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It's that time of year again! The Denver Santa Claus Shop returns for another season of spreading holiday cheer to Denver residents in need. This year's shop will serve DHS clients on SNAP, TANF, Medicaid, or SSI with children 11 years and youngerages 11 and under (or born before January 1, 2006). Click here to head to the Denver Santa Claus Shop website for more information, or click the image above to download our flyer.


Formerly known as 'SNAP into Health', our outreach efforts continue to provide healthy living resources and access to benefits. Through our Community Outreach and Resource Engagement Division, Denver Human Service works with community partners to bring increased access to assistance, benefits, nutrition and other wellness services to the neighborhoods that need it most. 

Our outreach workers can help individuals connect to:

  • SNAP (food assistance)
  • Medical coverage (health iInsurance 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

Community Site Address
Denver Human Services 1200 Federal Blvd.
  3815 Steele St.
  4685 Peoria St.
VOA Motel 4855 W. Colfax Ave.
Father Woody's 1101 W. 7th Ave.
The Gathering Place  1535 High St.
Stout Street Clinic  2100 Broadway
Community Resources and Referral Center at the VA 3030 Downing St.
Samaritan House  2301 Lawrence St.
St. Francis 2323 Curtis St.
Focus Points 2501 E. 48th Ave.
Denum  1717 E. Colfax Ave.
Denver Public Library 10 W. 14th Ave. 
VOA Mission 2877 Lawrence St.
Community Re-entry Project 655 Broadway
Denver Housing Authority 1401 Mariposa St.
The Van Cise-Simonet Detention Center  490 W. Colfax Ave.


Servicios en español Dirección
Denver Human Services 1200 Federal Blvd.
  3815 Steele St.
  4685 Peoria St.
Northwest Manuel High School  1700 E. 28th Ave.
Lowry Family Center 4765 Paris St.
  4800 Telluride
Mi Casa Resource Center 360 Acoma St
Quigg Newton  4440 Navajo St.
St. Francis Center  2323 Curtis St.


Denver Human Service Kiosks  Address
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

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)



The Denver Botanic Gardens Farm Stand is back at Denver Human Services for the 2017 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 for affordable fresh food 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 throughout the season to prepare easy, healthy meals on site and provide demonstration participants with samples and recipes to make the meal at home! 

2017 Botanic Gardens Farm Stand Locations

Mondays, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m:
Denver Human Services Richard T. Castro Center (main office)
1200 Federal Blvd.
Denver, CO 80204

Wednesday, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Wellington E. Webb Municipal Office Building
201 W. Colfax Ave
Denver, CO 80202

Fridays, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m 
Denver Human Services Arie P. Taylor Municipal Center (Montbello office)
4685 Peoria St.
Denver, CO 80239

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


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, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Edificio DHS Richard T. Castro
1200 Federal Blvd.            
Denver, CO 80204

Viernes, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.                    

Oficina DHS Arie P. Taylor Montbello
4685 Peoria St.
Denver, CO 80239

Sábados, 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.                  

Union Station                                                                         
1701 Wynkoop St
Denver, CO 80202

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.

This year, SNAP recipients can get admission to the Denver Museum of Nature and Science and the Children's Museum of Denver for only $1 per person, up to 10 people! 


  • 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 and the Denver Museum of Nature and Science flyers to display, share and distribute in the community.  


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

  • SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Application Program, formally called food assistance)
  • Basic eligibility for cash and Medicaid programs
  • LEAP – Low-income Energy Assistance Program
  • PEAK – Program Eligibility Application Kit
  • Child support
  • CCAP (Childcare Assistance Program)
  • Brief overview of ACA (Affordable Care Act)
  • Connect for Health Colorado
  • Adult protection
  • Child welfare

Time: 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Location: Denver Human Services Richard T. Castro Center, 1200 Federal Blvd. 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

New training dates added! 

  • November 15
  • December 20

Time: 1-4 p.m.

Location: Denver Human Services Richard T. Castro Center — 1200 Federal Blvd. Room: 1019

Email or call 720-944-2148 to register. RSVPs are required.

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