Project: Elevate draws on the strengths of both the City and County of Denver and the Empowerment Program to create an environment that supports the safety, health, and well being of the participants it serves. One of it’s most unique features is the emphasis on staff who have lived experiences and identities that mirror those of the participants it serves. Project: Elevate’s staff includes people who are multi-lingual, people of color, formerly incarcerated people, people who changed substance misuse, and women.
Metrics for Success
Project: Elevate proudly emphasizes the success of it's participants. Care managers work closely with participants individually to help create, work toward, and achieve goals. The definition of success includes traditional metrics such as program completion and recidivism.
These metrics include things like achieving goals related to employment, financial independence, safe housing, supportive peer communities, establishing healthy adult relationships, re-connection with children, overcoming previous challenges with substance misuse, and overcoming challenges with mental health.
Project: Elevate is committed to using evidence based practices which draw from a broad array of academic research. Practices within the facility are frequently evaluated to assure that best practices are used to craft individual care plans and interventions.
Project: Elevate emphasizes the importance of community partnerships in the services it provides. It has numerous community partners that provide services from experts within the local community. Community partners are frequently delivering services onsite, as well as creating welcoming spaces for Project: Elevate participants in their primary service locations.