The agency of Human Rights & Community Partnerships is the umbrella agency for eight distinct offices that envision a unified city where capacities and partnerships have been built and leaders from city governments and all corners of our community are empowered and supported. This agency creates opportunities for innovation to take root in local government and throughout the community to impact local challenges. HRCP is the model of inclusiveness, recognizing that diverse perspectives, skills and resources strengthen the foundation for lasting solutions.

Our mission is to proactively protect human rights, build capacities, and strengthen connections that result in stronger relationships in the community through collaboration, communication and advocacy. We address issues concerning older adults, racial, ethnic and religious minorities, women and families, people with disabilities, gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender individuals, immigrants and refugees, neighborhood partnerships, and non-profit partnerships.

Featured News & Events


Oct 20, 2014

The 2014 Mayor's Diversity Awards took place on Thursday, October 9th, 2014. Ten honorees were recognized as community champions of equality and justice.

Congratulations to our award recipients!

  • To see pictures from the event click here.
  • To see video of the honorees click here.

Apr 10, 2014

Now accepting nominations for the Monte Pascoe Civic Leadership Award. 

The Monte Pascoe Award is presented, by the Mayor of Denver, to a community member who exemplifies the values of community service, leadership and civic engagement embodied by Monte Pascoe.

Mar 15, 2014

Watch the video for the 2013 Mayor's Diversity Awards.

Office News


Jan 22, 2015

DOSP invites you to our 2 exciting upcoming events!

1. Social Impact Bonds Event

2. Annual Partnerships Celebration! 

To learn more and RSVP, click HERE. 

Jan 13, 2015

On Wednesday, January 14, 2015, Jamie Torres, Deputy Director of the Agency for Human Rights & Community Partnerships and Director of the New Office on Immigrant & Refugee Affairs heads to New York City to participate in the Gateway Cities Summit: Local Implications of Executive Action.

Jan 06, 2015

The Agency for Human Rights and Community Partnerships is proud to announce that the Denver Office of Community Support has changed its name to THE DENVER OFFICE ON IMMIGRANT & REFUGEE AFFAIRS!

January 1st marks not only the beginning of a new year, but a new Office identity in our Agency!  Since 2005, we have been a committed partner in Denver’s immigrant integration pathways and in ensuring Denver remains a welcoming community to all of its residents.  It’s time our name more clearly reflected our priorities, values and goals!

Commissions News


Dec 31, 2014

On December 22, 2014, Jeffery Hoyle, Commission Chair, appeared on KGNU's radio show "Outsources" to share the work of the GLBT Commission. Listen to the full show HERE. Tune into "Outsources" on Mondays at 6pm on 88.5FM or at

Nov 14, 2014

To celebrate National Welcoming Week,  Mayor Michael B. Hancock signed a proclamation declaring September 24th, 2014 "Welcoming Denver Day". To further demonstrate Denver's commitment to a welcoming spirit, the proclamation was translated in English, Spanish, Somali, Arabic and Vietnamese. Click any of the above languages to view the proclamation.

Nov 12, 2014


OneColorado released its new report, "Transparent: The State of Transgender Health in Colorado." This report, the first of its kind on the health concerns of transgender people at the state level, highlights the unique barriers that transgender Coloradans face in getting the health care they need. Read more: