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Denver Parent Advocates Lending Support (DPALS) is a prevention program of Denver Human Services that leverages the power of peer-to-peer mentoring as a way to further support parents and families who are currently involved with the child welfare system.

The DPALS provide other parents with mentorship, encouragement, outreach and connections to resources that help parents make the changes needed to meet their children’s needs - and ultimately move towards reunification and/or appropriate alternate permanent homes for children.


  • DPALS help maintain connections between parents and children by observing and advocating for children and family rights.
  • DPALS provide a sense of hope and inspiration through encouragement, outreach, and connecting parents with resources
  • DPALS support families by attending VOICES meetings, court, treatment, recovery, or other gatherings with the parent

How to be Assigned a DPAL for Support

To be assigned a DPAL for support you must have an open case within the Denver child welfare system. After that, you can:

  1. Contact your caseworker and request to be assigned a DPAL
  2. Send your request to (we will contact you directly)
  3. Call the DPALS office line at 720-944-6330 and request that a DPALS contacts you

How to Become a DPAL

The first step to becoming a DPAL is to attend an open house. 

For more information about times, dates and locations, email or call the DPALS office line at 720-944-6330.


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