Voter Approved Human Services building to open October 3 at 3815 Steele St.

Voter Approved Human Services building to open October 3 at 3815 Steele St.

The Denver Human Services East Office, located in the Five Points neighborhood, will close its 2855 Tremont Pl. building on September 30 and reopen at the new 2007 voter approved Better Denver Bond funded building at 3815 Steele St. on October 3 at noon. 

The new office will offer expanded services for individuals and families living in zip codes 80205, 80206, 80207, 80216 and 80218. 

At the new location, Human Services staff will provide additional services to the public including

  • Child Support
  • Housing and Eviction Assistance
  • Child Welfare and Youth Services
  • Visitation Center
  • Temporary Assistance to Needy Families
  • Family and Adult Medicaid
  • Food Assistance
  • Aid to Needy Disabled
  • Old Age Pension
  • Veteran Services
  • Quest Card Issuance

 

The Denver Office of Economic Development will provide Employment First service. The existing East location only offers food assistance, low-income energy assistance, and veterans’ services to the public. 

At 51,000 square feet, the new DHS East office is bigger than the old Five Points facility. The building sits on a 4.7 acre lot and is being built to Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold standards. It is water and energy efficient, with under floor air distribution and natural ventilation.

The architect for the new building is RNL, and Kiewit Building Group is the construction contractor.  

It will feature magnificent artwork from three local artists solicited under Art for a Better Denver. 

The East Human Services building is one of three DHS offices open to serve the public. The other two Denver Human Services offices are located at 1200 Federal Blvd. and 4685 Peoria St. 

Customers with questions about the move should call 720.944.3666. 

For details about the Eastside grand opening event and dedication ceremony, which will be held Oct.15, please visit www.denvergov.org/give

About Better Bond Denver
The City and County of Denver's $550M Better Denver Bond Program works to preserve, renovate and create amenities that touch resident’s lives – including roads, libraries, parks, recreation centers, public safety, human services, city buildings and cultural facilities. Approved by voters in 2007, the bond program is generating millions of dollars for the economy, preserving and creating jobs and making Denver a more attractive place to live, work, and invest in for the future. For more information about the Better Denver Bond Program, visit www.denvergov.org/betterdenver.

About Denver Human Services
Denver Human Services provides a variety of assistance to eligible Denver County residents in financial need and to those in need of protection from abuse and neglect.  A wide-range of protective services are provided to vulnerable children and adults, focusing first on safety, and moreover, the well being, permanence and strength of families. For more information about Denver Human Services, visitwww.denvergov.org/humanservices.


Posted on Sep 23 2011 (Archive on Oct 01 2011)
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