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Denver Human Services hosting Masquerade Ball Benefit at new Eastside Building

Denver Human Services will host the OCCASIONS BY SANDY MASQUERADE BALL as the grand opening of the new Eastside Denver Human Services Office Building located at 3815 Steele St. on Saturday, October 15, 2011 at 6pm. 

The Masquerade Ball will benefit GIVE Denver, a donation and volunteer program which provides foster children, the homeless and other families in need with basic necessities, holiday gifts and school supplies when they do not have their full needs met through our regular assistance programs. Additionally, the program connects families to community based organizations that match their needs through the help of volunteers. 

The event will include a dedication ceremony with Mayor Michael B. Hancock and Councilman Albus Brooks, dancing to live music from Phat Daddy, a light dinner from Occasions by Sandy and a silent auction featuring masks painted by residents of the Family Crisis Center, a treatment center for abused and neglected youth ages 12-17. The masks were created through the Mosaic Art Therapy Program, which helps youth heal by expressing themselves through art. Tickets for the event are available for purchase by the public at or by calling 720-944-GIVE. 

The new Eastside Human Services building was part of the 2007 Better Denver Bond program to invest in infrastructure. It will provide a wide array of service expansions to clients in the East Denver community. Services will be available to clients beginning at noon on Monday, October 3.

The Masquerade Ball is made possible by the support of generous sponsors including Occasions By Sandy, Kiewit Building Group, Suncor Energy, Phat Daddy, Cooney & Associates, The Piton Foundation, Nestle Purina, Miller Coors, KOSI 101 and Sara Karam Photography.

About Denver Human Services

Denver Human Services (DHS) provides a variety of assistance to eligible Denver residents in financial need and those in need of protection from abuse and neglect.  DHS’ major financial assistance programs include food assistance, energy assistance, child care, Temporary Aid to Needy Families (TANF), general assistance, child support enforcement, adult medical/financial assistance, and eligibility determination for Medicaid. A wide-range of protective and prevention services are also provided to vulnerable children and adults through child and adult protective services.