Community Network Meetings

Let's make connections! Community Network Meetings are all about connecting you - the community - to DHS, and vice-versa. These meetings give the community a chance to learn more about Denver Human Services. They also put community partners in the spotlight, giving them time to share about their own services. It gives everyone a chance to learn and grow from people, organizations, and agencies across Denver.

What You Need to Know

These meetings are hosted on Zoom. The registration link will offer you the ability to add it to your calendar.

Spanish interpretation will be provided at every meeting. A sign language interpreter, open captioning via Communication Access Realtime Translation (CART), and assistive listening devices for sound amplification provided upon request with at least a three (3) business day notice. Please contact SignLanguageServices@denvergov.org. For additional public accommodation requests/concerns, please contact DisabilityAccess@denvergov.org.

If you would like to be a speaker, or have specific questions for any of the topics below please contact Kathy.CrusanFord@denvergov.org. Speakers and topics are solidified 6 weeks in advance.


2022 Meeting Calendar

Date

Topic

Agenda

Registration/  Recording

Feb. 4
9 a.m. - 11 a.m.

DHS Updates and Mini-Training: Community Grants

Learn about the various ways to access DHS services including our Document Runner program, PEAK app and Community Sites. Then hear about DHS’s 2022 Community Grant Program and best practices for writing and winning a city grant.

February Meeting Recording

Mar. 4
9 a.m. - 11 a.m.

Reintegration

Resources

Hear from Community Partners that provide reintegration support, legal counsel, and more for the justice involved.

March Meeting Recording

Apr. 1
9 a.m. - 11 a.m.

Violence Prevention

We will be highlighting Child Abuse Prevention Month as well as hearing from community partners about Domestic and Youth Violence resources and prevention services.

April Meeting Recording 

May 6
9 a.m. - 11 a.m.

DHS Updates and Mini-Training: SNAP, TANF, CCAP and other acronyms

Attend this mini-training where we will be diving into three of our programs: SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, formerly known as food stamps), TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, otherwise known as Colorado Works) and CCAP (Child Care Assistance Program)

May Meeting Recording

June 3
9 a.m. - 11 a.m.

Mental Health

Hear from Community Partners about how they serve the Mental Health needs of diverse populations through various modalities.

Take some time for yourself through our Guided Meditation and self-care check in for social change makers.

June Meeting Recording (please allow 1 minute to load after clicking play)

July 8
9 a.m. - 11 a.m.

Immigrant and Refugee Resources

Hear from Community Partners about resources for our immigrant and refugee neighbors. We will be highlighting legal resources, health and food resources for our undocumented community, and more!

July Meeting Recording

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Aug. 5
9 a.m. - 11 a.m.

DHS Updates and Mini-Training: Health and General Assistance

Tune in to get a mini-training on Medicaid, General Assistance, and more!

August Meeting Recording

Passcode:
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Sept. 9
9 a.m. - 11 a.m.

Caring for our youth and Older Adults

For the first half we will hear from community partners about youth programming, youth employment, etc.

Following, we will hear from community partners assisting our older adult populations with resources and services.

September Meeting Recording

Passcode: &C=D^z0c

Oct. 7
9 a.m. - 11 a.m.

Housing and Homelessness

We will hear from Community Partners and City Agencies alike about the resources and services available for maintaining housing and shelters for those experiencing homelessness.

Register online for the October meeting

Nov. 4
9 a.m. - 11 a.m.

DHS Updates and Holiday Resources

We will be showcasing the various Holiday Resources that will be taking place across the city.

Register online for the November meeting

Dec. 2
9 a.m. - 11 a.m.

Supportive Services & End of the Year Announcements

Hear more about Supportive Services, and programs like LEAP (Low-income Energy Assistance Program), GIVE Center, Digital Resources and more

Register online for the December meeting