News and Announcements

Dec 18 2014 (82 reads)
On Wednesday, December 17, 2014 the Colorado Department of Human Services released results from their file review of a sampling of non-certified kinship caregivers for counties across the state.

A non-certified kinship caregiver is a relative or person with a significant relationship to the family that has not met the same certification requirements as a foster parent or has chosen not to pursue the process. Non-certified kinship caregivers are required to pass background checks and home inspections.

Earlier this year, DHS identified inconsistencies and discrepancies in the fingerprinting process being utilized for non-certified kinship caregivers. The following are some of the items DHS has already implemented or will be implementing regarding the background check process:
Dec 10 2014 (383 reads)
The holidays often present a special challenge for those in need. While every family wants to provide holiday gifts for their child or teen, many are unable to do so because of their economic challenges. Each year, Mayor Michael B. Hancock, GIVE Denver and Denver Human Services host an Adopt-A-Family/Teen Holiday Drive to collect gifts and other donations used to ensure all of Denver’s children, teens and families enjoy the season.
Nov 18 2014 (529 reads)

At Project Homeless Connect (PHC) 14 on Monday, Nov. 17, nearly 1,000 homeless individuals and families were connected to needed services at this free event.  Read more.

Nov 14 2014 (730 reads)
The Lindsey-Flanigan Courthouse was filled with laughter, joy and a few tears today as 46 Denver children joined 33 permanent adoptive families during Denver’s 10th Annual National Adoption Day event. National Adoption Day is a day to celebrate adoptive families while raising awareness for kids still looking for permanent, loving homes. There are 39 children in the City and County of Denver who are currently awaiting permanent families.
Nov 13 2014 (163 reads)

Denver Human Services and Denver Juvenile Court are partnering for the tenth annual National Adoption Day event on Friday, November 14 from 9 a.m. until noon. A total of 46 children will be adopted into 33 families as part of Denver’s National Adoption Day event. National Adoption Day is a day to celebrate adoptive families while raising awareness for kids still looking for permanent, loving homes. There are 39 children in the City and County of Denver who are currently awaiting permanent families.

 


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