Community Conversations to Guide DHS Engagement and Response

Published on March 12, 2021

A newly released Community Conversations report(PDF, 969KB) from Denver Human Services (DHS) provides insights on feedback from residents and community partners which will guide an action plan to better engage and serve those who need help.


A year ago, through Human Together: Denver Human Services Strategic Framework, The DHS Community Impact team embarked on leading an intentional approach to learning the needs of our dynamic Denver community. Through this work, we partnered closely with the community and led a series of virtual community conversations, which included four stakeholder sessions and five neighborhood sessions in Montbello, Westwood, Capitol Hill, Windsor, and College View. 


The Community Conversations report(PDF, 969KB) provides details and synthesis of the community’s input, which will inform an action plan. The report is not intended to be the end goal of our work. Rather, it serves as a follow-up on our promise to act upon the feedback we heard from the community and takes the first step in an intentional and iterative plan for community engagement for DHS.


The report has been shared with community partners, who are encouraged to use it in their work and to be involved with DHS as we evolve our action plan. 


For more information on the report or the efforts of our Community Impact team, please reach out to Katie Ziegler or Annalise Yahne.


The report is also available in Spanish(PDF, 987KB).

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