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Aug 13, 2018

Chris Conner Named Director of Denver’s Road Home

Mayor Michael B. Hancock and Denver Human Services announced today that Chris Conner has been selected to lead Denver’s Road Home, the city’s program to support and connect people experiencing homelessness to vital resources and housing. Conner steps into the role after serving as interim director of Denver’s Road Home since September and has already initiated a refocusing on the mission of the office and its large network of community service providers.

Aug 08, 2018

DHS to Help Hundreds #BeSupported at Family & Child Support Resource Fair

Free food, fun, back-to-school supplies, child support incentives and other resources to be available at free event on Saturday, Aug. 11.

Aug 07, 2018

SNAP Families Can Now Visit Denver Botanic Gardens for $1

For just one dollar, families receiving food assistance can now enjoy the sights and sounds of Denver Botanic Gardens and Denver Botanic Gardens Chatfield Farms in addition to four other cultural facilities participating in the Denver Human Services (DHS) One Dollar Museum and Cultural Center Admission Program. The program lets families who receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) support show their EBT card at the ticket window to receive one-dollar admission at participating sites for themselves and up to nine additional people (admission is $1 per car at Chatfield Farms).

Jun 28, 2018

DHS Kicks Off Eighth-Annual Adopt-a-Student School Supply Drive

Starting the school year off on the right track and setting a course for year-long success in the classroom requires the right resources, but for many students in Denver, these resources are unaffordable and hard to come by. To help give students the tools they need to succeed, Denver Human Services (DHS) is excited to announce the 2018 Adopt-a-Student School Supply Drive. Now through July 31, staff at DHS’ GIVE Center are collecting backpacks filled with school supplies to give to hundreds of children before the start of the 2018-2019 school year.

May 24, 2018

Denver Zoo, History Colorado Center Join $1 Museum & Cultural Center Admission Program for Families Who Receive Food Assistance

Mayor Michael B. Hancock and Denver Human Services (DHS) today welcomed the Denver Zoo and History Colorado Center into the city’s $1 Museum and Cultural Center Admission Program. The DHS program gives families and individuals who participate in the SNAP (Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program) food benefits program access to four local cultural institutions: Children’s Museum of Denver at Marsico Campus, the Denver Museum of Nature & Science, History Colorado Center, and the Denver Zoo.

May 01, 2018

DHS Invites Community to Donate Hygiene Items to Support the Well-being of Denver Residents

For people experiencing homelessness or anyone struggling to make ends meet, even basic hygiene items can be unaffordable. Something as ordinary as shampoo or toothpaste can make a world of difference for someone interviewing for a job or getting their kids ready for school. That’s why Denver Human Services (DHS) is collecting hygiene items through May 25 as part of their fourth annual Spring Showers Hygiene Drive.

Apr 02, 2018

DHS and Community Partners Join Efforts to Strengthen Families and Keep Kids Safe

Denver Human Services is partnering with 19 community organizations to promote the strengthening of families and child safety as part of National Child Abuse Prevention Month activities in April.

Jan 31, 2018

To Prevent Child Abuse and Neglect, DHS Invests in Community Partners

Denver Human Services (DHS) is inviting community organizations in Denver to apply for up to $1,500 in mini-grant funding to host community events and programs in support of Child Abuse Prevention Month this April.

Jan 16, 2018

110 People Experiencing Homelessness Got Jobs Through Denver Day Works, City Announces Evaluation Results and Planned 2018 Expansion

The Denver Day Works program helped 110 people who were experiencing an episode of homelessness and, in most cases, living on the streets obtain permanent work during its pilot year. Building on these first-year success, the city today announced expansion plans for the program in 2018 and released the first-year achievements of the pilot and results of a recent evaluation by the University of Colorado Denver.