Support Team Assisted Response (STAR) Program

STAR Program staff members

Denver Public Health & Environment (DDPHE) is expanding the Support Team Assisted Response (STAR) Program, which has been piloted by the Denver Department of Safety since 2020. The STAR Program deploys Emergency Response Teams that include Emergency Medical Technicians and Behavioral Health Clinicians to engage individuals experiencing crises related to mental health issues, poverty, homelessness, and substance abuse. As the program expands, DDPHE is seeking Denver residents to join the STAR Community Advisory Committee to partner with us to ensure its long-term success.


The STAR Community Advisory Committee

The STAR Community Advisory Committee is a diverse, formally organized group of Denver residents who provide guidance and help to raise awareness and understanding of the program within the community. The Committee will be made up 15 volunteer members from across Denver and will meet monthly to track and evaluate the outcomes of the STAR program and provide input and feedback from the community. The Committee is an opportunity for Denver residents to be involved with and ensure the implementation of core community values in the STAR program.

View the STAR Community Advisory Committee announcement(PDF, 519KB) and volunteer application(PDF, 669KB).

The deadline for application submissions is Monday, July 12, 2021 at 5:00 p.m.