family wellness.

Mar 01, 2017

Colorado Community Response Expansion

Colorado Community Response program expands to Denver County DENVER (February 28, 2017) — A program that provides support services to families is now available in Denver County following a new partnership between the Colorado Department of Human Services (CDHS) and Denver Human Services (DHS) designed to prevent incidents of child abuse and neglect.