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Denver Human Service's SNAP into Health program is teaming up with community partners to bring increased access to healthcare, nutrition and beyond to neighborhoods who need it most. The program's wrap-around service approach serves community needs including healthy living, increased access to healthcare and financial independence. 

SNAP into Health is working to make healthy food more accessible to your family, while connecting you to many more sustainable services. Please visit our outreach team to learn more about Snap Into Health and to get connected to a variety of services. 

Outreach Workers can help you connect to:

  • SNAP (Food Assistance)
  • Medical Coverage (Health Insurance Offered through Connect for Health Colorado, Medicaid, CHP+)
  • Financial Coaching (how to pay down debt, reach your financial goals, save for college and retirement, tax planning and much more)
  • Cooking Classes
  • Fresh Produce and Food
  • Recreation Centers
  • Much More!
Community Site  Address  Days/Hours
 Denver Human Services 1200 Federal Blvd. Monday - Friday:
8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

 Denver Human Services 3815 Steele St.  Monday - Friday:
8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

 Denver Human Services 4685 Peoria St.  Monday - Friday:
8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

 VOA Motel 4855 W. Colfax Ave.  Monday - Thursday:
6:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Friday:
6:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

 Father Woody's 1101 W. 7th Ave.  Thursday:
8 a.m. - 1 p.m.
 The Gathering Place  1535 High St.  Monday - Friday:
7 a.m. - 2 p.m.

 Stout Street Clinic 2100 Broadway Monday:
8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Tuesday & Thursday:
8 a.m. - Noon
Wednesday's:
Noon - 4 p.m.

 Community Resources
& Referral Center at the VA
3030 Downing St.  Wednesday:
8 - 11 a.m.

 Samaritan House 2301 Lawrence St. Monday - Friday:
8 a.m. - 1 p.m.

 St. Francis 2323 Curtis St.   Monday:
7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Tuesday & Thursday:
7:30 - 11:30 a.m.

 Focus Points 2501 E. 48th Ave.  Wednesday:
10:30 - 11:30 a.m.(application pick up only)
1st Tuesday Month:
1:45 - 3 p.m.
3rd Wednesday Month:
1:45 - 3 p.m.

 Denum  1717 E. Colfax Ave.  2nd Friday:
10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

 Denver Public Library 10 W. 14th Ave.  Thursday:
10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

 VOA Mission 2877 Lawrence St.  Monday & Wednesday:
7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.

 Community Re-entry Project 655 Broadway 3rd Friday Month:
7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.

 Denver Housing Authority 1401 Mariposa St.  Tuesday:
12:30 - 4 p.m.

 The Van Cise-Simonet
Detention Center
490 W. Colfax Ave.  Monday - Friday:
8 a.m. - 4 p.m.


     
Spanish Speaking Services
Available At:
   
 Denver Human Services 1200 Federal Blvd. 
3815 Steele St. 
4685 Peoria St. 
Mon - Friday:
8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

 Northwest Manuel High School 1700 E. 28th Ave.  Wednesday:
Noon - 4 p.m.

 Lowry Family Center 4765 Paris St.  Monday:
8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

 Lowry Family Center 4800 Telluride Thursday:
8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

 Mi Casa Resource Center 360 Acoma St 3rd Tuesday of each month:
5 - 8 p.m.
 Quigg Newton 4440 Navajo St.  Monday - Friday:
8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

 St. Francis Center 2323 Curtis St.  Tuesday & Thursday:
8 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

 

 

A Form of Identification (One of the following for each person applying):
  • Birth Certificate
  • Drivers license 
  • Work or school identification card 
  • Health benefits identifications card
  • Voter registration card

Residency Forms (All applicable documents):

  • Rental agreement of mortgage statement, showing your address
  • Utility bills- telephone, electricity, gas, oil, water, sewage, garbage

Immigration Status (Only for those applying not born in the U.S.):

  • Immigration or Naturalization papers (NOT required if you are applying for your children who were born in the U.S.)

Earned Income (One of the items listed below):

  • Pay Stubs
  • Statement from employer as to gross wages
  • Income tax forms
  • Self-employment bookkeeping records
     

Unearned Income:

  • Bank statements (bank statement showing direct deposits) 
  • Child support documents (such as a court order or cancelled checks)
  • Unemployment compensation documents
  • Pension documents
  • Social Security letters and/or other documents
  • Veteran's assistance letters and/or other documents
  • Supplemental Security Income letters
  • Child care expense documents (such as cancelled checks)
  • Alimony letter
  • Retirement
     

Medical Expense forms (any that are applicable) :

  • Medical bills that you pay (if 60 years or older, or disabled)

Want to skip a trip to the DHS office? You can now apply, recertify or update your information faster with the new DHS kiosks! 

Kiosks locations: 

  • Denver Housing Authority - 1401 Mariposa Street, Denver, 80204
  • Denver Rescue Mission: The Crossing - 6090 Smith Road, Denver, 80216
  • Volunteers of America - 2877 Lawrence Street, Denver, 80205
  • Volunteers of America: Veteran Service Center - 1247 Santa Fe Drive, Denver, 80204

The Denver Botanic Gardens Farm Stand is back at Denver Human Services for the 2016 season!

Stop by weekly from June - October for fresh produce, picked daily at Denver Botanic Gardens! With discounts including Double Bucks, recipients of SNAP benefits (food assistance) can shop affordably at the Farm Stand. More information on Double Bucks can be found here. The Farm Stands also accept cash, check or card. 

Cooking Matters will join Denver Botanic Gardens Farm Stand weekly at each location to prepare easy, healthy meals on site and provide demonstration participants with samples and recipes to make the meal at home! 

Interested in a FREE course about how to prepare and shop for healthy, low cost meals? Read here for more information on Cooking Matter's adult cooking course. (Child care provided on site.) 
 

2016 Botanic Gardens Farm Stand Locations

  • Mondays, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m:
    Castro - DHS Main Office
    1200 Federal Blvd.
    Denver, CO 80204

  • Fridays, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m 
    DHS Montbello Office
    4685 Peoria St.
    Denver, CO 80239

  • Saturdays, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m
    Union Station
    1701 Wynkoop St.
    Denver, CO 80202

Download a complete map of Denver Farmer's Markets here.


Llegan las grandes ofertas de frutas y verduras frescas y locales

Servicios Humanos de Denver (DHS) y los Jardines Botánicos de Denver abrieron hoy sus puestos de alimentos frescos de granja en DHS. Cada semana hasta octubre, frutas y verduras frescas cultivadas en los Jardines Botánicos de Denver y de Chatfield estarán disponibles en las oficinas de DHS en Sun Valley y en Montbello en ciertos días específicos y a precios reducidos.

Todos pueden aprovechar estas ofertas de alimentos locales y frescos en las oficinas de DHS y los sábados en el puesto de granjeros en la Union Station. Las personas que usen las tarjetas de comidas de SNAP recibirán el descuento “Double Bucks”, es decir, recibirán el doble de comida por el mismo precio.

Los Puestos de Granjeros operarán hasta octubre en estos días y lugares:

  • Luenes
    10 a.m. – 1 p.m.                    
    Edificio DHS Richard T. Castro,
    1200 Federal Blvd.  
             
  • Viernes                    
    10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
    Oficina DHS Arie P. Taylor Montbello
    4685 Peoria St.
  • Sábados

    9 a.m. – 2 p.m.                
    Union Station                                                                         

 

DHS y los Jardines Botánicos iniciaron este proyecto conjunto en 2014 en las oficinas centrales de DHS en Federal Boulevard. En 2015, se distribuyeron más de 5500 libras de productos frescos a la comunidad por medio de este programa.

Este año, DHS también está trabajando con Cooking Matters para proveer clases interactivas de cocina y nutrición en DHS Castro y en los puestos en Montebello. Cooking Matters ayuda a las familias a hacer presupuestos para comprar alimentos y cocinar comidas saludables como parte de la campaña “Ningún Niño con Hambre” de Share Our Strength.

Los puestos de comidas frescas estarán abiertos de junio a octubre.

Living paycheck to paycheck? We can help. Denver's Financial Empowerment Center delivers FREE financial coaching in English and Spanish. Trained coaches work with you one-on-one to help you build a budget that will make your money go further. The coaches can also help you build a plan to pay down debt or improve your credit. 

To meet with a financial coach, call 720-944-2498 or email fec@mpoweredcolorado.org

Starting January 2015, SNAP recipients get admission to the Children's Museum of Denver for only $1 per person, up to 10 people! 

Children's Museum of Denver 
2121 Children's Museum Drive
Denver 80211
(Located just off I-25 and on bus route #10)

303-433-9444
www.mychildsmuseum.org 

Details: 

  • Just show your EBT card for entry. 
  • This program is valid for SNAP recipients in all Colorado counties. 
  • Cannot pay admission fee with EBT card, must use cash, debit or credit card. 
  • All adults must be accompanied by a child. 

Download the Children's Museum flyer to display, share and distribute in the community. 

 

 

Healthy Recipes

Grocery Store Money Saving Tips

Using coupons and looking for the best price are great ways to save money at the grocery store. Knowing how to find them is the first step to cutting costs on food. Here are a few resources to help you save money at the grocery store!

Denver Human Services welcomes advocates and providers that help people apply for assistance services to attend our Navigator training's. The Navigator trainings include the following:

  • “SNAP” Supplemental Nutrition Application Program (formally called food assistance)
  • Basic eligibility for Cash and Medicaid programs
  • LEAP –energy assistance program
  • PEAK-program eligibility application kit
  • Child support
  • CCAP (Childcare assistance program)
  • Brief overview of ACA (Affordable care act)
  • Connect for Health
  • Adult Protection
  • Child Welfare

Time: 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Location: Castro Human Services Building, 1200 Federal Blvd. in room 1019

2017 Training Dates

  • January 27
  • February 24
  • March 24
  • April 28
  • May 26
  • June 23
  • July 28
  • August 25
  • September 22
  • October 27
  • November 17
  • December 15
     

Please RSVP to kathy.crusan-ford@denvergov.org or call 720-944-2148.

Did you know households with children under 6 are more likely to experience food insecurity than other household types, according to the Maternal and Child Health Journal? There are many studies that show how food assistance helps children, families and seniors thrive. To learn more, visit:

 

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Useful Phone Numbers

Child Abuse Hotline
Statewide: 1-844-CO-4-Kids (264-5437)
or in Denver: 720-944-3000
 
Adult Protection Hotline
720-944-2994 
 
DHS Customer Service
720-944-3666

 

Colorado Relay/TDD
711

Child Support Services
720-944-2960
Childsupportservices@denvergov.org

Foster Care
720-944-4000

GIVE Denver
720-944-GIVE (4483)

Denver City & County Information
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