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Nov 02, 2017
The season of giving is underway at Denver Human Services (DHS) with the launch of the 2017 GIVE Denver Adopt-a-Family, Teen, or Senior Holiday Gift Drive. Now in its seventh year, the annual holiday gift drive pairs donors in the community with hundreds of families, teens, and seniors receiving services from DHS programs. The drive ensures holiday gifts find their way to children, families, teens, and seniors served by DHS regardless of their financial or family situation.
Oct 19, 2017
Denver Human Services (DHS) Executive Director Don Mares today released the following statement regarding the inaugural City audit of the DHS Child Welfare Division. “We take our charge as a child welfare agency to help kids impacted by abuse and neglect and to strengthen families very seriously and welcome these recommendations. That starts by increasing transparency and access to our work. As a former auditor, I am pleased to have reached an agreement with the City Auditor to allow this review which will set the bar for truly measuring our work for years to come. We agree with all the findings and recommendations of the audit.
Sep 19, 2017
More than 1300 people experiencing homelessness or at risk of becoming homeless connected to hundreds of crucial resources today at Project Homeless Connect 2017 (PHC 2017). Now in its 11th year, the annual event connects families and individuals to more than 100 service providers, employers, recruiters, and resources. For people without a steady home, accessing simple necessities can take months and require multiple trips to locations across the metro area. PHC 2017 connects participants to services and resources directly on-site, saving them time and travel costs and giving volunteers the chance to contribute meaningfully to those experiencing homelessness in our community.
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