Promoting strong families in our communities is an important part of preventing child abuse and neglect before it ever occurs. If your organization has activities or events scheduled that promote family strength, resiliency, and support, we'd love to partner with you!
We offer support for events that promote one or more of the Five Protective Factors: Parental Resilience, Knowledge of Parenting and Child Development, Concrete Support in Times of Need, Social and Emotional Competence of Children, and Social Connections. Some examples of our past community partnerships:
Muslim Family Services sponsored a discussion of raising Muslim children in the US, led by a panel of mothers, fathers, and youth.
Denver Dream Center hosted a Community Block Party that focused on themes of "You Matter," "Speak Up," and "Be a Friend."
The Laboratory to Combat Human Trafficking informed foster parents and child placement workers about issues surrounding human trafficking.
Former foster youth participated in an essay contest and recording session sponsored by Families Forward Resource Center.
Tell Us About Your Event
Write a short (500 words or less) narrative about the event or activity you'd like our help with.
Send It to Us
Return the application and narrative to us by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or mail: Denver Human Services, Attn: Vincent Rivera, Contracting Services, 1200 Federal Blvd., 4th floor, Denver, CO 80204-3221.
If you need assistance or have additional questions, call us at 720-944-2134.
The Strengthening Families Through Community Partnerships program supports eligible events in Denver communities by:
You can apply as an individual or as an organization, as long as the event strengthens families in a Denver community by offering support and not for personal gain.
To be eligible for this funding, the event take place within the City and County of Denver, must be directed toward parents and caregivers, and capture, educate, provide awareness, or support one or more of the Five Protective Factors:
Some ideas for events that might support the Five Protective Factors and be eligible for this funding:
Please note that requests involving alcoholic beverages, tobacco or tobacco products, and/or marijuana products will not be considered.
We love to work with youth and young adults, but we do require an adult to be responsible for the event.
There are three primary pieces of information we need from you to get started:
In addition, if your event is selected, we'll ask that you let us know the number of attendees. If you feel it's appropriate, we can help promote and report on the event, which means we'd need a signed media release form which we'll provide upon request.
You do not have to be a non-profit or have a 501c3 tax status to apply. We encourage all organizations, including non-profits, faith-based organizations, community centers, recreation centers, and youth groups and organizations to apply and partner with us.
No, the physical location of your business does not have to be in Denver County. However, the event for which you are requesting support will need to be held in Denver for Denver residents. Our preference is to support organizations and businesses that operate and serve Denver residents.
No. Strengthening Families Through Community Partnerships is designed to support organized community events for Denver residents.
Outside Denver: 720-913-1311
TTY Service: 720-913-8479